A Flooder
Species Origin Machine
Weapon(s) Ink
Vulnerable To None
First Appearance Splatoon (2015)
Flooders are giant machines on stilts and wheels that patrol and, akin to their name, flood areas by raining nonstop Octarian ink underneath them. When they spot an Inkling, these machines will give chase.

It is extremely dangerous for Inklings to simply walk underneath them, so they need to be avoided at all costs. However, Inklings are able to safely walk on top of them and even ink their surface.

Appearance and behavior

Flooders can be described as metal circular platforms with a dark green base, supported by high stilted legs with wheels, so they can simultaneously spread ink and move around. They have two circular lights for eyes and a small mouth. While the lights are used to detect intruders, the mouth seems to be purely for decoration. They can move their "face" around to face the same direction as they're heading to.

Sometimes, an Octarian, usually an Octotrooper, is hitching a ride on a Flooder, but the Flooder may also carry a crate containing Power Eggs, or a Launchpad.

Flooders usually patrol a special area full of Octarian ink and many maze-like paths. They cannot leave this area, so even when they spot an Inkling, the Inkling can still get away. Flooders can only move in a straight line and can only turn 90 degrees. They typically halt to change direction when they either got the opportunity to do that or simply have no other choice. They choose their direction almost randomly.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
"octo-dozer," a combination tako (octopus) and bulldozer

Splatoon series
Splatoon 2: Inkvasion | Splatoon 3 | Splatoon X | Splatoon: Artistic Onslaught | Spla2n | Splatoon: Ink Wars | Splatoon: Code Angkor | Splatoon: Event Inkdown | Splatoon: L.A.N.O.X
Species Inkling | Octarian | Jellyfish | Zapfish | Salmonid
Protagonists and Allies Agent 3 | Agent 4 | Agent 8 | Judd | Li'l Judd | Cap'n Cuttlefish | Squid Sisters (Callie | Marie) | Annie and Moe | Jelonzo | Crusty Sean | Sheldon | Spyke | Great Zapfish | Off the Hook (Pearl | Marina) | Flow | Jelfonzo | Bisk | Murch | C. Q. Cumber | Iso Padre | Diana | Nathan
Antagonists and Enemies DJ Octavio | Octostomp | Octonozzle | Octowhirl | Octomaw | Octo Oven | Octo Samurai | Octo Shower | Octoling (Elite) | Octotrooper (Shielded | Octodiver) | Twintacle Octotrooper | Octoball | Octocopter | Octobomber | Octostriker | Octosniper | Octostamp (DX) | Octohurler | Octoseeker | Octozeppelin | Octoballer | Octocommander | Tentakook | Octopod | Squee-G (Giant) | Flooder | Chum | Smallfry | Cohock | Snatcher | Steelhead | Flyfish | Steel Eel | Maws | Stinger | Drizzler | Scrapper | Griller | Goldie | Mothership | Commander Tartar
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