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|Species Origin||Humanoid Squids|
|Weapon(s)||Ink, various ink-based weapons|
|Vulnerable To||Ink (opponents variations);Water|
|First Appearance||Splatoon (2015)|
|Latest Appearance||Splatoon 2(2017)|
| Cap'n Cuttlefish|
Squid Sisters (Callie and Marie)
Off the Hook (Pearl)
The Inklings are the main playable characters of the 2015 shooter game Splatoon. The orange Inkling, commonly known by fans as Ika, is the most popular one, being one of the few that support official artwork. While they can be of either gender, a large portion of the ones seen in Splatoon are female, and are usually indicated as such. They have the ability to transform into squids and swim within ink.
An Inkling's humanoid form is made out of liquid, and, as such, they are unable to keep a solid form when submerged within water. Additionally, humanoid Inklings resemble regular squids in a number of different ways, including their teeth and the number of limbs they possess.
The Inklings are fairly competitive, as they are known for their large ink battles that have them covering the terrain with their colours. Little else about their personalities are known, though it is suspected that they are quite playful when squids.
Super Smash Bros. Fusion
An Inkling appears in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Fusion as an Assist Trophy. After spawning in, the Inkling girl will run around shooting ink at her summoner's opponents. This ink does little damage, but has the ability to slow down opponents. Additionally, she will also turn into a squid herself, and occasionally headbutt people, which does a fair amount of knockback. Various Inklings also appear on the Industrial Complex stage, where they both act as stage hazards and appear in the background.
The Inkling is a playable character in this game, with both male and female forms available through palette swap. Inkling is available from the start.
Almost all of Inkling's attacks have at least a little range to them. By crouching, they can transform into a squid, allowing them to perform a move similar to crawling. Below are the Inkling's Specials...
- Standard Special: Splat Charger. For this attack, the Inkling shoots a stream of paint from a Splat Charger. This attack can be briefly charged to increase the power.
- Up Special: Splat Roller. The Inkling uses a Splat Roller and rushes upwards. Good recovery, but weak damage.
- Side Special: Inkzooka. The Inkling takes out an Inkzooka and fires a large blob of paint from it. Powerful, but has considerable starting and ending lag.
- Down Special: Splat Bomb. The Inkling throws out a Splat Bomb that explodes after some time.
- Final Smash: Inkstrike! The Inkling turns into a squid and jumps forwards to catch enemies, attacks captured foes at all angles and then calls for a tornado of paint to land a final blow.
The Inkling also plays a role in the game's Adventure Mode, accompanying Marth and later Mega Man as they descend an icy mountain.
Both Inkling Boy and Girl are playable in The Hunger Games: Smash Edition The Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl are also playable.
The female Inkling is one of the default characters in the game.
Other Media Appearances
|An amiibo figure of Inkling Girl exists! For more info about these amiibo, see this page.|
|An amiibo figure of Inkling Boy exists! For more info about these amiibo, see this page.|
|An amiibo figure of Inkling Squid exists! For more info about these amiibo, see this page.|