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The Salmonids (シャケ Shake?, Salmon) are a species of fish creatures who are the main antagonists and enemies in the Salmon Run mode, introduced in Splatoon 2. The ink color that associates with Salmonids is green.

Appearance

Like Octarians, an appearance of a Salmonid varies between what type, including a Boss Salmonid. Basically, they resemble real-life salmon, but have big, green, googly eyes, big mouths with crooked teeth and have huge fins and an orange mohawk.

History

Salmonids were recently sighted along the irradiated waters outside Inkopolis, having participated on their Salmon Runs in every 70 years. They can swim freely in the water (which instead splats Inklings) and can walk on land. They are also known for collecting resources for their society.

Salmonids also tend to be aggressive and warlike. They also use frying pans as their weapons, likely passed down from humans.

Types of Salmonids

Lesser Salmonids

Boss Salmonids

Boss Salmonids require skill and strategy to defeat them. When defeated, they drop Golden Eggs, which you need to collect to add enough to the basket and meet your quota in each wave.

Trivia

  • The Salmonids are based on the salmon fish, which are native to the North Atlantic and the shores of the Northern Pacific Ocean. A species of salmon, known as the huchen (HOO-ken, HOO-hen), exists in the Danube river basin of Eastern Europe.
  • There is a Splatoon 2 art posted on twitter themed on the new year for 2019. It says "Have a great 2020".
    • But, the reflection it shows in the water says "S.O.S.", and each letter has a word in it showing the acronym for S.O.S. : "Save our Salmonoids".
  • In the events of Splatoon 3, Salmonids seem to be domesticated further proving Splatoon 3 is a triquel.

Gallery

Gameplay Sprite Images

Chum, Smallfry, and Cohock, three of the different kinds of Salmonids

Manual

Lesser Salmonids

Boss Salmonids

External Links

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