- For fighter info, see Inkling (SSBU)
Inklings are the main protagonists of the Splatoon series. They are customizable characters who possess the ability to "splatter" ink and transform into squids to swim through the ink.
Inklings evolved from squids after rising sea levels killed off the human race. They possess the sentience of humans, but lack bones. They frequently clash with another species known as Octarians.
Meet the Inklings, a mysterious race of beings that can transform into squid at will! They like to octopi their time with frantic, multicolored turf wars, and they won’t miss out on any oppor-tuna-ty to get to the top. And we wouldn’t go so far as to call them cod’s gift to fashion, but check out that fresh style!
- Splatoon (05/2015)
As a playable character
The Inklings appear as unlockable playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and were revealed in the game's first teaser trailer during the Nintendo Direct on March 8, 2018. Both the male and female Inklings are available.