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.

Character description

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.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

While the Inklings never appeared physically, they can be obtained as trophies after purchasing DLC. Inkling Mii Fighter Costumes were also added as DLC for the Mii Gunner.

Trophy Description


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)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a playable character

Main article: Inkling (SSBU)

Artwork of the female Inkling for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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.

Playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series
Introduced in Super Smash Bros. Captain Falcon  · Donkey Kong  · Fox McCloud  · Jigglypuff  · Kirby  · Link  · Luigi  · Mario  · Ness  · Pikachu  · Samus Aran  · Yoshi
Introduced in Melee Bowser  · Dr. Mario  · Falco Lombardi  · Ganondorf  · Ice Climbers  · Marth  · Mewtwo  · Mr. Game & Watch  · Princess Peach  · Pichu  · Roy  · Sheik  · Young Link  · Princess Zelda
Introduced in Brawl Diddy Kong  · Ike  · King Dedede  · Lucario  · Lucas  · Meta Knight  · Captain Olimar  · Pit  · Pokémon Trainer (Charizard  · Ivysaur  · Squirtle)  · R.O.B.  · Solid Snake  · Sonic the Hedgehog  · Toon Link  · Wario  · Wolf O'Donnell  · Zero Suit Samus
Introduced in 3DS/Wii U Alph  · Bayonetta  · Bowser Jr. / Koopalings  · Cloud Strife  · Corrin  · Dark Pit  · Duck Hunt  · Greninja  · Little Mac  · Lucina  · Mega Man  · Mii Fighters  · Pac-Man  · Palutena  · Robin  · Rosalina  · Ryu  · Shulk  · Villager  · Wii Fit Trainer
Introduced in Ultimate Banjo & Kazooie  · Byleth  · Chrom  · Dark Samus  · Daisy  · Heroes  · Incineroar  · Inklings  · Isabelle  · Joker  · Kazuya Mishima  · Ken Masters  · King K. Rool  · Min Min  · Piranha Plant  · Pyra and Mythra  · Richter Belmont  · Ridley  · Sephiroth  · Simon Belmont  · Sora  · Steve and Alex / Zombie and Enderman  · Terry Bogard