Inkling (インクリング, Inkling) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although the default form is female, both male and female forms of this character are playable. They were the first character suggested to appear in the then-unnamed Ultimate in its first teaser trailer at the end of the March 8th, 2018 Nintendo Direct, and officially announced as a newcomer alongside Daisy and Ridley in Ultimate's E3 2018 trailer released on June 12th, 2018. Inkling is classified as fighter #64.
Yuki Tsujii voices both genders of Inkling, via voice clips from Splatoon.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Inkling must then be defeated on Moray Towers.
Full hop damage numbers are shown. Hover over the percentage numbers for short hop damage numbers (as aerial attacks performed during a short hop have a 0.85x damage multiplier).
Lands with a splash of ink in her squid form before transforming back, then flaps her arms excitedly before drawing her Splattershot. This is the Inkling's entrance animation from Octo Valley in Splatoon.
Classic Mode: An Inkredible Journey
Inkling fights fighters with differently colored alternate costumes, referencing the concept of Turf War from the Splatoon games.
Note: Every stage until Round 6 plays a track from the Splatoon universe, no matter what universe it originates from. The boss battle against Marx also plays Calamari Inkantation instead of his standard boss theme.
Role in World of Light
The Inklings (both female and male) were among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.
During the opening cutscene, the Inklings were present when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. They decided to each hide in a puddle of their own ink; however, this proved ineffective when the beams of light destroyed the cliff they were on. Both were then placed under Galeem's imprisonment alongside the rest of the fighters, except for Kirby.
All of the Inkling's alternate costumes feature wearable gear that can be found in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. Each of the costumes has a different Ink color, which matches the color of their hair.
Character Showcase Video
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