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List of spirits (Splatoon series)

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The following is the list of the spirits from the Splatoon series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Primary Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Origin Game Acquisition
1,036
SSBU spirit Spyke.png
Spyke
Shield
★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 1,500 6,005 705 2,822 795 3,183 No Effect Splatoon Summon with cores from Big Urchin and Unira
1,042
SSBU spirit Octoling.png
Octoling
Shield
★★ 1,843 7,415 1,106 4,449 737 2,966 No Effect Splatoon •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
1,043
SSBU spirit DJ Octavio.png
DJ Octavio
Neutral
★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 1,506 6,029 700 2,803 806 3,226 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Splatoon Summon with cores from Octoling, Octorok, and any Neutral core
1,044
SSBU spirit Octobot King.png
Octobot King
Neutral
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 3,277 9,835 1,381 4,144 1,654 4,963 Made of Metal Splatoon •Enhance the DJ Octavio spirit
1,047
SSBU spirit Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy.png
Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡ 2,828 8524 1,414 4262 1,414 4262 No Effect Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion •Battle via World of Light (The Dark Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
•Scan the Octoling Boy amiibo or Octoling Girl amiibo

Support Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Origin Game Acquisition
1,027
SSBU spirit Inkling Squid.png
Inkling Squid ★★★ Up Special ↑ Splatoon Summon with cores from Blooper, Huey, and any Support core
1,028
SSBU spirit Judd.png
Judd ★★★★ ⬢⬢⬢ Double Final Smash Splatoon
(Artwork: Splatoon 2)
Summon with cores from Judge, Meowth, any Neutral core, and any Support core
1,029
SSBU spirit Li'l Judd.png
Li'l Judd ★★★ ⬢⬢ Chance of Double Final Smash Splatoon 2 •Purchase at Beedle's Tent for 4000SP
•Battle via Spirit Board
1,030
SSBU spirit Squid Sisters.png
Squid Sisters ★★★★ ⬢⬢ Fast Final Smash Meter Splatoon Summon with cores from Blooper, Meloetta (Aria Forme), and Ouendan Cheerleaders
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Scan the Callie amiibo or Marie amiibo
1,031
SSBU spirit Off the Hook.png
Off the Hook ★★★ Undamaged Attack & Speed ↑ Splatoon 2 •Battle via World of Light (Mysterious Dimension)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
•Scan the Marina amiibo or Pearl amiibo
1,033
SSBU spirit Annie.png
Annie ★★ Undamaged Attack ↑ Splatoon •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
1,034
SSBU spirit Jelonzo.png
Jelonzo Water/Freezing Resist ↑ Splatoon •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
1,035
SSBU spirit Crusty Sean.png
Crusty Sean ★★ Stats ↑ after Eating Splatoon
(Artwork: Splatoon 2)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
1,037
SSBU spirit Flow.png
Flow ★★ Back Shield Equipped Splatoon 2 Summon with cores from Shop Assistant and Madame Couture
1,038
SSBU spirit Jelfonzo.png
Jelfonzo Bunny Hood Equipped Splatoon 2 •Complete Challenge (Spirit Board): Get 3000SP (Spirit Points).
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
1,039
SSBU spirit Bisk.png
Bisk Foot Attack ↑ Splatoon 2 •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
1,040
SSBU spirit Murch.png
Murch ★★ ⬢⬢ Weapon Resist ↑ Splatoon 2 •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
1,045
SSBU spirit Zapfish.png
Zapfish Electric Attack ↑ Splatoon •Defeat the Power Plant boss (Great Zapfish) in World of Light
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
1,046
SSBU spirit Great Zapfish.png
Great Zapfish ★★★ ⬢⬢ Giant Splatoon •Battle via World of Light (Power Plant)
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
1,048
SSBU spirit Octoling Octopus.png
Octoling Octopus ★★ Ray Gun Equipped Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion •Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Dark)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
•Scan the Octoling Octopus amiibo
1,049
SSBU spirit Super Sea Snail.png
Super Sea Snail Unira Equipped Splatoon
(Artwork: Splatoon 2)
•Purchase at Timmy and Tommy's for 500SP

Master Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Facility Origin Game Acquisition Music
1,032
SSBU spirit Sheldon.png
Sheldon Shopping (Sheldon's Place) Splatoon
(Artwork: Splatoon 2)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm) Kraken Up
1,041
SSBU spirit Cap'n Cuttlefish.png
Cap'n Cuttlefish Dojo (Land Style) Splatoon •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm) Muck Warfare

Fighter Spirits[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name Origin Game Acquisition
1,025
SSBU spirit Inkling (Girl).png
Inkling SSBU.png
Inkling (Girl) Splatoon •Complete Classic Mode with Inkling
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Inkling)
1,026
SSBU spirit Inkling (Boy).png
Inkling-Alt1 SSBU.png
Inkling (Boy) Splatoon •Complete Challenge (Smash): As Inkling, bury a Lv. 9 CPU into the ground 3 times with the side special, Splat Roller.
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Inkling)

Spirit Battles[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
1,029
SSBU spirit Li'l Judd.png
Li'l Judd •Tiny Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
Inkling (×2) (InklingHeadYellowSSBU.pngInklingHeadCyanSSBU.png)
Attack
9,100 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy favors side specials Now or Never! (Splatfest Version) - Splatoon 2
  • The Tiny Mr. Game & Watch puppet fighter's favored Judge references Li'l Judd, a tiny cat character who judges the winner of a Splatoon multplayer battle by raising a flag for the winning team.
  • The stage and music represent Li'l Judd's appearance in Splatoon 2. The stage also references Li'l Judd appearing as a background character.
  • The Inkling minion fighters references the different teams in the multiplayer battles that Li'l Judd judges.
1,030
SSBU spirit Squid Sisters.png
Squid Sisters Inkling Team InklingHeadPinkSSBU.png (×4)
Attack
13,700 Moray Towers (night) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Squid Sisters)
•Easy to Launch
•You are easy to launch
•Hostile assist trophies will appear
Ink Me Up
  • With the Squid Sister appearing as the Assist Trophy enemy, the Inkling Team likely references the Squid Sisters' fanbase.
  • The stage and music represents the Squid Sisters' debut in Splatoon. The stage's night setting references Splatfest, a nightly event the Squid Sisters host, while the music references one of the songs the Squid Sisters' Assist Trophy sings.
  • This spirit battle references the Squid Sisters' Assist Trophy effect in Smash where the Inkling puppet fighters will try to launch the player out of the screen as it zooms in on the Squid Sisters.
1,031
SSBU spirit Off the Hook.png
Off the Hook Inkling (×2) (InklingHeadPurpleSSBU.pngInklingHeadPinkSSBU.png)
Shield
9,700 Moray Towers (Ω form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Squid Sisters) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Ebb & Flow
  • The purple and pink Inkling puppet fighters each represent Pearl and Marina, members of the pop idol duo, Off the Hook, with the pink puppet fighter's darker skin tone references Marina's dark skin tone.
  • The stage and music reference Off the Hook's appearance in Splatoon 2, with the music representing one of the songs performed by Off the Hook.
  • The Squid Sisters Assist Trophy enemy references Off the Hook's status as a pop idol duo in Splatoon 2.
1,032
SSBU spirit Sheldon.png
Sheldon Inkling Team (×4) (InklingHeadCyanSSBU.pngInklingHeadYellowSSBU.pngInklingHeadGreenSSBU.pngInklingHeadPinkSSBU.png)
Neutral
8,000 Moray Towers (Battlefield form) •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy's ranged weapons have increased power Seaskape
  • The Inkling puppet fighters references the Inklings' weapons being constructed by Sheldon.
  • The stage and music represent Sheldon's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Shooting Type item and battle condition reference Sheldon's fascination with weapons and spends his time upgrading and modifying the weapons that the Inklings use.
1,033
SSBU spirit Annie.png
Annie Peach PeachHeadFireSSBU.png
Shield
3,600 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy is easily distracted by items Kraken Up
  • The Peach puppet fighter wears a crown, referencing Annie being the shopkeeper and owner of her headgear shop, Cool Heads.
  • The stage and music represent Annie's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Bunny Hood, Ramblin' Evil Mushroom, and Lip's Stick enabled in this spirit battle references the headgears Annie sells at Cool Heads, as the items appear on the players' heads when used.
1,034
SSBU spirit Jelonzo.png
Jelonzo Inkling (×2) (InklingHeadCyanSSBU.pngInklingHeadPurpleSSBU.png)
Shield
2,500 Saffron City (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Poison Floor •The floor is poisonous Seaskape
  • The cyan and purple Inkling puppet fighters reference Jelonzo's cyan-and-purple color scheme. The puppet fighters also reference Jelonzo being one of two jellyfish in Splatoon who can communicate with Inklings.
  • The stage references Booyah Base, a mall in Inkopolis where Jelonzo's shop, Jelly Fresh is located.
  • Though while Jelonzo has never demonstrated poisonous attacks, the Poison Floor hazard references real-life jellyfish with stinging tentacles that contain venom.
1,035
SSBU spirit Crusty Sean.png
Crusty Sean Inkling InklingHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
3,600 Saffron City •Move Speed ↑
•Item: Food
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•All fighters have increased move speed after a little while
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Rip Entry
  • The Inkling puppet fighter references both the puppet fighter's yellow coloration and Crusty Sean featuring shoes with a similar black-and-yellow color scheme.
  • The stage references Inkopolis Square, an area in Inkopolis where Sean's food truck, the Crust Bucket is located.
  • The music references Crusty Sean's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Food item and the Move Speed ↑ rule and battle condition reference the Crust Bucket's function to sell food and drinks in exchange for tickets which gives a player a different bonus, including raising the chance of increasing run speed on gear.
1,038
SSBU spirit Jelfonzo.png
Jelfonzo •Clear Squirtle SquirtleHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Saffron City N/A •The enemy is invisible Don't Slip
  • The Squirtle puppet fighter references both Squirtle and Jelfonzo being based on aquatic creatures. The puppet fighter's color scheme referenes Jelonzo's color scheme.
  • The stage represents Galleria, an area in Inkopolis where Jelfonzo's clothing shop, the Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe is located.
  • The music references Jelfonzo's appearance in Splatoon 2.
  • The puppet fighter is invisible, likely referencing many species of jellyfish being so transparent, they are nearly invisible.
1,039
SSBU spirit Bisk.png
Bisk Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Saffron City •Move Speed ↑ •The enemy's kicks and knee strikes have increased power
•The enemy has increased move speed after a little while
Endolphin Surge
  • The Pac-Man puppet fighter represents Bisk, a yellow-colored spider crab.
  • The stage references Inkopolis Square, an area in Inkopolis where Bisk's shop, Shella Fresh is located.
  • The music references Bisk's appearance in Splatoon 2.
  • The battle conditions reference Shella Fresh being a shoe store in Splatoon 2 where the shoes sold there have a variety of abilities, including increased power and increased speed.
1,040
SSBU spirit Murch.png
Murch Morton BowserJrHeadMortonSSBU.png
Attack
3,700 Saffron City •Attack Power ↑
•Move Speed ↑
•Item: Unira
•The enemy has increased move speed
•The enemy has increased attack power after a little while
Inkoming!
  • The Morton puppet fighter references both Morton and Murch having tough personalities. The puppet fighter's black-and-white color scheme references the black-and-white color scheme of Murch's shirt.
  • The stage references Inkopolis Square, an area in Inkopolis where Murch can be found.
  • The Unira item represents Murch being an anthropomorphic sea urchin.
  • The Attack Power ↑ and Move Speed ↑ rules reference Murch's ability to tweak the abilities of the player's gear.
1,041
SSBU spirit Cap'n Cuttlefish.png
Cap'n Cuttlefish Mii Brawler MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png (Moveset 1323, Vince's Hat, Skull Kid's Outfit, Low Voice Type 12)
Neutral
3,300 Mushroom Kingdom U (Rock-Candy Mines) •Item: Ray Gun •The enemy's ranged weapons have increased power
•The enemy has increased move speed
Calamari Inkantation
  • The Mii Brawler's costume represents Cap'n Cuttlefish, the grandfather of the Squid Sisters who guides the player in the Splatoon series.
  • The stage references Octo Valley, the hub world of Splatoon's Hero Mode where Cap'n Cuttlefish spends most of his time.
  • The music represents the final battle in Splatoon's Hero Mode where Cap'n Cuttlefish is kidnapped by King Octo but breaks free and dances during the battle's second half when the music plays.
1,042
SSBU spirit Octoling.png
Octoling Inkling Team InklingHeadPinkSSBU.png (75 HP) (×4)
Shield
4,000 Midgar (Battlefield form) •Item: Shooting Types Stamina battle
•The enemy favors neutral specials
Octoweaponry
  • The Inkling puppet fighters references the Octolings being the Octarian equivalent to Inklings in Splatoon's Hero Mode. The puppet fighter's pink coloration references the Octoling being depicted as female and the pink coloration of the Octoling's tentacle-like hair.
  • The stage references the underground locales of Splatoon's Hero Mode where the Octolings reside.
  • The music references the song performed by Turquoise October, the assumed Octarian band heard only in Splatoon, to which the Octolings belong as a sub-species.
  • The Shooting Type items and the puppet's favored Splattershot reference a typical Splatoon multiplayer battle where the player uses different types of shooting weapons to cover the battlefield in ink.
1,045
SSBU spirit Zapfish.png
Zapfish Pichu Team PichuHeadSpikySSBU.png (×4)
Shield
2,500 Prism Tower (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified Octoweaponry
  • The Pichu puppet fighters references both Pichu and the Zapfish being small electric-based characters who share a similar size and yellow-and-black color scheme. The number of puppet fighers references the Zapfish being the focus of the end of every level in the Splatoon series' Hero Modes.
  • The music references the Zapfish being kidnapped and stolen by the Octarians in the Splatoon series' Hero Modes.
  • The stage and Zap Floor hazard reference the Inkopolis Tower where the Zapfish is used as the main power source of Inkopolis.
1,046
SSBU spirit Great Zapfish.png
Great Zapfish •Giant Pikachu PikachuHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
9,800 Prism Tower (Ω form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified
•The enemy's electric attacks have increased power
•The enemy is giant
Splattack! (Remix)
  • The Giant Pikachu puppet fighter represents the Great Zapfish, a massive variant of the smaller Zapfish.
  • Similar to the battle with the Zapfish, the stage and Zap Floor hazard represents Inkopolis Tower where the Great Zapfish resides and acts as the main power source of Inkopolis. This is also referenced by the giant generator in the Power Plant where the Great Zapfish's spirit is located.
1,047
SSBU spirit Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy.png
Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy Inkling (×2) (InklingHeadPinkSSBU.pngInklingHeadIndigoSSBU.png)
Attack
9,400 Midgar (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's special moves have increased power Undertow
  • The Inkling puppet fighters each represents the Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy, with both puppet fighters' black outfits referencing the black coloration of the Octoling Girl and Boy's outfits. The pink Inkling puppet fighter also references the pink coloration of the Octoling Girl's tentacle-like hair.
  • Similar to the battle with the Octolings, the stage references the underground locales of Splatoon's Hero Mode and Octo Expansion where the Octolings reside.
  • The music references the Octoling GIrl & Octoling Boy's appearance in Splatoon 2.
1,048
SSBU spirit Octoling Octopus.png
Octoling Octopus Greninja Team GreninjaHeadPinkSSBU.png (×4)
Shield
3,900 Moray Towers N/A •Timed battle (2:00) Octoweaponry
  • The Greninja puppet fighter references both Greninja and the Octoling Octopus being aquatic characters who utilizes liquid-based attacks. The puppet fighters are smaller than their normal size, referencing the Octoling Octopus's small size.
  • The stage references the Octoling Octopus's debut in Splatoon. The stage also features pink-colored ink, referencing the Octoling Octopus's pink color scheme.
  • The music references the song performed by Turquoise October, the assumed Octarian band heard only in Splatoon, to which the Octoling Octopus belong as a sub-species.
  • The timed battle condition likely references the Turf Wars where the opposing teams must cover the majority of the battlefield with their color-coded ink before the timer runs out. Interestingly, the Turf Wars has a three minute time limit while this spirit battle only has two minutes.

Series Order[edit]

Number Name Series
1,025 Inkling (Girl) Splatoon Series
1,026 Inkling (Boy)
1,027 Inkling Squid
1,028 Judd
1,029 Li'l Judd
1,030 Squid Sisters
1,031 Off the Hook
1,032 Sheldon
1,033 Annie
1,034 Jelonzo
1,035 Crusty Sean
1,036 Spyke
1,037 Flow
1,038 Jelfonzo
1,039 Bisk
1,040 Murch
1,041 Cap'n Cuttlefish
1,042 Octoling
1,043 DJ Octavio
1,044 Octobot King
1,045 Zapfish
1,046 Great Zapfish
1,047 Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy
1,048 Octoling Octopus
1,049 Super Sea Snail