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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
Spikey
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
Octoling
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
Djoctavio
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
from the game's files
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
Octoling girl and boy
Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡ 2,828 8,524 1,414 4,262 1,414 4,262 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
Orange Squid
Inkling Squid ★★★ Up Special ↑ Splatoon Summon with cores from Blooper, Huey, and any Support core
1,028
judd
Judd ★★★★ ⬢⬢⬢ Double Final Smash Splatoon
(Artwork: Splatoon 2)
Summon with cores from Judge, Meowth, any Neutral core, and any Support core
1,029
from the game's files
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
Pearl & Marina Spirit
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
Annie and Moe
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
from the game's files
Jelonzo Water/Freezing Resist ↑ Splatoon •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
1,035
Crustysean
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
from the game's files
Flow ★★ Back Shield Equipped Splatoon 2 Summon with cores from Shop Assistant and Madame Couture
1,038
Jelfonzo
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
from the game's files
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
zzapfish
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
Great Zapfish
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
from the game's files
Octoling Octopus ★★ Ray Gun Equipped Splatoon
(Artwork: 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
from the game's files
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
from the game's files
Li'l Judd •Tiny Mr. Game & Watch MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
Inkling InklingHeadYellowSSBU.pngInklingHeadCyanSSBU.png
Attack
9,100 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy favors side specials Now or Never! (Splatfest Version) - Splatoon 2 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Tiny Mr. Game & Watch and Li'l Judd are both tiny-sized characters who hold flags.
  • The Inkling minions references the different teams in the multiplayer battles that Li'l Judd judges.
  • The stage features Li'l Judd as a background character.
  • The stage and music represent Li'l Judd's appearance in Splatoon 2.
  • Mr. Game & Watch's favored Judge references how Li'l Judd judges the winner of a Splatoon multiplayer battle.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type references how Li'l Judd will likely raise the flag for the opposing team, depending on the outcome of the multiplayer matches.
  • This spirit is purchasable at Beedle's Tent, a shop that sells spirits related to living creatures, referencing how Li'l Judd is a cat.
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 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Squid Sisters appear as the Assist Trophy enemy.
  • The Inkling Team references the Squid Sisters' fanbase.
  • The stage's night setting references Splatfest, a nightly event the Squid Sisters host.
  • The music represents one of the songs the Squid Sisters' Assist Trophy sings.
  • The Easy to Launch rule references the Squid Sisters' Assist Trophy effect in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where screen and blast zones will zoom in, making it easier to KO fighters.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type references the Squid Sister's roles as the player's mentors in Splatoon's Hero Mode after Cap'n Cuttlefish is kidnapped.
1,031
Pearl & Marina Spirit
Off the Hook Inkling InklingHeadPurpleSSBU.pngInklingHeadPinkSSBU.png
Shield
9,700 Moray Towers (Ω form) •Assist Trophy Enemies (Squid Sisters) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Ebb & Flow Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The purple and pink Inklings each represent Pearl and Marina, members of the pop idol duo, Off the Hook.
  • The stage references Off the Hook's appearance in Splatoon 2
  • The music represents one of the songs performed by Off the Hook.
  • The Squid Sisters Assist Trophy enemy references how Off the Hook are another musical duo like the Squid Sisters are.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type references how Off the Hook replaces the Squid Sisters' roles as hosts for the Splatfests and supporters of the opposing teams in Splatoon 2.
1,032
SSBU spirit Sheldon.png
Sheldon Inkling Team 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 Inklings references how the Inklings' weapons are constructed by Sheldon.
  • The stage and music represent Sheldon's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Shooting Type items reference Sheldon's fascination with weapons.
  • The battle condition references how Sheldon spends his time upgrading and modifying the weapons that the Inklings use.
1,033
Annie and Moe
Annie Peach PeachHeadFireSSBU.png
Shield
3,600 Moray Towers N/A •The enemy is easily distracted by items Kraken Up Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Peach wears a crown, referencing how Annie is the owner of her headgear shop, Cooler Heads.
  • The stage and music represent Annie's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Bunny Hood, Lip's Stick, Ramblin' Evil Mushroom items, when used, appear on the players' heads, referencing the headgears sold at Cooler Heads.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Undamaged Attack ↑ ability reference how headgears sold at Cooler Heads can give players a unique advantageous effect.
1,034
from the game's files
Jelonzo Inkling InklingHeadCyanSSBU.pngInklingHeadPurpleSSBU.png
Shield
2,500 Saffron City (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Poison Floor •The floor is poisonous Seaskape Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The two Inklings reference how Jelonzo is 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.
  • The music references Jelonzo's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Poison Floor hazard references how real-life jellyfish feature stinging tentacles which contain venom.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type references how Jelonzo sells shirts and jackets which gives players a unique advantageous effect.
  • This spirit's Water/Freezing Resist ↑ ability references how Jelonzo is often seen on dry land and not in water.
1,035
Crustysean
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 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The yellow Inking and Crusty Sean both wear 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 references how the Crust Bucket can sell food and drinks in exchange for tickets.
  • The Move Speed ↑ rule and the first battle condition reference how tickets can give players a different bonus, including raising the chance of increasing run speed on gear.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Stats ↑ after Eating ability further reference how the tickets sold at Crust Bucket can give players a different bonus.
1,038
Jelfonzo
Jelfonzo •Clear Squirtle SquirtleHeadRedSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Saffron City N/A •The enemy is invisible Don't Slip Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Squirtle and Jelfonzo are both based on aquatic creatures.
  • The Clear Squirtle references how many species of jellyfish are so transparent, they are nearly invisible.
  • 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.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Bunny Hood Equipped ability reference how Jelfonzo sells clothes which gives players a unique advantageous effect.
1,039
from the game's files
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 Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Pac-Man and Bisk are both mostly yellow with large, prominent eyes.
  • 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 Move Speed ↑ rule and battle conditions reference how Shella Fresh sells shoes with a variety of abilities, including increased power and increased speed.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Foot Attack ↑ ability further reference the shoes sold at Shella Fresh.
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! Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Morton and Murch both share tough personalities and a black-and-white color scheme.
  • The stage references Inkopolis Square, an area in Inkopolis where Murch can be found.
  • The Unira item references how Murch is an anthropomorphic sea urchin.
  • The Attack Power ↑ and Move Speed ↑ rules reference how Murch can tweak the player's gear to use in online battles.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Support type and Weapon Resist ↑ ability further 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 Vince's Hat references Cap'n Cuttlefish's hat and beard, and the Skull Kid's Outfit references Cap'n Cuttlefish's ragged clothes.
  • The stage references Octo Valley, the hub world of Splatoon's Hero Mode where Cap'n Cuttlefish is featured.
  • The music references the final boss battle in Splatoon's Hero Mode where Cap'n Cuttlefish breaks free from King Octo when the music plays. The music also references how Cap'n Cuttlefish is the grandfather of the Squid Sisters, who sing the song.
  • The Ray Gun item resembles the Splattershot Jr., the player's Main Shooter weapon in the Splatoon series.
1,042
Octoling
Octoling Inkling Team InklingHeadPinkSSBU.png×4 (75 HP)
Shield
4,000 Midgar (Battlefield form) •Item: Shooting Types Stamina battle
•The enemy favors neutral specials
Octoweaponry
  • The Inkling Team references how the Octolings are the Octarian counterparts to Inklings in Splatoon's Hero Mode.
  • The stage references the underground locales of Splatoon's Hero Mode where the Octolings reside.
  • The music represents 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 Inkling'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
zzapfish
Zapfish Pichu Team PichuHeadSpikySSBU.png×4
Shield
2,500 Prism Tower (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Zap Floor •The floor is electrified Octoweaponry Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • Pichu and the Zapfish are both small electrical creatures
  • The Pichu Team references how the Zapfish are found at the end of each level in the Splatoon series' Hero Modes.
  • The stage references how Prism Tower resembles Inkopolis Tower where the Zapfish is used as the main power source.
  • The music references how the Zapfish was kidnapped and stolen by the Octarians in the Splatoon series' Hero Modes.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Electric Attack ↑ ability references how the Zapfish produce a powerful electrical current.
  • In World of Light, defeating the Great Zapfish's spirit in the Power Plant map is required to obtain this spirit, referencing the player's goal in the Splatoon series' Hero Modes to rescue the Zapfish from captivity at the end of each level.
1,046
Great Zapfish
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) Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The Giant Pikachu and the Great Zapfish are both large electrical creatures
  • The stage references how Prism Tower resembles Inkopolis Tower where the Great Zapfish is used as the main power source.
  • The music references the Great Zapfish's debut in Splatoon.
  • The Zap Floor hazard references how the Great Zapfish produces a powerful electrical current.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Giant rule references how the Great Zapfish is an older, massive variant of the smaller Zapfish.
  • In World of Light, defeating the Great Zapfish's spirit is required to power up the Power Plant, referencing the end of Splatoon's Hero Modes where the player must rescue the Great Zapfish in order to restore power to Inkopolis.
1,047
Octoling girl and boy
Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy Inkling InklingHeadPinkSSBU.pngInklingHeadIndigoSSBU.png
Attack
9,400 Midgar (hazards off) N/A •The enemy's special moves have increased power Undertow
  • The Inklings each represent the Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy, the Octarian counterparts to the Inklings.
  • 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
from the game's files
Octoling Octopus Greninja Team GreninjaHeadPinkSSBU.png×4
Shield
3,900 Moray Towers N/A •Timed battle (2:00) Octoweaponry Spirit Battle inspiration:
  • The smaller-than-normal Greninja and the Octoling Octopus are both tiny aquatic characters who use liquid-based attacks.
  • The stage features pink-colored ink, referencing the Octoling Octopus's pink color scheme.
  • The stage and music represent the Octoling Octopus's debut in Splatoon.
  • The music references the song performed by Turquoise October, the assumed Octarian band heard only in Splatoon, to which the Octoling Octopus belongs as a sub-species.
  • The timed battle condition 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.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Ray Gun Equipped ability references the shooting gameplay mechanic of the Splatoon series.
  • In World of Light, the Octoling Octopus's spirit is located on Dharkon's side on The Final Battle map while Starly is featured across from it on Dharkon's side, referencing how characters are both pink-colored sea creatures with the Octolong Octopus initially seen as an enemy.

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

Trivia[edit]

  • The Octobot King is the first spirit to reuse artwork from another spirit, that being the spirit's unenhanced form, DJ Octavio.