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General Information
Universe Splatoon
Aliases Squid kid
Classification Inkuringu sapiens
Homeworld Earth
Environment Inkopolis
Intelligence Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-Based
Biological Information
Lifespan Over 100 years
Locomotion Squid: Jet propulsion
Humanoid: Bipedal locomotion
Distinctive Features Can shift between humanoid and squid form at will
Eye Color Varies
Skin Color Varies between orange, blue, green, lime green, purple, turquoise, yellow, and pink
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Blooper (possibly)
Related Species Bloopers
Cultural Information
Language(s) Inkling language
Capital City Inkopolis
Sociocultral characteristics
Members Agent 3
Cap'n Cuttlefish
The Squid Sisters (Callie and Marie)
Scientific Taxonomy
Domain Eukaryota (Multicellular organisms)
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Subkingdom Eumetazoa (Complex life)
Infrakingdom Bilateria (Animals with bilateral symmetry)
Superphylum Lophotrochozoa (Animals which possess a lophophore)
Phylum Mollusca (Mollusks)
Class Cephalopoda (Cephalopods)
Subclass Coleoidea (Soft-bodied cephalopodsCuttlefish, octopuses, and squid)
Superorder Decapodiformes (Squid)
Order Blooperida (Bloopers)
Family Inkuringidae (Parker Green, 2020)
Genus Inkuringu (Parker Green, 2020)
Species I. sapiens (Parker Green, 2020)
Other Information
First Sighting In-Universe: Mollusk Era
Real Life: May 28, 2015
Last Sighting Current

Inklings are a species of squid that can shift between molluscan and humanoid form.


They came about after the extinction of humanity caused by the sea level rising.


In their squid form, they appear as normal squids with a mask like marking around their eyes, as a humanoid they resemble a human with tentacles for hair, fins in place of ears, and the same markings. The color of their ink depends on that of their tentacles. Strangely, they use weapons to blast ink, instead of their bodies, possibly meaning their ink sacs only serve the purpose of reloading their weapons. Despite being gill-breathers, they are able to get oxygen from the air like humans, enabling them to breathe it. Strangely water seems to be lethal to them, as they dissolve in it.


They live very human-like lives, and also enjoy playing "turf war" games, in which teams of different colors compete to cover an entire field in their teams' ink. Their sworn enemies are the Octarians, a tentacle-like species of octopus.