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INKLING: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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INKLING: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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Learn all about INKLING in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) in this Fighter guide; including rating, unlock condition, Super Moves & Final Smashes, featured move tips and more!

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INKLING - Rating & Overview

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INKLING - Fighter Rating

Rating
A
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INKLING - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
NewSplatoon

Character Origin & Backstory

Inkling first appeared in Splatoon released in 2015. Inklings can change between human form and squid form. They battle by using weapons that shoot ink to cover the ground and walls.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

In the Splatoon series, Inklings cover the ground and walls in ink, and then swim through that ink as a squid. But if they fall into water, the ink in their bodies will diffuse and they'll disolve.

INKLING - How to Unlock

3 Unlock Methods Available

3 Unlock Methods Available

There are in total, 3 ways of unlocking / adding new character to your roster in SSBU. By completing either one of these condition will unlock these Fighter to be used in Smash Mode and Classic Mode.

Game ModeCondition
World of LightWorld of LightNintendo Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeUnlocked by Clearing 1 Games with SAMUS
Smash ModeSmash ModeNo.5 to Unlock
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INKLING - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

INKLING - Featured Video

Refilling Ink

Shield and press the special-move button to refill your ink tank. If you're totally empty, you can use neutral special or down special on the ground to refill your ink tank.

Running Out of Ink

When you don't have enough ink, special moves and smash attacks will become less effective. Replenish ink by holding down the special-move button while shielding.

Cover Opponents with Ink with Down Smash

A down smash attack that splashes ink left and right with a Slosher. It's very effective at covering opponents with ink.

INKLING - All Move Sets

Killer Wail - Final Smash

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Killer Wail
The Inkling sets up the Killer Wail, which fires a sonic blast. The beam damages and launches anyone caught in its path. The angle can be adjusted up or down. You can also move away from the beam and attack on your own.

Super Move List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
1.5%[Splattershot]
Shoots a stream of ink. Tilting up or down adjusts the angle of the attack.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
13.2%[Splat Roller]
Pushes the Splat Roller, buring any opponents hit by it. Tilting left or right changes the direction.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
9.6%[Super Jump]
Transforms into a squid and jumps straight up. Tilting left or right can change the angle a little.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
13.0%[Splat Bomb]
Throws as Splat Bomb, which explodes when it hits or after time passes. Holding the button tosses it farther.

Smash Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.
*Value in brackets shows damage results when fully charged.

ControlDamageEffect
Side Smash16.9%
(23.5%)
Inkling brings out a giant paint brush and swings it in front of them.
Up Smash23.7%
(31.9%)
Inkling summons a bazooka and sends a shot upwards.
Down Smash15.5%
(21.0%)
Inkling throws splotches of paint on each of their sides with a paint bucket.

Normal Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Normal Attack12.4%
Normal Attack22.4%
Normal Attack38.5%

Tilt Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack10.8%
Up Tilt Attack7.2%
Down Tilt Attack10.8%
Dash Attack9.6%

Jump Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Jump Attack8.4%
Jump Front Attack12.0%
Jump Back Attack12.0%
Jump Up Attack13.2%
Jump Down Attack14.4%

Throw Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.5%
Front Throw4.4%
Back Throw3.6%
Up Throw8.4%
Down Throw10.8%

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