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King Salmonids (Cohozuna) Guide - How To Defeat & Appearance Conditions
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King Salmonids (Cohozuna) Guide - How To Defeat & Appearance Conditions

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King Salmonids is a boss in Splatoon 3. Learn more about Cohozuna, how to defeat the King Salmonid and Boss Salmonids in the Salmon Run Wave event plus their rewards in this guide.。

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King Salmonids Appearance Conditions

How To Summon King Salmonids
Accumulate Salmometer by clearing works
King Salmonids appear with a high probability after clearing wave 3.
The higher the Salmometer, the higher the probability of appearance.
King Salmonids may appear even if the gauge is not full.
Gauge reset after the appearance of King Salmonids, regardless of victory or defeat.

Salmometer Increases With Each Clearing

Salmometer increases with each work cleared. The current accumulated Salmometer can be checked at any time from the upper right corner of the Lobby.

Appears With Probability After Clearing Wave 3

After the wave is cleared, and the water level at the time of the third wave is taken over to begin the King Salmonids combat, King Salmonids arrive with a high likelihood. Be careful not to take too much damage and be surrounded by enemies, especially during high tide, when the range of movement is limited.

The More King Salmonids Appear The Higher The Gauge

The higher the Salmometer, the higher the probability of King Salmonids appearing after clearing. King Salmonids do not appear only when the gauge is full, but sometimes King Salmonids appear even when the gauge is half full.

Gauge Will Be Reset After The King Salmonids

The gauge is reset after the King Salmonids regardless of victory or defeat, and the gauge is built up again by clearing the work in preparation for the King Salmonids challenge.

How To Defeat King Salmonids

How To Defeat King Salmonids
King Salmonids battle is 100 seconds + Weapons change at start
Number of specials used reset to 1
Defeat Boss Salmonids and obtain Golden Eggs
└Power Egg Cannon can be used by consuming Golden Eggs
Power Egg Cannon is the main firepower for King Salmonids
└ Normal attacks do little damage.
King Salmonids attacks are powerful, so stand at a distance
Clear the screen by cutting off the red gauge at the top of the screen!
Boss Salmonids Guide

King Salmonids Battle Is 100 Seconds + Weapons Change At Start

The King Salmonid battle will change weapons as well as the 1/2/3 wave changeover, so make sure you know your weapons! Also, since the time limit is only 100 seconds, it is important to understand the necessary strategy to attack King Salmonid.

Special Attacks Reset To One

At the start of the battle, the number of useable special attacks is reset to one. Since the special attacks accumulate overtime, there is no need to save up for the battle against King Salmonid. You may use the special attacks in the 3rd wave to secure clearing the final wave before the boss, so use it as much as possible.

The Power Egg Cannon Deals The Most Damage To King Salmonids

King Salmonids are highly resistant to basic attacks from main weapons while the Power Egg Cannon generated by consuming Golden Eggs produces the most significant source of damage against it. Ideally, when using special attacks on Boss Salmonids, the King Salmonids should also be included in the attack, since special attacks can do some damage.

Prioritize Defeating The Boss Salmonids And Obtaining Golden Eggs

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Boss Salmonids appear at the same time as the King Salmonids. Aim to get Golden Eggs first by defeating the Boss Salmonids.

Attack As Far Away From King Salmonids As Possible

King Salmonids have powerful attacks, so make sure to fight at a safe distance as much as possible to avoid getting too much damage. Even if you have close-range weapons, it is important to attack the Boss Salmonid with the main Weapons or by using special attacks → Attack with the Power Egg Cannon from a long distance.

King Salmonids Drop Reward

Scales Are Obtained According To The Damage Inflicted

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As a reward, scales can be obtained according to the damage inflicted on King Salmonids. You can still get scales even if you fail to defeat King Salmonids, so do not give up and keep attacking until the end.

Scales Can Be Exchanged For Jumpsuits

Scales obtained can be exchanged for Jumpsuits and other items at the Grizzco Industries counter. There are also limited Splashtags, so be sure to do the King Salmonids challenge repeatedly and aim for exchanges.

Main Items That Can Be Exchanged For Scales

  • Jumpsuit
  • Decorations
  • Sticker Decoration
  • Splashtag

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