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OctopusSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Inkwell ocp03
Inkwell NL.png
Species Personality Gender
Octopus Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png Jock Male
Birthday June 2nd Gemini
Quote "A sucker is born every minute."
Catchphrase "splat"
Clothing Black Anchor Tee
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese スミダクン
Korean 멍무리
Italian Polpotto
German Klecks

Simplified Chinese N/A
French Pigmento
Spanish Tintelio
Dutch N/A

Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Pigmento
Latin American Spanish Tintelio
Russian N/A

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ガチで
Korean Unknown
Italian Unknown
German splat

Simplified Chinese N/A
French splat
Spanish Unknown
Dutch N/A

Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French splat
Latin American Spanish Unknown
Russian N/A

Inkwell is a jock octopus villager from the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Inkwell references Splatoon, and is one of several villagers introduced in the Welcome amiibo update that references other Nintendo franchises. Inkwell can be brought into the player's campground and invited to join the village by scanning any Inkling Girl, Boy or Squid amiibo.

His name refers to the ink that octopuses produce, a major gameplay element in Splatoon. Likewise, his Japanese name contains sumi, "ink".



Inkwell's design is based on an Inkling squid from Splatoon and may also be a reference to the Octolings of Splatoon 2, which had yet to be released at the time of the Welcome amiibo update. He is an orange octopus with dark orange stripes on the back of his head and tentacles. The bottom of his tentacles are white. His eyes are right next to each other, almost making him appear as having one large eye with two pupils. He has a large brow and the underside of his eyes has a thick, dark outline.


Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

Inkwell is a jock villager, which means that he will enjoy sports and exercising. He will get along with peppy, sisterly, cranky and other jock villagers, but will conflict with lazy villagers' laid-back lifestyle. He also may have trouble getting along with snooty villagers as well.


In New Leaf[edit]

Inkwell's Pic WA Texture.png A sucker is born every minute.
Siblings Only child
Skill Defending territory
Goal Squid
Fear Mummy Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Cute
Type Blue mountain
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls


Inkwell's house is Splatoon-themed, including a Splatoon tower and Splatoon spawn point, four squid bumpers, and a modern table on which he has a Super Sea Snail and a Splattershot. He also has the ink-splattered wall and floor.



  • Alongside Louie, Viché, and Cece, Inkwell is the only villager designed after a character from another Nintendo franchise that is not directly named after said character.
  • Inkwell's coloring matches the original orange ink from Splatoon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スミダクン

Korean 멍무리

German Klecks -

European Spanish Tintelio From tinta spanish word to ink

European French Pigmento From the word pigment

Italian Polpotto Portmanteau of polpo, "octopus", and otto, "eight". It could also be loosely translated as "little octopus".