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Wisp imitating Inkwell, Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Type of Octopus villager Inkwell ocp03
Artwork of Inkwell the Octopus
Species Personality Gender
Octopus Jock Male
Birthday June 2nd Gemini
Favorite saying "A sucker is born every minute."
Catchphrase "splat"
Clothing Black Anchor Tee
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
 tinta va
 tinta va

Inkwell is a jock octopus villager 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. 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, big sister, 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.

Villager information[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

A sucker is born every minute.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 2 Gemini Jock splat
Default clothing Black Anchor Tee NLWa Model.png Black Anchor Tee
Default umbrella Flame Umbrella HHD Icon.png Flame Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Only child
Skill Defending territory
Goal Squid
Halloween fear Mummy Mask HHD Icon.png Mummy Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls


In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Inkwell's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Inkwell's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Splatoon Tower  Splatoon Spawn Point
 Modern Table  Squid Bumper (x4)
 Super Sea Snail  Splattershot
Wall:  Ink-Splattered Wall
Floor:  Ink-Splattered Floor
Music:  K.K. Adventure [nb 1]


NLWa RV Exterior Splatoon.png
RV of Inkwell NLWa.jpg
Description: A Splatoon superfan, Inkwell's decided to leave his past behind and create a new identity as a squid. It'd be going better if his eight legs weren't so obvious.
Splatoon Spawn Point NLWa Model.png Splatoon Spawn Point Splatoon Tower NLWa Model.png Splatoon Tower
Splattershot NLWa Model.png Splattershot Squid Bumper NLWa Model.png Squid Bumper (x2)
Super Sea Snail NLWa Model.png Super Sea Snail
Wallpaper: Ink-Splattered Wall NLWa.png Ink-Splattered Wall
Floor: Ink-Splattered Floor NLWa.png Ink-Splattered Floor
Music: K.K. Adventure (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Adventure



  • Alongside Viché and Cece, Inkwell is the only villager designed after a character from another Nintendo franchise that is not directly named after said character.

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."

See also[edit]


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