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

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
Umbrella Flame umbrella
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 スミダクン[nb 1]
 멍무리[nb 2]
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. His birthday is the same date Splatoon introduced the Ranked Battle feature in an update. Inkwell's name refers to the ink that octopuses produce, a major gameplay element in Splatoon. Likewise, his Japanese name contains sumi, "ink." His catchphrase, "splat," is a common word heard throughout Splatoon. His favorite saying includes a pun on sucker, a reference to the suckers on the tentacles of his species.

Inkwell can only move to the player's town if either the Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, or Inkling Squid amiibo is scanned and he is invited to move in from the campground. He cannot be asked to move in from another player's town or campground.



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]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Inkwell's skill of "defending territory" is a reference to Splatoon gameplay, which typically involves capturing and defending territory in game modes such as Turf War and Splat Zones. His goal of "squid" is a reference to the two competing factions in the first Splatoon game: Octolings, the antagonistic faction that can transform into octopuses, and Inklings, the more peaceful faction who can transform into squids. Inkwell's species as an octopus represents being an Octoling, and his goal of "squid" represents wanting to become an Inkling, as confirmed in his RV description.

A sucker is born every minute.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 2 Gemini Jock splat
Default clothing Black Anchor Tee NL Model.png Black anchor tee
Default umbrella Flame Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.png Mummy mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls


In Welcome amiibo[edit]



Inkwell's RV shares its colors with Cece and Viché's.

Exterior of Inkwell's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Inkwell's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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.
Wall:  Ink-Splattered Wall
Floor:  Ink-Splattered Floor
Music: K.K. Adventure NL Texture.png K.K. Adventure

Inkwell's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo



  • 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.
  • Inkwell shares his birthday with Lucy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スミダクン
Mr. Sumida (a Japanese surname), also sumi means "ink"

Korean 멍무리

German Klecks From Klecks meaning a (usually small) shapeless mass of liquid

European Spanish Tintelio From tinta, the Spanish word for "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]


  1. Sumidakun
  2. Meongmuri
  3. Does not contain a stereo initially
  4. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.