During a recent Nintendo interview, Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami addressed various questions regarding Octolings and the Octo Expansion DLC in general. One of the questions asked why Octolings are effected negatively by water – and the answer may surprise you. Read on below to see what Nogami had to say about this particular topic:
The concept behind these creatures is that they evolved to be able to transform, and at one point in that evolutionary process they lost the ability to live in the water. The Octolings evolved in the same way that the Inklings did, like their skin is a little too thin for the water now – that’s why they can transform – but just like the Inklings they can’t swim in water anymore.