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Pearl Was Originally Going To Be An Octoling In Splatoon 2

The official Splatoon 2 artbook reveals a slew of interesting information on the origin of the popular Nintendo Switch title. One such tidbit is related to Off the Hook member Pearl, who was originally going to be an Octoling – akin to her co-host, Marina. However, in the end, Nintendo decided to create Pearl based on a more traditional Inkling design. Check out the fanmade images in the gallery below to see how an Octoling version of Pearl could have looked like:


17 thoughts on “Pearl Was Originally Going To Be An Octoling In Splatoon 2”

      1. The art posted in the article isn’t from the artbook, it’s based on the concepts found in the artbook drawn by the artist in the source tweet for the article. So yes, fanart.

    1. She appears to be a hybrid of some sort in this pic as the eyes are connected, but the suction things are on the outside colored part. Inklings usually (as far as I can tell) have the suction things on the inside white part. The world as I knew it no longer makes sense…๐Ÿ˜‹

  1. I feel the internet would have had a tantrum if the both came out as octos so maybe Nintendo decided to side step by making one of each. I donโ€™t know why I feel like this, I just do. After all itโ€™s not like the internet to throw tantrums at every chance now is it ?

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