How to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3

How to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3

Learn how to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3 and get the upper hand against your enemies.

Splatoon 3 may look and feel a lot like its predecessor, but the game is actually full of quality of life changes and techniques that update the game and give it a fresh feel. One of the new techniques is known as the Squid Surge, but if you’re confused on how to use it, here is your guide on how to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3.

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Unfortunately, there is only one point in Splatoon 3 where it actively teaches you how to use the new Squid Surge ability and it’s at the end of the opening tutorial. It’s a last-minute detail that is sure to be missed or quickly forgotten once you leave the tutorial section. So here’s your reminder on how to Squid Surge.

How to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3

How to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3

  1. Ink A Wall

    You’ll start by inking up a wall in your color ink.

  2. Swim Up Wall

    Once you’ve painted, swim up that ink so you are on the wall itself.

  3. Charge Up

    Press and hold B to charge up your surge. Note: You will see the eyes that indicate it’s charged.

  4. Squid Surge

    Once charged, release B and your character will Squid Surge to the top.

It’s not a hard technique to pull off and there are definitely some great uses that will allow you to surprise the enemy when they’re not looking. You should note that your character makes a bit more noise when charged up, so an enemy with a trained ear might expect your attack.

You can change your gear in Splatoon 3 and equip the Intensify Action ability to give your Squid Surge or Squid Roll a little bit more of a boost. When you Squid Surge, there is a point in the action where you are shiny and slightly invulnerable to attacks making it a great technique for a quick escape in a tricky situation.

That is everything you need to know for how to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3. If you want to keep improving at Splatoon 3, feel free to check out more of our guides like how to heal or how to sprint or run faster.

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Chuy Bosque
Chuy was a freelance writer for Twinfinite who covered all things Nintendo. Whether he was diving into the Animal Crossing community or inking it up in Splatoon, he'd be covering the ins and outs of 'The Big N.'