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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s Splatoon event shares a morbid secret

Save those poor inklings

Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s latest promotion is a crossover with Splatoon. The event is set up so you can earn exclusive Splatoon furniture and clothing through different means, from collecting clams to using your precious Leaf Tickets to testing your luck in loot boxes. However, one of the Splatoon-themed activities has a pretty morbid twist.

For this Splatoon event, you catch pink and green squids and purple octopi. Chip, the beaver that is in charge of the fishing tournaments, has you go out and collect the special fish. He measures them up and gives you rewards based on the total sizes of all your fish you caught.

Chip usually comments about how tasty the fish are in normal fishing tourneys ... and his dialogue is not any different for this event. Which brings us to the question: Is he ... eating inklings and octolings?

Please ignore the guy in the frog suit in the back.

The answer is mixed. Though the squids and octopi you catch look exactly like the ones in Splatoon, they likely do not turn into hip, ink-shooting children. But we don’t know that for sure. So he definitely could be eating those children while they are in their aquatic forms.

And even if these are not necessarily the kids, does this mean that he would eat them if he was in the Splatoon universe?

But Reddit user AsPerrUsual notes that the inklings are “inedible. they’re straight up made of ink. i’d tell him, but then I think about how he keeps trying to push that golden rod on me and decided to keep that fact to myself.”

Another reddit commentor, vero_vero_vero asks the important question: “Do you think Chip’s mouth starts watering when he sees Octavian?”

Animal Crossing is home to a handful of octopi villagers after all. Maybe this is all darker than we thought. Chip is a monster, and he’s not to be trusted.

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