Splatoon 3: How to Beat King Salmonid


Splatoon 3 is the latest instalment in the Splatoon game series and like the previous games, there are some tough bosses that can take some time to beat. And in Splatoon 3, King Salmonid in Salmon Run mode is one of the biggest threats in the game.

However, there is a way to beat even the toughest boss in any game. So without wasting any further time, we’ll be guiding you through how to beat King Salmonid in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3: How to Beat King Salmonid

In order to beat King Salmonid, you ought to keep an eye on Cohozuna. Once Cohozuna enters the field, the first thing you should remember is to keep just enough distance from him such that you’re still able to hit him with your ink.

Sadly in Splatoon 3, the majority of the weapons require players to be in close range in order to hit Cohozuna. So the trick is to always make sure you have an exit strategy for quick evading. But try not to box yourself in and allow tiny enemies to trap you.


These tiny enemies are also dangerous because they spawn into the game whilst Cohozuna is in play. So while it’s important to focus on Cohozuna, it’s best to focus on other surrounding enemies as well. If you can, take down all the tiny enemies fast and focus only on Cohozuna.

Upon entering the other rounds, Golden Eggs will be dropped, but rather than throwing them in a basket, aim them at Cohozuna to deal him a lot of damage. Do this as quickly and as many times as possible.

Besides aiming the Golden Eggs at him, be sure to focus on dealing damage on Cohozuna and taking out the smaller enemies that run up to you. If you have a special move saved, it will come in handy for this fight, so use it. When Cohozuna leaps into the air, watch out for the ring that denotes where he will land and evade it quickly.

Lastly, always keep an eye on your ink tank and try to help out your teammates quickly if they’ve been knocked down. Since this fight has a time limit, one member of your team going down will greatly impact your chances of emerging victorious.

So by using the aforementioned tips and keeping all of your fire on Cohozuna, you should be able to defeat him before time runs out. That is how to beat King Salmonid Cohozuna in Splatoon 3. We hope you’ve found this guide helpful and you were able to defeat Cohozuna successfully.

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