Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List: Ranking All Bosses

Players should be relieved because the Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List will make it easier for the Splatoon 3 Bosses to be defeated.

With new foes, bosses, and a ton of customizability, Splatoon 3, the latest game in the franchise, is packing the heat and leaving a lasting impression on gamers. These foes are challenging— there’s a reason they’re the main Splatoon 3 bosses. However, players should be relieved because the Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List will make it easier for them to be defeated.

Key Highlights
  • Keeping the storyline short yet impactful, Splatoon 3 comes with just 5 bosses to test its players. 
  • Each Boss in Splatoon 3 is ranked based on the level of difficulty it splats as well as how rewarding its defeat will be for any performing character. 
  • Splatoon 3 Bosses that you should be most scared of include Frye and Dj Octavio. They are aggressive in terms of ink-splashing and tough to resist. 
  • The Big Man is the only Splatoon 3 Boss that you shouldn’t worry a lot about. He is the weakest compared to the other big beasts due to a compromised, easy-to-tackle ink-action.

The Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List also provides tips on how to survive each of the bosses mentioned below easily.

Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List Ranking Table 
Tiers Bosses
S-Tier  Frye, Dj Octavio
A-Tier  Mr. Grizz, Shiver
B-Tier  Big Man


Splatoon 3 Bosses S-Tier

Some of the most lethal Splatoon 3 Bosses are included in the S-Tier of the Bosses Tier List. They splat ink everywhere and are incredibly aggressive.

As your HP quickly decreases, one of their cunning ink strikes can catch you by surprise. You need a cunning strategy and effective dodging techniques to beat these Splatoon 3 Bosses and avoid getting covered in ink.

Dj Octavio

DJ Octavio resembles a complete octopus, unlike most Octarians, who resemble severed octopus tentacles. He has darker patches around the eyes, and his tentacles are a drab red-violet color. He seems to be furious all the time. His eyes droop down even more when he is upset, seeming like he is enraged.

He has an octopus-shaped symbol on the front of his enormous, gold kabuto-style helmet, and one of his tentacles, usually crossed on either side of him, has a massive, green scar in the shape of an X.

How To Defeat DJ Octavio?

Players will need to blast back this metal threat as it flies in your direction. Be cautious to avoid DJ’s drill punch and fire your ink at his fists. Players will have ample time to splash it up and submit it back before the drill punch sinks into the earth.

A quick look at all the Moves DJ Octavio uses:

Rocket Punch DJ Octavio will fire a rocket in the shape of a fist which will target you. Fortunately, it is quite slow in speed.
Drill Punch Same as Rocket Punch but in the form of a drill and is much faster to land on your platform.
Shockwave Slap DJ Octavio will slam his palm on your platform which will generate shockwaves when it lands.
Ink Vac This is a counter which will suck up all the ink fired at him and if collected enough, will fire a ball of ink at you.

Octavio will tumble out of his turntable after taking a few punches, allowing players to strike the boss with a few hits. Then he’ll go off again in his metallic armor and begin using an “ink vac.” Players must watch out, so he doesn’t absorb all of their ink. Look active, and you’ll have to accomplish this as he throws bombs in their way!

DJ will also deliver a few punches to confuse any players who might be paying attention. Continue doing this until you have Octavio fuming.


Frye has a dark brown complexion and is an Inkling. She has bright gold eyes with cross-shaped, orange pupils. On top of that, she has eyelashes. The tips of her toes and fingertips have vivid purple color.

She is sporting an orange hat. Frye has trapezoidal, golden eyebrows. Her long, pointy ears are pierced three times on the left side with eel teeth earrings.

How To Defeat Frye?

Gamers will have splatter to ink several eels that Frye has released. Players will have ample time to ink up a side of the cube and land a few strikes each time she rests. She will spin a dreidel and fire eels left to right as she spins at players in her enormous cube.

A quick look at all the Moves Frye uses:

Hundred -Eel Vision Frye will spawn her minions (Eels) that will fire ink bullets at you.
Moray Whirlpool A series of giant eels will form a whirlpool that slowly gets bigger in radius.
Eel Downpour Small circles will appear on the ground indicating where eels will drop from the sky.
Moray Transformation A big swarm of eels will move together and target you as you move.

She will go onto her second dancing phase when you strike her twice. Eels will flutter along by her side as she spins. One by one, you will have to attack and eliminate them. Enter the last stage by climbing up one more time.

The border of the ring will be surrounded by all eels that have ever existed. Players in Splatoon 3 must blast ink at Frye’s horde until they are all eliminated.


Splatoon 3 Bosses A-Tier

Splatoon 3 Bosses in the A-Tier are more comparable to one another than the ones in the S-Tier. These bosses are also known for splatting large amounts of ink and inflicting severe damage on the player.

Also Read: Splatoon 3 Review


Shiver is a pale-skinned Octoling with thin, light-red lips, red eyes that have light-red pupils shaped like an infinity sign, two lashes that lack the mask-type black mark most Octolings have, red makeup underneath her eyes, and red-tinted fingers.

She shares the same fangs and ears as other Octolings, with blue-purple tentacles having darker tips that flip at the ends to cover the left eye and triangular eyebrows that match. Her ears are pierced three times with shark tooth earrings.

How To Defeat Shiver?

Shiver swims all around the ring’s perimeter while being joined by her shark friend and firing missiles at players. Avoid them, but also take precautions, as she will fly all across the ring after jumping out of the water. Keep an eye out for her assaults from underneath as well.

A quick look at all the Moves Shiver uses:

Slash Attack The shark present in the water will attack you with a single slash of water.
Rush Attack Same as the slash attack but the shark itself will rush towards you with a bigger AoE.
Attack through the platform The shark with his fin will go underneath the platform and there will be an indication with a blue circle before he attacks.
Shockwave The shark will create tornadoes and move along them and on his second move he will fire a shockwave.

Shiver will become marooned within the ring if you’ve inflicted enough damage. Players will need to capitalize on her poor circumstance and shoot nonstop.

Her next attack will be her tornado, sending her shark flying in various directions around the arena. As they move from tornado to tornado, they will prepare for their next assault. Players will be struck by Shiver’s powerful water blast, which will cause fatal damage.

Mr. Grizz

Grizzco, led by Mr. Grizz, manages and instructs staff in Salmon Run. Mr. Grizz guides players through lessons on handling Boss Salmonids and restricts novice players below Level 4 from participating. He provides tips, occasionally lending unique weapons, and evaluates player performance at the end of rounds.

In Splatoon 3’s “Return of the Mammalians” campaign, Mr. Grizz serves as the main adversary. He constructs a massive rocket to spread Fuzzy Ooze globally, appearing at the story’s end as a large bear with expressionless features and flashing white eyes.

How To Defeat Mr.Grizz?

This oversized furry ball may appear cute, but he is quite dangerous. As Mr. Grizz rockets into space, players will pursue him and press up against him. As you move closer to Mr. Grizz, get all the eggs because they will enable you to get up close.

A quick look at all the Moves Mr.Grizz uses:

Mr.Grizz Minions While making your way to the boss, Mr.Grizz will spawn his minions to slow you down.
Missile Bomb Mr.Grizz will fire missiles at you which can be shot down or avoided behind obstacles.
Throwing Slashes A series of 5 slashes will be fired on you which will have gaps between them.
Slamming Arms To The Ground When Mr.Grizz’s body is vulnerable, he will widely open his arms indicating him slamming his arms onto the ground.
Rocket Rolling When Mr.Grizz’s core gets destroyed twice, the rocket ship will start moving sideways.
Laser There will be waves beforehand indicating that a large laser beam will be projected.
Triple Inkstrike Mr.Grizz will throw bombs at you three times whose AoE can be detected by a blue zone.

In the Splatoon 3 boss fight against Mr. Grizz, he fires sharp missiles covering the rocket. Dodge them as they approach, aiming for his weak belly regions. A prompt suggests throwing a little fry at these areas for damage, but it won’t lead to his defeat yet. As Mr. Grizz becomes angrier, players repeat the process while navigating challenging terrain.

In the next phase, players control the Octobot King, sucking in fuzzballs to block incoming missiles. Leaping on and off the Octobot King is crucial. Targeting weak points, players continue this until Mr. Grizz is defeated.



Splatoon 3 bosses at the B-Tier are not that overwhelming. Although they still possess practical ink-splashing abilities, more experienced Splatoon 3 players can destroy them.

Even novice players may very easily beat B-Tier monsters in Splatoon 3. These bosses supposedly have little ink action and are relatively easy to defeat.

Big Man

Possessing grayish white on the wings, face, stomach, and tail, Big Man is a manta ray that is typically dark gray. His wings also have a splat design. He has an anthropomorphic appearance because he appears to be balancing on the cephalic fins as a set of legs and feet.

He has huge eyes with crescent-shaped pupils, a cat-like lips, similar to Judd’s, but he seems to be smiling. Big Man shines during a splatfest.

How To Defeat Big Man?

Under the ring, harm is dealt by this enormous manta ray. As Big Man slides and slides below, players will be required to splat their ink at him. Players must continue performing the same action sequence as Big Man will divide into tiny copies when you shoot him.

A quick look at all the Moves Big Man uses:

Splat Bombs Big Man will occasionally throw bombs near you which will splat and damage you.
Ink Canon Once you get away from Big Man, he will target you and shoot you with an Ink canon which can be shot down.
Shadow Explosion Just like Big Man’s splat bombs, he will sometimes explode near you and cause damage,
Rushing Attack The Big man will have an animation of him changing up before he rushes in your direction.

Gamers will have to use all of their might against Big Man once he soars above the ring. Profit from his weakness. Platforms and missiles are raised in the next phase.

When Big Man finally emerges from the earth for one final time after dodging these rockets and continuing to fire him, you may finish off this challenging Splatoon 3 Boss.

Our rating for the Splatoon 3 Bosses Tier List is now complete. What order would you give Splatoon 3’s bosses? Post your comments with your ideas.

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