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Splatoon 3: How To Get Fish Scales (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

Wondering how to get Gold, Silver or Bronze Fish Scales in Splatoon 3? The King Salmonid needs to spawn for that - here's everything you need to know.

In Splatoon 3, you will need Fish Scales to get Splashtag banner designs or stickers for the lockers. You can also exchange them for statues and Grizzco-approved alternate work outfits. Let’s take a look at how to get Bronze, Silver and Gold fish scales in this game.

How to Get Fish Scales in Splatoon 3 (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

Players can obtain Fish Scales in Splatoon 3 by beating or even damaging King Salmonid’s Xtrawave in Salmon Run Next Wave which is a co-op multiplayer mode. When you damage the King Salmonid, you have a chance to get three types of scales – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The higher the hazard levels are, the rarer the scale drop type will be.

The Hazard level is calculated by the sum of the ranking of all the players in the match. And so, to get the “Gold” fish scales, you need to damage the King Salmonid at a higher hazard level. Be prepared because the boss will things pretty difficult for you – good coordination between teammates will be extremely crucial during this time.

What is Salmon Run Next Wave?

Salmon Run Next Wave is a horde mode where you will encounter three waves of Salmonids. Keep taking them down and then after the third wave, there’s a chance that an Xtrawave may happen. This means a King Salmonid and other smaller boss Salmonids will appear. You need to use Egg Cannons to shoot out Golden Eggs at your enemies to damage them, especially the King. Doing this will give you fish scales in Splatoon 3. As the game reminds you, make sure to not get squished by the King and don’t get splatted by it too.

Here’s a look at how frantic it can get at a high Hazard level:

Why is King Salmonid Not Appearing in Salmon Run?

If you are wondering why King Salmonid is not spawning in your Salmon Run matches, there’s a prerequisite you need to complete first.

how to make king salmonid appear splatoon 3

  • Check the Salmonid meter at the top right section of the screen in the Salmon Run lobby.
  • As you keep playing Salmon Run matches and complete missions successfully, this meter will fill up.
  • Make sure to stay with the same team and keep working towards increasing this meter.
  • When the meter gets filled completely, be ready to encounter the King Salmonid in your next Salmon Run Next Wave match, after the third wave.

That’s all about getting fish scales in Splatoon 3 and how to make King Salmonid spawn. With that out of the way, be sure to check out how to unlock After Alterna in Splatoon 3.