In Splatoon 3, how do you raise King Salmonid Cohozuna?

In Splatoon 3, how do you raise King Salmonid Cohozuna? ...

Salmon Run is back in Splatoon 3, and this time, the developers have gone all out to make it a bigger and better mode.

Salmon Run adds Cohozuna, the King Salmonid, to the mix, which will spawn occasionally after you complete all three waves in the mode, to unlock additional bronze, silver, and gold scales.

How can you find and combat him?

How to find King Salmonid in Salmon Run

Cohozuna may seem like a random spawn at first glance, since he appears only occasionally at the end of the third wave when playing. This isn't the case, though.

When you enter the Salmon Run lobby, there is a bar under your rank and exp points that shows how close you are to the King Salmonid spawning.

The meter will go up if you stay in the same lobby as random players, since this increases the likelihood of one spawning. If you see the icon get a bubble effect, it'll likely spawn on your next successful Salmon Run.

The King will only appear when you complete three rounds of the game mode. So if you only complete two rounds when you were supposed to finally get him to spawn, you might need to raise the meter all over again.