The order in which you arrange your party is important. Your Scout class is called Scout for a reason. Also, play it safe with the Healer and stick them at the back.
Which navigating through water currents, use the anchors to keep your squid from getting pushed or pulled in directions you don’t want to go.
The special hats which provide status upgrades, you can transfer their values directly to the squid and then discard the hat. That means you can customise the appearance of the squid without any compromise.
If you can hit more than one enemy with a single strike, you get bonus pearls. The same goes for bouncing the enemy off scenery and back into your offensive manoeuvre.