Splatfest

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Splatfest
Splatfest-badge@2x.png
Battle alongside players on your Splatfest team.(NA)
Battle alongside players who voted the same way as you.(EU/OC)
Type Online multiplayer mode (with Turf War being the only mode)
Players 8 (4v4)
Ranked No
Weapons All
Controllers Wii U GamePad GamePad
Release Date Launch (playable only during event)
For the Octo Valley mission of a similar name, see Spreader Splatfest.
Pick a side and battle it out in these special Turf War events. Find out about the latest Splatfests in Inkopolis Plaza, and be sure to pledge allegiance to your favorite side in the week leading up! Then help your side win by competing in Turf War battles!
— Splatoon's official website, [1]

Splatfest, known as Festival or Fes in Japan, is a special event in Splatoon in which Inklings choose between two teams, such as Cats or Dogs, and compete in Turf Wars for Super Sea Snails. On June 29th 2016, the final Splatfest (Callie vs. Marie) was announced; there are no future Splatfests planned.

Inkopolis Plaza during the event.

Description

Splatfest is a recurring event hosted by the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie. During this event, Inklings are able to choose between two teams and participate in battles against each other. Inklings are limited to two colors during the Splatfest, reflecting which side they're on. The clothing section of the equip screen also becomes locked and all players are forced to wear the Splatfest Tee, which changes in color and design based on an Inkling's chosen team. Inkopolis Plaza and all the stages are decorated with a flood of Miiverse posts from the Splatfest/Festival tag on the Splatoon community, some of which take the form of neon signs, banners and even fireworks. Darkness also descends over Inkopolis and all Turf War stages. Fireworks go off periodically in the plaza, and specks of light resembling fireflies or fire embers can be seen rising into the sky. Both Callie and Marie dance throughout the entire duration of this event, singing and dancing to Splatfest - City of Color. Each Splatfest lasts 24 hours, during which time the region involved will be isolated and Splatfest players will only face off against players of their own region. Meanwhile all other regions will continue to play amongst each other. Super Sea Snails are awarded to participating players upon Splatfest's conclusion.

Inkopolis Plaza the day before a Splatfest.

Preparation

Before a Splatfest begins, Inkopolis Plaza experiences a variety of visual upgrades to prepare for the event. One week before a Splatfest, a voting booth appears next to the Miiverse Mailbox and the event's theme is announced. Inklings also receive a themed Splatfest Tee, a piece of gear that is wearable for a limited amount of time. Two days before a Splatfest, neon signs adorned with up-and-down-pointing arrows appear on walls and buildings. The day before it takes place, the Plaza becomes noticeably more crowded and two large trucks supporting stage scaffolding appear in the area's center.
During a Splatfest, Regular & Ranked Battle options are not available, as they are temporarily replaced by the Splatfest Battle option; however, Private Battles can still be accessed.[2]

Splatfest Power

Splatfest Power Level of the team shown before starting a Splatfest Turf War.
Main article: Splatfest Power

Splatfest Power is a feature introduced in Version 2.6.0 as a way of tracking players' skill during Splatfests, replacing the Vibe meter. While Splatfest matchmaking was previously based on play styles, players are now matched based on similar Splatfest Power levels. It is initially determined by one's Rank and may rise or fall depending on how well one does in battles.

Approximate Rank Initial Splatfest Power
Below Level 10
C
1000
B 1200
A 1400
S 1600
S+ 1700

Based on the team's Splatfest Power Level, the average of the four members of the team's Splatfest power, upon victory will gain more EXP points towards higher titles for bigger Super Sea Snails award, for example: If the player has 1688 Splatfest Power and the average Power Level of the team is more than 1700, and wins a Splatfest battle, the player will get +9 EXP, +7 winning points based on the team's power level and +2 bonus for winning.

After each Splatfest Battle, players on the winning team get roughly ten points toward their Splatfest Power, the losing team loses roughly ten, depends on the difference between the two teams' Spaltfest power level, and the player on the winning team with the highest Splatfest Power gains an additional one to two points.

The top 100 players with the highest Splatfest Power will be shown on Splatnet and in the social network sites of Splatoon.

Reward Tiers

Super Sea Snails are awarded to participants based on the size of their team, matches won, and ground covered, which dictate each player's Splatfest Title.

Title Total EXP required Super Sea Snails
Winning team Losing team
[Team] Fanboy/Fangirl (NA/EU/OC)
Normal [Team] Boy/Girl (EU/OC)
--> ふつうの [Team] ボーイ/ガール (JP)
Normal [Team] Boy/Girl (JP Translated)
4 2
[Team] Fiend (NA/EU/OC)
Full-on [Team] Boy/Girl (EU/OC)
--> まことの [Team] ボーイ/ガール (JP)
Faithful [Team] Boy/Girl (JP Translated)
10 6 3
[Team] Defender (NA/EU/OC)
Super [Team] Boy/Girl (EU/OC)
--> スーパー [Team] ボーイ/ガール (JP)
Super [Team] Boy/Girl (JP Translated)
35 10 5
[Team] Champion (NA/EU/OC)
Charismatic [Team] Boy/Girl (EU/OC)
--> カリスマ [Team] ボーイ/ガール (JP)
Charismatic [Team] Boy/Girl (JP Translated)
85 16 10
[Team] King/Queen (NA/EU/OC)
Eternal [Team] Boy/Girl (EU/OC)
--> えいえんの [Team] ボーイ/ガール (JP)
Eternal [Team] Boy/Girl (JP Translated)
184 24 18
Splatfest Power Level Winning points
0-1399 +3
1400-1499 +4
1500-1599 +5
1600-1699 +6
1700+ +7

Splatfest EXP is earned by participating in and winning matches. Winning a match earns you a point based on the Splatfest Power, and your participation bonus is based on how much BP worth of ground you covered in ink during the match. If you cover 200–399 BP worth of ground, you earn 1 bonus participation EXP; if you cover 400+ BP worth of ground, you earn 2 bonus participation EXP, also the player on the winning team with the highest Splatfest Power gains an additional 2. One can earn a maximum of 11 EXP per match if your team wins, you have the highest Splatfest Power among your team, and you cover at least 400 BP worth of ground during the match.

One hour after Splatfest concludes, the results are announced during a broadcast. The results are based on team popularity, the percentage of the vote each team received, and wins, the percentage of matches each team won. Win percentage is worth six times more than the value of popularity. Players are awarded Super Sea Snails based on the Splatfest Title they have earned. Players on the winning team will earn more Super Sea Snails that those on the losing team.

To collect their prize, players must log into Splatoon before the next Splatfest theme is announced. The new Splatfest announcement overrides the announcement of the winners of the previous Splatfest, and no Super Sea Snails will be bestowed.

Victory

The final score is calculated based both on popularity and on wins. The formula is as follows:

Final Score (out of 700) = Popularity Percentage + (Win Percentage × 6)

When the Squid Sisters announce the results, the highest of the popularity and win percentages are both individually highlighted before the final results are shown.

The formula used to use Win Percentage × 4, but this was changed in version 2.2.0.

The formula was at first Win Percentage × 2, but this was changed in version 2.0.0 in the August Update.

The Splatfest theme descends from the heavens via fax machine.

List of Splatfests

The following is a list of all Splatfest events and their start times. On each event in the tables, the first choice is always sided by Callie while the second is sided by Marie.

North America

Options Start Winner Loser
Option Score Pop. Wins Option Score Pop. Wins
Wins x2
Ink
Cats
Ink
Dogs
2015-07-04 00:00 PT Dogs 160 62% 49% Cats 140 38% 51%
Ink
Roller Coasters
Ink
Water Slides
2015-07-17 21:00 PT Roller Coasters 152 46% 53% Water Slides 148 54% 47%
Wins x4
Ink
Marshmallows
Ink
Hot Dogs
2015-08-07 21:00 PT Marshmallows 256 64% 48% Hot Dogs 244 36% 52%
Ink
Autobots
Ink
Decepticons
2015-08-29 21:00 PT Decepticons 266 42% 56% Autobots 234 58% 44%
Ink
Art
Ink
Science
2015-09-18 21:00 PT Art 255 51% 51% Science 245 49% 49%
Ink
Cars
Ink
Planes
2015-10-09 21:00 PT Cars 252 36% 54% Planes 248 64% 46%
Wins x6
Ink
Pirates
Ink
Ninjas
2015-10-30 21:00 PT Pirates 382 28% 59% Ninjas 318 72% 41%
Ink
Burgers
Ink
Pizza
2015-12-04 21:00 PT Burgers 373 37% 56% Pizza 327 63% 44%
Ink
Naughty
Ink
Nice
2015-12-18 21:00 PT Naughty 395 41% 59% Nice 305 59% 41%
Ink
Past
Ink
Future
2016-01-15 21:00 PT Past 369 39% 55% Future 331 61% 45%
Ink
Pokémon Red
Ink
Pokémon Blue
2016-02-19 22:00 PT Pokémon Blue 399 45% 59% Pokémon Red 301 55% 41%
Splatfest Power
Ink
Snowman
Ink
Sandcastle
2016-03-18 21:00 PT Sandcastle 359 47% 52% Snowman 341 53% 48%
Ink
SpongeBob
Ink
Patrick
2016-04-23 06:00 PT Patrick 373 43% 55% SpongeBob 327 57% 45%
Ink
Fancy Party
Ink
Costume Party
2016-05-13 20:00 PT Fancy Party 358 52% 51% Costume Party 342 48% 49%
Ink
Early Bird
Ink
Night Owl
2016-06-24 21:00 PT Night Owl 377 71% 51% Early Bird 323 29% 49%
Ink
Callie
Ink
Marie
2016-07-22 2:00 PT Marie 360 54% 51% Callie 340 46% 49%

Europe and Oceania

Options Start Winner Loser
Option Score Votes Wins Option Score Votes Wins
Wins x2
Ink
Rock
Ink
Pop
2015-07-04 19:00 CEST
2015-07-05 03:00 AEST
Rock 170 64% 53% Pop 130 36% 47%
Ink
Eating
Ink
Sleeping
2015-07-18 19:00 CEST
2015-07-19 03:00 AEST
Eating 159 63% 48% Sleeping 141 37% 52%
Wins x4
Ink
North Pole
Ink
South Pole
2015-08-08 19:00 CEST
2015-08-09 03:00 AEST
South Pole 256 48% 52% North Pole 244 52% 48%
Ink
Singing
Ink
Dancing
2015-08-29 19:00 CEST
2015-08-30 03:00 AEST
Singing 274 46% 57% Dancing 226 54% 43%
Ink
Messy
Ink
Tidy
2015-09-19 19:00 CEST
2015-09-20 03:00 AEST
Messy 264 56% 52% Tidy 236 44% 48%
Ink
Cats
Ink
Dogs
2015-10-17 19:00 CEST
2015-10-18 03:00 AEST
Cats 270 46% 56% Dogs 230 54% 44%
Wins x6
Ink
Zombies
Ink
Ghosts
2015-11-07 19:00 CEST
2015-11-08 03:00 AEST
Ghosts 375 51% 54% Zombies 325 49% 46%
Ink
Delicious (Pro-pineapple)
Ink
Disgusting (Anti-pineapple)
2015-12-12 19:00 CEST
2015-12-13 03:00 AEST
Disgusting (Anti-pineapple) 386 62% 54% Delicious (Pro-pineapple) 314 38% 46%
Ink
Fit (Fitness)
Ink
Rich (Money)
2016-01-01 19:00 CEST
2016-01-02 03:00 AEST
Fit (Fitness) 362 44% 53% Rich (Money) 338 56% 47%
Ink
Barbarian
Ink
Ninja
2016-01-30 19:00 CEST
2016-01-31 03:00 AEST
Barbarian 377 23% 59% Ninja 323 77% 41%
Ink
Pokémon Red
Ink
Pokémon Blue
2016-02-20 6:00 CEST
2016-02-20 14:00 AEST
Pokémon Blue 378 36% 57% Pokémon Red 322 64% 43%
Splatfest Power
Ink
Hoverboard
Ink
Jet Pack
2016-03-19 19:00 CEST
2016-03-20 03:00 AEST
Hoverboard 363 51% 52% Jet Pack 337 49% 48%
Ink
SpongeBob
Ink
Patrick
2016-04-23 15:00 CEST
2016-04-23 23:00 AEST
Patrick 373 43% 55% SpongeBob 327 57% 45%
Ink
Black Tie Event
Ink
Fancy Dress Party
2016-05-14 05:00 CEST
2016-05-14 13:00 AEST
Black Tie Event 358 52% 51% Fancy Dress Party 342 48% 49%
Ink
World Tour (World)
Ink
Space Adventure (Space)
2016-06-11 19:00 CEST
2016-06-12 03:00 AEST
World Tour (World) 363 51% 52% Space Adventure (Space) 337 49% 48%
Ink
Callie
Ink
Marie
2016-07-22 11:00 CEST
2016-07-22 19:00 AEST
Marie 360 54% 51% Callie 340 46% 49%

Japan

Options Start Winner Loser
Option Score Pop. Wins Option Score Pop. Wins
Wins x2
Ink
Rice
Ink
Bread
2015-06-13 16:00 JST Rice 168 58% 55% Bread 132 42% 45%
Ink
Red Fox
Ink
Green Tanuki
2015-07-03 15:00 JST Red Fox 161 67% 47% Green Tanuki 139 33% 53%
Ink
Lemon Tea
Ink
Milk Tea
2015-07-25 15:00 JST Milk Tea 178 68% 55% Lemon Tea 122 32% 45%
Wins x4
Ink
Grasshopper
Ink
Ant
2015-08-22 12:00 JST Grasshopper 273 61% 53% Ant 227 39% 47%
Ink
Boke
Ink
Tsukkomi
2015-09-12 12:00 JST Tsukkomi 261 57% 51% Boke 239 43% 49%
Ink
Squid
Ink
Octopus
2015-10-10 09:00 JST Squid 254 66% 47% Octopus 246 34% 53%
Wins x6
Ink
Love
Ink
Money
2015-10-31 09:00 JST Love 353 47% 51% Money 347 53% 49%
Ink
Mountain Food
Ink
Sea Food
2015-11-21 12:00 JST Sea Food 358 52% 51% Mountain Food 342 48% 49%
Ink
Red Fox
Ink
Green Tanuki
2015-12-26 09:00 JST Green Tanuki 374 38% 56% Red Fox 326 62% 44%
Ink
Perfect Body
Ink
Perfect Brain
2016-01-23 12:00 JST Perfect Body 362 44% 53% Perfect Brain 338 56% 47%
Ink
Pokémon Red
Ink
Pokémon Green
2016-02-20 06:00 JST Pokémon Green 423 39% 64% Pokémon Red 277 61% 36%
Splatfest Power
Ink
Go all out!
Ink
Focus on healing
2016-03-12 09:00 JST Focus on healing 366 54% 52% Go all out! 334 46% 48%
Ink
Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri
Ink
Red Salmon Onigiri
2016-04-23 09:00 JST Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri 354 48% 51% Red Salmon Onigiri 346 52% 49%
Ink
Fancy Party
Ink
Costume Party
2016-05-14 12:00 JST Fancy Party 358 52% 51% Costume Party 342 48% 49%
Ink
Mushroom Mountain
Ink
Bamboo Shoot Village
2016-06-19 19:00 JST Bamboo Shoot Village 351 63% 48% Mushroom Mountain 349 37% 52%
Ink
Callie
Ink
Marie
2016-07-22 18:00 JST Marie 360 54% 51% Callie 340 46% 49%

Stages

North America

North America Splatfest Stages
Theme Stages
Ink
Cats vs.
Ink
Dogs
Urchin Underpass Walleye Warehouse Kelp Dome
Ink
Roller Coasters vs.
Ink
Water Slides
Saltspray Rig Port Mackerel Bluefin Depot
Ink
Marshmallows vs.
Ink
Hot Dogs
Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish Moray Towers
Ink
Autobots vs.
Ink
Decepticons
Port Mackerel Saltspray Rig Flounder Heights
Ink
Art vs
Ink
Science
Urchin Underpass Bluefin Depot Hammerhead Bridge
Ink
Cars vs.
Ink
Planes
Blackbelly Skatepark Port Mackerel Kelp Dome
Ink
Pirates vs.
Ink
Ninjas
Walleye Warehouse Camp Triggerfish Moray Towers
Ink
Burgers vs.
Ink
Pizza
Saltspray Rig Arowana Mall Museum d'Alfonsino
Ink
Naughty vs.
Ink
Nice
Urchin Underpass Flounder Heights Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Past vs.
Ink
Future
Kelp Dome Hammerhead Bridge Piranha Pit
Ink
Pokémon Red vs.
Ink
Pokémon Blue
Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish Ancho-V Games
Ink
Snowman vs.
Ink
Sandcastle
Arowana Mall Museum d'Alfonsino Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
SpongeBob vs.
Ink
Patrick
Urchin Underpass Bluefin Depot Piranha Pit
Ink
Fancy Party vs.
Ink
Costume Party
Walleye Warehouse Flounder Heights Ancho-V Games
Ink
Early Bird vs.
Ink
Night Owl
Hammerhead Bridge Piranha Pit Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Callie vs.
Ink
Marie
Kelp Dome Moray Towers Walleye Warehouse

Europe and Oceania

Europe and Oceania Splatfest Stages
Theme Stages
Ink
Rock vs.
Ink
Pop
Urchin Underpass Walleye Warehouse Port Mackerel
Ink
Eating vs.
Ink
Sleeping
Saltspray Rig Kelp Dome Bluefin Depot
Ink
North Pole vs.
Ink
South Pole
Arowana Mall Camp Triggerfish Moray Towers
Ink
Singing vs.
Ink
Dancing
Blackbelly Skatepark Kelp Dome Flounder Heights
Ink
Messy vs.
Ink
Tidy
Urchin Underpass Bluefin Depot Hammerhead Bridge
Ink
Cats vs.
Ink
Dogs
Walleye Warehouse Saltspray Rig Moray Towers
Ink
Zombies vs.
Ink
Ghosts
Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish Port Mackerel
Ink
Delicious vs.
Ink
Disgusting
Arowana Mall Kelp Dome Museum d'Alfonsino
Ink
Fit vs.
Ink
Rich
Urchin Underpass Flounder Heights Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Barbarian vs.
Ink
Ninja
Walleye Warehouse Piranha Pit Ancho-V Games
Ink
Pokémon Red vs.
Ink
Pokémon Blue
Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish Hammerhead Bridge
Ink
Hoverboard vs.
Ink
Jet Pack
Saltspray Rig Moray Towers Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
SpongeBob vs.
Ink
Patrick
Urchin Underpass Bluefin Depot Piranha Pit
Ink
Black Tie Event vs.
Ink
Fancy Dress Party
Walleye Warehouse Flounder Heights Ancho-V Games
Ink
World Tour vs.
Ink
Space Adventure
Port Mackerel Piranha Pit Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Callie vs.
Ink
Marie
Kelp Dome Moray Towers Walleye Warehouse

Japan

Japan Splatfest Stages
Theme Stages
Ink
Rice vs.
Ink
Bread
Urchin Underpass Walleye Warehouse Kelp Dome
Ink
Red Fox vs.
Ink
Green Tanuki
Saltspray Rig Port Mackerel Bluefin Depot
Ink
Lemon Tea vs.
Ink
Milk Tea
Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish Moray Towers
Ink
Grasshopper vs.
Ink
Ant
Walleye Warehouse Kelp Dome Flounder Heights
Ink
Boke vs.
Ink
Tsukkomi
Urchin Underpass Saltspray Rig Moray Towers
Ink
Squid vs.
Ink
Octopus
Port Mackerel Bluefin Depot Hammerhead Bridge
Ink
Love vs.
Ink
Money
Saltspray Rig Blackbelly Skatepark Camp Triggerfish
Ink
Mountain Food vs.
Ink
Sea Food
Kelp Dome Hammerhead Bridge Museum d'Alfonsino
Ink
Red Fox vs.
Ink
Green Tanuki Second
Arowana Mall Flounder Heights‎ Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Perfect Body vs.
Ink
Perfect Brain
Walleye Warehouse Piranha Pit Ancho-V Games
Ink
Pokémon Red vs.
Ink
Pokémon Green
Urchin Underpass Camp Triggerfish‎ Museum d'Alfonsino
Ink
Go all out! vs.
Ink
Focus on healing
Blackbelly Skatepark Moray Towers Mahi-Mahi Resort
Ink
Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri vs.
Ink
Red Salmon Onigiri
Urchin Underpass Port Mackerel Kelp Dome
Ink
Fancy Party vs.
Ink
Costume Party
Walleye Warehouse Flounder Heights Ancho-V Games
Ink
Mushroom Mountain vs.
Ink
Bamboo Shoot Village
Blackbelly Skatepark Museum d'Alfonsino Piranha Pit
Ink
Callie vs.
Ink
Marie
Kelp Dome Moray Towers Walleye Warehouse

Miiverse

Before and for the entire period of Splatfest players can post messages of support for their side to a special channel on Miiverse that will be displayed throughout Splatfest. This is done through a special option that shows up during Splatfest.[3]

Delays

While the first Splatfest event, in Japan, went by flawlessly, the first North American Splatfest was delayed. The reason given was because of matchmaking issues with Japanese players.[4]. The original schedule for the event was from June 20th, 2015 (Sat) at 6 AM PDT to June 21st (Sun) at 6 AM PDT, and some days later, it was revealed that it would be moved to July 4th (Sat) at midnight PT.

The first European Splatfest event, that was meant to start on the 27th of June at midnight CEST, was equally postponed, so that it would take place on the same day as the North American one.

Later, the first Splatfest event held simultaneously worldwide was supposed to have its results announced at the same time across all regions, despite the different start and ending times. Initially, the results were going to be announced on 21st of February 2016 (Sun) at 16:00 JST (18:00 AEST, 8:00 CEST, 2016-02-20 11:00PM PST). However, despite a notification of Callie and Marie's announcement, servers ended up being under maintenance since 15:30 JST, preventing the results from being received. Eventually, at midnight PST (19:00 AEST, 17:00 JST, 9:00 CEST), the servers were running again and players were able to view the results.

Squid Sisters Quotes

Splatfest/Quotes

Trivia

  • Some randomly selected players are able to join as early as 5 minutes before the official start time for faster matchmaking.[5]
  • In a Splatfest, if the game takes too long to find an enemy team, members of the same team will join and battle with regular colors. Splatfest EXP can be earned in these matches, but they do not affect the total win percentage for either team.[5][6]
  • When Judd dances on his box, the pillow he sleeps on disappears. It reappears after the Splatfest when Judd goes back to sleep.
  • When not near him, Cap'n Cuttlefish will pop out of the entrance to Octo Valley and start bobbing his head to the music.
  • Spyke can also be seen to bob his head and tap his fingers to the music.
  • The Fox and Tanuki statues in Inkopolis each represent opposite sides during a Splatfest. The Fox's bib and Tanuki's shirt change color to match their team.
  • The end pose of the dance Callie and Marie do during a Splatfest represents the two teams fighting each other.

Superlatives

  • The closest Splatfest was the 15th Japanese Splatfest, Mushroom Mountain vs. Bamboo Shoot Village, with a 2 total point difference.
  • The Cats vs. Dogs Splatfest was the only Splatfest theme that was used at different times for two different regions.
  • Team Barbarian was the least popular team to ever win a Splatfest, as they were only 23% of the popular vote.
  • The eleventh Japanese Splatfest, Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Green, was the biggest point difference, with a 146 point difference. It also had the highest win rate with 64%.
  • The biggest point difference in a NA Splatfest was also Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Blue, with a difference of 98 points.
  • The biggest point difference in a EU/OC Splatfest was Pineapple on Pizza, with Disgusting winning by 72 points.
  • Cars vs. Planes was the first Splatfest where raising the battle multiplier to x4 in Version 2.0.0 made a difference in the outcome.
  • The change in battle multiplier to x6 in Version 2.2.0 would have changed the outcome of the Japanese Red Fox vs. Green Tanuki and Squid vs. Octopus Splatfests.
  • If the European Fit vs. Rich, Japanese Red Fox vs. Green Tanuki Second and Japanese Perfect Body vs. Perfect Brain Splatfests used the original x2 battle multiplier, they would have ended in a tie.
  • Both the fifth NA (Art vs. Science) and EU (Messy vs. Tidy) Splatfest's matches AND the ninth NA (Naughty vs. Nice) and EU (Fit vs. Rich) Splatfest's matches took place in the exact same stages.
  • In the NoA Spanish and French localisations, the tenth NA Splatfest (Past vs. Future) was referred to as "Dinosaurs vs. Robots" in the reward tier system and the results announcement. The first announcement and the Pledge Box still referred it as "Past vs. Future".
  • The European Fit vs. Rich and Japanese Perfect Body vs. Perfect Brain Splatfests both had the same scores.
  • So far, the only Splatfest announced in-game before social media is Snowman vs. Sandcastle.
  • The SpongeBob vs. Patrick Splatfest was the first to match players against players from other regions, and was also the first to last for over 24 hours, lasting for 30.
  • The Fancy Party vs. Costume Party Splatfest was the first to match players together from all the regions, and was also the second to last 30 hours instead of the usual 24.
  • The European Splatfests, Hoverboard vs. Jet Pack and World Tour vs. Space Adventure both had the same scores.
  • The Splatfest team, Night Owl, was the most popular team in North America to win a Splatfest.
  • The Callie vs. Marie Splatfest was the last Splatfest:
    • The Splatfest was the first to have stages chosen by Splatoon players.
    • The Splatfest was the first to last for two whole days (48 hours).
    • The Splatfest battle music changed in the halfway point after 24 hours from Ink Me Up to Calamari Inkantation.

Oddities

  • About midway through the Roller Coasters vs. Water Slides Splatfest in North America, the colors became randomized for a few rounds instead of the standard purple vs. green before returning to normal.
  • A few days before the Autobots vs. Decepticons Splatfest, during normal battles, the colors were locked to pink and dark purple, colors that usually are not available. It is unknown why this happened.

Gallery

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese フェス
fesu
Fes, short for Festival
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Festival del Teñido Dyeing Festival
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Festival temático Thematic Festival
FlagFrance.svg French Festival Festival
FlagGermany.svg German Splatfest Splatfest
FlagItaly.svg Italian Festival Festival
English (NTSC) English (PAL) Japanese French (NTSC) French (PAL) Spanish (NTSC) Spanish (PAL) German Italian
[Team] Fanboy/Fangirl ふつうの [Team] ボーイ/ガール Novice en [Team] Novice en [Team] Fan [Team] Novato/Novata [Team] Ragazzo/Ragazza comune [Team]
[Team] Fiend まことの [Team] ボーイ/ガール Spécialiste en [Team] Spécialiste en [Team] Devoto/Devota [Team] Fanático/Fanática [Team] Ragazzo/Ragazza in gambero [Team]
[Team] Defender スーパー [Team] ボーイ/ガール Expert(e) en [Team] Expert(e) en [Team] Defensor/Defensora [Team] Guerrero/Guerrera [Team] Ragazzo/Ragazza super [Team]
[Team] Champion カリスマ [Team] ボーイ/ガール Virtuose en [Team] Virtuose en [Team] Protector/Protectora [Team] Experto/Experta [Team] Ragazzo carismatico/Ragazza carismatica [Team]
[Team] King/Queen えいえんの [Team] ボーイ/ガール Roi/Reine en [Team] Maître(sse) en [Team] Rey/Reina [Team] Maestro/Maestra [Team] Ragazzo/Ragazza élite [Team]

References

  1. Nintendo Splatoon's Official Website
  2. Squid Research Lab Live from Squid Research Lab: Saturday Splatterday is Almost Here at 12:00AM...
  3. Twitter SplatoonJP
  4. Twitter Nintendo of America's tweet about the Splatfest's delay
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nintendo Splatoon 1.3.0 Update Changes
  6. Twitter Picture of Team Dog vs. Team Dog Battle with normal colors
Modes in Splatoon
Online Regular Battle (Turf War) · Ranked Battle (Splat Zones · Tower Control · Rainmaker) · Splatfest Battle · Squad Battle · Private Battle · Recon
Local Arcade Machine · Battle Dojo · Octo Valley · amiibo