Spawning Grounds

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Spawning Grounds

Spawning Grounds

Added in Launch
Total area
Spawning Grounds

Spawning Grounds

Added in Launch
Total area

Spawning Grounds is a Salmon Run- and Salmon Run Next Wave-exclusive online multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.


Spawning Grounds features a wide variety of terrain on each corner of the map. The following directions apply when standing on the sloped platform adjacent to the egg basket, facing towards the slope which descends in this view. A multilayered slope leading to three small piers are located just behind the basket. To the right is a grated walkway overlooking the lower grounds. To the left are slopes down to a small sandbar. During low tide, the sandbar expands exponentially revealing three protruding landmasses.


  • During high tide, only the upper layers of the main platform and the grated area are still above the water.
  • During low tide, the sandbar is largely expanded into three extending areas.


Main article: Badge#Salmon Run

Reaching to certain ranks during a Spawning Grounds rotation in Splatoon 3 will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Spawning Grounds Badges
Eggsecutive VP 200 at Spawning Grounds Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 400 at Spawning Grounds Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 600 at Spawning Grounds Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 999 at Spawning Grounds Reached!



  • On 21 July 2018, Splatoon 2's first anniversary, a Salmon Run shift took place in Spawning Grounds with Splattershot Jr., Splat Dualies, Splat Roller and Splat Charger. This is identical to the first-ever Salmon Run Rotation that took place on 21 July 2017.
  • On the preview image for the stage, there is a Ink Cannon active during Normal Tide.
  • The enormous dam seen in the background of the stage is the reason for the rapidly changing tides, which keeps fishermen away. According to the Salmonid Field Guide, it seems that Inklings are unaware this is what causes the odd tidal pattern.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シェケナダム
Shekena Damu
Shake-it-up Dam [1]
Netherlands Dutch Salmonietendam Salmonid Dam
CanadaFrance French Barrage salmonoïde Salmonid Dam
Germany German Salmoniden-Damm Salmonid Dam
Italy Italian Diga salmonoide Salmonid Dam
Russia Russian Самонидская ГЭС
Samonidskaya GES
Salmonid hydropower plant
SpainMexico Spanish Presa salmónida Salmonid Dam
China Chinese (Simplified) 鲑坝
guī bà (Mandarin)
Salmon Dam
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 鮭壩
guī bà (Mandarin)
Salmon Dam
South Korea Korean 셰케나 댐
syekena daem
Shake-it-up Dam
 Internal Shakeup [2] [1]

Translation notes


  1. 1.0 1.1 A pun on シェケ sheke ("shake it") and 鮭 shake ("salmon")
  2. GitHub Leanny on GitHub