Absorbency and You

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02-01: Twirling, Swirling, Whirling
Return of the Mammalians missions
02-03: Soak It to Me!

Absorbency and You
Reach the goal using sponges.
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Site Cozy & Safe Factory
Fee Power Eggs No Fee
Lives 3

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Clear Rewards
Power Eggs 1100 Power Eggs 1100 Power Eggs 1200
Clear Rewards
Power Eggs 400 Power Eggs 400 Power Eggs 500
Music Nine Out of Tension
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Absorbency and You
In this mission, you will soak up knowledge and expand your skills by using sponges to reach the goal.
O.R.C.A. describing the level

Absorbency and You is the 17th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To reach the goal the player must make use of sponges while avoiding Blobby Octotroopers along their path.


The level is just a short walk away from the previous level.


Note: Due to the level having no fee, you may retry from checkpoints as many times as you want, even if you lose all your lives.

Checkpoint 1

The level starts with a walk to a launchpad. They have to walk and splat a sponge to go to the platform above. They then dodge a few Blobby Octotroopers and use the sponges and pillars as a barrier. The player climbs the sponge on the left and gets armor and a canned Tenta Missiles special. They can use it now to defeat the Blobby Octotroopers, or use it for later. The player climbs the sponge on the right and finds more Blobby Octotroopers. The player climbs and goes around the giant un-inkable pillar and finds more crates and Blobby Octotroopers. They go to the top and find crates and a sponge with a Blobby Octotrooper hiding on the top. Once they defeat it, they go to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 2

The player climbs sponges and finds a lot of Blobby Octotroopers. The player can use the Tenta Missiles that they saved or go all out and defeat them one by one, with a few crates behind them. The player finds more armor, and destroys more crates and Blobby Octotroopers, finding a sponge that will get them above, finding another Blobby Octotrooper, then filling a few more sponges, finding another Blobby Octotrooper, and finding a crate that's unreachable. After that, the player gets armor and moves on to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 3

The player walks and gets to the sponges, finding 3 Blobby Octotroopers close together, having to dodge them, and more of them come. The player finds a canned Trizooka special that will help them defeat the Blobby Octotroopers in front of them. Using the sponges as shields, the player succeeds and finds a sponge that will lead them to the goal.

Enemies and Mechanics

Previously Introduced


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YES! You got Tenta Missiles! Just press to prime 'em, then let loose with . Ka-BLAMMO!
Alright—there are a lotta Octarians in the way, but it's basically a straight shot to the goal from here.

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OK…you can work with these sponges. Fill 'em with your ink, and use them to your advantage!
Could you make a sponge into a wall? It's worth a try!
Oh, a Trizooka. That should help with some of those enemies who are annoyingly far away.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ふくらむ、夢のつぼみ。街の温もりに包まれて
Fukuramu, yume no tsubomi. Machi no nukumori ni tsutsumarete
Buds of dream grows, surrounded by the warmth of the town.
Netherlands Dutch Sponzenloop
Bereik het doel met behulp van sponzen!
Sponge run
Reach the goal with the aid of sponges!
Canada and France French Opération absorption
Atteins l'arrivée en te servant des éponges.
Operation absorption
Reach the goal by using the sponges.
Germany German Schwammig und schwindlig!
Erreiche das Ziel mithilfe der Schwämme.
Spongy and dizzy!
Reach the Goal with the aid of sponges.
Russia Russian Впитывать как губка
Доберитесь до цели с помощью губок.

Vpityvat' kak gubka
Doberites' do tseli s pomoshch'yu gubok.
Absorb like a sponge
Reach the goal with Sponges.
Spain Spanish Absorciones en observación
Alcanza la meta usando las esponjas
Absortions in observation
Reach the goal using the sponges
China Chinese (Simplified) 含苞待放的梦想花蕾,被城镇的暖意所包围。

Hánbāodàifàng de mèngxiǎng huālěi, Bèi chéngzhèn de nuǎnyì suǒ bāowéi.
Lìyòng hǎimián dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Budding flower of dream, surrounded by the warmth of the town.
Use sponges to reach the goal.