Area Gate

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An Area Gate and a launchpad.
The Area Gate has opened!

Let us proceed to the next area!

Cap'n Cuttlefish after completing The Mighty Octostomp!(EU/OC)[a]

An Area Gate is a barrier in Octo Valley and Octo Canyon to block the player from advancing to the next area before all missions in the area are complete.


Area Gates have wires with lightbulbs attached. The outlet of the wire is attached to the boss mission and gets discharged when the mission is complete. As a result, the lightbulbs explode and the passage is cleared.


  • In Area 4, there is an exploit to skip the area and proceed to Area 5 by inking the passage and jumping from the side of the Area Gate.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Germany German Zonentor Zone Gate


  1. Europe and Oceania