Battle Dojo

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Battle Dojo
Type Local multiplayer mode
Players 2 (1v1)
Ranked No
Weapons 8 (see Weapons)
Controllers Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller.jpg Wii U Pro Controller / Wii Classic Controller.jpg Wii Classic Controller / Wii Classic Controller Pro.jpgWii Classic Controller Pro, optionally with Wii Remote PLus.jpeg Wii Remote Plus or Wii Remote 2.jpg Wii Remote with Wii Motion Plus for motion controls (see Trivia)
Release Date Launch
Find out who's got the freshest splatter skills in a 1 vs. 1 balloon-bursting battle.
— Splatoon's official website, [1]

Battle Dojo is a 1v1 local multiplayer mode in Splatoon. It was announced on 1 April 2015 during a Nintendo Direct.


Battle Dojo is playable by two people on the same console, one using the Gamepad and its screen, and the other using the Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller, or Wii Classic Controller Pro and the TV screen.

Once a match begins, a column of light, marking a location, appears. Players must travel to this location and shoot the seven balloons that appear after 20 seconds when the light column appears. Each balloon is worth one point, and two when there is one minute left in the match. After all seven balloons are popped or are not popped after a certain amount of time, a new light column appears. The first player to 30 points or the player with the most points after three minutes wins the round.

Canned Specials make an appearance here and will either give you a status effect, Sub Weapon or Special Weapon. These can be found by breaking open crates found in various areas around each stage. All obtainable content from the Canned Specials are used immediately opon getting them, so Specials aren't able to be stored for later use.

A list of the obtainable items and conditions from the Canned Specials are shown below.

  • Super Jump: The two players swap places with eath other by Super Jumping
  • Disruptor: The opposing player gets disrupted.
  • Sprinkler: A Sprinkler is placed in front of the player.
  • Echolocator: The opposing player position gets marked.
  • Inkstrike: An Inkstrike is launched and aimed at the current location of the opposing player.
  • Inkzooka: The player obtains an activated Inkzooka.
  • Bubbler: The player gets an activated Bubbler.
  • Full Power Up: The player gets a boost to their run speed, swim speed and ink recovery.


Only five stages are currently playable in Battle Dojo:

Weapons and gear

There are eight weapons available in Battle Dojo. The player will be equipped with gear based on the weapon they choose, as shown in the following table.

Weapon Sub Weapon Headgear Clothing Shoes
S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Gear Headgear Studio Headphones.png Studio Headphones S Gear Clothing White Tee.png White Tee S Gear Shoes Pink Trainers.png Pink Trainers
S Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S Gear Headgear Skate Helmet.png Skate Helmet S Gear Clothing Yellow Urban Vest.png Yellow Urban Vest S Gear Shoes Orange Lo-Tops.png Orange Lo-Tops
S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Gear Headgear Retro Specs.png Retro Specs S Gear Clothing Baby-Jelly Shirt.png Baby-Jelly Shirt S Gear Shoes Blue Slip-Ons.png Blue Slip-Ons
S Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker S Gear Headgear Takoroka Mesh.png Takoroka Mesh S Gear Clothing Black Squideye.png Black Squideye S Gear Shoes White Kicks.png White Kicks
S Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Gear Headgear Bobble Hat.png Bobble Hat S Gear Clothing Green Zip Hoodie.png Green Zip Hoodie S Gear Shoes Moto Boots.png Moto Boots
S Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S Gear Headgear Paintball Mask.png Paintball Mask S Gear Clothing Gray College Sweat.png Gray College Sweat S Gear Shoes Zombie Hi-Horses.png Zombie Hi-Horses
S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor S Gear Headgear Safari Hat.png Safari Hat S Gear Clothing Black Baseball LS.png Black Baseball LS S Gear Shoes Red Work Boots.png Red Work Boots
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Gear Headgear Pilot Goggles.png Pilot Goggles S Gear Clothing White Layered LS.png White Layered LS S Gear Shoes Purple Hi-Horses.png Purple Hi-Horses


Pro Controller + Wii Remote Combo
  • Multiple Pro Controllers and a Wii U GamePad can be seen inside the Battle Dojo hanging on the wall. There are three white controllers, a black controller and a white GamePad on the left side and two black controllers on the right side.
  • Battle Dojo matches can also be played with a combination of Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller or Wii Classic Controller Pro and a Wii Remote Plus or Wii Remote with a Wii MotionPlus accessory, which was hinted at in the 26th Sunken Scroll. (pictured right) This allows the player using the controller to have motion controls. To perform this, the player must hold down on the Button1 DPad.png, hold down Button1 B.png, and press Button1 ZL.png and Button1 ZR.png as described on the Splatoon Tumblr, Live from Squid Research Lab.
  • The playable Inklings in the Battle Dojo are based off of those seen in various pieces of official art.
  • During Splatfest, all the stages in the Battle Dojo are switched to nighttime.
  • Stages that have been added to the game are not present in this mode. As to why is unknown.
  • For unknown reasons the Urchin Underpass map has not received the changes from Version 2.0.0 like the Multiplayer map did.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese バトルドージョー
batoru dōjō
Battle Dojo
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Dojo Dojo
FlagItaly.svg Italian Palestra Gym
FlagRussia.svg Russian Схватка додзё
Skhvatka dodzyo
Combat dojo
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Arena Arena