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/Wii Classic Controller/Wii Classic Controller Pro, optionally with Wii Remote Plus or 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 April 1, 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.


Only five stages are currently playable in Battle Dojo:


There are only eight weapons available in Battle Dojo:


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


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