Conserve Ink—Splat Sustainably

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06-03: Torture Tour
Return of the Mammalians missions
06-05: The Enemy Ink Is Lava!

Conserve Ink—Splat Sustainably
Reach the goal before running out of ink.
Site Happiness Research Lab
Fee Power Egg Alternas 40
Lives 3
Clear Rewards
Power Egg Alternas 1900
Clear Rewards
Power Egg Alternas 700
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Conserve Ink—Splat Sustainably

Conserve Ink—Splat Sustainably is the 59th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


This mission tasks the player with navigating a long obstacle course infested with a variety of Octarians, with a very limited supply of ink and no way to refill it. If they run out of ink, O.R.C.A. will splat them. At the end of the mission, the player is rewarded with 2 additional Power Egg packs and a unique compliment if they managed to navigate the level without using any ink (from the Captain) or splatted every enemy (from Agent 1). Reaching the end without splatting any enemies other than Octopods but used ink results in another unique compliment from the Captain, but no additional rewards are given.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced



USA English (North America)

Agent 1's Quotes

You've totally got this, Agent 3!
Ugh... How come we're not there yet?
The Captain's all like, "That was pretty good, but they're still no ME!"
You're an ace with that Splash-o-matic! Great job!
— Beating the level after splatting every enemy
Now, THAT was slick! You didn't take out a single one of 'em!
— Beating the level when only splatting the Octopods
Just inkredible! You didn't fire a drop! Wow!
— Beating the level without using ink
Only a quarter tank left!
— When the ink tank gets to a quarter full
Aaand that's the last of the ink.
— When the ink tank is empty

Agent 2's Quotes

Careful! If you run out of ink, that's it. No refills!
It gets pretty wild up ahead...
Now you just gotta get to the end!
Keep up the pace. We'll be outta here in no time!
Did you get 'em all?
— Beating the level after splatting every enemy
I can hear the Captain saying, "Way to keep 'em out of your crosshairs."
— Beating the level when only splatting the Octopods
Wanna know what the Captain's saying? "Winning without, THAT'S victory!"
— Beating the level without using ink
Almost empty!
— When the ink tank is almost empty


  • This mission's Octosniper has an aiming algorithm unique among the other Octosnipers: instead of simply following the player with the laser it's aiming, it goes slightly beyond in the direction where the stick is tilted, and therefore "predicts" the player's movement slightly. This behavior makes this Octosniper a tougher opponent if the player decides to pass by without using any ink against it.
  • If an enemy falls off the edge of the map and the player uses no ink, they receive the dialogue that comes from both using no ink and splatting no enemies. However, if the player does use ink, an enemy falling off the edge will change the dialogue as if the player splatted an enemy.

Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 限りある今に、限りない喜びを。
Kagiri aru ima ni, kagiri nai yorokobi o.
Let it be infinite joy for finite present.
Netherlands Dutch Spet met mate
Bereik het doel zonder je inkt op te gebruiken!
Spatter in moderation
Reach the goal without using up your ink!
CanadaFrance French Liquide avec modération
Atteins l'arrivée avant de tomber à court d'encre.
Liquids with restraints
Reach the goal before running short on ink.
Germany German Jedes Kleckschen zählt
Erreiche das Ziel, aber Vorsicht! Dein Tintenvorrat ist begrenzt!
Every little splat counts
Reach the goal, but be careful! Your ink supply is limited!
Russia Russian Устойчивое краскопотребление
Доберитесь до цели до того, как израсходуете запас краски.

Ustoychivoe kraskopotreblenie
Doberites' do tseli do togo, kak izraskhoduete zapas kraski.
Sustainable paint consumption
Reach the goal before you use up the ink reserve.
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Entintamiento restringido
Alcanza la meta antes de quedarte sin tinta.
Spain Spanish (NOE) Entintamiento restringido
Alcanza la meta usando una cantidad de tinta limitada.
China Chinese (Simplified) 在有限的当下感受无限的喜悦。

Zài yǒuxiàn de dāngxià gǎnshòu wúxiàn de xǐyuè.
Shǐyòng shòuxiàn de mòzhī dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Feeling the infinite joy in the finite moment.
Use limited ink to reach the goal.