Crates are boxes which appear in the Splatoon series' single-player modes. Crates may contain items such as Power Eggs, Sunken Scrolls, armor, canned specials, Power Egg packs, or nothing at all. Crates are also found in Battle Dojo battles, where they contain an assortment of effects.
Crates are common features found both in single-player modes and the Battle Dojo. Crates often appear solo, in groups, or stacked, and may even support Octarians perched on top. They can be destroyed easily by being splattered with ink. They come in two sizes, small and large, and in multiple different types.
Plain crates are made of light brown wooden planks. Cuttlegear crates, also known as orange crates, are made of darker orange planks and covered in insignias and stickers. In Octo Valley and Octo Canyon the orange crates have the Cuttlegear logo on them, while in the Octo Expansion they are adorned with the Kamabo Co. logo. When broken, Cuttlegear crates may reveal collectibles such as Power Eggs and Sunken Scrolls, while plain crates contain nothing.
In the Octo Expansion, a new type of crate is added. This crate is called the Target Crate and functions similar to the new Target Balloons. The Target Crates are neon green with a multicolored target printed on each side. Whereas regular crates are made of wood, the Target Crates appear to be some sort of plastic or fabric material stretched across a metal cuboid frame. Target Crates usually contain nothing and have to be broken to open doors, reveal secrets, or pass tests.
Armored crates are similar to regular crates, but they take more ink to destroy. The crates seem to be armored with tape attached to them. Like regular crates, they come in plain and Cuttlegear varieties. They are sometimes used to block paths. An example of this is the path to the kettle for the mission Sunset Octocopter in Octo Canyon.
Agent 3 approaching a large crate
A small Cuttlegear crate containing the Sunken Scroll in Octotrooper Hideout
A crate containing the Sunken Scroll in Octosniper Ramparts
Agent 3 next to the crate containing the Sunken Scroll in Inkvisible Avenues
A large plain crate in Splatoon 2
A small plain crate in Splatoon 2
Large orange crate with Kamabo Co. logo from the Octo Expansion
A large armored crate in Cozy & Safe Factory
Small target crates on Octowashers in 0204 Splitting Crosshairs
A large target crate in 0205 Tread Heavily
A small target crate flying in 0406 Those Aren't Birds
Large plain crates stacked on top of armored plain crates in 0411 Stamp 'Em Out
Reason: Clean symbol/icon of a crate
- Octarians can destroy crates with their own ink. If there are Power Eggs inside them and the Octarian destroys it, the player will not receive the Power Eggs.
- This is required to progress in one Octo Expansion level, during the Villi Phase.
- In Octo Canyon, the Octarians' ink does not affect decorated crates but can damage the normal crate
Names in other languages
- ↑ A locker decoration available in Splatoon 3 that resembles these crates is called the "Cuttlegear crate"
- ↑ Splatoon 2: Prima Official Guide, on page 16
- ↑ Leanny on GitHub