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A crate

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. Some crates can be submerged in enemy ink and only appear when covered with the player's own ink. Crates 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[1], also known as orange crates[2], 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

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.


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  • 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

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 木箱
Wooden Box
Netherlands Dutch Kist Box
Russia Russian Ящик
SpainMexico Spanish Caja Box

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マト
Netherlands Dutch Doelwit Target
CanadaFrance French Cible Target
Germany German Ziel Target
Italy Italian Bersaglio
Russia Russian Мишень
SpainMexico Spanish Blanco
China Chinese (Simplified) 标靶
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 標靶
South Korea Korean 과녁 Target
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  1. A locker decoration available in Splatoon 3 that resembles these crates is called the "Cuttlegear crate"
  2. Splatoon 2: Prima Official Guide, on page 16
  3. GitHub Leanny on GitHub