Don't Tease with the Keys

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Don't Tease with the Keys
Find the keys, and unlock the path to the goal.
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Don't Tease with the Keys
In this mission, you must reclaim keys from enemy forces to unlock and reach the goal.
O.R.C.A. describing the stage

Don't Tease with the Keys is the 67th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


The only Octarians in this mission are six Tentakooks, four of which hold keys. The Tentakooks scatter as soon as the player uses the dash track to jump to the main platform, and the player must hunt them down to capture the keys and unlock the four vaults blocking the path to the goal.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced



Agent 1's Quotes

Stick 'em in the Tentakooks' paths with !
— Using Splattershot
Hey, a key!
And another!
Ahhh... Soak in that view!
Inkrail ahoy!
There's gotta be keys around here, right?
I think that's where we're headed.
OK, then let's find those keys!
Pretty sweet key collection you got there.
That oughta be the last of 'em.
Just a quick climb and we're golden!

Agent 2's Quotes

You know what'd be perfect right now? Ink Mines!
— Using Splattershot
Ha! Sweet.
Take THAT!
Just getting warmed up!
Looks like this is the way.
There's a bunch of vaults up there. I'm gonna assume that's what the keys are for.
Guess we need to find some keys.
Ooo! That was a juicy one!
I gotta admit you're kinda good at this.
And that's that. They're history!
Your shoe's untied. Ha! Kidding. But don't fall, OK?


  • Even if the player clears away the cardboard boxes that they would usually crash through when jumping to the main platform, Agent 1 will still complain about them when the player lands.
  • This is the first level in any single-player campaign in the Splatoon series to feature the Ink Mine as a usable sub weapon.

Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Sleutel, ik heb je!
Vind de sleutels en maak de weg naar het doel vrij!
Key, I caught you!
Find the keys and clear the way to the goal!
CanadaFrance French Vers où… sont les clés?
Trouve les clés pour déverrouiller la voie vers l'arrivée.
Where…are the keys?
Find the keys to unlock the path towards the goal.
Germany German Der Weisheit letzter Schlüssel[a]
Finde die Schlüssel und öffne den Weg zum Ziel!
Wisdom's last key
Find the keys and unlock the way to the goal!
Italy Italian Hai perso le chiavi?
Trova le chiavi per sbloccare il percorso verso il traguardo.
Have you lost your keys?
Find the keys to unlock the path to the goal.
Russia Russian В поисках ключей
Найдите все ключи и доберитесь до цели.

V poiskhakh klyuchey
Naydite vse klyuchi i doberites' do tseli.
In search of keys
Find all keys and reach the goal.
SpainMexico Spanish Llaves, objectivo clave
Alcanza la meta encontrando las llaves.
Keys, key objective
Reach the goal by finding the keys.
China Chinese (Simplified) 追寻已久的生活正解就在这里。

Zhuīxún yǐjiǔ de shēnghuó zhēngjiě jiùzài zhèlǐ.
Xúnzhǎo yàoshi bìng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
The long-sought solution to life is right here.
Find the keys and reach the goal.

Translation notes

  1. Likely a play on the German saying der Weisheit letzter Schluss (lit. wisdom's last conclusion; used to refer to the best possible solution) and Schlüssel' (key).