Floating Sponge Garden

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Floating Sponge Garden
~ Soak It Up! ~ (NA)[a]
- Dare to Dream Bigger - (EU/OC)[b]
Number 5
Area 2
Sheldon's Request
Items 1 scroll
Music Eight-Legged Advance
amiibo challenges Inkling GirlInkling Girl (recolor)Inkling Girl 2 Cash 900

Inkling SquidInkling Squid (recolor)Inkling Squid 2 Cash 1000

Floating Sponge Garden is the fifth mission in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley. It is named as such because of its heavy use of sponges.

Octo Valley

After the player clears The Mighty Octostomp!, they gain access to Area 2 via an Inkrail. To access this level, walk up into a large crater on the ground and shoot the invisible kettle to enter.

Stage summary

Floating Sponge Garden stage summary
Enemy name Image Locations and total found
Beginning Area
Checkpoint 4
Twintacle Octotrooper
Beginning Area
Checkpoint 1
Checkpoint 5
Checkpoint 2
Checkpoint 3
Checkpoint 4
Final Checkpoint
Checkpoint 5
Final Checkpoint
Item name Image Locations and total found
Sunken Scroll
Checkpoint 4 1
Feature name Image Locations and total found
Ink Cannon
Final Checkpoint 1
All areas 21

Floating Sponge Garden introduces sponges. Most of the stage's mechanics and difficulty is avoiding enemy ink to keep sponges fully expanded, to avoid falling into pits. The end of the stage features an Ink Cannon to fire at Octocopters and Octotroopers.


Sunken Scroll

The Terrifying Biology of the Inkling! Strength: Can leap up to 5 feet. Brain: Simple and predatory. Bones: None! Eyes: Can spot prey from 100 yd. away. Defense: High-pressure, high-capacity ink sack.

Location: At the fourth checkpoint, under the already inflated sponge. Let the two Octopods hit it, or alternatively, let the Octotroopers ahead shoot it. After it deflates, drop through the net and get the Scroll.


USAUnited Kingdom English

Cap'n Cuttlefish
That there is a sponge.
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Aye! Well done!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Forgot to mention—enemy attacks cause sponges to shrink.
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Launchpad ahoy!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Hide in the sponges and let 'em go past!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
It's go time, bucko!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Oho! Now go and grab that ZapfishZapfish.



A pre-release version of Floating Sponge Garden

In one of the trailers showing off Splatoon's single-player mode, a slightly different version of this level was shown to audiences.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スポンジ空中庭園

Suponji no Kūchū Teien
Fukuramase! Yume to Kibō
Floating Garden of Sponges:
Inflate! Hopes and Dreams
Canada French (NOA) - Parc suspendu -
Ne jetez pas l'éponge!
- Suspended park -
Do not throw away the sponge!
France French (NOE) - Parc suspendu -
Ne jetez pas l'eponge
- Suspended park -
Do not throw away the sponge
Germany German Schwamm drüber Sponge over it[c]
Italy Italian Colpi di spugna nei
giardini volanti!
Dab of the Sponge in the flying gardens!
("Colpi di Spugna" is used similarly to "clean slate" in English)
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Esponjas en flora
~ ¡Absorbe todo! ~
Sponges In bloom
~ Absorb everything! ~
Spain Spanish (NOE) Esponjas en su tinta Sponges in their ink

Translation notes

  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania
  3. "Schwamm drüber" is a german expression which means "Get over it" or "Don't worry about it".

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