Goby Arena

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Goby Arena is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It is designed after a basketball court, with overhead monitors, and the hoops are inkable and play a strategic role in both Regular Battle and Ranked Battle.


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Splatoon 2

Goby Arena

Goby Arena

Introduced March 2, 2018
Total BP 2,221p
Features Inkrails & Sponges

Goby Arena was announced on February 11, 2018 at 14:00 UTC[1] and released on March 2, 2018 at 2:00 UTC.[2]

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Issues where it was difficult to discern between different colors of ink in Goby Arena during festivals have been fixed.




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  • The name of the map is a reference to the family Gobiidae, known as goby fish.
  • While playing on this stage, ambient noises of basketball shoes squeaking on hardwood can be heard. This is especially notable in Recon mode, since there is no background music.
  • Behind team Alpha's spawn, banners can be seen that have the same coloring and logo as the S2 Gear Clothing B-ball Jersey (Away).png B-ball Jersey (Away).
  • Behind team Bravo's spawn, banners can be seen that have the same coloring and logo as the "Lobstars Uniform" gear that will be released in Version 3.0.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese アジフライスタジアム
Ajifurai Sutajiamu
Fried Mackerel Stadium. A parody of Ajinomoto Stadium.
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Planktonstadion Plankton Stadium
FlagFrance.svg French Stade Bernique Limpet Stadium
FlagGermany.svg German Backfisch-Stadion Fried Fish Stadium
FlagItaly.svg Italian Arena Sardina Sardine Arena
FlagRussia.svg Russian Арена «Лужа»
Arena «Luzha»
Puddle Arena
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Estadio Ajolote Axolotl Stadium


Locations in Splatoon 2
Places Galleria · Inkopolis Square · The Shoal · Octo Canyon · Deepsea Metro
Stages Arowana Mall · Blackbelly Skatepark · Camp Triggerfish · Goby Arena · Humpback Pump Track · Inkblot Art Academy · Kelp Dome
MakoMart · Manta Maria · Moray Towers · Musselforge Fitness · Piranha Pit · Port Mackerel · Shellendorf Institute
Shifty Station · Snapper Canal · Starfish Mainstage · Sturgeon Shipyard · The Reef · Wahoo World · Walleye Warehouse
Salmon Run Stages Lost Outpost · Marooner's Bay · Salmonid Smokeyard · Spawning Grounds
Shops S2 Icon Ammo Knights.png Ammo Knights · S2 Icon Headspace.png Headspace · S2 Icon Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe.png Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe · S2 Icon Shella Fresh.png Shella Fresh