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Added in 9 September 2017 (Fries vs. McNuggets)
Total area 1,900p
Features Inkrails, sponges
Hazards Abyss

Goosponge is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It was the third variation of Shifty Station, and first appeared in the Fries vs. McNuggets, Front Roll vs. Back Roll, and Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy Splatfests. It returned in the Mikey vs. Donnie, Hello Kitty vs. Cinnamoroll, and Chaos vs. Order Splatfests. As of version 5.0.0, it is exclusively available in Private Battles. It features Inkrails and sponges that allow for navigation to key areas.


Players spawn on either end of the stage, on raised platforms that lead down to a central area. To the right, there is a raised platform that is accessible via a sponge. To the left, there is an Inkrail on an isolated platform that the player can jump to in squid or octopus form. Towards the center of the stage are two more Inkrails, which can be used to get on their corresponding platforms. Sponges, walls, and crates in the center area can be used for cover.

When this layout was reused in May 2018, more sponges were added to allow greater movement to key areas. For example, a sponge was added alongside the left side ink rail platform to allow a route to the Inkrail that does not involve jumping. Some sponges had their sizes changed, as the center sponges allowed to get on both towers, and the sponge near the right Inkrail was made into a cube. Also, the crates centrally placed in the platform just below spawn were rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

The original version of the map is no longer available for play.




  • Appearing in six Splatfests, Goosponge appears in more Splatfests than any other variation of Shifty Station.
  • It and MakoMart are the only stages with one word in the name.
  • Its filename is "Deli03" and its codename is "Sponge", likely referring to the sponges placed around the stage.
    • The revision has the filename "Deli03_02".
  • This stage was one of five returning stages to lack the ambience that other Shifty Stations had in Recon mode during Chaos vs. Order. It did not lack the ambience when it first returned in the Mikey vs. Donnie and Hello Kitty vs. Cinnamoroll Splatfests.
  • Goosponge and Windmill House on the Pearlie are the only Shifty Station layouts to debut in different orders in North America/Oceania and Europe. Of the two, Windmill House on the Pearlie debuted first in North America and Oceania, while Goosponge debuted first in Europe.


Goosponge is named after the Goosebumps books by R. L. Stine, as well as referencing the sponges central to the stage's design.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ハンサムなスポンジ
Hansamu na Suponji
The Handsome Sponge[a]
Netherlands Dutch Sponzensprookje Sponge fairy tale
CanadaFrance French Jeu spongieux Spongy game
Germany German Schwammschwarm Sponge swarm
Italy Italian Spugne spumeggianti Foamy sponges
Russia Russian Губкозал
Sponge hall
SpainMexico Spanish Cuartel Esponja Sponge Quarters

Translation notes

  1. A pun on Hansamu na Kanojo (The Handsome Girlfriend), by Wataru Yoshizumi.