Graffiti

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An example of graffiti, as seen in the credits of Splatoon.

Graffiti are a common element in Inkopolis and Splatsville, being present in all main hubs, Story Modes and all stages. They consist of official designs and player-made drawings made via the mailbox. If a player is not connected to the internet or disables posts in the Options menu (or in any case in Splatoon following Miiverse's closure), graffiti that would normally depict player-made drawings instead shows predetermined illustrations.

Official designs show up in all sorts of forms, some of them being stickers, posters or spray painted. They can appear on the ground, buildings, objects, loading screens and menus among others. Many of these designs reoccur throughout multiple games.

Splatoon

Players could create drawings in the form of Miiverse posts that then showed up in game. This feature was removed upon Miiverse's closure. They appeared on specific billboards, and during Splatfests they appeared on banners, neon signs, fireworks and the back of the Squid Sisters' trucks. Walking up to an Inkling in the Inkopolis Plaza displayed their drawing (if one was created) above their head in a speech bubble. A player is able to hold ZR to focus on a specific player-made drawing, which allows them to respond to it with "Yeah!".

Splatoon 2

Player-made drawings are now created fully in game, and can be shared online through a Twitter or Facebook account linked to their Nintendo account. A player has to post their drawing on at least one of those sites for it to show to other players. Similarly to Splatoon, player-made drawings show up on specific billboards and as speech bubbles above Inklings and Octolings. They additionally show up as small cards during Splatfests, and banners held by Inklings and Octolings. A player is able to hold to focus on a specific player-made drawing, which allows them to respond to it with "Fresh!". This can also be done directly through the speech bubbles.

Splatoon 3

Player-made drawings function almost identically to Splatoon 2. During Splatfests, they also additionally appear in the sky through drone shows.

Locations

Graffiti Located in Located in Located in

Jr. Mark (mem cake)
Areas
Equipment
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Splashtags
  • Starting Banner

Locker customizations

  • SQD-NML character

"Slow Your Roll" Mole (mem cake)
Construction company
Mascot of Neo
Stages
Other
  • Urchin Underpass 2.0 update teaser
Stages
Areas
Stages
Locker customizations
  • BCF poster

iShipIt (mem cake)
Shipping company
N/A
Stages
Areas
Locker customizations
  • iShipIt logo

Familiar graffiti (mem cake)
Stages
Areas
Stages
Areas
Stages


Locker customizations

  • RBTSML sticker

Li'l Max (mem cake)
N/A
Stages
Areas
Locker customizations
  • NMMX character

Climbing Skipjack tuna
(ノボリガツオくん / Noborigatsuo-kun)[1]
Fish with legs and a backpack
Indicates a slope nearby.
Octo Canyon's official mascot character.[2]
N/A
Stages
Areas
Stages


Locker customizations

  • GGTNA character

Squidluminati
N/A
Stages
Areas

ASARIDEAD
Character by graffiti artist Sally
Inspired by the insides of dead clams cooked in miso soup.[3]
May be a stylized face with a nose hanging over a smile.
N/A
Stages
Areas Other
  • UI display
Stages

Locker customizations

  • XCLM character

Other

  • Banner

Squid slopes
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Stages
Equipment
Locker customizations
  • PTYSQD-B sticker
  • PTYSQD-R sticker

Squid eye stickers
Stages
Equipment
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Stages

Areas

Locker customizations

  • ANG-IZ deco
  • DZY-IZ deco
  • I-IZ deco
  • UO-IZ deco
  • WNQ-IZ deco

Octopus Poster
Stages
Areas
Stages
Areas

Squid exit sign
Stages
Stages
Areas

Octopus exit sign
Stages
Areas

Vending machines in Splatoon
(じはんき)
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Stages
Equipment

Shark fins
Vending machines in Splatoon 2
(Fizzy)
N/A
Stages
Areas
Equipment

Reel
Stages
Equipment
Stages
Equipment

Octopus oil company
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Other
  • Octarian UFOs
Stages
Areas
Equipment

"Hello my name is" Stickers
Stages
Areas
Stages
Areas
Stages

Areas


Octopus
Stages
Areas
Equipment
Areas
Equipment
Other
  • Callie's Octarian outfit tattoo

BlobMob
N/A
Areas
Areas
Equipment
Locker customizations
  • SM-SM Character

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite the closure of Miiverse, posts from it still appear as graffiti in Splatoon in the Battle Dojo stages and Octo Valley missions that are based on multiplayer stages.
  • According to a developer interview, jellyfish are known to create a large amount of graffiti.[4] This may mean that they are responsible for some of the graffiti in Inkopolis.
  • Some stickers that appear as Easter eggs depict characters from other Nintendo franchises, such as Bloopers and Octoroks.
  • The graffiti in stages is colored to match the neutral color of the two ink colors in the current battle.
  • There are different variants of the small cards that depict graffiti in Octo Valley and Octo Canyon to those found in Inkopolis. In the Octo Expansion, round versions of these cards appear.

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