Ink Fast, Hotshot

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04-09: Flying Worst Class
Return of the Mammalians missions
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Ink Fast, Hotshot
Destroy the targets to reach the goal.
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Site Landfill Dreamland
Fee Power Eggs 40
Lives 3
Weapons and Rewards

S3 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro Flat.pngS3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png

S3 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer Flat.pngS3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png

Power Eggs 500 Power Eggs 600

First-time Bonus Power Eggs Undocumented

Ink Fast, Hotshot is the 40th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


This mission consists of a series of challenges in which the player must pop all target balloons before they escape while avoiding fail balloons. If they pop a fail balloon or let a target balloon escape, they will fail the mission. Each challenge will begin when and only when the player steps on the corresponding switch.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


S3 Icon Callie.png Agent 1's Quotes

You passed? You passed!
They might try to fake you out, so watch your aim.
Mmm! Nice!
Whoa... Kinda dizzy here...
Yes! Woo-hoo!

S3 Icon Marie.png Agent 2's Quotes

Oh, I get it! You wanna avoid breaking the fail balloons. That makes sense.
Whoa! You didn't even break a sweat.
Way to go!
We're getting there...
That was pretty fun.

S3 Icon O.R.C.A..png O.R.C.A.'s Quotes

You may begin the test at any time by standing on the switch.
Mission...failed. You let a target escape.
Mission...failed. You popped a fail balloon.


The phrase "Ink Fast' is a reference to the phrase "think fast' generally said by children throwing things at each other while inattentive.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Snelle revleksen
Vernietig alle doelwitten!
Fast reflexes[note 1]
Destroy all targets!
Russia Russian Поспешишь, больше закрасишь
Поразите мишени и доберитесь до цели.

Pospeshish', bol'she zakrasish'
Porazite misheni i doberites' do tseli.
Haste makes more painting
Hit the targets and reach the goal.
China Chinese (Simplified) 美不可失,时不再来。

Měi bù kě shī, shí bú zài lái.
Pòhuài biāobǎ bìng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Beauty or never. [note 2]
Destroy targets and reach the goal.

Translation notes

  1. From vlek ("stain") and reflexen ("reflexes")
  2. From the phrase “机不可失,时不再来” ("now or never").