Inkblot Art Academy

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Inkblot Art Academy is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It takes place in the lot between two school buildings including a small park, parking lot, and campus pond.


Inkblot Art Academy overview.

Inkblot Art Academy features two elevated areas by the spawn points that lead into the central area of the map. There are water hazards on the side of the stage and two hand-shaped statues that players can jump atop of.[1] The spawn point is set at the highest point and far edges of the map by the streets surrounding the school. Going to the right leads to the greater portion of the map, while going forwards leads to a narrow alleyway which will drop down to one of the side gardens. The stage features many different levels and elevations with the area closest to spawn taking place between buildings. In front of the building leaving from spawn is a lot with a clam statue, which can be accessed from on top of the building. The only way to access this lot normally is from an uninkable ramp behind a wall to the corresponding team's right side. Beyond each team's statue lot is the main plaza, which is a flat battle area with the main obstacle being the tall display at the center of the map which can be climbed on. To each team's left is a ramp leading to the lower garden which possesses a tree and a block as obstacles. When in the opposing team's statue lot, there is a single wall on a building which can be inked to reach up and into the team's spawn area.

Ranked Battle terrain

In Ranked Battles, specifications for the terrain or placement of objects are different between the modes; these changes create new paths or new objects to take cover behind.

Splat Zones

The Splat Zone is located at the center of the map, both the area on ground level and on top of the display case will count towards the zone. The only change made to the map is the inclusion of a single inkable block in the lower lot, creating an additional means of getting to the center of the map.

Tower Control

The Tower is located at the center of the map in place of the display case. Two large inkable layered blocks have been added in the center of the map to both provide coverage and a vantage point. Additional ramps have been added in the lower lot for easier access back to the center map as well as two more prominent ramps in each team's statue lot which allow much easier access into each team's spawn areas. A block has been added to allowing another path into the opposing team's statue lot as well as another on the left going up the building. The tower travels left around the wall, up the ramp into the opposing team's statue lot before going across the entire thing and finishing by going up the ramp and stopping in the parking lot in front of the spawn.


  • The first checkpoint is located between the wall in front of each team's uninkable ramp and the new block.
  • The second checkpoint is located in the opposing team's statue lot.


The Rainmaker is located at the center of the map in place of the display case. The goal is located in the parking lot in front of the opposing team's spawn. Much of the map is similar to Tower Control, as the large blocks in the center of the map are present as well as all the ramps. The additional block that allows access to the opposing team's statue lot is removed but another inkable wall is added by the ramp in front of the unikable ramp.

Clam Blitz

The basket on this stage is located at the far back of the opposing team's statue lot. The map is fairly unchanged from Tower Control with the exception of the removal of the large ramps that allow easy access into the opposing team's spawn area. The platform block allowing a quick root into the statue lot has been expanded.

Splatoon 2

Inkblot Art Academy

Inkblot Art Academy

Introduced Launch
Total Area 2,468p
Hazards Water

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Inking the trees growing in The Reef and Inkblot Art Academy stages will no longer earn points or fill the special gauge.
  • Fixed an issue occurring at specific points in Inkblot Art Academy where players returning to the point of activation after using the S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet special or landing after executing a Super Jump would occasionally fall through the stage.
  • Fixed an issue in Inkblot Art Academy causing players readying a Roller or Brella at specific locations in the stage to fall through it.
  • Adjusted placement of objects in Rainmaker.
    • Added platforms and a slope leading up to the center from the open spaces on the left and right of the map.
    • Increased size of the boxes used to climb into the enemy base from the center of the stage, and adjusted the look to match the stage.
    • Added inkable box for climbing to a high point in the opponents’ base, to the left when viewed from the player's base.
    • Adjusted the direction and position of the white objects in each base.
  • Adjusted placement of objects in Tower Control.
    • Added platforms and a slope leading up to the center from the open spaces on the left and right of the map.




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  • The stage name is a reference to Rorschach tests, a psychological test that involves showing the subject an inkblot and recording their perceptions.
  • During a Splatfest, the phones ring periodically, followed by odd noises sounding like Inklings. They also sound similar to those of the S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon.
  • The internal codename for this stage in the game files is "Upland".
  • It is said by Pearl that Marina's and her outfit are designed by a graduate of Inkblot Art Academy, whereupon Marina wonders if she wrote her thesis on "ridiculously large zippers".[2]
  • Off the Hook has performed during Inkblot's music festival, during which Pearl broke several sculptures when she started a mosh pit.[2]
  • Pearl mentions that the salad in the cafeteria here is all-you-can-eat.[2]
  • Inkblot is said to be one of Off the Hook's sponsors.[3]
  • The early name of this stage was "Silversea Art Academy".[4]

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese 海女美術大学
Ama Bijutsu Daigaku
Ama Art University. It is a parody of Tama Art University.
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Koraalcampus Coral Campus
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Institut Calm'arts From calmar (squid) and art, institute
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Institut Calam'arts From calamar (squid) and art, institute
FlagGermany.svg German Perlmutt-Akademie Nacre Academy
FlagItaly.svg Italian Campus Hippocampus Hippocampus is the Italian name for Seahorses
FlagRussia.svg Russian Академия «Лепота»
Akademiya «Lepota»
Beauty Academy
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Instituto Coralino Coral Institute


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