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Inkopolis Plaza during a Splatfest.
See and be seen in this bustling city center. It's the place to hang out, gear up, and of course, join the hottest sport in town: Ink battles!
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Inkopolis is a large city in Inkadia that appears in all three games in the Splatoon series, being the main setting of the first two games and a more minor location in the third. Many evolved versions of sea creatures live there, such as Inklings, Octolings, and jellyfish, and it contains locations such as Inkopolis Plaza (the main hub of Splatoon), Inkopolis Square (the main hub of Splatoon 2), and many stages on which battles take place. In Splatoon 3, the term Greater Inkopolis is sometimes used to refer to the area of Inkopolis that contains its various stages.


Inkopolis was created long after Earth had been submerged by rising sea levels and its land-dwelling inhabitants, such as humans, were wiped out. After 12,000 years, octopuses and squids eventually evolved to become land-living creatures and lived together in harmony. However, all that changed when the sea levels rose again. They began fighting over the remaining habitable land in the Great Turf War, causing the Octarians to go into hiding after they lost the war.


Inkopolis Plaza

Main article: Inkopolis Plaza
Inkopolis Plaza.

Inkopolis Plaza is the hub area of Splatoon. From here, players can access various types of modes and shops as well as interact with other players' Inklings they have battled with recently or with those who recently posted a post to Miiverse. It is the heart of Inkopolis. As part of the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass, Inkopolis Plaza is an alternate hub area in Splatoon 3.

Inkopolis Square

Main article: Inkopolis Square
Inkopolis Square.

Inkopolis Square is the hub area of Splatoon 2. Like the previous game, players can access various types of modes and shops as well as interact with other players' Inklings and Octolings they have battled with recently or with those who recently posted a post to social media.

Other areas

There are a few known other areas inside Inkopolis that the player can access:

Notable residents

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  • The Great Zapfish is the power source of Inkopolis.
  • Judd is a cat and a multiplayer referee in every Splatoon game.
  • Li'l Judd is a kitten and a multiplayer referee in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.



  • The layout and design of Inkopolis is based on the city of Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In the games, it is impossible to use weapons in Inkopolis. However, in the Splatoon manga, Goggles, Rider and Headphones are seen swimming through ink trails in Inkopolis, while Rider is seen performing an ink flick on Goggles.
  • Inkopolis is connected to Splatsville via a "sophisticated transportation network" that allows Inklings and Octolings to travel to the stages in Greater Inkopolis from Splatsville.[1] Additionally, Hammerhead Bridge connects Greater Inkopolis to the Splatlands.
  • According to the Splashtag titles, one that comes from Inkopolis is referred to as a "Inkopolitan".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ハイカラシティ
haikara shiti
Trendy city[a]
Netherlands Dutch Inkopolis Same as English name
Canada and France French Chromapolis Portmanteau of Greek words khroma ("color") and polis ("city")
Germany German Inkopolis Same as English name
Italy Italian Coloropoli From colore ("color") and Greek polis ("city")
Russia Russian Инкополь
From ink and поль pol (a common ending for Russian towns)
Spain Spanish Cromópolis From Latin chroma ("color"), cromo ("chrome"), and Greek polis ("city")
China Chinese (Simplified) 尚兴市
shàng xīng shì
Fashionable prosperous city
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 尚興市
shàng xīng shì (Mandarin)
soeng6 hing1 si5 (Cantonese)
Fashionable prosperous city[b]
South Korea Korean 오더폴리스 시티
odeopolliseu siti
Orderpolis City

Translation notes

  1. A play on ハイカラ haikara ("high collar"), イカ ika ("squid") and color
  2. Derived from "時尚" (meaning "fashionable") and "興旺" (meaning "prosperous").