Loot anchor

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A hidden loot anchor revealed with ink.

A loot anchor is a device found in Return of the Mammalians in Splatoon 3. They are hidden in the overworld and resemble a propeller or turbine with a red LED light on the top. In the Crater and Alterna, they can be found either out in the open, buried in the snow, or invisible. All varieties can be shot at with ink to reveal and destroy them.

Loot anchors can be tracked down using Smallfry, who will 'notice' them when he is nearby and produce an exclamation mark, move toward its location, and jump up and down with a golden glow in order to alert the player.

Loot anchors can contain Sunken Scrolls, Sardinium, gold records, Power Eggs, or locker decorations, while only one contains a Tableturf Battle card pack per site (including The Crater). Most loot anchors can only be destroyed once, however there are a select number of them in each area of Alterna that will always re-appear in the same location after leaving, which each give 25 Power Eggs. All of these respawning anchors are invisible.



  • The eight blades of the propeller portion of the loot anchor might be a reference to the eight legs of an octopus.
  • The locations of 25 egg patches are determined by Smallfry's haircut.[1][2]

Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese びっくりネジ
bikkuri neji
Surprise screw
Netherlands Dutch Schatschroef Treasure screw
CanadaFrance French Ancre à butin Loot anchor
Germany German Beuteanker Loot Anchor
Italy Italian Pescatesori Treasure-fisher. It can also be a pun on "pescatori" (fishermen)
Russia Russian Выковырякорь
Pick out anchor
SpainMexico Spanish Anclaje sorpresa Surprise anchorage
China Chinese (Simplified) 惊人螺丝
Jīngrén luósī
Amazing screw
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 驚人螺絲
South Korea Korean 깜짝 나사 Same as Japanese
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