Making It Rain...Here?

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Making It Rain...Here?
Try out the Rainmaker in places it was never meant to be used!
Type Online multiplayer mode, Challenge
Players 8 (4v4)
Ranked No
Weapons All
Controllers Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with grip.png Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.png Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Release Date 17 January 2024
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Making It Rain...Here? is a Challenge in Splatoon 3. Information about it was first available on 29 December 2023 at 22:00 UTC on SplatNet 3 after the conclusion of a Sheldon's Dress-Up Showdown Challenge. It was first available on 17 January 2024 during Chill Season 2023 as the twenty-second available Challenge in Splatoon 3.


During the Challenge, the Rainmaker weapon appears in modes other than Rainmaker.

In this Challenge, the Rainmaker does not drop where the holder is splatted; instead, it returns to the center of the stage. Similar to the standard Rainmaker mode, there is a timer for the holder of the Rainmaker. If the timer reaches zero, the holder is splatted. However, unlike the standard mode, the Rainmaker returns to the center of the stage after the explosion timer reaches zero.

In-game info

See what you can do with the Rainmaker in a regular battle!

  • The mode will not be Rainmaker.
  • The Rainmaker will appear in the center of the stage.
  • Any player who obtains the Rainmaker can use it to their advantage!
  • If the player holding the Rainmaker is defeated, the Rainmaker will return to the center of the stage.
  • Both primary and secondary abilities will be enabled.

List of Challenges

Duration Mode Stages Rankings
17 January 2024 at S3 icon Turf War.png
Turf War
S3 Stage Eeltail Alley.png
Eeltail Alley
S3 Stage Humpback Pump Track.png
Humpback Pump Track
Making It Rain...Here?/Top 100 (January 2024)


SRL Challenge Team here with a storm warning! The Making It Rain...Here? Challenge runs from Tuesday 1/16 to Wednesday 1/17.

Is this Rainmaker or Turf War?! How about both! In this special version of Turf War, you can use Rainmaker shots to claim turf or blast approaching foes.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]


Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese なぜここにガチホコが?!
naze kokoni gachihoko ga ?!
Why is Rainmaker here?!
Netherlands Dutch Bazookarper op bezoek
Gebruik de Bazookarper op plaatsen waar hij nooit voor bedoeld was!
Rainmaker is visiting
Use the Rainmaker in places where it never was meant for!
Germany German Nie ohne Kanone
Goldfischkanonen unverhofft und überall!
Never without Rainmaker
Rainmaker unexpectedly and everywhere!
Russia Russian Мегакарпе дием!
Используй мегакарп в тех местах, для которых он не был предназначен.

Megakarpe diem!
Ispol'zuy megakarp v tekh mestakh, dlya kotorykh on ne byl prednaznachen.
Megacarpe diem![a]
Use Rainmaker in those places it wasn't meant for.
Mexico Spanish (NOA) ¿Un pez dorado... aquí?
¡Prueba el pez dorado en combates convencionales!
A Rainmaker... here?
Try the Rainmaker in conventional matches!

Translation notes

  1. Comes from мегакарп megakarp ("megacarp", the Russian name of Rainmaker), carpe diem (Latin aphorism for "seize the day"), and the message "Карпа дием!" "Karpa diem!" (a combination of карп karp ("carp") and carpe diem) which appears at the start of the Rainmaker match