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MakoMart is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It is modeled after a supermarket or grocery store. It is also one of the stages that can have Tricolor Turf Wars.


MakoMart overview.

MakoMart is a fairly open stage in terms of tractability, with very few areas that a function as inescapable choke points. Leading from each team's spawn point, players can either jump straight down into the accessible battlefield, head left to immediately face a Inkrail which takes them closer to the center of the stage, or head right up a ramp to the far-right side. After dropping down, a large wall provides coverage and a vantage point for the team which cannot be accessed from the other side. Players can either head to the open path to the left which enemies can enter through, or up the barricade or ramps to gain a vantage point. The center portion of the stage features a raised area with two large obstacles on each side with a box in the center. Two narrow hallways line the outer side of this area, with inkable walls to get directly back to the center. To each team's right is a bit of open space with a ramp. Due to having a direct open path to the center, MakoMart facilitates a quick pace.

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 stage and consists of all the area between the two main blocks. The spawn point for each team has been moved to the wider platform to the right of the original spawn point. Notable changes to the stage layout include an expansion to the raised area to each team's immediate left as well as sponges added at ground level. Minor blocks have been added and removed, and the center block in the Splat Zones is removed, replaced with a wide bumper.

Tower Control

The Tower is located at the center of the stage in place of the original box. The spawn point is roughly in the same place as in Splat Zones, though pushed back a bit more. The Tower travels towards the enemy's side before going down the ramp to its left, then raising shortly before traveling right to the entrance to the enemy base. It then travels a bit further and reaches the goal, which is just past the opening.

In Splatoon 2, checkpoints have been added:
Checkpoint Location Timer (Seconds) Progress Amount
Before After Total
1 The first checkpoint is located immediately at the bottom to the ramp it travels down. 5 82 72 10
2 The second checkpoint is located just where the opening into the opposing team's base is. 4 40 32 8
3 The third checkpoint is located immediately before the goal. 4 16 10 6
Splatoon 3 checkpoints:
Checkpoint Location Timer (Seconds) Progress Amount
Before After Total
1 The first checkpoint is located immediately at the bottom to the ramp it travels down. 5 83 73 10
2 The second checkpoint is located just before the opening into the opposing team's base. 4 39 31 8
3 The third checkpoint is located immediately before the goal. 3 15 9 6


The Rainmaker is located at the center of the stage on top of the block. The position of the spawn point is radically different, being on the immediate left of the Turf Wars spawn point, just before the Inkrail, with the area raised even more than normal. The goals are located at the same location of the spawn point in Turf Wars with a large slope to make the area accessible. The main two options to get to the goal is either through the normally accessible open path to each team's left or on the other side. An inkable block has been added to allow players to enter into the opposing team's base through the upper route.

Clam Blitz

The baskets are located just on the opposing sides of the center raised area on the uninkable surface with a bump added. The spawn point is in the same location as it is in Tower Control. An inkable block is added to the left to allow players to jump to the same layer as the basket. An inkable ramp is also added to the right to make getting to the basket easier.

Tricolor Turf War terrain

In the Tricolor Turf War variant of MakoMart the whole spawn area was changed with the left side of the spawn almost missing completely, only adding a platform, where the Out-of-bounds area normally is, as a spawn for the defending team. The right side, which functions as a spawn for the attacking teams, is somewhat similar to the original variant, only leveling the terrain to be flatter than before. On the middle level of the right side a Sponge was added and the ramp that normally goes down, instead goes up. The block that is added in different other modes like Rainmaker is also present. On the lower area of the right side some blocks were added to make getting into the middle easier and in the middle it self a pedestal for the Ultra Signal was added, the rest of the stage is unchanged.

Splatoon 2



Added in 25 November 2017
Total area 2,167p
Features Inkrails, Sponges (SZ)
Hazards Abyss

MakoMart was released on 25 November 2017 at 02:00 UTC.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue on MakoMart in which if a certain wall was hit with a bomb, ink would splash onto a nearby wall that players were occasionally unable to submerge into.
  • Fixed an issue on MakoMart in which a certain railing could be seen through by pulling the camera close to it.
  • Slightly adjusted the tower path in Tower Control on MakoMart in order to fix a rare issue in which the player could be sandwiched between the tower and terrain, causing them to be pushed inside the terrain.
  • Adjusted the direction of the turf map on MakoMart to display the Alpha team's start point on the left-hand side of the screen as like other maps.
  • Changed the location of some Inkrails in Rainmaker on MakoMart making it so that they cannot be used to carry the Rainmaker to a high platform in your team's base.



Splatoon 3



Added in Drizzle Season 2022 (1.1.0)
Total area 2,275p
Features Inkrails, Sponges (SZ)(TC)(TTW)
Hazards Abyss

MakoMart returns in Splatoon 3 with a slightly new design. It is one of the stages that can have Tricolor Turf Wars.


MakoMart was available in the following Splatfests as a Tricolor Turf War stage in Splatoon 3:

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue where players could stand on top of the surrounding fence outside the stage.
  • In Splat Zones, Tower Control, and Clam Blitz modes, adjusted the Squid Spawn beginning positions and fixed an issue where part of the ceiling would be displayed on-screen.
  • Fixed an issue when playing Rainmaker mode that caused the score to not change smoothly in certain areas.


After 3.0



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  • Nintendo specifically made sure to get MakoMart ready for Black Friday in the US and Canada.[1]
  • The stage's name is a reference to the genus Isurus, known as mako sharks.
  • As of Version 3.1.0, an advertisement for this location is one of the rotating ads on the left-side jumbotron in Inkopolis Square.
  • Cereal boxes with Pearl and Marina's logos are found here, possibly being Off the Hook branded cereal. Low poly Off the Hook branded ice creams can also be found in the freezer, along with a Pearl magazine in the exterior battle area.
  • MakoMart is the only stage with the spawn points placed in four different locations: only Clam Blitz and Tower Control share spawn locations.
  • This stage and Goosponge are the only stages with one word in the name.
  • The same circular panel above the center of the stage can also be seen in C08 Right Round Station, but with a Kamabo Corporation logo across the top.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ザトウマーケット
zatō māketto
Humpback Whale Market
Netherlands Dutch Bultrugbazaar Humpback whale market
CanadaFrance French Supermarché Cétacé Cetacean Super Market - "Cétacé" is also a reference to the weapons brand of the same name (Dolphin in English). However, the proof that Dolphin is also a store name has yet to be confirmed.
Germany German Cetacea-Markt Cetacea Market
Italy Italian Mercatotano Portmanteau of mercato ("market") and totano (the European flying squid)
Russia Russian Горбуша-Маркет
Pink salmon market
SpainMexico Spanish Ultramarinos Orca Orca Corner Store
China Chinese (Simplified) 座头购物中心
zuòtóu gòuwù zhōngxīn (Mandarin)
Humpback Whale Shopping Center
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 座頭購物中心
zuòtóu gòuwù zhōngxīn (Mandarin)
Humpback Whale Shopping Center
South Korea Korean 혹등 마켓
hokdeung maket
Same as Japanese name
Portugal Portuguese MakoMart Same as English
 Internal Line[2]

Translation notes