Muck Warfare

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Muck Warfare
Artist Off the Hook
Vocals Rina Itou
Alice Peralta
Pearl (in-game)
Marina (in-game)
Game Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Splatfest Regular Battles
Squid Beatz 2
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 23 (Squid Beatz 2)
5 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
15 (Octotune Disc 2)
5 (1st Concert, Octotune Disc 2)
Genre Pop
BPM 164
Key signature B♭ major
Length 3:28 (Splatune 2 and Octotune)
Audio file

Muck Warfare is a song performed by Off the Hook.


Muck Warfare is an energetic electronic pop song featuring eccentric, electronic instrumentals. In live performances of this song, Marina is seen on the keytar. It was one of three songs that had a chance of playing during Splatfest Regular Battles in Splatoon 2. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz 2 after hearing it in a Splatfest at least once, though this requirement has been removed since version 5.2.0, with a maximum score of 169 and 333 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively.

See also: Muck Warfare

The song is also featured in the soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and by default, it has a chance of playing on Moray Towers, where a special Splatfest version of the stage is used if played. It can also be heard in the Sounds section in the Vault menu. In Splatoon 3, the song can be heard in the jukebox as of version 7.0.0 if the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass has been downloaded.


The booklet included with Splatune 2 gives the official lyrics for Muck Warfare. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana and katakana simply give the pronunciation. According to a Famitsu interview,[1] the former is used to indicate Pearl's lyrics in Inkling language, whereas the latter is used to indicate Marina's lyrics in Octarian language.

Japanese version

アスタフメヤ デンヌヒ
イラビ ミヤ ズルナディ
ディスティクミヤ ユガンナズィ
デラエステフ パンジャヨビ

ちゅりばひないえ やいまれ
じゃるだんみれすらい ちょらぺね
でぃれんぬ さいだみら よごなべ
でらえすてふ ぱんじゃよび

マウナ・ナ・ナ ヤッシジュミナハ ハ・ハ
ディ・ディ・ディ ケシュフニラコマ マサナ
ケ・ケ・ケ ケシュフヨロガジョ ジョ・ジョ
アヌフ ディンミナ ミナジン
シャナシャナ ブラナシャナ


らに えすたねび
よましゃすた しょあで

Romaji version

Astafmeya dennuhi
Irabi miya zurunadi
Distikumiya yugannazi
Deraestef panjayobi

Churibahinaie yaimare
Jarudanmiresrai chorapene
Dirennu saidamira yogonabe
Deraestef panjayobi yasshijuminaha ha.ha
Di.di.di keshufunirakoma masana keshufuyorogajo
Anufu dinmina minajin
Shanashana branashana


Rani estanebi
Yomashasta shoade

Other versions

Muck Warfare (album)

On Splatune 2 and Octotune, a slightly different version of Muck Warfare is used. The version in albums has slightly louder vocals than the in-game version, and an altered version of the eight-note jingle heard throughout the song.

Muck Warfare (live)

During live performances, an extended version of Muck Warfare is used. Although each performance is different due to the live bands, they all share the same structure, generally looping once, giving Marina a keytar solo before the second chorus, extending the second chorus, and giving the song a definitive end. The version used in live performances uses the same version of the altered eight-note jingle heard in the album version.

At Tentalive at Tokaigi 2019, a brief introduction is given to all the band members before Marina's keytar solo, allowing each of them to perform a short solo on their respective instruments.

Side Order version

During the cutscene of the train at the beginning of Side Order, the player's character can be heard listening to Muck Warfare's intro as they start to fall asleep. The song slowly becomes distorted before fading out.

Samples and interpolations

SPLATOCALYPSE (Final Splatfest announcement – background music)

An instrumental sample of Muck Warfare's main vocals plays in the trailer for Chaos vs. Order, being added to the melody of Calamari Inkantation at 15 seconds before transitioning to Shark Bytes.


Muck Warfare generally refers to the mess made when fighting with ink during Splatfest battles.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese レッド・ホット・エゴイスト
reddo hotto egoisuto
Red Hot Egoist


  1. イイダのパートはイカと 言語 げんご ちが Famitsu interview