Octocommander Fortress

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Octocommander Fortress
˜ Child of the Battlefield ˜
OC Octocommander Fortress beginning.jpg
Number 17
Area 4
Sheldon's Request S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Replica.png Hero Slosher
Items 1 Scroll, 1 Sardinium, 3 Armor, 1 Crust Bucket Ticket
Music Octo Eight-Step
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Octocommander Fortress

Octocommander Fortress is the seventeenth mission of Splatoon 2's single player mode Octo Canyon. It is the first of two missions in Octo Canyon to have an Octostamp DX in it. It is also the first mission to use Octocommanders.

Octo Canyon

On the right of the launchpad from Area 3 is a Bounce Pad. Use it to reach a high-up wall. Ink it and climb it, and the kettle sits on top.



Octocommander Fortress Stats
Area Enemies Armor Special Weapon Sunken Scroll Sardinium Crust Bucket Ticket
Beginning Area N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 1 1x Octotrooper, 1x Octostamp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 2 2x Octotroopers N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A
Checkpoint 3 1x Octotrooper, 1x Octocommander 1x Armor N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 4 2x Octotroopers 1x Armor N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 6 1x Octotrooper, 2x Octostamps, 1x Octostamp DX N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes
Final Checkpoint 1x Octotrooper, 3x Octocommanders 1x Armor N/A Yes N/A N/A

Beginning Area

Ahead directly is a launchpad to the first checkpoint.

Checkpoint 1

Ahead is a T-shaped block rotating clockwise. There is an Octotrooper on a concave corner of the side of the block. Use the block to cross the gap, and use the Gusher ahead to climb up. There, an Octostamp approaches from behind a barrier. Defeat it if necessary and climb up the wall to the right to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 2

Ahead is a Gusher used to climb up another larger T-shaped block. There is an Octotrooper on a car to the right on the base side, another Octotrooper on the other side of the gap, and a Rolonium on the top of the side. Use the block to cross the gap and use the Ride rail to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 3

Ahead is an inked path stopping at a barrier, an Octotrooper behind a Rolonium to the left, and an Octocommander behind a rotating flat platform with a Rolonium on the side and a car on the base. Defeat the Octotrooper, take cover behind the barrier while the Octocommander is firing, and approach and splat the Octocommander when it's not firing. Ahead is the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 4

Ahead are two rotating platforms in a series. These rotating platforms lock in every 90 degrees for about 2 seconds before rotating again. The second one with two Octotroopers on two cars on the two bases of the platform is placed up higher so the player will have to climb up the platforms to cross the gap. At the top is the next checkpoint with a Ride rail behind it.

Checkpoint 5

Take the ride rail to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 6

Ahead is a vault holding the launchpad, a row of crates, two Octostamps on a platform behind and above the crates, a rotating platform behind the Octostamps, and a large platform to be reached with the rotating platform, with an Octostamp DX and an Octotrooper and a key on the Octostamp DX. Break the crates and defeat the Octostamps, then climb up the platforms, cross the gap with the rotating platform, get onto the large platform with the Octostamp DX, get it down and grab the key on its back, then head back down to the vault and open it to use the launchpad there to the final checkpoint.

Final Checkpoint

The Zapfish can be seen ahead far away from the checkpoint. Ahead of the checkpoint are these obstacles in order: a barrier and an Octotrooper peeking out from the sides, a large rotating platform with cars on the bases, an Octocommander on a stable platform, a large rotating platform with cars on the bases, and a Rolonium on the side, a smaller and faster rotating platform with Octocommanders on the sides, and a platform with the Zapfish at the end. Navigate through the whole lot and grab the Zapfish at the end. When dropping down onto the first platform after the Octotrooper, turn around. There will be a crate that contains the Sunken Scroll.


Sunken Scroll

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When smoke rises from the seven rings, The [sic] pinkfish will emerge from the sea, devouring all the creatures of the land." -The Book of Madai, chapter 10, verse 10

Location: Below the platform of the final checkpoint. Drop down onto the rotating platform then turn back to break the crates holding the Scroll.

Scroll location


Location: Get onto a car on the rotating block in checkpoint 2, and ink the wall to the left. On top is a lone crate holding the Sardinium.

Sardinium location


Octocommander Fortress has 3 pieces of armor to collect.

Armor 1 Location: In the top crate of the stack of crates to the right of the barrier in checkpoint 3.

Armor 2 Location: On the side of the first rotating platform in checkpoint 4.

Armor 3 Location: On the side of the first rotating platform in the final checkpoint.

Crust Bucket Ticket

Location: Below the large platform with the Octostamp DX in checkpoint 6. Either lure the Octostamp DX to destroy the bumper and hop down the hole or jump down from the sides. On the platform are a lone crate holding the ticket and a launchpad to a platform above the large platform.

Ticket location

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


USA English

OC Icon Marie.png Marie's Quotes

Round and round and round it goes. It's actually making me a little nauseous. Urp...
Watch your step. You might just wanna swim to be safe, actually.
That's an Octostamp!
Those cars must have some REALLY sticky tires…
That's how you do it!
There's an Octocommander up ahead. You've been warned!
You'd better ink the heck out of this thing before you try to climb it.
Whoa! Is that an Octostamp DX up there? You don't see those every day.
That Octostamp DX is unsplattable. Get the key and get out of there!
Octocommanders down there. Try not to get yourself pickled, eh?
Don't let your guard down.
Way to go, Agent 4!

OC Icon Sheldon.png Sheldon's Quotes

Weapon Request:
I could REALLY use some more data on this weapon. Can you use it for a bit?
During the Level:
I see the Zapfish! You're almost there.

Netherlands Dutch

OC Icon Marie.png Marie's Quotes

  • "Het draait rond... en rond... en rond."
    (It goes round... and round... and round.)
  • "Let op. Het is waarschijnlijk veiliger om hier te zwemmen."
    (Pay attention. It is probably safer to swim here.)
  • "Dat is een Octostempel!"
    (That is an Octostamp!)
  • "Precies! Goed zo!"
    (Precisely! Well done!)
  • "Gebruik de auto's als dekking!"
    (Use the cars as cover!)
  • "Juist! Precies zo."
    (Exactly! Just like that.)
  • "Octocommandant, verderop! Je bent gewaarschuwd!"
    (Octocommander, up ahead! You are warned!)
  • "Om hier omhoog te klimmen moet je flink veel inkt gebruiken."
    (To climb up you have to use a lot of ink here.)
  • "Jaaa!"
  • "Is dat nou een Octostempel XL daarboven? Die zie je ook niet iedere dag!"
    (Is that an Octostamp DX up there? You don't see those every day!)
  • "Precies! Goed zo!"
    (Precisely! Well done!)
  • "Die Octostempel XL kan niet uitgeschakeld worden. Dus pak de sleutel en ga ervandoor!"
    (That Octostamp DX can't be eliminated. So get the key and get out of there!)
  • "Juist! Precies zo."
    (Exactly! Just like that.)
  • "Die Octocommandanten zien er gemeen uit. Als ik jou was, zou ik best bang zijn!"
    (Those Octocommanders look mean. If I were you, I would be quite scared!)
  • "Precies! Goed zo!"
    (Precisely! Well done!)
  • "Blijf op je hoede!"
    (Stay on your guard!)
  • "Topwerk, agent 4!"
    (Great job, Agent 4!)
  • "Jaaa!"
After beating the boss for the first time:
  • "Yo! Ga zo door!"
    (Yo! Keep it up!)

OC Icon Sheldon.png Krabbert's Quotes

Order van Krabbert:
  • "Gebruik dit wapen maar snel, dan kan ik de gegevens ervan analyseren!"
    (Use this weapon quickly, then I can analyze the data of it!)
Mission quotes:
  • "Ik zie de voltvis. Je bent er bijna!"
    (I see the Zapfish. You are almost there!)



An Ai-ai Gasa.
  • Near the end of checkpoint 2, an Ai-ai Gasa can be seen. It is a symbol of a crush, with a broken heart on top.

Names in other languages

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Translation needed
Add/complete French (NoA and NoE) and Italian translations edit
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タココマンダーの要塞 #

Takokomandā no Yōsai #
Supinā Suki nā Naisu Gai
Fortress of Octocommanders:
Nice Guys Who Like Splatlings
Netherlands Dutch De draai gevonden Found the twist[note 1]
France French (NOE) - Fort des tentamiraux -
Résiste aux tentapons
Fortress of Octocommanders
Resist the octostamps
Germany German In der Festung der Oktokommandanten In the fortress of the Octocommanders
Italy Italian Assalto alla fortezza dei polpartiglieri! Attack on the Octocommanders' fortress!
Russia Russian База осьмоновцев
«Настоящие осьморяне»

Baza os'monovtsev
«Nastoyashchiye os'moryane»
Octo policemen[note 2] baze
«True octarians»
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Octocomandantes
˜Pulpos aguerridos˜
˜Veteran octopuses˜
Spain Spanish (NOE) Octocomandantes al acecho Lurking Octocommanders

Translation notes

  1. "Je draai vinden" (and variations of it) is a Dutch phrase for "to get used to"
  2. A pun of осьморяне os'moryane (octarians) and омоновец omonovets (riot policeman)