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Things may have an official name in another language, but currently have no official English name.
English translations should be seen as unofficial or pseudo-canonical.
Note: The "Onward!" title comes from the level completion screen of Octo Valley.

Onward! (Octo Canyon)
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Performer Turquoise October
Album Splatune 2
Game Splatoon 2
Heard in Splatoon 2 Octo Canyon missions (once finished)
Length 0:05
Genre -
Key signature -
Track list no. 24 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
Audio File

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Album Splatune
Game Splatoon
Heard in Splatoon Octo Valley missions (once finished)
Length 0:05
Genre -
Key signature -
Track list no. 15 (Splatune Disc 2)
Audio File

Onward! is a jingle.


Onward! is a very short jingle, lasting roughly five seconds, taking a lot of elements from Turquoise October songs. It is the signature five-note melody of the Octarians playing twice, the second time with a higher pitch. Shortly after, a radio static sound effect is heard on the iris out shot of the Zapfish or a plush of it, although said sound effect is absent from the Splatune version. It is heard during the sequence that plays once the player finishes a mission in Octo Valley.

Remixes and covers

Onward! (Octo Canyon)

A remix of the jingle was composed for Splatoon 2, where unlike the original where no artist was given, the Splatune 2 booklet lists it as a Turquoise October song. Similar to the original, it plays after successfully completing a mission in Octo Canyon.

Onward! (Return of the Mammalians)

A remix of Onward! was created for the missions in Splatoon 3's single-player campaign Return of the Mammalians. However, unlike the previous games, it is only played in the four missions in the Crater, and a different jingle plays in Alterna.

Samples and interpolations

Eight-Legged Advance

Main article: Eight-Legged Advance

The intro of Eight-Legged Advance is a version of the Onward! jingle. The "burp" sound effects have a great similarity to the sounds in Onward!

I am Octavio

Main article: I am Octavio

A choral version of the Onward! jingle plays throughout I am Octavio as a musical motif.

Octo Eight-Step

Main article: Octo Eight-Step

Like Eight-Legged Advance, the intro of Octo Eight-Step is a version of the Onward! jingle, this time on a flute.


Main article: Octarmaments

Octarmaments contains various distortions of the Onward melody.

Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio)

Main article: Bomb Rush Blush

Similar to its final boss theme predecessor, DJ Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush also uses the Onward! motif throughout the track.

Scrapper jingle

Whilst stunning a Scrapper, a jingle is played, consisting of the Onward! theme being played with what sounds to be car horns.

Ebb & Flow (Demo)

Main article: Ebb & Flow

Similar to DJ Octavio's usage of the jingle, the demo version of Ebb & Flow contains interpolations of the Onward! theme, hinting at Marina's Octarian origins.

Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

Main article: Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

The Onward! jingle can be heard twice in the Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape. The first time, the same version of the jingle heard in Eight-Legged Advance plays, and the second, which seems to be the same choral version that plays in I am Octavio, is heard after the Opening jingle by Wet Floor.


The name of the song states that the player has just completed a mission and it is time to continue onward.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヒーローモード つづく!
Hīrōmōdo tsudzuku!
Hero Mode: To Be Continued!