Pinwheel Power Plant

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Pinwheel Power Plant
~ Slip through De-fences! ~ (NA)
- Slip Through the Defences - (EU/OC)
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Number 24
Area 5
Sheldon's Request
Items 1 scroll, 2 armor, 2 Inkzookas
Music Tentacular Circus
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Pinwheel Power Plant

Pinwheel Power Plant is the 24th mission in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley. It is named as such because of its heavy use of Pinwheels.

Octo Valley

Take the small ramp on the left and furthest from the entrance of Area 5. There is another ramp, but do not take it. Perform a swimming squid jump to the other side and use the Inkrail. This Inkrail will take you to Mission 24.



Pinwheel Power Plant Stats
Area Enemies Armor Special Weapon Sunken Scroll
Beginning Area N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 1 4x Twintacle Octotroopers
2x Shielded Twintacle Octotroopers
1x Piece of Armor 1x Inkzooka N/A
Checkpoint 2 1x Octotrooper N/A N/A Yes
Checkpoint 3 1x Octobomber
1x Twintacle Octodiver
1x Octocopter
2x Shielded Twintacle Octotroopers
1x Piece of Armor 1x Inkzooka N/A
Checkpoint 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final Checkpoint 4x Octotroopers N/A N/A N/A


Two Pinwheels can be found at the start of this mission. If you stay on the second Pinwheel, there is a secret area holding four large crates. One crate carries a lot of Power Eggs and a Launchpad that leads you to another Launchpad, going to Checkpoint 1.

Checkpoint 1

Small narrow lines of platforms are swarmed with Octotroopers, two of which are shielded. The best way to get around these is to distract them with a Splat Bomb - they will pay attention to your Splat Bomb, letting you shoot the Octotroopers. The first small crate holds armor and the next small crate holds an Inkzooka, now making the next section of Checkpoint 1 easier. Once past the area, an Inkrail will take you to the next Checkpoint.

Checkpoint 2

Going under the Pinwheel to start off, there is a wall to get back to the original platforms, but the Pinwheel above can block your way sometimes. Another Pinwheel can be found as well but can distract you when trying to get off a small wall to find a Launchpad.

Checkpoint 3

Some crates create a blockade from continuing the mission but it can be broken. The crate in front on the right holds armor. After breaking the crates, an Octobomber can be found hiding. Checkpoint 3 is very similar to Checkpoint 1.

Checkpoint 4

You will fall down onto an upcoming platform. A Pinwheel is present at the bottom as well, so do not let it push you off. There is now a Splatform which is required to get up on to reach another launchpad. If you fail the climb, you can climb on the wall or use the Geyser to get back up.

Final Checkpoint

Another Splatform is here, but instead of rotating, it moves back and forth. If the jump is performed a little late, you will miss the platform, so be very careful on this Checkpoint. An Octotrooper can be found riding the first and last Pinwheels. Now there is a Splatform that needs to be taken to reach the Zapfish, but there are two Octotroopers on it. If you fail to reach the Splatform, you can swim back up or use a geyser found on the bottom platform. Once you have reached the top of the tower, the Zapfish will be there.


Sunken Scroll

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Why are we here? For what purpose do we exist? We must not dwell on these questions. We can merely trust in the will of the universe and spend our days and nights in harmony with the world, celebrating this festival called Life.
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Location: At the second checkpoint on the floating platform to the left of the second pinwheel. When you arrive at the second checkpoint, go down the drop and up the wall to get to the second pinwheel. Splat the Octotrooper and ride one of the spinning platforms to jump across to the floating platform and get the scroll. It should be noted that the jump can only be made in squid form. Behind it is a Launchpad to take you to the other platform.


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Special Weapons

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Pinwheel Power Plant Checkpoint 3- Inkzooka -2.jpg

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


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Agent 1's Quotes

Agent 1
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Those spinny things make me nauseous...*urp*
Agent 1
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You might want that Inkzooka.
Agent 1
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There's an Octotrooper on top of that pinwheel. *urp*
Agent 1
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Agent 1
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Ugh... I'm not good with heights... Or spinning... Or seafood...
Agent 1
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TheZapfishZapfish is...up there.

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Agent 2's Quotes

Agent 2
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Press X to ZL dash jump over the beams.
Agent 2
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Lookin' good Agent 3.
Agent 2
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Splat! I love that sound!
Agent 2
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ZapfishZapfish sighted!



Agent 1's typo.
  • This mission's subtitle is a pun on "defenses" and "the fences", referring to the grates on some pinwheels.
  • In the Europe and Oceania version of the game, one of Agent 1's quotes during Pinwheel Power Plant has a typographical error: when Agent 3 picks up one of the canned Inkzookas, she will say "Inzooka!".
  • This mission is the only mission to feature Shielded Twintacle Octodivers.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese くるくる風車タコ軍団
~ぬけろカナアミ! わたれ鉄骨!~

Kurukuru Fūsha no Tako Gundan
Nukero Kana-ami! Watare Tekkotsu!
Octopus Corps of the Spinning Pinwheels:
Slip Through the Chain links! Cross the Steel Frames!
Canada French (NOA) - Cave des moulinets -
Entre les mailles du filet
- Cave of windmills -
Between the meshes of the net
France French (NOE) - Cave des Méramoulins -
Encre les mailles du filet
- The Pinwheel cave -
Ink the holes in the mesh
Germany German Zaungastspiel in
der Drehfabrik
Fence game in
of the turning factory
Italy Italian Attacchi tentacolari
ad altissima quota!
Tentacular attacks
at a very high level!
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Molinos potenciados
~ ¡A tomar acciones evasivas! ~
Enhanced Mills
~ To take evasive actions! ~
Spain Spanish (NOE) Aspas en alto frente
al batallón pulpo
Blades high in front
of the battalion octopus