Port Mackerel

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Port Mackerel is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Port Mackerel is a shipping yard and, as such, there are numerous containers littering the field, making for several narrow paths in a grid shape. In the middle is another gridded area and on either side of it is an open area and inkable forklifts that ride back and forth across all three lanes. There also exist two upper paths from either spawn point that run around the perimeter of the map, ending in the middle area. It includes many corridors, such as ones around large, colored boxes and crates.


Port Mackerel Overview

Port Mackerel has open battlefields, this is where most of the combat takes place. Both open battlefields are separated from each other by set of cargo containers. These battlefields, while being very open for vision, can be difficult to maneuver around for some players, as the narrow paths and stacks of crates don't allow for much vision of the area. It is possible, in Turf Wars and Tower Control, to climb on top of the covered storage crates by either using the fork lifts, or by climbing on the tower. These can serve as useful vantage points, as they are on higher ground, and since they are covered in ink-resistant tarp, there is no enemy Ink to get stuck in. The walls of the crates are also ink-able, giving players a place to recharge ink or hide, without having to give up their vantage point. There are four Side Passages in this stage, two on the player's side, and two on the enemy side. They are all accessed on the left or right sides of the map and lead to small openings on the side of the Open Battlefields, which cannot be climbed up due to small ledges.The Side Passages are often forgotten parts of the map, particularly because they're mostly out of the action and they're only accessible from the area near the spawn points.

Port Mackerel received a fair number of changes to its layout in Splatoon 2. The general structure of the map is unchanged, but all the obstacles on the map have been changed or spread out to make the corridors less tight. The forklifts now only travel halfway through the map to the respective team's left. Four sponge blocks have been added, one on each team's plaza and two at the very center of the map.

Ranked Battle Terrain

In Ranked Battle, 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

In Splat Zones there are two zones located on one side of the two open areas of the map. The only known change from the Turf War iteration is the fact that the forklifts that move back and forth between the shipping containers are absent.

In Splatoon 2, unlike in Splatoon, there is only a single Splat Zone at the center of the map. The only notable changes are the removal of the forklifts and the introduction of a small inkable barrier to the left corridor on a team's plaza.

Tower Control

The tower starts in the center of the map and moves along the rail, passing through the Open Battlefields and weaving in between boxes, until it reaches the top of the box directly in front of the opponent's spawn.

Two inkable boxes have been added to the right side of the Open Battlefields, allowing players to access the Side Passages from this area.

In Splatoon 2, Additional sponge blocks have been added immediately in front of each team's spawn in order to give them easier access to the upper area. The goal has been moved off the box and onto the ground besides it.

Checkpoints have been added:

  • The first checkpoint is located on top of one of the bump in the enemy plaza.
  • The second checkpoint is located at the turn leading into the enemy corridor.


The Rainmaker is located at the middle of the map. The Rainmaker must be taken to a pillar located on top of the cargo container in front of the rival Spawn Point. A couple platforms are supplied to make reaching higher ground easier, the pillar can only be access by either climbing the newly placed board on the backside of the container or jumping from the high ground.

In Splatoon 2, The location of the Rainmaker and goal remain the same. Four additional sponge blocks have been added, two immediately in front of each team's spawn as well as another sponge block in each team's plaza of the opposing team's color.

Clam Blitz

The baskets is located immediately outside each team's starting corridor to the right side of the team's plaza. The map layout is the same as in Splat Zones.


Port Mackerel

Port Mackerel

Introduced 2 June 2015
Total BP 1,854p
Features Moving platforms
Enemy Spawn
S2 Ability Opening Gambit.png Accessible

Port Mackerel was released on 2 June 2015 at 02:00 UTC.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Adjustments have been made to prevent users from taking certain shortcuts in all modes.



Splatoon 2

Port Mackerel

Port Mackerel

Introduced Launch
Total BP 2,457p
Features Moving platforms & Sponges & InkrailsCB
Enemy Spawn
S2 Ability Opening Gambit.png Accessible

Port Mackerel was released with launch of Splatoon 2 with extra ground and much wider areas, more land to stand on containers and sponges. It appears that the moving forklifts present in the first game have returned. A modified version of this stage is used in Octo Expansion stage A02, Far-Out Station.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue occurring in Port Mackerel where inking the top of an uninkable container near the center of the map earned a small amount of points and filled the special gauge slightly.
  • Changed the movement range of the forklifts in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where players caught between the forklift and a sponge were occoasionally pushed inside the forklift.
  • Adjusted the path of the tower in Tower Control mode in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where players caught between the tower’s pillar and a stage object when the tower entered a narrow space appeared to be shaking.
  • Adjusted the size of the sponge near the spawn points in Port Mackerel to fix an issue where a slight discrepancy existed between the height of the sponge when fully expanded and the height of the platform on the tower.
  • Adjusted placement of objects in Rainmaker.
    • Adjusted shape of the sponges near the starting point.
    • Set the area above certain containers near the center as Rainmaker-Free Zones.
  • Fixed an issue getting into landforms when executing super jump from specific location to specific location in Port Mackerel.
  • Fixed an issue in Rainmaker on Port Mackerel in which a player could not submerge into some walls near the starting point even though they could be painted.




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  • The map's name is a reference to the real-life mackerel.
  • Port Mackerel was the first post-release map to be released.
  • The internal codename for this stage in the game files is "Amida", from the Japanese 阿弥陀籤 (あみだくじ), "Ghost Leg Lottery".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホッケふ頭
Hokke Futō
Mackerel Wharf
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Hamerhaaihaven Hammerhead Harbor
FlagFrance.svg French Docks Haddock Haddock docks
FlagGermany.svg German Heilbutt-Hafen Halibut Harbor
FlagItaly.svg Italian Porto Polpo Port Octopus
FlagRussia.svg Russian Порт «Корюшка»
Port «Koryushka»
Port Smelt
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Puerto Jurel Port Mackerel

External links

Locations in Splatoon
Locations in Splatoon 2