Propellers appear similar to fan blades attached to a central axis and stand. They can be found on movable platforms throughout Octo Valley.
When sprayed with ink, propellers begin to spin and the platforms they are stationed on start to move in a designated direction. The sides of the lift lights up in the player's color ink. Propellers can only be operated by a constant stream of ink, as a halt in this stream causes them to slowly move backwards.
The propellers found in Ancho-V Games almost function the same as in Octo Valley, the main differences being that they can only be activated from the front and the back, and they also shoot ink out from the top in the player's color.
In Splatoon 2
Propellers make a return in Octo Canyon mode in Splatoon 2. Functionality is the same except this time platforms are linked to a dotted line showing where the platform (more specifically, the propeller) goes.
Propeller lifts can also be found in the Salmon Run maps, Marooner's Bay and Salmonid Smokeyard. They can be used to quickly get to the central egg basket from the shoreline. Additionally, the stage Ancho-V Games returns, with additional propeller platforms added on the side routes.
Propellers now face in the direction they will go. This does not include corners and curves in the route.
- Players can get splatted by enemy ink coming out from the top of propellers at Ancho-V Games, and doing so in multiplayer gives out a message of 'Splatted by ink from a propeller!'
- Unlike Ink Switches, only Inkling and Octoling ink activates propellers.
The icon from Propeller-Lift Playground.
The icon from Propeller-Lift Fortress.
Render of a propeller from Splatoon 2.
The propeller sequence in Ancho-V Games.
Propeller lift icon in the splat-cam when splatted in Ancho-V Games.
Names in other languages
|French (NOE)||hélévateurs||From hélicoptère (helicopter) and élévateur (elevator, lift)|
|Italian||Piattaforma ad elica||Propelled Platform|
|Spanish||Bloque propulsado||Propelled block|
- 8bitfusion. (September 3, 2016). The Rarest Death Message In The Game. Youtube. Retrieved October 7, 2019.