Salmonid Smokeyard

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Salmonid Smokeyard

Salmonid Smokeyard

Added in 24 November 2017
Total area
Features Propellers
Salmonid Smokeyard

Salmonid Smokeyard

Added in 1 September 2023
Total area
Features Propellers

Salmonid Smokeyard is a Salmon Run- and Salmon Run Next Wave-exclusive online multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It was made available at The Shoal with the release of version 2.0.0 on 24 November 2017.


Salmonid Smokeyard is a small island with two lone structures. Ramps on each structure will lead down to the sandbar while propeller platforms connect the tops of both structures. In the crevice between the two structures is a long rectangular pool of water. Salmonids can spawn from this pool, but only during fog.

During high tide, it is not possible to walk from one structure to the other, and the propeller platforms are the only way of reaching the other side.

During low tide, a large dock will reveal itself to the side of the island.

Notable locations

  • Main Structure: This structure is where the basket and spawn are. The area consists of fairly simple geography and three ramps which lead to the sandbar.
  • Opposing Structure: This structure consists of two ramps and an uneven geography of ramps.
  • Shore: The entire map consists of a lower beach.
  • Propeller Platforms: Two propeller platforms connect the two structures, each going in the opposite direction. During high tide, these are the only means of traveling between structures.
  • Vegetable towers: North refers to the direction of the propeller platform traveling to the opposing structure. The sausage tower is on the southwest sea, the asparagus is on the northwest sea, and the corn tower is on the southeast sea.
    • All stages have the three floating vegetable-themed towers with two searchlights that serve as landmarks.


  • On high tide, players can only get to the other side of the area using the propeller platform to reach the other side, as both sides of the sand are under the water.
  • On low tide, a large dock will reveal itself, and Salmonids will launch their assault from the far end of the dock.

Version history

Splatoon 3

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue where the game would slow down when a player swam on certain walls while being targeted by Salmonids.
  • Fixed an issue where Maws sometimes passed through the interior of the terrain to appear suddenly at the player's feet.
  • Fixed an issue where Scrappers were sometimes unable to exit the lift after boarding.


Splatoon 3

While Ballistics works on another dad joke (we can HEAR them), Real Estate is here to tell you that Salmonid Smokeyard is back! With its high ground and propellervator transport system, you have to watch out for Salmonids on the far side and always deposit Golden Eggs promptly!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]


Main article: Badge#Salmon Run

Reaching to certain ranks during a Salmonid Smokeyard rotation in Splatoon 3 will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Spawning Grounds Badges
Eggsecutive VP 200 at Salmonid Smokeyard Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 400 at Salmonid Smokeyard Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 600 at Salmonid Smokeyard Reached!
Eggsecutive VP 999 at Salmonid Smokeyard Reached!



  • The stage name is a reference to salmonidae.
  • The internal codename for this stage in the game files is "Shakelift".
    • While in development, the internal name was "Threepoints".
  • In Splatoon 3, a Horrorboros will take a figure-eight path around the stage at medium tide during an Xtrawave, which is the only time when it does not travel in a circle around a stage.
  • In Splatoon 3, Fish Sticks can set their pillar in the canal in the center of Salmonid Smokeyard during medium and high tides, making it the only stage where they can land in water.
  • This is the only stage in Salmon Run Next Wave to feature two Ink Cannons instead of three during Cohock Charge.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トキシラズいぶし工房
Toki-Shirazu Ibushi Kōbō
Toki-Shirazu (spring salmon) Smoking Workshop
Netherlands Dutch Visrokerij Fish smokery
CanadaFrance French Fumoir Sans-Espoir Hopeless Smokehouse
Germany German Räucherwerk Smokeworks
Italy Italian Fortino Fumino Smoke fort (from "fumo", smoke)
Russia Russian Коптильня «УгарЪ»
Koptil'nya «Ugar"»
Smokehouse «Fume»
SpainMexico Spanish Ensenada Ahumada Smoked Cove
China Chinese (Simplified) 时不知鲑烟熏工房
shíbùzhīguī yān xūn gōngfáng (Mandarin)
"Tokishirazu Salmon" Smoking Workshop
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 時不知鮭煙燻工房
shíbùzhīguī yān xūn gōngfáng (Mandarin)
"Tokishirazu Salmon" Smoking Workshop
South Korea Korean 사계절 훈제 공방
sagyejeol hunje gongbang
Four-season Smoked Workshop
 Internal Shakelift[2] Salmon Propellers