Shifting Splatforms

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Shifting Splatforms
~ Midnight Rendezvous ~
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Number 13
Area 3
Sheldon's Request
Items 1 scroll, 2 armor
Music Cephaloparade
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Shifting Splatforms

Shifting Splatforms is the thirteenth mission in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley.

Octo Valley

Mission 13 is located on an elevated area in Area 3 on the left side of the area. Go left when first approaching the area, passing the brick walls. There is a ramp to access and get up to it. Mission 13 should be behind you when above the ramp.

Another way of reaching Mission 13 is to head to the two ramps on the right side of the area. Make it to the platform and there should be a small wall in front of you. Going past the small wall, go around the center of the tower, and behind it is the kettle to Mission 13.



Mission briefing

Shifting Splatforms stats
Area Enemies Armor Special weapon Sunken Scroll
Beginning Area 2x Twintacle Octotroopers N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 1 4× Octocopters
2× Octotroopers
1× Twintacle Octocopter
1× Piece of armor N/A N/A
Checkpoint 2 2× Octocopters N/A N/A Yes
Final Checkpoint 2× Twintacle Octotroopers
1× Octocopter
1× Piece of armor N/A N/A


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  • Moving platforms are used through this mission and often found near grates or other obstacles. These platforms are used as a type of puzzle for Agent 3 to solve. While most of the platforms are horizontal; three of the four platforms that lead to the Zapfish are vertical. The first and third platforms move at the same rate, while the second moves at a different rate.

Beginning Area

Walk off the spawn point and down the ramp. There will be a grate, so turn into a squid to pass through it. There will next be a large moving platform. Walk onto it. Ink the platform, swim to the other side of it, and jump off it onto another platform. Destroy the crates and splat the two Octotroopers. Then walk up the ramp and press ZL to Super Jump at the launchpad.

Checkpoint 1

Jump off the platform with the checkpoint. There will be several platforms to pass through. Cross them, like at the beginning. Splat the Octotroopers and Octocopters before they can splat you. On the last one, turn right, ink the small wall and jump off the platform onto it and climb up it.

Checkpoint 2

In this Checkpoint, you will come across some Octocopters which are the only enemies in this area. Splat them and head upwards on moving platforms. The last one travels under a grate, so turn into a squid to pass through. The launchpad is on the last platform which is not in motion. Towards the end of the walkway. There you will see three boxes, one of which contains the Sunken Scroll.

Final Checkpoint

Go through the first platform and splat the Octocopter and Octotrooper. Destroy the crates, including the one with armor. Go through another platform before heading to the three moving horizontal platforms. Ink the platforms, then swim up and collect the Zapfish.


Sunken Scroll

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Heralded by loud explosions, the 'Great Octoweapons' quickly stormed the Inklings' central stronghold. Victory for the Octarians seemed all but certain, but due to a plug being carelessly pulled from its socket, their hopes were dashed.
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Location: At the second checkpoint, beside the large wall. When landing on the checkpoint, you will face a large wall with moving platforms and two Octocopters overhead. Rather than engaging them, go on the path to the right. Around the corner of the wall will be three large crates. Destroy them and collect the scroll.


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Armor 1 location:

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Armor 2 location:

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


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Cap'n Cuttlefish's Quotes

Cap'n Cuttlefish
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"You can slip through that grating in ZL squid form.
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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Aye! Well done!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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Watch your step!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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That's it! Heave ho!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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I think you need to climb onto that big... thingamajig!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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Thar she blows! ZapfishZapfish dead ahead!
Cap'n Cuttlefish
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Ah, I see... That's how you climb it!


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese すれちがいステーション
~いつか あなたと ランデブー~

Surechigai Sutēshon
Itsuka Anata to Randebū
Missing-Each-Other Station:
A Rendezvous with You Sometime
Canada French (NOA) - Station Synchronis -
Ayez le pied malin!
- Synchronis Station -
Have a smart foot!
France French (NOE) - Station Synchronis -
Ayez le pied malin
- Synchronis Station -
Have a smart foot
Germany German Verrückte Plattformen Cracy Platforms
Italy Italian Piattaforme mobili al
chiaro delle stelle!
Mobile platforms
under the stars!
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Plataformas cambiantes
~ Encuentro a la medianoche ~
Changing platforms
~ Meeting at midnight ~
Spain Spanish (NOE) Encuentros inesperados
en uno y otro lado
Unexpected encounters
on either side