Shifty Station

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Shifty Station

Shifty Station

Introduced 4 August 2017
Total area
Features Variable layout
Hazards
Marina
We made a special stage for this Splatfest!
-Marina
Pearl
You helped make the stage? That's amazing, Marina!
-Pearl

Shifty Station is the title given to a series of multiplayer stages in Splatoon 2. The stages were originally only available during Splatfests, but were made available in Private Battles starting with Version 5.0.0. Only one Shifty Station appeared per Splatfest, except for Chaos vs. Order, where the first 23 layouts were playable for the first 48 hours, with the last 24 hours having only the final layout playable.

List of layouts

Name Description Splatfests Release Date
S2 Stage Wayslide Cool.png
Wayslide Cool
The first variation of Shifty Station features large platforms on the sides of the stage which slide to and from the center. Mayo vs. Ketchup; Chaos vs. Order 4 August 2017
S2 Stage The Secret of S.P.L.A.T..png
The Secret of S.P.L.A.T.
This stage features platforms in the middle which move up and down. Flight vs. Invisibility, Lemon vs. No Lemon; Raph vs. Leo; Chaos vs. Order 1 September 2017
S2 Stage Goosponge.png
Goosponge
This variant features sponges and Inkrails that help the player reach central points on the stage. Fries vs. McNuggets, Front Roll vs. Back Roll and Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy; Mikey vs. Donnie, and Hello Kitty vs. Cinnamoroll; Chaos vs. Order 9 September 2017
S2 Stage Windmill House on the Pearlie.png
Windmill House on the Pearlie
This variant features four large, rotating platforms. Vampire vs. Werewolf, Dexterity vs. Endurance, and Warm Breakfast vs. Cold Breakfast; My Melody vs. Pompompurin; Chaos vs. Order 13 October 2017
S2 Stage Fancy Spew.png
Fancy Spew
This variant heavily features Spreaders, most notably rotating Spreaders in the center. Inner Wear vs. Outer Wear, Film vs. Book, and Sweater vs. Sock; Chaos vs. Order 9 December 2017
S2 Stage Zone of Glass.png
Zone of Glass
This variant primarily features invisible platforms, as well as long Squee-Gs that move uninterrupted. Action vs. Comedy; Chaos vs. Order 13 January 2018
S2 Stage Cannon Fire Pearl.png
Cannon Fire Pearl
This variant features Ink Cannons which can be used to fire at distant opponents, and walls that allow players to hide from the cannons. Champion vs. Challenger, Gherk-OUT vs. Gherk-IN, and Money vs. Love; Chaos vs. Order 3 February 2018
S2 Stage The Bunker Games.png
The Bunker Games
This variant features large containment chambers which close off parts of the stage over time. Once an area is closed off, a launchpad appears in it, allowing players inside the domes to escape. Hana vs. Dango and Chicken vs. Egg; Chaos vs. Order 3 March 2018
S2 Stage Grapplink Girl.png
Grapplink Girl
This variant has an element of verticality with Grapplinks being used to quickly reach high points. Newest vs. Most Popular, Baseball vs. Soccer and Salty vs. Sweet; Chaos vs. Order 24 March 2018
S2 Stage Zappy Longshocking.png
Zappy Longshocking
This variant features lateral symmetry, as well as Ink Switches that move platforms and walls. New Lifeform vs. Future Tech; Pulp vs. No-Pulp; Chaos vs. Order 21 April 2018
S2 Stage A Swiftly Tilting Balance.png
A Swiftly Tilting Balance
This stage is built like a double-beam balance scale, with the weight of players and sub weapons tilting the two large platforms on either side of the stage. Raph vs. Donnie; Hello Kitty vs. My Melody; Chaos vs. Order 18 May 2018
S2 Stage Sweet Valley Tentacles.png
Sweet Valley Tentacles
This variant features large, tentacle-shaped dummies that, when splatted, open up gates around the stage. Squid vs. Octopus; Chaos vs. Order 21 July 2018
S2 Stage The Switches.png
The Switches
This variant features Splat-Switches that move gates around the stage when inked. Mushroom Mountain vs. Bamboo Shoot Village, Adventure vs. Relax and Fork vs. Spoon; Chaos vs. Order 18 August 2018
S2 Stage The Bouncey Twins.png
The Bouncey Twins
This variant features Bounce Pads that allow players to reach high points on the stage, but are placed above the abyss. Retro vs. Modern and Tsubuan vs. Koshian; Chaos vs. Order 22 September 2018
S2 Stage Railway Chillin'.png
Railway Chillin'
This variant features ride rails which are the only means of traversing to the raised platform in the center that leads to the opponents' turf. Trick vs. Treat; Chaos vs. Order 19 October 2018
S2 Stage Gusher Towns.png
Gusher Towns
This variant features Gushers which allow players to reach high points, or block off routes for opponents. Pocky Chocolate vs. Pocky: Gokuboso, Salsa vs. Guac, and Eat It vs. Save It; Chaos vs. Order 10 November 2018
S2 Stage The Maze Dasher.png
The Maze Dasher
This variant primarily features dash tracks, which allow players to quickly hop from one side of the stage to the other. Hero vs. Villain; Chaos vs. Order 15 December 2018
S2 Stage Flooders in the Attic.png
Flooders in the Attic
This variant features Flooders that survey small areas of the stage, as well as Bounce Pads that let players jump on top of the Flooders. Fam vs. Friend; Chaos vs. Order 4 January 2019
S2 Stage The Splat in our Zones.png
The Splat in our Zones
This variant features six "free Splat Zones" which fill up with a team's ink once enough of the zone has been inked a particular color. Boke vs. Tsukkomi and Pancake vs. Waffle; Chaos vs. Order 2 February 2019
S2 Stage The Ink is Spreading.png
The Ink is Spreading
This variant features Splat-Switches which control the ink color of ten Spreaders placed around the stage. Knight vs. Wizard; Chaos vs. Order 16 March 2019
S2 Stage Bridge to Tentaswitchia.png
Bridge to Tentaswitchia
This variant features an Ink Switch in the center that moves a long strip of turf. The strip of turf moves behind a glass wall, where it becomes no longer accessible. Hare vs. Tortoise; Chaos vs. Order 19 April 2019
S2 Stage The Chronicles of Rolonium.png
The Chronicles of Rolonium
This variant features bundles of Rolonium that roll over hills in the stage and can splat opponents in two hits. Ce vs. Pa and Time Travel vs. Teleportation; Chaos vs. Order 11 May 2019
S2 Stage Furler in the Ashes.png
Furler in the Ashes
This variant features Inkfurlers which, when unraveled, allow players to move across the stage. After ninety seconds, the water level drops, similar to Mahi-Mahi Resort. Unicorn vs. Narwhal, No Pineapple vs. Pineapple and Kid vs. Grown-Up; Chaos vs. Order 15 June 2019
S2 Stage MC.Princess Diaries.png
MC.Princess Diaries
The final variant features the S2 Weapon Special Princess Cannon.png Princess Cannon and hyperbombs, and Off the Hook can be seen performing live. Chaos vs. Order 20 July 2019

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Fixed an issue on terrain that moves in Shifty Station which would occasionally move in a halting fashion.
2.3.0
  • Fixed an issue on terrain that moves in Shifty Station which would occasionally move in a halting fashion.

Trivia

  • Marina claims to have helped make the stage herself, which is shown by her symbol appearing on the stage image.
    • As Marina mentions often in the news segments, she was raised around Octarian machinery, which would explain why many of the Shifty Station variants contain at least one of the Octo Valley and Octo Canyon mechanics.
    • This is elaborated on further in the Octo Expansion. In Marina's chat room, Pearl mentions how Marina creates these stages all by herself, while Cap'n Cuttlefish notes the Octarian technology used, such as floating rocks, from Marina's time as a combat engineer for DJ Octavio.
  • Every Shifty Station's name is a reference to a work in some form of media. The English version references titles of young adult Western novels, while in the Japanese version references titles of Japanese shōjo manga.
  • Shifty Station's name is a reference to the fact that it is not the same every Splatfest.
  • On one of the Stations there is an S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet glitch that allows the player to clip through the wall.
  • The internal code name for this stage in the game files is "Deli".
    • An unused variant of Shifty Station has the file name "Deli04" and the code name "Box".
  • Between the debut of Shifty Station in Mayo vs. Ketchup and the final Shifty Station in Chaos vs. Order, November 2017 and June 2018 were the only months not to introduce a new variation.
  • The Shifty Stations appear to be built in Octarian Domes, and share many similarities with them, such as having floating objects and octopus-shaped rocks. However, this has not been confirmed.
  • In Private Battles, the four variants that were featured during seasonal Splatfests (Railway Chillin', Flooders in the Attic, Bridge to Tentaswitchia, and MC.Princess Diaries) still have the stickers and graffiti that decorated them during Chaos vs. Order. These stickers are displayed regardless of team ink color.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ミステリーゾーン
misuterī zōn
Mystery Zone
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Wisselwereld Change world
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Plateforme polymorphe Polymorphing platform
FlagGermany.svg German Wandelzone Changer zone
FlagItaly.svg Italian Zona mista Mixed zone
FlagRussia.svg Russian Транстанция
Transtantsiya
Trance-station
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Área mutante Mutating area
Shifty Station
S2 Stage A Swiftly Tilting Balance.png
A Swiftly Tilting Balance
S2 Stage Bridge to Tentaswitchia.png
Bridge to Tentaswitchia
S2 Stage Cannon Fire Pearl.png
Cannon Fire Pearl
S2 Stage Fancy Spew.png
Fancy Spew
S2 Stage Flooders in the Attic.png
Flooders in the Attic
S2 Stage Furler in the Ashes.png
Furler in the Ashes
S2 Stage Goosponge.png
Goosponge
S2 Stage Grapplink Girl.png
Grapplink Girl
S2 Stage Gusher Towns.png
Gusher Towns
S2 Stage MC.Princess Diaries.png
MC.Princess Diaries
S2 Stage Railway Chillin'.png
Railway Chillin'
S2 Stage Sweet Valley Tentacles.png
Sweet Valley Tentacles
S2 Stage The Bouncey Twins.png
The Bouncey Twins
S2 Stage The Bunker Games.png
The Bunker Games
S2 Stage The Chronicles of Rolonium.png
The Chronicles of Rolonium
S2 Stage The Ink is Spreading.png
The Ink is Spreading
S2 Stage The Maze Dasher.png
The Maze Dasher
S2 Stage The Secret of S.P.L.A.T..png
The Secret of S.P.L.A.T.
S2 Stage The Splat in our Zones.png
The Splat in our Zones
S2 Stage The Switches.png
The Switches
S2 Stage Wayslide Cool.png
Wayslide Cool
S2 Stage Windmill House on the Pearlie.png
Windmill House on the Pearlie
S2 Stage Zappy Longshocking.png
Zappy Longshocking
S2 Stage Zone of Glass.png
Zone of Glass