Shrinky Ink Station

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C01: Radical Rails Station
Deepsea Metro Line C
C03: Bumpin' 8-Ball Station

"Dink and dunk!"
Shrinky Ink Station
Reach the goal with limited ink!
Station C02
Test Fee CQ Points 500
Lives × 3
and rewards
CQ Points 800
Mem cake Chum
Music #12 awake

Shrinky Ink Station is a test in Splatoon 2's paid downloadable content, Octo Expansion. This station is unlocked after clearing either Radical Rails Station or Bumpin' 8-Ball Station.


The player must clear either D06C01 Radical Rails Station or C03A08 Bumpin' 8-Ball Station to access this test. The shortest way to access this station is to clear C03A08 Bumpin' 8-Ball Station.


Shrinky Ink Station stats
Area Enemies Armor Main weapon Special weapon Sub weapon
Platform 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Platform 2 1x Sanitized Octotrooper N/A N/A N/A N/A
Platform 3 1x Squee-G N/A N/A N/A N/A
Platform 4 1x Sanitized Octocopter N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final platform N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


The player must reach the goal with a limited supply of ink. Running out of ink immediately fails the test. Since this test uses only one checkpoint, which is located at the beginning, running out of ink means the player has to begin the test from the start.

Platform 1

When the player begins the test, they find themselves on a small platform ending in a grated walkway, and by falling down, they land onto another platform. At the end of the platform, there is a rotating block which the player should not ink; rather, they should wait and walk onto the sides of the block to the top to reserve ink.

Platform 2

The player reaches a platform with a wall in the center and a Sanitized Octotrooper at the end. The player should not attempt to splat the Octarian, but rather, approach it and let it drive off the edge of the platform as it retreats. The player has to ink a rotating sponge to reach the next platform.

Platform 3

To make progress, the player has to ink and climb a wall with a Squee-G moving around on it. There is also a dash track on the wall and a Power Egg container. Try to use as little ink as possible to reach the dash track and land onto the next platform which consists of another four dash tracks. If the player times their jump right, they can collect some more Power Eggs by going through two Squid Rings before landing on the next platform.

Platform 4

The next platform ends in five sponges and a Balloon Fish in the middle. Ink the Balloon Fish to preserve the most ink as possible and climb the sponges while avoiding a Sanitized Octocopter that is floating around. Avoid the Octocopter and, just like before, the player has to jump onto a rotating block and walk to the top instead of inking it. The player can take a risk when on the block and collect a Power Egg container as well as one on a sponge past the goal.

Final platform

To pass the test, the player should ink the Balloon Fish instead of the Data Point to reach the goal.


Mem cake

You overwhelm with crowds and throngs.
At every turn, you writhe and churn.
Why can't we simply get along?

Completing this test awards the player with the Chum mem cake.

Enemies and mechanics

First introduced

Previously introduced


C.Q. Cumber's Quotes

In this area, the rules are simple: run out of ink and it's game over.
So please think carefully about whether or not you'll need to ink a wall to climb it.
Stay focused and ink with care.
You ran out of ink—test failed.

Cap'n Cuttlefish's Quotes

That was excellent!

Marina's Quotes

Do whatever you can to conserve your ink!
Goal confirmed—it's up ahead!
Agent 8! Keep an eye on your ink!

Pearl's Quotes

If you run out of're done.
OK, so...what's the deal here?
Whoa—the goal's really up there this time!
This twerp is the worst... Wish I could splat 'em myself!




The title and subtitle are references to the Shrinky Dinks toy line.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 節約こそが美しい
限られたインクで ゴールせよ!

Setsuyaku koso ga utsukushii
Shōe Nerutsu Ku Eki
Kagira reta inku de gōru seyo!
Saving is Beautiful
Shōe Nerutsu Area Station[note 1]
Reach the goal with limited ink!
Netherlands Dutch Wie wat bewaart, die heeft wat
Alles super?
Bereik het doel met een beperkte voorraad inkt!
Those who save something, are those who have something[note 2]
Everything super?[note 3]
Reach the goal with a limited supply of ink!
CanadaFrance French Y a pas de petites économies !
Vigie vieux jeu
Atteins l'arrivée avec l'encre fournie !
There are no small savings!
Old game lookout[note 3]
Reach the finish with the provided ink!
Germany German Kein Angebot trotz Nachfrage!
Erreiche das Ziel mit begrenztem Tintenvorrat!
No offering despite demand!
Just-enough-inkhofen[note 4]
Reach the goal with a limited ink supply!
Italy Italian Fare economia è una buona regola
Via Videoludo
Raggiungi il traguardo con una quantità limitata di inchiostro!
Doing economics is a good rule
Videogame road[note 3]
Reach the finish with a limited amount of ink!
Russia Russian ...100 в 1!
Доберись до цели - краска ограничена!

...100 v 1!
Doberis' do tseli - kraska ogranichena!
...100 in 1!
SNES Village Station
Reach the goal - the ink is limited!
SpainMexico Spanish Almacenar recursos es buena idea
El Tintaducto
Alcanza la meta con la tinta asignada.
Storing resources is a good idea
The inktduct
Reach the goal with the assigned ink.

Translation notes

  1. A pun on "Shō ene rukku" (energy saving business suit), which was a Japanese buzzword from the eighties.
  2. "Wie wat bewaart, die heeft wat" is a Dutch proverb meaning "saving things can be beneficial in the long run".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alludes to the SNES.
  4. Comes from "knapp" (just / just enough), "Tinte" (ink) and "-hofen", a suffix found in certain German city and district names.