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Spawners, as seen in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer

The spawner is a mechanic introduced in Splatoon 3. It functions as an entrance into battles. The act of entering the battle using a spawner is called a Squid Spawn.[1][2]

The spawner was first shown in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer.[3]


The spawner bears a strong resemblance to a cappuccino machine, continuing the theme of the spawn points in Splatoon 2. The symbol on the bottom resembles the spawn point from Splatoon and Splatoon 2. Each Inkling and Octoling spawns on the spawner with a different animation depending on which weapon they are using.


Meow. (You start every battle on a spawner, then fly into the stage by doing a Squid Spawn.)
Meow. (On the spawner, tilt the controller to pick a spot to land, then steer in the air with .)
Meow! (Get splatted, and you'll return to the spawner. Pick your spot, and hit to make a comeback!)
Meow! (You can also open the Turf Map after you get splatted if you'd rather return using a Super Jump!)
Judd, [1]

The player is able to aim for a landing spot before being launched into battle by the spawner. A squid shaped arrow symbol is placed on the ground to show where the player will land, and where teammates will land if they launch at the same time.[4] The player is able to aim upwards to a limited degree as well.

When starting the match, the position can be locked using , and the spawners fire automatically. The spawners also serve as spawn points when players are splatted; the player may aim for an indefinite amount of time and fire at will with .

Although players can Super Jump from it[5], it is not possible to Super Jump back to the spawner. Instead, they are Super Jumped to somewhere close to their spawn.

Players are given temporary armor, indicated by a white glow, after landing at the start of a match and after the player respawns. The effects of the armor are similar to those of the Ink Armor special weapon from Splatoon 2.


  • Unlike spawn points, spawner landing spots can be inked by the enemy team. This means a team can theoretically ink 100% of a stage in Splatoon 3.
  • Depending on if a stage takes place in a building (MakoMart, Barnacle & Dime, etc.), the spawners with fly in from a side view of the stage rather than a top-down view of it.
  • After an Inkling or Octoling launches themself or Super Jumps from the spawner, the spawner will disappear after a few seconds.
    • In the case of a Super Jump, the spawner's top lid will pop off, revealing a hollow inside.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スポナー
Netherlands Dutch Mobiele basis Mobile base
CanadaFrance French Déployeur
Germany German Starter-Vorrichtung
Starting device
Italy Italian Mini base
Russia Russian Инкублок
Incublock [a]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Punto base portátil Portable base point
Spain Spanish (NOE) Punto base Base point
China Chinese 生成器
Shēng chéng qì (Mandarin)
saang1 sing4 hei3 (Cantonese)
South Korea Korean 스포너 Spawner
Squid Spawn
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese イカスポーン
Ika Supōn
Squid Spawn
Netherlands Dutch De strijd in schieten Shooting into battle
Canada French (NOA) Déploiement calmar
France French (NOE) Déploiement calamar
Germany German Arenasprung Arena Jump
Italy Italian Calammaraggio Squid Splashdown
Russia Russian Десантная инкубация
Desantnaya inkubatsiya
Landing incubation
SpainMexico Spanish Entrarás en el escenario (You) enter the stage
China Chinese (Simplified) 鱿鱼生成
yóu yú shēng chéng
Squid Spawn
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 魷魚生成
yóu yú shēng chéng (Mandarin)
jau4 jyu2 saang1 sing4 (Cantonese)
Squid Spawn
South Korea Korean 징어스폰
Squid Spawn
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Translation notes

  1. From инкубатор inkubator ("incubator") and блок blok ("block")