Spawner drone

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Spawner drones, as seen in the Splatoon 3 announcement trailer

The spawner drone[1], also known as the Squid Spawn [2], is a mechanic introduced in Splatoon 3. It functions as an entrance into battles.

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


The spawner drone 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 drone with a different animation depending on which weapon they are using.


The player is able to aim for a landing spot before being launched into battle by the drone. A squidlike 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 drones fire automatically. The drones 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 drone. 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.


  • Unlike Spawn points, spawner drones don't have a spot that is uninkable for the enemy team. This means that theoretically, a team can ink 100% of a stage in Splatoon 3.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese イカスポーン
Ika Supōn
Squid spawn
Netherlands Dutch Mobiele basis Mobile base
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 魷魚生成
yóu yú shēng chéng (Mandarin)
Squid Spawn
South Korea Korean 징어스폰
Squid Spawn