Spawning Grounds

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Spawning Grounds

Spawning Grounds

Introduced Launch
Total area

Spawning Grounds is a Salmon Run exclusive online multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2.


Spawning Grounds features a wide variety of terrain on each corner of the map. The following directions apply when standing on the sloped platform adjacent to the egg basket, facing towards the slope which descends in this view. A multilayered slope leading to three small piers are located just behind the basket. To the right is a grated walkway overlooking the lower grounds. To the left are slopes down to a small sandbar. During low tide, the sandbar expands exponentially revealing three protruding landmasses.

Notable Locations

  • Sandbar: To the left of the basket, several slopes lead down to an uneven sandbar.
  • Catwalk: To the right of the basket is a large catwalk overlooking the lower flat area of the map.
  • Docks: Behind the basket is a layered slope down to three small docks.
  • Vegetable towers: Corn tower is on the sea to the left of the basket, sausage tower is on the sea beyond the catwalk to the right of the basket, and asparagus tower is on the sea beyond the three small docks.
    • All stages have the three floating vegetable-themed towers with different colored searchlights that serve as landmarks.


  • During high tide, only the upper layers of the main platform and the grated area are still above the water.
  • During low tide, the sandbar is largely expanded into three extending areas.



  • The internal codename for this stage in the game files is "Shakeup".
  • On 21 July 2018, Splatoon 2's first anniversary, a Salmon Run shift took place in Spawning Grounds with Splattershot Jr., Splat Dualies, Splat Roller and Splat Charger. This is identical to the first-ever Salmon Run Rotation that took place on 21 July 2017.
  • On the preview image for the stage, there is a Ink Cannon active during Normal Tide.
  • The enormous dam seen in the background of the stage is the reason for the rapidly changing tides, which keeps fishermen away.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シェケナダム
Shekena Damu
Shake-it-up Dam. A pun on sheke ("shake it") and shake (salmon).
Netherlands Dutch Salmonietendam Salmonid dam
France French (NOE) Barrage salmonoïde Salmonid Dam
Germany German Salmoniden-Damm Salmonid Dam
Italy Italian Diga salmonoide Salmonid dam
Russia Russian Самонидская ГЭС
Samonidskaya GES
Salmonid hydropower plant
Spain Spanish Presa Salmónida Salmonid Dam