Splat-Switch Revolution

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Splat-Switch Revolution
~ A Change of Scenery ~ (NA)
- The Only Constant is Change - (EU/OC)
Number 22
Area 5
Sheldon's Request
Items 1 scroll, 2 Bubblers, 1 Inkzooka
Music Cephaloparade
amiibo challenges Inkling BoyInkling Boy (recolor)Inkling Boy 2 Cash 1800
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Splat-Switch Revolution

Splat-Switch Revolution, also named Switch Box Shake-Up,(EU/OC)[a] is the twenty-second mission in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley. It is the first mission of Area 5 after the fourth boss, The Ravenous Octomaw!. The mission gets its name from its heavy use of Splat-Switches.

Octo Valley

Upon entering Area 5, use the ramp on the left, then go to the entryway. There will be a sponge, use it and head to the next platform. There is a Propeller-Lift above the platform, which will take the platform down. Use the platform as an elevator and find Mission 22.



Splat-Switch Revolution Stats
Area Enemies Armor Special weapon Sunken Scroll
Beginning area 2x Octotroopers N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 1 3x Octoballs
4x Twintacle Octotroopers
N/A 1x Inkzooka
1x Bubbler
Checkpoint 2 5x Octotroopers N/A N/A Yes
Checkpoint 3 3x Twintacle Octotroopers
2x Octosnipers
Checkpoint 4 6x Octoballs
2x Octotroopers
Final checkpoint 1x Twintacle Octotrooper
3x Flooders
2x Octotroopers
N/A 1x Bubbler N/A

Beginning area

Once you start, there is an Octotrooper on the right side of the block. Take it out, then splat the Splat-Switch on the block. This makes the block rise and rotate, revealing another block underneath it. As they rise, ink a passage up them and jump onto the next platform. Once you are there, splat the Splat-Switch in front of you. It will flip, revealing an Octotrooper on the back of it. Take it out, then jump across the gap to arrive at the first checkpoint.

Checkpoint 1

Now you will see two canned specials: Inkzooka to the left, Bubbler to the right. Choose one because you will need it. Take the Launchpad to the next platform. You will see three Octoballs, take them out, but be ready for a surprise...

Once you splat the Octoballs, four platforms will appear, each with a Twintacle Octotrooper on it. If you grabbed the Inkzooka, you could use it to splat all four quickly, or if you chose the Bubbler you could use it to protect yourself as you take out the Octotroopers. As you do so, the platforms will alternately rise and fall. Once you splat all four Octotroopers, a Launchpad will appear, thus taking you to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 2

Once you land, there will be an Octotrooper in front of you. Take it out and jump onto the next platform. There you will see two large blocks, and the right one has a Splat-Switch in front. Splat it, and they will rotate. As they do so, two more Octotroopers will become visible. Take them out and ink the sides of the blocks so you can reach the top. You will see five blocks arranged in a cross shape. The bottom one will have a Launchpad, and the middle one will have a Splat-Switch. Ink the switch, and the blocks on the side will move downward. Two new blocks (previously out of sight) will take their place, and each of those blocks has an Octotrooper. Take them out, and ink the sides of the blocks. If you go to the top without taking the Launchpad, you will see an orange crate behind the top block, on a platform that you cannot see from the front. Break it open to reveal the Sunken Scroll. Collect it, and go back to the side with the Launchpad. Swim back up to the Launchpad, and fly over to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 3

Now you're at a large platform with a few raised sections. Three Twintacle Octotroopers are waiting for you, so take them out. But once you do so, two Octosnipers will appear, and the raised areas will change. Once you splat the Octosnipers, a Launchpad will appear. Now you can launch over to the next area.

Checkpoint 4

Ahead of you, there will be two large blocks, one hanging above the other but not touching it. A short distance beyond them, there's an Octotrooper which you should take out. Once you have done so, shoot the Splat-Switch directly above your head (on the bottom of the floating block). The block you are standing on will rotate, and new platforms will move in front of you, creating a new path. Three Octoballs will rush at you, and you can splat them. If you backtrack, you will notice a Splat-Switch on the side of a floating block. Splat it, and a large group of blocks will rotate into place. Splat the Octotrooper which is now near you before inking the sides of the blocks and swimming to the top. Splat the three Octoballs you see, and now you've made it to the penultimate stop.

Final Checkpoint

There is an oval floating in front of you, which has a Splat-Switch on the side. Once you splat it, the block will rotate and reveal a Launchpad. You will be launched to an area with an inactive Flooder (which has a Vault on top) and four Twintacle Octotroopers (three on the ground and one atop the Vault). There is a canned Bubbler inside the orange crate, so be sure to grab it. As soon as you take out the Twintacle Octotroopers that are on the ground, two platforms will rise up, each with an Octotrooper. Two Flooders will appear, and the inactive one will activate. The key will be in the front left corner, so splat all the enemies, grab it, and unlock the vault. The Launchpad you unlock will send you to the Zapfish.


Sunken Scroll

From the depths of the sea we emerged long ago, seeking the light of the surface. In search of still greater lights, we now send this message into outer space, sealed in a disk. Perhaps one day, we will encounter other intelligent life...

Location: At the second checkpoint, behind the Splat-Switch contraption. After hitting the second checkpoint, go through it normally until the launchpad on the wall later is available after activating the Splat-Switch. Rather than climbing the wall and jumping into the launchpad, go around it on one of the side platforms and jump to the platform behind the wall where the scroll is located.

Special weapons

Location of Inkzooka and Bubbler:

Location of Bubbler 2:

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


Agent 1's Quotes

Agent 1
A Splat Switch! Haven't seen one of those in a while.
Agent 1
Inkzooka to the left, Bubbler to the right...
Agent 1
Look sharp, Agent 3!
Agent 1
Uh... Looks like a dead end.
Agent 1
ZapfishZapfish sighted! But where is the key?
Agent 1
The key!

Agent 2's Quotes

Agent 2
Woohoo! A launchpad!
Agent 2
Woohoo! A launchpad!
Agent 2
Game over, I guess.
Agent 2


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 変形!スイッチボックス

Henkei! Suitchi Bokkusu
Utsuroi-Yuku Kisetsu to Tomo ni
Transform! Switch Boxes:
Together with the Turning of the Seasons
Canada French (NOA) - Intérrupteurs cachés -
Chaos topographique
- Hidden switches -
Topographical chaos
France French (NOE) - Dôme psychédélique -
Chaos topografique
- Psychedelic dome -
Topografic chaos
Germany German Sonderschicht in
der Schalterzentrale
Special layer in
the Switch central
Italy Italian Interruttori nascosti per
percorsi interrotti!
Hidden switches for
interrupted paths!
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Sendero de interruptores
~ Cambiando el paisaje ~
Trail of Switches
~ Changing the landscape ~
Spain Spanish (NOE) El imprevisible sendero
de interruptores
The Unpredictable path
of switches


  1. Europe and Oceania