After the events of the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest, Splatsville's development increased rapidly as more Inklings and Octolings started to move to the Splatlands. The city is also known as the "city of chaos," and is extremely crowded. Different shops and apartments can be seen. Planes and trains occasionally pass by, similarly to how they did in Inkopolis Plaza and Inkopolis Square from the previous games. There is a large staircase in the area as well, but it cannot be visited by the player. Splatsville is larger than Inkopolis Square and Inkopolis Plaza and lacks their clean geometric layout. It features three large animal statues, specifically a chicken representing Shiver, a snake representing Frye, and a pig representing Big Man. The animal statues connect to each of the three mixes of Deep Cut's solo song, Anarchy Poisons.
Shops & buildings
- Main article: Ammo Knights
Ammo Knights is a weapon shop run by Sheldon. It can be accessed from the square in Splatsville. Players can purchase weapons here with Sheldon Licenses earned by increasing the player's level and increasing a weapon's Freshness to 1 star. However, players have to be at least level 2 to be allowed to buy weapons here.
Ammo Knights sells weapons of all weapon classes: blasters, brellas, brushes, chargers, dualies, rollers, splatanas, shooters, sloshers, splatlings, and stringers. It also features a test range to experiment with potential purchases.
- For a list of purchasable items, see main weapons.
- Main article: Crush Station
Crush Station is a shoe shop run by Mr. Coco. It can be accessed from the square in Splatsville. Players can purchase shoes here with in-game Cash earned from multiplayer matches and Salmon Run shifts. However, players have to be at least level 4 to be allowed to buy shoes here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Crush Station
- Main article: Hotlantis
Hotlantis is a general store run by Harmony. It can be accessed from the square in Splatsville. Players can purchase cosmetic items for decorating in the locker room here with in-game Cash earned from multiplayer matches and Salmon Run shifts. However, players have to be at least level 4 to be allowed to buy items here. Like gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Hotlantis
- Main article: Man-o'-Wardrobe
Man-o'-Wardrobe is a clothing shop run by Jel La Fleur. It can be accessed from the square in Splatsville. Players can purchase clothing here with in-game Cash earned from multiplayer matches and Salmon Run shifts. However, players have to be at least level 4 to be allowed to buy clothing here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Man-o'-Wardrobe
- Main article: Grizzco Industries
Grizzco Industries is a company run by Mr. Grizz. The company recruits Inklings and Octolings to participate in hunting three waves of Salmonids for Golden Eggs. When working a shift of Salmon Run, you can receive various capsules of different colors to get rewards. All employees start as an Intern when they first start working shifts for Mr. Grizz. Employees are given a Slopsuit and the Employee Handbook to teach them about Salmonids. Grizzco Industries also makes custom weapons for Salmon Run shifts.
- For a list of weapons and rewards, see Grizzco Industries
- Main article: Naut Couture
Naut Couture is a headgear shop run by Gnarly Eddy and Nails. It can be accessed from the square in Splatsville. Players can purchase headgear here with in-game Cash earned from multiplayer matches and Salmon Run shifts. However, players have to be at least level 4 to be allowed to buy headgear here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Naut Couture
Tableturf Battle Dojo
- Main article: Tableturf Battle Dojo
The Tableturf Battle Dojo is an area where players can challenge NPC characters in Tableturf Battles, run by Staff. It is located in a courtyard behind Grizzco Industries in Splatsville.
- Main article: The Shoal
The Shoal is an amusement arcade that offers local multiplayer modes. It is located between Grizzco Industries and the Battle Lobby.
During the Sneak Peek before a Splatfest players can vote for their team and Deep Cut's Splatfest Floats can be seen getting assembled. A couple days before the Splatfest starts, it becomes sunset, during this time the details on the arch near the amiibo box will glow, shifting through the rainbow.
During a Splatfest in Splatoon 3, it becomes nighttime in Splatsville. Similar to Splatfests in the previous games, the hub is decorated with colored lights and lanterns, neon signs and fireworks with spray-painted posts of different teams' ink colors. During the first half of the Splatfest, Shiver, Frye, and Big Man dance and sing on separate floats, which drift around Splatsville unless the player is in Photo Mode. During the second half of the Splatfest, Shiver, Frye and Big Man's floats all connect to create one stage. Jellyfish, Inklings, and Octolings are scattered throughout Splatsville, wearing their respective Splatfest Tees and dancing to the music. Since players have to wear their Splatfest Tees, Jelonzo and Jel La Fleur have special dialogue informing them that they can not equip new clothing bought until after the Splatfest.
During a Big Run in Splatoon 3, the sky becomes red and fog is visible throughout the hub, with Big run flyers found all over Splatsville as well. Grizzco helicopters also fly overhead. If the player gets close enough to the apartments in Splatsville, they can hear the worried cries of Octolings.
- "Welcome to Splatsville! This is the place to see and be seen. The hottest spot on the map! If you wanna make it in THIS town, you gotta be your freshest. And how do you show off your extremely fresh self? Online battles! Just hit up the lobby. Seriously, if you start making waves in battles, everyone around here will know your name. Wait...WHAT?! You're new here, and I don't mean to alarm you, but...that dude is seriously scoping you from the sewer. Whatever. It's fishy, but we'll get to that later. So where were we? Oh, right. Time to sink into the ink! If you wanna get right to it, check out the lobby. Or...follow that weirdo down the sewer. Up to you. Go get 'em! Full splat ahead!" - When first entering Splatsville upon starting the game for the first time.
Front view of early Splatsville. The street name placard reads BANKARA STREET SD in Square script.
Left view of Splatsville.
An entrance to a backstreet to the left of the main plaza.
A little farther into the street, just underneath the pig statue.
Farthest to the back of the street with the pig statue entrance.
An area in Splatsville with the Tableturf Battle Dojo in the background.
Another view from Eeltail Alley
An overhead view
A paifang in Splatsville. It also lights up during a splatfest.
The splash screen with Splatsville during a Big Run.
The splash screen with Splatsville during a Big Run and setting up for a Splatfest.
Splatsville during Splatoween
Splatsville during FrostyFest
- There is a portable toilet in the Splatsville square, near the construction site, to one side of a ramp leading up to the garden where the Tableturf Battle Dojo is located. If the player stands next to it for roughly a minute, they will hear a male Octoling groan, presumably from inside.
Names in other languages
|Splatlands City [a]
|Splatlands City [b]
|Similar to English
Mán tuí zhèn
|Rough, Crumbling Town / Barbarian Town
Mán tuí zhèn
|Rough, Crumbling Town / Barbarian Town
|Same as English
- Scruffy or rough city; Bankara is a Meiji-era term meant as the opposite of high-collar (as in Inkopolis' Japanese name). Also a portmanteau of バンカー ("bunker") and カラー ("color") + 街 ("city")
- Pun on eclabousse ("splash")
- Shares the same name as the Splatlands region