Surprise and Shine

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Surprise and Shine
S3 Band Deep Cut.png
Artist Deep Cut
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 3
02 S3 Icon Boss Black.svg The Future Stares Back
04 S3 Icon Boss Black.svg The Pursuit of the Precious
06 S3 Icon Boss Black.svg The Obscurest Chiaroscurist
Album Splatune 3
Track list no. 3 (Splatune 3 Disc 3)
Genre Electronic
BPM 165
Key signature G major / E minor
Length 2:15
Audio file First phase version:

Second phase version:

Third phase version:

Surprise and Shine is a song in Splatoon 3.


Surprise and Shine is a peppy, upbeat, yet eerie song combining instrumentals from Deep Cut music with the synthesized vocals and chiptune influences of Octoplush music. It starts with a scimitar chord along with a synth bass following the melody, with some clapping as percussion. It then transitions to a note sung by the strange voice. This is then followed by a verse consisting of more scimitar chords, whistles, chiptune influences, strange vocals, and echoey banging noises. At the 40-second mark, a brass not unlike the one heard in the chorus of Anarchy Rainbow plays a few notes, accompanied by a choir. This is followed by a chiptune high note, and some vocal whistling follows that, along with more strange vocals. The song then loops back at 1:03. It plays during the third phase of any fight against a member of Deep Cut.

Other versions

Surprise and Shine (Phase 1)

This is a stripped-back version of the track that gets rid of most of the instruments, only leaving the scimitar and some percussion. It plays during the first phase of the fights against Deep Cut.

Surprise and Shine (Phase 2)

This is closer to the original, but lacks many of the strange vocals, whistles, and brass, and has less chiptune influences overall. It plays during the second phase of the fights against Deep Cut.

Surprise and Shine (Kettle)

Unlike Octoweaponry and Octarmaments, Surprise and Shine's kettle version is pulled from the Phase 2 version of the song. It is a loop of the synthesized banging and weird noises from the second verse but muffled and even more echoey making it sound like it's being played from a distance. It plays when the camera is near a Boss Kettle in Alterna.


Surprise and Shine is a play on "rise and shine", an idiom used humorously to tell somebody to wake up and get out of bed, as well as possibly referencing Deep Cut's tendency to arrive unexpectedly.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 驚天動地ゴンタクレー
Kyōtendōchi Gontakure
Earth-Shattering Troublemaker[a]

Translation notes

  1. ごんたくれ Gontakure is a Kansai regional dialect for troublemakers or rowdy ones.