The Ink is Spreading

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The Ink is Spreading

The Ink is Spreading

Introduced March 16, 2019 (Knight vs. Wizard)
Total area 2,259p
Features Splat-Switches, Spreaders
Hazards Abyss

The Ink is Spreading is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It was the twentieth variation of Shifty Station, and first appeared in the Knight vs. Wizard Splatfest, and returned in the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest. As of Version 5.0.0, it is exclusively available in Private Battles. It features Splat-Switches that can be inked to change the ink color the Spreaders on the stage use.




  • The file name for this stage is "Deli20" and the codename is "DeliNuri". "Deli" is the file name for every variation of Shifty Station, while "Nuri Nuri Bar" and "Nuri Switch" are the Japanese names for Spreaders and Splat-Switches, both of which are seen on this stage.


The Ink is Spreading is named after The Dark is Rising, a book by Susan Cooper. It refers to the Spreaders, and the ink they spread across the stage.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ヌリヌリトゥナイト
Nurinuri Tunaito
Splat-Splat Tonight. A pun on Tokimeki Tunaito (Heartthrob Tonight), by Koi Ikeno.
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktsmeerderinfiltratie Spreader infiltration
FlagFrance.svg French Traîtresses tartineuses Treacherous Spreaders
FlagGermany.svg German Burschikose Bürsten Boyish brushes
FlagItaly.svg Italian Spargitori sparsi Scattered Spreaders
FlagRussia.svg Russian Заливщик-манеж
Pouring arena
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Recinto embarrador Spreader compound
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Recinto embadurnador Spreader compound