The Path to Perfect Penmanship

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04-11: Stamp 'Em Out
Return of the Mammalians missions
04-Boss: The Pursuit of the Precious

The Path to Perfect Penmanship
Use the splat switches to reach the goal within the time limit.
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Site Landfill Dreamland
Fee Power Eggs 30
Lives 3
Weapons and Rewards

S3 Weapon Main Octobrush Flat.png

S3 Weapon Main Inkbrush Flat.png

Power Eggs 400 Power Eggs 400

First-time Bonus Power Eggs 1400

The Path to Perfect Penmanship is 42nd level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To reach the goal, the player must use an Octobrush or Inkbrush to activate all the splat switches within the time limit. The player can pick up two ink refillers along the path. If time runs out and any splat switches have not been activated, O.R.C.A. will splat the player. The player then respawns at the checkpoint before the timer starts.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


S3 Icon Callie.png Agent 1's Quotes

You can ink a lot of ground by holding while you're on the move.
Nice! Keep it up!
Don't stop now!

S3 Icon Marie.png Agent 2's Quotes

Nice! Hope you're feeling all warmed up, 'cause it's about to get serious.
Those refill your ink, so grab 'em when you see 'em.
Did you miss a splat switch? 'Cause I feel like you missed a splat switch...

S3 Icon O.R.C.A..png O.R.C.A.'s Quotes

Mission...failed. Your time has run out.


  • After inking all the switches, the path creates an image of a Smallfry.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Kalligrafisch geweld
Raak alle schakelaar voor de tijd om is!
Calligraphic violence
Hit all switches before the time runs out!
Germany German Pinselstrich, verlass mich nicht
Aktiviere die Schalter innerhalb des Zeitlimits!
Brushstroke, don't leave me
Activate all switches within the time limit!
Russia Russian Путь каллиграфа
Доберитесь до цели, закрасив переключатели за отведённое время.

Put' kalligrafa
Doberites' do tseli, zakrasiv pereklyuchateli za otvedyonnoe vremya.
Calligrapher's way
Reach the goal by painting the switches in the alloted time.
China Chinese (Simplified) 线成路,路成镇。

Xiàn chéng lù, lù chéng zhèn.
Kāiqǐ kāiguān bìng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Lines form roads, roads form towns.
Turn on the splat switches and reach the goal.