The Secret of S.P.L.A.T.

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The Secret of S.P.L.A.T.

The Secret of S.P.L.A.T.

Introduced 1 September 2017 (Flight vs. Invisibility)
Total area 1,885p
Features Moving platforms
Hazards Abyss

The Secret of S.P.L.A.T. is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It was the second variation of Shifty Station, and first appeared in the Flight vs. Invisibility and With Lemon vs. Without Lemon Splatfests. It returned in the Raph vs. Leo and Chaos vs. Order Splatfests. As of version 5.0.0, it is exclusively available in Private Battles. It features small, raised platforms in the central area that periodically move up and down.


Players spawn on either end of the stage, on raised platforms that lead down to a central area. There are two small raised platforms on either side of the central area that periodically move up and down, and a large platform topped with a small inkable block in the middle that moves opposite the side platforms. Various walls are placed about the level to use as cover.

When this layout was reused in May 2018, the small inkable block on the middle platform was removed, some walls were repositioned at the canyon of the spawn point, and the tall wall near the spawn points became inkable on one side and significantly shorter, while the rest of the layout was identical to the original incarnation.

The Secret of S.P.L.A.T. contains a third variation that hasn't been used in-game. The first variation is no longer available for play.




  • Unlike the other Shifty Station layouts, which are named directly after books, The Secret of S.P.L.A.T. is named after the adaptation of a book, as is explained further below.
  • The file name for this stage is "Deli_Octa02" and its codename is "Push", likely referring to how the moving platforms push players around.
    • The revision of this stage has the file name "Deli_Octa02_2".
  • This stage was one of five returning stages to lack the ambience that other Shifty Stations had in Recon mode during Chaos vs. Order. It did not lack the ambience when it first returned in the Raph vs. Leo Splatfest.


The Secret of S.P.L.A.T. is named after The Secret of NIMH, an animated adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 約束の丘で会いましょう
Yakusoku no Oka de Aimashō
Let's Meet at the Hill of Promises. A pun on Onsen de Aimashō (Let's Meet at the Hot Springs), by Chiaki Karasawa.
Netherlands Dutch Ups en downs Ups and downs
CanadaFrance French Invincible vertige Invincible vertigo
Germany German Auf und Ab Back and Forth
Italy Italian Incontro in collina Meeting in the hills
Russia Russian Блок-полигон
Block polygon
SpainMexico Spanish Paseo vertical Vertical promenade