Inkopolis Square is much smaller compared to Splatoon's Inkopolis Plaza. The Square is populated with Inklings and Octolings which the player has played multiplayer matches with or with players who have posted drawings to social media. When interacting with them, the player can see their level, their ranked mode with the highest rank or power, recent played weapon, and turf inked points with it. The player is also able to order certain gear worn recently by others and give "Freshes" to drawings. Posts may also come in the form of graffiti seen around the Square. Naturally, other players can post drawings to social media as well. Posted drawings may be shown on other players' games. Around the back of the Square is a "spawn point" where the player is spawned. The hub features two animal statues, a turtle and a paper crane.
- Main article: Crust Bucket
The Crust Bucket is located just behind the spawn point. This food truck is run by Crusty Sean. Here, the player can purchase food and drinks with tickets that give bonuses for the player's next twenty multiplayer battles. Since the Crust Bucket is not accessible through the menu, unlike other shops, the player has to walk to it manually to purchase a snack or a drink.
- Main article: Deca Tower
Deca Tower is located to the far north side of the Square, serving as the Battle Lobby, allowing the player to access online battles. Judd and Li'l Judd are just left of the tower's entrance and give the player helpful tips and other rewards. Just to the right of the entrance is Murch, who helps the player with all things gear-related. Before Splatfests, a stage being built above the entrance can be seen. During Splatfests, Murch, Judd, and Li'l Judd can be found in the middle of the Square instead and Off the Hook can be seen on the stage. When the Great Zapfish is rescued, it can be seen curled around the top of Deca Tower. The Battle Lobby can also be accessed through the menu.
- Main article: Deepsea Metro
The Deepsea Metro is a subway system running deep beneath the sea in Inkopolis Bay that serves as the hub area for the Octo Expansion. The entrance of the Deepsea Metro is located to the northeast of the spawn point, by Murch. The Deepsea Metro can also be accessed through the menu. Players that do not own the downloadable content are not allowed to enter, though.
- Main article: Galleria
The Galleria is found to the west of the spawn point. It is a row of shops that contains the gear and weapon vendors. Just like in the previous game, there are four shops, with each having a shopkeeper:
Each shop can also be accessed through the menu.
- Main article: Grizzco Industries
Grizzco Industries' headquarters are found to the northwest of the spawn point. This is a shop where the player can play Salmon Run. Depending on the time, the shop is open or closed. When the shop is closed, a message can be read for the player to come another time. Next to the entrance is a machine the player can use to claim their rewards for playing Salmon Run. Unlike any other instance, when the player is inside the shop and exits out by pressing , they spawn in front of the shop. Grizzco can also be accessed through the menu.
- Main article: Inkopolis News Studio
Inkopolis' studio has a television, used to display battle stages, Marina's turntable, microphones to amplify Pearl and Marina's voices when hosting the news, along with posters resembling Pearl and Marina's talk icons. The upper floor is empty, although it has a poster with an Inkling girl on its walls. It has an arrow-shaped sign on the window that reads 'On Air'. The Off the Hook live news logo can be found suspended from the ceiling on the back wall. Inkopolis Studio is not accessible, as it cannot be entered or viewed through the map. The name 'Inkopolis Studio' is something that has not been specifically named and could be conjectural, as the name is simply based on the pop idols inside possibly using it as a studio, and the 'On Air' signs they display, similar to a real studio.
- Main article: Octo Canyon (location)
Octo Canyon is a hidden location near Inkopolis Square. A manhole northwest of the spawn point leads to it. The manhole has a Cuttlegear flyer on it. One of the Squid Sisters, Marie, can be seen on the manhole, but when the player approaches her, she will drop down, revealing her squid form slightly. The player can follow her by stepping onto the manhole and then pressing . Octo Canyon serves as the setting of the single-player mode of Splatoon 2 with the same name. Octo Canyon can also be accessed through the menu.
- Main article: The Shoal
The Shoal is located to the east of the spawn point. This is an amusement arcade where local multiplayer is available. The arcade machine can be found just outside of it and is where the player can play Squid Beatz 2. The Shoal can also be accessed through the menu.
- Like with the Inkopolis News Studio from Splatoon, if the player holds their cursor over Pearl and Marina in the studio, they wave at the player. The wave animation is different depending on if the player is an Inkling or an Octoling.
- To the eastern side of the square, through the grating, Inkopolis Tower can be seen off in the distance, without the Great Zapfish.
- Murch can be heard playing Squid Jump on his phone.
- Behind Murch, Spyke can be seen inside a café using a laptop.
- Above the Salmon Run headquarters are pieces of artwork. Two of them are clear references to the musical productions Wicked and Phantom of the Opera.
- The exterior of Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe is similar to the 1500 Broadway building.
- If the player goes over to the place where the sign for Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe on the building is, they can hear City of Color's melody faintly playing.
- The Crust Bucket plays the Shrimp Kicks version of Lookin' Fresh from Splatoon.
- If one walks towards the Salmon Run entrance and takes a left near where rewards can be redeemed, there is a blue crate in a trash pile that looks identical to the crate that Judd slept on in Splatoon.
- Version 3.1.0 added some additional graffiti and small cosmetic objects in the square around the entrance to the Deepsea Metro, such as the round name tags and blobfish smiley stickers frequently present in the Octo Expansion, as well as two Kamabo Corporation posters, an employee-model CQ-80, and two CQ cards.
- Several octopus-related objects could also be found around the entrance to the Metro, such as posters, name tags, graffiti, and pixel art of octopuses that aren't present in other parts of the square.
- If the player walks near the area where the Inkopolis News Studio and The Shoal are and waits for a little, they can hear a small part of Ebb & Flow.
- If the player looks behind the amiibo box, an image of the Inkling Girl amiibo from Splatoon 2 is visible.
- Near the amiibo box is a protest sign from Sunken Scroll 11, protesting against the change in special weapons, with an Inkzooka visible.
During a Splatfest in Splatoon 2, it became nighttime in Inkopolis Square. Similarly to the previous game, the Square is decorated with colored lights and lanterns, small team-colored sparks rising from the ground, and neon signs and fireworks with spray-painted posts in the different teams' ink colors, it took on a much more festive tone. In front of Deca Tower, Off the Hook performed Color Pulse on a stage. Post Octo Expansion, Jellyfish, Inklings, and Octolings alike gathered in front of the stage, wearing Splatfest Tees and dancing to the music. Since players had to wear their Splatfest Tees, Jelfonzo had special dialogue informing them that they could not equip new clothing bought until after the Splatfest had ended.
Splatoon 3: Side Order
- Inkopolis Square is two stations away from Inkopolis Plaza and twenty minutes away by foot. Before, it was an old street with poor security resulting in minor offences. A year and a half before the events of Splatoon 2, there were some redevelopments that renovated the Square, which made the place popular with the youth.
- Inkopolis Square can be seen in a map that appeared in a Splatoon 3 developer interview.
- The completely white appearance of Inkopolis Square within Side Order (and especially the coral now littering the square) appears to be an intentional reference to the real-world phenomenon of coral bleaching.
Names in other languages
|French (NOA)||Carré de Chromapolis||Inkopolis Square|
|French (NOE)||Square de Chromapolis||Inkopolis Square|
|Italian||Piazza Coloropoli||Inkopolis Plaza|
|Spanish (NOA)||Centro de Cromópolis||Inkopolis Center|
|Spanish (NOE)||Plaza de Cromópolis||Inkopolis Square|
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|Hungarian||Inkopolis téren||Inkopolis square|
|Portuguese||Praça Inkopolis||Inkopolis Square|