The String's the Thing

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01-08: What Caused the Big Bang? YOU!
Return of the Mammalians missions
01-10: Deadly Dance Hall—Jump, Jump!

The String's the Thing
Reach the goal using the Tri-Stringer.
Site Future Utopia Island
Fee Power Egg Alternas 20
Lives 3
Clear Rewards
Power Egg Alternas 1400
Clear Rewards
Power Egg Alternas 500
Music #35 caught
In this mission, you will master the eccentricities of the Tri-Stringer to reach the goal.
O.R.C.A. describing the level

The String's The Thing is the 14th level in Splatoon 3's story mode, Return of the Mammalians.


To reach the goal, the player will have to use the newly introduced weapon, the Tri-Stringer, to attack the Octarians through the level.


The player has to climb an ink-able wall near Octopods at Rest Tend to FLIP OUT!. The player doesn't need to clear Fuzzy Ooze to get there as they can just climb it.



The player first sees 3 small Splat-Switches in a horizontal rotation and after that is the vertical variation that the player must jump while shooting and moves on after shooting them with the new Tri-Stringer. The player sees 6 small crates with 3 Octotroopers behind it. When the Octotroopers are defeated, the player sees 3 Octotroopers on the left side. The player moves on and sees a few vertical crates. There are some pillars afterwards guarded by Octotroopers. The player sees a few more pillars and Octotroopers afterwards and a Blobby Octotrooper. After defeating them, the player hops on a launchpad and goes to the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint 1

The player would go on a support platform and learn how to do a charged shot, just like the Charger, Splatling, and Splatana classes. Once the player successfully does a charged shot, they will be rewarded with some Power Eggs. The player would find some armor and afterwards, an army of Octotroopers standing on crates. The player has to either take the high ground and use the new skill they learned a few seconds before that or go all out by defeating them quickly and dodging their attacks. The player would find some Octocopters afterwards and defeat them to get to the launchpad.

Checkpoint 2

The player finds some armor and defeats some Octotroopers. This time, some Blobby Octotroopers take the high ground and Agent 3 has to stop them by shooting up high. They will have to defeat a Rocket Octocopter. Shielded Octotroopers will appear and the player has to make use of the charged shot to defeat them from behind using the moving walls. The player would get to the goal after this.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


USAUnited Kingdom English

During the mission:
Agent 1
Ooo, new weapon! OK, let's start with the basics. Tap for a trio of ink blasts.
Agent 2
The manual says if you shoot while jumping, ink will come out vertically. Worth a shot here!
Agent 1
Oh, yeah! Hit while jumping to shoot vertically! Oops, sorry... I'm a page behind.
Agent 2
So...horizontal or vertical? It's always up to you, Agent 3. No strings attached!
Agent 1
Sweet! A Power Egg pack!
Agent 2
Who put THAT there?
Agent 1
Whoa, you can also CHARGE this thing. Hold to try it out.
Agent 2
Charged shots make a BIG mess wherever they land. It's awesome!
Agent 1
Is that— Yep, there's a launchpad over there.
Agent 2
Ha! Take that!
Agent 1
You're rockin' it, Agent 3!
Agent 2
Free and clear! Splat the goal and let's go.

Netherlands Dutch

Before the mission
  • "Tijdens deze missie gebruikt u de opvallende kenmerken van de Triospanner om uw doel te bereiken."
(During this mission you will be using the notable characteristics of the Tri-Stringer to reach your goal.)
  • "Triospanner: Gebruik dit wapen om met één schot inkt in drie richtingen te schieten."
(Tri-Stringer: Use this weapon to fire ink in three directions with one shot.)
During the mission:
  • "Ooo, nieuw speelgoed! [noteNL 1] Oké, de snelle uitleg: druk kort op om drie schoten inkt af te vuren."
(Oooh, new [piece of] toy! Okay, the quick explanation: press briefly to fire three shots of ink.)
  • "Als je schiet terwijl je springt, vuur je schoten boven elkaar af, in plaats van naast elkaar. Kan handig zijn!"
(When you shoot while you jump, you fire off shots above each other, instead of next to each other. Can be handy!)
  • "Druk terwijl je springt op om schoten boven elkaar af te vuren! Of had ik dat al uitgelegd..."
(Press while you jump to fire off shots above each other! Or did I already explained that...)
  • "Dus! Naast elkaar, boven elkaar of opgeladen? Bekijk het maar. Ik bedoel: kijk om je heen wat het beste is."
(So! Next to each other, above each other or charged? Figure it out. I mean: look around you at what is best.)
  • "Hoera! Een potje visseneieren!"
(Hooray! A Power Egg pack!)
  • "Wie heeft DAT daar achtergelaten?"
(Who has left THAT behind there?)
  • "O wauw, je kunt dit ding OPLADEN. Houd ingedrukt om het te proberen."
(Oh wow, you can CHARGE UP this thing. Hold pressed to try it.)
  • "Opgeladen schoten maken een ontzettende kliederboel! Lachen!"
(Charged shots make an incredible mess! It is fun!)
  • "Is dat...? Ja, ik zie daar een lanceerpunt."
(Is that...? Yes, I see a launchpad there.)
  • "Haha! Pak aan!"
(Haha! Take that!)
  • "Je bent goed bezig, agent 3!"
(You are doing good, Agent 3!)
  • "Gelukt! Kleur het doel in en klaar!"
(Success! Color in the goal and done!)
Translation notes
  1. Speelgoed is a collective noun; since it refers to the single weapon, it is used wrong.


Names in other languages

Translation needed
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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese くつろぎと、開放感。木漏れ日のプロムナード。

Kutsurogi to kaihōkan. Komorebi no puromunādo.
Sutoringā wo tsukatte gōrushimashō
Comfortability and relaxing feels. A promenade filled with dappled sunlight.
Reach the goal using the Stringer
Netherlands Dutch Spannend, spanner, spannendst
Bereik het doel met behulp van de Triospanner!
Exciting, Stringer, most exciting
Reach the goal with the aid of the Tri-Stringer!
CanadaFrance French Le Trisperceur sans heurts
Utilise le Trisperceur pour atteindre l'arrivée.
Seamless Tri-Stringer
Use the Tri-Stringer to reach the goal.
Germany German Stringereinheiten
Setze den Tri-Stringer ein und erreiche das Ziel!
Stringer units
Use the Tri-Stringer and reach the goal!
Italy Italian Tri-calamarco, amico mio
Raggiungi il traguardo con il tri-calamarco.
Tri-Stinger, my friend
Reach the goal with Tri-Stinger
Russia Russian По струнке
Выполните задачу с помощью тритиватора.

Po strunke
Vypolnite zadachu s pomoshch'yu tritivatora.
On a string
Achieve the objective with Tri-Stringer.
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Paseo arbolado al sol
Alcanza la meta usando un acromatizador triple.
Wooded stroll in the sun
Reach the goal using a Tri-Stringer.
Spain Spanish (NOE) Paseo arbolado al sol
Alcanza la meta usando un acromatizador.
Wooded stroll in the sun
Reach the goal using a Stringer.
China Chinese (Simplified) 舒适放松。洒满斑驳阳光的散步路。

Shūshì fàngsōng. Sǎ mǎn bānbó yángguāng de sànbùlù.
Shǐyòng liè yú gōng dǐdá zhōngdiǎn.
Comfortable and relaxing. A promenade filled with dappled sunlight.
Use the Stringer to reach the goal.
 Internal stringer [1]

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