Tubular 8-Ball Station

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B10: Ink 'n' Slide Station
Deepsea Metro Line B
B12: Brute Rollup Station

"Outlook not so good..."
Tubular 8-Ball Station
Guide the 8-ball!
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Station B11
Test Fee CQ Points 200
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and rewards
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CQ Points 800
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Music #8 regret

Tubular 8-Ball Station is a test in Splatoon 2's paid downloadable content, the Octo Expansion. This station is unlocked after clearing either Ink 'n' Slide Station or Brute Rollup Station.


The player must clear either G04B10 Ink 'n' Slide Station or B12 Brute Rollup Station to access this test. The shortest way to access this station is to clear G04B10 Ink 'n' Slide Station.


Tubular 8-Ball Station Stats
Area Enemies Armor Main Weapon Special Weapon Sub Weapon
Checkpoint 1 1x Sanitized Shielded Twintacle Octotrooper N/A N/A N/A N/A
Checkpoint 2 1x Sanitized Octotrooper

1x Sanitized Twintacle Octotrooper

Checkpoint 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final Checkpoint 2x Sanitized Octotroopers N/A N/A N/A N/A

Checkpoint 1

In the first section, the 8-ball must fall onto a rail, and rails and 8-ball launchers will get the ball to a Sanitized Shielded Twintacle Octotrooper. After this, a launchpad will appear.

Checkpoint 2

The second area involves a large number of cushions. The 8-ball must be pushed to the end without it being pushed off by a few Octarians.

Checkpoint 3

The third area has two thin platforms with 8-ball bumpers at the end. These should be hit straight on so that the ball does not fly off of the stage. This area will end by sending the 8-ball down some 8-ball rails, where it will hit an Inkrail generator.

Final Checkpoint

In area 4 the 8-ball must fall into an 8-ball launcher. Then a Balloon Fish must be used to send it flying to the goal platform. If successful, a launchpad will appear, and the 8-ball can be pushed onto the goal.



Mem Cake

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So principled you might explode, But when you burst, who's really cursed? Your loved ones have to bear that load.

Completing this test awards the player with the Octopod mem cake.

Enemies and mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced


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C.Q. Cumber's Quotes

Let me assure you that the movement of the 8-ball follows the law of nature.
I must also inform you that you won't be able to ride on the 8-ball rails yourself.
Please try to aim for the center of the 8-ball when shooting it.
You let an 8-ball fall—test failed.

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Cap'n Cuttlefish's Quotes

You're getting good at this!
Enemy ahead! Use the ball for cover and advance your position!
Goal spotted up ahead to the right!
Launchpad alert! Jump for it, Agent 8!

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Marina's Quotes

It looks like the 8-ball can be moved around using those special rails...
That cushion is absorbing some of the speed from the 8-ball.
Try to hit that bumper straight on, OK?
Oh! There's a ball bumper up ahead too!
Roll, roll, roll your ball!
Duck into the ink and keep moving!
Try to get it into the ball launcher back there!
I'm thinking you can use the Balloon Fish to your advantage here...

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Pearl's Quotes

Hey—a ball!
Aw, yeah!
Sweet moves!
Inkrail! Right on! Ride on!



  • "Tubular" is an eighties slang word meaning "cool" and the subtitle is one of the possible results on a Magic 8-Ball.
  • Tubular 8-Ball Station was revealed before the Octo Expansion was released.
  • The Japanese name of this station is a pun on "Honkaku chūka" (authentic Chinese dishes).
  • This station has "Ito niching" handicraft kits floating around in the background, which are Japanese handicraft knotting kits.
    • The spools of threads are squid-shaped instead of having their regular shape.
      • The Dutch name of this station alludes to the spools of threads.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ワナの満漢全席
エイトボールを 運べ!

Wana no mankanzenseki
Honka Kuchū Kawa Eki
Eitobōru o hakobe!
Manchu Han Imperial Feast of traps:
Honka Kuchū River Station[note 1]
Carry the 8-ball!
Netherlands Dutch Laat geen steken vallen
Altijd de klos
Begeleid de 8-bal!
Let no stitches fall[note 2]
Always the bobbin[note 3]
Guide the 8-ball!
Canada French (NOA) Y a pas de quoi capoter!
Traversée tricotin
Guide la boule 8!
Nothing to flip out about!
Knitted crossing
Guide the 8-ball!
France French (NOE) Y a pas de quoi flipper !
Traversée tricotin
Mène la bille 8 à bon port !
Nothing to flip out about !
Knitted crossing
Bring the 8-ball to the goal !
Germany German Nur nicht falsch abbiegen!
Bringe die Achterkugel zum Ziel!
Just don't take a wrong turn!
Bring the 8-ball to the goal!
Italy Italian Trappole diaboliche!
Cammino Tricottino
Guida la palla otto!
Devilish traps!
Knitting Way
Drive the eight ball!
Russia Russian ...Щупальца будут мягки и шелковисты!
Докати восьмошар до шародока!

...Shchupal'tsa budut myagki i shelkovisty!
Dokati vos'moshar do sharodoka!
...Tentacles will be soft and silky!
Roll Back Village Station
Roll the 8-ball to the 8-ball goal!
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Nada es fruto del azar
Bola Ocho 2400
Guía la bola ocho.
Nothing is by chance
Eight Ball 2400
Guide the eight ball.
Spain Spanish (NOE) Nada es fruto del azar
Callejón Fusible
Guía la bola ocho.
Nothing is by chance
Fuse Alley
Guide the eight ball.

Translation notes

  1. A pun on "Honkaku chūka" (authentic Chinese dishes).
  2. Comes from "Een steekje laten vallen", a Dutch expression meaning "to make a mistake".
  3. Comes from "De klos zijn", a Dutch expression meaning "to be the victim".