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Agent 8 in front of a turnstyle on a station platform.

The turnstyle is a mechanic in the Octo Expansion. A similar mechanic also exists in Return of the Mammalians.

Octo Expansion

In the Octo Expansion, the turnstyle is a form of gate which allows one applicant to pass at a time. It appears at the starting areas of stations, which are called station platforms. Each of these areas also contains an equipper. Turnstyles can be passed through to access the level, but only allow for one-way travel. To pass through a turnstyle, the applicant must pay the test fee of CQ Points with the CQ-80 device.

The turnstyle has a pair of swing gates. It resembles real-life ticket barriers used in some metro systems.

Splatoon 3

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This article or section involves non-English content
Things may have an official name in another language, but currently have no official English name.
English translations of these names are unofficial.
Note: "Clean room" and "clean room gate" has only been referred to by name in the Japanese release of The Art of Splatoon 3.

In Return of the Mammalians of Splatoon 3, missions in Alterna have a starting area called a clean room,[1] in which a clean room gate[2] and an equipper are present. To start a mission, the player has to pass through the clean room gate. Some of the gates do not require a fee, while others require the player to pay a certain amount of Power Eggs to pass through.

The clean room gate consists of a pair of glass doors with decontamination equipments in front which blow streams of air towards the player when activated, resembling air showers in real life.

The following songs play in the clean rooms for different missions:


OE Icon CQ Cumber.png
C.Q. Cumber
This area we're in now is called a station
. You can find me here at each stop.
OE Icon CQ Cumber.png
C.Q. Cumber
This is a turnstyle.

Press to pay the test fee
and begin the test.

If you don't have enough CQ points to take
a test, you'll have to come back to it.



Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 改札
Ticket gate
Netherlands Dutch Poortje Gate
Station platform
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 駅のホーム
Eki no hōmu
Station platform
Netherlands Dutch Perron Boarding platform
Clean room
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese クリーンルーム[1]
Kurīn rūmu
Clean room
Clean room gate
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese クリーンルームゲート[2]
Kurīn rūmu gēto
Clean room gate

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Art of Splatoon 3, page 229
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Art of Splatoon 3, page 230
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dialogue at Fake Plastic Station