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An Inkling jumping into water in a pre-release version of Camp Triggerfish.
Don't fall, Agent 3! You know we sea creatures can't swim! (Heh heh...)

Water is a terrain feature in Splatoon.


Water is a liquid found in many stages and Octo Valley missions that causes Inklings to dissolve when touched, forcing them to respawn.

One of our interns recently saw a squid guy fall into a creek during a Turf War, and guess what?! The squid dissolved! This suggests that these creatures can’t maintain a solid form when submerged in water. Does this mean that they’re actually made of liquid?


In a few multiplayer stages, such as Arowana Mall, water is used as a hazard to splat players who fall in. It is often placed strategically under grated walkways and platforms, so that players who become squids while on said platforms are forced to respawn. Water also surrounds Saltspray Rig, Bluefin Depot, Camp Triggerfish, and many other stages.


Saltspray Rig

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Saltspray Rig is an oil rig off the shore of Inkopolis, surrounded by water. However, because of Saltspray Rig's height, Inklings who fall off the edges of this stage will always be splatted by out-of-bounds limitations rather than the water itself.

Arowana Mall

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Arowana Mall is built next to a beach and includes several water features. For instance, the central platform is surrounded by water, and falling through a grated walkway into this area will cause Inklings to respawn.

Bluefin Depot

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Bluefin Depot is surrounded entirely by water. When leaving a team's base, the grated walkways to the left and front are located directly over water. The two central areas are also encircled by water, meaning that missed jumps and poorly-timed Inkzooka blasts can force Inklings to respawn.

Camp Triggerfish

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Camp Triggerfish is built on top of a lake, meaning that a misstep can force Inklings to respawn. This stage also includes a multitude of walkways and platforms built out of net, and using squid form while on most of these platforms will plunge Inklings directly into water.

Hammerhead Bridge

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Hammerhead Bridge is surrounded by water, though it largely exists as part of the background and rarely causes splatting as opposed to out-of-bounds limitations.

Museum d'Alfonsino

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There is a fountain in Museum d'Alfonsino. Players who don't watch their step can fall in. This is most often when the tower is moving over it in Tower Control.

Mahi-Mahi Resort

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Mahi-Mahi Resort is surrounded by water. There are lots of platforms where missed or incorrectly timed jumps will force the player to respawn. When there is 1 minute and 30 seconds remaining in Regular Battle, the water level drops, revealing more platforms. In Ranked Battle, the water level drops when certain conditions are met, except for Tower Control, where it drops immediately.

Piranha Pit

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Piranha Pit is surrounded by water. If the player accidentally falls off the island, they will dissolve and be splatted but if Inklings fall off high platforms, they will be splatted by out of bounds limits.

The Reef

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Although there is no water in The Reef, small pools of glitches that act like water are on the sides of The Reef. While mostly out of the way, hopping from the side route to the left of spawn to the center area with the trees may cause players to fall into the glitch and enter the dissolving animation.

Starfish Mainstage

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Starfish Mainstage is a concert hall built in the middle of a small pond. As such, falling off the sides of the stage will cause players to fall into the water.

Inkblot Art Academy

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Small pools of water can be seen on both sides of the center of Inkblot Art Academy. If the player falls off the lowered areas on the left and right side of the stage, they will dissolve in the water.

Manta Maria

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Manta Maria is a ship surrounded by water, but players are splatted by out of bounds rather than the water, causing players who fall out of bounds to respawn. There is a gap between two small platforms on one side of the stage that has to be jumped across, where players are most likely to fall out of bounds.

Snapper Canal

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A river runs through the center of Snapper Canal, causing there to be a line of water that runs through the center of the stage. Additionally, the river can be seen on the sides of the stage, though players will likely not fall into this water, as it is mostly fenced off.

Wahoo World

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Wahoo World is set on a boardwalk, surrounded by water. The water is out of the way of the battleground, but players can jump off the side of the stage and fall in.

New Albacore Hotel

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New Albacore Hotel is a stage enclosed by water. There is a wide gap between the two halves of the stage, where players either have to jump across or walking across grate walkways. Missing the jump or turning into a squid on the walkways will result in falling into the water and respawning.

Skipper Pavilion

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Skipper Pavilion is entirely surrounded by water, which players will dissolve in if they fall off the sides. Additionally, two holes in the middle of the stage are above water as well.

Furler in the Ashes

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Furler in the Ashes is the only variation of Shifty Station that prominently features water. Much like Mahi-Mahi Resort, when there's 1 minute and 30 seconds left on the timer, the water level will drop, revealing more turf. Although there are many gaps in the stage, they can be safely traversed using Inkfurlers.

MC.Princess Diaries

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MC.Princess Diaries is entirely surrounded by water, as it takes place outside the remains of the demolished NILS Statue. If players are to fall off the sides of the stage, they will fall into the water.

Octo Valley

Water can be found on some levels of Octo Valley, such as Propeller-Lift Playground, as a hazard to Agent 3.



  • If the player gets splatted by water, the time it takes for them to respawn will be shorter than if they got splatted. This can be useful if a player is about to get splatted by an opponent.


  • Jellyfish don't appear to have the same problems Inklings and Octolings have with water, as they can be seen on boats, swimming in the water at Mahi-Mahi Resort and New Albacore Hotel, and fishing with their long tentacles.
  • After an Inkling or Octoling dissolves in water, at the end of the animation, the clothing and weapon of that player are now shown sinking in the water.