Zappy Longshocking

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Zappy Longshocking

Zappy Longshocking

Added in 21 April 2018 (New Life-Forms vs. Advanced Technology)
Total area 2,185p
Features Ink Switches
Hazards Abyss

Zappy Longshocking is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 2. It was the tenth variation of Shifty Station, and first appeared in the New Life-Forms vs. Advanced Technology and Pulp vs. No Pulp Splatfests. It returned in the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest. As of version 5.0.0, it is exclusively available in Private Battles. Its main gimmick is Ink Switches that can be used to move walls and platforms.


Zappy Longshocking is laterally-symmetrical like Saltspray Rig. It contains many ramps and long narrow corridors. The spawn points are located near each other but separated with a tall glass wall that extends all the way to the center (however, splats against the junction where this wall meets the floor may cause a small amount to leech to the other side). From spawn, it is downhill that leads to the center where three Ink Switches are placed. The center one rises an uninkable wall in the middle while the two others lift climbable platforms on each side respectively. The platforms, when raised, allow full access to that side's respective home base.

Team Alpha (Pearl's team) always spawns on the right side, while Team Bravo (Marina's team) always spawns on the left. However, when the same team is fighting each other in Splatfest, the rule above does not affect spawn positions, so there is a possibility to spawn on either side.




  • This is the second laterally symmetrical stage in the series. The first was Saltspray Rig, and it was followed by Skipper Pavilion and Bridge to Tentaswitchia.
    • This also makes it the first Shifty Station variant to feature lateral symmetry.
  • This stage and Bridge to Tentaswitchia both feature Ink Switches as their primary gimmick. They are also the only two Shifty Stations to have lateral symmetry.
  • The file name for this stage is "Deli09" and the codename is "Denden". "Denden Switch" is the Japanese name for Ink Switches.
    • The file name implies it was finished before The Bunker Games, despite appearing later.


Zappy Longshocking is named after the book Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese あしたはデンデン
Ashita wa Denden
Tomorrow Will Be Ink Switches. A pun on Ashita wa Jōtenki (Tomorrow Will Be Fair Weather), by Riyu Yamakani.
Netherlands Dutch Inktschakelaarinvasie Ink Switch invasion
CanadaFrance French Tournoyants émois Twirling commotions
Germany German Rhythmusgefühl Sense of rhythm
Italy Italian A ritmo di interruotori To the rhythm of switches
Russia Russian Осьмишень-отдел
Octotarget (Ink Switch) department
SpainMexico Spanish Enclave Giruptor Spin-switch enclave