Questions tagged [splatoon]

Nintendo's third-person online-focused shooter, where the aim is to paint as much of an arena in your own team's ink whilst the opposing team attempts the same.

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Do multiple user accounts on the Wii U all share the same save data for games?

My little brother disgustingly hogs my Wii U so much and some games I like to do myself, like Splatoon, I can't because he played the ever living life out of it. If I make another Wii U Mii profile ...
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What is this military-looking icon count next to my score when waiting for players?

On the "Waiting for players..." screen, there is a little helmeted icon next to my coin count; next to the icon is the number 10. What does that mean?
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How do I receive Super Sea Snails from Splatfest?

I've played the last Splatfest (Spongebob vs Patrick) getting a Champion rank but ending in the losing team. This should have awarded me 10 Super Sea Snails. But I've got none yet. How do I get my ...
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What are the differences between Splatoon Testfire and Global Testfire?

What are the differences between Splatoon Testfire and Global Testfire? I can't find anything about this.
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Why do snipers wear dresses?

In Splatoon, there's a particular item of clothing, called the "SQUID GIRL Tunic" (based upon the outfit of a character in the "SQUID GIRL" anime) It looks like this: This is the only dress in the ...
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Transfer PreInstalled Games from a bundle WiiU

I want to buy a Splatoon/SSB4 WiiU Bundle, but I already own another WiiU with an NNID Account (also linked to my 3DS). Can I download the pre-installed SSB4 and Splatoon to the Other WiiU? And if it ...
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How do you attack with the Kraken special?

I recently got the Krak-On Splat Roller which has the Kracken special. I'd previously been killed by people while they were using the Kraken ability, but I don't seem to be able to damage enemy ...
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See current rotation without playing

Since there are always only a limited set of maps playable at a time for public online battles, I'd like to know which maps are in the current rotation without booting my Wii U and waiting for Marie ...
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What do disruptors do?

Disruptors are a type of subweapon that come in a set with certain main weapons. You throw them at other players and they disrupt them somehow. But I can't find anything ingame that actually tells ...
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What are the Splatoon game modes and how many players does each mode support?

I am considering buying Splatoon but I can't find how many players it supports locally. I've been able to find some articles that talk about a one-on-one local multiplayer mode, but nothing official ...
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What are the rewards for different ranks by knock-out?

I noticed that knock-out in different ranks in ranked mode of Splatoon yielded different rewards (in exp and gold). For example, winning by knock-out while having rank C gave be 1600 points, while in ...
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Is there any logic in the teammatching?

Well, as the title says: is there any logic at all in the teammatching of Splatoon? Is it based on previous rounds, armor, weapon, level? Of course in ranked mode you'll be put with 7 people that have ...
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Do the same powerups in Splatoon-gear stack? [duplicate]

In the game Splatoon, if you have different gear (shoes, shirt, hat) with the same powerup (let's say Attack+) have any effect? The cat says no, but other sources say they have. What is it really?
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What are the rules for “Extra Time”?

In my previous ranked battle of Splatoon the scores were quite close to each other. We were ahead and the time ran out, so we should have won. However, there was something about "Extra Time" on my ...
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How can I cycle plaza NPCs and order a teammate's clothes?

I've seen prior team/lobbymates show in the plaza after a match. I was told there's some way to order their clothes, even if I don't have the money to purchase them. What determines which teammates I'...
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How does experience and gold work in multiplayer, and how can I maximize gain?

What constitutes a "p"? Is it the same as experience? Do I get experience/gold from killing an inkling? (How much? Does that amount change?) Do I get experience for covering ground if it is re-covered ...
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How do I Super Jump?

I see people on my map jumping to the middle of the arena, and this Super Jump is mentioned in the items store. How do I do it?
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What counts as turf?

What should I be aiming to hit to increase my team's final percentage? I read that walls don't count, but what about the halfpipes? How can I tell if a surface counts or not?
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How do I get the gold hero shot replica in Splatoon

I've been playing Splatoon for awhile and I saw a lot of gold weapons. I have the gold aerospray and gold Dynamo roller, but I want to know if there is a gold hero shot replica. If so how do I get ...
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What do the fish do?

In the Squid Jump mini-game in Splatoon, there are randomly different fish scattered throughout the level. Example (from Wikia): It is obviously what the red fish does: giving you a high jump ...
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What is this coolness rank?

When you are starting a game you see something that is called a coolness rank, I guess. Of course, I am way off the charts with my On Fire!, but I really want to know what it does, and more ...
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What's up with this double counter in Splat Zone mode?

There was originally only one mode in ranked mode in Splatoon. Sort of King of the Hill, with a countdown timer which counts down when all zones are dominated by one team. However, sometimes a second ...
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Do equipment abilities stack?

If I have three items that all have the Ink-Saver (Main) ability, do I have significantly reduced ink usage or is it the same as if I only had one of those? I suppose this question may not apply to ...
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How do Splat Zones (Ranked Mode) work?

Do we take possession of the Splat Zone when we've covered over 50% of the zone? Do we need an inkling within the perimeter to take it? How does it work?
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How to get the golden guns?

I've been playing the heck out of this game for the past few days, and I noticed some players had some nice shiny golden guns. What conditions do I need to fulfill in order to unlock these weapons? (...
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Is the Splatoon demo an earlier build than the final game?

Does it have any differences, at all, that are not strictly demo stuff, like having "demo" on the title screen? Or was it made after the game was finalized, and it was just for testing the server, not ...
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How do you unlock new gear in the shop?

So I've been playing a bit of online multiplayer, getting some money, and basically buying out everything I could in the shop in order to force the gear (not weapons, their unlock method is explicit) ...
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How do you get 3-slot gear?

I've recently beat the single player campaign, and I got 2-slot gear from beating the final boss. I've also gotten some 2-slot gear from beating the amiibo levels. However, when looking at the ...
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What game modes are available for local multiplayer?

I want to know what game modes there available (right now, not coming up) to play in an offline set-up. Can you play the story mode in co-op, or only online multiplayer?
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How often do the news broadcasts occur?

Every so often, a news broadcast occurs in Splatoon, heralding a change in the available Turf War stages. How often do these news broadcasts occur? Are they scheduled or random?