According to our research, there seems to be a higher percentage of “ghouls,” “jack o’ lanterns,” and “pumpkin-flavored treats” being spread around. Yes, there’s no mistaking: it’s time to get excited for Splatoween!

Both Inklings and Octolings are going batty about this special Splatfest happening later this month. The spooky celebration runs from Friday, 10/19 at 3pm PT, to Sunday, 10/21 at 3pm PT - 48 hours total!  

Speaking of treats, you can get special in-game treats! Via an upcoming Nintendo Switch News article scheduled for this Friday, 10/5, you’ll be able to receive four different pieces of spooky headgear. You will need to follow the Squid Research Lab Report (Splatoon 2) News Channel on your Nintendo Switch, and launch the Splatoon 2 game from the corresponding news article. If you haven’t followed the channel yet, now is a great time to consider it!

You will receive:
• Kyonshi Hat
• Li’l Devil Horns
• Hockey Mask
• Anglerfish Mask

Our researchers have two notes about this:
1) Please make sure that you either have the game card inserted or the digital version of the game on your system.

2) Be sure to receive the items before the article ink-dives off your news feed. We recommend grabbing the items as soon as possible!

Reports indicate that Inkopolis Square will also be getting quite the Splatoween makeover to spice up the festive atmosphere. You might even spot other residents of Inkopolis getting into the spirit!

Even battle stages will receive Halloween-themed graffiti. Outside of battle, you might want to use the Recon feature to freely explore!

We hope you enjoy Splatoween and the spooktacular in-game gear!


We just received more details on the new Special Weapon called the Booyah Bomb! Summon a powerful ball of ink, and then unleash it at your opponents for a big inkplosion. Once activated, charge it up faster by signaling “Booyah!”. Teammates can also get a small bonus to their special meter with “Booyah!” rally cries of their own!

Heads up, there’s fresh new amiibo figures joining the ink-splatting action! This 3-pack, featuring Octoling Boy, Octoling Girl, and Octoling Octopus will be available on 12/7, and gives Inklings and Octolings special access to some stylish new gear!

If you befriend the Octoling Girl amiibo figure, you’ll get the spellbinding look of the Enchanted gear! From the Octoling Boy amiibo, you’ll armor up with the Steel gear, and last but not least, with the Octopus amiibo, you’ll get the Fresh Fish gear, based on a popular character in Inkopolis! (Note: balloons not included.)


Everyone in the research lab is excited for International Octopus Day and the return of Inktober! While busy scientists like ourselves may not have the fine art skills required for 31 days of drawings, we did discover one Senior Researcher with skills equal to or greater than the amount required to pay the proverbial bills!

If you’re participating in Inktober and draw anything Splatoon 2 related, tag it with Splatoon Inktober so we can check it out!