The Octupus Pot in Splatoon
Today I was translating a Splatoon webcomic and revising some terms and names of
places to be translated. This time I crossed with the famous Octo Valley. It has a easy
translation, but I always look to the Japanese term to have a second option and
I found something very curious that I didn’t know!
In Japanese, the place is called Takotsubo Valley (タコツボバレー) and Takotsubo means “Octopus Pot”. I did some search and I found that Octopus Pot is an well-known Octo trap used in Japan.
Made of ceramics and sometimes concrete, this trap is largely used to bait mollusks and crustaceans in general.
I replayed the Octo Valley in order to find anything visual that connected to the Octo Pot, but I didn’t find anything. Nothing very obvious, at least. I realized something, instead:
Aside the big octo structure here, if you look around you realized that the whole Octo Valley is a huge hole in the middle of the ocean. As it’s a giant pot itself, trapping the Octarians where we face them.
Source: The Japanese Wikipedia Article about Octopus Pot