Dive into the Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest starting November 11!

Pokemon x Splatoon

Have you been looking for your shot to try out Splatoon™ 3, the game where adrenaline-fueled competition, over-the-top weapons and splashes of colorful ink are audaciously deployed for maximum effect? Or maybe you’re a regular player and you’ve been tempted to wade into the waters of the game’s lively Splatfest events? Now’s the chance you’ve been waiting for! Take a look at this teaser video to get a taste of the fun to come.

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The next Splatfest in Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch™ system is going to be a Splatoon x Pokémon collaboration! Splatfests are special, limited-time events when players with any Nintendo Switch Online membership can champion one of three causes.

This new Splatfest lineup beginning on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. PT will be one for the record books!

In the Pokémon series, players typically start their adventure by choosing a Pokémon with one of these three types: Grass-type. Fire-type. Water-type. What a conundrum … and a cute one at that! Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses. When choosing your partner Pokémon, which type would you choose? If you have thoughts on the matter, it’s time to settle it in a Splatfest! Starting today, you can make your choice for this epic Splatfest from the Splatsville hub area.

When you participate in Splatfest Battles, the goal is to ink as much of the stage as you can. Splatfests also feature Tricolor Turf War battles, where players splat it out in three-team messfests! It’s a great opportunity to gather some friends – you can squad up with three other players that voted for the same side and battle for your cause together. At the end of the event, the winning side will be revealed and in-game Super Sea Snails will be handed out, which you can redeem to add sub ability slots into a piece of gear. The side that prevails will win more Super Sea Snails!

The Splatfest will take place from Friday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. PT to Sunday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. PT. But you can start getting ready today! During the Sneak Peek phase of the Splatfest, you can choose a team, check the SplatNet 3 app to see what team your friends are planning to vote for, post artwork in the hub supporting your team, level up your Tee, wipe your Tee to get Ability Chunks or earn and spend Conch Shells at the Shell-Out Machine for in-game rewards.

Want to commemorate this dream collab? Specially themed Splatoon x Pokémon tees that you can wear IRL will be available for purchase at Nintendo NY at a future date. You can also redeem 550 My Nintendo Platinum Points now and celebrate the Splatoon x Pokémon collab with a set of three fresh acrylic keychains!

The latest entries in the Pokémon series – the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games – launch for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 18! Plus, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Edition launches at select retailers today, too.

To stay up to date on the latest research findings from the Squid Research Lab, follow the official Splatoon North American Twitter account.

Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

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