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Splatoon 2 Sardinium Locations Guide – Find All Sardinium, How to Upgrade Weapons and Gear

Splatoon 2 Sardinium Locations Guide to help you find all the Sardinium in Splatoon 2. Sardinium is one of the most important collectible in the game, as you will require it to upgrade your weapons and gear. We have listed the location of all the Sardinium in the game so you do not have to spend too much time trying to find it and you can use it to upgrade your weapons and gear.

You must be very observant and explore the area pretty well if you want to find the Sardinium yourself but to save your time, we have created this guide.

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Splatoon 2 Sardinium Locations Guide

In our Splatoon 2 Sardinium Locations Guide, we’ve detailed the locations of all the Sardinium in Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 2 Sardinium Locations Guide

Sardinium Locations

Tentakeel Outpost
The very first area of Splatoon 2’s single player campaign contains your first Sardinium. To find it, look for a column to the left of the Boss Kettle entrance when you first head into Area 01. Head around the column to the back, and you’ll find that it is covered in tarps, preventing the use of Ink to climb up the wall.

Ignore that column for now, and instead, Ink the column directly behind it. You should then be able to climb up, drop some more Ink on the top of this first column, and then Squid-jump across the gap. Make sure you transform back into Inkling form before passing through the grate though or else you will be unable to proceed to the next area.

Now that you’re on top of the column, toss some Ink onto the wall and climb up to find an orange crate that you can bust open to acquire this piece of Sardinium. This is your first piece of Sardinium.

Lair #1 – Return of the Octarians
The first lair in Tentakeel Outpost contains one Sardinium that can be found just before you pass through a vertical launch pad near the end of the lair. Look for a launchpad at the top of a column, and ignore it. Instead, ink up the column and swim to the top to find a crate that you can destroy to acquire this Sardinium.

Lair #2 – Welcome to Octopia
The Sardinium hidden in Lair 2 can be found near another vertical launch pad. Look out for a large wooden wall, which you can Ink and climb up. There’s a large sign to the right of the launch pad you need to look out for. Ink your way past the launch pad and destroy the three orange crates on top of the platform (near an umbrella) to obtain this Sardinium.

Lair #3 – Sunset Octocopter
The Sardinium in this lair can be found after you clear the first area of Ink Pistons. Look for a crate on an isolated platform and then shoot it to reveal this area’s Sardinium. You can then ink the area up to the platform and squid-jump across the gap to obtain this Sardinium.

Suction-Cup Lookout
The second piece of Sardinium can be found inside an alleyway between Lairs 6 and 7, behind four crates that you can destroy. From the entrance to Area 02, head down the ramp and look for a grate off to the right. Ink the ground in front of and behind the grate, and then squid-jump through the grating. This should lead you to a small drop down to a lower area with four crates stacked on top of each other to your right. Using your Ink-gun, blast through the crates to reveal a much larger crate that contains this area’s Sardinium.

Lair #4 – Enter the Octohurler
The Sardinium in the first Lair found in Area 02 can be found just after you encounter the first Rolonium bundles. Just past the launch pad, over the edge of the platform, is a small ledge with two wooden crates in the corner. Destroy the crates to obtain the Sardinium.

Lair #5 – The Octopark
This Lair’s Sardinium can be found after you ride the rails. Look out for a platform on the left, and hop over to the rail that leads to it. Then you can ride it all the way up to a ledge, where you’ll find the Sardinium.

Lair #6 – Octozeppelin Invasion
The next piece of Sardinium that you can find is in Lair 6. You will want to continue through the level until you reach the mouth of the Octozeppelin base, just past a launch pad. Step off of the moving propeller and aim at the newly spawned enemy. Use your Hero Charger to take it out, and then swim through the ink that you leave behind immediately, avoiding the launch pad at all costs. Grab the Sardinium and then backtrack before a new Octozeppelin appears in the spawner.

Lair #7 – Back-Alley Cleanup
You can obtain the next piece of Sardinium in Lair 7. You’ll find the collectible item stashed away in a glass box. Unfortunately, the walls of the glass cannot be inked using your weapons, so you must find another way inside. Locate the nearby key, then use the Ride Rail that it unlocks to rush towards the cube. Leap off at the end of the rail, fly through the ring in the air, and then land safely on the cube to retrieve the Sardinium.

Lair #8 – Spinning Campground
Next Sardinium is in Lair 8. Continue through the level until you reach the first launch pad. Don’t head across it just yet, though. Instead, destroy the nearby crates in the corner and you will find this piece of Sardinium just floating there.

Lair #9 – Octoling Strike
You will have to be quick if you want to grab this next Sardinium, as it is located right beside an Octoling spawn point. Move quickly into the area with the bike off to the right, and ink the ground all around the bike. This should cause a crate that was previous invisible to appear, allowing you to destroy it and reveal the Sardinium inside.

Beaker’s Depot
The Sardinium found in the third area of the game can be found at the top of a tall pillar near Lair 13. You will need the Hero Charger to acquire it, so go ahead, equip this item, and then ride the nearby propeller until you see a Grapplink nearby. Shoot the Grapplink to get across the gap, and then ink up the side of the pillar to reach the very top, where you can hop over to the pillar that holds this orange crate and the Sardinium inside.

We will update this guide regularly as we find more Sardinium so check back soon. If you have anything to add to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!