Splatoon 3 Splatfest Guide

The Splatfest special event in Splatoon 3 allows players to choose a team and compete against opponents from their team. Based on different factors determined during the event, there is a winning team chosen at the end. This Splatoon 3 guide covers all the basics of the Splatfest event which will help you complete it without any difficulty. So without any further delay, let’s get to it.

What are Splatfests?

These are special-themed Turf War events that occur every month and last for about two days. Players willing to participate in the event will join one of the three teams.

Players from each team compete together in 4v4 battles and the winning team receives clout. These battles take place at night with their own special theme music. The team with the highest clout is declared the winner of the event.

Tricolor battles are another special mode of Splatfest event that can only be played during the final day and occur after the Halftime Report. This mode activates on its own and there is no other way to queue for Tricolor battles separately.

When is the next Splatfest?

You won’t have to wait much longer for the next Splatfest event as it starts on November 11, 2022, at 16:00 PST/11:00 EST and will continue for 48 hours. This time the event is Pokemon themed and you will be asked to choose between Grass, Fire, and Water type Pokemon.

Splatfest rules in Splatoon 3

Players can select their teams during the Sneak Peek before the main event begins. Choose your team at the Pledge Box down the stairs from the main lobby. Within the first six hours of the main event, you will be able to participate in Splatfest battles in the lobby. You can participate in an Open battle or a Pro battle.


These two types of battles offer the possibility of gaining clout and increasing the probability of your team gaining victory. In the first phase of the event, Splatfest Battles will follow the same rules as Turf Wars. Battles now earn you Clout and Splatfest Points. You gain clout once you have completed a Splatfest Battle, and this increases your team’s chances of winning after the results. Splatfest points are also affected by this.

Your rank is increased by earning Splatfest Points as you participate in Splatfest Battles. During the Spaltfest event, the higher your rank, the greater the number of Super Sea Snails you will receive.

You can also increase your gear’s ability slots with Super Sea Snails in Splatoon 3. Disconnected players will be automatically assigned a loss after a match starts. Players who participated in the battle are not affected by this.

Splatfest Battles

Splatfest Open Battles

Players can play this mode on their own or with 1 to 3 friends on the same team. Clout earned in these matches is the addition of the ink used and any win bonus earned.

Open Battles – Synergy bonus

A synergy bonus is activated when your teammates meet certain conditions based on your overall look and style. These conditions include Headgear, shoes, hairstyle, and weapons. This bonus multiplies the amount of clout earned by 1.1 to 2.0 times and a special name is given to your team that is displayed at the start of the match.

Splatfest Pro Battles

Team members are not the same in this mode and random matchmaking takes place every time your teammates differ from the previous ones. Clout can only be earned by winning matches.

Pro battles – Splatfest Power

With each Pro battle, your Splatfest power increases. The average of your team’s power is the overall Splatfest power of your team and matchmaking is also done based on that. Extra clout is earned when you defeat a team with a higher Splatfest Power.

Triolor Battles

After one day, Deep cut releases a Halftime Report that reveals the top three teams so far and then the Tricolor battles become available.

Tricolor Battles – Leading Team/Defenders

Players in the leading team don’t have the option to select these battles. Instead, these occur randomly while playing Open battles only. Leading starts as the defender in the middle of the stage defending an Ultra signal

Defenders must also ink more turf than the attackers to win the match. 3000 clout bonus is awarded, instead of the usual 1000, to defenders if they are able to win the match.

Tricolor Battles – Runner-Up Teams/Attackers

This group is composed of two teams working together to defeat the defenders and get the Ultra Signal guarded by them.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest: pick a team

Choosing a team is relatively simple. Simply head to the main square in Splatsville. There you will observe a yellowish tent with t-shirts hanging outside and an electronic billboard. There you will vote and select one of the three teams available.

After selecting a team, a t-shirt corresponding to your team will be given to you and you must wear it all time throughout the event.

How to win Splatfests and earn Clout in Splatoon 3?

The winner of Splatfest event is determined by four factors: Conch Shells with a total of 10 points, Popularity with a total of 10 points, Open Mode clout with a total of 15 points, Pro Mode Clout with a total of 10 points.

There are a total of 45 points and the individual points of each team are added up to find the winner.

In open battles, clout is equivalent to the area you have inked and an additional 1000 bonus clout is rewarded upon winning the game. Synergy Bonus also multiplies the amount of clout earned during this mode.

Pro battles can only reward you clout upon winning. Thus, winning in this mode is more crucial than the Open battles. In tricolor mode, defenders will earn 3000 bonus clout after winning the match.

For the attackers, clout earned depends largely on the fact that whether they are able to defeat the defenders or not.

What happens if you win Splatfest?

After winning the event, Super Sea Snails is rewarded to the winning team which can be used to upgrade your gear and ability slots. The amount of sea snails rewarded depends upon your clout level and whether you are on the winning team or not.

  • For Rank Fan, the winning team gets 3 Sea Snails and the losing team gets 2.
  • For Rank Fiend, the winning team gets 5 Sea Snails and the losing team gets 3.
  • For Rank Defender, the winning team gets 9 Sea Snails and the losing team gets 7.
  • For Rank Champion, the winning team gets 16 Sea Snails and the losing team gets 13.
  • For Rank Ruler, the winning team gets 24 Sea Snails and the losing team gets 21.

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