Splatoon 3 celebrates Pokémon in its next Splatfest

Splatoon 3’s Pokémon celebration kicks off in the next Splatfest, where players duke it out by inking turf for one of the three teams of their choosing

Art for the upcoming Splatoon 3 Pokemon Splatfest showing three characters, one red, one green, one blue, with strange guns and tentacle-like hair.

What’re ya choosing? Grass-type, fire-type, or water-type? That’s the question Splatoon 3 puts forward in its next Splatfest starting November 11. It’s a celebration of the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, and I’m personally hoping that everyone’s ink will match up to the colours associated with the Pokémon types. That’d be nice.

With the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet release date coming up, Splatoon 3’s Pokémon Splatfest is perfectly timed. You can fight for your side by choosing one, then hopping into Turf War and beating other players. Play throughout the weekend before jumping into Tri-colour Turf War. Is your team in the lead? Get ready to defend a central position from the other two teams.

Here’s what Splatoon North America said to announce the Splatfest: “Breaking news for the next Splatfest! The theme celebrates the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Which first partner Pokémon would you choose? Grass-type, Fire-type, or Water-type? The fun starts Friday 11/11 at 4 PM PT and runs through 4 PM PT on Sunday 11/13.”

When is the Splatoon 3 Pokémon Splatfest?

The Splatoon 3 Pokémon Splatfest starts on November 11 at 16:00 PT – we don’t yet have times for other regions – and ends on November 13. Get ready for lots of inking nonsense.

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While you wait for Splatoon 3’s Pokémon Splatfest, check out our gushing Splatoon 3 review, exhaustive Splatoon 3 soundtrack feature, or our Splatoon 3 weapons ranking.