Grass, Fire, or Water?
It’s great to be back in the wild and messy world of Splatoon — and the residents of Inkopolis are especially excited this weekend, with the coming of a very special splatfest that sees the colorful shooter series crossover with the iconic Pokemon franchise, ahead of the launch of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
Kicking off later today, the newest battle royale will charge players with selecting their favorite stater Pokemon — choosing from the holy trinity of Grass, Fire, and Water. Once the player has selected their team of choice, they will engage in a weekend of incredibly sticky online competition — bagging points for their chosen team in a bid to prove which of these is the best Pokemon element of them all…
…That’s best starter Pokemon element. We all know that Ghost is the actual best element.
? Splatfest reminder!
Team Grass, Fire and Water battle to decide who has the type advantage in the Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest this weekend!
Join the action this Saturday, November 12th, from midnight (UK time).
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) November 7, 2022
Once the ink dries on Sunday, the global scores will be trotted up and the winner announced. All participants will receive fun, in-game items, with bonus goodies going to players on the winning side. The action kicks off today, November 11 at 16:00 PT / 19:00 ET / 00:00 BST with the final whistle being blown at the same times on Sunday, November 13. You can pledge for your team in Inkopolis Square.
As y’all know, I covered pretty much every single splatfest — its topics, commentary, winners, and running score — over the course of Splatoon 2‘s long lifespan. And, I have to admit, it’s just not the same with my girls Pearl & Marina. Still, there is plenty of fun to be had for Squid Kids and Octolings, so get out there and make your mark. Quite literally.
Splatoon 3 is available now on Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Scarlet & Violent launches November 18.