Hero Mode is a solo campaign for Splatoon 3. Read on to learn more about Agent 3's Story Mode and how to unlock stage gimmick with Smallfry including boss strategies in this guide.
Hero Mode Site Walkthrough
The Map Tool for All the Sites
|Icon Guide & Meaning|
|Sunken Scroll||Decorations||Gold Record|
- Tap the icons on the right to narrow down the information.
- Tap the tabs in the lower right corner to switch the map.
- Tap the full button in the upper left corner to enlarge the map.
Guides For Each Stage
The Item To the Crater (Camp Cuttle)
The Crater (Camp Cuttle) is the tutorial map of Hero Mode. You can return there from Alterna by checking the Zapfish doll at Squid Sisters Camp at Site 1.
Fastest Route to Complete
Notes for Fastest Route
|①||Loop Site 1-8 to collect Power Eggs which is accessable at the beginning and the most efficient way to collect.|
*At least 20,700 Power Eggs are needed for the fastest route.
|②||Shoot ink everywhere to earn Upgrade Points. |
*Points can be earned even by painting Fuzzy Ooze.
|③||Get every Sardinium which can be obtained without Power Eggs.|
|④||Keep the kettle lid open as much as possible.|
The fastest route is for those who "only" want Hero Replica equipments. Basically it is not recommended, because it is almost impossible to upgrade the equipments, which means it will be difficult to defeat the bosses.
Where to farm Power Eggs at Site 1-8
Upgrade Your Shooter Before Challenging the Boss at Site 2
The image shows the best order to upgrade. It'd be best if you can upgrade them before the last boss, but it's difficult to do so in the fastest route, so you should prioritize the Shooters (② and ⑨ in the above image). For now, it's OK if you can upgrade the Shooter at ② before the Site 2 boss.Hero Gear Upgrade Guide & Order
Fastest Route to Complete
*The ★ marks show where you can destroy the cores of Fuzzy Ooze.
*At least 20,700 Power Eggs are needed.
・Need to complete 1-1.
・Obtain Sardiniums on the way.
|【②：Up to the Site 2 Boss 】|
・Upgrade Shooters before the Boss.
(Need to collect Sardiniums)
|【③：From the Site 2 Boss】|
・Get the Sardinium with Power Egg×100
(You can skip them.)
・Ultilize the Dash Track.
・Get the Sardinium on the way (The hidden screw is at the end of river edge).
・Make sure to open the lid of the kettle before moving to the other Site.
|【⑤：Up to the Site 4 Boss】|
・It is the fewest Power Eggs route.
・Jump to the ink rail to avoid Fuzzy Ooze and get on the container.
|【⑥：Return to Site 3 Then Go to 5】|
・Return to the kettle of Site 3, then go to 5.
(Because less Power Eggs are needed from 3)
・The hidden screw of Sardinium is at the end of river edge.
|【⑧：Site 6 Boss】|
・Ride rails between lands.
How to Proceed Hero Mode? What to Do in Hero Mode?
How To Proceed In Hero Mode
|1||Clear each Stage (Kettle) to collect Power Eggs.|
|2||Consume Power Eggs to destroy the core.|
|3||Advance the stage further.|
|Things To Do While Proceeding|
|・Use Sardiniums and Upgrade Points to enhance Hero Gears.|
・Increase the exploration rate of each Site as much as possible.
・Find hidden items in each Site.
└Sunken Scrolls and Gold Records etc.
└Obtain Food Tickets
Hero Mode is a story mode for single player. The basic way to proceed is to complete the Stages called Kettles and increase the accessible area with Power Eggs.
You are free to proceed to anywhere
In Splatoon 2, you had to defeat the boss of an area to get to the next area, but in 3, there is no order to proceed, you can go to the next area without fighting the boss.
Remove Fuzzy Ooze to Proceed
|How to Remove Fuzzy Ooze Splotches|
|①||Press in the "Right Sitck" to give Smallfry Power Eggs.|
|②||Find and aim for the core of Fuzzballs.|
|③||Throw Smallfry toward the core with "R button"!|
There are gimmicks called Fuzzy Ooze at each site, which you can remove by throwing Smallfry against the cores to expand the accessible area. Some cores require thousands of Power Eggs, so you need to collect them by completing Stages (Kettles) at each Site.
Use Smallfry to unlock gimmicks
Smallfry can be used to solve gimmicks on Sites and Stages, as well as for removing Fuzzy Ooze. You can also use it to break boxes to spread the ink around or defeat enemies, so use it effectively when you're stuck.
Upgrade Hero Gear Frequently
|Upgrade Materials||How to Get & Uses|
・Unlock the Locks
【How to Get】
・Destoy the srews at Sites.
・Destroy Fuzzy Ooze.
・Get 3 by defeating the bosses at Sie 2, 4, and 6.
【How to Get】
・Destroy Fuzzy Ooze's cores.
・Paint inside the Sites and Stages.
The equipments in Hero Mode are upgraded using Sardiniums and Upgrade Points. Enemies become stronger in the latter half of the stages, so be prepared by upgrading your equipments with what you get.
Big difference between upgraded and not-upgraded
|Weapon||・Increase Fire Rate/Damage|
・Extend paint range
・Extend shoot range
|Controlable Character||・Increase suits recovery|
└Varies recovery after being hit
・Reduce the ink consumption when throwing Smallfry
There is a big difference between with the upgraded Hero Gears and without them when you're trying to complete stages. Since the performance changes greatly by upgrading, you should give the ability you want to improve a priority.Hero Gear Upgrade Guide & Order
Cannot upgrade any more once you enter the Final Site
You can no longer upgrade your Hero Gear once you enter the Final Site. There are stages where you can only use Smallfry, so make sure you strengthen it before you take on the challenge.
Find Hidden Items At Each Site
In addition to Sardiniums, you can also obtain various items from the screws at each site. Also, collecting items is essential to achieve 100% Exploration, so don't forget to search for items as you progress through Hero Mode.
Some hidden screws are not visible on the ground
Some screws are hidden in places where you can not find at first glance. But Smallfry always reacts to places with hidden screws, so if it has any reaction, try painting there.
Sunken Scrolls provide us a deeper look into the story
The Sunken Scroll contains a deep story of Splatoon. If you want to know more about the world of Splatoon, collect them all.Sunken Scroll Locations Map & Checker
Hero Mode Rewards
|Name||How to Get|
|Ancient Face||Site 1|
|Snow Mobile||Site 1|
|Blue Metal Barrel||Site 1|
|Red Metal Barrel||Site 1|
|Small Amp||Site 1|
|3D Printer||Site 2|
|Eye Anatomy Model||Site 2|
|Medium Amp||Site 2|
|Ancient Pose||Site 2|
|Kidney Anatomy Model||Site 2|
|Micro Shelter||Site 3|
|Large Amp||Site 3|
|Power Generator||Site 3|
|Wooden Pallet||Site 4|
|Sports Car||Site 4|
|Dragon Paper Lantern||Site 4|
|Wheelie Bin||Site 4|
|Sakura Paper Lantern||Site 5|
|Parabolic Antenna||Site 5|
|Chunk of Concrete||Site 5|
|Fire Hydrant||Site 5|
|Record Player||Site 6|
|Fish Paper Lantern||Site 6|
|Torii Gate||Site 6|
|Japanese Umbrella||Site 6|
|Name||How to Get|
|Sunken Scroll 01||Site 1|
|Sunken Scroll 02||Site 1|
|Sunken Scroll 03||Site 1|
|Sunken Scroll 04||Site 1|
|Sunken Scroll 05||Site 2|
|Sunken Scroll 06||Site 2|
|Sunken Scroll 07||Site 2|
|Sunken Scroll 08||Site 3|
|Sunken Scroll 09||Site 3|
|Sunken Scroll 10||Site 3|
|Sunken Scroll 11||Site 3|
|Sunken Scroll 12||Site 4|
|Sunken Scroll 13||Site 4|
|Sunken Scroll 14||Site 4|
|Sunken Scroll 15||Site 4|
|Sunken Scroll 16||Site 5|
|Sunken Scroll 17||Site 5|
|Sunken Scroll 18||Site 5|
|Sunken Scroll 19||Site 5|
|Sunken Scroll 20||Site 5|
|Sunken Scroll 21||Site 6|
|Sunken Scroll 22||Site 6|
|Sunken Scroll 23||Site 6|
|Sunken Scroll 24||Site 6|
|Map of Alterna 1||Site 1 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Map of Alterna 2||Site 2 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Map of Alterna 3||Site 3 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Map of Alterna 4||Site 4 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Map of Alterna 5||Site 5 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Map of Alterna 6||Site 6 [Surveyed!] Reward|
|Memories of Alterna||Defeat the Last Boss|
Post-Game Contents & Rewards
|①||Get a Hero Shot Replica|
|②||A Secret Kettle appears after completing all the stages.|
|③||Get stickers through [Surveryed!]|
|④||Use the reward drone to search items.|
|⑤||Able to challenge the final site.|
You Will Get a Hero Shot Replica!
You will receive a Hero Shot Replica and stickers after completing the Hero Mode to the end. The performance is the same as Splattershot.
The weapons and gears you can obtain
|Hero Mindset Replica||Hero Suit Replica||Hero Boot Replicas|
|Hero Shot Replica|
A Secret Kettle Appears After Completing All the Stages
After completing all the stages (65 stages) in each site and defeating the last boss, a secret kettle will appears. No need to complete the stages with all the weapons, completing each stage once is enough.How To Unlock Secret Level & Rewards
Obtain the gears after the completion
You can obtain the gear "Teddy Band", the title [Alternan] [World Champ] and the badge as you completed the secret kettle. The gear and the title can only be picked up at the lobby terminal.
Get sticker through [Surveyed]
Mark all the sites with [Surveyed] and talk to Agent 2 at the Squid Sisters Camp, you can get the stickers featuring the sites. There are 6 stickers for each of the 6 sites.
What does [Surveyed] mean?
Painting the field (even with bomb) or passing through the spots in the Site will remove the mosaics on the map. Once all mosaics are removed and all items are found, the site will be marked with a [Surveyed] on the left side of the map.
Search For Items with Shel-drone
The Shel-drone can be requested with 999 Power Eggs once per day to search items. The item will be received at the lobby terminal the day after you use it. At this moment, we have confirmed that Food Tickets (Experience 1.5 times) are also available.
Challenge the Final Site Again
If you talk to the wooden bear at Site 1 after the completion, an option to challenge the final site will appear. There is no special reward for the challenge, but you can use it when you want to.
Hero Mode Related Articles
|Hero Mode Guide|
Hero Mode Walkthrough
Post Hero Mode Contents
Hero Gear Upgrade
|Collect Power Eggs|
|Sheldon Drone Guide||Secret Kettle Guide|
All Sunken Scrolls
|All Gold Records|
Beginner's Tips & Guides
|Beginner Guide & Tips||Motion Control & Gyro Guide|
|Character Customization||How To Test Weapons|
|Online Multiplayer Guide||Play with Friends|
|Recommended Settings||How To Squid Roll|
|How To Squid Surge||How To Change Nickname|
|Catalog Guide||Tips To Impove Aim|
|Prevent Motion Sickness||How To Do Recon|
|Recommended Beginner Gears||Shell-Out Machine Guide|
|How to Super Jump||Murch Location & How To Unlock|
System Related Guides
|The Shoal Uses||Freshest Fits Guide|
|How to Transfer Data||How To Use Locker Room|
|How to Update||How to Talk|
|Battle Replays Guide||How to Get Stickers|
|Decorations List||Splashtag & Banner Guide|
|How to Use Emote||SplatNet Delivery Guide|
|SplatNet Gear Shop Guide||Money Farming Guide|
|How to Increase Level Fast||amiibo List|
|How to Get Drink Tickets||How To Get Food Tickets|
|How to Get Crowns||How to Deal With Communication Errors|
|How to Upload Illustrations||General Shop Guide|