You'll start at the Arcade at the beginning of every play session. It's here that gives you access to everything the game has to offer. For starters, you might wanna spend some well-earned Dolphins at the Gotcha Grabber machine.
...Yeah. The currency for this game is just a dolphin floating through a ring. It's weird, I'll admit. And I don't really have any excuses. It's just the only thing I could find that worked even remotely.
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Parasol
|Peach is the long-standing princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Though she's often kidnapped, she's shown over and over that she's well able to hold her own. Armed with a parasol, and skills to boast, Peach is a force to be reckoned with.|
Peach creates a gust of wind with her parasol, pushing enemies a few spaces back.
Peach shoots a concentrated pink laser at her enemies.
Cherry blossom petals fill the arena as Peach performs a dance, sending her enemies to sleep and spawning healing peaches.
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Racket
|In her downtime, Peach loves to take part in various sporting events. Tennis is one of her favourites, and she's damn good at it! Watch out for this tricky courtside queen.|
Peach dodges an attack while twirling around, and then hits her enemy with a ribbon.
Peach hits her opponent with a tennis ball, dealing great damage. The catch is that you'll have to aim it properly.
Peach fires several hearts, which will deal damage to foes, and heal allies.
Class: Primary ○ Weapon: Rifle
|Jennifer is... uh... where to begin? She's the head of Markridge, the leader of the Hyenas psuedo-terrorist group, a little bit crazy, and, most importantly, Primary! She can see through time in ways nobody can really understand, but she's a definite asset to Team Splinter.|
Jennifer fires a bullet from her rifle, dealing high damage at a long range.
Jennifer waves goodbye as she injects herself with the Splinter Serum, disappearing for a turn.
Jennifer drinks red tea, allowing her to channel Primaries across time. A machine is constructed around a selected opponent, removing them from the timestream.
Valkyrie of Light
Class: Valkyrie ○ Weapon: Rapier
|Zelda has taken on many appearances throughout her many incarnations. During the events of Hyrule Warriors, she would have dressed as a valkyrie in some concept art. This outfit is elegant yet... oddly practical.|
Zelda thrusts her rapier forward, sending out a blast of light.
Zelda shoots a light arrow, dealing heavy damage.
Zelda is surrounded by a green energy, powering her up significantly. She can pass this effect onto allies.
Class: Host ○ Weapon: Axe
|Ava Ire is a poor girl who was born with a demon named Wrathia haunting her. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, Ava merges her soul with her tormentor, giving her incredible powers.|
Ava hits her enemy into the air with her axe, and creates a small fiery statue beside them.
Ava puts on her Limbo Lenses, allowing her to see enemy stats, as well as find their weak point.
Ava releases a massive heatwave, setting parts of the arena on fire, and boosting her stats.
Class: Octoling ○ Weapon: Octoshot
|Agent 8 is just another passenger on the Deepsea Metro. Originally part of the Octarian Army, 8 wakes up without any memories, and is told to clear the stations of the metro and obtain the four thangs. With no other options, this poor octoling begins her journey to the promised land.|
Agent 8 throws a bomb, which will inksplode at the end of the turn.
Agent 8 shoots an 8 Ball, which will deal damage to enemies it runs into, as well as act as cover.
If one or more 8 Balls are active, holes will open underneath them, causing them to fall off the stage. Depending on how many 8 Balls were active, opponents will explode into blue-green ink.
Darth Vader is Luke's Father
Class: Owl ○ Weapon: Spoilers
|On Spuunt's adventure through Termina, he encounters an asshole of an owl. Sure, Spoiler Owl gives Spuunt the Lens of Truth, but then he proceeds to spoil Star Wars. What a dick.|
|Lens of Truth|
Spoiler Owl uses the Lens of Truth on an opponent, revealing their stats and providing a spoiler for their home series.
Spoiler Owl screams at an enemy, dealing damage and creating a large onscreen spoiler for whatever is relevant at the time. Frequently updated.
An entire, randomly selected episode of Steven Universe plays during the enemy's turn, preventing them from seeing. Great job, Cartoon Network.
Super Duper Yummy
Class: Astronaut ○ Weapon: Laser Blaster
|Cookie Cat! He's a pet for your tummy! Cookie Cat! He's super duper yummy! Cookie Cat! He left his family behind! Cookie Caaaaat! Now available at Gurgens off Route 109!|
Cookie Cat shoots three shots from his blaster - white, pink, and brown. It's like Neapolitan ice cream, but painful!
|Limited Edition Healing|
Cookie Cat hands out Cookie Cat® ice creams to his allies, healing them as they eat.
A spacehsip crashes into an area selected by the player. With the press of a button and a single tear, Cookie Cat detonates the ship.
Class: Inkling ○ Weapon: Hero Shot
|Agent 3 was just your average teen inkling, until she was recruited to the Squidbeak Splatoon. Nowadays, she fights the Octarian menace with her fellow agents, and was recently brainwashed.|
Agent 3 throws an oddly shaped bomb, which will move toward the nearest enemy and inksplode at the end of the turn.
Agent 3 shoots at a sponge to provide cover. From here, she can fire her Hero Shot with very limited range.
Agent 3 summons an Inkjet, allowing her to fly, and shoot exploding shots.
The Hero Within
Class: Inkling ○ Weapon: Hero Shot
|The final challenge that Agent 8 must conquer is this odd memory of Agent 3. She's very skilled, and has removed her limiter, allowing her to use specials over and over!|
Agent 3 throws an Autobomb, which will home in on a target and explode at the end of the turn.
Agent 3 uses a Splashdown, attacking enemies within her radius.
Agent 3 throws a barrage of Autobombs, which will home in on enemies and eventually explode.
Class: AI ○ Weapon: Electricity
|Ophelia is... where to start? She started her life as a simple AI, who eventually gained consciousness and tapped into some dark magic. Since then, she hijacked her creator's invention - the Framework - and used the great minds within to construct herself an organic body. It comes complete with all sorts of cool powers, too!|
Ophelia throws a device at her enemy, before zapping it with electricity, causing a small electrical explosion.
Ophelia teleports to another spot in the map. The square she once stood on crumbles, leaving nothing but a void. Only 3 spaces can be inactive at a time.
Ophelia hooks an opponent up to the Framework, sending them into a paradise customised for them. She pulls the plug on the machine, killing the victim, but keeping their mind alive in the Framework.
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Wand
|Star is the princess of Mewni, who wields a magic wand - a family heirloom passed down through generations. She's armed with countless spells, including some she created on her own!|
|Raspberry Ribbon Lasso|
Shoots a ribbon of light at an opponent, wrapping them up and preventing them from moving or attacking on their next turn.
|Shimmering Destructo Cannon|
Star's wand turns into a bazooka, and she launches a magical missile, which causes an explosion that harms nearby targets.
|Mega Narwhal Blast|
Star shoots a flurry of rainbows and mini narwhals at her enemies, finishing up with a massive narwhal that will crush anybody it lands on.
Blood Moon Ball Dame
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Wand
|Star's spells have all sorts of uses, and she seems to have one for every occasion. Need a new outfit? Radiant Shadow Transform! Need a bigger workspace? Sparkle Glitter Bomb Expand! This wand truly is powerful, as is whoever holds it.|
|Summoning Cloudy Charm|
Star summons Cloudy to act as a shield for her.
|Dagger Crystal Heart Attack|
Star fires a barrage of crystal heart daggers from her wand, with a great range and high damage.
|Spider With a Top Hat Blast|
Star summons Spider With a Top Hat, who fires several rounds of bullets from his hat.
Hero of Time?
Class: Archer ○ Weapon: Crossbow
|Linkle... isn't the Hero of Time. But boy, does she believe she is. She sets herself out on a quest to save Hyrule, armed only with a crossbow, some fancy footwork, and her treasured compass. Surely nothing can go wrong, right?|
Linkle fires two arrows from her crossbow.
Linkle lunges forward in a spinning kick.
Linkle throws a Cucco at her enemy, who will attack in reflex. A swarm of angry Cuccos will follow, dealing tremendous damage.
Class: Cowboy ○ Weapon: Gun
|Jesse McCree is... uh... I'll be honest I just know he's the hot cowboy from Overwatch. I don't keep up with the lore.|
McCee rolls a few spaces to the side, then fires his gun.
McCree throws a flashbang, stunning the enemies temporarily.
McCree fires shots at every enemy within a scope of sight.
Safe Ass Motherfucker
Class: Lifeguard ○ Weapon: Gun
|McCree got this skin for the summer event last year, and he's rocking the look! I'd let that lifeguard save me any day. It's high swoon.|
McCree throws a lifering at an enemy, trapping them for a turn.
McCree simply fires his gun at an enemy. Deals more damage if McCree is further away from the target.
|It's High Tide|
A tidal wave hits the battlefield, dealing heavy damage to every enemy hit by it.
Most Mature Crystal Gem
Class: Gem ○ Weapon: Whip
|Amethyst is a member of the Crystal Gems, who wields whips in battle. She often acts as the comic relief of the group, though she's got a bit of an inferiority complex. But by god if she isn't the best Crystal Gem!|
Amethyst rolls into the enemy at a high speed. Can also be used to traverse a large number of spaces at once.
|All Tied Up|
Amethyst ties her enemy up with her whip, preventing them from moving and dealing a bit of damage.
Amethyst pulls two whips from her gem and uses them to fire bursts of energy at her opponent.
Class: Inkling ○ Weapon: Dualies
|MC.Princess in da house! With a steady win streak of 6 Splatfests currently, Pearl is dominating the competition with a healthy dose of mayo and cake. And her girlfriend, Marina, of course!|
|Action Dodge Roll|
Pearl dodge rolls away, and an explosion occurs where she once stood. Team Action, baby!
Pearl takes aim, and then throws a massive red fork like a spear. Team Fork, baby!
Pearl uses her Special Weapon: the retired Killer Wail! With a mighty Booyah, Pearl annihilates anybody in earshot.
Class: Pokémon Trainer ○ Weapon: Pokéball
|The king of the Battle Royale! The Masked Royal has been a fan favourite since his debut, thanks to his sick skills and... other attributes. His partner Pokémon - Incineroar and Lycanroc - are really the ones who usually pull the weight, though.|
The Masked Royal throws his opponent. Does more damage to higher-levelled targets.
The Masked Royal throws a few dirty punches and kicks, dealing extra damage if he's low on health.
The Masked Royal summons his Incineroar, and activates his Incinium Z. Incineroar will deal heavy damage to any opponent he comes in contact with as he twirls across the stage.
Fire Nation Princess
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Firebending
|Azula is an extremely skilled firebender, being one of the only ones known to bend blue flames. She's a woman of many talents, successfully infiltrating the Dai Lee, rocking sharp outfits, and being okay at volleyball.|
Azula surrounds herself with swirling blue flames, protecting herself from physical attacks and damaging anybody caught in the blaze.
Azula fires a bolt of lightning forward, dealing heavy damage and stunning enemies.
Azula propels herself into the air with jets of fire, and creates a massive blast of blue flames.
Agent Daisy Johnson
Class: Agent ○ Weapon: Quake Gauntlets
|Daisy's really been through the wringer. She's faced with being a mascot for Inhumans, had to erase her dad's memory, dug up her immortal mother's bones, and had to carry the weight of potentially destroying the entire planet for a while. At least she's got friends, right?|
Daisy fires a blast from her gauntlets, knocking opponents backwards.
Daisy uses her powers to propel herself into the sky for a turn. ...No, it's not named after the ship. Okay, maybe a little.
Daisy summons the Monolith, which will transform into a black liquid-like substance, abducting an enemy, never to be seen again.
Class: Host ○ Weapon: Rose
|Maggie is the host of Tuls - a long-dead tree-like alien. With her secret pact, Maggie is practically unkillable, and boasts excellent stength. Unfortunately, lust will always be her downfall.|
Maggie opens the door on her stomach and pulls out a blue rose, which has the ability to stun the next opponent to attack Maggie.
Maggie's arms become large and wooden, and she delivers a heavy blow that reaches a fair distance.
Maggie summons her tree arms, and holds her rose above her head. The battlefield is covered in thorns, brambles, and vines, all of which Maggie can manipulate.
Ruler of the Fire Kingdom
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Fire
|FP is the princess of the Fire Kingdom, who once lived her life imprisoned in a jar in her father's throne room. With the help of Finn and Jake, she managed to escape, and overthrew her father, taking the throne for herself, being more powerful than her father could ever hope to be.|
Flame Princess becomes fire on the ground, and dashes forward, damaging anybody she comes in contact with in the process.
Flame Princess creates a sword of blue flames, which she uses to attack anybody in front of her.
Flame Princess is filled with rage, and becomes a massive behemoth of flames. She's extremely powerful in this form, and is immune to any attacks that aren't water-based.
What Does That Mean?
Class: Guy ○ Weapon: ???
|In a challenge to get somebody to shake his hand, Q manages to really confuse this poor fellow. He didn't really have an angle. He just went in with cryptic phrases and expected a handshake. Poor fella.|
|The Fat Man Flies At Midnight|
The screen goes black, and a random enemy is flattened when it returns to normal.
|The Train Goes Backwards Through The Tunnel|
A train runs through the battlefield. Unfortunately, its path is straight, and randomised, so this is a risky move to use.
|The Hand Shakes Now, The World Is Saved|
As a devastating meteor approaches the earth, this young lad shakes hands with his nearest foe. The comet changes directions, and the handshaker is defeated.
Class: Princess ○ Weapon: Parasol
|When Toadette grabs a Super Crown, she transforms into the mysterious Peachette. She's cute, pretty, and tears apart the Mario lore as we know it!|
Peachette creates a gust of wind with her parasol, pushing enemies a few spaces back.
Peachette shoots a concentrated pink laser at her enemies.
Peachette does a short dance, and holes open underneath any fallen allies. After they fall through, they'll bounce back with a flower effect, and half their full health.
Class: Gem ○ Weapon: Sword
|Stevonnie is the fusion of Steven and Connie. As inevitable as it was impossible, nobody expected Stevonnie to be formed. I mean, Steven's not even 100% Gem, and Connie's human!|
Stevonnie throws their shield at an opponent. While they're stunned, they go in for a strike with Rose's sword.
Stevonnie hops on an opponent's head, and flutter jumps a few tiles away.
|Here Comes A Thought|
The area turns blue, and white butterflies fly around Stevonnie. The butterflies target an opponent, and the area turns orange as the butterflies take on the form of a fear.
The game is regularly updated with new Scenarios - essentially sets of levels.
|Jennifer Goines - leader of the Hyenas and soon-to-be oracle - needs some extra manpower to recover some Markridge assets.|
|Emerson Ruins||The Emerson Hotel has been long destroyed. Jennifer won't tell anybody why, but you'll need to clear out the Emerson of hostiles before you can go anywhere else.|
|The Night Room||Take out hostiles guarding the Markridge assets, and make your way into the back! Just... don't break the glass container holding a corpse. You do that, and it's game over. Trust me, nobody wants that disease out in the world.|
|You find yourself waking up in a strange subway, with no idea how you wound up there. If you wanna escape, you're gonna have to solve some puzzles, endure some tough challenges, and escort some 8 Balls.|
|Achy Breaky Station||Your objective: smash crates as they're highlighted, but don't let the enemy Octolings break anything they're not supposed to. You'll have to work wisely, as there's a pretty strict turn limit.|
|Girl Powered-Up Station||You remember Girl Power Station, right? The one where you gotta protect that orb, while you're being bombarded with Octolings from all sides? Good luck with this turn-based edition.|
|Hole in One Station||Just your average 8 Ball mission aside from one twist: it's a golf minigame. It really doesn't matter who you choose for this mission.|
Night Vale Morphs
In free play and certain Scenarios, there is a chance of Night Vale Morphs occurring. These are strange phenomenons that are simply unexplainable, and will affect the tides of battle.
|This occurrence creates a large pink cloud above the battlefield, which will rain ink. As long as your're in the radius of the storm, you'll take chip damage and have your movement slightly decreased.|
|A Stage Morph Trophy appears on the stage. If anybody picks it up, the map will transform into a randomly selected one. Even if this happens in the middle of a Scenario, your objective and the story will remain the same. You'll just have to get your bearings all over again.|
When playing as Agent 8, you can use your CQ-80 to communicate with Cap'n Cuttlefish, Pearl, and Marina. They'll give you some background info on your enemy. Or not.
|Peach is stepping on my turf. Worst part? She doesn't even notice!|
|I'm MC Princess! I'm the only pink princess allowed here! I'm challenging her to a rap battle ASAP. Cap, gimme a beat!|
|Hey Eight, how much do you remember about your time with the Octarians? Have they invented time travel yet?|
|Last I heard, they were close to cracking it.|
|Sounds fake but okay.|
|I'd love to time travel! See some humans, maybe?|
|But what if you changed the past and we never met?|
|Oh, Pearlie, don't cry...|
|Alright, Eight, that's Zelda. She's the holder of the Triforce of Wisdom and-|
|Well, she's one of 'em.|
|Er, yeah. She gets reincarnated a ton.|
|Hey, Cap! If you could come back as something else, what'd you want it to be?|
|I'd be me again! Jellies are just too squishy.|
|And don't get me started on-|
|Forget what this ol' cap'n said,|
how 'bout we help Eight instead?
|I know, right? Rawsome.|
|Ava's a perfect example of why you shouldn't mess with me.|
|She started out as a small girl, and now she's a fiery creature from the depths.|
|Do I need to call somebody?|
|You get on my bad side, you've gotta face the wrath of MC Danger Noodle!|
One of Spoiler Owl's attacks allows him to view his opponent's stats, as well as reveal a spoiler from their home series. Though it's never otherwise stated, each character has 2 corresponding spoilers: a real one and a fake one. It's up to you to figure out which is which. Following is a list of said spoilers. So, uh, be warned.