The second Splatfest for the new Nintendo Switch title Splatoon 3 has just been announced, and it’s a Pokémon theme! The fight is between three types – Grass, Fire, and Water!
Grass-type. Fire-type. Water-type. This debate has perplexed our great philosophers for ages. Let’s settle it.
The Splatoon x Pokémon special #Splatfest collaboration begins 11/11 at 4pm PT!
Which type will you choose? pic.twitter.com/rPlTwIcycB
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 7, 2022
The Splatfest begins on the 11th of November (Friday), and will likely run through much of the weekend. Meanwhile, Japan will sell special themed shirts – that is, if you can win a lottery.
— ポケモン公式ツイッター (@Pokemon_cojp) October 7, 2022
Given the Starter Pokémon of the generation nine games (Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly) are featured in the artwork, and the date is a mere week before the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it’s evidently a way to advertise those games. The same happened with the first Splatoon game’s crossover event with the Pokémon franchise – Pokémon Blue (or Pokémon Green in Japan) beat out Pokémon Red, although not in popularity.
Which type are you planning to splat and ink for?