A vault

Vaults are a mechanic that appears in the Hero Mode of Splatoon.


The vault is a cylindrical shape metal vault that has a golden lock with a crab symbol on the middle.


The vaults are unbreakable by any ink attack and secure the Launchpad, blocking the ways to the another platforms. They can only be unlocked by a golden key with crab shape, that the players need to explore the area around, break the box or defeat an enemy to find it. After the players grab the key and return to the vault, it will be unlocked and disappear automatically when the players get near, then the player can move to the next platform.