Splatoon 2’s Next Splatfest Asks: Gherk-OUT or Gherk-IN?

The question of which team to join in this next Splatfest is a real pickle…


Nintendo have announced the latest European Splatfest topic for Splatoon 2 this week, and this time around it’s the age-old question of whether gherkins DO or DON’T belong in your delicious hamburger.

For anyone who isn’t aware, a gherkin is essentially a small pickled cucumber, and is what many people would call ‘an acquired taste’ due to its peculiar shape, taste and texture.



There is just under a week before the Splatfest is due to kick off here in the UK, with the official start time announced as 2pm GMT (3pm CET) on Saturday, February 10th. Players will battle it out in an all-out Turf War to determine once and for all whether burgers should have gherk-IN or should firmly have gherk-OUT, so be sure to get some practice in as soon as possible and choose your side down in the square!

Which side will YOU choose in this Splatfest? It’s a firm Gherk-OUT vote for me! Let us know down in the comments, and be sure to follow us here at Switch Player for all the latest Splatoon 2 news.

  • Blanky Blank (TheLuckyNeandert

    Surely it’s a matter of ‘does it go well with the burger’ rather than ‘do I like gherkins in burgers?’

    • Georgina Howlett

      You would think so! But I guess it’s intended to be about your actual like/dislike of gherkins, in relation to the burgers they’ve put on the promotional image… Hmm…!

      • Blanky Blank (TheLuckyNeandert

        Well, in that case I’ll go gherk-in.
        (Tumbleweed)
        I’ll get my coat.

        • Georgina Howlett

          … Goodbye. :p I’m definitely not a fan!

  • This is one I’m passionate about. Gherkin, all day. The composition of said burger is not complete without

    • Georgina Howlett

      … You disappoint me, Ethan. 🙁