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Ultimate Gear Guide (v1.2.0)

Ultimate Gear Guide (v1.2.0)

If you want to be among the freshest squids in Inkopolis, this is the guide for you! Here you'll find info on all pieces of gear in the game, including unlockables and amiibo content, we also detail how you can level up your gear and have just the ability you want.

This is a work in progress, and more will be added based on you suggestions and as the game updates with new items, here are the topics we explore in this guide:

Summary:
1. Gear Basics
2. Booyah Base
2.1. Cooler Heads
2.2. Jelly Fresh
2.3. Shrimp Kicks​
3. Cuttlegear Items
4. amiibo Unlocks
5. Splatfests
6. Spyke
7. Brands
8. Sub Guides
9. Credits​
1. Gear Basics

To get started, there are 3 main categories of gear in Splatoon: Headgear, Clothing and Shoes. Each piece of gear has one Main Ability and up to three Sub-Abilities, the number of Sub-Abilities a piece of gear has by default depends on the number of stars it has, each star correspond to an extra slot for Sub-Abilities. Every gear can have 3 slots, 3-star items have 3 slots by default, and extra slots can be added to gear that only has 1 or 2 stars, you'll need Super Sea Snails to do so, you can find more info on this on section [5.Splatfests] and [6.Spyke] of this guide.

Main abilities are more powerful than Sub-Abilities, and two pieces of the same gear will always have the same Main Ability, that is not the case for Sub-Abilities, which are assigned randomly once you level up your gear. Gear levels up as you play Online Multiplayer, the number of points each gear requires to level up depends on the number of stars it has, here are the requirements to unlock each slot:

1-Star
Slot 1: 1,000 points
Slot 2: 3,000 points
Slot 3: 5,000 points

2-Stars
Slot 1: 2,000 points
Slot 2: 6,000 points
Slot 3: 10,000 points

3-Stars
Slot 1: 3,000 points
Slot 2: 9,000 points
Slot 3: 15,000 points

Now that you know the basics I'm sure you are eager to get those 3-stars items, but when you first start the game you'll be an unfresh Level 1 inkling, and you'll have to reach at least Level 4 if you want to shop at Booyah Base, and you need to level up even more before the owners offer you 2 and 3-star gear to buy. Until then you can count on your starting set of gear:
White Headband:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★

Basic Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★

Cream Basics:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★
You can level them up and get some boosts, but as soon as you reach Level 4 you can start to explore new options at...

2. Booyah Base
Here you'll find many shops, including Ammo Knights, the weapon shop that is not covered in this guide, and the three gear shops, Cooler Heads, Jelly Fresh and Shrimp Kicks. The catalogue on all stores changes daily according to your local time.


Annie is the shopkeeper on Cooler Heads, she has a little sharp tongued friend, Moe, and you'll want to pay them a visit to check out cool Headgear for your Inkling. The Main Abilities: Opening Gambit, Last-Ditch Effort, Tenacity and Comeback are exclusive to headgear. Here is a list of all items you can buy on this shop:
5-Panel Cap:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Comeback
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

B-ball Headband:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Opening Gambit
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Backwards Cap:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Bike Helmet:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Black Arrowbands:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Tenacity
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Bobble Hat:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

Camo Mesh:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Camping Hat:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Designer Headphones:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Fake Contacts:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

FishFry Visor:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Gas Mask

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Tenacity
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Golf Visor:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Jet Cap:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Jogging Headband:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Jungle Hat:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

Lightweight Cap:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Paintball Mask:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Comeback
Stars: ★★★
Price: 10,000 coins

Pilot Goggles:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,800 coins

Retro Specs:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Safari Hat:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Last-Ditch Effort
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

Short Beanie:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Skate Helmet:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Snorkel Mask:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Splash Goggles:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Sporty Bobble Hat:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Tenacity
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Squash Headband:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Squid-Stitch Cap:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Opening Gambit
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,500 coins

Squidvader Cap:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

Streetstyle Cap:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Striped Beanie:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Opening Gambit
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,500 coins

Studio Headphones:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Takoroka Mesh:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Tennis Headband:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Comeback
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Tentacles Helmet:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Tinted Shades:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Last-Ditch Effort
Stars: ★
Price: 350 coins

Two-Stripe Mesh:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Urchins Cap:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Visor Skate Helmet:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Last-Ditch Effort
Stars: ★★★
Price: 10,000 coins

White Arrowbands:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,000 coins

Zekko Mesh:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins
18K Aviators:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Last-Ditch Effort
Stars: ★★★
Price: 12,000 coins

Bamboo Hat:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,200 coins

Blowfish Bell Hat:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Cycle King Cap:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,400 coins

Cycling Cap:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

SQUID GIRL Hat:

Brand: The SQUID GIRL
Main Ability: Opening Gambit
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,600 coins

Stealth Goggles:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,800 coins

Straw Boater:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Sun Visor:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,600 coins

Traditional Headband:

Brand: Famitsu
Main Ability: Comeback
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,600 coins


Jelonzo is the charismatic owner of Jelly Fresh, he doesn't have extended knowledge on the Inkling language but has a charming way of saying things, he is always wearing a new fresh shirt everyday. Here you can buy Clothing items, from T-shirts to Jackets. The main abilities: Recon, Ninja Squid, Cold-Blooded and Haunt are exclusive to clothing. Here is a list of all the items you can buy on this shop:
Aloha Shirt:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Anchor Sweat:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Cold Blooded
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

B-ball Jersey (Away):

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

B-ball Jersey (Home):

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

Baby Jelly Shirt:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,200 coins

Baseball Jersey:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 10,000 coins

Berry Ski Jacket:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Black 8-Bit FishFry:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Black Anchor Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Recon
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Black Baseball LS:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Black Layered LS

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Black LS:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Black Pipe Tee:

Brand: KOG
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Black Squideye:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Black Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Blue Peaks Tee:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Camo Layered LS:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Camo Zip Hoodie:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

Choco Layered LS:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,800 coins

Dark Urban Vest:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Cold Blooded
Stars: ★★★
Price: 10,000 coins

Firefin Navy Sweat:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Grape Tee:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Gray College Sweat:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Gray Vector Tee:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Green Striped LS

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Ninja Squid
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Green Zip Hoodie:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Green-Check Shirt:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

Ivory Peaks Tee:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Haunt
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Layered Vector LS:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Linen Shirt:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Mint Tee:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Mountain Vest:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Navy Striped LS:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

Olive Ski Jacket:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Recon
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Part-Time Pirate:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Pirate-Stripe Tee:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 Coins

Rainy-Day Tee:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Red Vector Tee

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Red-Check Shirt:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

Retro Sweat:

Brand: Squidforce
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

Rockenberg Black:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Rockenberg White:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

Sage Polo:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Cold Blooded
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Sailor Stripe Tee:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Shrimp-Pink Polo:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Ninja Squid
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Sky-Blue Squideye:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Cold Blooded
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Squidmark LS:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Haunt
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Squidmark Sweat:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Striped Rugby:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

Striped Shirt:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,200 coins

Sunny-Day Tee:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Tricolor Rugby:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Urchins Jersey:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Varsity Baseball LS:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Recon
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Varsity Jacket:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 12,000 coins

Vintage Check Shirt:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Haunt
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

White 8-Bit FishFry:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Recon
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

White Anchor Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Ninja Squid
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,000 coins

White Baseball LS:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

White Layered LS:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

White Line Tee:

Brand: KOG
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

White Shirt

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,800 coins

White Striped LS:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,300 coins

White Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Yellow Layered LS:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Yellow Urban Vest:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Haunt
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Zekko Baseball LS:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Zekko Hoodie:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Ninja Squid
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Zink Layered LS:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Zink LS:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Special Duration up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins
Black Inky Rider:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 10,100 coins

Carnivore Tee:

Brand: Firefin
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Cycle King Jersey:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,900 coins

Cycling Shirt:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Cold Blooded
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,900 coins

Gray Mixed Shirt:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Green Cardigan:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Recon
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,700 coins

Green Tee:

Brand: Forge
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,500 coins

Layered Anchor LS:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,500 coins

Logo Aloha Shirt:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,900 coins

Orange Cardigan:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Retro Gamer Jersey:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

Round-Collar Shirt:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: ? coins

School Jersey:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Ninja Squid
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Shirt & Tie:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,400 coins

SQUID GIRL Tunic:

Brand: The SQUID GIRL
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★
Price: ? coins

Squid Pattern Waistcoat:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★
Price: ? coins

Squid-Stitch Tee:

Brand: Skalop
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Traditional Apron:

Brand: Famitsu
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

White Inky Rider:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,800 coins


Crusty Sean, with his incredibly fashion jacket (and 4 pair of shoes), is the owner of Shrimp Kicks, here you'll find all the Shoes you need. The main abilities: Stealth Jump, Ink Resistance Up and Bomb Sniffer are exclusive to shoes. Here is a list of all the items you can buy on this shop:
Banana Basics:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Bomb Sniffer
Stars: ★
Price: 400 coins

Black Seahorses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

Black Trainers:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Blue Lo-Tops:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Blue Moto Boots:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Ink Resistance Up
Stars: ★★★
Price: 12,000 coins

Blue Slip-Ons:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Blueberry Casuals:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Cherry Kicks:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Stealth Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Choco Clogs:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,800 coins

Clowfish Basics:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Crazy Arrows:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Stealth Jump
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,000 coins

Cream Hi-Tops:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Stealth Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Cyan Trainers:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Gold Hi-Horses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Hunter Hi-Tops:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

LE Lo-Tops:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,000 coins

Moto Boots:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Neon Sea Slugs:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Ink Resistance Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Orange Arrows:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Orange Lo-Tops:

Brand: Zekko
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Oyster Clogs:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Pink Trainers:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★
Price: 500 coins

Plum Casuals:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,000 coins

Pro Trail Boots:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Bomb Sniffer
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,800 coins

Purple Hi-Horses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Purple Sea Slugs:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Red Hi-Horses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

Red Hi-Tops:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Ink Resistance Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,800 coins

Red Sea Slugs:

Brand: Tentatek
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,000 coins

Red Slip-Ons:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★
Price: 300 coins

Red Work Boots:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★★
Price: 11,000 coins

Squid-Stitch Slip-Ons:

Brand: Krak-On
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,500 coins

Tan Work Boots:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 3,000 coins

Trail Boots:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Turquoise Kicks:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

White Arrows:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,500 coins

White Kicks:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins

White Seahorses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Yellow Seahorses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Bomb Sniffer
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,500 coins

Zombie Hi-Horses:

Brand: Zink
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★
Price: 800 coins
Acerola Rain Boots:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★
Price: 600 coins

Custom Trail Boots:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★
Price: ? coins

Green Rain Boots:

Brand: Inkline
Main Ability: Stealth Jump
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,600 coins

Punk Whites:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 2,800 coins

Soccer Cleats:

Brand: Takoroka
Main Ability: Bomb Sniffer
Stars: ★★★
Price: 9,600 coins

SQUID GIRL Shoes:

Brand: The SQUID GIRL
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,700 coins

Squink Wingtips:

Brand: Rockenberg
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★
Price: ? coins

Strapping Reds:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Ink Resistance Up
Stars: ★
Price: 700 coins

Strapping Whites:

Brand: Splash Mob
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★★
Price: 8,700 coins

Traditional Sandals:

Brand: Famitsu
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★
Price: 1,700 coins

3. Cuttlegear Items
There are various sets of Cuttlegear items available in the game, they are unlocked in different ways in the game. Some are obtained from finishing the Octo Valley campaign, all pieces from the following sets are unlocked after beating the final boss:
Hero Headset Replica

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Run Speed Up
Stars: ★★

Hero Jacket Replica

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★

Hero Runner Replicas

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Quick Super Jump
Stars: ★★
Octoling Goggles

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Bomb Range Up
Stars: ★★

Octoling Armor

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★

Octoling Boots

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★

Following the 2.0.0 update there is now a second set of Cuttlegear items, which are unlocked as the player progresses over the new level cap, unlocks start at level 25, the following items can be obtained:
Armor Helmet Replica

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Tenacity
Stars: ★★★
Unlock: Level 25

Armor Jacket Replica

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★★
Unlock: Level 30

Armor Boots Replicas

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★★
Unlock: Level 35

Octo Tee

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Haunt
Stars: ★★★
Unlock: Level 45

Legendary Cap

Brand: Cuttlegear
Main Ability: Damage Up
Stars: ★★★
Unlock: Level 50


4. amiibo Unlocks
Curretly Splatoon is compatible with three amiibo, the Inkling Boy, the Inkling Girl and the Inkling Squid. These amiibo unlock special missions that once completed reward the player with a variety of rewards, including some gear sets. Here is the list of gear each amiibo unlocks and their stats:
Squid Hairclip:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Swim Speed Up
Stars: ★★

School Uniform:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Ink Recovery Up
Stars: ★★

School Shoes:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Sub)
Stars: ★★
Samurai Helmet:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Damage up
Stars: ★★

Samurai Jacket:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Special Charge Up
Stars: ★★

Samurai Shoes:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Special Duration Up
Stars: ★★
Power Mask:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Defense Up
Stars: ★★

Power Armor:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Quick Respawn
Stars: ★★

Power Boots:

Brand: amiibo
Main Ability: Ink Saver (Main)
Stars: ★★


5. Splatfests
Splatfests are themed events where players can choose one of two sides, for example one event will ask players if they prefer Cats or Dogs, each team will then battle to see which side is victorious. During Splatfests you will receive a special piece of clothing after voting, the Splatfest Tee, its use is obrigatory during Splatfest Matches and it can level up as any other piece of gear, but it will be removed from your inventory when the event ends.

Splatfest Tee:

Brand: SquidForce
Main Ability: Special Saver
Stars: ★★★

This event is also an opportunity to get Super Sea Snails, as you rank up on matches you garantee you'll earn some, and if you are part of the winning side of the event you'll earn a special bonus. Super Sea Snails are really valuable in Inkopolis, but you'll need to talk with the right person to use them.



6. Spyke
Spyke stays away from the crowd in the alley and can provide some useful "services" for you. After you reach level 4 you can talk with Spyke to enable gear ordering, this way you can call Spyke while looking at gear from other inklings in the plaza to order them. You can queue up to 3 ordered items, but Spike will only get one piece of gear each day (based on your local time).
You can order any piece of gear that is sold at stores and also from your starter set, but gear unlocked in single player and via amiibo are not for sale. You can't have duplicates of gear, so if you order a duplicate you'll be asked at the time of purchase if you want to keep the old one or buy the new ordered gear.

Spyke sometimes will get gear with the same sub-abilities unlocked, including added slots, but this is not guaranteed, the price asked for the items will depend on the number of stars and the sub-abilities unlocked, more info to be added after some more research, but these are the costs for some gear:

1-star, no abilities: 1,000 coins
1-star, 1 ability: 2,000 coins
1-star, 2 abilities: 20,000 coins
1-star, 3 abilities: ?


2-stars, no abilities: 5,000 coins
2-stars, 1 ability: 10,000 coins
2-stars, 2 abilities: ?
2-stars, 3 abilities: 100,000 coins

3-stars, no abilities: 15,000 coins
3-stars, 1 ability: 30,000 coins
3-stars, 2 abilities: 50,000 coins
3-stars, 3 abilities: ?

Spyke can also add slots to gear that only has 1 or 2 stars, to add a new slot you'll need a Super Sea Snail, earned in Splatfests or if you are already level 20 Spyke will offer to use one of his own Super Sea Snails if you pay 30,000 coins.

If your gear is fully leveled up with 3 sub-abilities Spyke can also re-roll them, again this will cost a Super Sea Snail, but this way you can try to get exactly the combination you need. There is one more thing to keep in mind about sub-abilities though, we discuss it on the next section.


7. Brands
You might have noticed each item is associated with a brand, this isn't only for show, the brands actually have some influence on what sub-abilities you might get. Each brand has a common sub-ability and a rare sub-ability, common abilities have 5 times the chance of appearing than other abilities, and rare abilities only have half the chance of appearing than the others. some brands don't have any effect on abilities though, Cuttlegear, amiibo and KOG don't favor any specific sub-abilities, the remaining brands and their common and rare abilities are as follows:

Firefin - 5x Ink Saver (Sub), 1/2 Ink Recovery
Forge - 5x Special Duration Up, 1/2 Ink Saver (Sub)
Inkline - 5x Defense Up, 1/2 Damage Up
Krak-On - 5x Swim Speed Up, 1/2 Defense Up
Rockenberg - 5x Run Speed Up, 1/2 Swim Speed Up
Skalop - 5x Quick Respawn, 1/2 Special Saver
Splash Mob - 5x Ink Saver (Main), 1/2 Run Speed Up
Squidforce - 5x Damage Up, 1/2 Ink Saver Main
Takoroka - 5x Special Charge Up, 1/2 Special Duration Up
Tentatek - 5x Ink Recovery Up, 1/2 Quick Super Jump
Zekko - 5x Special Saver, 1/2 Special Charge Up
Zink - 5x Quick Super Jump, 1/2 Quick Respawn


8. Sub Guides
I've also been working on other guides with additional info, the first extra guide is a visual list for all equipment sorted by main ability, you can quickly check out all gear with a certain ability and the effects from the brand for the sub-ability rate, you can check it out on this link: http://ow.ly/OTIJy


9. Credits
I'd like to use this section to thank some users who helped with this guide:
Thanks to @DaBoss for helping collect all the info since before the release. Thanks to @D3RK for creating some of the icons used on the guide. Thanks to @Xeiros and @Irves for pointing out brand effects on abilities. Thanks @Phobos for helping collecting data from the 2.0.0 update. And thanks to everyone that commented and supported the guide, it really motivates me!

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