The Shell-Out Machine is a capsule vending machine that dispenses various items in exchange for Cash. The dispensed items include tickets, ability chunks, Splashtag banners and titles, locker room accessories, and packs of Tableturf Battle cards.
It can be found in the Battle Lobby in Splatoon 3. Normally it costs 30,000 per use, but the first use per day costs 5000. This first use resets at 00:00 UTC, regardless if the player has purchased something before 24 hours have passed. Players can also use Shell-Out Tokens earned from Challenges. During the Sneak Peek period immediately before a Splatfest and for the duration of the following Splatfest, conch shells can additionally be used as an alternative manner of operating the machine, at one conch shell per use. Whilst this period is ongoing, the machine's design is slightly modified, with a neon conch shell sign on the machine and a folded sign, banner, and basket surrounding the machine. In this state, the SquidForce logo on the front of the capsules is replaced with an image of a conch shell.
What players get out of the Shell-Out Machine relies on a component of luck. Each possible item is separated into six grades, with 0 being the rarest and 5 being the most common. Each grade has a different capsule color. There is a 45% chance of a grade 5 capsule, a 39% chance of a grade 4 capsule, a 15% chance of a grade 3 capsule, and a 1% chance of receiving any capsule with grades 0-2. This chance, however, is predetermined when you first start the game, so it does not reflect the chance every time you use the machine.
|Description||Chance||Grade (Capsule color)||Refund|
|A Jackpot (seasonal) banner[jackpot 1]||0.1%||0 ( - )||( - )|
|A Jackpot (seasonal) pair of title parts[jackpot 2]||0.3%||1 ( - )||( - )|
|10 of every Ability chunk||0.6%||2 ( - )||-|
|1 Emote||2%||3 ( - )||6,000|
|1 Party Food Ticket||3%||3 ( - )||-|
|1 pack of Tableturf cards||4%||3 ( - )||-|
|1 banner||6%||3 ( - )||5,000|
|1 2x Food Ticket||7%||4 ( - )||-|
|3 Ability chunks||10%||4 ( - )||-|
|1 pair of titles||22%||4 ( - )|
|2 Locker stickers||9%||5 ( - )||2,000 for each duplicate|
|2 Locker decorations||9%||5 ( - )||2,000 for each duplicate|
|1 1.5x Food Ticket||13%||5 ( - )||-|
|1 Drink Ticket||14%||5 ( - )||-|
- Each time this capsule is pulled from the machine, the player will be rewarded with the current seasonal Jackpot banner If the player already has the currently-available Jackpot banner, any result that would give this type of capsule will be downgraded to a Bronze capsule instead (Grade 2). If this happens, the capsule will not be counted for the Jackpot Badges.
- Each time this capsule is pulled from the machine, the player will be rewarded with a pair of jackpot title noun and adjective. If the player already has the currently-available Jackpot title pairs, any result that would give this type of capsule will be downgraded to a Bronze capsule instead (Grade 2). If this happens, the capsule will not be counted for the Jackpot Badges.
It appears that each season will bring a seasonal banner and a pair of titles to be obtained from the Shell-Out Machine. These banners and titles will continue to be available via the gacha machine once any given season has ended.
|Banner||Season Initially Available|
|Drizzle Season 2022|
|Chill Season 2022|
|Fresh Season 2023|
|Sizzle Season 2023|
|Drizzle Season 2023|
|Adjective||Subject||Season Initially Available|
|Super-Duper Lucky||Lucky Duck||Drizzle Season 2022|
|Super-Rare||Protected Species||Chill Season 2022|
|One-in-a-Million||Chosen One||Fresh Season 2023|
|Ace||Gadabout||Sizzle Season 2023|
|Astonishing||Point Guard||Drizzle Season 2023|
There are six different rarities (grades) of items available from the Shell-Out Machine, each getting a capsule color. Additionally, when it is a Splatfest, a conch shell icon is added on top.
|Grade||Description||Regular Capsule||Splatfest Capsule|
|0||Gold with lots of sparkles|
|1||Silver with a few sparkles|
|2||Bronze with a few sparkles|
|“||Now you're full of fancy sandwiches and worn-out from going on recon, so you're thinking about a nap, right? WRONG! There's still more to do! Check out the Shell-Out Machine right next to the Crab-N-Go. You could win tickets, ability chunks, cool stuff for your Splashtag, & more!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
|“||Step right up, and try your luck at the Shell-Out Machine!
The first play will cost you 5,000. And it's a cool 30,000 for each play after that!
— When using the machine for the first time
|“||During Splatfests, you can use a conch shell to play the Shell-Out Machine once per day.
You can also play with cash like usual. Just 5,000 for the first play, and 30,000 every time after that!
— When using the machine during a Splatfest for the first time
|“||Meow? (Have you tried the Shell-Out Machine in the lobby? It has some purrretty good prizes!) Meow! (Of course, it costs cash to play, but once a day you can get a discount!) Meow... (I've heard you can win a sparkling capsule there! Wish I had that kind of luck...)||”|
- Main article: Badge#Purchased Items
|Shell-Out Machine Cost Badges|
|Spent 300,000 Cash on the Shell-Out Machine|
|Spent 3,000,000 Cash on the Shell-Out Machine|
|Spent 30,000,000 Cash on the Shell-Out Machine|
|Shell-Out Machine Jackpot Badges|
|Hit the Shell-Out Machine Jackpot 4 Times|
|Hit the Shell-Out Machine Jackpot 8 Times|
|Hit the Shell-Out Machine Jackpot 16 Times|
The Shell-Out Machine in the days before a Splatfest, showing that it now takes conch shells.
Obtaining ten of each ability chunk from the bronze capsule.
Shell-out is a wordplay on "shelling out" which is to pay winnings to someone, and the conch shells that the machine accepts. It could also be a play on the word 'sellout', meaning 'to betray one's cause or associates especially for personal or monetary gain'.
Names in other languages
|French||Capsulomate||From capsule and mate|