18K Aviators

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The 18K Aviators are headgear in the Splatoon series.
In Splatoon, they are a 3-star item produced by Rockenberg and come with the primary ability Last-Ditch Effort. They can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 12,000.
In Splatoon 2, they are a 3-star item produced by Rockenberg and come with the primary ability Last-Ditch Effort. They can be purchased from Headspace for Cash 12,000 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 18,000.
In Splatoon 3, they are a 3-star item produced by Rockenberg and come with the primary ability Last-Ditch Effort. They can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 12,000 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 18,000.

Appearance

The 18K Aviators are a pair of aviator sunglasses with shiny, gold-colored frames and dark brown lenses that fade from nearly opaque at the top to semi-transparent at the bottom. On the bottom of the left lens is the Inkling text from the Rockenberg logo in white. They are the only glasses in Splatoon to have nose pieces.

Splatoon

18K Aviators
18K Aviators
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 12,000
Rarity
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Abilities

The 18K Aviators come with Last-Ditch Effort as the primary ability, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Comeback, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. As a 3-star item, the 18K Aviators come with three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since they are made by the Rockenberg brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Run Speed Up and a lower chance of rolling Swim Speed Up to fill their secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 2

18K Aviators
18K Aviators
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 12,000
SplatNet 2
Cash 18,000
Rarity
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Abilities

The 18K Aviators come with Last-Ditch Effort as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Comeback, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. As a 3-star item, the 18K Aviators come with three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since they are made by the Rockenberg brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Run Speed Up and a lower chance of rolling Swim Speed Up to fill their secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 3

18K Aviators
18K Aviators
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 12,000
SplatNet 3
Cash 18,000
Rarity
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The 18K Aviators appeared in a Twitter post showcasing various shooter-class weapons on 2 May 2022.

Abilities

The 18K Aviators come with Last-Ditch Effort as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Comeback, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. The 18K Aviators may appear as a 0-star item with one additional slot for secondary abilities, a 1-star item with two additional slots for secondary abilities, or a 2-star item with three additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with a Super Sea Snail, or by purchasing additional copies of them from Naut Couture for 10,000 (first), 30,000 (second), 50,000 (third), 100,000 (fourth), or 200,000 (fifth) Cash per star. Increasing the star level to 1 or 2 stars will also add another secondary ability slot to the 18K Aviators. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by the 18K Aviators by a cumulative 3.333...% up to 10% additional experience at five-star level. Since they are made by the Rockenberg brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Run Speed Up and a lower chance of rolling Swim Speed Up to fill their secondary ability slots.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タレサン18K
Taresan 18K
Sauce Sunglasses 18K (karat)
Netherlands Dutch 18K aviatorbril 18K aviator glasses
Quebec French (NOA) Lunettes de soleil 18 ct 18 carat sunglasses
France French (NOE) Lunettes de soleil 18 carats 18 karat sunglasses
Germany German Sonnenbrille 18K Sunglasses 18K
Italy Italian Occhiali da sole 18K 18K sunglasses
Russia Russian Золотые «авиаторы»
Zolotye "aviatory"
Gold "aviators"
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Gafas aviador retro Retro aviator glasses
Spain Spanish (NOE) Gafas aviador oro Gold aviator glasses