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. Interestingly, they are the only glasses in Splatoon to have nose pieces.
The 18K Aviators come with Last-Ditch Effort as a main ability, which, being exclusive to the main slot of headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Opening Gambit, Tenacity, or Comeback. As a 3-star item, the 18K Aviators have 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.
- The "18K" in the name refers to 18-karat gold, suggesting that the gold-colored frames may be actual gold.
- At 12,000 cash, the 18K Aviators are the most expensive piece of gear with Last-Ditch Effort and most expensive piece of headgear in the game. They are tied with the Varsity Jacket and Blue Moto Boots for the most expensive gear overall.
A male Inkling wearing the 18K Aviators.
Another male Inkling wearing the 18K Aviators, wielding an Aerospray RG.
Another female Inkling wearing the 18K Aviators, holding an Inkbrush.
Official art of an Inkling wearing the 18K Aviators, holding a Heavy Splatling Deco.
Names in other languages
|Drooping Sunglasses 18K|
|Spanish (NOA)||Gafas aviador retro||Retro Aviator Glasses|
|Spanish (NOE)||Gafas aviador oro||Gold Aviator Glasses|
|French (NOA)||Lunettes de soleil 18 ct||18 Ct Sunglasses|
|French (NOE)||Lunettes de soleil 18 carats||18 Carat Sunglasses|
|German||Sonnenbrille 18K||Sunglasses 18K|
|Italian||Occhiali da sole 18K||18K Sunglasses|