Basic Tee

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The Basic Tee is a piece of clothing in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
In Splatoon, it is a 1-star item produced by SquidForce and comes with the primary ability Quick Respawn. It is available as starting gear.
In Splatoon 2, it is a 1-star item produced by SquidForce and comes with the primary ability Quick Respawn. It is available as starting gear. It can also be purchased from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 750.

Appearance

In general, the Basic Tee is yellow short-sleeved T-shirt with some dark yellow Inkling letters and a pin bearing the a green and yellow cartoon squid (which is referred to as "Jr. Mark" when viewed as a mem cake) on the front. On the back is the same Jr. Mark symbol in dark yellow with white eyes and a different white Inkling text displayed below it.

The Splatoon version's Inkling text on the front has an angular design, the pin is white and located on the wearer's upper left bosom, and the hem has a purple tag bearing the SquidForce's X-esque logo.

The Splatoon 2 version has a different Inkling text on the front which is more rounded than the previous design, the pin is purple and located on the wearer's lower right bosom, the hem has a triangular yellow tag bearing a triangular logo (likely an alternate SquidForce logo), and the aforementioned triangular logo can also be seen on the back of the tee between the Jr. Mark symbol and white Inkling text. This version of the tee also has both the eyes of the Jr. Mark symbol and the Inkling text on the back glow in the dark.

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Abilities

The Basic Tee comes with Quick Respawn as the primary ability. As a 1-star item, the Basic Tee comes with one additional slot for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail or 30,000 cash for each slot. Since it is made by the SquidForce brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Damage Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) to fill its secondary ability slot.

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Abilities

The Basic Tee comes with Quick Respawn as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch. As a 1-star item, the Basic Tee comes with one additional slot for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail for each slot. Since it is made by the SquidForce brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Ink Resistance Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) to fill its secondary ability slot.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • The design on the Splatoon version of the Basic Tee loosely resembles the Japanese word for "squid" (いか) in hiragana, while the Splatoon 2 version resembles the same word (イカ) written in katakana. Both versions have letters that resemble the English word "squid" on the back.
    • The Black Tee and White Tee bear the same design as the Basic Tee in Splatoon. Unlike the Basic Tee, however, their appearances remain unchanged in Splatoon 2.
  • The Jr. Mark symbol seen on the pin and back side of both versions of the Basic Tee is a reference to the Japanese Shoshinsha mark, a symbol representing beginners. This is likely a reference to the fact that the Basic Tee is the first piece of clothing received in the game.
  • Based on its SplatNet 2 price, it can be deduced that the normal price of the Basic Tee would be Cash 300 if it were purchasable from Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe rather than being a part of the starting gear.
  • As of Version 2.0.0 of Splatoon 2, the Basic Tee and the rest of the starting gear are the only pieces of gear that cannot have their original abilities restored if purchased through SplatNet 2, unless if ordered from another player through Murch.
  • The Splatoon version of the Basic Tee can be seen under the SRL Coat in Splatoon 2.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese わかばイカT
Wakaba Ika T
Fresh Leaves Squid Tee (Wakaba is a symbol referring to beginners)
Netherlands Dutch T-shirt T-shirt
Canada French (NOA) T-shirt de base Basic T-shirt
France French (NOE) T-shirt basique Basic T-Shirt
Germany German Alltagsshirt Everyday Shirt
Italy Italian T-shirt recluta Recruit T-shirt
Russia Russian Обычная майка
Obychnaya mayka
Regular T-shirt
Spain Spanish Camiseta básica Basic tee

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