Black Polo

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The Black Polo is a piece of clothing in the Splatoon series.
In Splatoon, it is a 1-star item produced by Zekko and comes with the primary ability Recon. It can be purchased from Jelly Fresh for Cash 500.
In Splatoon 2, it is a 1-star item produced by Zekko and comes with the primary ability Ninja Squid. It can be purchased from Ye Olde Cloth Shoppe for Cash 500 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 1,250.
In Splatoon 3, it is a 1-star item produced by Zekko and comes with the primary ability Ninja Squid. It can be purchased from Man-o'-Wardrobe for Cash 500 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 1,250.

Appearance

The Black Polo, as its name suggests, is a polo collar shirt that has a jet black color to it. Being made by Zekko, the shirt features a small tag sewed onto the bottom left of the shirt, and near the chest area, a white strip with Zekko written in red Inkling letters is featured. The sleeves of the shirt, as well as the collars, feature white stripes near the bottom parts of them.

Splatoon

Black Polo
Black Polo
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 500
Rarity
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Abilities

The Black Polo comes with Recon as the primary ability, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Clothing, prevents the wearer from also having Cold-Blooded, Haunt, or Ninja Squid. As a 1-star item, the Black Polo 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 Zekko brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Saver and a lower chance of rolling Special Charge Up to fill its secondary ability slot.

Splatoon 2

Black Polo
Black Polo
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 500
SplatNet 2
Cash 1,500
Rarity
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Abilities

The Black Polo comes with Ninja Squid as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Clothing, prevents the wearer from also having Ability Doubler, Haunt, Respawn Punisher, or Thermal Ink. As a 1-star item, the Black Polo 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 Zekko brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Saver and a lower chance of rolling Special Charge Up to fill its secondary ability slot.

Splatoon 3

Black Polo
Black Polo
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 500
SplatNet 3
Cash 1,500
Rarity
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The Black Polo appears in a promotional image for Splatoon 3.

Abilities

The Black Polo comes with Ninja Squid as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Clothing, prevents the wearer from also having Ability Doubler, Haunt, Respawn Punisher, or Thermal Ink. As a 1-star item, the Black Polo comes with two additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with a Super Sea Snail, or by purchasing additional copies of it from Man-o'-Wardrobe 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 Black Polo. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by the Black Polo by a cumulative 3.333...% up to 10% additional experience at five-star level. Since it is made by the Zekko brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Saver and a lower chance of rolling Special Charge Up to fill its secondary ability slot.

Trivia

  • The Black Polo is the cheapest piece of gear with Recon in Splatoon. It is tied with the Herbivore Tee for cheapest purchasable gear with Ninja Squid in Splatoon 2.
  • The Black Polo had been in the game's data files since its original release and had been shown in several pre-release screenshots, but was not made available until Version 2.3.0.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ピンポンポロ
Pin Pon Poro
Ping Pong Polo
Netherlands Dutch Zwarte polo Black polo
Quebec French (NOA) Polo noir Black polo
France French (NOE) Polo noir Ezko Black polo Zekko[note 1]
Germany German Schwarzes Polohemd Black polo shirt
Italy Italian Polo nera Black polo
Russia Russian Черное поло
Chernoye polo
Black polo
Spain Spanish (NOE) Polo negro Black polo

Translation notes

  1. "Ezko" is the French name for Zekko