Black Seahorses

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The Black Seahorses are a pair of shoes in the Splatoon series.

In Splatoon, they are a 2-star item produced by Zink and come with the primary ability Swim Speed Up. They can be purchased from Shrimp Kicks for Cash 2,000.

In Splatoon 2, they are a 2-star item produced by Zink and come with the primary ability Swim Speed Up. They can be purchased from Shella Fresh for Cash 2,000 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 4,000.

In Splatoon 3, they are a 1-star item produced by Zink and come with the primary ability Swim Speed Up. They can be purchased from Crush Station for Cash 2,000 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 4,000.

Appearance

The Black Seahorses are a pair of black sneakers with white soles and the arrow from the Zink logo, also in white, on both sides. On the tongue is the full Zink logo in black and white. There is also a small section of white just above each heel.

Splatoon

Black Seahorses
Black Seahorses
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 2,000
Star count
Added in
Initial Release (1.0.0)

Abilities

The Black Seahorses come with Swim Speed Up as the primary ability. As a 2-star item, the Black Seahorses come with two additional slots 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 they are made by the Zink gear brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Quick Super Jump and a lower chance of rolling Quick Respawn to fill their secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 2

Black Seahorses
Black Seahorses
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 2,000
SplatNet 2
Cash 4,000
Star count
Added in

Abilities

The Black Seahorses come with Swim Speed Up as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 2, they come with any other primary ability normally available to Shoes. As a 2-star item, the Black Seahorses come with two additional slots for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail for each slot. Since they are made by the Zink gear brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Quick Super Jump and a lower chance of rolling Quick Respawn to fill their secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 3

Black Seahorses
Black Seahorses
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 2,000
SplatNet 3
Cash 4,000
Star power
Added in

The Black Seahorses can be seen in the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass trailer. They can be seen being sold in Shrimp Kicks.

Abilities

The Black Seahorses come with Swim Speed Up as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 3, they come with any other primary ability normally available to Shoes. As a 1-star item, the Black Seahorses come with two additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with Super Sea Snails for 1 (first), 1 (second), 5 (third), 10 (fourth), or 20 (fifth) Super Sea Snails per star, or by purchasing additional copies of them from Crush Station 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 2 stars will add another secondary ability slot for a total of three slots. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by a cumulative 3.333…% up to 10% additional experience at 5-star level. Since they are made by the Zink gear brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Quick Super Jump and a lower chance of rolling Quick Respawn to fill their secondary ability slot.

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Trivia

  • The Black Seahorses' Japanese name, "Seahorse Black Leather", suggests that they are made of leather. However, the other Seahorses do not have "leather" in their Japanese name, only their color.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シーホース ブラックレザー
shīhōsu burakku rezā
Seahorse Black Leather
Netherlands Dutch Zwarte sneakers Black sneakers
CanadaFrance French Hippo noires Seahorses black[a]
Germany German Schwarze Low-Top-Sneaker Black Low-Top Sneakers
Italy Italian Runner bianconere Blackwhite Runners
Russia Russian Черные кроссы
Chernye krossy
Black sneakers[b]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Hipocampo negros Hippocampus black
Spain Spanish (NOE) Hipocampo negra Hippocampus black
China Chinese (Simplified) 海马鞋 黑色皮革
hǎimǎ xié hēisè pígé (Mandarin)
Seahorse Shoes Black Leather
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 海馬鞋 黑色皮革
hǎimǎ xié hēisè pígé (Mandarin)
Seahorse Shoes Black Leather
South Korea Korean 블랙 레더 시 호스
beulraek redeo si hoseu
Black Leather Seahorse

Translation notes

  1. Hippo is an abbreviation for hippocampe ("seahorse").
  2. "Кроссы" is a shortened word "кроссовки", which is being used as slang by youngsters.

See also