|“||All the coolest Inklings hang out at this mall. But watch out... the shopkeepers might not sell to you if you don't meet their high standards.||”|
The Booyah Base is a mall in Inkopolis Plaza, appearing in Splatoon and Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass. It is comprised of a variety of shops in which players can purchase the several types of gear available in the game.
- Main article: Ammo Knights
Ammo Knights is a weapon shop. It is run by Sheldon in Splatoon and by Shelly and Donny in Splatoon 3. It can be accessed from the Booyah Base. Players can purchase weapons here with in-game Cash in Splatoon or Sheldon Licenses in Splatoon 3. However, players have to be at least Level 2 to be allowed to buy weapons here. It also features a Test Range to experiment with potential purchases.
- For a list of purchasable items, see main weapons.
- Main article: Cooler Heads
Cooler Heads is a headgear shop run by Annie and Moe. It can be accessed from the Booyah Base. Players can purchase headgear here with in-game Cash. However, players have to be at least Level 4 to be allowed to buy headgear here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Cooler Heads.
- Main article: Jelly Fresh
Jelly Fresh is a clothing store run by Jelonzo. It can be accessed from the Booyah Base. Players can purchase clothing here with in-game Cash. However, players have to be at least Level 4 to be allowed to buy clothing here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Jelly Fresh.
- Main article: Shrimp Kicks
Shrimp Kicks is a shoe store. It is run by Crusty Sean in Splatoon and by Fred Crumbs in Splatoon 3. It can be accessed from the Booyah Base. Players can purchase shoes here with in-game Cash. However, players have to be at least Level 4 to be allowed to buy shoes here. Like all gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
- For a list of purchasable items, see Shrimp Kicks.
- Main article: Hotlantis
Hotlantis is a general store. It is run by Harmony and can be accessed in Splatoon 3 through the arcade machine. Players can purchase stickers, posters, and other decorations for their locker with in-game Cash. However, players have to be at least Level 4 to be allowed to buy decorations here. Like gear stores, the merchandise changes every day.
For a list of purchasable items, see Locker room.
Profiles and bios
|“||Upgrade your weapons for more splatter power. You'll take a three-weapon set into every battle, so choose wisely.||”|
|“||Get the freshest threads from the hottest brands here. Shopping tip: Merchandise changes every day, so check back often!||”|
|“||If you can put it on your head, you'll probably find it here. Shopping tip: You can see each item's main ability before you buy it by tapping the Ability Guide on the GamePad.||”|
|“||From hi-tops to work boots, this shoe shop has you covered. Shopping tip: You'll earn coins to spend in stores by playing online. The better you do, the more you can earn!||”|
- Main article: Music
In each shop, one of the four (or five in Splatoon 3) variations of DJ Lee Fish's song Lookin' Fresh can be heard.
The exterior of Ammo Knights
The Test Range
The exterior of Jelly Fresh
The exterior of Shrimp Kicks
Sunken Scroll 18, an advertisement for the Booyah Base
The logo and a shopping bag for Booyah Base, from The Art of Splatoon
- "Booyah Base" is a play on the word "bouillabaisse," a type of fish stew.
- It is also a play on "Shibuya", a ward of Tokyo, Japan, parts of which inspired Booyah Base and Inkopolis Plaza as a whole.
- "Ammo Knights" is a play on the word "ammonite," which is an extinct type of marine mollusk.
- "Jelly Fresh" is a play on the word jellyfish.
- The word "Ebisu" in Shrimp Kicks' Japanese name comes from that of the Japanese god of fishermen and luck, Ebisu.
- The three gear-selling shopkeepers all wear more than one of their gear type.
- The four versions of DJ Lee Fish's Lookin' Fresh played in Booyah Base reflect each store and its shopkeeper:
- Annie's has louder treble, i.e. vocals, and minimal percussion, giving it a weaker sound in that respect. This is a reflection of her shy, detached personality, as well as the fact that she sells gear for the top part of the buyer's body, hence the emphasis on the treble.
- Jelonzo's music is faded out except for the melody, the "center", because his gear goes on the middle part of the body. It also has many bubbly sound effects in the background, showing his bubbly and ecstatic personality as well as referencing his gelatinous species.
- Crusty Sean's has the bass turned all the way up and emphasizes percussion, because his gear corresponds to the lower part of the body. Furthermore, the heavy beat gives it a bouncy sound, reflecting his outgoing personality.
- Sheldon's music is more distant, showing his separation from the others as a weapons dealer. It also has static and other sounds reminiscent of a military radio, as a reference to his obsession with the military.
- According to a developers' interview, Booyah Base was built on the land upon which Sheldon's home (and weapons shop) stood. However, it was not Sheldon but his grandfather, Ammoses Shellendorf, who owned the land.
- According to Sunken Scroll 18, there is an "Ultra-Mega-Hyper Sale" at Booyah Base, but when it is on is not mentioned.
- Despite the Booyah! signal in Splatoon being replaced with Nice! in Europe and Oceania's English, the name of Booyah Base is the same.
Names in other languages
|From Bouillabaisse, and possibly Buya (or Shibuya) base|
|French||Galeries Lacrevette||From galeries ("shop gallery") and la crevette ("the shrimp"), a play on the word Galeries Lafayette which is a giant mall in Paris|
|German||Bouillabasar||From Bouillabaisse and Basar ("bazaar")|
|Italian||Centro Commerciale Calamarama||Calamarama Shopping Mall[a]|
|Spanish (NOA)||Galerías Besamel||Bechamel Galleries|
|Spanish (NOE)||Zona de tiendas||Store zone|
|Dragon King department store|
|Dragon King department store|
- ↑ Calamarama comes from Calamaro ("squid") and the suffix rama, which roughly translates to "with branches"