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The CQ-80 and CQ card.
Agent 8 using the CQ-80 to view the Deepsea Metro Map.

The CQ-80 is a device in the Octo Expansion, given to Agent 8 by the Telephone. It allows the player to select stations to travel to, as well as having other functions.


The CQ-80 can be used while standing in the Deepsea Metro by pressing . Doing this opens a menu where the player can select missions, view currently collected mem cakes, view chat logs from Marina's chat room, and change their in-game appearance. The player can also return to Inkopolis from here by pressing .

Deepsea Metro map

The first page allows players to view currently accessible lines and missions. Pressing or makes the map zoom in on the currently selected station, while also displaying information about said station, such as the name of the stations and the weapons available if the station contains a mission.

Mem cakes

Main article: Mem cake

The second page allows the player to view all collected mem cakes. Pressing lets the player take a closer look at the mem cake and read a small poem about it. While looking at a mem cake, the player can rotate the camera with and zoom in and out with .

Chat logs

Main article: Marina's chat room

The third page allows the player to view chat logs sent by Marina. These include conversations between Pearl, Marina, and Cap'n Cuttlefish. New chat logs are sent after Agent 8 completes certain numbers of missions; Marina will tell them when new logs are available.


The fourth and last page contains a single option that allows the player to change Agent 8's appearance.

CQ Points

The missions within the subway system each cost a certain amount of CQ Points to enter. CQ Points are obtained through C.Q. Cumber, by completing subway missions, by collecting Power Eggs, or by borrowing a loan from Pearl if the player runs out of Points. CQ Points are stored within the CQ Card. If the player runs out of CQ Points while in the middle of a level, a Game Over message will be shown instead of the usual Continue message.



  • The "CQ" part of the name may be a reference to the CQ call, a code used by radio operators, as well as a reference to C.Q. Cumber. The "80" part may be a reference to the number of missions in the Octo Expansion being 80, with the number 8 being a recurring theme in the Octo Expansion.
  • When using the CQ-80, Agent 8 moves their thumb on the control stick to reflect the player's inputs and also moves their head according to the placement of the cursor.
  • An employee model CQ-80 can be found lying on the ground beside the café near the entrance to the Deepsea Metro, along with two CQ cards.
  • The CQ-80 is used to project the credits of the Octo Expansion, where it is activated by Cap'n Cuttlefish.
  • When collecting a thang, Agent 8 uses the CQ-80 to take a selfie with the thang.
  • The CQ-80 is designed after the Shinkai 2000, a JAMSTEC research vessel of the same series as the one after which the Autobomb was designed.[1]

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese NAMACO端末
NAMACO tanmatsu
NAMACO Terminal[Note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Komco-apparaat Komco apparatus[Note 2]
CanadaFrance French Curbitron Gourd + -tron suffix for electronic devices[Note 3]
Germany German C-KOM C-Comm
The letter C is a homophone for the word see, "Sea"
Italy Italian Oloturminal 'Cumber terminal[Note 4]
Russia Russian Голотур-пейджер
Cucumb-pager[Note 5]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) PP-80 From pepino, "cucumber"
Spain Spanish (NOE) Pπ-nófono Cucumber-phone[Note 6]

CQ Card

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese NAMACOカード
NAMACO Card[Note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Komco-kaart Komco Card[Note 2]
CanadaFrance French Carte Curbit Gourd card[Note 3]
Germany German Cornichon-Karte Cornichon Card[Note 7]
Italy Italian Olotessera 'Cumber Card[Note 4]
Russia Russian Голотур-карточка
Cucumb-card[Note 5]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pase P.P. CQ Pass
Spain Spanish (NOE) Abono pepino Cucumber subscription

CQ Points

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese NAMACOポイント
NAMACO pointo
NAMACO Point[Note 1]

Translation notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Japan NAMACO, while sounding like a company name, is a homophone of ナマコ, "sea cucumber".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Netherlands Komco comes from from zeekomkommer, "Sea Cucumber", with the -co suffix of a company name.
  3. 3.0 3.1 France Curbit sounds like cucurbite, "a plant of the gourd family" which includes cucumbers. It is also the name of C.Q. Cumber.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Italy Olo comes from cetriolo, "cucumber" (also in the phrase cetriolo di mare, "sea cucumber").
  5. 5.0 5.1 Russia Голотур comes from голотурий, "holothurian", a member of the genus Holothuria which includes sea cucumbers.
  6. Spain Pπ-nófono is read as pepinófono, from "pepino", meaning "cucumber" (also in the phrase pepino de mar, "sea cucumber").
  7. Germany Cornichons are a type of pickled cucucmber. It is also the name of C.Q. Cumber.