Cephalo Pods

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The Cephalo Pods are headgear in the Splatoon series.

They are a 0-star item produced by Forge and come with the primary ability Ink Recovery Up. They can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 1,980 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 4,950.


The Cephalo Pods are two black triangle pieces on the character's ears that are attached by a black wire which goes behind the character's head. On the side of the right earbud is a small light that matches the wearer's ink color. They are similar in appearance to bone conduction headphones.

Splatoon 3

Cephalo Pods
Cephalo Pods
Cash 1,980
SplatNet 3
Cash 4,950
Star power

The Cephalo Pods were first revealed in the new years short clip on 1 January 2022. Its name was revealed in the Splatoon 3 Direct.


The Cephalo Pods come with Ink Recovery 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 Headgear. As a 0-star item, the Cephalo Pods come with one additional slot 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 Naut Couture 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 add a secondary ability slot per level, up to a maximum 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 Forge gear brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Special Power Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Sub) to fill their secondary ability slots.




Pun on cephalopods, the type of mollusk that squid and octopuses belong to, and EarPods or AirPods, which are wired and wireless headphones produced by Apple, respectively.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 甲伝導エンペラEP
Kōdendō Enpera EP
Cuttlebone Conduction Squid Fins EP
Netherlands Dutch Zeeoorheadset Abalone headset
CanadaFrance French Écouteurs sonar Sonar earphones
Germany German Cephalo-Pods Cephalo Pods
Italy Italian Cefalocuffie in-ear -
Russia Russian «Цефалоподы»
SpainMexico Spanish Auriculares acorazados Armored headphones
China Chinese (Simplified) 骨传导鳍挂式耳机EP
gǔ chuándǎo qí guà shì ěrjī EP (Mandarin)
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 骨傳導鰭掛式耳機EP
gǔ chuándǎo qí guà shì ěrjī EP (Mandarin)
South Korea Korean 갑전도 오징어 귀 EP
gabjeondo ojing-eo gwi EP

See also