Cephalo Pods

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The Cephalo Pods are headgear in the Splatoon series.
In Splatoon 3, they are a 1-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.

Splatoon 3

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

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.

Along with the Tri-Shred Tee and Force ReBoots, the Cephalo Pods is part of the starting outfit for new players.


The Cephalo Pods come with Ink Recovery Up as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch. As a 1-star item, the Cephalo Pods come with two additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with a Super Sea Snail, 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 also add another secondary ability slot to the Cephalo Pods. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by the Cephalo Pods by a cumulative 3.333...% up to 10% additional experience at five-star level. Since they are made by the Forge 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 slot.


This piece of gear was available in the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere.


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
Germany German Cephalo-Pods Cephalo Pods
Italy Italian Octocuffie rosse Red octophones
Russia Russian «Цефалоподы»