|“||Ok, Pearl. Now check out what happens when you set this color chip into that Palette.||”|
Different color chips apply different abilities to Agent 8 and the Pearl Drone when placed inside a Palette. They can grant gear-like abilities like Run Speed Up, unique abilities like higher Ink Damage and additions to the Pearl Drone's attacks like the use of a Splat Bomb. Depending on how many color chips of the same type are placed inside a Palette, abilities get amplified further, allowing players flexibility in strengthening their character.
List of color chips
Note: The information listed is subject to change as references are limited to trailer footage and Side Order is still in development. Names in italics are named by color or translated from Japanese until the English names get confirmed.
|Tone||Ability||Description||Base stat||Stat increase or decrease per color chips|
|Splash Damage||Increases damage dealt by explosives.||N/A||N/A||160%||190%||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Main Firing Rate||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Support||Ink Saver (Main)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mobility||Swim Speed Up||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Run Speed Up||Increases movement speed in Inkling or Octoling form.||N/A||N/A||131%||140%||N/A||N/A|
|Turquoise Category||Drone Splat Bomb||Allows the Pearl Drone to use Splat Bombs. Multiple copies slightly reduce the required gauge.||N/A||180p||160p||N/A||N/A|
|“||Here (wherever "here" is in Side Order) you can see a color chip being placed into a Palette device to give Agent 8 an edge in combat. Color chips can do all kinds of things for you, like boosting your damage, widening your area of effect, quickening your steps, and more.
The SRL Color Guard recommends factoring in which color chip is on offer before selecting a floor layout. It's up to each player to decide the best way to develop your Palette over time. The Color Guard likes green, but you do you.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
Names in other languages
sècǎi jīngpiàn (Mandarin)
sik1 coi2 zing1 pin2 (Cantonese)