Conch shell

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Not to be confused with festival shells.

Conch shells are an item in Splatoon 3. These shells are earned before a Splatfest begins and while it is taking place. The number of conch shells collected by each team impacts the final results.


Conch shells are earned during the Splatfest Sneak Peek and Main Event by joining a Splatfest team, then raising the player's catalog level via participating in online battles and working job shifts. Even if players cannot play during the Splatfest main event, they will help their team by gathering conch shells during the Sneak Peek.[1]


The number of conch shells collected by each Splatfest team during the Sneak Peek is a scoring category for the final results. Conch shells can be spent at the Shell-Out Machine for a chance to win tickets, chunks, cards, as well as Splashtag and locker room items.[1] Spent shells still count for a Splatfest team's score. All conch shells disappear after a Splatfest ends.


A few more Splatfest findings while we're here... The Sneak Peek begins as soon as the Splatfest is announced, and that means you can earn conch shells! Simply pick your team, then level up your catalog in battles. You'll get a conch shell for every catalog level you gain!

You can redeem conch shells at the Shell-Out Machine in the lobby for cool in-game stuff. And it doesn't pay to be a saver - unused conch shells go away when the Splatfest ends! We're told that another SRL employee once used the term "YOLO," and we think it applies here as well.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[2][3]

As part of the #Splatoon3 Splatfest celebrations, you'll earn conch shells by ink-reasing your catalog level after voting for your team.

Redeem them in the lobby for fresh rewards, but don't hang around - your shells will disappear once the Splatfest ends!

— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[4]



A conch is a common name of a number of different medium-to-large-sized sea snails.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホラガイ
Conch shell
Netherlands Dutch Prijsschelp Prize shell
CanadaFrance French Conque Conch
Germany German Tritonshorn Triton's trumpet
Italy Italian Conchiglia
Russia Russian Раковина
SpainMexico Spanish Caracola Conch
China Chinese 法螺
South Korea Korean 소라고둥
Translate logo.svg Internal TrumpetShell [5]