Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook

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Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook

Artwork of Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook from Splatoon 3. From left to right: Marina, Vinny Mack, Pearl, Garris, and John Goose.
Species Inkling (Pearl)
Octoling (Marina)
Octopus (Garris)
Mackerel (Vinny Mack)
Anglerfish (John Goose)
Hair color
Eye color
Gender 2 female; 3 unknown
Maximum HP
Members (Non-virtual)
Other forms

Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook is a five-person rock band in Splatoon 3. It consists of a collaboration between Pearl and Marina of Off the Hook and the three musicians that make up the band Damp Socks.


Fictional Band Song Name Audio
Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Candy-Coated Rocks
Tentacle to the Metal


Damp Socks

Described as a rising rock band with an "upbeat melancholy" style, Damp Socks is comprised of three young members that provide most of the band's instrumentation. Garris is an octopus on the drums, Vinny Mack is a mackerel who plays guitar, and John Goose is an anglerfish on bass.[1]

Off the Hook

Main article: Off the Hook

Pearl and Marina provide vocals for the band under their pop idol duo name Off the Hook. According to Sunken Scroll 22 in Splatoon 3, while on world tour, Off the Hook discovered Damp Socks online and joined them as a side project. In this band's songs, Pearl notably does not rap as she usually does, instead singing alongside or in response to Marina, whose vocals retain her usual style. Marina also serves as the band's pianist.


While out on their world tour, hit pop duo Off the Hook reeled in some salty new talent to form Damp Socks. With their fresh, driving tempos and subtle shifts in tone, these unnamed youths synergize perfectly with Pearl and Marina's passionate vocals.
— Splatoon Base[1]
Pearl started out just wanting to produce, until she realized: "I can't sit back and watch this band. I gotta be in it!" The new collab seems to have brought out her mentoring side—she's been doling out more vocals to Marina than usual and trusting the young talent to shine on their own without telling them what to do.
— Splatoon Base



  • Despite the band's name being changed to Damp Socks in international versions, the NQSK-BVOTH poster's name still uses an acronym for "Busy Vacation", with only Off the Hook's acronym being translated.


Vinny Mack's first name likely comes from vinegar, as a reference to their Japanese name "Kizushi", which refers to a vinegar-seasoned raw mackerel dish.

John Goose's first name is a reference to Melanocetus johnsonii, the humpback anglerfish's scientific name, while the last name come from the goosefish family.

Garris' name may reference Octopus vulgaris, the scientific name for the common octopus.

Names in other languages

See also: Off the Hook#Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ビジー・バケーション feat. テンタクルズ
Bijī Bakēshon feat. Tentakuruzu
Busy Vacation feat. Off the Hook
Netherlands Dutch Damp Socks feat. Tentacool Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Canada French (NOA) Damp Socks avec Tentacool Damp Socks with Off the Hook
France French (NOE) Damp Socks feat. Tenta-Cool Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Germany German Damp Socks feat. TentaCool Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Italy Italian Damp Socks feat. Tenta Cool Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Russia Russian Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook Same as English
SpainMexico Spanish Damp Socks con Cefalopop Damp Socks with Off the Hook
China Chinese (Simplified) Damp Socks feat. 腕儿姐妹
Damp Socks feat. Wàn ér jiěmèi
Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) Damp Socks feat. 腕兒姐妹
Damp Socks feat. Wàn ér jiěmèi
Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
South Korea Korean Damp Socks feat. 텐타클즈
Damp Socks feat. Tentakeuljeu
Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook

Vinny Mack
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キズシ
From きずし kizushi, a raw mackerel-based dish usually seasoned with vinegar.

John Goose
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アンドウヨウジ

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 明石さん
Possibly from 赤 aka, red, referring to their color.