Eel-Cake Hat

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The Eel-Cake Hat is headgear in Splatoon 2.
It is a 3-star item produced by SquidForce SquidForce and comes with the primary ability S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn. It can be obtained by visiting the FrostyFest news article on the Nintendo Switch News application. It can also be purchased from S2 Icon SplatNet Gear Shop.png SplatNet Gear Shop for Cash 12,300.


The Eel-Cake Hat is a brimmed hat designed to look like a pink cake on a plate with white icing and multicolored eels sticking out of the top. Most of the eels are striped, but one is spotted. The cake portion is decorated with stars and shiny stones, and there are two words in multicolored Inkling letters on the front. The color of the hat's brim changes to match the wearer's ink.

Splatoon 2

Eel-Cake Hat

Eel-Cake Hat

S2 Icon Headgear.png
Brand SquidForce SquidForce
Ability S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn
SplatNet 2 Cash 12,300
Rarity Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png

How to obtain

  1. Open the Nintendo Switch News application and select the article about FrostyFest.
    • The article is titled Free download! Celebrate FrostyFest with this wintry in-game gear.
    • If the article is not visible, subscribe to Squid Research Lab Report (NA)[a] or Squid Research Lab Bulletin (EU)[b] and allow time for the news application to update with Splatoon-related news.
  2. Select the "Play Splatoon 2" button located at the bottom of the article to start Splatoon 2.
  3. Open the box that appears in the middle of Inkopolis Square.

If this does not work, start over at step 1, or view the video demonstration below.


The Eel-Cake Hat comes with S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn as a main ability. As a 3-star item, the Eel-Cake Hat has three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since it is made by the SquidForce SquidForce brand, it has a higher chance of rolling S2 Ability Ink Resistance Up.png Ink Resistance Up and a lower chance of rolling S2 Ability Ink Saver (Main).png Ink Saver (Main) to fill its secondary ability slots.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ハッピーチンアナゴハット
Happī Chin-Anago Hatto
Happy Spotted Garden Eel Hat
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Palingtaarthoed Eel-Cake Hat
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Sombrero anguilas festivas


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  2. Europe

Headgear in Splatoon 2