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Equipment is the combined form of weaponry and gear the player has on them. To equip an item is to hold it.

Info Screen

The Info Screen, known in Splatoon as the Gear(NA)[a] or Equipment(EU/OC)[b] screen, is a menu that displays the player's current information. It is located on the Wii U GamePad in Splatoon and on the menu's Status tab in Splatoon 2.

The Info Screen as seen in Splatoon 2

It includes the player's:

Splatoon's Gear Screen also provides a link to the Ability Guide.

Pressing Button1 Plus.png on Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png or any Nintendo Switch controller opens the equip screen.

The Equip Screen as seen in Splatoon 2. An inkling is wearing the Jet Cap, Black Baseball LS, and the Strapping Whites

Equip Screen

From the equip screen, the player can change their weapon or gear. Information about each item can be read by pressing Button1 X.png. When a weapon is highlighted, Button1 Y.png can be pressed to access the Shooting Range with that weapon. The player's Inkling can be rotated with Button1 RS.png.

Splatoon 2 introduced the ability for players to sort their gear based on a variety of factors by pressing Button1 LS.png. Gear can be sorted by recent use, brand, or ability, while weapons can be sorted by recent use, main weapon class, sub weapon, or special weapon.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese そうび
Netherlands Dutch Uitrusting Equipment


  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania