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Various mem cakes.

Mem cakes are collectables in the Octo Expansion.

Mem cakes are small items modeled after objects and characters from the world of Splatoon.[1] They are said to be physical manifestations of Agent 8's lost memories and are obtained as rewards for completing stages. They are categorized by the stations that dwell in the lines. The mem cakes and their descriptions can be viewed from the CQ-80.

Gameplay

Collecting all the mem cakes of a particular set will net players gear from Iso Padre to use in multiplayer after clearing the Octo Expansion. Collecting them all will get 30,000 CQ Points.

Using the "Ask for Help" option if a test proves too difficult rewards the player a mem cake, but it is grayed out. The text appears in Marina's ink color, its name becomes "Hazy Memory" with Marina's symbol beside the name, and the poem is replaced with "Your guess is as good as mine." It remains this way until the player clears the test for real. This does not, however, prevent the player from either getting gear from Iso Padre or unlocking playable Octolings.

List of mem cakes

Line A series (Inklings)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Inkling Squid.png

Inkling Squid

At last we meet, my so-called foe.

But is our fate to spray this hate?

Perhaps we'll learn in depths below...

Location:

A02 Far-Out Station

Main article:
Inkling

S2 Mem Cake Inkling Girl (Pink).png

Inkling Girl (Pink)

With tresses pink and eyes a blank,

A smile so faint, it hides your feint,

You slip on past—outfoxed! Outflanked!

Location:

A04 Roll Out Station

S2 Mem Cake Inkling Girl (Orange).png

Inkling Girl (Orange)

You paint the turf with graceful strokes.

With watchful eye, I breathe a sigh.

From sniper's perch, I go for broke.

Location:

A05 Fake Plastic Station

S2 Mem Cake Inkling Boy (Green).png

Inkling Boy (Green)

The rolling column splatters all.

A stray shot shakes the trees awake.

The summer turns, here comes the fall.

Location:

A06 Bounce with Me Station

S2 Mem Cake Inkling Boy (Blue).png

Inkling Boy (Blue)

You gaze seaward with azure hope.

Between each blink you calmly think,

As when you use a Splatterscope.

Location:

A07 Maverick Station

Line B series (Octarians)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Octarian.png

Octarian

The world I knew seems like a trap.

I'm drawn now to the strange and new.

Would my old friends think me a sap?

Location:

B01A03 Wassup 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Octotrooper

S2 Mem Cake Twintacle Octotrooper.png

Twintacle Octotrooper

The fat and heavy locks hang low

They frame your face above a base

Of stumpy leg and pigeon toe.

Location:

B03 Spin Docto Station

Main article:
Twintacle Octotrooper

S2 Mem Cake Octocopter.png

Octocopter

A hilltop picnic, friends and fruit.

Your whirling blades provide us shade.

I raise a hand in mock salute.

Location:

B04 Rad Ride Station

Main article:
Octocopter

S2 Mem Cake Octobomber.png

Octobomber

Destroy your troubles—bombs away!

A tempting thought: bring all to naught.

No wonder your friends tend to stray.

Location:

B06 Notorious Station

Main article:
Octobomber

S2 Mem Cake Tentakook.png

Tentakook

You face away, thinking me blind,

Like I don't know what you won't show.

Your love is still clear from behind.

Location:

B07 Fly 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Tentakook

S2 Mem Cake Octopod.png

Octopod

So principled you might explode,

But when you burst, who's really cursed?

Your loved ones have to bear that load.

Location:

B11 Tubular 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Octopod

S2 Mem Cake Octostamp.png

Octostamp

It seems to you a sly attack,

But for your pains you make no gains.

You only get shot in the back.

Location:

B12 Brute Rollup Station

Main article:
Octostamp

S2 Mem Cake Octozeppelin.png

Octozeppelin

How loftily you float on high,

Suspended there in starry air

As you drip purple passing by.

Location:

B13 Phat Splatz Station

Main article:
Octozeppelin

S2 Mem Cake Tentacle.png

Tentacle

How desolate this star-marked limb.

Is what awaits me this same fate?

I must not dwell; it's much too grim.

Location:

B14 Breakdance Station

S2 Mem Cake Octoling.png

Octoling

Though parted by the ocean deep,

My oldest friend, we meet again.

I touch your face; you rouse from sleep.

Location:

B16 Pop Rock Station

Main article:
Enemy Octoling

Line C series (Salmonids)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Chum.png

Chum

You overwhelm with crowds and throngs.

At every turn, you writhe and churn.

Why can't we simply get along?

Location:

C02 Shrinky Ink Station

Main article:
Chum

S2 Mem Cake Flyfish.png

Flyfish

Now nights grow long; summer abates.

The tides recede as squids stampede.

With fireworks, we celebrate.

Location:

C03A08 Bumpin' 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Flyfish

S2 Mem Cake Scrapper.png

Scrapper

Your motor whines; the ocean roars.

No ink can halt your firm assault.

Let these invaders know the score.

Location:

C04 Move It Move It Station

Main article:
Scrapper

S2 Mem Cake Stinger.png

Stinger

When problems stack too tall to see,

Just chip away and, day by day,

You'll grow to live a life carefree.

Location:

C06 Bust 'n' Move Station

Main article:
Stinger

S2 Mem Cake Steelhead.png

Steelhead

Where love could blossom, spite congeals.

Faced with these thieves, I aim and heave

A cluster bomb right in the feels.

Location:

C07 Totally 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Steelhead

S2 Mem Cake Steel Eel.png

Steel Eel

The hunt leads down a winding path.

Tightly coiled and well-oiled,

These dirty squids could use a bath.

Location:

C08 Right Round Station

Main article:
Steel Eel

S2 Mem Cake Maws.png

Maws

Erupting eel glimpses the sky.

Its eyelids squint against the glint

Of sun unseen by creatures shy

Location:

C09 Bodacious 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Maws

S2 Mem Cake Drizzler.png

Drizzler

A sudden drizzle bars my way.

It's no hour for this shower,

But light rain won't ruin my day.

Location:

C10 McFly Station

Main article:
Drizzler

S2 Mem Cake Goldie.png

Goldie

Each glittered scale shines so bright.

You're my last ditch to strike it rich

And tilt my bank balance aright.

Location:

C11 Abracadabra Station

Main article:
Goldie

Line D series (battle)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Spawn Point.png

Spawn Point

Finality's not what it seems.

When your end comes, rise up and run.

Don't let defeat dissolve your dreams.

Location:

D01B15 Ink from Above Station

Main article:
Spawn point

S2 Mem Cake Tower.png

Tower

I topple from the tower ledge

And choke back tears to see the gears

Eliminate our hard-won edge.

Location:

D02 One-Shot Station

S2 Mem Cake Rainmaker.png

Rainmaker

We're torn apart so many times;

I must be bold and keep my hold

To make their team pay for their crimes.

Location:

D04 Mad Props Station

Main article:
Rainmaker (weapon)

S2 Mem Cake Power Clam.png

Power Clam

When four are one, they make a team.

But one from ten? Uhh, come again?

It's like some kind of fever dream.

Location:

D05 All That 8-Ball Station

S2 Mem Cake Bumper.png

Bumper

You teach the virtues of the still,

And yet I spurned the lesson learned.

My problem is I have no chill.

Location:

D06C01 Radical Rails Station

Main article:
Bumper

S2 Mem Cake Squid Bumper.png

Squid Bumper

Another squid? I'm gonna hurl.

It's just litter! Please consider

How we Octolings see the world.

Location:

D07 Targetbuster Station

Main article:
Squid Bumper

S2 Mem Cake Balloon.png

Balloon

Oblivious, adrift, and round,

You hold inside a tempting prize.

Who doesn't love that popping sound?

Location:

D09 - Goose Station

Main article:
Balloon

S2 Mem Cake Tree.png

Tree

To plant a tree's its own reward

After you're gone, it will grow on

In memory, initials scarred.

Location:

D10 Labyrinth Station

Line E series (weapons)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Splattershot.png

Splattershot

The polished nozzle gleams and shines.

Unblemished gun reflects the sun.

A good day's match; victory's mine.

Location:

E03 Don't Ralph Station

Main article:
Splattershot

S2 Mem Cake Splat Roller.png

Splat Roller

I shake the squeegee to and fro.

As I do laps my color saps;

A fair trade for a mighty blow.

Location:

E04 Heinous 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Splat Roller

S2 Mem Cake Splat Bomb.png

Splat Bomb

Closer to pyramids than spheres—

Let fly the bombs! A sigh, then calm.

A pillow stained with ink—or tears.

Location:

E05 Hypercolor Station

Main article:
Splat Bomb

S2 Mem Cake Burst Bomb.png

Burst Bomb

Not everyone can be a scourge

In tense combat. I toss this splat,

A monument to my last surge.

Location:

E06 Swass 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Burst Bomb

S2 Mem Cake Suction Bomb.png

Suction Bomb

Though it flies errant or amiss,

Should its sly arc hit near the mark,

Your fate is sealed with its kiss.

Location:

E08 Da Bomb Station

Main article:
Suction Bomb

S2 Mem Cake Curling Bomb.png

Curling Bomb

No stealth or guile, not for you.

You pave the way as plain as day,

Foreshadowing imminent spew.

Location:

E09 Squee-G Funk Station

Main article:
Curling Bomb

S2 Mem Cake Autobomb.png

Autobomb

Its friendly face, its easy stride—

That's all a front. Let me be blunt;

It leaves you with nowhere to hide.

Location:

E10 Cratebuster Station

Main article:
Autobomb

S2 Mem Cake Toxic Mist.png

Toxic Mist

The sickly sweet aroma spreads.

Its stagnant arms bring only harm,

Along with sluggish, looming dread.

Location:

E11 Bodacious Rotation Station

Main article:
Toxic Mist

Line F series (characters)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Pearl.png

Pearl

"I rule," you said, "It's in my blood.

Don't step to me — ESPECIALLY

If you can't hang with my best bud."

Location:

F01E12 Drop the Bass Station

Main article:
Pearl

S2 Mem Cake Marina.png

Marina

They told me you had gone to ground,

And your rad groove was concrete proof

That you made it safe and sound.

Location:

F02 Slow Ride Station

Main article:
Marina

S2 Mem Cake Flow.png

Flow

Two friends who never are apart:

One's always cool, the other stews.

I love them both with all my heart.

Location:

F03 Pop Star Station

Main article:
Flow

S2 Mem Cake Jelfonzo.png

Jelfonzo

I watch your tendrils undulate

A blue bouquet that twirls and sways,

As central mass swells and deflates.

Location:

F04C05 Stamped-Up Station

Main article:
Jelfonzo

S2 Mem Cake Sheldon.png

Sheldon

Hmm, Slosher? Inkbrush? Curling Bomb?

I'd gladly browse for hours and hours

Your gushing ramble brings me calm.

Location:

F05 Popalicious Station

Main article:
Sheldon

S2 Mem Cake Bisk.png

Bisk

Black, bulging eyes stare far inside.

What does he see deep within me?

From his sharp gaze, no one can hide.

Location:

F06 Duh-Oh Station

Main article:
Bisk

S2 Mem Cake Crusty Sean.png

Crusty Sean

How long must I wait in his line?

Such tragic lack of Crusty snack...

I'm almost there! It will be mine!

Location:

F07C12 Matchmaker Station

Main article:
Crusty Sean

S2 Mem Cake Murch.png

Murch

Behind his dour, one-eyed stare,

Our urchin friend conceals a yen

For making the most out of gear.

Location:

F08 Jump Station

Main article:
Murch

S2 Mem Cake Judd & Li'l Judd.png

Judd & Li'l Judd

A patch of sun? A fresh-caught fish?

No bribe will swerve your eye for turf,

However desperately we wish.

Location:

F09 Bring It Station

Main article:
Judd
Li'l Judd

S2 Mem Cake Mr. Grizz.png

Mr. Grizz

Oh, what I'd give to be employed!

Better, I'd say, to work for pay

Than ride this subway through the void.

Location:

F10 Cubular Station

Main article:
Mr. Grizz

Line G series (brands)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Tentatek.png

Tentatek

Our sweat dripping from every pore.

The harsh, hot sun won't stop this run.

We grit our teeth and ask for more.

Location:

G02 Hasta La Vista Station

Main article:
Tentatek

S2 Mem Cake Zekko.png

Zekko

I hate the sea but love the breeze.

The sandy shore I will endure

Just for that brisk, zephyrous tease.

Location:

G03 House Party Station

Main article:
Zekko

S2 Mem Cake Skalop.png

Skalop

A Skalop brand atop your crown

Will turn some heads but really shreds

When it is simply turned around.

Location:

G04B10 Ink 'n' Slide Station

Main article:
Skalop

S2 Mem Cake SquidForce.png

SquidForce

Squids often wear this as they strike

With bomb and brush. It's quite a rush.

I wish I could know what that was like...

Location:

G05 Bustalicious Station

Main article:
SquidForce

S2 Mem Cake Firefin.png

Firefin

Your 'tude is righteous, as you say.

Is your science as defiant?

Prove that your battle rhymes can slay.

Location:

G06A01 Gnarly Rails Station

Main article:
Firefin

S2 Mem Cake Zink.png

Zink

I see you standing in the rain.

Within a storm—forever warm.

Powerful as a hurricane.

Location:

G08 Freakazoid Station

Main article:
Zink

S2 Mem Cake Inkline.png

Inkline

Put down the phone go shelve your book.

Get ready, champ—it's time to camp!

We'll share a drink right from the brook!

Location:

G09B05 Wack 8-Ball Station

Main article:
Inkline

S2 Mem Cake Toni Kensa.png

Toni Kensa

Constructed of glass and concrete,

A city stays in dull, drab grays

Till we splash color on its streets.

Location:

G10E07 Iceman Station

Main article:
Toni Kensa

Line H series (symbols)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Jr. Mark.png

Jr. Mark

Mistakes of youth teach us a lot.

We skate too fast and have a blast

And learn quickly not to get caught.

Location:

H01D03 Slap Bracelet Station

S2 Mem Cake "Slow Your Roll" Mole.png

"Slow Your Roll" Mole

"When going through here, play it cool!"

Or get a clue and don't go through!

I won't bend on this! Them's the rules!

Location:

H02 Ballercise Station

S2 Mem Cake iShipIt Logo.png

iShipIt Logo

I pack my feelings in a box:

A parcel stuffed with hope and love

And trimmed with stamps unorthodox.

Location:

H03 Sweet Ride Station

Main article:
iShipIt

S2 Mem Cake Familiar Graffiti.png

Familiar Graffiti

I've seen this, but I'm not aware

Just what the splat I'm looking at!

Is it a frog or a brown bear?

Location:

H04 Shooter McStation

S2 Mem Cake Li'l Max.png

Li'l Max

How I admire Li'l Max!

The highest rank to be so swank

That my rivals have heart attacks.

Location:

H05 Ink It Station

Main article:
Li'l Max

Line I series (Octo Canyon)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake Marie.png

Marie

The tides go out and take the light.

How will I greet you when we meet?

It keeps me up on inkstained nights.

Location:

I01G01 Toastmaster Station

Main article:
Marie

S2 Mem Cake Callie.png

Callie

Your song inspired a blush of love.

It gave my heart a fresh new start.

Now I ascend to shores above.

Location:

I02 Dinky Ink Station

Main article:
Callie

S2 Mem Cake DJ Octavio.png

DJ Octavio

I leave without ceremony.

Don't be too sore I wanted more.

My sincerest apology.

Location:

I03E01 No Whammy Station

Main article:
DJ Octavio

S2 Mem Cake Sardinium.png

Sardinium

When I get my hands on these fish

I might exchange them on the range,

Except that they look so delish...

Location:

I04 Can't Touch This Station

Main article:
Sardinium

S2 Mem Cake Sunken Scroll.png

Sunken Scroll

A mystery rolled up and bound—

Oh, what's the use? It's too obtuse.

I'll dump it in the lost and found.

Location:

I05B08 Righteous Rails Station

Main article:
Sunken Scroll

S2 Mem Cake Key.png

Key

Beneath a summer sky I walk,

Through valley, plain, and back again,

Dreaming of what you might unlock.

Location:

I06 All Eyez Station

Main article:
Key

S2 Mem Cake Mini Zapfish.png

Mini Zapfish

The rhythm etched in little jolts

Those idols sing and put a spring

In my steps as I crank the volts.

Location:

I07G07 Ride with Me Station

S2 Mem Cake Zapfish.png

Zapfish

Encased in a sturdy sphere of glass.

It breaks my heart to see you caught

With whiskers trembling as I pass.

Location:

I08 Radio Station

Main article:
Zapfish

S2 Mem Cake Power Egg.png

Power Egg

Though slick with slime, I keep my grip.

The chill seeps through my gift from you.

I mustn't let this cargo slip.

Location:

I09B02 Poppin' Fresh Station

Main article:
Power Egg

Line J series (gear)

Item Poem Notes
S2 Mem Cake White Tee.png

White Tee

I don't quite trust this stark white brand.

It's more for squids or little kids...

And where's the pop? It's oh-so bland!

Location:

J01H07 Cool Your Jets Station

Main article:
White Tee

S2 Mem Cake King Tank.png

King Tank

This swells a stir of royal pride.

In small or large, you lead the charge.

The ink of nobles flows inside.

Location:

J02 Matchmaster Station

Main article:
Navy King Tank

S2 Mem Cake Skalop Hoodie.png

Skalop Hoodie

On colder days, I like these clothes.

With other threads I'd stay in bed—

It's too frigid to be exposed!

Location:

J03D08 Girl Power Station

Main article:
Gray Hoodie

S2 Mem Cake Mint Dakroniks.png

Mint Dakroniks

I see you walking down the street.

You think you're slick in those lime kicks,

But they'd look fresher on my feet.

Location:

J04 Footloose Station

Main article:
Mint Dakroniks

S2 Mem Cake Neon Sea Slugs.png

Neon Sea Slugs

The squishing footsteps trudge in muck.

Their path revealed by heavy heel.

My heart beats quick a stroke of luck!

Location:

J05C14 Stick 'n' Move Station

Main article:
Neon Sea Slugs

S2 Mem Cake Orange Arrows.png

Orange Arrows

Such devilfish-may-care coture—

The colors clash and make a splash!

Without a doubt, footwear du jour.

Location:

J06D11 Ink & Watch Station

Main article:
Orange Arrows

S2 Mem Cake Takoroka Mesh.png

Takoroka Mesh

It keeps the elements away:

No rain, nor heat, nor wind, nor sleet.

But does it guard against ink spray?

Location:

J07 Outrageous Station

Main article:
Takoroka Mesh

S2 Mem Cake Knitted Hat.png

Knitted Hat

No matter thickness, brim, or gauge,

A well-done purl will awe the world.

These handmade hats are all the rage!

Location:

J08F11 Whack-Fu Station

Main article:
Knitted Hat

Trivia

  • The mem cakes resemble erasers, specifically the kind that are shaped to look like certain things. This could be a reference to the fact that Agent 8's memories have been "erased" (whether or not they were deliberately erased is unknown).
    • The mem cakes also resemble kamaboko, a Japanese fish cake consisting of pureed fish that can be shaped into looking like various things. When mem cakes are viewed from a certain angle, some white speckles can be seen reflecting off of it, where the same effect is also present on kamaboko. Kamabo Co.'s name is derived from this as well.
  • All mem cake descriptions are written in poems, following the format; A, BB, A.
    • The poems also follow an 8-8-8 syllabic format.
    • In the Japanese version, the poems follow the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable format of tanka poems.
  • When viewing a mem cake, it is possible to flick it by holding down Button1 ZL.png and tilting Button1 RS.png towards a direction and then releasing it, causing the mem cake to spin in the opposite direction.
  • A Splatoon 2 anniversary Famitsu interview with the developers revealed some info about the mem cakes:[2]
    • The reason that test subjects such as Agent 8 get mem cakes from the facility is that it supposed to give them proof that the "promised land" is real and that they existed in it before.
    • The mem cakes are Agent 8's thoughts; some of them are based on experience and memory while others are thoughts about how Agent 8 imagines Inkopolis looks like, inspired by the Inkopolis magazine seen in the metro. Therefore, the things that Agent 8 has not experienced yet, but still have mem cakes for, are inspired by the magazine.
    • Agent 8's mem cake for Marina are memories, but they do not personally know each other; Marina was known as a famous elite Octarian engineer.
    • When the developers were asked whether the mem cakes are kamaboko or erasers, the developers said it was OK to think of them as erasers.
  • The Callie and Marie mem cakes are references to their respective solo songs, Bomb Rush Blush and Tide Goes Out.
  • The 'mem' in mem cake is a reference to the word 'memory'.
  • The Inkling Boy and Girl mem cakes that make up the line A set are designed after the Inkling Girl 2 Inkling Girl, Inkling Girl Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy 2 Inkling Boy and Inkling Boy Inkling Boy amiibo, respectively, having the same ink color and hairstyles (though with different outfits). The amiibo themselves are the characters on the packaging artwork of Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
    • The color of the Inkling Squid mem cake does not match any of the Inkling Squid amiibo and instead matches Agent 8's default ink color or the main color used in promotional material for Splatoon 2, being pink.
  • In the opening dialogue for the Squid vs. Octopus Splatfest, there is a message about how the player's in-battle appearance will match their team. When Marina wonders what it means, Pearl replies "your guess is as good as mine." This could be a reference to the description of the "Hazy memory" mem cakes.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ネリメモリー
Neri memorī
Combination of 練り, "paste" (or "kneading"), and メモリー, "memory."
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Komco-souvenir Komco souvenir
FlagFrance.svg French Souvenir Patapoulpe Octo-dough memories[note 1]
FlagGermany.svg German Kamabo-Souvenir Kamabo Souvenir
FlagItaly.svg Italian Souvenir Impastec Impastec* souvenir
FlagRussia.svg Russian Памятка от Паштетико
Pamyatka ot Pashtetiko
Paste Reminder (reminder made of paste)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Pastirrecuerdo Pastry-memory

Translation notes

  1. The word souvenir could mean either memory or the same meaning as in English.

References