Moe

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Moe
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Species Clownfish
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Gender Male
Relations
Location Booyah Base
Shop Cooler Heads
Members
GIVE US YER CASH!
— Moe upon entering Cooler Heads

Moe is a clownfish with bulging eyes who lives in Annie's hair. In Splatoon, he runs the hat shop Cooler Heads alongside Annie, brashly critiquing players who enter the shop.[1] He can also be seen in Annie's hair in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, though he otherwise has no role in those games.

Personality and traits

Moe acts hostile towards the Inklings, insulting them at every single opportunity. Though he acts tough, he stubbornly refuses to leave Annie's head and never does anything on his own.[2][3] This is partially represented by their manner of speaking: Annie always speaks first, with Moe popping up afterwards with a smart remark.

Quotes

USA English (North America)

  • "BEAT IT LOSER" - When a player below Level 4 enters the shop.
  • "LOSER ALERT!" - When a player at Level 4 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • "PAY UP, CHUMP!" - When a player enters the shop upon reaching Level 5.
  • "GIVE US YER CASH!" - When the player enters the shop.
  • "BEAT IT, NERD!" - When the player is offline.
  • "YOU'LL BE BACK!" - After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of headgear.
  • "WASTIN' OUR TIME!" - When the player tries to purchase headgear they already own.
  • "YER BROKE!" - When the player does not have enough Cash.
  • "YER STILL A NERD!" - When the player visits the shop after Leveling up.
  • "NO LOITERING!" - When a player at Level 15 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • "I'M STILL FRESHER!" - When a player at Level 20 or higher enters the shop for the first time.

Europe English (Europe and Oceania)

  • "BEAT IT LOSER" - When a player below Level 4 enters the shop.
  • "LOSER ALERT!" - When a player at Level 4 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • "YO, SQUID!" - When the player enters the shop.
  • "YOU'LL BE BACK!" - After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of headgear.
  • "WASTIN' OUR TIME!" - When the player tries to purchase headgear they already own.
  • "BRING US CASH!" - When the player does not have enough Cash.
  • "YER STILL A NERD!" - When the player visits the shop after Leveling up.
  • "I'M STILL FRESHER!" - When a player at Level 20 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • "GET OUTTA HERE!" - Moe on not being level 4.[Citation needed]

Japan Japanese

When a player below Level 4 enters the shop:

  • 「オトトイきやがれ!」
(Beat it!)

When a player at Level 4 or higher enters the store for the first time:

  • 「イナカモンはっけん!」
(Unfresh alert!)

After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of clothing:

  • 「またこいよ!」
(You'll be back!) -

Trivia

  • Annie and Moe's names together sound like "anemone", Annie's species.
  • Moe's name may be referencing Nemo from Finding Nemo, who is also a clownfish.
  • Curiously, Moe is one of the few speaking characters in the Splatoon series to not seem to have changed significantly in appearance towards a more humanoid form compared to the real-world counterpart of their species, other examples of this being Craymond and Nails.
  • Moe's appearance differs significantly from the only other known clownfish, Harmony's companion, and is the only example of its species that is shown to speak. In addition, unlike Harmony's clownfish, the specific species of Moe is not known.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese クマノ
Kumano
From クマノミ Kumanomi (Japanese for Clark's anemonefish)
Canada and France French Mone Pun with Anne et Mone (Annie and Moe), similar to Anémone
Germany German Pierre Typical French name as the whole shop and Annie are French in the German localization
Italy Italian Remo Litterally paddle, but might also be referencing Nemo
Spain Spanish Omar From mar (sea) and Omar, a Spanish given name.
China Chinese 尼莫[4]
Nímò
Nemo; A reference to Finding Nemo.

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