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Species Pond snail[1]
Hair color
Eye color
Gender Male
Shop Naut Couture
Hey, superstar!
— Nails greeting the player

Nails is a character in Splatoon 3 who runs the headgear shop in Splatsville, Naut Couture, alongside Gnarly Eddy, his employee. He is an energetic sea snail, his personality contrasting with the laid-back Gnarly Eddy.


Nails is a small sea snail, similar in appearance to Super Sea Snails. He has a brown shell and pink body, and he wears a yellow baseball cap atop his shell and black sunglasses over his eyes.


SRL Fashion Desk here with info on Naut Couture, Splatsville's headgear shop. It seems the laid-back shopkeeper Gnarly Eddy and his, uh, less laid-back boss Nails sell hats, masks, glasses, and other things you wear on your head. PSA: do NOT attempt to wear Nails as a hat.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[2]
Hats off to Splatsville’s go-to guys for headgear.
The laid-back nautilus Gnarly Eddy and the energetic Nails the Snail run Naut Couture, where you can find fresh new headgear to help you get ahead of the game. You can get the hats, masks, and glasses that fit your style—or experiment with new ones. All of the gear comes with abilities that can help you in battle.
— Play Nintendo[3]

USA North America (English)

  • "Get to it!" - When a player below level 4 enters the shop.
  • "You betcha!" - When a player enters the shop after leveling up.
  • "Nice doin' business!" - When a player buys an item.

Netherlands Dutch

  • "Klopt helemaal, Naut!"
("Exactly right, Gnarly Eddy!") - When a player below level 4 enters the shop.



"Nails" is an anagram of "snail".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タニシ店長
Store Manager Snail[note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Argo From the mythological ship the Argo[note 2]
France French Alex Cargo From Escargot (snail)
Germany German Mollus From Molluske (mollusk)
Italy Italian Lumacarlo From Lumaca (snail) and the male given name Carlo
Russia Russian Улитыч
From улитка ulitka (snail) and ending "ыч" "ych" meaning "son of someone"
Son of Snail
Spain Spanish Caracolio From Caracol (snail) with the suffix -io, common in given names
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 旳田螺店長
South Korea Korean 우렁 점장
uleong jeomjang
Store Manager Freshwater snail
Portugal Portuguese Nails Same as English

Translation notes

  1. "Tanishi" is the Japanese word for Viviparidae (river snail)
  2. When placed next to each other, Nails and Gnarly Eddy's Dutch names form Argonaut (Argonaut)