Nails

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Nails
S3 render Nails.png
3D artwork of Nails
Species River snail[1]
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Gender Male
Pronouns
Relations Gnarly Eddy (Employee)
Location
Shop Naut Couture (Owner)
HP
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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.

Appearance

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.

Quotes

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.
  • "Come again!" - When a player enters the shop while offline.
  • "Check it out!" - When a player above level 4 enters the shop for the first time.
  • "Hey, superstar!" - When a player enters the shop.
  • "You betcha!" - When a player enters the shop after leveling up to level 10.
  • "You're a VIP!" - When a player enters the shop after leveling up to level 20.
  • "Don't scare 'em off!" - When a player enters the shop after leveling up to level 30.
  • "Business is boomin'!" - When a player attempts to buy an item they already have.
  • "Sorry, pal!" - When a player attempts to buy an item that's been sold out.
  • "Fashion ain't free!" - When a player attempts to buy an item but doesn't have enough cash.
  • "Don't do it, kid!" - When a player attempts to reset the abilities of an item that has the same abilities.
  • "Nice doin' business!" - When a player buys an item.
  • "Bright lights, baby!" - When a player attempts to increase the star power of an item that they already maxed out.
  • "You earned it!" - When a player gets the 100K Naut Couture Club badge.
  • "You're da best!" - When a player gets the 1M Naut Couture Club badge.

Netherlands Dutch

  • "Klopt helemaal, Naut!"
(Exactly right, Gnarly Eddy!) - When a player below level 4 enters the shop.
  • "Zo is het!"
(That's how it is!) - When a player of level 4 or up enters the shop for the first time.
  • "Ja, heel mooi!"
(Yes, very nice!) - When a player of level 10 or up enters the shop for the first time.
  • "Welkom, verse klant!"
(Welcome, fresh customer!) - When a player of level 20 or up enters the shop for the first time.
  • "Rustig, Naut!"
(Calm down, Gnarly Eddy!) - When a player of level 30 or up enters the shop for the first time.
  • "Moet je doen!"
(You should do that!) - When spending at least 10.000 cash for the first time.
  • "Bedankt, beste klant!"
(Thanks, dear customer!) - When spending at least 1.000.000 cash for the first time.
  • "Lobby in, internet aan!"
(Lobby in, internet on!) - When entering the shop without an internet connection.
  • "Welkom, welkom!"
(Welcome, welcome!) - When entering the shop.
  • "Precies! Zo is het!"
(Exactly! That's how it is!) - When trying to trade in a piece of headgear that has the same main ability.
  • "Goed gezien, Naut!"
(Good call, Gnarly Eddy!) - When selecting a piece of already-owned headgear with max star power.
  • "De zaken gaan goed!"
(Business is booming!) - When selecting a piece of already-bought headgear on the same day.
  • "Sorry, gup!"
(Sorry, gup!) - When selecting a piece of already-bought headgear on the same day in Inkopolis.
  • "Ja, bedankt!"
(Yes, thanks!) - After buying a piece of headgear
  • "Geef Naut z'n centen!"
(Give Gnarly Eddy his money!) - When not having enough cash

Gallery

Trivia

  • According to a Famitsu interview, Nails hired Gnarly Eddy as a clerk and model for Naut Couture and he doesn't mind Eddy's shyness.[4]

Etymology

"Nails" is an anagram of "snail".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タニシ店長
Tanishi tenchō
Store Manager Snail[note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Argo From the mythological ship the Argo[note 2]
CanadaFrance 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
Ulitych
From улитка ulitka (snail) and ending "ыч" "ych" meaning "son of someone"
Son of Snail
SpainMexico Spanish Caracolio From Caracol (snail) with the suffix -io, common in given names
China Chinese (Simplified) 田螺店长
Tiánluó diàn zhǎng (Mandarin)
Store Manager River Snail
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 田螺店長
Tiánluó diàn zhǎng (Mandarin)
Store Manager River Snail
South Korea Korean 우렁 점장
Uleong jeomjang
Store Manager Freshwater Snail
Portugal Portuguese Nails Same as English
Translate logo.svg Internal GearShopHead_Sub[5] GearShop is localized, Head means headgear, Sub is a background character.

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)

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