||Don't get cooked... stay off the hook!
— Off the Hook's catchphrase.
Pearl is one of the two members of Off the Hook, a band featured in Splatoon 2, along with Marina, that hosts their own television show, similar to the Squid Sisters from the first game. Her signature color is pink.
Pearl resembles a "pop princess" stereotype. She appears arond the same height as most Inklings. Her tentacles are shoulder-length and white with pink tips, and a small bang. She has light-golden eyes with lighter gold pupils in the shape of a plus, and a beauty mark at the left of her lips. Like Marina, and unlike other inklings, she has one sharp tooth in the middle at the top of her teeth, instead of the usual two. Her outfit consists of a pearly white sleeveless dress with a high collar, a slanted diamond-like pattern at the bottom left, and a large golden zipper on the front with a plus-shaped hole zipped all the way, white shorts, pink tights, white boots with big golden zippers with plus shaped holes completely zipped, like the one on her dress, and black soles at the bottom, black fingerless gloves, and what appears to be a white crown on her head with pink tips. Her pink color will change depending on the Splatfest team she chooses, except for her crown.
Pearl speaks rather bluntly and uses various slang, in line with her characterization as a rapper (despite her "pop princess" appearance). Compared to her partner, Marina, Pearl is a lot more expressive and quick to jump onto a topic with a bit of a short temper, and has a knack for composing new songs as they come to her. Oftentimes her comments can be playfully sarcastic, playing off her co-host. Her lively attitude is most obvious if you view her through the window, as she looks at the player quizzically before striking a pose.
- According to her dialog with Marina, Pearl grew up rich, explaining her appearance despite her personality.
- Like the Squid Sisters, she has golden eyes with plus-shaped pupils.
- Unlike Marina and the Squid Sisters, she has no eyelashes.
- Her main color is pink, however it sometimes can be shown with a purple tinge, similar to Callie.
- Ironically, the pink tips of her crown don't change color during a Splatfest, unlike how the Squid Sisters' main colors completely change. However, except in the Fries vs Nuggets Splatfest artwork where her crown is tinted red rather than pink. The reason for this is unknown.
- Pearl remembers owning the Manta Maria when she was six years old.
- She owns a go-cart.
- Her favorite weapon appears to be the Splat Dualies.
- Her tentacles appear to change to completely one color like other Inklings, although this is never shown in-game. This is shown in most Splatfest artworks. The same likely goes for the Squid Sisters.
- According to dialogue in the Japanese version of the game, Pearl is referred to as "senpai" by Marina. "Senpai" is an honorific used in addressing someone of a higher social class or to one of more experience in a field or trade, implying that Marina looks up to Pearl as a respectable figure who came before her; in this case, the music industry.
- Pearl's dad use to take to her Snapper Canal to learn how to ride a bike. But according to Marina, she still uses training wheels.
- Pearl hints that she may have a boyfriend, after saying a boy from school took her to Snapper Canal as a kid. This also indicates that Inklings have school and an education system, despite always battling in turf wars all the time in Inkopolis.
- According to Marina when announcing the Warm Breakfast vs. Cold Breakfast Splatfest, Pearl has digestive issues.
- According to concept art by Nintendo, Pearl was supposed to be an Octoling but that got scrapped later on.
Rock vs. Pop
Concept art of Pearl as an Octoling.
Names in other languages
|Princess; from Hime-ika (Japanese for Northern pygmy squid)
||Named after the Lorelei, a sort of Siren whose beauty and song unwittingly distracted shipmen, causing them to crash their ships.
|From жемчуг zhemchug, pearl