|“||Though slick with slime, I keep my grip.
The chill seeps through my gift from you.
I mustn't let this cargo slip.
Power Eggs are a type of collectible currency in the Splatoon series. They appear in Splatoon's single-player mode, Octo Valley, in Octo Canyon and Salmon Run in Splatoon 2, and in Return of the Mammalians and Salmon Run Next Wave in Splatoon 3. They also appear in the Octo Expansion, being exchanged for CQ Points.
Power Eggs are small, orange orbs that appear similar to fish eggs. They can be found on all Octo Valley missions, usually placed in a way to show where the player should go to progress. They can be collected by directly touching them or hitting them with ink. When inked or touched, they will fly towards the player and disappear on contact. Although they are often found in the open, they may also be hidden in crates, balloons, or Octarians. Power Eggs can be used to upgrade the Hero Shot, ink tank, and Splat Bombs, as well as unlock and upgrade the Burst Bomb and Seeker sub weapons. The Power Eggs do not have any use in multiplayer modes.
Power Eggs can be spent to upgrade the player's Hero Equipment. Upgrading the gear also changes the color of the lights on it.
Upgrading the Hero Shot increases its rate of fire while upgrading the Ink Tank increases its capacity and upgrading the bombs increases their blast radius.
Any upgrades purchased do not affect any of the amiibo challenges.
Power Eggs function the same way as in Splatoon, their main usage being upgrading the player's Hero Shot and ink tank, unlocking Curling Bombs and Autobombs, as well as upgrading the other Hero Weapons that Sheldon makes available at the Ammo Knights Enhancifier.
Once everything is unlocked and upgraded, they can also be traded in for food tickets that can be used at the Crust Bucket.
Power Eggs are obtained when splatting any type of Salmonid, including Bosses, with each player's total number of Power Eggs received during the shift shown at the end. Power Eggs collected during shifts do not transfer over to Octo Canyon, though they will be added to the player's Grizzco Point Card for rewards.
- Main article: CQ-80
Power Eggs can be collected by splatting enemies, or by finding them in the open and then shooting or touching them, similar to in Octo Canyon and Octo Valley. When collected, the player immediately receives CQ Points, which are then stored on the CQ-80. CQ Points can also be gathered by clearing tests and unlocking new lines, among other methods. CQ Points are required when entering or retrying tests.
Return of the Mammalians
In Splatoon 3, Power Eggs are the main currency in Return of the Mammalians. They can be obtained in the missions by splatting enemies or collecting directly, as well as clearing the missions themselves, but they are no longer used to upgrade Hero Gears this time, as Sardinium and Upgrade Points are used instead. They are mainly used to clear the Fuzzy Ooze, and some missions also require a specific number of Power Eggs to be paid to play or retry.
Salmon Run Next Wave
Like in Splatoon 2, Power Eggs are obtained by splatting Salmonids in Salmon Run Next Wave in Splatoon 3.
- A maximum of 9999 Power Eggs can be held at one time in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. This is expanded in Splatoon 3's Return of the Mammalians to 99999 Power Eggs.
- 8100 Power Eggs are required to fully upgrade everything in Splatoon.
- 17,800 Power Eggs, along with all 37 Sardinium, are required to fully upgrade everything in Splatoon 2.
- Unlike in the first game, the unlockable Curling Bombs and Autobombs in Splatoon 2 cannot be upgraded.
An Inkling collecting Power Eggs.
The upgrades that can be purchased with Power Eggs in Splatoon.
Official art of a Zapfish with some Power Eggs. It resembles a salmon roe sushi.
Splatoon 2 icon
Splatoon 2 render
Power Eggs illustration from The Art of Splatoon 2.
Splatoon 3 icon
SplatNet 3 icon
Names in other languages
|French||Œuf de poisson||Fish egg|
|Italian||Uovo di pesce||Fish egg|
|From икра ikra, fish spawn|
|Spanish||Caviar rojo||Red fish egg|
|Polish||Ikra Mocy||Power Roe|
- Nintendo. Splatoon - Handleiding (PDF, 1328 kB). Nintendo.nl. Retrieved October 10, 2019.