Power Egg

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Power Eggs are a type of collectible currency in Splatoon's singleplayer Octo Valley and Splatoon 2 's singleplayer Octo Canyon, as well as collectibles in Splatoon 2 's Salmon Run.

In Splatoon

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 that they show where the player should go to progress. They can collect them by directly touching them or splattering them with ink. When hit with ink 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 the multiplayer modes.


You can spend power eggs to upgrade your special "Hero" Equipment. Upgrading your gear also changes the colour of the lights on them.

Upgrading the "Hero Shot" increases the rate of fire, while upgrading the Ink Tank increases the capacity, and upgrading the bombs increases their blast radius.

Hero Shot
Level 1 2 3 4
Rate x1.0 x1.3 x1.6 x2.0
Cost N/A 500 1000 1500
Ink Tank
Level 1 2 3 4
Capacity x1.0 x1.3 x1.6 x2.0
Cost N/A 100 300 800
Splat Bombs, Burst Bombs & Seekers
Level 1 2 3 4
Blast Radius x1.0 x1.3 x1.6 x2.0
Cost 100 100 300 800

Any upgrades purchased do not affect any of the amiibo challenges.

In Splatoon 2

Power Eggs, retaining their appearance from the original Splatoon, are found in the game's single player campaign, as well as in Salmon Run, and appear to be collectible in the same manner as in Splatoon.

Octo Canyon

Power Eggs function the same way as in Splatoon, their main usage being upgrading your Hero Shot, Ink Tank, unlocking Curling Bombs and Autobombs, as well as upgrading the other Hero Weapons that Sheldon makes available to you, over at the Ammo Knights Enhancifier.

Once you have everything unlocked and updated, they can also be traded in for food tickets that can be used at the Crust Bucket.

Salmon Run

Power Eggs can be found by defeating smaller Salmonid enemies, such as Chum, Smallfries and Cohocks. Power Eggs collected during shifts do not transfer over to Octo Canyon, although they will get added to your Grizzco Point Card.

In Octo Expansion

Main article: CQ card

Power eggs can be collected by splatting enemies, or by finding them in the open and then shooting/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 card. CQ-points can also be gathered by clearing tests or by unlocking new lines, among other methods. CQ points are required when entering or retrying tests.


  • A maximum of 9999 Power Eggs can be held at one time in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
  • 8,100 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, Curling bombs and Autobombs in Splatoon 2 cannot be upgraded.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese イクラ
salmon roe
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Vissenei Fish Egg
FlagFrance.svg French Œuf de poisson Fish egg
FlagGermany.svg German Fischei Fish Egg
FlagItaly.svg Italian Uovo di pesce Fish Egg
FlagRussia.svg Russian Икринка
From икра ikra, fish spawn
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Caviar rojo Red fish egg
FlagPoland.svg Polish Ikra Mocy Power Roe