Retro Specs

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For the similarly named headgear item produced by Enperry in Splatoon 3, see Retro Framers.

The Retro Specs are headgear in the Splatoon series.
In Splatoon, they are a 1-star item produced by Splash Mob and come with the primary ability Quick Respawn. They can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 500.
In Splatoon 2, they are a 1-star item produced by Splash Mob and come with the primary ability Quick Respawn. They can be purchased from Headspace for Cash 500 or from SplatNet Gear Shop for Cash 1,250.

Appearance

The Retro Specs are a pair of black, square-shaped glasses with thick rims. On the frames are small sections that change color to match the wearer's ink. While they appear to not have lenses, as they do not seem to reflect light in an obvious manner, they do have them.

Splatoon

Retro Specs

Retro Specs

Category
S2 Icon Headgear.png
 Headgear
Brand Splash Mob Splash Mob
Ability S Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn
Cost Cash 500
SplatNet 2
Availability
amiibo
Rarity Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png

Abilities

The Retro Specs come with Quick Respawn as the primary ability. As a 1-star item, the Retro Specs come with one additional slot for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail or 30,000 cash for each slot. Since they are made by the Splash Mob brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) and a lower chance of rolling Run Speed Up to fill their secondary ability slot.

Splatoon 2

Retro Specs

Retro Specs

Category
S2 Icon Headgear.png
 Headgear
Brand Splash Mob Splash Mob
Ability S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn
Cost Cash 500
SplatNet 2 Cash 1,250
Availability
amiibo
Rarity Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png

Abilities

The Retro Specs come with Quick Respawn as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 2, they can have any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 1-star item, the Retro Specs come with one additional slot for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail for each slot. Since they are made by the Splash Mob brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) and a lower chance of rolling Run Speed Up to fill their secondary ability slot.

Gallery

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Splatoon 2

Trivia

Image discovered in Super Mario Maker
  • A UI icon for an older version of the item was discovered in the data files for Super Mario Maker. In this version, the connecting joints are blue.
  • The Retro Specs are tied with the Black Trainers for cheapest purchasable gear with Quick Respawn in both Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
  • In late July 2017, the Retro Specs accidentally appeared in SplatNet 2 with Stealth Jump as an ability, which is normally only allowed on Shoes.
  • Specs from the Splatoon (manga) wears the Retro Specs, hence his name.
  • The Retro Specs have a similar look to the Sennyu Specs, but as a 1-star item.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese クロブチ レトロ
Kurobuchi Retoro
Black-edge/rim Retro
Netherlands Dutch Retrobril Retro glasses
France French Lunettes rétro Retro glasses
Germany German Retrobrille Retro glasses
Italy Italian Occhiali rétro Retro glasses
Russia Russian Ретро-очки
Retro-ochki
Retro glasses
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Gafas retro Retro glasses
Spain Spanish (NOE) Retrogafas Retro glasses