Spyke

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Spyke
S3 Expansion Pass Spyke.jpg
Spyke in Splatoon 3
Species Sea urchin
Height
Hair color
Eye color
Age 23 (Splatoon)
Likely 25 (Splatoon 2)
Likely 30 (Splatoon 3)
Gender Male
Pronouns
Relations
Location Inkopolis Plaza, Inkopolis Square
Shop
Members
Now who're you, then? You a cop?
— Spyke upon meeting the player.(NA)[a]

Spyke is a character in the Splatoon series. In Splatoon and Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass, he is found in the back alley of Inkopolis Plaza and provides various gear-related services. In Splatoon 2, he can be seen in a café in Inkopolis Square and cannot be interacted with.

Appearance

Spyke is a sea urchin with orange skin and dark purple, spiky hair with lighter purple tips. His eyes are green and the sclerae of his eyes are purple. He's very tall compared to Inklings and Octolings, however, this isn't very noticeable considering he is normally seen sitting down.

In Splatoon, he wears a dark-colored patterned poncho, multi-colored bracelets, green pants, brown shoes, and clogs. Under his poncho, he wears a black undershirt. He sits on a rug that looks similar to his poncho.

In Splatoon 2, his poncho is black and white and he wears black and silver rings on both hands. His eyes are more reflective and his irises glow in the dark, as seen when he looks up during a Splatfest.

In Splatoon 3, he has a spike on his chin resembling a goatee and a pair of circular glasses. He wears a black poncho with orange designs that is opened slightly to reveal a purple polo shirt. Spyke additionally wears long black dress pants and matching shoes.

Description

Spyke provides services that allows the player to improve the secondary gear abilities of their gear, which are unlocked by talking to him after reaching level 4.

Ordering Gear

Viewing the order queue from Spyke

The player can order up to three pieces of gear at one time from other players in Inkopolis Plaza, which are put in a queue. If they order more than three pieces of gear, another order will have to be canceled to make room for it, and the new order will appear at the back of the queue. After midnight (according to the system clock), the first gear in the queue will be available for purchase and must be bought from Spyke that day, or he will get rid of it the next midnight for the next gear in the queue. However, he will not remove gear in the player's queue on days when the game is not played.

Only gear obtained from shops plus the starting gear (White Headband, Basic Tee, and Cream Basics) can be ordered.

Unlike at the shops, the player can order an item from Spyke that they already have. If the player chooses to buy an ordered duplicate gear, it will replace the one in the player's inventory. This can be a cheap way to "reroll" secondary gear ability slots, but only with patience — buying an ordered three-star item with three empty secondary gear ability slots only costs 15,000 cash instead of rerolling said gear for 30,000 (see below), but the slots will have to be filled through online battles.

An ordered gear can inherit fewer secondary gear abilities than the original gear, but leveling up slightly decreases the chance of this happening. A table detailing the odds is listed below.

Odds of getting secondary gear abilities on ordered gear
Level Filled Sub Ability Slots The gear actually comes
No secondary gear ability 1 secondary gear ability 2 secondary gear abilities 3 secondary gear abilities
4~9 Zero (same as in the stores) 100% - - -
One 70% 30% - -
Two 70% 29% 1% -
Three 70% 29% 0.9% 0.1%
10~15 Zero (same as in the stores) 100% - - -
One 50% 50% - -
Two 50% 45% 5% -
Three 50% 45% 4.8% 0.2%
16+ Zero (same as in the stores) 100% - - -
One 30% 70% - -
Two 30% 60% 10% -
Three 30% 60% 9.5% 0.5%

The price of an ordered gear is higher than in the stores. The more star count and abilities it has, the more expensive it is. A table detailing the prices is listed below.

Prices of ordered gear
Star count Number of filled secondary gear ability slots
0 1 2 3
Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png 1,000 2,000 20,000 100,000
Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-empty.png 5,000 10,000 20,000 100,000
Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png 15,000 30,000 50,000 100,000

Aside from its price, the ordered gear's star count only affects the number of empty secondary gear ability slots. For example, if a player at Level 10 orders a two-star gear with three filled secondary gear ability slots, the ordered gear has a 50% chance of having no secondary gear ability and two empty slots, a 45% chance of one filled slot and one empty slot (two slots in total), a 4.8% chance of two filled slots, and a 0.2% chance of three filled slots. In this case, the ordered gear will have at least two secondary gear ability slots since it is a two-star gear.

Adding Slots and Rerolling

At any level, for one Super Sea Snail, he will tweak the abilities on one piece of gear. After reaching level 20, if the player has no Super Sea Snails, they can pay 30,000 cash for each service.

  • If the gear in question has less than three secondary gear ability slots, an empty secondary gear ability slot is added, which must then be filled through online battles.
  • If the gear in question has three filled secondary gear ability slots, he rerolls the three secondary gear abilities once, with the brand probability bonuses applied. This cannot be performed if the gear has less than three secondary gear abilities, even if the gear has three secondary gear ability slots.

Splatoon 2

In Splatoon 2, Spyke has a very minor role, as his previous role was replaced by Murch, who works for him after being inspired by his success. Sunken Scroll 5 shows that he has created a "get-rich-quick scheme" guide, and it is implied Murch has followed this guide and looks to Spyke as a role model.

In this game, Spyke can be found sitting with a laptop in an inaccessible café in between the Deca Tower and the Deepsea Metro entrance in Inkopolis Square, although nothing is shown on his laptop.

Splatoon 3

Spyke as he appears in Splatoon 3.

In Wave 1 of the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass, Spyke returns to his original role and location in Inkopolis Plaza with same service options as Murch.

Quotes

Splatoon

In the North American version, Spyke's dialect is similar to that of a Cockney or Australian. However, his dialogue is drastically different in the Europe/Oceania version, being more of a straight translation of the Japanese dialogue.

USANorth America (English)

  • "Now who're you? Not to be harsh love, but you're lookin' right moldy at the moment. I can't be dealin' wif blokes below Level 4 on the freshness scale. So maybe go do a bit of battlin' before you come back, yeah?" -Spyke when talking to a player below Level 4.
  • "Now who're you, then? You a cop? Nah, you're too fresh to be a cop. But you know what would make you EVEN fresher? Someone else's gear. That's where 'ol Spyke comes in. You ever see a bloke strollin' around the plaza in some right-fresh gear that you fancy for yourself? Just walk up to that bloke, check 'im out wif A and then press X to, uh... "order" their gear from me. Can't guarantee that I'll get you gear wif the same abilities, but it'll look just as fresh. Trust me, love. Right, then. I'll be waiting for your order." -Spyke when first talking to a player above Level 4.
  • "Blimey! That level! We've got ourselves a right-proper veteran! But ya don't seem the type to kip on your laurels, love. Your sights are set even higher, aren't they? I can tell. Just watching you makes me want to work harder. Let's scratch each other's backs as we work our way to the top, yeah? Anyway, use A to check out anybody in the plaza, and then order their gear wif X!" -Spyke when the player reaches Level 10.
  • "Blimey! I'm in the presence of a bloomin' STAR right now. I'm not worthy, love. I mean, you're a right LEGEND, mate. I can feel the freshness just oozin' out of ya. Yeah. I bet a legend like you is just rollin' in cash, right? Not to be too direct, love, but I've got this collection, see? A collection of rare Super Sea Snails. I could use those to give your gear some more ability slots, if you're interested. Course, I can't do it for free. That'd be crazy. But if you happened to have any cash to spare... Or even a Super Sea Snail or two of your own? Oh, and of course I'll still take orders for gear. Check people's stuff wif A, and then order wif X." -Spyke when the player reaches Level 20.
  • "Wot's this rubbish, then? You're offline. Get on the Internet if you want me to take you seriously, mate!" -Spyke when the player is not connected to the Internet.
  • "YOU WOT, MATE?!" -Spyke when the player does not have enough money to pay for an order.
  • "Wot'll it be, then?" -Spyke asking what to do.
  • "You ain't ordered anyfing! Go check folks in the plaza wif A, and order their stuff wif X!" -Spyke when opening the orders menu without having any active orders.
  • "So...wot gear ya want the new slot in? It'll cost ya one Super Sea Snail. Or I can reroll abilities on items wif full slots!" -Spyke when opening the slots menu.
  • "Oi, it looks like you've got abilities in all three slots. Want me to reroll 'em, then?" -Spyke when selecting a piece of gear with full secondary gear ability slots in the slots menu.
  • "Reroll 'em?" -Spyke when confirming whether or not to reroll a gear's secondary gear ability slots.
  • "Sorry. Three slots is the max. I could reroll the abilities if all three slots were full, but they're not." -Spyke when the player selects a piece of gear with three secondary gear ability slots but not all of them are filled.
  • "Add a slot?" -Spyke before adding a secondary gear ability slot to a piece of gear.
  • "Since I like ya, I'll add a slot using me own Super Sea Snail for the low price of 30000. Or if you've got a piece of gear wif three full slots, I can reroll its abilities. How's about that, then!" -Spyke when paying for a re-roll.
  • "S'all yours love." -Spyke after adding a secondary gear ability slot to a piece of gear.
  • "S'appening, mate?" -Spyke when talked to.
  • "Cheers, love." -Spyke when leaving.
  • "See somefing you fancy, love?" -Spyke when ordering from another player.
  • "It's not available, mate." -Spyke when ordering a "not for sale" item.
  • "You want this gear?" -Spyke when confirming an order from another player.
  • "All right. I can only get one item a day, so come round later, yeah?" -Spyke when an item is ordered.
  • "This is what you wanted, yeah?" -Spyke when viewing active orders.
  • "Changed your mind about this gear, then?" -Spyke when canceling an order.
  • "Right. It never happened." -Spyke after canceling an order.
  • "Been a pleasure..." -Spyke when the player is out of cash after paying for a re-roll.

EuropeEurope and Oceania (English)

  • "Hey there. ...Who are you? Listen, not to be harsh or anything, but you're not looking too fresh right now. I ain't in the habit of associating with folks who aren't at least Level 4 on the freshness scale, y'see? So maybe you wanna go do a bit of battlin' before you come see me again." -Spyke when the player is below Level 4.
  • "So, what'll it be?" -Spyke asking what to do.
  • "...Uh, I can't give you what you ain't ordered! Go check folks in the Plaza with A, and order stuff with X!" -Spyke when opening the orders menu without having any active orders.
  • "So... which gear d'you want the new slot on? It'll cost you one Super Sea Snail. Or I can swap out abilities on an item with all its slots full!" -Spyke when opening the slots menu.
  • "Ah, looks like you've got the full three slots filled with abilities. You want me to swap 'em out for ya?" -Spyke when selecting a piece of gear with full slot in the slots menu.
  • "Sorry, I can't boost your slots beyond three. If they were all full, I could swap out the abilities for ya!" -Spyke when the player selects a piece of gear with three slots but not all of them are filled.
  • "Want more slots?" -Spyke when confirming whether to add a slot to a piece of gear.
  • "There you go!" -Spyke after adding a slot to a piece of gear.
  • "Hang on... I think I smell something. You've get some Super Sea Snails on you, am I right? Could you maybe, say... let me have some of those? You know how their shells have those little lids on 'em? I can use those to add new slots to your gear. I don't need the shell lids myself, see. It's just those juicy entrails I'm after. The more slots, the more abilities your gear can hold, so this deal's a win for us both! Just trust me, yeah? So how's about it? You gonna give me some of those Super Sea Snails so I can add slots to your gear?" -Spyke on first bringing him Super Sea Snails.
  • "You've already got some gear just like this. Want to replace the gear you've got with this new gear?" -Spyke when buying duplicate gear.
  • "Been a pleasure..." -Spyke after buying gear.
  • "Always a pleasure..." -Spyke when the player is out of cash after paying for a re-roll.
  • "I'll see you 'round, yeah?" -Spyke when leaving.
  • "Got your eye on something?" -Spyke when ordering from another player.
  • "I can't get it in if it ain't for sale!" -Spyke when ordering a "not for sale" item.

Splatoon 3

SRL HR here. In between bites of Grizzco chocolate, we'd like to introduce Spyke. He's not technically an employee, so we can't fully endorse him, but he's run some extremely successful businesses in the past. Bottom line - he can get you cool gear and buff your gear abilities.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]

USAEnglish

  • "YOU WOT, MATE?! Look, I'm seein' things a bit different these days, but that don't mean you can take advantage of ol' Spyke." -Spyke when the player does not have enough money to pay for an order.

NetherlandsDutch

When a player below level 4 talks to Spyke:

  • "En wie denk jij dan wel niet dat je bent? Jij ruikt zo vers als een ingemaakt stuk zeewier, gup. Ik deal niet met lui die niveau 4 nog niet eens hebben bereikt. Wat denk jij dan. Kom nog maar eens langs als je niet zo'n groentje bent. Ga wat meer levenservaring opdoen. Wat gevechtjes overleven en zo."
(And who do you think you are? You smell as fresh as a pickled piece of seaweed, gup. I don't deal with folks who haven't even reached level 4. What on earth are you thinking. Come back when you're not such a rookie. Go get some more life experience. Survive some battles and such.)

When a player of level 4 or up talks to Spyke for the first time:

  • "Goh, daar begint iemand een klein beetje op een vechter te lijken. Ik heb het over jou, ja. Al ben je er nog niet met een beetje versheid. Je gaat in deze stad niet overleven met die lachwekkende uitrusting. Maar ik ken wel wat handigheidjes. Lekker snel de goeie spullen in handen krijgen. Je snapt me wel. Als je met iemand in de smiezen hebt die uitrusting draagt die er op jou beter uit zou zien, dan bel je mij maar op. Ik plaats wel een bestelling op het juiste adres. Goed, goed, misschien is het niet PRECIES hetzelfde voorwerp met dezelfde eigenschappen, maar dat zie je toch niet. Hier, m'n nummer."
(Gosh, someone is starting to look a little bit like a fighter. I'm talking about you, yes. Although you're not there yet with a little freshness. You're not going to survive in this town with that laughable gear. But I do know some tricks. Get your hands on the good stuff fast. You know what I mean. If you catch someone wearing gear with that would look better on you, just give me a call. I'll place a order at the appropriate address. All right, all right, maybe it's not PRECISELY the same item with the same abilities, but you can't tell anyway. Here, my number.)
When a player of level 4 or up talks to Spyke for the first time (short):
  • "Goh, daar begint iemand een klein beetje op een vechter te lijken. Ik heb het over jou, ja. Al ben je er nog niet met een beetje versheid. Je gaat in deze stad niet overleven met die lachwekkende uitrusting. Maar ik vertel jou niks nieuws, of wel? Ik heb geen zin om mezelf te herhalen. Zie je iemand met uitrusting die jij wilt hebben? Ik bestel het voor je. Goed, goed, misschien is het niet PRECIES hetzelfde voorwerp met dezelfde eigenschappen, maar dat zie je toch niet. Hier, m'n nummer."
(Gosh, someone is starting to look a little bit like a fighter. I'm talking about you, yes. Although you're not there yet with a little freshness. You're not going to survive in this town with that laughable gear. But I'm not telling you anything new, am I? I don't feel like repeating myself. See someone with gear you want? I order it for you. All right, all right, maybe it's not PRECISELY the same item with the same abilities, but you can't tell anyway. Here, my number.)

When a player of level 10 or up talks to Spyke for the first time:

  • "Kijk aan, een heuse veteraan. Dat begint er aardig op te lijken met jou. Maar aan die serieuze blik van jou te zien ben je nog lang niet waar je wezen wilt. Is ook logisch. Er valt nog veel te winnen. Ik ben benieuwd hoever jij het gaat schoppen, gup. Ik kijk ernaar uit. Misschien dat ik er wat te drinken bij pak. En borrelnootjes. Goed, je weet intussen hoe het werkt, maar toch: gebruik om toffe peren te begluren, en laat het mij dan weten als je behoefte hebt aan een stuk uitrusting."
(Look at that, a real veteran. Now you're getting somewhere. But from that serious look on your face, you're nowhere near where you want to be. Makes sense. There is still much to gain. I'm curious to see how far you'll go, gup. I am looking forward to it. Maybe I'll grab a drink. And some peanuts. Well, you know how it works by now, but still: use to peep on cool folks, and then let me know if you're in need of a piece of gear.)

When a player of level 15 or up talks to Spyke for the first time:

  • "Eeeej, ben jij echt zo vers? Jij gaat als de brandweer, gup. Ik wist het wel. Jij gaat alleen voor goud, en je bent aardig op weg. Laat het je maat Spyke maar weten als hij iets kan doen om je te helpen, oké? Coole gasten onder elkaar, weet je. Ik bezorg je graag nieuwe uitrusting, dat weet je, dus houd in de aanslag."
(Heeeey, are you really that fresh? You go like a rocket, gup. I knew it. You're only going for gold, and you're well on your way. Just let your mate Spyke know if there's anything he can do to help you out, okay? As one cool guy to another, you know. I like getting you new gear, you know that, so keep at the ready.)

When a player of level 20 or up talks to Spyke for the first time:

  • "O, gos! Dat zo'n superster als jij nog praat met de gewone man op de straat, dat vind ik echt tof van je. Dat meen ik, gup. Weet je wat wel gek is... Je doet me ontzettend denken aan iemand die ik vroeger kende. Echt, twee druppels water. Maar dat kan jij niet zijn, toch... Nah, kannie. Hoe dan ook, blijf op drukken om naar luitjes te loeren en blijf me werk bezorgen!"
(Oh, gosh! That such a superstar like you still talks to the common man on the street, I think that's really cool of you. I mean that, gup. You know what's crazy... You remind me so much of someone I used to know. Really, two peas in a pod. But that can't be you, right... Nah, can't be. Anyway, keep pressing to lurk at folks and keep getting me work!)

When talking to Spyke without an internet connection:

  • "Wa's dit dan voor nonsens? Je bent offline? Maak eerst maar eens dat je in de lobby een internetverbinding vindt, dan kan ik je misschien serieus nemen, gup."
(Wha's this nonsense then? You're offline? First, make that you find an internet connection in the lobby, maybe then I can take you seriously, gup.)

When talking to Spyke while having a Splatfest Tee:

  • "O, je hebt zo'n Splatfest-T-shirt te pakken, gup? Geinig hoor, zo'n Splatfest. Moet je eens luisteren... Jouw goeie gap Spyke kan je matsen. Ik kan de vakjes van je Splatfest-T-shirt voor je leegmaken, zodat je nieuwe effecten kunt scoren. Vraag ik niet eens veel voor. Cash2000 per keer. Kun je het niet voor laten, toch? Om het nieuwe effecten te geven heb je wel effectfragmenten nodig, maar dat kost echt maar een schijntje vergeleken met gewone uitrusting. Ik ben zelf niet zo van de Splatfests, maar ik gun iedereen z'n feestje, weet je. Dus daarom die korting. Doe er je voordeel mee. Dus waar wacht je op? Ga lol trappen in dat T-shirt, en kom langs als het opgefrist moet worden. Kom zo vaak langs als je maar wilt, gup. Ik ga nergens heen."
(Oh, you got your hands on such a Splatfest Tee, gup? Fun stuff, such a Splatfest. Listen to this... Your good cobber Spyke can give you a break. I can scrub the slots of your Splatfest Tee for you, so you can score new abilities. I don't even ask much for it. Cash2000 each time. Can't leave it for that, right? To give it new abilities you do need ability chunks, but that really only costs a pittance compared to regular gear. I'm not much into Splatfests myself, but I'll grant everyone their party, you know. So that's why the discount. Take advantage of it. So what are you waiting for? Go have fun in that T-shirt, and stop by when it needs freshening up. Come by as often as you want, gup. I'm not going anywhere.)

When talking to Spyke while having Super Sea Snails for the first time:

  • "Wacht eens, gup... Wat ruik ik daar? Zo ruikt alleen een superzeeslak! Zeg, dit is geen roofoverval of zo, maar eh... Waarom geef je die niet aan mij? Jij kan er ook je voordeel mee doen. Dat klepje bovenop zo'n slak kan ik gebruiken om de zeldzaamheid van je uitrusting te verhogen. Die klepjes heb ik toch niet nodig. Voor mij telt alleen dat slijmerige goedje dat in zo'n slak zit. Eh... Misschien wilde je dat liever niet weten. Kan zijn dat je denkt: al mijn spullen hebben drie gevulde effectvakjes, wat boeit mij dit? Nou, gup, ik kan namelijk ook die effecten vervangen door willekeurige nieuwe effecten. Wat ga je anders met die slakken doen? Een race houden? Vertrouw mij nou maar. Die superzeeslakken zijn bij mij in goeie handen."
(Wait a minute, gup... What am I smelling over there? Only a Super Sea Snail smells like that! Say, this isn't a robbery or anything, but um... Why don't you give it to me? You can take advantage of it, too. I can use that little lid on top of such a snail to boost the star power of your gear. I don't need those little lids anyway. All that matters to me is that slimy stuff that's inside such a snail. Um... Maybe you preferred not to know that. Could be you're thinking: all my stuff has three filled ability slots, what do I care? Well, gup, because I can also replace those abilities with random new abilities. What else are you going to do with those snails? Have a race? Just trust me on this. Those Super Sea Snails are in good hands with me.)

When talking to Spyke while having Super Sea Snails for the first time (short):

  • "Wacht eens, gup... Wat ruik ik daar? Zo ruikt alleen een superzeeslak! Zeg, dit is geen roofoverval of zo, maar eh... Waarom geef je die niet aan mij? Jij kan er ook je voordeel mee doen. Met die klepjes van die slakken kan ik de zeldzaamheid van je uitrusting verhogen, of de effecten vervangen als je drie volle vakjes hebt. Die klepjes heb ik toch niet nodig. Voor mij telt alleen dat slijmerige goedje dat in zo'n slak zit. Eh... Misschien wilde je dat liever niet weten. Wat ga je anders met die slakken doen? Een race houden? Vertrouw mij nou maar. Die superzeeslakken zijn bij mij in goeie handen."
(Wait a minute, gup... What am I smelling over there? Only a Super Sea Snail smells like that! Say, this isn't a robbery or anything, but um... Why don't you give it to me? You can take advantage of it, too. I can use that little lid on top of such a snail to boost the star power of your gear, or replace the abilities when you have three full slots. I don't need those little lids anyway. All that matters to me is that slimy stuff that's inside such a snail. Um... Maybe you preferred not to know that. What else are you going to do with those snails? Have a race? Just trust me on this. Those Super Sea Snails are in good hands with me.)

Talking to Spyke

  • "Yo, gup."

Leaving

  • "Het ga je goed, gup."
(Fare you well, gup)

Regarding gear orders:

When selecting SplatNet 3 for the first time:
  • "Je bent aan het onlineshoppen geweest, gup? Geen slecht idee. Er zijn goeie dealtjes te vinden in de Tentashop, en je kunt dat spul bij mij ophalen. Kunnen zelfs zeldzame dingen tussen zitten, met andere effecten dan de dingen hier in de winkels. Die Annie schuimt het hele internet af op zoek naar unieke creaties. Ik zal je niet meer ophouden. Als je meer wilt weten over de Tentashop, druk je maar op . Kijk ik intussen even waar die bestelling van je blijft. Wat was het ordernummer..."
(You've been online shopping, gup? Not a bad idea. There are good deals to be found in the SplatNet Shop, and you can pick that stuff up at my place. May even be rare stuff among them, with other abilities than the stuff here in the stores. That Annie is skimming all over the Internet looking for unique creations. I won't hold you up any longer. If you want to know more about the SplatNet Shop, just hit . In the meantime, I'll see where that order of yours stays. What was the order number...)
When deciding to order something:
  • "Oi, gup. Wil je wat bestellen?"
(Oi, gup. Want to order something?)
When trying to view the current orders while not having ones:
  • "Ik heb geen bestellingen voor je in de aanbieding, gup."
(I don't have any orders to offer you, gup)
When selecting a piece of gear:
  • "Heb je iets op het oog?"
(Do you have something in mind?)
After placing an order:
  • "Onthoud goed dat ik één bestelling per dag ontvang, in de volgorde waarin ze zijn besteld. Kom ze wel ophalen!"
(Remember well that I receive one order per day, in the order they were ordered. Do pick them up!)
When selecting a piece of catalog gear the player does not have:
  • "Sorry, gup. Geen schijn van kans. Die is veel te populair op het moment. Als ik daar om vraag, lachen ze me vierkant uit."
(Sorry, gup. Not a chance. That's way too popular at the moment. If I ask for it, they laugh right at me.)
When selecting a piece of gear that's already ordered:
  • "Gaat het wel met je? Je weet dat je die al bij me hebt besteld, toch?"
(Are you okay? You know you already ordered it from me, right?)
When selecting something that's not for sale:
  • "Sorry, gup, daar begin ik niet aan. Die is me te link."
(Sorry, gup, I'm not getting into that. That one's too dangerous for me.)
When trying to order a fourth item:
  • "Hoho, rustig aan. Zoveel kun je niet tegelijk bestellen. Dan zul je eerst een oude bestelling moeten annuleren."
(Hoho, slow down. You can't order that much at once. Then you'll have to cancel an old order first.)
When deciding whether to replace an order:
  • "Dus je wilt deze bestelling vervangen door je nieuwe?"
(So you want to replace this order with your new one?)
When viewing the list of orders:
  • "Dit is wat je hebt besteld, toch?"
(This is what you ordered, right?)
When deciding whether to cancel an order:
  • "Weet je zeker dat je deze bestelling wilt annuleren? Heel, heel zeker?"
(Are you sure you want to cancel this order? Very, very sure?)
When canceling an order:
  • "Prima. Doen we net alsof dat nooit is gebeurd."
(Very well. Let's just pretend that never happened.)
When trying to cancel an already-arrived order:
  • "Kom op, gup! Je kunt een bestelling toch niet annuleren als hij al is bezorgd! Hoe zou dat moeten werken?"
(Come on, gup! You can't cancel an order after it's already been delivered! How is that supposed to work?)
When the order has yet to arrive:
  • "Ja, sorry hoor, maar dat soort dingen gaan niet vanzelf. Kom morgen nog maar eens terug, gup."
(Yes, well sorry, but things like that don't come naturally. Come back again tomorrow, gup.)
When picking up an item that doesn't match the original order:
  • "Gup, het is dit, of niks. Hopelijk kun je er wat mee."
(Gup, it's this or nothing. Hopefully you can do something with it.)
When picking up an item that almost matches the original order:
  • "Hiermee lukt het ook, toch? Het is niet helemaal precies wat je zocht, maar soms is dat juist wat je nodig hebt."
(This will do it too, right? It's not quite exactly what you were looking for, but sometimes that's just what you need.)
When picking up an item that does match the original order:
  • "Oké, vraag even niet hoe of wat, maar ik heb precies gevonden wat je wilde. Niet verkeerd, hè?"
(Okay, don't ask how or what, but I found exactly what you wanted. Not bad, right?)
When picking up an item ordered in the SplatNet Shop:
  • "Ik heb dat Tentashop-spul voor je dat je had besteld. Het lijkt hier wel een postkantoor."
(I got that SplatNet Shop stuff for you that you ordered. This place looks like a post office.)
When deciding whether to buy it:
  • "Wil je het hebben?"
(Do you want it?)
When declining:
  • "Het ziet er in het echt toch minder uit? Nou, je kunt er vandaag nog om komen, en morgen gaat het bij het oud vuil."
(It looks less good in real life, doesn't it? Well, you can still get around to it today, and tomorrow it goes in the trash.)
When declining (SplatNet Shop):
  • "Hm? Niet waar je van droomde? Ik lig er niet wakker van. Kom maar langs als je er toch zin in krijgt."
(Hm? Not what you were dreaming of? I'm not losing any sleep over it. Come over if you do get a taste for it.)
When accepting while already having that item:
  • "Zeg, je hebt al precies dezelfde uitrusting. Wil je je oude uitrusting vervangen door deze nieuwe?"
(Say, you already have exactly the same gear. Would you like your old gear replaced with this new one?)
When accepting while not having enough Cash:
  • "Wat maak je me nou, gup? Ik ben misschien niet meer zo op de centen als ik vroeger was, maar ik ben geen liefdadigheidsinstelling."
(What on earth are you doing, gup? I may not be watching my pennies as I used to be, but I'm not a charity.)
When nothing's ordered:
  • "Weet je wat ik voor jou heb? Niks! Want dat is precies wat je hebt besteld! Vertel me eerst eens wat ik voor je moet bestellen, gup."
(Do you know what I have for you? Nothing! Because that's exactly what you have ordered! First tell me what I have to order for you, gup.)

Regarding star power-boosting:

When selecting to boost star power for the first time:
  • "Mocht je superzeeslakken hebben die je niet gebruikt, dan kan ik daarmee de zeldzaamheid van je uitrusting verhogen. Hoe zeldzamer, hoe meer vakjes. En hoe meer vakjes, hoe meer effecten. En met drie vakjes verdien je sneller uitrustingservaring. Goeie deal, dit. Dus als je lievelingsuitrusting hebt, dan wil je daar de zeldzaamheid van verhogen. Geloof mij nou maar. Ik moet je wel waarschuwen: voor mij telt elke superzeeslak, maar hoe hoger de zeldzaamheid, hoe meer slakken het je kost. Maar dat is logisch."
(Should you have Super Sea Snails that you don't use, I can use them to boost the star power of your gear. The rarer, the more slots. And the more slots, the more abilities. And with three slots, you earn gear experience faster. Good deal, this. So if you have favorite gear, you want to boost the star power of that. Take my word for it. I have to warn you though: for me, every Super Sea Snail counts, but the higher the star power, the more snails it costs you. But that makes sense.)
When selecting to boost star power:
  • "Met welk stuk uitrusting gaan we aan de slag, gup? Voor genoeg superzeeslakken maak ik al je dromen waar. Als je over extra effecten droomt, ten minste. En wie doet dat niet?"
(Which piece of gear are we going with, gup? For enough Super Sea Snails, I'll make all your dreams come true. If you dream about secondary abilities, at least. And who doesn't?)
When deciding whether to boost it:
  • "Zeldzaamheid verhogen?"
(Boost the star power?)
When selecting gear which star power can't be boosted:
  • "Die uitrusting is al zo zeldzaam als een zeeslak met een snor. Daar valt niks meer aan te verhogen, gup."
(That gear's star power is as rare as a sea snail with a mustache. Nothing about that is left to boost, gup.)
When selecting a Splatfest Tee:
  • "Dat is een Splatfest-T-shirt, toch? Sorry, maar die kan ik niet zeldzamer maken."
(That's a Splatfest Tee, right? Sorry, but I can't boost the star power of those.)
When the player has no Super Sea Snails:
  • "Wat maak jij me nou. Je hebt geen superzeeslakje op zak, en je verwacht dat ik je help? Kom maar terug als je zakken wat minder plat zijn, gup."
(What on earth are you doing. You don't have a Super Sea Snail in your pocket, and you expect me to help you? Come back when you are a little less broke, gup.)
When the player has not enough Super Sea Snails:
  • "Zeg, je komt wat superzeeslakken tekort. Dat snap ik wel, ik heb hetzelfde probleem. Maar mijn prijzen zijn mijn prijzen."
(Say, you're short some Super Sea Snails. I get that, I have the same problem. But my prices are my prices.)
When the player has not yet got any Super Sea Snails:
  • "Eh, vind je het zelf ook niet een beetje vroeg hiervoor?"
(Um, don't you think it's a little early for this yourself?)

Regarding gear-scrubbing:

When selecting to scrub gear for the first time:
  • "Eerste keer dat je effectvakjes laat legen, of niet dan? Als je effectvakjes laat legen, dan worden de extra effecten opgeruimd, oké? Dan kun je er weer fris tegenaan om nieuwe effecten te verzamelen op het slagveld. En de effectfragmenten die vrijkomen bij het legen, mag je houden. Als je er genoeg verzamelt, kun je zelf bepalen welke effecten je aan uitrusting geeft. Dit is serieus handig, hoor. Ik wil je niet vertellen wat je moet doen, maar dit is echt een handige manier om aan buitengewoon verse uitrusting te komen. Als je inziet wat dit je te bieden heeft, dan kunnen we wel een mooi prijsje afspreken. Wat, je dacht toch niet dat ik zo'n service gratis weggeef?"
(First time you scrub ability slots, right? If you scrub ability slots, then the secondary abilities will be cleared, okay? Then you can start fresh again to collect new abilities on the battlefield. And you can keep the ability chunks that are released when you scrub them. If you collect enough of them, you can decide which abilities to give to gear. This is seriously handy, you know. I don't want to tell you what to do, but this is really a handy way to get extraordinary fresh gear. If you see what this can offer you, I'm sure we can agree on a nice price. What, you didn't think I was giving away a service like this for free, did you?)
When selecting to scrub a piece of gear:
  • "Kies de uitrusting, dan leeg ik de vakjes. Ik poets tot ie weer glanst."
(Choose the gear, then I scrub the slots. I polish until it shines again.)
When deciding to scrub a piece of gear:
  • "Vakjes legen?"
(Scrub slots?)
After scrubbing a piece of gear:
  • "Kijk toch eens, wat een schitterend schone pracht. En deze effectfragmenten mag je houden. Graag gedaan, gup."
(Just look at it, what a wonderful beautiful splendor. And these ability chunks you can keep. You're welcome, gup.)
When selecting a piece of gear without secondary abilities:
  • "Gup, deze uitrusting heeft geen extra effecten. Wat moet ik hier nou mee?"
(Gup, this gear doesn't have secondary abilities. What am I supposed to do with this?)
When selecting a piece of gear while not having enough Cash:
  • "Wat maak je me nou, gup? Ik ben misschien niet meer zo op de centen als ik vroeger was, maar ik ben geen liefdadigheidsinstelling."
(What on earth are you doing, gup? I may not be watching my pennies as I used to be, but I'm not a charity.)

Regarding adding gear abilities:

When selecting to add gear abilities for the first time:
  • "Wat? Heb jij nog nooit effecten toegevoegd aan je uitrusting? Meen je dat nou? Als je genoeg effectfragmenten hebt, is het een eitje. Je kunt je uitrusting zelfs een helemaal nieuw effect geven en je huidige vervangen. Superhandig. Je krijgt zelfs effectfragmenten terug voor dat oude effect. Recycling, weet je. Dus er is eigenlijk geen reden om het niet te doen. Als je effectfragmenten hebt en je wilt wat spelen met de effecten van je uitrusting, kom dan maar op!"
(What? You've never added abilities to your gear? Are you serious? If you have enough ability chunks, it's a piece of cake. You can even give your gear a whole new ability and replace your current one. Super handy. You even get ability chunks back for that old ability. Recycling, you know. So there's really no reason not to do it. If you have ability chunks and want to play around with the abilities of your gear, come on then!)
When selecting to add gear abilities:
  • "Prima. Kies dan maar een stuk uitrusting en een effect."
(Very well. Then just pick a piece of gear and an ability.)
When selecting a Splatfest Tee:
  • "Pas wel op, gup. Als je die verdubbelaar vervangt door wat anders, dan krijg je hem niet terug."
(Do be careful, gup. If you replace that Ability Doubler with something else, then you won't get it back.)
When deciding whether to add the ability:
  • "Dit wordt 'm dus?"
(So this will be it?)
After adding the ability on a piece of gear:
  • "Past precies, gup. Hopelijk heb je er wat aan tijdens gevechten."
(Fits perfectly, gup. Hopefully it will be of use to you during battles.)

Regarding slot-rerolling:

When selecting to reroll slots for the first time:
  • "Juist. Geef me één superzeeslak, en ik vervang alle extra effecten van een stuk uitrusting. Je krijgt de effectfragmenten van de effecten die ik heb weggehaald, oké? O, maar dat werkt alleen bij uitrusting met drie vakjes, die allemaal zijn gevuld met een effect. Anders begin ik er niet aan. Eens kijken wat we hier hebben..."
(Right. Give me one Super Sea Snail, and I'll replace all secondary abilities of a piece of gear. You get the ability chunks of the abilities I took away, okay? Oh, but that only works for gear with three slots, which all are filled with an ability. Otherwise I won't bother. Let's see what we have here....)
When selecting to reroll slots:
  • "Heb je uitrusting met drie volle effectvakjes? Dan kan ik voor één superzeeslak alle extra effecten voor je veranderen, oké gup?"
(Do you have gear with three full ability slots? Then for one Super Sea Snail I can change all secondary abilities for you, okay gup?)
When deciding whether to reroll slots:
  • "Willekeurig vullen?"
(Fill randomly?)
When the gear's three slots are not filled:
  • "Zeg! Niet alle vakjes zijn gevuld. Luister nou eens goed. Ik kan alleen de effecten wijzigen als alle drie de vakjes gevuld zijn, gup."
(Hey! Not all slots are filled. You listen carefully. I can only change the abilities if all three slots are filled, gup.)
When the gear has a too low star power:
  • "Misschien is tellen niet zo je ding, maar ik zie hier nog geen drie vakjes. Dit stuk uitrusting is niet zeldzaam genoeg. Deze service is bedoeld voor uitrusting met drie vakjes, die ook nog allemaal gevuld zijn met een extra effect."
(Maybe counting is not your strong suit, but I don't see three slots here yet. This piece of gear does not have a high enough star power. This service is for gear with three slots, all filled with a secondary ability.)
When the player has no Super Sea Snails:
  • "Wat maak jij me nou. Je hebt geen superzeeslakje op zak, en je verwacht dat ik je help? Kom maar terug als je zakken wat minder plat zijn, gup."
(What on earth are you doing. You don't have a Super Sea Snail in your pocket, and you expect me to help you? Come back when you are a little less broke, gup.)
When the player has not yet got any Super Sea Snails:
  • "Eh, vind je het zelf ook niet een beetje vroeg hiervoor?"
(Um, don't you think it's a little early for this yourself?)

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Trivia

  • Spyke's design is based on the phrase "street urchin", which refers to homeless children who make their living on the streets of large cities. Spyke himself is a literal street urchin: a sea urchin who makes his living working in the back alleys of Inkopolis and is apparently never seen going home.
  • Spyke was revealed during the special Splatoon Nintendo Direct on 7 May 2015.
  • During a Splatfest, Spyke can be seen tapping his hand to the beat of the music.
  • Spyke and Murch's hometowns are close to each other. [2]
  • According to The Art of Splatoon, Spyke is good at math.
  • In Splatoon, some of the Super Sea Snails next to Spyke shake, while others are only empty shells. Sea urchins in real life are also known to eat snails smaller than themselves. This may imply that Spyke removes the shells (possibly using the screwdriver next to him) and eats the snails, further hinted at by his comment that he wants their "juicy insides".
  • Spyke's location in Inkopolis Plaza is almost exactly opposite to Cooler Heads, which is run by Annie, a sea anemone. This could be a reference to sea urchins and sea anemones being natural enemies. This connection is furthered by the Splatoon 2 relationship chart, which implies that Annie is afraid of Spyke.[3]
  • Spyke's "YOU WOT, MATE?!" in the North American version of Splatoon is a reference to a slang phrase and internet meme attributed to the United Kingdom, "U WOT M8".
  • Spyke was on Team Chaos for the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest, as it reflects how he exploits the otherwise peaceful order of Inkopolis.[4]
  • In Splatoon 3, if you attempt to order gear without enough money, he implies that he cant see as well as he used to. This may be why he wears glasses.

Etymology

Spyke is a corruption of spike.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ダウニー
Downy[b]
Pun on uni ("urchin") and the name Downey
Netherlands Dutch Spyke Same as English
Canada and France French Kipik From qui pique ("who/which prick")
Germany German Siggi German given name[c]
Italy Italian Richie Given name[d]
Russia Russian Шипаня
Shipanya
From шип ship ("thorn")
Spain Spanish Eri From erizo de mar ("urchin")
China Chinese 岚刺[5]
Láncì
Storm Spike
China Chinese (Simplified) 丹尼[6]
dānní
Downey

Translation notes

  1. North America
  2. Daunī
  3. Possibly a pun on Seeigel ("sea urchin")
  4. Possibly a pun on riccio ("urchin")

References