Squidvader Cap

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The Squidvader Cap is headgear in the Splatoon series.

In Splatoon, it is a 2-star item produced by Skalop and comes with the primary ability Special Charge Up. It can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 2,300.

In Splatoon 2, it is a 1-star item produced by Skalop and comes with the primary ability Special Charge Up. It can be purchased from Headspace for Cash 1,300 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 3,250.

In Splatoon 3, it is a 0-star item produced by Skalop and comes with the primary ability Special Charge Up. It can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 1,300 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 3,250.

Appearance

The Squidvader Cap is a dark-colored cap with a flat brim and a brightly colored, pixelated squid on the front similar to those from Space Invaders, hence the name. On the brim is a sticker with the Skalop logo in black and white. The whole hat changes color to match that of the wearer's Ink and is worn at a slight angle. In Splatoon 3, the cap can be rotated to instead face backwards using the 'Adjust Gear' feature.

Splatoon

Squidvader Cap
Squidvader Cap
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 2,300
Star count
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Introduced
Initial Release (1.0.0)

Abilities

The Squidvader Cap comes with Special Charge Up as the primary ability. As a 2-star item, the Squidvader Cap comes with two additional slots 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 it is made by the Skalop gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Quick Respawn and a lower chance of rolling Special Saver to fill its secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 2

Squidvader Cap
Squidvader Cap
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 1,300
SplatNet 2
Cash 3,250
Star count
Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png
Introduced
Initial Release (1.0.0)

Abilities

The Squidvader Cap comes with Special Charge Up as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 2, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 1-star item, the Squidvader Cap comes 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 it is made by the Skalop gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Quick Respawn and a lower chance of rolling Special Saver to fill its secondary ability slot.

Splatoon 3

Squidvader Cap
Squidvader Cap
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 1,300
SplatNet 3
Cash 3,250
Adjustable
Yes
Star power
Star-empty.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png
Introduced

The Squidvader Cap appeared in a Twitter post showcasing various shooter-class weapons on 2 May 2022.

Abilities

The Squidvader Cap comes with Special Charge Up as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 3, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 0-star item, the Squidvader Cap comes with one additional slot for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with Super Sea Snails for 1 (first), 1 (second), 5 (third), 10 (fourth), or 20 (fifth) Super Sea Snails per star, or by purchasing additional copies of it from Naut Couture for 10,000 (first), 30,000 (second), 50,000 (third), 100,000 (fourth), or 200,000 (fifth) Cash per star. Increasing the star level to 1 or 2 stars will add a secondary ability slot per level, up to a maximum of three slots. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by a cumulative 3.333…% up to 10% additional experience at 5-star level. Since it is made by the Skalop gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Quick Respawn and a lower chance of rolling Special Saver to fill its secondary ability slots.

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Trivia

  • The Squidvader Cap is the only cap by Skalop to have a white sticker instead of gold. It reflects light like the other stickers, but not quite as strongly.
  • The Squidvader Cap exists in real life, sold by KOG.

Etymology

Squidvader is a portmanteau of "squid" and "invader", likely named due to the similarity of the pixelated squid pattern to the sprites from the game Space Invaders.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese イカベーダーキャップ
Ika-Bēdā Kyappu
Squid-Vader Cap
Netherlands Dutch Pixelpet (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Squidvader-pet (Splatoon[1])
Pixel cap
Squidvader cap
CanadaFrance French Casquette Sea Invader Sea Invader cap
Germany German Inkvader-Kappe Inkvader cap
Italy Italian Berretto Inkvaders Inkvaders cap
Russia Russian Кепка захватчика (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Kepka zakhvatchika
Бейсболка с кальмаром (Splatoon[2])
Beysbolka s kal'marom
Inkvader cap

Baseball cap with squid
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Gorra calalienígena Alien squid cap
Spain Spanish (NOE) Gorra calamarciano Squid martian cap
China Chinese 墨行帽
mòxíng mào (Mandarin)
Ink cap
South Korea Korean 오징어 베이더 캡
ojing-eo beideo kaeb
Squid-Vader Cap
Portugal Portuguese Chapéu Squidvader[3] Squidvader Hat

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