Super Sea Snail

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Super Sea Snails are powerful creatures that can upgrade your gear. But you'll need to find a specialist... Someone who knows how to unlock the power of Super Sea Snails. I hate to say it, but maybe you should check that sketchy back alley. Super Sea Snails are mega valuable. Don't let 'em go to waste!
— Receiving Super Sea Snails for the first time in Splatoon.

Super Sea Snails (Japanese: スーパーサザエ Super Sazae) are a species and type of currency in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. Their sole use is to increase the number of slots on gear or reroll all secondary gear abilities on a select piece of gear.

Splatoon

Earning

Judd awards Super Sea Snails to players that talk to him after winning thirty Regular Battles or Ranked Battles. The wins do not need to be part of a consecutive win streak. Judd will stock up multiple snails as the player racks up wins, and he will keep them even if the stage rotation changes. If more than nine snails are stockpiled, Judd will give the player nine for every instance he is spoken to and will continue to do so until the amount of snails that were stockpiled is reached. As of the final Splatfest, this is now the only way to acquire Super Sea Snails.

While Splatfests were occuring, Super Sea Snails were awarded to participants based on their Splatfest title and on whether or not their team won. Users who participated could win at least two Super Sea Snails and up to 24 if the player's team was the winner while the player was at the highest tier.

Title Total EXP required Super Sea Snails
Winning team Losing team
[Team] Fanboy/Fangirl 4 2
[Team] Fiend 10 6 3
[Team] Defender 35 10 5
[Team] Champion 85 16 10
[Team] King/Queen 184 24 18

Use

Super Sea Snails may be given to Spyke, who uses them to increase the number of slots on gear or reroll all gear abilities on a select piece of gear. Spyke can also do this without a Sea Snail, but the player must be level 20 or higher, and it costs 30,000 Cash.

Splatoon 2

Earning

Judd awards Super Sea Snails to players that talk to him after reaching level 30. Each level earns the player one snail. Judd will hold snails indefinitely, so there is no need for players to talk to him every time they level up.

At the end of each Splatfest, Super Sea Snails are awarded to participants based on their Splatfest title and on whether or not their team won.

Title Total EXP required Super Sea Snails
Winning team Losing team
[Team] Fanboy/Fangirl 3 2
[Team] Fiend 100 5 3
[Team] Defender 350 9 7
[Team] Champion 850 16 13
[Team] King/Queen 1849 24 21

Use

Super Sea Snails may be given to Murch, who uses them to increase the number of slots on gear or reroll all gear abilities on a select piece of gear.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Super Sea Snails appear to slightly resemble Maiamai from A Link Between Worlds and Mushrooms from the Mario series.
  • The gear slot properties of Super Sea Snails seem to lie more in their actual shells than the snails themselves, which according to Spyke are "juicy". This implies the snails are irrelevant to the process, but can be consumed by certain species like urchins.
  • Super Sea Snails seem to be capable of fear: when looking at the ones owned by Spyke and Murch, it is possible to see them shake as if certain of their fate of being consumed by Spyke and Murch.
  • In Splatoon, a total of Super Sea Snails 322 are needed to fill every gear slot, if the player does not use cash. As of Version 2.10.0, if one wanted to gain at least that many snails—excluding any that Judd awards for winning matches—they need to have won at least six out of sixteen total Splatfests (assuming they reach King/Queen rank every time).
  • Super Sea Snails are available in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo by ordering it from Inkwell's RV.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スーパーサザエ
sūpā sazae
Super Turban shell
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Superzeeslak Super sea snail
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Super coquillage Super shell
FlagGermany.svg German Supermuscheln Super Mussel
FlagItaly.svg Italian Super mollusco Super Mollusk
FlagRussia.svg Russian Круть-улитка
Krut'-ulitka
Cool-shell
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Supermolusco Supermollusk


Characters in Splatoon
Characters in Splatoon 2