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 are a species and type of currency in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. Their sole use is to add sub ability slots into a piece of gear (for up to three sub ability slots) or reroll all three sub abilities on a 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 stocks up multiple snails indefinitely as the player racks up wins, even if the stage rotation changes. If more than nine snails are stockpiled, Judd gives the player nine for every instance he is spoken to and continues to do so until the amount of snails that were stockpiled is reached. After the last Splatfest in the game, this is now the only way to acquire Super Sea Snails.

While Splatfests were occurring, 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 add sub ability slots into a piece of gear or reroll all three sub abilities on a piece of gear. If the player is at level 20 or higher and has no remaining Super Sea Snails, they can instead pay with 30,000 cash for these services.

Splatoon 2

Earning

Judd awards Super Sea Snails to players that talk to him after reaching level 30, where one snail is stockpiled indefinitely for each level past 30 (inclusive). Unlike in Splatoon, Judd gives all stockpiled snails at once. Players who reach level 99 or level ★99 may reset to level ★1 again, so an unlimited amount of Super Sea Snails can be gained this way. After the last Splatfest in the game, this is the only way to obtain the Super Sea Snails.

Level Points
(Minimum)
Points
(To next)
Super Sea Snails
30 903,900 62,000

Super Sea Snail +001

31 965,900 65,500

Super Sea Snail +001

32 1,031,400 69,000

Super Sea Snail +001

33 1,110,400 72,500

Super Sea Snail +001

34 1,172,900 76,000

Super Sea Snail +001

35 1,248,900 79,000

Super Sea Snail +001

36 1,327,900 82,000

Super Sea Snail +001

37 1,409,900 85,000

Super Sea Snail +001

38 1,494,900 88,000

Super Sea Snail +001

39 1,582,900 90,000

Super Sea Snail +001

40 1,672,900 92,000

Super Sea Snail +001

41 1,764,900 94,000

Super Sea Snail +001

42 1,858,900 95,000

Super Sea Snail +001

43 1,953,900 96,000

Super Sea Snail +001

44 2,049,900 97,000

Super Sea Snail +001

45 2,146,900 98,000

Super Sea Snail +001

46 2,244,900 98,500

Super Sea Snail +001

47 2,343,400 99,000

Super Sea Snail +001

48 2,442,400 99,500

Super Sea Snail +001

49+ 2,541,900 100,000

Super Sea Snail +001

While Splatfests were occurring, at the end of each Splatfest, Super Sea Snails were 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 add sub ability slots into a piece of gear or reroll all three sub abilities on a piece of gear. Unlike in Splatoon, there is no option to pay with cash for these services even if the player runs out of Super Sea Snails.

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.
  • Super Sea Snails may be based on the Turbo sazae snail, considering the "サザエ" (sazae) in the Japanese name is the same as the name of the species.
  • 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).
  • In Splatoon 2, a total of Super Sea Snails 559 are needed to fill every gear slot. If one wanted to gain at least that many snails - excluding any that Judd awards for leveling up - they need to have won at least twenty-four of the twenty-six Splatfests from Mayo vs. Ketchup (2017) to Chaos vs. Order (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
Japan Japanese スーパーサザエ
sūpā sazae
Super Turban shell
Netherlands Dutch Superzeeslak Super sea snail
France French (NOE) Super coquillage Super shell
Germany German Supermuschel Super Seashell
Italy Italian Super mollusco Super Mollusk
Russia Russian Круть-улитка
Krut'-ulitka
Cool-snail
Spain Spanish Supermolusco Supermollusk