The Plankton Walker

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The Plankton Walker is headgear in Splatoon 3.
It is a 2-star item produced by SquidForce and comes with the primary ability Last-Ditch Effort. It is available from the Switch News channel as a promotion for the Zombie vs. Skeleton vs. Ghost Splatfest. It cannot be ordered from another player.


The Plankton Walker is a black tricorne hat worn over a striped black and ink-colored bandana and a black eyepatch over the left eye. Two feathers (one matching the wearer's ink and one in a contrasting color) are secured to the right-side brim of the hat by a dull silver diamond-shaped pin with an engraved fish skeleton pattern.

When displayed in a locker in Splatoon 3, this gear is placed on a black mannequin head.

Splatoon 3

The Plankton Walker
The Plankton Walker
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The The Plankton Walker comes with Last-Ditch Effort as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Comeback, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. When purchased from SplatNet 3, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 2-star item, the The Plankton Walker comes with three additional slots 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 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 SquidForce gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Ink Resistance Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) to fill its secondary ability slots.



The Plankton walker is a play on plankton, microscopic sea organisms, and walking the plank, a method of execution sometimes used by pirates.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キャプテン・カサゴ
Kyaputen kasago
Captain Rockfish
Netherlands Dutch Piratenhoed met pluim Pirate hat with plume
CanadaFrance French Tricorne pirate plancton
Germany German Klecksereispitz From "klecks" (splat) and "Dreispitz" (tricorn)
Italy Italian Capitan Plancton Captain Plankton
Russia Russian Треуголка пирата-зомби
Treugolka pirata-zombi
Zombie pirate cocked hat
SpainMexico Spanish Sombrero con pluma Hat with feather
China Chinese (Simplified) 石狗公队长
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 石狗公隊長
South Korea Korean 캡틴 쏨뱅이 Same as Japanese

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