Vaporwave Tee

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The Vaporwave Tee is a piece of clothing in Splatoon 3.

It is a 0-star item produced by Skalop and comes with the primary ability Thermal Ink. It can be purchased from Man-o'-Wardrobe for Cash 880 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 2,200.


The Vaporwave Tee is a T-shirt with a gradient. The top half is dark blue, which fades into magenta on the bottom half. On the front of the shirt is the text from the Skalop logo in white. In Splatoon 3, the shirt can be changed into an oversized version using the "Adjust Gear" feature.

Splatoon 3

Vaporwave Tee
Vaporwave Tee
Cash 880
SplatNet 3
Cash 2,200
Star power
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The Vaporwave Tee comes with Thermal Ink as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Clothing, prevents the wearer from also having Ability Doubler, Haunt, Ninja Squid, or Respawn Punisher. When purchased from SplatNet 3, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Clothing (with the exception of Ability Doubler). As a 0-star item, the Vaporwave Tee 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 Man-o'-Wardrobe 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.



The name is a reference to the "Vaporwave" musical style, which developed into a general visual art style and became a meme in the 2010s. The Vaporwave visual art style tends to incorporate '80's and '90's aesthetics, pastel and neon colors, glitch effects and geometric patterns within a futuristic style.

The -wave suffix denotes a subculture centered around a topic; the "vapor" component of the word vaporwave refers to vaporware. The Vaporwave Tee's naming convention is shared with the Firewave Tee and the Icewave Tee.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トワイライトグラデT
towairaito gurade T
Twilight Grade Tee
Netherlands Dutch Avondtinten-T-shirt Evening tint T-shirt
CanadaFrance French T-shirt dégradé vapeur Vapor gradient t-shirt
Germany German Zwielichtwellen-Shirt Twilight Wave Shirt
Italy Italian T-shirt vaporosa Vaporous T-shirt
Russia Russian Майка «Закат»
Mayka «Zakat»
«Sunset» T-shirt
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Camiseta crepúsculo Twilight T-shirt
Spain Spanish (NOE) Camiseta degradado neón Gradient T-shirt neon
China Chinese (Simplified) 暮光渐层T恤
mùguāng jiàncéng T xù (Mandarin)
Twilight Gradient T-Shirt
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 暮光漸層T恤
mùguāng jiàncéng T xù (Mandarin)
Twilight Gradient T-Shirt
South Korea Korean 트와일라이트 그러데이션 T
teuwailraiteu geureodeisyeon T
Twilight Gradation Tee

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