Splatoon 3: How to Get Conch Shells

Splatoon 3's Conch Shells let you get a free pull at the Shell-Out Machine. Here's how to find and use them.

Splatoon 3 Conch Shells are a new type of currency you can earn during Splatfests. The process of getting them is painless, and given what you can exchange them for, taking the few seconds to register for the Splatfest is worth it, even if you don’t participate in the actual event. Exchanging a few could help you level up faster if you’re lucky.

This Splatoon 3 guide will tell you everything you need to know about Conch Shells, from how to get them to how to use them. 

Where to Find Conch Shells

The only time you can obtain Splatoon 3’s Conch Shells – so far, at least – is during the lead-up to a Splatfest. Head to the Splatfest terminal in Splatsville’s square. The terminal is behind you to your left when you first log in to the game.

Activate the screen, and choose which team you want to join. Your team choice doesn’t matter for obtaining conches.

After that, play ranked and casual matches to boost your catalog level. You earn one Conch Shell every time your catalog level increases. You also earn bonus catalog experience in your first match each day until the Splatfest ends.

What are Conch Shells For?

You can spend Conch Shells at the Shell-Out Machine in the Lobby area in place of coins. The Shell-Out Machine is where you get food and drink tickets, which you can use at the restaurant for meals that increase how much experience you earn in matches. Raising your level is the only way to unlock new gear, and one of the easier ways to earn Sheldon Licenses.If you're lucky, you might even get new banners to customize your squid kid with.

In other words, spend every Conch you get. It only costs one for a pull at the machine, and there’s no limit to how many times you can use them each day.

That’s all you need to know about Conch Shells in Splatoon 3, but make sure to check out our other Splatoon 3 guides for more tips and tricks, including our Splatoon 3 weapon tier list, so you pick only the best of the best.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 24th 2022

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