How To Farm Ability Chunks In Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 is a game of wits and abilities but not the ones you think. Gear Abilities are a big part of winning and losing in Splatoon 3 because they can greatly enhance the effectiveness of certain actions.

Ability Chunks are used to add secondary gear abilities to a piece of gear in Splatoon 3. This way, you can customize your favorite piece of gear to fit your hand perfectly.

Throughout this guide, we will be discussing ability chunks, the easy way to farm, and how to use them in Splatoon 3.

Where can I get ability chunks in Splatoon 3?

Ability chunks can be obtained during the splatfest event. Here players have to first choose a splatfest team after which they will be rewarded with a splatfest shirt.

This shirt is important as it can be used as means to collect ability chunks. Wearing it, the players then head to the lobby where they use drink tickets to choose abilities on their gear while they are leveling up.

The next step is to gain experience with the gear. Upon doing it you will notice the abilities roll in along with the drink tickets. Once you get free abilities on the shirt, head over to Murch to get your abilities scrubbed off for you. This will result in players getting ability chunks.


Compared to other gear items the shirt is relatively cheaper in terms of obtaining ability chunks and players tend to use it for farming ability chunks as well.

Best ways to get ability chunks in Splatoon 3

Every piece of gear that you own will have a primary ability and up to 3 secondary abilities. The number of abilities depends upon the star level of the gear.

There are tons of ways to earn Ability Chunks and we are going to be looking at a few of them.

Salmon Run

Salmon Run is one of the multiplayer modes featured in the Splatoon Series and is probably one of the easiest and fastest ways to earn and gather some ability chunks.

When you are playing Salmon Run, you will oftentimes receive duplicate gear. That gear can be turned into Ability Chunks at the rewards counter.

In this way, you will be able to collect large amounts of Ability Chunks in a small period of time with the only downside being that this way you cannot pick the ability chunk you want, and what you get is totally randomized.

Leveling up your gear

Once you have all three slots for your secondary abilities filled, you can start leveling up that specific piece of gear. Every time your gear levels up, you will receive an Ability Chunk.

This is one of the slowest methods out of all. However, if you are looking for a specific Ability Chunk, this method might be the most suitable for you.

Rerolling abilities

One of the unconventional and rather expensive methods to gain some Ability Chunks is by asking Murch to reroll your gear for a hefty cost of 1 Super Sea Snail.

Essentially what rerolling does is it will replace all of the currently present secondary abilities on a piece of gear with random abilities. For every ability replaced, it will give you an Ability Chunk of the ability that got replaced.

Rerolling can only be done on gear that has all three secondary ability slots filled. This is also another method to target specific ability chunks in Splatoon 3.

Scrubbing gear

Another way of getting some Ability Chunks is by Scrubbing Gear. Scrubbing your gear will completely remove all of the secondary abilities of your gear and return them to you as Ability Chunks.

Scrubbing a piece of gear will return it to its base form. You will have to level it up once again from the scratch. However, this way you can get the ability chunks that you actually want and put them on the gear of your choice.

Scrubbing can be done with the help of NPC Murch who will be sitting outside the Multiplayer Lobby. Scrubbing your gear will cost you. So it is recommended to scrub gear that has all three slots filled to get your money’s worth.

How many ability chunks do you get from Scrubbing?

Scrubbing gear is the most effective and cheaper way to get ability chunks in Splatoon 3. Players can end up getting three ability chunks by scrubbing their splash fest shirt.

The splat fest shirt is relatively cheaper in terms of scrubbing compared to the gear as it costs around 2000 since it’s heavily discounted for players. Upon scrubbing it each time the player will end up receiving an ability chunk.

The most amount of ability chunks an individual can acquire is 3 from a single gear, whereas the secondary ability after being scrubbed from the gear accounts for 3 ability points.

How to unlock abilities with ability chunks

Using Ability Chunks is as easy as visiting Murch. To use the Ability Chunks in Splatoon 3, just go to Murch and select the “Add Abilities” option.

From there you will be able to add abilities to your preferred piece of gear using Ability Chunks. The cost to add abilities using Ability Chunks will be paid in the number of Ability Chunks required to add a certain ability.

The cost to add abilities is given below.

  • Primary Slot: 45 Chunks (6 Ability Chunks of the replaced ability refunded)
  • 1 Secondary Slot: 10 Chunks
  • 2 Secondary Slots: 20 Chunks
  • 3 Secondary Slots: 30 Chunks

The above-mentioned cost to add abilities in the secondary slot is for duplicate abilities. If you add a different ability, that will still cost 10 Ability Chunks.

How to use Ability Chunks

Upon gaining ability chunks, players can find Merch again and select the “Add abilities” option to shop NPC. The ability chunks can be used for adding abilities to the primary and secondary slots of gear.

This is necessary in order for players to level up their gear, so for that purpose players require lots of ability chunks to upgrade their gears.

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