In Sheldon's weapon shop I can spend Gold Sheldon Licenses I got from importing my Splatoon 2 save to unlock weapons before reaching the level requirement. There's a counter that shows how many normal Sheldon Licenses I have, but how do I check how many Gold Sheldon Licenses I have?

spending a Gold Sheldon License

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From the splatoon wiki:

Gold Sheldon Licenses do not have a counter in the user interface. Instead, Sheldon will tell the player how many they have left after they make a purchase.

Sheldon saying how many Gold Sheldon Licenses are left

So I guess they expected you to just spend them real quick and move on, and didn't bother programming it in the interface.


If you use all of your silver licenses, the display will instead show the number of gold licenses you have. Since this is a resource limited to importing data from Splatoon 2 as far as I can tell (doing so only gives you 3 gold licenses and there is no other way to acquire them), it seems they did not assign much thought into having a good UX for displaying them.

  • Gold Sheldon Licenses isn't provided by preordering. Player will receive it only when they have Splatoon 2's save data, as OP wrote it in above.
    – Skye-AT
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 1:38
  • @Skye-AT You're right, I misremembered. Thanks for the correction Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 20:10
  • May be worth mentioning importing your Splatoon 2 save grants 3 gold licenses
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 5:42
  • I used all my silver licenses, but the game did not display how many gold licenses I had.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Sep 16, 2022 at 14:09
  • If that is the case now, it has been changed or broken with the recent update. I absolutely remember it working this way upon release. It may have required a reload of the shop. Commented Sep 19, 2022 at 21:58

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