FANDOM



Hip Snake is the name of both the Brand and the pin. This article is about the Brand Hip Snake.
Logo-HS

Hip Snake is one of the game's 13 brands. It represents the snake in the Chinese Zodiac. The brand's style is modeled after the vintage "hip" clothing style from the 1970s, featuring old-fashioned coats, tees, and bell-bottom jeans.

Megumi Kitaniji's Noise forms, both Draco and Anguis Cantus drop Hip Snake, so it is implied that his preferred brand is Hip Snake, as his appearance also represents the vintage disco fashion. This is further reinforced by the fact that his headphones can be found in Towa Records, an area normally dominated by the Hip Snake brand.

Hip Snake pins are mostly negative psych and deal sustained damage instead of direct damage, but have the most variable abilities of status infliction on enemies, such as Immobilize, Attack Break, and HP Drain. Such sustained damage and status can be done by repeatedly touching or slashing on individual or groups of enemies.

Hip Snake Pins 113, 114, and 115 seem to suggest spelling out "Rock and Roll" when viewed in the stockpile with pin 113 being "Rock", Pin 114 being "And" and Pin 115 being "Roll".

While the brand is sold in stores that are "Hip"-themed, the Hip Snake brand doesn't have a true store of its own, although the Cosmic Corner in Dogenzaka can be considered as its "main" store.

References to the Chinese ZodiacEdit

  • Within ancient Chinese culture, it was the snake that was said to be worshiped as the entity representative of the powers of creation and the universe, before the early days of Chinese civilization introduced the dragon that overshadowed its popularity. While it would seem that the snake would go into obscurity upon this, its more humble spot however would come to see it as a creature of mystery, love, longevity, and even riches and prosperity, with legends each surrounding its symbolic aspects. Along with shedding its skin as it grows, so is the snake an immortal symbol of change and time.
  • With its 1970s dated theme, the decade is quite famous and shoehorned into depicting the youth of the era as somewhat irresponsible and slacking; while in the West, where youth were often outgoing and influenced by hippie and music culture to be laid back and carefree, Japan had its own parental concern summed in the term of how youth had "three principles of no principles: indolence, indifference, and irresponsibility" (三無主義). As such, this may be the explanation why the brand is rather poor at direct combat.
  • Contrasting with Wild Boar, while it is important to prepare for the future, it is also considered best to maintain a steady pace, and to "stop and smell the roses" every now and then. Representative of the past and nostalgia, Hip Snake's representative era of the 1970s is actually an important one, considered the era where the modern world and its foundations, be it to the entertainment industry, be it from film, to mainstream music, television, and even video games, to even where the start of the Information Age is considered to have begun. Considered a simpler time and a world of freedom, humanity, and free spirits to chase one's desires, especially within Japan and the United States, it is from its rock steady times that helped define it to be a pleasant era of many colors and easy tidings. While Wild Boar's headstrong nature gives it an edge, such an edge dulls when facing grounded reality too hard, and cannot look to pleasant reminders of the past, be it one's own or given out of empathy of other hearts than one's own, to give hope for the will to carry on to another day. While Wild Boar's street smart and tough urban image is meant to make a statement, so the saying goes "to be wise, one must be young and stupid". Presenting an urban image of whimsy and relaxed wisdom, Hip Snake's threads also come to showcase an easygoing and peaceful spirit than the intimidating and imposing nature of Wild Boar.

Featured PinsEdit

Hip Snake features a number of exclusive psychs such as Rock Bind, Holy Light, Ignition, and Frostbite. Unfortunately, their unique psych do not make up for their underaverage stats the pins have. Because of this, these pins are better used as secondary, or support, pins.

With the poor stats, especially their generally poor efficiency and long charging time, Hip Snake pins a better used as status inflicting pins when one needs to inflict such statuses.

Featured ThreadsEdit

Like their pins, Hip Snake's threads include unique abilities but are not at all reliable in battle as they don't give as much stats. In some cases even, Hip Snake threads that increase the chance of status affliction can be easily traded for other kinds of abilities.

Hip Snake is therefore a brand that holds weak threads and may only be recommended if the player require such specialized abilities.

Zephyr's Sonata may be used on Joshua if one wants to achieve his more powerful aerial finisher more easily, but it comes at the price of difficulty in preforming finishers and passing the puck on enemy that can move out of the way quickly and are not stunned by his attacks.

Hip Snake Pins

# Name Cls Psych Spec Power Sold by Dropped by Event reward Evolves into Info
Pin 104c104Long Live the RockC N Rock Bind T Cosmic Corner DougenzakaTin Pin Another Day (Udagawa Back Streets)
Touch an enemy to encase it in stones and stop it from moving. (Some enemies may not be affected.)
Pin 105c105Long Live the IceB N Freeze P Cosmic Corner DougenzakaW2D1
Pin 106c BPP
Press an enemy to encase it in ice and stop it from moving. (Some enemies may not be affected.)
Pin 106c106Long Live the FloeB N Freeze P
Pin 111c SDPP
Press an enemy to encase it in ice and stop it from moving. (Some enemies may not be affected.)
Pin 107c107Eyes Full of HopeB N Holy Light D Attack 4229 N
Pin 108c MPP
Keep the stylus trained on an enemy to focus light upon them. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes Attack Break.
Pin 108c108Eyes Full of LightB N Holy Light D Attack 7531 N
Keep the stylus trained on an enemy to focus light upon them. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes Attack Break.
Pin 109c109Hot GazeC N Ignition H Attack 67Cosmic Corner DougenzakaW3D1
Pin 110c BPP
Keep scratching an enemy to set it on fire. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes HP Drain.
Pin 110c110Sizzling GazeC N Ignition H Attack 78
Keep scratching an enemy to set it on fire. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes HP Drain.
Pin 111c111Cold StareB N Frostbite R Attack 80Cosmic Corner Dougenzaka
Pin 112c SDPP
Rapidly tap an enemy to freeze it. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes Immobilizes the enemy.
Pin 112c112Icy StareB N Frostbite R Attack 107Another Day Pig (Pork City 2F)
Rapidly tap an enemy to freeze it. Inflicts continuous damage and sometimes Immobilizes the enemy.
Pin 113c113Wassup Thunder!B N Thunderstorm D Attack 52Cosmic Corner Dougenzaka
Pin 114c BPP
Start on empty space and drag across one or more enemies to lock on, then lift the stylus to strike targets with lightning bolts. Inflicts damage.
Pin 114c114Wassup Lightning!B N Thunderstorm D Attack 67
Pin 115c MPP
Start on empty space and drag across one or more enemies to lock on, then lift the stylus to strike targets with lightning bolts. Inflicts damage.
Pin 115c115Wassup Voltage!B N Thunderstorm D Attack 85
Start on empty space and drag across one or more enemies to lock on, then lift the stylus to strike targets with lightning bolts. Inflicts damage.
Pin 116c116Indestructo ManA A Life Blight+ W3D3 Pig (104)
Greatly extends the duration of HP Drain's negative effects on enemies.
Pin 117c117Hip SnakeA A Resonance: HS 94 EN, 95 E
Increases the Attack of any Hip Snake pins Neku is wearing.

Hip Snake Evolution Chart

All pin evolution chartsHip SnakeLong Live the IceBattle PPLong Live the RockIndestructo ManLong Live the FloeShutdown PPCold StareShutdown PPIcy StareHip SnakeWassup Voltage!Mingle PPEyes Full of HopeMingle PPEyes Full of LightWassup Thunder!Battle PPWassup Lightning!Hot GazeBattle PPSizzling GazeHip Snake.graph
About this image

Hip Snake Threads Edit

IdTitleThreads slotATK bonusDEF bonusHP bonusBRV reqAbility nameAbility unlockerSold bySecret report event
094Dandy HatHeadwear436Show Combo Map LongerCosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 2)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
097Dappled Light WaltzTop32030More Attack Breaks IIle Grand - Cadoi City (FSG Lvl 3)le Grand - Cadoi City
107Flower One-pieceTop65060More Attack Breaks IICosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 3)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
114Funky ShadesAccessory4-832Show Combo Map LongerTowa Records - Towa Records (FSG Lvl 3)KuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside
102High Sun PaeanTop9-16250More Immobilization IICosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 3)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
104HydrangeaTop2636DEF +2Shadow Ramen - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 1)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
112Let's DanceFootwear430SOS DEF Boost IKuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside (FSG Lvl 2)KuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside
115Love & PeaceAccessory8-1239Beat: Fusion ★ +2KuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside (FSG Lvl 3)KuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside
111Love in a HeartbeatBottom9875Combo Panel +2Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 3)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
099North Wind ConcertoTop9-15746Neku: HP +40Edoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 3)Edoga the Shop - 104
101Sky Blue PaeanTop21239More Attack Breaks IShadow Ramen - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 2)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
116Slogan BandannasAccessory228Faster Puck ITowa Records - Towa Records (FSG Lvl 3)KuraKura - Shibukyu Stationside
100Spring Breeze RhapsodyTop28035More Defense Breaks IIle Grand - Cadoi City (FSG Lvl 3)le Grand - Cadoi City
103SunflowerTop21539More Defense Breaks ICosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 2)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
106Sunshine One-pieceTop3-13862More Immobilization ICosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 2)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka
096Tree Leaf SerenadeTop23042Beat: Air Combo Ble Grand - Cadoi City (FSG Lvl 2)le Grand - Cadoi City
105TulipTop21437More HP Drains IShibu-Q Heads 2F - Shibu-Q Heads (FSG Lvl 2)Edoga the Shop - 104
110When You're in LoveBottom-183883Shiki: Fusion ★ +2Edoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 5)Edoga the Shop - 104
113Young AmericanFootwear4-823Resist KnockbackEdoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 1)Edoga the Shop - 104
109Young FolksBottom-126848More HP Drains IIEdoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 3)Edoga the Shop - 104
108Youth's MarchBottom7530More Immobilization IEdoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 2)Edoga the Shop - 104
095Zephyr's ElegyTop42048Joshua: ATK +2Edoga the Shop - 104 (FSG Lvl 2)Edoga the Shop - 104
098Zephyr's SonataTop7-211340Combo Map Upgrade IICosmic Corner - Dogenzaka (FSG Lvl 1)Cosmic Corner - Dogenzaka


Brands
D+BNatural PuppyPavo RealMus RattusJupiter of the MonkeyHip SnakeSheep HeavenlyTigre PunksDragon CoutureLapin AngeliquePegasoWild BoarGatitoUnbrandedMithril Scale (Live Remix only)