Brain Strainer

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The Brain Strainer is headgear in Splatoon 3.

In Splatoon 3, it is a 0-, 1- or 2-star item produced by Grizzco and comes with a random primary ability generated when it is received. It is only available as a reward from Salmon Run Next Wave as the monthly gear for November 2022 or in a Pink Capsule. It cannot be ordered through Murch.


The Brain Strainer appears to be a spaghetti strainer with a red and blue wire coming out from it, small blinking lights coming out of the sides and an object that appears to be an antenna on the top. The strainer is attached to the player by a band connected to the strainer's handles.

Splatoon 3

Brain Strainer
Brain Strainer


The Brain Strainer comes with a random primary ability that can also appear as secondary abilities, which prevents the wearer from having Comeback, Last-Ditch Effort, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity as they are exclusive to Headgear and cannot appear as secondary abilities. This primary ability is assigned randomly when the item is received. As a 2-star item, the Brain Strainer comes with three additional slots 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. 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 Grizzco brand, it has equal chances to roll any secondary ability.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヒラメキブレインメット
hirameki burein metto
Inspiration Brain Helmet. Metto is an abbreviation for helmet.
Netherlands Dutch Whizzkidhelm Whizzkid helmet
Canada and France French Casque Eurêka Eureka Helmet
Germany German Genialotron -
Italy Italian Eurekappello -
Russia Russian Мозготрон
Spain Spanish Casco psicotrónico Psychotronic helmet
China Chinese (Simplified) 灵光一闪安全帽
língguāng yīshǎn ānquánmào (Mandarin)
Flashing Helmet
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 靈光一閃安全帽
língguāng yīshǎn ānquánmào (Mandarin)
Flashing Helmet
South Korea Korean 번뜩 브레인 헬멧
beontteug beulein helmes
Glitter Brain Helmet