Ocho OctoPhones

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The Ocho OctoPhones are headgear in the Splatoon series.
In Splatoon 3, they are a 2-star item produced by Forge and come with the primary ability Opening Gambit. They can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 3,000 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 6,000.


The Ocho Octophones are a pair of red headphones with shapes resembling the number 8 on each side. In the lower section on the 8 is the Forge logo.

Splatoon 3

Ocho OctoPhones
Ocho OctoPhones
Cash 3,000
SplatNet 3
Cash 6,000

This piece of gear was available in the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere.


The Ocho OctoPhones come with Opening Gambit as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Comeback, Last-Ditch Effort, or Tenacity. As a 2-star item, the Ocho OctoPhones come with three additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with a Super Sea Snail, or by purchasing additional copies of them from Naut Couture for 10,000 (first), 30,000 (second), 50,000 (third), 100,000 (fourth), or 200,000 (fifth) Cash per star. Increasing the star level to 1 or 2 stars will also add another secondary ability slot to the Ocho OctoPhones. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by the Ocho OctoPhones by a cumulative 3.333...% up to 10% additional experience at five-star level. Since they are made by the Forge brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Special Power Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Sub) to fill their secondary ability slots.




Ocho is Spanish for the number eight, referencing the figure-8 shape on both sides of the headphones.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ミミタコ8
Mimi Tako Hachi[note 1]
Ears Octopus 8
Russia Russian Красные осьмофоны
Krasnye os'mofony
Red octophones

Translation notes

  1. Mimi tako is short for 耳にたこができる mimi ni tako ga dekiru (literally "callus in one's ears", a pun on たこ tako meaning both "octopus" and "callus"), a Japanese idiom which means the speaker no longer wants to hear something.