Ocho OctoPhones

From Inkipedia, the Splatoon wiki

The Ocho OctoPhones are headgear in Splatoon 3.

They are a 1-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 a structure resembling the number 8 connecting their housing to the headband. The housing feautures a printed Forge logo. The hinges and ear cups are gold, while cushions and drivers are black.

Splatoon 3

Ocho OctoPhones
Ocho OctoPhones
Cash 3,000
SplatNet 3
Cash 6,000
Star power
Added in


The Ocho OctoPhones come with Opening Gambit as the primary ability when purchased from a 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. When purchased from SplatNet 3, they come with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 1-star item, the Ocho OctoPhones come with two 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, 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 2 stars will add another secondary ability slot for a total of three slots. 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 they are made by the Forge gear 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 slot.




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
Netherlands Dutch Octo-koptelefoon 8X Octo headphones 8X
CanadaFrance French Casque écho Octa Octo echo headphones
Germany German 8X-Kopfhörer 8X Headphones
Italy Italian Octocuffie rosse Red octophones
Russia Russian Красные осьмофоны
Krasnye os'mofony
Red octophones
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Audífonos octoestéreo Octa-stereo headphones
Spain Spanish (NOE) Auriculares octoestéreo Octa-stereo headphones
China Chinese (Simplified) 耳朵章鱼8
ěrduǒ zhāngyú 8 (Mandarin)
Ear Octopus 8
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 耳朵章魚8
ěrduǒ zhāngyú 8 (Mandarin)
Ear Octopus 8
South Korea Korean 귀 딱지 8
gwi ttagji 8

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.

See also