Paintball Mask

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The Paintball Mask is headgear in the Splatoon series.

In Splatoon, it is a 3-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Comeback. It can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 10,000.

In Splatoon 2, it is a 3-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Comeback. It can be purchased from Headspace for Cash 10,000 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 15,000.

In Splatoon 3, it is a 2-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Comeback. It can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 10,000 or from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 15,000.

Appearance

The Paintball mask is a full-face paintball mask with a cap-like visor and a clear lens protecting the wearer's eyes. The mask is primarily light gray, covered in angular patterns which end in arrows, and secured to the wearer's head by two crossed straps. These straps, as well as the pattern on the mask itself, have two colors: black, and the wearer's Ink color. On the forehead portion of the mask is a small stamp of the Splatoon version of the Forge logo.

Splatoon

Paintball Mask
Paintball Mask
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 10,000
Star count
Added in
Initial Release (1.0.0)

The Paintball Mask was added on launch. It is worn by the Inkling holding the Aerospray MG or Inkzooka on the game's cover.

Abilities

The Paintball Mask comes with Comeback as the primary ability, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Headgear, prevents the wearer from also having Last-Ditch Effort, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. As a 3-star item, the Paintball Mask comes with three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since it is made by the Forge gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Duration Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Sub) to fill its secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 2

Paintball Mask
Paintball Mask
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 10,000
SplatNet 2
Cash 15,000
Star count
Added in
Initial Release (1.0.0)

The Paintball Mask returned on launch.

Abilities

The Paintball Mask comes with Comeback 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 Last-Ditch Effort, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. When purchased from SplatNet 2, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 3-star item, the Paintball Mask comes with three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since it is made by the Forge gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Power Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Sub) to fill its secondary ability slots.

Splatoon 3

Paintball Mask
Paintball Mask
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 10,000
SplatNet 3
Cash 15,000
Star power
Added in

The Paintball Mask returned in the Fresh Season 2023 update, released on 1 March 2023 at 00:00 UTC.

Abilities

The Paintball Mask comes with Comeback 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 Last-Ditch Effort, Opening Gambit, or Tenacity. When purchased from SplatNet 3, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 2-star item, the Paintball Mask 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, or by purchasing additional copies of it 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 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 Forge gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Special Power Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Sub) to fill its secondary ability slots.

Gallery

Trivia

Image discovered in Super Mario Maker
  • A UI icon for an older version of the item was discovered in the data files for Super Mario Maker. In this version, the plastic is all white, the inner straps are orange instead of cyan, and the Forge logo is absent.
  • The Paintball Mask is the most expensive piece of gear with Comeback in the Splatoon series.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フェイスゴーグル
feisu gōguru
Face Goggle
Netherlands Dutch Paintballmasker Paintball mask
Canada French (NOA) Masque protecteur Protective mask
France French (NOE) Masque motocross Motocross mask
Germany German Paintballhelm Paintball helmet
Italy Italian Maschera paintball Paintball Mask
Russia Russian Маска для пейнтбола
Maska dlya peintbola
Paintball mask
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Visor de paintball Paintball visor
Spain Spanish (NOE) Máscara protectora Protective mask
China Chinese (Simplified) 护目镜面罩
hù mùjìng miànzhào (Mandarin)
Goggle Mask
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 護目鏡面罩
hù mùjìng miànzhào (Mandarin)
Goggle Mask
South Korea Korean 페이스 고글
peiseu gogeul
Face Goggles