Retro Framers

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For the similarly named headgear item produced by Splash Mob, see Retro Specs.

The Retro Framers are headgear in the Splatoon series.

They are a 2-star item produced by Enperry and come with the primary ability Opening Gambit. They must first be unlocked through leveling up the Drizzle Season 2022 Catalog to level 79, then they can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 9,900 from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 14,850. They can only be ordered from another player after being unlocked.

They can also be unlocked through leveling up the Drizzle Season 2023 Catalog to level 90 as part of the Lime Battlecrab Shell Outfit.


The Retro Framers are a pair of black glasses with jagged rims, giving the illusion that they were pixelated. An Enperry logo text can be seen on the left temple. Both temples change color to match the user's ink.

Splatoon 3

Retro Framers
Retro Framers
Cash 9,900
SplatNet 3
Cash 14,850
Star power
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The Retro Framers was first revealed in the announcement trailer for Splatoon 3 on 17 February 2021. Their name was revealed on 27 May 2022.[1][2]


The Retro Framers 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 2-star item, the Retro Framers come 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 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 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 Enperry gear brand, they have a higher chance of rolling Sub Power Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Resistance Up to fill their secondary ability slots.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 8ビットフレーム
eito bitto furēmu
8-Bit Frame
Netherlands Dutch Pixelbril Pixel glasses
CanadaFrance French Monture 8 bits 8-bit frame
Germany German Pixelbrille Pixel glasses
Italy Italian Occhiali pixellati Pixel glasses
Russia Russian Очки «8 бит»
Ochki «8 bit»
«8 bit» glasses
SpainMexico Spanish Gafas montura retro Retro frame glasses
China Chinese (Simplified) 8-Bit 镜框
8-Bit jìngkuāng (Mandarin)
8-Bit Frame
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 8-Bit 鏡框
8-Bit jìngkuāng (Mandarin)
8-Bit Frame
South Korea Korean 8bit 프레임
8bit peuleim
8bit Frame