Skull Bandana

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The Skull Bandana is headgear in the Splatoon series.

In Splatoon, it is a 2-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Special Saver. It can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 1,550.

In Splatoon 2, it is a 3-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Special Saver. It can be purchased from Headspace for Cash 7,800 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for Cash 11,700.

In Splatoon 3, it is a 2-star item produced by Forge and comes with the primary ability Special Saver. It can be obtained through leveling up the Chill Season 2022 Catalog to level 54, or it can be purchased from Naut Couture for Cash 7,800 from SplatNet 3 Shop for Cash 11,700.

Appearance

The Skull Bandana is a large, dark gray bandana covering the wearer's face from the nose down. On the front is the lower half of a stylized skull with fangs similar to those of an Inkling, and below it, printed very small, is the Inkling text from the Forge logo in white. The bandana is tied in a knot on the back of the head, with some white patterns on and around the knot.

When displayed in a Locker in Splatoon 3, this gear is placed on a black mannequin head.

Splatoon

Skull Bandana
Skull Bandana
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 1,550
Star count
Added in

The Skull Bandana debuted in Splatoon in version 2.3.0.

Abilities

The Skull Bandana comes with Special Saver as the primary ability. As a 2-star item, the Skull Bandana comes with two additional slots for secondary abilities, which may be increased to a maximum of three slots with a Super Sea Snail or 30,000 cash for each slot. 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

Skull Bandana
Skull Bandana
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 7,800
SplatNet 2
Cash 11,700
Star count
Added in
Initial Release (1.0.0)

The Skull Bandana returns in Splatoon 2 at release.

Abilities

The Skull Bandana comes with Special Saver as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 2, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 3-star item, the Skull Bandana 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

Skull Bandana
Skull Bandana
Category
Brand
Ability
Cost
Cash 7,800
SplatNet 3
Cash 11,700
Star power
Added in

The Skull Bandana returns in Splatoon 3 in Chill Season 2022 in version 2.0.0. Prior to its release, it appeared in the trailer for the update.

Abilities

The Skull Bandana comes with Special Saver as the primary ability when purchased from a shop or ordered from Murch. When purchased from SplatNet 3, it comes with any other primary ability normally available to Headgear. As a 2-star item, the Skull Bandana 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.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese イカスカルマスク
Ika Sukaru Masuku
Squid Skull Mask[a]
Netherlands Dutch Doodshoofdbandana Skull bandana
CanadaFrance French Bandana crâne Skull bandana
Germany German Totenkopf-Bandana Skull Bandana
Italy Italian Bandana teschio Skull Bandana
Russia Russian Бандана «Череп»
Bandana "Cherep"
"Skull" bandana
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pañuelo colmillos Fangs bandana
Spain Spanish (NOE) Pañuelo calavera Skull bandana
China Chinese (Simplified) 鱿鱼骨口罩
yóuyú gǔ kǒuzhào (Mandarin)
Squid Bone Mask
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 魷魚骨口罩
yóuyú gǔ kǒuzhào (Mandarin)
Squid Bone Mask
South Korea Korean 오징어 스컬 마스크
ojingeo seukeol maseukeu
Squid Skull Mask

Translation notes

  1. Also a pun on ikasu ("cool" / "fresh").