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 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 7,800 or from SplatNet 2 Gear Shop for 11,700.
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.
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 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.
The Skull Bandana comes with Special Saver as the primary ability when purchased from shop or ordered from Murch. As a 3-star item, the Skull Bandana comes with three additional slots for secondary abilities. Since it is made by the Forge 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.
The Skull Bandana appeared in the trailer for the Chill Season 2022 update and will be added to the game on December 1st, 2022.
A female Inkling wearing the Skull Bandana.
Promo for Forge, with a male Inkling (center) wearing the Skull Bandana.
Another male Inkling (far right) wearing the Skull Bandana, holding an N-ZAP '89.
Promo for Museum d'Alfonsino - the farthest Inkling is wearing the Skull Bandana.
The Inkling on the Sheldon's Picks Vol. 2 box wears the Skull Bandana.
Official art of an Inkling wearing the Skull Bandana, holding a Sploosh-o-matic.
Another version, with My Melody holding a Hydra Splatling.
Inkling's Player 4 Costume from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wears the Skull Bandana.
A mannequin wearing the Skull Bandana in a shop at The Reef.
- The bandana depicts the lower half of a skull, in spite of the fact that Inklings and Octolings do not have bones.
- Skull from the Splatoon manga wears the Skull Bandana, hence his name.
Names in other languages
Ika Sukaru Masuku
|Squid Skull Mask. Also a pun on "ikasu", meaning cool or fresh.|
|French||Bandana crâne||Skull bandana|
|Italian||Bandana teschio||Skull Bandana|
|Spanish (NOA)||Pañuelo colmillos||Fangs bandana|
|Spanish (NOE)||Pañuelo calavera||Skull bandana|