Swim Reaper

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The Swim Reaper is headgear in Splatoon 3.

It is a 2-star item produced by SquidForce and comes with the primary ability Special Saver. It is available from the Switch News channel as a promotion for the Zombie vs. Skeleton vs. Ghost Splatfest. It cannot be ordered from another player.


The Swim Reaper is a glow-in-the-dark Ghostface-style mask worn over the face with a black hood worn over the head. The upper part of the mask resembles a skull's eye sockets and nostril cavity, and the lower part resembles four tentacles draped beneath the nose and around the mouth like a large handlebar moustache. The left side of the hood features a large patch in a dark shade of the wearer's ink color.

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

Splatoon 3

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The Swim Reaper 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 Swim Reaper 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 SquidForce gear brand, it has a higher chance of rolling Ink Resistance Up and a lower chance of rolling Ink Saver (Main) to fill its secondary ability slots.



Swim Reaper is a play on swim and Grim Reaper, a folkloric personification of death.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スケアリーフェイス
Sukearī feisu
Scary face
Netherlands Dutch Tentakelmasker Tentacle mask
Canada French (NOA) Terreur des sept calmers
France French (NOE) Terreur des sept calamers
Germany German Horrorhaube Horror Hood
Italy Italian Polpo mietitore Reaper octopus
Russia Russian Маска «Осьмовопль»
Maska «Os'movopl'»
«Octo scream» mask
SpainMexico Spanish Máscara tentaculosa From tentáculo ("tentacle") + espantosa ("frightful") and mask
China Chinese (Simplified) 吓人面具
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 嚇人面具
South Korea Korean 호러 페이스 Horror face

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