Traditional Headband

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The Traditional Headband is headgear in Splatoon.

It is a 2-star item produced by Famitsu and comes with the primary ability Comeback. It can be purchased from Cooler Heads for Cash 1,600.


The Traditional Headband is a thick white headband in the style of hachimaki. It is made of rope or twisted cloth and is tied in a knot, the placement of which differs slightly based on the wearer's gender. If worn by a male, the knot is on the right side of the forehead, but if worn by a female, it is just behind the right ear.


Traditional Headband
Traditional Headband
Cash 1,600
Star count
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The Traditional Headband 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 2-star item, the Traditional Headband 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 Famitsu gear brand, it has equal chances to roll any secondary ability.



  • The Traditional Headband, Traditional Apron, and Traditional Sandals make up a unified design that was submitted to, and won, the Squid Fashion Contest held by Japanese magazine Famitsu. As the winner, it was made into gear for Splatoon.
  • According to the original outfit design, only male Inklings were to wear the headband, with females wearing a paper hat.
  • In Splatoon 3, Shiver's headband has a very similar appearance to the Traditional Headband.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タイショウのはちまき
taishō no hachimaki
Sushi chef's Hachimaki
CanadaFrance French Bandeau traditionnel Traditional headband
Germany German Traditionelles Stirnband Traditional Headband
Italy Italian Fascia folcloristica Folkloristic headband
SpainMexico Spanish Cinta tradicional Traditional ribbon