The helmet comes with several functions. Like most helmets, this helmet will protect Skitter from most flying obstacles, especially those aimed for his heads, such as the turrets on the toy tanks. If you double tap the gadget button, Skitter will fit his entire body into it with only his legs exposed. The downside to wearing it like this is that it will not allow you to jump. Another usage is as a medical kit, as you can use this to "heal" broken robots that operate larger devices required for platforming.