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Killer Wail

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Killer Wail
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Killer Wail in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Inkling
Universe Splatoon
Article on Inkipedia Killer Wail

Killer Wail (メガホンレーザー, Megaphone Laser) is Inkling's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


The Inkling pulls out a large megaphone-like machine and places it on the ground. The machine then emits large damaging sound waves which can be angled. Then, Killer Wail replaces the sound waves with a blast of ink, covering other fighters in it. While somewhat similar to Zero Laser in function, it differs in allowing the Inkling to act normally while the Killer Wail is active.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List InklingHeadSSBU.png The Inkling sets up the Killer Wail, which fires a sonic blast. The beam damages and launches anyone caught in its path. The angle can be adjusted up or down. You can also move away from the beam and attack on your own.


Official render of the Killer Wail in Splatoon
The Killer Wail in Splatoon.

The Killer Wail appears as a special weapon in the original Splatoon. Like all special weapons, it is charged by inking enough ground. When used, it lets out damaging sound waves which damages opponents and passes through walls. Like its appearance in Ultimate, Killer Wail does not cover surfaces in ink, but opponents it does not immediately splat will be covered in ink. Unlike in Ultimate, it cannot be moved at all once deployed.

The weapon does not return in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, being indirectly replaced by the Sting Ray and Killer Wail 5.1, respectively. However, in Splatoon 2, a weapon similar to the Killer Wail called the Princess Cannon appears at the end of the final boss battle of the game's Octo Expansion DLC and on the Splatfest/Private battle-exclusive stage MC.Princess Diaries, used by Pearl to destroy the final boss or unleash an extremely large and powerful Wail on the opposing team, depending on which makes it to her first at the final minute or less, respectively.


In other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese メガホンレーザー, Megaphone Laser
UK English Killer Wail
France French (PAL) Haut-perceur
Quebec French (NTSC) Laser-perçant
Germany German Heulboje
Spain Spanish (PAL) Tintófono
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Berreón
Italy Italian Tintofono
China Chinese (Simplified) 扩音器镭射, Megaphone Laser
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 擴音器雷射, Megaphone Laser
South Korea Korean 메가폰 레이저, Megaphone Laser
Netherlands Dutch Megalofoon
Russia Russian Мегалофон


  • Using Killer Wail does not instantly refill the ink tank, unlike in Splatoon, where using a special weapon usually does.