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Female Inkling firing the Splattershot at a male Inkling.
User Inkling
Universe Splatoon
Article on Inkipedia Splattershot

Splattershot (スプラシューター, Splashooter) is Inkling's neutral special move.


Upon use, Inkling begins firing ink projectiles out of the Splattershot for a medium distance, with the shots arcing downward. Inkling cannot move while firing, but the shots can be angled. Enemies that are hit by the ink take damage and are covered by it. Enemies soaked in ink will take additional damage. The damage and range will decrease once the Ink Tank goes below the marked line (which is at 20% ink remaining). If Inkling's Ink Tank is empty, Inkling will instead recharge ink.

The ink projectiles from the Splattershot will flinch enemies that are close, but will only push enemies that are further back, similarly to Squirtle's Water Gun and Mario's F.L.U.D.D., and can be held like Bowser's Fire Breath.

When Kirby copies Inkling, he does not gain a way to refill his ink supply; once he runs out of ink, he automatically loses the ability. Kirby always gains the orange Inkling's hairstyle, but uses the first ink colour that isn't claimed by another Inkling or Kirby, in order of orange, blue, yellow, green, pink, cyan, purple or indigo. This makes Inkling one of the few characters whose alternate costume affects Kirby's Copy Ability aesthetically, along with Yoshi and Little Mac.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List InklingHeadSSBU.png Shoots a stream of ink. Tilting up or down adjusts the angle of the attacks.


Promotional image of the Splattershot in Splatoon.
An Inkling using the Splattershot in Splatoon.

The Splattershot is one of the main weapons and Shooter class weapons that the player can choose from in the Splatoon series. It is a mid-range weapon with decent all-around stats. It is also a very iconic weapon for the series, as it is commonly seen in promotional materials and as part of many Inkling amiibo. The Splattershot's design in Ultimate comes from its appearance in the original Splatoon.


In other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スプラシューター, Splashooter
UK English Splattershot
France French (PAL) Liquidateur
Quebec French (NTSC) Liquéficateur
Germany German Kleckser
Spain Spanish (PAL) Lanzatintas
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Rociador
Italy Italian Splasher
China Chinese Splat射手
South Korea Korean 스플래슈터, Splashooter
Netherlands Dutch Superspetter
Russia Russian Каплестел


  • As of Ultimate, Splattershot and Splat Bomb are the only non-energy projectiles that can be absorbed.
  • If Splattershot is used on the regular form of Moray Towers specifically, it will cover the ground in ink as a reference to the Splatoon home series. However, unlike the inked ground caused by Splat Roller, the ink laid down by Splattershot is only aesthetic and does not slow down opponents.