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Male Inkling firing the Splattershot at a female Inkling.
User Inkling
Universe Splatoon
Article on Inkipedia Splattershot
Shoots a stream of ink. Tilting up or down adjusts the angle of the attacks.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

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 labeled line. 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.


The Splattershot in Splatoon.
The Splattershot as it appears in Splatoon 2.

The Splattershot is one of the main weapons and Shooter class weapons that the player can choose from in both Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It's a mid-range weapon with decent all around stats. It is a very iconic weapon for the series, as it is commonly seen in promotional materials and as part of the Inkling Girl and Boy amiibo. The Splattershot's design comes from its appearance in the original Splatoon.



  • 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.