Bomb Sniffer

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Bomb Sniffer
Ability Bomb Sniffer.svg
Applicable Gear Shoes
Likely Brand Neutral
Unlikely Brand Neutral
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Bomb Sniffer is an ability that allows players to easily spot opponents' Ink Mines and Bombs. All bombs within a certain distance appear as skull icons on their screen. These skull icons can be seen through walls. This Ability is restricted to shoes as a main ability.

As of Version 2.6.0, the splash damages of the Splat Bomb, Suction Bomb, Seeker, and Ink Mine what hurt less than 100% will be reduced by 40% (excludes Defense Up and Damage Up calculations), and Burst Bombs' damage will be reduced by 20%.

In-Depth Ability

Bomb Sniffer, upon being equipped, is an automatically-activated ability. Its effects cannot wear off or be increased or decreased through the addition of multiple slots. This ability causes highly-visible skull icons to appear over Splat Bombs, Suction Bombs, Burst Bombs, Ink Mines, and Seekers alerting the player of nearby danger.

Due to the interaction with explosive weapons, Bomb Sniffer is considered a pseudo counter-ability for this category, givin an overal advantage over this category of sub-weapons.

Use

Bomb Sniffer is used to track down nearby Ink Mines and Bombs that have been placed by the enemy. This does not activate or expire and is a permanent ability that can last the whole match. Ink Mines and Bombs are marked as skulls as mentioned before and can be shot down or avoided to allow safer passage through the map. This ability is especially useful for spotting Seekers and Ink Mines.

Gear

The following Gear items have Bomb Sniffer as their main ability. Bomb Sniffer is exclusive to Shoes items and cannot be rolled as a sub-ability.

List of Gear with Bomb Sniffer

Image Name Brand Unlock Main Ability Rarity
Banana Basics Banana Basics
link
400
Bomb Sniffer
Bomb Sniffer
1Star-full.pngStar-empty.pngStar-empty.png
Pro Trail Boots Pro Trail Boots
link
9,800
Bomb Sniffer
Bomb Sniffer
3Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png
Punk Cherries Punk Cherries
link
9,000
Bomb Sniffer
Bomb Sniffer
3Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png
Soccer Cleats Soccer Cleats (NA)
Football Studs (EU/OC)
link
9,600
Bomb Sniffer
Bomb Sniffer
3Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-full.png
Yellow Seahorses Yellow Seahorses
link
1,500
Bomb Sniffer
Bomb Sniffer
2Star-full.pngStar-full.pngStar-empty.png

Version history

2.6.0

  • Bomb Sniffer will now also reduce the first 100 points of damage(*) dealt by Splat Bombs, Suction Bombs, Seekers, and Ink Mines by 40%, and damage dealt by Burst Bombs by 20%. Damage values do not include the effects of Attack Up or Defense Up.


Mutual exclusivity

Since this ability is found as the main ability only on shoes, other abilities found only on shoes are mutually exclusive with it; in other words you cannot have them together. These abilities are Ink Resistance Up, and Stealth Jump.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ボムサーチ
Bomu Sāchi
Bomb Search
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Buscabombas Bomb searcher
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Détecte-pièges Detect Trap
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Chasse-pièges Trap Hunting


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