Ink

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Ink in action in a pre-release version of Arowana Mall
For other pages associated with Ink, see Ink (disambiguation).

Ink is the main projectile used in Splatoon, and a way to get around. It comes in a variety of team-based colors that are randomized with each battle. Walls and ground alike can be covered with Ink, but it goes through grates and cannot be applied to Ink-resistant surfaces such as glass, mats, and the inflatable barriers present in some stages. It allows players a degree of stealthiness, as Inklings in squid form can hide in their own Ink and ambush enemies.

Purposes

Ink can be used in a variety of ways, including as a projectile.

The effects of moving in enemy Ink.
Hiding in Ink
An Inkling using an Inkrail

Being hit by enemy Ink causes Inklings to take damage and become visible to their opponents on Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png. After taking enough damage, Inklings will be splatted and eventually respawn. When attempting to swim or walk through enemy Ink, Inklings take damage, though this alone cannot splat them. Their movements also become very slow, and if they are in squid form, they will be forced back into humanoid form. Equipping gear with the Ink Resistance Up ability helps to reduce the effects of being in enemy Ink, and Defense Up reduces damage taken from being hit by it.

Ink can also be fired at various inkable surfaces. Once a surface is coated in Ink, Inkings in squid form can swim through it, allowing them to move more quickly and climb up walls. When staying still in their own Ink, Inklings in squid form can hide and ambush enemies, and when moving they will only create small ripples. Equipping gear with the Ninja Squid ability hides these ripples, further improving the wearer's ability to move undetected.

Main Weapons and Sub Weapons both require Ink, with the specific amount needed varying between different weapons. Ink requirements can be reduced by equipping the Ink Saver (Main), Ink Saver (Sub), Last-Ditch Effort, and Comeback abilities. If Inklings do not have enough Ink to use a weapon, they will be warned of it and their Ink Tank will flash with a large red "X". Ink will slowly refill automatically, but swimming one's own Ink in squid form will refill it much faster. Ink Recovery Up will increase the speed at which Ink is regained.

In Octo Valley, Ink is used in even more ways. Inkrails exist for transportation, as Inklings in squid form can use them to get to otherwise inaccessible areas. Sponge Blocks expand for use as a platform when hit by Agent 3's Ink and shrink when hit by that of an Octarian. Splat-Switches, when covered with Ink, will cause objects to move. Ink can also be used to spin Propellers, which power the movement of various platforms.

Color Sets

For more information, see Template:InkT.

Neutral color values are used for objects such as barriers and the small dummies in the Shooting Range and can help with identifying a set. However, some sets seem to use different values for some objects.

Ink color names come from what they are called in Splatoon's files. Some names do not match the visible color; the reason for this is unknown.

Color sets used in-game include the following:[Note]

Regular Battle

  • Ink
    Pink vs.
    Ink
    Green (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Pink vs.
    Ink
    Turquoise (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Pink vs.
    Ink
    Orange (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Orange vs.
    Ink
    Blue (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Green vs.
    Ink
    Purple (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Turquoise vs.
    Ink
    Orange (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Light Blue vs.
    Ink
    Orange[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Light Blue vs.
    Ink
    Yellow (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Blue[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Orange (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Blue vs.
    Ink
    Lime (
    Ink
    Neutral)

Ranked Battle

  • Ink
    Yellow vs.
    Ink
    Lilac (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Light Green vs.
    Ink
    Blue (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Green vs.
    Ink
    Magenta[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Lumigreen vs.
    Ink
    Purple (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Soda vs.
    Ink
    Purple[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Green vs.
    Ink
    Orange (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Dark Blue vs.
    Ink
    Yellow[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)

Octo Valley

  • Ink
    Orange vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Night Marigold vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Marigold vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Yellow[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Green[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Green vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    LumiGreen vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Night LumiGreen vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    MothGreen[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Soda vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Turquoise vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Lilac vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Dark Blue vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)

Splatfest

  • Ink
    Pokémon Red vs.
    Ink
    Pokémon Blue
  • Ink
    Pokémon Red vs.
    Ink
    Pokémon Green
  • Ink
    Go all out! vs.
    Ink
    Focus on healing
  • Ink
    Barbarian vs.
    Ink
    Ninja
  • Ink
    Naughty vs.
    Ink
    Nice
  • Ink
    Marshmallows vs.
    Ink
    Hot Dogs (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Autobots vs.
    Ink
    Decepticons
  • Ink
    Cats vs.
    Ink
    Dogs
  • Ink
    Messy vs.
    Ink
    Tidy
  • Ink
    Lemon Tea vs.
    Ink
    Milk Tea
  • Ink
    SpongeBob vs.
    Ink
    Patrick
  • Ink
    World Tour vs.
    Ink
    Space Adventure
  • Ink
    Pirates vs.
    Ink
    Ninjas
  • Ink
    Perfect Body vs.
    Ink
    Perfect Brain
  • Ink
    Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri vs.
    Ink
    Red Salmon Onigiri
  • Ink
    Snowmen vs.
    Ink
    Sandcastles
  • Ink
    Past vs.
    Ink
    Future
  • Ink
    Hoverboard vs.
    Ink
    Jet Pack
  • Ink
    North Pole vs.
    Ink
    South Pole (
    Ink
    Neutral)

Other

  • Ink
    Yellow[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Blue[Note] vs.
    Ink
    Orange (
    Ink
    Neutral)
  • Ink
    Dark Fuchsia[Note] (
    Ink
    Neutral)
Callie and Marie talking about the vanishing property of Ink

Trivia

Gallery

Multiplayer Ink[1]

Regular Battle

Ranked Battle

Octo Valley Ink[1]

Color Locked Ink

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Splatoon References: Splatoon Colour Reference Master Post