Inkzooka

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Inkzooka
Inkzooka HQ.png
Type Special
Damage 150
Points to Fill (p) 220
Base Duration total: 6.5s
deployment: 0.92s
firing: 5.58s
Sets 16
Brand

The Inkzooka is a Special Weapon in Splatoon.

Description

When the Inkzooka is fully charged (Or acquired from a Canned Special in Octo Valley or the Battle Dojo), you are able to shoot just about as many lines of ink pillars as you want within roughly a six second time period.

Notes

This shoulder-fired bazooka-like weapon fires swirling tornados of ink, instantly splatting opponents and leaving behind a narrow ink trail. This is by no means a precision weapon, but while active, you can fire the Inkzooka continuously for approximately six seconds, sending multiple twisters of ink across the stage. But be careful where you fire the Inkzooka. The recoil of each shot nudges you backward. If you’re standing near a ledge, this recoil may knock you off the side of the stage. You could also get pushed backward into enemy ink, so make sure the area around your feet is thoroughly coated in your team’s ink. The Inkzooka is also difficult to fire when aiming down over a ledge. For best results, activate Inkzooka when you’re on the same level as your opponent or just below them.
— Splatoon Prima Guide

The Inkzooka has the second longest range of any weapon in the game, only bested by the E-liter 3K type weapons. The E-liters fire up to 7 Lines in the Firing Range when fully charged. The Inkzooka reaches only about six and a half.

Tips

  • The Inkzooka is well-suited for taking out camping enemies, especially ones using Chargers, who often stay out of range of most weapons.
  • The projectile of the Inkzooka is the tip of the tornado. Therefore if the tornado top hits an overhead obstruction, the whole pillar stops. A way to counter this is to aim downwards, thus decreasing the weapon's arc and avoiding overhead obstructions.

Countering

  • An easy way to avoid an Inkzooka is to simply stay out of the user's line of sight. While they can still use their Sub Weapon, using it wastes some of the Inkzooka's duration for shooting.
  • Without abilities, six shots can be fired from an Inkzooka. If an enemy activates it, listen for how many times they fire; if it reaches six, the coast is likely clear after that.
    • If you get splatted by the user, take note of their main and sub abilities. Two Special Duration Up subs will increase the shot total to 7, while 1 main and 2 subs will increase it to 8.

Sets

Main Sub Special
Weapont Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main CoroCoro Splat Roller.png CoroCoro Splat Roller Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Forge Splattershot Pro.png Forge Splattershot Pro Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose D.png H-3 Nozzlenose D Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Neo Splash-o-matic.png Neo Splash-o-matic Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main New Squiffer.png New Squiffer Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Octoshot Replica.png Octoshot Replica Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Sloshing Machine Neo.png Sloshing Machine Neo Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Soda Slosher.png Soda Slosher Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic 7.png Sploosh-o-matic 7 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka


Version history

2.0.0

  • Increased the amount of turf needed to be inked for filling the Special Gauge: 180p → 220p

2.2.0

  • Increased the amount of time required to fire the first shot after activating Inkzooka: 0.55 seconds → 0.92 seconds
  • Adjustments were made so the target displays consistently.

2.6.0

  • Increased the maximum possible duration of Inkzooka with Special Duration Up: 40.0% → 60.0%


Trivia

  • The Inkzooka was originally called "Ink Launcher", as seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.
  • If one looks closely, the text on the Inkzooka is in the Inkling language.
  • The Inkzooka was the first playable Special Weapon, available during the 2014 E3 Demo.
  • During the 2014 E3 Demo, the Inkzooka was referred to as "Super Weapon." [1]
  • The Inkzooka appears in more weapon sets than any other Special Weapon, at sixteen.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スーパーショット
Sūpā Shotto
Super Shot
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Cañón Ciclón Cyclone Cannon
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Tintazuca Inkzooka
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-tornades From Lance-roquettes (Rocket Launcher) and Tornades (Tornado).
FlagGermany.svg German Tintzooka From Tinte (Ink) and Bazooka.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Turbinator From Turbine (Whirl) and Terminator.

References

  1. YouTube Footage of the 2014 E3 Demo


Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters Weapont Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · Weapont Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · Weapont Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · Weapont Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken