Most shooters are fully automatic, continuously firing when the player holds the trigger. Some are semi-automatic (firing one bullet per trigger press) or burst-fire (firing multiple bullets per trigger press) operations, requiring repeated presses for an optimal rate of fire.
- Main article: Blaster (weapon class)
Blasters are fully-automatic guns that fire globs of ink that explode shortly afterwards with typically lower rate of fire and higher ink consumption than traditional shooters to compensate. Prior to Splatoon 3, they are classified as shooters.
List of shooters
Note: The series are arranged by their respective order in the weapon select screen with the Main filter.
|A mid-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It features the highest damage output per second in its class, at the cost of having the shortest range.||Sploosh-o-matic||✓||✓||✓|
|The first weapon given to the player upon starting the game. It is a low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. Its fire rate and ink efficiency ensure that new players will be able to accomplish something.||Splattershot Jr.||✓||✓||✓|
|Custom Splattershot Jr.||✓||✓||✓|
|Kensa Splattershot Jr.||✓|
|A low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It features perfect accuracy, the best among all automatic shooters.||Splash-o-matic||✓||✓||✓|
|A low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It has the widest shot spread and the fastest firing rate in its class, allowing it to excel at covering turf.||Aerospray MG||✓||✓||✓|
|A mid-damage, mid-range shooter with a middling rate of fire. Has no real weaknesses and can adapt to any situation.||Splattershot||✓||✓||✓|
|Hero Shot Replica||✓||✓||✓|
|Octo Shot Replica||✓||✓|
|A high-damage, mid-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. This weapon suffers from low accuracy.||.52 Gal||✓||✓||✓|
|.52 Gal Deco||✓||✓|
|Kensa .52 Gal||✓|
|A low-damage, mid-range shooter with a fast rate of fire.||N-ZAP '85||✓||✓||✓|
|A low-damage, long-range shooter with a middling rate of fire.||Dual Squelcher||✓|
|Custom Dual Squelcher||✓|
|A mid-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. Notably, this weapon has very high ink consumption.||Splattershot Pro||✓||✓||✓|
|Forge Splattershot Pro||✓||✓||✓|
|Berry Splattershot Pro||✓|
|Kensa Splattershot Pro||✓|
|A high-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. As a trade-off for its power and range, this weapon suffers from low accuracy, and it consumes more ink per shot than any other weapon in its class.||.96 Gal||✓||✓||✓|
|.96 Gal Deco||✓||✓||✓|
|A low-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. It has the longest range in its class.||Jet Squelcher||✓||✓||✓|
|Custom Jet Squelcher||✓||✓||✓|
|A low-damage, long-range shooter with a middling rate of fire. It consumes ink less quickly than the Dual Squelcher, but has worse accuracy.||Splattershot Nova||✓|
|Annaki Splattershot Nova||✓|
|Burst-fire or semi-automatic|
|A low-damage, mid-range shooter. It is burst fire, firing three bullets after a pull of the trigger. Well-timed button presses are required to maintain an optimal rate of fire.||L-3 Nozzlenose||✓||✓||✓|
|L-3 Nozzlenose D||✓||✓||✓|
|Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose||✓|
|A mid-damage, long-range shooter. It is burst-fire, firing three bullets after a pull of the trigger.||H-3 Nozzlenose||✓||✓||✓|
|H-3 Nozzlenose D||✓||✓||✓|
|Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose||✓||✓|
|A shooter with two firing modes, semi-automatic and fully automatic. Pulling the trigger once will squirt out a single long range, low spread, high-power ink shot. Holding the button leads to successive low range, high spread, lower-powered shots. The trigger can be tapped repeatedly to maintain the high-power mode.||Squeezer||✓||✓|
- Inkling Girl: Flails her arms around, jumps once with her arms over her head, then thrusts the weapon out.
- Inkling Boy: Jumps once while swinging the weapon forwards, does a fist pump with both arms, throws the weapon in the air, then catches the spinning weapon, holding the weapon across his chest.
- Both genders get on their knees with their left hand down while swinging their weapon up and down in disappointment.
In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):
- Both genders hold the weapon high, then lowers it, poses like they are shooting, then looks behind the weapon, and returns to idle pose.
Spawning in before a match starts:
- Both Inklings and Octolings point their weapon down at a 45-degree angle after shaking off their excess ink.
- Inkling Girl: Jumps up and down twice before spinning around once and strikes a pose while pointing her weapon up.
- Inkling Boy: Jumps up and thrusts his left fist forward before raising it over his chest while holding his weapon downward.
- Octoling Girl: Winces before twirling her weapon and ending it pointing upward at an angle while having her left hand on her hip in a pose.
- Octoling Boy: Similar to the Octoling Girl's but stands up straight.
- Inkling Girl: Throws a fit.
- Inkling Boy: Sits down on the ground and holds his head in frustration.
- Octoling Girl: Falls down to the ground, dropping her weapon in front of her, then turns her head away in anger.
- Octoling Boy: Similar to the Inkling Boy's but lays his weapon behind him and puts his right arm on his right knee.
In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):
- Inklings: Raises and lowers their weapon, looking it over, gets into a shooting stance, then looks down the weapon from behind.
- Octolings: Looks over their weapon from the side and back, bends over slightly, and aims around before sighing.
- All styles: Leaps out of the spawner with their weapon pointing upwards, then lands with it held across their torso.
- Flip Out: Backflips twice, spinning the second time, and lands with the weapon pointed backwards, before pointing to the sky with their left hand.
- Reppin' Inkopolis: The player jumps for joy three times, then points their weapon into the air with a smile.
|“||Squid Research Lab here again with a special report on "shooter" weapons. On the surface, shooters are pretty straightforward. You press - you shoot! But the range of functions and features these weapons possess is quite impressive indeed!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
|“||On the surface, "shooter" weapons are pretty straightforward, but the range of functions and features these weapons possess is quite impressive indeed!||”|
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter
- Shooters are the only main weapon class to have each sub weapon represented at least once.
- Shooters are the only class to have three weapons with the same set: the L-3 Nozzlenose D, the Custom Jet Squelcher, and the Aerospray PG.
- The order of weapons by weapon class is now automatic shooters → blasters → burst-fire shooters.
- So far, there are no Shooters that have Zipcaster, Tenta Missiles, or Inkjet as their special weapon, nor do they have Ink Mine as their sub weapon.
The Splattershot Jr.
The Wasabi Splattershot.
The Hero Shot Replica.
The Octoshot Replica.
The Splattershot Pro.
The Aerospray MG.
The Aerospray RG.
The Aerospray PG.
The Jet Squelcher.
The Custom Jet Squelcher.
The Dual Squelcher.
The L-3 Nozzlenose.
The L-3 Nozzlenose D.
The H-3 Nozzlenose.
The H-3 Nozzlenose D.
The N-ZAP '85.
The N-ZAP '89.
The N-ZAP '83.
The Neo Splash-o-matic.
The Neo Sploosh-o-matic.
The Sploosh-o-matic 7.
The .52 Gal.
The .52 Gal Deco.
The .96 Gal.
The .96 Gal Deco.
Magazines at Ancho-V Games, with several shooters at the bottom.
Inkling Girl with a shooter from Splatoon 2.
Promo renders for Splatoon 2
Promotional renders for Splatoon 3
Tableturf Battle cards for Splatoon 3
- S3 Tableturf Card Sploosh-o-matic.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Neo Sploosh-o-matic.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Splattershot Jr..png
- S3 Tableturf Card Custom Splattershot Jr..png
- S3 Tableturf Card Splash-o-matic.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Neo Splash-o-matic.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Aerospray MG.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Aerospray RG.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Splattershot.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Tentatek Splattershot.png
- S3 Tableturf Card .52 Gal.png
- S3 Tableturf Card N-ZAP '85.png
- S3 Tableturf Card N-ZAP '89.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Splattershot Pro.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Forge Splattershot Pro.png
- S3 Tableturf Card .96 Gal.png
- S3 Tableturf Card .96 Gal Deco.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Splattershot Nova.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Jet Squelcher.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Custom Jet Squelcher.png
- S3 Tableturf Card L-3 Nozzlenose.png
- S3 Tableturf Card L-3 Nozzlenose D.png
- S3 Tableturf Card H-3 Nozzlenose.png
- S3 Tableturf Card Squeezer.png
Names in other languages
From spetten ("to spatter"). Suffix -er forms agent nouns from verbs.
|Italian||Armi a ripetizione||Repeating weapons|
|Spanish (NOE)||Lanzatintas||Ink launchers|
shè jī qiāng (Mandarin)
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