Splattercolor Screen

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Splattercolor Screen

Splattercolor Screen

Category Special
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Added in Specifications
Base damage 30
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Splattercolor Screen is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It is a canister which creates a large, mobile ink sheet causing slight damage and visual dampening.


The Splattercolor Screen, when activated, generates a clear canister filled with swirled ink, resembling a bottle of bubble solution. When thrown, the canister deploys a large, thin arch-shaped bow of the user's ink color which inks the ground as it slowly moves forward. The ink is held in shape by two plastic structures resembling straws on either side. The ink also produces bubbles as it moves. The ink itself is marbled, resembling the Japanese namesake, the paper marbling technique suminagashi (墨流し).

Splatoon 3

When activated, the user will produce a small canister that can be thrown with to produce the sheet on impact. As the sheet moves, enemies passing through it will take damage and trigger the visual dampening, causing the screen to darken and become monochromatic.

The visual dampening is not directly tied to whether the player actually takes damage and cannot be avoided by armor (for example from the Squid Roll), but can be avoided by moving through the sheet with full invincibility (for example, while riding the Reefslider).

Additionally, although the Splattercolor Screen is not actually a solid object, the opaque parts are still treated as such for the purpose of Thermal Ink and Haunt. Consequently, any enemies affected by these abilities may be seen through these parts of the sheet.

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Splattercolor Screen increases the distance and speed at which the screen travels.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Adjusted the change in color when affected by the Splattercolor Screen to make it more natural. The screen brightness of the effect itself has also been dimmed.


Here's Ballistics to show off a new special that probably could have helped your team in the Splatfest.

It's called the Splattercolor Screen, and it forms a massive wall! Now, anyone can walk through the wall, but enemies that do so will lose the ability to see color.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]
Not quite a shield but unlike any other offensive weapon, this device produces a large, slowly moving sheet when you press to deploy. Enemies who touch the sheet will take damage and briefly lose the ability to perceive color! Anyone who even LOOKS upon the sheet will be mildly disturbed.
— In-game description.


Weapons with Splattercolor Screen in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​
S3 Weapon Main .52 Gal Deco 2D Current.png .52 Gal Deco 51 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Splattercolor Screen.png Splattercolor Screen 190p 14 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller 2D Current.png Foil Flingza Roller 1031 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Splattercolor Screen.png Splattercolor Screen 200p 24 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)
S3 Weapon Main Foil Squeezer 2D Current.png Foil Squeezer 401 S3 Weapon Sub Autobomb Flat.png Autobomb S3 Weapon Special Splattercolor Screen.png Splattercolor Screen 190p 25 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Undercover Sorella Brella 2D Current.png Undercover Sorella Brella 6021 S3 Weapon Sub Torpedo Flat.png Torpedo S3 Weapon Special Splattercolor Screen.png Splattercolor Screen 180p 23 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Brella.png Brella Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​


Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

Winning a certain number of battles with the Splattercolor Screen will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Splattercolor Screen Badges
S3 Badge Splattercolor Screen 30.png 30 wins with Splattercolor Screen
S3 Badge Splattercolor Screen 180.png 180 wins with Splattercolor Screen
S3 Badge Splattercolor Screen 1200.png 1,200 wins with Splattercolor Screen




  • Splattercolor Screen was accidentally listed as a sub weapon during the Snipewriter 5B's reveal on social media due to translation issues between the English and Japanese Twitter accounts.[2]


Splattercolor is a pun on watercolor.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スミナガシート
A combination of "suminagashi" (墨流し, a Japanese paper marbling technique) and "sheet"
Netherlands Dutch PLED-scherm PLED screen [a]
CanadaFrance French Barrière barbouillée Smeared screen
Germany German Unsichtbarriere Indiscernible barrier[b]
Italy Italian Cortina ingannevole Deceptive curtain
Russia Russian Заливной барьер
Zalivnoy bar'er
Filler barrier
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Muro marmoleado Marbled wall
Spain Spanish (NOE) Pantintalla Ink Screen[c]
China Chinese (Simplified) 浮墨幕墙
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 浮墨幕牆
fú mò mùqiáng (Mandarin)
fau4 mak6 mok6 coeng4 (Cantonese)
Floating ink screen wall
South Korea Korean 스플래터컬러 스크린
seupeullaeteokeolleo seukeulin
Splattercolor Screen

Translation notes

  1. It is currently not certain what PLED is an abbreviation for but it is possible in reference to polymer light-emitting diodes.
  2. From unsichtbar (indiscernible) and Barriere (barrier). Unsichtbar usually translates to "invisible", but the less common translation "indiscernible" better reflects the distinguishing issues caused by the Splattercolor Screen's grayscale effect.
  3. From pantalla ("screen") and tinta ("ink").