.52 Gal

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The .52 Gal is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

A member of the shooter class, this weapon distinguishes itself by outputting enough ink in each shot to splat opponents in two hits, while still having a decent rate of fire. The weapon's fire rate is lesser than the S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro and greater than the S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal. Its only major drawback is its poor accuracy; many shots deviate far enough to the left or right that they miss the target. The .52 Gal and its close relative the S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal share their visual design and high-damage, low-accuracy performance.

The weapon is designed with a water cooler bottle as a base. A grip, sight, and high-caliber gun barrel are clamped to the bottle. The parts surrounding the bottle are black plastic with pink accents, while the bottle matches the player's ink color.

Splatoon

.52 Gal

.52 Gal

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall
Special S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail
Level 5
Cost Cash 3,000
Availability
Base Damage 52
Base Duration
Ink Consumption
Special Points
Sp. Depletion Specdep icon.png 60%
Range
50 / 100
Damage
70 / 100
Impact
Fire Rate
30 / 100
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The .52 Gal comes in a set with the S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall and S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail. Each shot consumes 1.2% of the ink tank capacity, allowing for 83 shots to be fired per tank.

Version history

2.7.0

  • Special gauge loss: 50% → up to 60%

Gallery

Demonstration

Similar weapons

Splatoon 2

.52 Gal

.52 Gal

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller
Level 14
Cost Cash 9,500
Availability
Base Damage 52
Base Duration
Ink Consumption
Special Points 180p
Sp. Depletion
Range
50 / 100
Damage
75 / 100
Impact
Fire Rate
25 / 100
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The .52 Gal returns in Splatoon 2, with an identical appearance but slightly changed performance. It comes with the S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor and S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller. Each shot consumes 1.3% of the ink tank capacity, allowing for 76 shots to be fired per tank.

Version history

Base game

  • Ink consumption: 1.2% → 1.3%

1.4.0

  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 190
  • Increased firing range by roughly 6% while not changing the range at which each shot deals more than 50 damage.

2.2.0

  • Special Points: 190 → 180

Gallery

Demonstration

Similar weapons

Quotes

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Trivia

  • The .52 Gal's name may be a reference to its base damage per shot of 52. The S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal's damage per shot is not 96, however.
  • The .52 Gal was originally called the "5.2 Gallon" came with the S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike instead of the S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail. This can be seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.

Etymology

.52 Gal is short for .52 Gallon. "Gal" is also a play on Cal, short form of Caliber, a term commonly used when describing the diameter of bullets for fire-arms.

.52ガロン .52 Garon has the same origin as the English name, but without Gallon shortened to Gal.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese .52ガロン
.52 Garon
.52 Gallon
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch .52 Kaliter From kaliber (caliber), liter, and .52
FlagFrance.svg French Calibre 2000 Caliber 2000
FlagGermany.svg German .52 Gallon .52 Gallon
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calibro 2000 Caliber 2000
FlagRussia.svg Russian Струевик .52
Struyevik .52
From строевой stroyevoy (drill), струя struya (jet, stream), -ик -ik (suffix usually denoting a profession, object, tool or a feature), and .52
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Salpicadora 2000 Splasher 2000


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