.96 Gal

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.96 Gal
.96 Gal HQ.png
Type Main, Shooter
Level Unlocked 12
Base Damage 52
68 / 100
70 / 100
Fire Rate
15 / 100
Sub Weapon Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special Weapon Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator (Splatoon)
Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor (Splatoon 2)
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Light

The .96 Gal is a Main Weapon in Splatoon.


The .96 Gal is an improved version of the .52 Gal, with more stability, range, and power. However, it consumes ink extremely quickly. This weapon comes in a set with the Sprinkler and Echolocator.

Similar to the .52 Gal, but with an improved mechanism and a more stable shot. Range and power have been increased...at the cost of being even more ink hungry.
— In-Game Description(NA)
Similar to the .52 Gal, but with an improved mechanism and a more stable shot. Range and power have been increased - at the cost of being even more ink hungry.
— In-Game Description(EU/OC)
Sheldon's Introduction
The .96 Gal's main weapon has an extra-large ink tank, allowing for powerful shots with a lot of range!

And the Sprinkler and Echolocator can be used to keep foes riiiiiiight where you want them.

So it's an excellent weapon for fighters who want to control the pace of battle!



This weapon's slow fire rate and high ink consumption make it a poor choice for Turf War. But its range and power make up for its lack of coverage in Splat Zones. Since you can only have one Sprinkler on the field at a time, consider using the Ink Saver (Main) ability over Ink Saver (Sub). This will let you make the most of what ink you have left after using a Sprinkler.
— Splatoon Prima Guide


Version history


  • Damage per shot: 62 → 52
  • Spread reduced by about 11%.
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%

Recommended Abilities

The .96 Gal is an extremely ink-hungry weapon, so mitigating this is a good idea, with Ink Recovery Up allowing for long term and frequent map presence.

With the Version 2.7.0 update, the .96 Gal can be reduced to a 3-hit kill with just one Defense Up main ability or 3 Defense Up sub-abilities. Since the .96 Gal fires slowly for a shooter, a single extra hit needed makes a significant difference, so at least a small amount of Damage Up is strongly recommended.

Ink Resistance Up allows more maneuverability and speed while walking or swimming through it, and is effective in escaping tough situations, particularly when out of ink to reduce damage taken and increase the probability of survival


  • This is the last of the original weapons to receive a re-skin of itself, as the .96 Gal Deco came out on July 7, 2015.


Similar weapons

Name Origin

.96 Gal is short for .96 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.

.96ガロン .96 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 .96ガロン
.96 garon
.96 Gallon
FlagFrance.svg French Calibre 3000 Caliber 3000
FlagGermany.svg German .96 Gallon .96 Gallon
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calibro 3000 Caliber 3000
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Salpicadora 3000 Splasher 3000

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)
Splatlings Weapont Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · Weapont Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · Weapont Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
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