|Special Weapon|| Echolocator (Splatoon)
Ink Armor (Splatoon 2)
|“||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)
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
- ▼ Damage per shot: 62 → 52
- ▲ Spread reduced by about 11%.
- ▲ Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%
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.
Official art of an Inkling holding the .96 Gal.
.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
|French||Calibre 3000||Caliber 3000|
|German||.96 Gallon||.96 Gallon|
|Italian||Calibro 3000||Caliber 3000|
|Spanish||Salpicadora 3000||Splasher 3000|