.96 Gal Deco

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.96 Gal Deco
.96 Gal Deco HQ.png
Type Main, Shooter
Level Unlocked 14
Cost Cash 7,600
Base Damage 52
68 / 100
70 / 100
Fire Rate
15 / 100
Sub Weapon S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall
Special Weapon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Heavy

The .96 Gal Deco is a Main Weapon that was released as free DLC on July 7, 2015 at 02:00 UTC. [1]
It is the decorated version of the .96 Gal.


The .96 Gal Deco has the same stats as the .96 Gal, but instead comes with the Splash Wall and the Kraken. Like the .52 Gal Deco, this gun also has a bedazzled look.

A bedazzled .96 Gal shooter. Splat your opponents through the included Splash Wall, or engage them up close and personal with the Kraken. Versatility is the name of the game
— In-game description(NA)
A .96 Gal encrusted with rhinestones. Shoot your opponents through the Splash Wall or engage them up close with the Kraken - versatility is the name of the game.
— In-game description(EU/OC)
It’s a more sparkly version of the original .96 Gal, but this one comes with a Splash Wall sub and a Kraken special to strike a perfect balance between defense and attack.
Sheldon's Introduction

The .96 Gal Deco is a standard .96 Gal with a little added flair! Unlike the standard .96 Gal, though, you can approach with the Splash Wall, and then...release the Kraken.

That would be my strategy, anyway! I'd recommend it to fighters who want to charge the front lines!



Version history


  • Special gauge loss: 50% → up to 75%
  • Damage per shot: 62 → 52
  • Spread reduced by about 11%.

Recommended Abilities

Ink Saver (Main) Ink Saver (Main)

The .96 Gal Deco is an extremely ink-hungry weapon, so mitigating this is a good idea.

Damage Up Damage Up

With the Version 2.7.0 update, the .96 Gal Deco 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 Deco 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.

Swim Speed Up Swim Speed Up

Swim Speed Up to improve the speed and dangerousness of your Kraken form is always a good idea. Since you can hardly move at all while firing the .96 Gal Deco, improving swim speed is much more helpful than improving run speed.

Ink Saver (Sub) Ink Saver (Sub)

Splash Walls not only eat up a lot of ink, but you cannot recover the ink they use up right away. Reducing the cost of the Splash Wall helps you stay in the action longer.

Special Saver Special Saver

The Version 2.7.0 update increased the amount of Special Gauge Loss when an inkling carrying this weapon is splatted from 50% to 75%. Since the Kraken requires 200p to be fully charged (unlike most Special Weapons, which require only 180p), it can be difficult for inklings to fill the gauge completely before being splatted and losing most of their progress, especially if they rely on the Kraken for defense. Special Saver helps mitigate this penalty.


  • This is the last released weapon to be a re-skin of an original weapon from the game's release.
    • This also means that as of the release of the .96 Deco, every original weapon now has exactly one re-skin (not counting the E-liter 3K Scope or the Octoshot Replica).


Similar weapons


.96 Gal Deco is short for .96 Gallon with the suffix Deco, short for either Decorated or Decoration. Deco may also refer to Art Deco. "Gal" is also a play on Cal, short form of Caliber, a term commonly used when describing the diameter of bullets for fire-arms. The suffix Deco is also used to differentiate it from the .96 Gal. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Deco brand.

.96ガロンデコ .96 garon deko has the same origin as the English name, but without Gallon shortened to Gal. Like the English name, Deco is also used to differentiate it from .96 Gallon.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese .96ガロンデコ
.96 garon deko
.96 Gallon Deco
FlagFrance.svg French Calibre 3000 chic Chic Caliber 3000
FlagGermany.svg German .96 Gallon Deko .96 Gallon Deco
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calibro 3000 DX Caliber 3000 Deluxe
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Salpicadora 3000 chic Chic Splasher 3000
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Salpicadora 3000 DX Splasher 3000 DX


  1. Twitter Nintendo America on Twitter. Nintendo of America (2015-07-07). Retrieved on 2015 July 7.

Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters S Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

S Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · S Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) S Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · S Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · S Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · S Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · S Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers S Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · S Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers S Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · S Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · S Weapon Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · S Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · S Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers S Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · S Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · S Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · S Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken