Ability point

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The ability point (AP) is a unit of measurement used internally by Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It measures the amout of ability power used by the player and is defined by the following:

AP := Main(s) ×10 + Sub(s) ×3
Where:

  • AP: the number of Ability Points
  • Main(s): the number of primary abilities equipped
  • Sub(s): the number of secondary abilities equipped

History

The ability point measurement is consistent between Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

To date, no Splatoon game has informed players of the worth of the large and small ability slots, with manuals and character dialogue containing only vague information. However, on 28 February 2019 Nintendo published an article on the Nintendo Switch news feed that officially confirmed the value of the large and small ability slots relative to each other.

Example

Abilities Ability Points
None 0 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 1 S Ability Locked.png 3 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 2 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 6 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 3 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 9 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 0 S Ability Locked.png 10 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 4 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 12 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 1 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 13 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 5 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 15 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 2 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 16 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 6 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 18 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 3 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 19 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 0 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 20 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 7 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 21 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 4 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 22 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 1 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 23 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 8 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 24 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 5 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 25 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 2 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 26 AP
Main: 0, Sub: 9 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 27 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 6 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 28 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 3 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 29 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 0 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 30 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 7 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 31 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 4 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 32 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 1 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 33 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 8 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 34 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 5 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 35 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 2 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 36 AP
Main: 1, Sub: 9 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 37 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 6 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 38 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 3 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 39 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 7 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 41 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 4 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 42 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 8 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 44 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 5 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 45 AP
Main: 2, Sub: 9 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 47 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 6 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 48 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 7 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 51 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 8 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 54 AP
Main: 3, Sub: 9 S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png S Ability Locked.png 57 AP

Since there are a maximum of 3 primary ability slots and 9 secondary ability slots, the maximum number of ability points a player can have is 57, except when using some abilities such as S2 Ability Last-Ditch Effort.png Last-Ditch Effort and S2 Ability Opening Gambit.png Opening Gambit which allow players to have even more ability points (while the relevant conditions are met).

S2 Ability Ability Doubler.png Ability Doubler

This ability doubles the number of ability points provided by the 3 secondary ability slots on the Splatfest Tee. Since 1 secondary ability is worth 3 AP, S2 Ability Ability Doubler.png Ability Doubler can provide up to 18 AP.