The Aerospray PG is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. The Aerospray PG fires quick bursts, so its user can cover a relatively large area with ink in a short time. It is also a short-range weapon, so it makes quick work of nearby targets.
The Aersopray PG shares its build with the Aerospray MG. However, the Aerospray PG is almost entirely bronze. The nozzle and attachments supporting the tube are a dull metal color, and the Ammo Knights logo on the tank is white. Though a bit difficult to see, the black tube at the back of the Aerospray PG seems to be shinier than the other Aerosprays.
The Aerospray PG is a little update to the Aerospray MG that I built from my grandpappy's blueprints. It's a hand-crafted work of art, if I do say so myself. I really put a lot of love into it! The Burst Bombs let you control your opponents' movements before smashing them with the Kraken. Rated PG for severe splattings!
An Aerospray MG remodeled by Sheldon. This set builds on the natural strengths of the weapon. The main and Burst Bombs help claim turf and the Kraken crushes enemy defenses.
The Aerospray PG is best described as a little update to the Aerospray MG that Sheldon built from his grandpappy's blueprints. No matter how you describe it, it's definitely a hand-crafted work of art. Burst Bombs help claim turf and the Kraken crushes enemy defenses.
When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 3 frames to come out.
When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes 10 frames to come out.
The interval between firing and when the player is able to become a squid or use a sub weapon is 2 frames.
When firing continuously, it shoots a bullet every 4 frames (15 shots per second).
When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.72 units per frame.
After firing, there is a 15 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
Each shot has a base damage of 24.
If a shot is in the air for more than 8 frames after being fired, it loses 0.75 damage per frame until it reaches 12 damage at frame 24.
The bullet hitbox has a radius of 2 units.
The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 13 degrees.
The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 16 degrees.
The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. After 25 frames, the outer reticle will start shrinking, and will finish shrinking after 70 frames.
The Aerospray PG starts off having a 6% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle.
This chance increases by 3% per shot, and maximizes at a 50% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle, meaning that it takes 15 shots to reach minimum accuracy.
When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 40%.
Accuracy starts recovering 4 frames after the player stops shooting. The chance to shoot towards the outer reticle decreases by 1% per frame, if the chance is not already at the minimum, meaning that it takes 48 frames to reach maximum accuracy. (38 after shooting while jumping.)
Shots initially travel straight at a rate of 22 units per frame for 3 frames. Shots travel straight for 66 distance units.
After that, the shot's velocity is set to 18.945 units per frame if it is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it travels.
Ink droplets occur every 125 units.
The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 1 droplets per shot.
There are a total of 8 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
Droplets that occur within 21 units of the player have a radius of 20 units, and a width of 13 units.
These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.2 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.4 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
Droplets that occur when they travel past 150 units of the player have a radius of 17.8 units.
All other ink droplets have a radius of 12 units.
Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.2 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
If no ink droplets have occurred within 21 units of the player for 4 shots, the next shot the player makes will force a paint droplet to appear at the player's feet.
The Aerospray PG resembles an aerosol spray pen. The body of the weapon is bronze colored and has multiple dents throughout its body. Connected to the stock on the top of the weapon is a canister sitting at a 70-degree angle shaped like half of a capsule with a black Ammo Knights logo on it. On the back of the weapon is a thin black tube connected to the bottom of the handle and the stock. Connected to the bottom of the upper forestock is a bent, oval-shaped panel. The muzzle is shaped like a cap.
The Aerospray PG has been designed by and for masters of the art of splatting, and has been optimized and refined in every way imaginable! Keep your foes at tentacle's length with a barrage of Burst Bombs, all while inking a solid swath on your path to victory! And when the going gets tough, break out the Booyah Bomb to turn the tide of battle in your favor! For some, the key to victory is simple: just cover everything in ink. If this describes you, give this set a go!
The Aerospray PG appears to be designed after an aerograph, a type of airbrush.
The "PG" in this weapon's name likely stands for "Perfect Grade", referencing Bandai's line of 1:60 scale model kits for the anime Mobile Suit Gundam. This is because it is common for model kits to be painted with an airbrush and because Gundam models are extremely popular in Japan.
Splatoon 3 Chill Season 2022 introduced Splattershot Nova, which also require 5 hits in order to splat an opponent.
Damage Up can prove useful on this weapon. With a full set, the player will need to land a direct hit with a Burst Bomb followed by one hit instead of two.
In Sheldon's quote for the weapon in the North American and European/Oceania versions of Splatoon; "Rated PG for severe splattings!", is a reference to the same age rating the MPAA uses for theater films.