Ammo Knights

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The inside of Ammo Knights in Splatoon 3

Ammo Knights is the weapon shop run by Sheldon in the Splatoon series.

Description

Splatoon

The inside of Ammo Knights in an early version of Splatoon

In Splatoon, Ammo Knights can be accessed from Booyah Base and sells weapons of five weapon classes: shooters, chargers, rollers, splatlings, and sloshers, which can be purchased with cash earned from multiplayer matches and amiibo challenges. It also features a Shooting Range to experiment with potential purchases. However, most weapons may only be purchased after reaching a certain level, and some can only be obtained after completing specific missions in Octo Valley.

Players can tilt Right Stick to rotate their Inkling and click Right Stick to try on the highlighted weapon, while pressing A purchases the weapon. Pressing X displays further information about the selected weapon. Players can press Y to test the selected weapon in the Shooting Range. Pressing L or ZL allows players to enter Cooler Heads and pressing R or ZR similarly allows them to enter Shrimp Kicks, while pressing B takes players back to Inkopolis Plaza.

For a list of merchandise, see List of weapons in Splatoon.

Splatoon 2

In Splatoon 2, Sheldon relocated his shop to Inkopolis Square and can be accessed from the Galleria. With the relocating came a new assortment of weapons and two new weapon classes: the dualie and the brella. Weapons can be purchased with cash earned from multiplayer matches and Salmon Run shifts. However, most weapons may only be purchased after reaching a certain level, and some can only be obtained after completing all missions in Octo Canyon with specific weapons.

Players can tilt to rotate their character and click to try on the highlighted weapon, while pressing purchases the weapon. Pressing makes Sheldon give further information about the selected weapon, while speeds this up. Pressing cancels this. Players can press to test the selected weapon in the Test Range, similar to the previous game. Pressing allows players to enter Headspace and pressing similarly allows them to enter Shella Fresh, while pressing takes players back to Inkopolis Square.

For a list of merchandise, see List of weapons in Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 3

In Splatoon 3, Sheldon has once again relocated his shop, this time in Splatsville, and can be accessed there. He sells weapons from the previous games, as well as two new weapon classes: the stringer and the splatana. Unlike the previous games, instead of the traditional Cash, weapons are purchased with Sheldon Licenses earned by increasing the player's level and increasing a weapon's Freshness to level 1. However, players have to be at least level 2 to be allowed to buy weapons here. Weapons at equal or below the player's level are bought with 1 license each. Unlike in previous games, the player can still buy weapons above their current level at the cost of 3 licenses each.

Players can tilt to rotate their character and click to try on the highlighted weapon, while pressing purchases this weapon. Pressing displays further information about the selected weapon. Pressing , while Sheldon gives further information about a weapon, speeds this up. Pressing cancels this. Players can press to test the selected weapon in the Test Range, similar to the previous games. Pressing allows players to enter Hotlantis, and pressing similarly allows them to enter Naut Couture, while pressing takes players back to the square in Splatsville.

For a list of merchandise, see List of weapons in Splatoon 3.

Audio

Main article: Music



  • In Splatoon 3, a currently unnamed song can be heard in the shop.

Test Range

Main article: Test Range
The test range in Splatoon

Splatoon

The Test Range can be accessed from Ammo Knights by pressing Y. This location lets the player use weapons (including yet-to-be purchased ones) in a closed environment. The player can press Plus to open a menu and select the option to go back to Ammo Knights.

Splatoon 2

The test range in Splatoon 2

The test range returns in Splatoon 2 and can be accessed from Ammo Knights by pressing . Like the original game, this location lets the player use weapons (including yet-to-be purchased ones) in a closed environment. The player can press to open a menu and select the option to go back to Ammo Knights.

Splatoon 3

The Ammo Knights test range in Splatoon 3

The Test Range returns in Splatoon 3. The Ammo Knights test range can be accessed from the shop by pressing . Similar to the previous games, the test range lets the player use weapons before purchasing them. By pressing , the player can choose which weapon to use, and pressing opens a menu allowing the player to return to Ammo Knights or clean up the test range. This test range is smaller than the shooting ranges in the previous games as the main test range is in the Battle Lobby.

Quotes

And we're out of space. (Remind us not to let Sheldon tweet. Ever.) We actually do have new info about Ammo Knights: you now use Sheldon Licenses to get weapons! Earn 'em by ranking up or using the same weapon a lot. Try before you buy and hear Sheldon out! He knows his stuff.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]

Gallery

Splatoon

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 3

Trivia

  • "Ammo Knights" is a play on the word "ammonite," an extinct subclass of cephalopods.
  • Ammo Knights was previously owned by Ammoses Shellendorf, Sheldon's grandfather.
    • There is a picture of Ammoses Shellendorf hanging on the wall in Ammo Knights.
    • Ammoses Shellendorf was also the creator of many weapons sold in Ammo Knights, as well as a member of the Squidbeak Splatoon.

Splatoon

  • The walls behind each spawn point at Mahi-Mahi Resort are patterned with Ammo Knights' logo.
  • Balloon Fish and the snow globe containing DJ Octavio have an Ammo Knights logo and label, respectively.
  • The weapons on the back wall show that the parts of the weapons holding ink are transparent.
  • In all of the weapons that the player can buy at the bottom, the ink is white.
  • In Splatoon's Boss Scroll, it was revealed that Ammo Knights is located at the address of Ammo Knights, Booyah Base 1F, Inkopolis 11-1.

Splatoon 2

Ammo Knights bike in Inkblot Art Academy

Splatoon 3

  • Sunken Scroll 13 mentions that Sheldon expanded his business into the Splatlands one year ago.

Names in other languages

Ammo Knights

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カンブリアームズ
Kanburiāmuzu
Yellowtail arms, or a play on the words "Cambrian" and arms.
Netherlands Dutch Armada -
Canada French (NOA) Alassaut From à l'assaut (to storm)
France French (NOE) Marée Armée Armed Tide
Germany German Kalmarsenal From "Kalmare" (squid) and "arsenal"
Italy Italian Antica armeria Old Armory
Russia Russian Меч и Хвост[3]
Mech i Khvost
Арсенал[4]
Arsenal
Sword and Tail (pun on мечехвост mecheckhvost, horseshoe crab)

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Spain Spanish Armería Todotinta Shellendorf's Armory
China Chinese (Simplified) 寒武纪军备
hánwǔjì jūnbèi
Cambrian armament

Ammo Knights, Booyah Base 1F, Inkopolis 11-1

Language Name Meaning
Canada French (NOA) Alassaut, Galeries Lacrevette, Place de Chromapolis Ammo Knights, Booyah Base, Inkopolis - RdC,[5] Inkopolis Square
France French (NOE) Marée Armée, Galeries Lacrevette - RdC, Place de Chromapolis Ammo Knights, Booyah Base, Inkopolis - RdC,[5] Inkopolis Square
Germany German Kalmarsenal (Bouillabasar), Inkopolis Ammo Knights (Booyah Base), Inkopolis
Italy Italian c/o Antica Armeria, Centro commerciale Calamarama,
Piazza centrale 1 1-1, Coloropoli
c/o Ammo Knights, Booyah Base,
Square central 1 1-1, Inkopolis
Spain Spanish (NOE) Armería Toditinta. Zona de tiendas, bajo 1. Cromópolis Ammo Knights. Booyah Base, floor 1. Inkopolis

References

  1. Twitter @SplatoonNA on Twitter
  2. The Art of Splatoon 2 Page 102
  3. Splatoon 2, Squid Sisters Stories
  4. Pre-release material
  5. 5.0 5.1 abbreviation of "Rez-de-chaussée", which means ground floor