Baller

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The Baller is a special weapon in Splatoon 2. It resembles a beach ball, and is similar to the S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler from Splatoon.

Splatoon 2

Baller

Baller

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base Damage 50 (Contact)
55 (Splash)
180 (Direct hit)
Base Duration 6s (automatic detonation)
Ink Consumption
Special Points
Sp. Depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

When using the special move, an Inkling will enter the Baller. This allows them to move quickly and blocks incoming damage taken while inking the ground as they move, and also allows them to walk up walls. If Button1 ZR.png is held while in the bubble, or after a set period of time, the Baller explodes, covering the surrounding area in ink. The Baller being inked results in it shrinking, eventually disappearing, instead of the Inkling using it taking damage.

Use

  • The Baller can be used as a type of panic button to protect yourself similar to the S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler in Splatoon.
  • Players are completely immune to the effects of S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist while using the Baller, since the player wouldn't actually be exposed to the mist while inside the air tight ball. However, this is not the case for S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor, as going through one will cause you to be tracked as normal.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.2.0
  • During use, reduced amount of damage received from opponent Shooters (excluding Blasters), Splatlings, and Dualies by 40%.
1.3.0
  • Made the Baller less likely to be knocked back when hit with enemy attacks.
  • Increased durability of the Baller by about 33% when the gear ability “Special Power Up” isn’t being used. (Durability when using the maximum amount of “Special Power Up” remains unchanged. )
  • Increased damage radius of explosion by roughly 17% and radius of ink coverage by roughly 7%.
  • Increased minimum damage caused by explosion: 30.0 → 55.0
  • Increased power of explosion to knock back opponents.
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Ballers by bursting bubbles by roughly 150%.
  • Made movement of the S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller easier to hear for surrounding players.
  • Decreased the radius of minimum damage (55 damage) dealt by the explosion of the S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller by roughly 14% when S2 Ability Special Power Up.png Special Power Up isn’t being used.
    ※ Due to changes in gear ability balancing, this radius will be the same as it was previously when the maximum amount of S2 Ability Special Power Up.png Special Power Up is being used.
2.3.0
  • Made it so the player can change direction of movement more quickly than before.
3.0.0
  • Climbing surfaces where inkable walls connect to non-inkable walls will now be easier.
4.3.0
  • Greatly increased damage dealt to opponent Brellas.
    • Increased damage to opponent Brellas varies from roughly 3 to 4.8 times the previous amount depending on the Brella.

Sets

Gallery

Quotes

Click to view the quotes for Baller. View the quotation page.

Trivia

  • The closest special weapon that the Baller can compare to is the Kraken.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese イカスフィア
Ikasphere
Squid Sphere
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Barstbubbel Burstbubble
FlagFrance.svg French Chromo-sphère Color-sphere
FlagGermany.svg German Sepisphäre Sepia sphere
FlagItaly.svg Italian Cromosfera Cromo is an unspecified color-related suffix (that could be translated simply as "colored"), Sfera (ball)
FlagRussia.svg Russian Шарокат
Sharokat
From шар shar (ball) and кат kat (roll)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Esfera tintera Ink Sphere


Main Shooters

Rollers
Chargers
Sloshers
Splatlings
Dualies
Brellas
Sub
Special