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- This page is about the upcoming special weapon from Splatoon 3. For the similarly named special weapon from Splatoon, see Bubbler. For the similarly-named special weapon from Splatoon 2, see Bubble Blower.
The Big Bubbler consists of three parts: the barrier generator, its launcher, and the barrier itself. The launcher is an Inkling (or Octoling) sized spinning top launcher which changes color to match the user's ink, faces upwards, and has a Squid Beakon-esque contraption at the top. It has a black ripcord, which is pulled off when the the generator is launched upwards. The generator itself has an hemispherical shape, changes color to match the user's ink, and has a white aerial screw on the top as its propeller. The barrier itself is a big, blue, translucent sphere with light blue lines.
When deployed, it creates a temporary, immobile, spherical barrier with the barrier generator at the barrier's top. The barrier itself cannot be penetrated by enemy ink and detonates enemy bombs on contact. The shield shrinks if the generator is hit by enemy ink. It is currently unknown if the Squid Beakon on the launcher is purely aesthetic or can be Super Jumped to. As of the Release Date Revealed trailer, it is a part of the Splat Roller's set.
Early design of the Big Bubbler being deployed (note the lack of Squid Beakon-esque contraption)
- According to the Live from Squid Research Lab, the Big Bubbler is an improved and larger version of the Bubbler from Splatoon.
- Prior to the Release Date Revealed trailer, the Big Bubbler launcher had no Squid Beakon-esque contraption at the top.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Joekelschild||Whopper shield[note 1]|
|French (NOE)||Super bouclier||Super shield|
|German||Kugelschild Pro||Spherical Shield Pro|
|Italian||Gran bolla scudo||Great bubble shield|
- Pun on "koepelschild", a type of shell giant tortoises have.