Big Bubbler

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This page is about the special weapon from Splatoon 3. For the variant appearing in Splatoon, see Bubbler. For the similarly-named special weapon from Splatoon 2, see Bubble Blower.

The Big Bubbler is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It is a spherical barrier that blocks incoming enemy attacks and allows teammates to Super Jump to it like a Beakon.


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 contains Squid Beakon of the same color at the top. It has a black ripcord which is pulled off when the generator is launched upwards. The generator itself has a 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 translucent sphere that changes color to match the user's ink with similarly-colored lines going across it.

Splatoon 3

Big Bubbler

Big Bubbler

Category Special
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Requirement Specifications
Base damage
Base duration 12 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When activated, the player places a Beakon-like launcher at their feet and launches a generator into the air that emits a large, spherical barrier. This barrier blocks incoming enemy attacks but cannot block opponents from passing through it nor enemy attacks coming from within the barrier. Shots blocked by the Big Bubbler damage it, shrinking the barrier and reducing its active time. Attacks that hit the launcher or the generator deal increased damage. While the Big Bubbler is active, players on the same team can super jump to it.

If deployed underneath an object, the generator can get stuck, resulting in a smaller barrier being emitted. If the user tries to deploy the Big Bubbler in the air, too close to an edge, or underneath very low ceilings, the special cannot be used and will give a "Can't Use!" prompt.

Moving platforms that intersect with the launcher will destroy the Big Bubbler while platforms that intersect with the generator will not. If placed on a moving platform, both the launcher and the hovering generator will move with it. If placed on the Tower in Tower Control, the Big Bubbler will degrade much more quickly and will last for half its base duration.

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Wearing Special Power Up with Big Bubbler increases its duration and durability.

Version History

Version Adjustments
  • Increased the barrier's maximum radius.
  • Reduced the damage taken from some special weapons to approximately 50-75% of what it was before.


Deploy this device at your feet to shield yourself with a large, spherical barrier. This bubble will block outside ink attacks, but it can't prevent opponents themselves from entering. Damage to the top section or the inner device will cause the barrier to pop more quickly.
— In-game description


Weapons with Big Bubbler in Splatoon 3


Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

Winning a certain number of battles with the Big Bubbler will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Big Bubbler Badges
S3 Badge Big Bubbler 30.png 30 wins with Big Bubbler
S3 Badge Big Bubbler 180.png 180 wins with Big Bubbler
S3 Badge Big Bubbler 1200.png 1,200 wins with Big Bubbler



For competitive tips about the Big Bubbler

Click to view the strategy for Big Bubbler. View the strategy page.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グレートバリア
Gurēto baria
Great Barrier
Netherlands Dutch Joekelschild Whopper shield[note 1]
CanadaFrance French Super bouclier Super shield
Germany German Kugelschild Pro Spherical Shield Pro
Italy Italian Gran bolla scudo Great bubble shield
Russia Russian Шарощит
Sphere shield
SpainMexico Spanish Megaburbuja Megabubble
China Chinese (Simplified) 巨大防护罩
Jùdà fánghù zhào (Mandarin)
Giant Cover
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 巨大防護罩
Jùdà fánghù zhào (Mandarin)
Giant Cover
South Korea Korean 그레이트 배리어
Geureiteu baerieo
Great Barrier
Translate logo.svg Internal SpGreatBarrier[2] Sp for special weapon. GreatBarrier has been localized.

Translation notes

  1. Pun on "koepelschild", a type of shell giant tortoises have.

See also