Bomb Launcher

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The Bomb Launcher is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 2

Bomb Launcher

Bomb Launcher

Category Special
Base Damage
Base Duration 6 seconds
Ink Consumption
Special Points
Sp. Depletion
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed

The special is very similar in function to the S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush special from Splatoon, but allows players to throw the bombs farther and with greater accuracy. It separates itself from the Bomb Rush since the bombs fired are not dependent on the player's sub weapon, although the bombs are not affected by sub weapon altering stats and the remaining bombs thrown during the special do not fill the special gauge after time is up.

Unlike any other weapon in the Splatoon games, the Bomb Launcher is thrown from the left side of the player and not from the right side.


Version history (Curling-Bomb Launcher)

Version Adjustments
  • Increased distance S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bombs travel without being charged by roughly 50%.
  • Decreased trajectory variance of first shot while also increasing time required to reach maximum shot variance when firing continuously.
  • As a sub weapon, the size of Curling Bombs will now change depending on how long Button1 R.png is held, but Curling Bombs generated by the Curling Bomb Launcher will always be the same size, regardless of button press duration.
    • Due to this change, area of ink coverage while Curling Bombs are traveling has been increased slightly.
    • Due to this change, area of ink coverage and damage dealt by Curling Bomb explosions has been decreased slightly.
  • Initial speed of pressing Button1 R.png is approximately 18% faster, and movement distance is longer.
    • No change to movement distance if Button1 R.png is held down.


Weapons with Autobomb Launcher in Splatoon 2
Weapons with Burst-Bomb Launcher in Splatoon 2
Weapons with Curling-Bomb Launcher in Splatoon 2



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  • None of the sub weapons on any Bomb Launcher sets match the bombs thrown from the Launcher.
  • The Bomb Launcher is designed after the Ultra Machine, a batting toy made by Nintendo in 1967. This is likely referenced in their Japanese name, Bomb Pitchers.
  • While on the Bomb Launcher's rail, the bombs are inside gashapon capsules, and the two halves of the capsule can be seen being discarded as each bomb is thrown.
  • As visible in the promo image, the Bomb Launcher has its own ink reservoir, explaining why throwing bombs during the special does not drain the player's own ink.
  • Although difficult to hear, while active, the Bomb Launcher plays a chiptune version of the intro to Bomb Rush Blush, despite how the song is named after its predecessor, the S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush.
  • Before the release of the S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk II.png Bamboozler 14 Mk II, data mining had already revealed in-game data for the S2 Weapon Special Burst-Bomb Launcher.png Burst-Bomb Launcher, including images for its weapon icon.
  • There were meant to be three weapons with S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher as their special, not two. However, the S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher Nouveau.png Tri-Slosher Nouveau ended up getting released with the S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm.
  • No splatlings have a form of the Bomb Launcher as their special, except canned specials.

Names in other languages

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Bomb Launcher Splat-Bomb Launcher
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ボムピッチャー
Bomu Pitchā
Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Bomkanon Bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lanceur de bombes Bomb Launcher
FlagGermany.svg German Bomber Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciabombe Bomb launcher
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Bombardeos Bombardments
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga Burst
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラッシュボムピッチャー
Supurasshu Bomu Pitchā
Splash Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Klodderbomkanon Blob bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes splash Splash bomb launcher
FlagGermany.svg German Klecks-Bomber Splodge [bomb] Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciabombe splash Splash bomb launcher
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (брызгающие)
Bombomet (bryzgayushchiye)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Plasbombardeo Plasma [bomb] bombardment
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga básica Basic [bomb] burst
Suction-Bomb Launcher Curling-Bomb Launcher
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese キューバンボムピッチャー
Kyūban Bomu Pitchā
Suction Cup Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Kleefbomkanon Sticky bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes gluantes
FlagGermany.svg German Haftbomber Sticky [bomb] Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciappiccibombe
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (присоски)
Bombomet (prisoski)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Bombardeo pegajoso Sticky [bomb] bombardment
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga ventosa Suction [bomb] burst
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese カーリングボムピッチャー
Kāringu Bomu Pitchā
Curling Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Curlingbomkanon Curling bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes curling Curling bomb launcher
FlagGermany.svg German Curling-Bomber Curling [bomb] Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciabombe curling Curling bomb launcher
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (керлинг)
Bombomet (kerling)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Bombardeo deslizante Sliding [bomb] bombardment
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga deslizante Sliding [bomb] burst
Autobomb Launcher Burst-Bomb Launcher
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ロボボムビッチャー
Robo Bomu Pichā
Robot Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Robobomkanon Robot bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes robots Launch robot bombs
FlagGermany.svg German Robo-Bomber Robot [bomb] Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciarobo-bombe
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (робобомбы)
Bombomet (robobomby)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) robobombardeo Robot [bomb] bombardment
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Roborráfaga Robot burst
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese クイックボムピッチャー
Kuikku bomu pitchā
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Ballonbomkanon Balloon bomb cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes ballons
FlagGermany.svg German Insta-Bomber Instant [bomb] Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciagranate
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (разрывные)
Bombomet (razryvnyye)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga rápida

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