Bomb Rush

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For the similar special weapon in Splatoon 2, see Bomb Launcher.
For the song performed by Callie, see Bomb Rush Blush.
For the mission in Octo Canyon, see Bomb Rush Blush (mission).
For the Challenge in Splatoon 3, see Splat Bomb Rush.

The Bomb Rush is a special weapon in Splatoon.


When someone is using a Bomb Rush, their torso is surrounded by a glowing red circle. The bombs thrown from the Bomb Rush's user are visually identical to bombs thrown as sub weapons.


Bomb Rush

Bomb Rush

Category Special
Special points 180p
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Added in Specifications
Base damage
Base duration 6 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Bomb Rush temporarily allows the player to make use of their sub weapon with no ink requirement, allowing it to be thrown or placed as fast as is allowed by that particular sub weapon. This speed varies, with Burst Bombs being thrown more quickly than Suction Bombs.

Bomb Rush can be used with:

Players using Bomb Rush can still attack normally with their main weapon.


  • It is possible to continue bomb-throwing even after Bomb Rush has expired, but this will depletes the ink tank. Since secondary weapons consume large amounts of ink, pay extra attention to the status of Bomb Rush to avoid accidental depletion.
    • The special meter will deplete for the duration of Bomb Rush.
    • An Inkling's hair will glow and flutter while Bomb Rush is ready, and while Bomb Rush is active. This effect will cease once Bomb Rush has ended.
  • The allowed number of bomb throws depends on the amount of Special Duration Up, and on the type of bomb. An Inkling with no Special Duration Up may throw up to 10 Seekers, 11 Suction Bombs, 11 Splat Bombs, or 16 Burst Bombs before Bomb Rush expires. This count can be used to loosely estimate how much time is left on Bomb Rush.
  • Splat and Suction Bomb Rushes can be great for defending or retaking a Splat Zone, as they deal high damage and cover lots of ground. As of Version 2.7.0, Seeker and Burst Bomb Rushes cover significant amounts of turf as well, although Burst Bombs deal less damage and Seekers need to be launched carefully to achieve maximum coverage (especially if they are "distracted" by enemy Inklings).
  • When using a Burst Bomb Rush, keep in mind that the throwing rate is increased by 50% for the duration of that special (20 frames delay instead of 30).

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Increased the maximum possible duration of Bomb Rush with Special Duration Up: 40.0% → 60.0%

Octo Valley

In Octo Valley, the Bomb Rush is available for use in certain missions upon grabbing its canned special. The bomb type used matches the sub weapon that is currently selected by the player, and they have the appearance of the sub weapons as they appear in the Octo Valley mode instead of their multiplayer appearance.


Activating Bomb Rush allows you to deploy unlimited sub weapons, including Splat Bombs, Burst Bombs, and Suction Bombs. This special remains active for approximately six seconds. During this time, continually spam sub weapons in an effort to take out opponents and spread ink - don't worry, you won't run out of ink while Bomb Rush is active. During Turf War, a last-minute push with Bomb Rush can make all the difference, especially if using Splat Bombs or Suction Bombs, covering ink over a wide area before the opposing team can respond.
Splatoon Prima Guide


Weapons with Bomb Rush in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​
Berry Splattershot Pro 92 Suction Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 26500 Shooter 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Seeker Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 13 Cash 7600 Roller 3 October 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Hero Charger Replica 2013 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 3 Cash 1200 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​
Hero Shot Replica 45 Burst Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1200 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​
Luna Blaster Neo 201 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 15 Cash 8700 Shooter 30 October 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Rapid Blaster Deco 231 Suction Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 19 Cash 14800 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​
Refurbished Mini Splatling 4002 Burst Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 13400 Splatling 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​
Sloshing Machine 3020 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 12 Cash 13500 Slosher 28 November 2015​​
Splash-o-matic 20 Suction Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 7 Cash 3900 Shooter 13 June 2015
Splat Charger 2010 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 3 Cash 1000 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​
Splatterscope 2020 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 13 Cash 4200 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)
Splattershot 40 Burst Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 2 Cash 500 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​



Splatoon 2

In Splatoon 2, as explained in Sunken Scroll 11, no special weapons from the first game return. The role of the Bomb Rush was indirectly replaced by the Bomb Launcher, in that they both fire a barrage of sub weapons, however the Bomb Launcher fires the weapons further and with greater accuracy, and is not dependent on the player's sub weapon.

Octo Canyon

During the final battle of Octo Canyon, Callie uses a Bomb Rush to attack Agent 4, although now with oversized Splat Bombs and golden Suction Bombs. She does this whilst performing a remix of Bomb Rush Blush, a song presumably about the Bomb Rush special.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボムラッシュ
Bomu Rasshu
Bomb Rush
Netherlands Dutch Bommenvlaag[2] Bomb flurry
CanadaFrance French Bombardement Bombardment
Germany German Bombenhagel Bomb hail
Italy Italian Moltiplicabombe From moltiplica (multiply) and bomb.
Russia Russian Бомбовый ускоритель[3]
Bombovyy uskoritel'
Bomb booster
SpainMexico Spanish Repetidor Repeater
Portugal Portuguese Bombardeamento[4] Bombardment

See also