Bomb Rush

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For the similar special weapon in Splatoon 2, see Bomb Launcher.

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
Requirement 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%


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.
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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
Canada and France 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
Spain Spanish Repetidor Repeater
Portugal Portuguese Bombardeamento[4] Bombardment

See also