Booyah Bomb

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The Booyah Bomb is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.[1]

Splatoon 2

Booyah Bomb

Booyah Bomb

Category Special
Base damage 3.3 per frame
Base duration Aiming: 9 seconds
Ink consumption
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Other variant

When activated, the user temporarily rises upward and levitates above the ground, holding up a glowing ball of ink that charges up over time. Once charged, this can be thrown to make an ink explosion which is made larger as it charges up. The user and their teammates can use the "Booyah!" signal to charge up the attack faster. Teammates using this signal also slightly fill up their own special gauge. The charge takes approximately 8.5 seconds to reach its maximum power without signalling. With only the user signalling, it can be reduced to about three seconds, and less if multiple players are contributing. Equipping Special Power Up also reduces the charge time of the Booyah Bomb.

Once the user rises to the necessary height to perform the special, the user is protected by a limited-durability shield similar to Ink Armor which negates damage until it either breaks or when the special ends.


  • While the special is charging, the user has a protective shield that negates any damage being thrown at the player.
    • The shield has 470 HP and has varying damage multipliers against certain weapons.
    • The shield disappears when the special is finished or is broken by enemy damage. When the shield is destroyed, the user will be completely vulnerable to incoming attack.
  • The Booyah Bomb does not do damage upon landing on a surface.
    • The bomb takes about forty frames after landing before it expands and begins to do damage.
  • Every time the user uses "Booyah!" command, the special charges by +0.07 Booyah Bomb charge points.
  • The special can register a total of five "Booyah!" commands from allies.
    • Booyah Bomb charge increase for allies who "Booyah!":
      • First "Booyah!": +0.08 Booyah Bomb charge.
      • Second "Booyah!": +0.04 Booyah Bomb charge.
      • Third "Booyah!": +0.02 Booyah Bomb charge.
      • Fourth "Booyah!": +0.01 Booyah Bomb charge.
      • Fifth "Booyah!": +0.01 Booyah Bomb charge.
    • Special gauge increase for allies who "Booyah!":
      • First "Booyah!": +6p towards special gauge.
      • Second "Booyah!": +3p towards special gauge.
      • Third "Booyah!": +2p towards special gauge.
      • Fourth "Booyah!": +1p towards special gauge.
      • Fifth "Booyah!": +0.5p towards special gauge.

Booyah Bomb armor - damage multipliers

Type Damage Source Multiplier
Main Dualies 0.6x
Main Shooters 0.6x
Main Splatlings 0.6x
Main S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose 0.65x
Main S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose 0.7x
Main Blasters 1x
Main Brellas (shield) 1x
Main Brushes (roll) 1x
Main Rollers (roll) 1x
Main Sloshers 1x
Main Brellas (shot) 1.3x
Main Chargers 1.3x
Main Brushes (flick) 1.4x
Main S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller (flick) 1.6x
Main Rollers (flick) 2.5x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb 1x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall 1x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler 1x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb 1.5x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb 1.5x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb 1.5x
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb 2.4x
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet bullet splash damage 0.5x
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller (contact) 1x
Special S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower 1x
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet exhaust 1x
Special S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 7.5x
Special S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 1x
Special S2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 1.5x
Special S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 1.5x
Special S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 1.667x
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet bullet 2x
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 2x
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller (explosion) 2.5x
Other Gusher 1x
Other Ink Cannon 1x
Other Rainmaker 1x
Other Rainmaker shield 1x


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue in which players dealing contact damage to an opponent using a Booyah Bomb with their roller or brush weapon wouldn't be thrown backward if they failed to splat the Booyah Bomb user with a single attack.
  • After the Booyah Bomb lands, reduced the time before it disappears by 30/60 of a second.
  • After the Booyah Bomb lands, made the blast widen faster.
    • These two changes combined result in the same total blast range.
  • Increased damage by about 32%.
  • Slightly increased the blast paint radius.
  • Throwing the Booyah Bomb also paints at the player's feet.
  • After releasing the Booyah Bomb, extended the effect of the armor by 15/60 of a second.
  • Armor durability decreased by about 6%.


Funnel power into an explosive ink ball and launch it at the enemy.

By sending and receiving "Booyah"s from your team, you can build power more quickly.
Teammates who send Booyahs will be rewarded by having their special gauge filled a little.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[a]
  1. Europe




  • The Booyah Bomb does not destroy or repel incoming fire like the Inkstrike or Splashdown. Targets within the explosion are still vulnerable from external fire.
  • The way the Booyah Bomb inks the ground is in an expanding fashion; it inks the middle first and progressively expands outwards. Because of this, it does not re-ink the middle while expanding, meaning opponents are able to retake turf before the attack is finished.


  • The design and function of this weapon appears to be inspired by the Spirit Bomb from the manga and anime series Dragon Ball, created by Akira Toriyama. This is especially reflected in its ability to become stronger the more people cheer on the user. Its American and Japanese names also mirror the change from 'ball' to 'bomb' for the technique.
  • The way that the Booyah Bomb deals damage, as well as the large circle of ink that the Booyah Bomb creates when it hits inkable turf, are both very similar to the Inkstrike.
  • The Booyah Bomb was not the first special weapon to be added post-release; that title belongs to the Bubble Blower. However, unlike the Bubble Blower, the Booyah Bomb was not confirmed in the initial release by an in-game description.
  • As of Version 4.2.0, there are glitches involving the Booyah Bomb and Quick Super Jump, allowing the player to glitch out of bounds if they jump from one side of the map to the other. The more horizontal the jump, the better the results.[3]
  • The Booyah Bomb was shown in the Version 4.0.0 trailer, but neither the Kensa Splattershot Pro nor the Kensa Dynamo Roller was made available until Version 4.1.0.
  • The weapons with the smallest special gauges for Booyah Bomb are the Kensa .52 Gal and Kensa Dynamo Roller at 180p each. While the largest is the Kensa Splattershot Pro at 210p.
  • There are no chargers, blasters, brushes, sloshers, dualies or brellas that have the Booyah Bomb as their special weapon, nor is it paired with Suction Bombs, Curling Bombs, Autobombs, Ink Mines, Toxic Mist, Squid Beakons, Fizzy Bombs or Torpedoes.
  • The Booyah Bomb and Ultra Stamp are the two least common special weapons in Splatoon 2, with each only appearing in five weapon sets.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ナイスダマ
Naisu Dama
Nice! Ball
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Coole bom Cool bomb
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Excellinator Nice-inator
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Jolizator Nice-ator
FlagGermany.svg German Cool-Kugel Cool Ball
FlagItaly.svg Italian Granbotto Great Cracker
FlagRussia.svg Russian Йо-хо-плюхер
Woohoo splatter
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Bola genializante Nice-izing ball