Bubble Blower

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This page is about the bubble-blowing special weapon in Splatoon 2. For the similarly-named special from Splatoon, see Bubbler. For the similarly-named special in Splatoon 3, see Big Bubbler.

The Bubble Blower is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.

Appearance

The Bubble Blower, when activated, gives the user a bubble wand that is about the same size as them. Said bubble wand is simply a black stick with a large, flimsy, circular part with bubble material in it at the top. There is a canister of bubble material attached to the wand that changes color to match the user's ink. The bubbles that are blown with the wand are transparent with swirls of the user's ink in them. The more the user or the user's teammates shoot the bubbles, the larger they grow and the more ink is put into them. The more the opposing team shoots the bubbles, the smaller they grow and the more ink is removed from them.

Splatoon 2

Bubble Blower

Bubble Blower

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Acquirement
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 0.5 per frame (Contact)
50 (Min. Splash)
250 (Direct hit)
Base duration Wand: 8 seconds
Bubble: 14 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Bubble Blower allows players to create three large bubbles. The bubbles slowly move and bounce in the direction the player fired them. As the bubbles move, they grow when hit by the user's ink and shrink when hit by the opposing team's ink. If the player or their team pops the bubble, a lethal blast of ink splats any enemy close to the bubble and inks the area. If too much time passes without a bubble being popped, or if the enemy pops one, it fizzles away without a deadly blast of ink.

Use

  • Blowing bubbles in positions such as narrow hallways, or near objectives such as the tower or Rainmaker to give cover or block a path.
  • Sub weapons can also be used while the special is equipped.
    • This means bombs can be used in between blowing bubbles to pop the bubbles faster.
  • Similar to the Splash Wall and the Rainmaker shield, bombs that make contact with the bubbles explode immediately.
    • Splash Walls and Sprinklers that collide with a bubble before they stick to a surface are destroyed.

Data

Bubble damage:

Weapon Ally multiplier Enemy multiplier
Main weapon
Brush (crush) 0.024× 0.02x
Roller (crush) 0.024× 0.02x
Dualies 1.2×
Shooter 1.2×
Splatling 1.2×
Charger 1.56× 1.3×
Brush (splash) 1.8× 1.5×
Roller (splash) 1.8× 1.5×
Brella (shot) 1.8× 1.5×
Slosher 1.8× 1.5×
Blaster 1.8× 1.5×
Brella (shield) 1.8× 1.5×
E-liter 4K
E-liter 4K Scope
1.92× 1.6×
Explosher 2.5×
Sub weapon
Splash Wall 0.24× 0.2×
Sprinkler 0.48× 0.4×
Curling Bomb (touch) 1.2×
Autobomb
Burst Bomb
Curling Bomb
Ink Mine
Splat Bomb
Suction Bomb
1.56× 1.3×
Fizzy Bomb 2.88× 2.4×
Torpedo 3.84× 3.2×
Special weapon
Baller (touch) 0.48× 0.4×
Bubble Blower 1.2×
Tenta Missiles 1.2×
Sting Ray 1.8× 1.5×
Inkjet 1.8× 1.5×
Baller (explosion) 2.4×
Booyah Bomb 2.4×
Ultra Stamp (Swinging) 2.4×
Ink Storm 3.6×
Ultra Stamp (Throwing) 4.2× 3.5×
Splashdown 24× 20×
  • Damage values: 250, 50.
  • Touch damage: 0.5 per frame
  • Special use duration: 8 seconds.
  • Bubble max duration: 14 seconds.
  • Bubble HP for allies: 400 HP.
    • HP doubled for enemies.
  • For allies, bubbles take 40 damage per second while they heal that amount for enemies instead. However, bubbles can only be popped if they are attacked.
  • Allies deal 20% more damage to their own team's bubbles.
  • Enemies deal more damage to shrunken bubbles.
  • Special Power Up: Bubble size and blast radius increased.
  • Object Shredder: Increases damage the bubble deals to objects, and increases damage dealt to the bubble by 30%.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to the bubbles by allied players by roughly 20%, making them easier to burst.
  • Decreased time to switch back to main weapon after creating three bubbles by 20/60 of a second.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers by roughly 100%.
  • Bubbles from the Bubble Blower that burst after the end of a match will no longer ink the stage.
  • Fixed an issue causing movement speed while firing the Bubble Blower to vary depending on which main weapon was equipped.
2.2.0
  • Made it easier for bubbles to be popped by opponents’ attacks when they have shrunken by a certain amount.
4.3.1
  • Decreased the radius within which 250.0 damage is dealt by roughly 8%.
  • Decreased amount of time before bubbles disappear on their own by 6 seconds.
4.6.0
  • Painting radius when bubbles touch the ground increased by about 8%.
  • Firing interval when in human form shortened by about 5/60 of a second.
  • Special Power Up effectiveness increased with fewer gear slots.
5.2.0
  • Extended the time until a bubble pops naturally by roughly 2 seconds.
  • Reduced the size of the first and second bubbles.
  • The first bubble is the smallest, the second is slightly larger, and the third bubble onward will be the same size as before.
  • The area over which damage is dealt and the area which is inked by an exploding bubble depends on the size of the bubble.

Quotes

Generates up to three bubbles that explode across the surrounding area when inked by your team.

These bubbles will shrivel up if hit by enemy ink.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

Sets

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Bubble Blower

Click to view the strategy for Bubble Blower. View the strategy page.

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese バブルランチャー
Baburu Ranchā
Bubble Launcher
Netherlands Dutch Bellenblazer Bubble Blower
France French Lance-bulles Bubble Launcher
Germany German Blubberwerfer Bubble thrower
Italy Italian Soffiabolle Bubble blower
Russia Russian Пузырятор
Puzyryator
Bubbler
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Lanzaburbujas Bubble thrower
Spain Spanish (NOE) Lanzapompas Bubble blower