Burst Bombs are spherical balloons filled with ink that explode on contact with any surface, like a wall or floor. They use less ink than Splat Bombs and Suction Bombs, and therefore cause less damage.
Burst Bombs are one of three usable sub weapons in Octo Valley, unlocked with Power Eggs and selected via once available. They cannot be used in amiibo challenges, making Splat Bombs the only usable sub weapon for the Hero Roller and Hero Charger. They can also be used during the credits.
- Prior to Version 2.7.0 it was possible to throw four Burst Bombs, or even six if the player stacked enough Ink Saver (Sub). It is no longer possible to throw more than three Burst Bombs, whether or not the player stack Ink Saver (Sub) on their gear.
- It is possible to throw three Burst Bombs without having to refill ink by stacking three mains and two subs of Ink Saver (Sub) (36 ability points).
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- Ride with Me Station
- Radio Station
- Ink 'n' Slide Station
- Phat Splatz Station
- Breakdance Station
- Toastmaster Station
- Can't Touch This Station
- Heinous 8-Ball Station
- Squee-G Funk Station
- Bodacious Rotation Station
- Slow Ride Station
- Duh-Oh Station
- Bring It Station
- Labyrinth Station
- Girl Power Station
- Stick 'n' Move Station
- Abracadabra Station
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- Burst Bombs have always consumed 40% of the player's ink tank in Octo Valley. This was carried over to multiplayer in Version 2.7.0.
- In Octo Valley, the Octostriker cannot be defeated with Burst Bombs only.
- It is possible to throw three Burst Bombs without having to refill ink by stacking one main and three subs of Ink Saver (Sub), and throw four with two mains and nine subs, plus Last-Ditch Effort.
- It is possible to use Burst Bombs during the credits that uses a different color of ink from the regular shooter. These Burst Bombs appear to be the regular Burst Bomb used in multiplayer instead of the special Agent 3 version.
- In the single-player reveal trailer, Burst Bombs were initially able to instantly splat opponents within its radius, in comparison to taking two hits in the final game.
In Splatoon 2:
Names in other languages
From "plof" (a soft sound as if something hit the ground or exploded), and "bom" (bomb)
|French||Bombe ballon||Balloon bomb|
|Spanish (NOA)||Globo Entintado||Inked Ballon|
|Spanish (NOE)||Bomba Rápida||Fast Bomb|
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