Burst Bomb

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The Burst Bomb is a sub weapon in the Splatoon series. It is a weak bomb with a low ink cost that explodes on impact.

Appearance

Burst Bombs are spherical balloons that change color to match the user's ink. They have white horizontal stripes going across them and a knot on top that leaves the end sticking up. The Burst Bombs used by Agent 3 in Octo Valley are a much darker version of Agent 3's ink color with a rim highlight matching the ink color. They have horizontal lights around them as opposed to white lines, and are tied with a clip rather than a knot. The lights change color depending on the upgrade level.

Splatoon

Burst Bomb

Burst Bomb

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 25 (Min. Splash)
35 (Splash)
60 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 40%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

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.

Octo Valley

Burst Bombs are one of three usable sub weapons in Octo Valley, unlocked with Power Eggs and selected via D-Pad 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.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.7.0
  • Ink consumption: 25% → 40%
  • Weakened the knockback effect.
  • Radius for dealing minimum damage reduced by 20%.
  • Minimum damage: 20.0 → 25.0
  • Radius for dealing medium damage (35.0) increased by about 14%.
  • Painting radius increased by about 43%.

Quotes

Think of these sub weapons as water balloons filled with ink. Although they lack the blast radius of Splat Bombs, Burst Bombs explode on contact. But they inflict very little damage, even when scoring a direct hit. This makes Burst Bombs best suited for spreading ink and applying touch-ups. But unlike Splat Bombs, Burst Bombs consume less ink, allowing you to deploy them with greater frequency. You can toss two or three Burst Bombs in quick succession without depleting your ink tank. This comes in handy when you need to make a quick escape. Toss a few Burst Bombs in the direction of your opponent before swimming to safety.
— Splatoon Prima Guide

Sets

Weapons with Burst Bomb in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​
S Weapon Main Aerospray PG.png Aerospray PG 32 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 20000 Shooter 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​
S Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk III.png Bamboozler 14 Mk III 2052 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeHeavy 20 Cash 9100 Charger 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​
S Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller 1000 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeMedium 10 Cash 6600 Roller 27 June 2015​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Custom Jet Squelcher.png Custom Jet Squelcher 101 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeLight 15 Cash 7900 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​
S Weapon Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(NA)[a]
E-Litre 3K(EU/OC)[b]
2030 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 18 Cash 12500 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)
S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(NA)[a]
E-Litre 3K Scope(EU/OC)[b]
2040 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 19 Cash 13400 Charger 22 July 2015​​​
S Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster 222 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 14000 Shooter 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica 45 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Burst Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1200 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D.png L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeMedium 13 Cash 6600 Shooter 29 August 2015​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Neo Splash-o-matic.png Neo Splash-o-matic 21 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 9 Cash 6200 Shooter 22 July 2015​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Refurbished Mini Splatling.png Refurbished Mini Splatling 4002 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Burst Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 13400 Splatling 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)
S Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher 3000 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 5 Cash 5600 Slosher 6 August 2015 (2.0.0)​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot 40 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Burst Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 2 Cash 500 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​

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Splatoon 2

Burst Bomb
S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png
Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 25 (Min. Splash)
35 (Splash)
60 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 40%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Burst Bombs return to Splatoon 2, but are not usable in Octo Canyon.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.0.0

Quotes

A bomb that explodes as soon as it hits anything. The explosion is small and not that powerful, but these bombs can be thrown repeatedly without consuming too much ink.
— Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

Sets

Weapons with Burst Bomb in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Aerospray PG.png Aerospray PG 32 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 190p 29 Cash 19000 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco 1001 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher 190p 10 Cash 8500 Roller 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Custom Jet Squelcher.png Custom Jet Squelcher 91 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 190p 27 Cash 15900 Shooter 3 November 2017​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster 222 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 23 Cash 14900 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualie Replicas.png Hero Dualie Replicas 5013 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 3100 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica 45 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 2 Cash 1500 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D.png L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 200p 23 Cash 12500 Shooter 6 January 2018​​​
S2 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling 4000 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 23 Cash 12300 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Neo Splash-o-matic.png Neo Splash-o-matic 21 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Suction-Bomb Launcher.png Suction-Bomb Launcher 210p 27 Cash 16800 Shooter 25 April 2018 (3.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies 5010 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 2400 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot 40 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 2 Cash 900 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher 3010 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 190p 15 Cash 10200 Slosher 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​

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Octo Expansion

Splatoon 3

Burst Bomb

Burst Bomb

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 25 (Min. Splash)
35 (Splash)
60 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 45%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Burst Bombs return in Splatoon 3 and remain the same as they were in the previous games. In the single player mode, Return of the Mammalians, they are an unlockable part of the Hero Gear, costing 4 Sardinium and 5 Upgrade Points. They can also be found on a variety of weapons throughout the missions in Alterna.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal 35 damage to an opponent by roughly 13%: 32 → 28 units.[1]
1.2.0
  • Fixed an issue where the bombs would disappear without activating when hitting certain terrain.
3.0.0
  • Increased the amount of time it takes for ink to begin recovering after being used by about 0.16 seconds (10 frames).
3.1.0
  • Increased the amount of ink consumed from a standard ink tank from 40% to 45% if the player doesn't have the Ink Saver (Sub) ability equipped.
  • The amount of ink consumed when the maximum number of abilities are equipped will not change.

Sets

Weapons with Burst Bomb in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco 2D Current.png Carbon Roller Deco 1001 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 190p 22 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D 2D Current.png L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 200p 19 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​
S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling 2D Current.png Mini Splatling 4000 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Order Splatana Replica 2D Current.png Order Splatana Replica 8005 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 210p 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '91 2D Current.png S-BLAST '91 261 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 190p 27 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic 2D Current.png Splash-o-matic 20 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Crab Tank.png Crab Tank 200p 16 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper 2D Current.png Splatana Stamper 8000 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 210p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Strategy

For competitive tips about the Burst Bomb

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Trivia

In Splatoon:

  • 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.
    • 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 stacks Ink Saver (Sub) on their gear.
  • 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:

In Splatoon 3:

  • The Burst Bombs of the Hero Gear have the the same design as those used in Octo Valley, however the lines do not change color with upgrades and instead match the player's ink color, and the bombs no longer have a rim highlight effect.
  • Burst Bombs are the only Sub Weapon featured in an English LINE sticker.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese クイックボム
Kuikku Bomu
Quick Bomb
Netherlands Dutch Ballonbom (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Plofbom (Splatoon[2])
Balloon bomb
From "plof" (a soft sound as if something hit the ground or exploded), and "bom" (bomb)
CanadaFrance French Bombe ballon Balloon bomb
Germany German Insta-Bombe Instant Bomb
Italy Italian Granata Grenade
Russia Russian Разрывная бомба
Razryvnaya bomba
Burst bomb
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Globo Entintado Inked Ballon
Spain Spanish (NOE) Bomba Rápida Fast Bomb
China Chinese (Simplified) 快速炸弹
kuàisù zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Quick Bomb
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 快速炸彈
kuàisù zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Quick Bomb
South Korea Korean 퀵 밤
kwig bam
Same as Japanese name
Portugal Portuguese Bomba rápida[3] Fast bomb
Translate logo.svg Internal Bomb_Quick[4] Bomb is a type of sub weapon, Quick means that it explodes quickly.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. 2.0 2.1 Europe and Oceania

References