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

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

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Splatoon 2

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
Added in 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​​​​​
Aerospray PG 32 Burst Bomb Booyah Bomb 190p 29 Cash 19000 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​​​
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Burst Bomb Autobomb Launcher 190p 10 Cash 8500 Roller 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​
Custom Jet Squelcher 91 Burst Bomb Sting Ray 190p 27 Cash 15900 Shooter 3 November 2017​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Grim Range Blaster 222 Burst Bomb Tenta Missiles 190p 23 Cash 14900 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​
Hero Dualie Replicas 5013 Burst Bomb Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 3100 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
Hero Shot Replica 45 Burst Bomb Splashdown 170p 2 Cash 1500 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 Burst Bomb Inkjet 200p 23 Cash 12500 Shooter 6 January 2018​​​
Mini Splatling 4000 Burst Bomb Tenta Missiles 210p 23 Cash 12300 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​
Neo Splash-o-matic 21 Burst Bomb Suction-Bomb Launcher 210p 27 Cash 16800 Shooter 25 April 2018 (3.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Dualies 5010 Burst Bomb Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 2400 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
Splattershot 40 Burst Bomb Splashdown 170p 2 Cash 900 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​
Tri-Slosher 3010 Burst Bomb 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
Added in 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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Burst Bomb Trizooka 190p 22 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​
Custom Douser Dualies FF 5051 Burst Bomb Triple Inkstrike 200p 27 Sheldon License 1 Dualie Version 8.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 Burst Bomb Ultra Stamp 200p 19 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​
Mini Splatling 4000 Burst Bomb Ultra Stamp 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Order Splatana Replica 8005 Burst Bomb Zipcaster 210p 1 Splatana Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S-BLAST '91 261 Burst Bomb Booyah Bomb 190p 27 Sheldon License 1 Blaster Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​
Splash-o-matic 20 Burst Bomb Crab Tank 200p 16 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
Splatana Stamper 8000 Burst Bomb Zipcaster 210p 15 Sheldon License 1 Splatana Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Strategy

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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.
  • 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:

  • 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).
  • The Burst Bomb has the lowest ink consumption out of all sub weapons.

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
 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