Regular cans in the Splatoon series have the appearance of real-world tin cans, used for storing food. They are short and cylindrical, with a label wrapped around the side depending on the contents and a pull-off tab on the top. Egg cans are different in appearance, resembling more as caviar tins, with the graphic on the top, foil seals, and a translucent body. They appear only in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, the Battle Dojo, and the Deepsea Metro.
Mystery (Battle Dojo)
The Mystery Can only appears in Battle Dojo and does not give a set weapon. Its label is decorated with a large question mark with two eyes (similar in design to the Splatoon logo) over a background of colorful ink splats. Unlike the ones seen in Octo Valley, these ones do not exclusively give a special weapon, as they also may give the player the effects of a sub weapon. Using it will randomly select an ability from below.
- Bubbler: Equips the player with a Bubbler.
- Disruptor: Causes the opponent to suffer as if under the effects of a Disruptor.
- Full Power-Up: Causes the player to receive a temporary boost to their run speed, swim speed and ink recovery.
- Inkstrike: Automatically sends an Inkstrike to the opponent's current location.
- Inkzooka: Equips the player with an Inkzooka.
- Point Sensor: Causes the player to see the opponent as if under the effects of a Point Sensor.
- Sprinkler: Automatically places a Sprinkler in front of the player.
- Super Jump: Automatically cause both players to swap places through a Super Jump.
The Special Cans will fill the special meter with the type of can it is contained in. Upon collecting, the player will be able to immediately activate the special.
- Bomb Rush: The Bomb Rush Canned Special has a mostly yellow label with green accents. It features an image of a Splat Bomb, and its background is an image of multiple falling Splat Bombs, arranged in a pattern. Upon acquiring this can, the Agent 3 can rapidly deploy their current sub weapon.
- Bubbler: The Bubbler Canned Special has a mainly dark pink label with blue accents. It features an image of a male Inkling encased in a white, sparkling Bubbler. The label also includes yellow Inkling text layered over the image. Upon activating this Can, Agent 3 is able to use the Bubbler, an impenetrable shield.
- Inkzooka: The Inkzooka Canned Special has a primarily green label with three large, red, vertical stripes, which appear to include a string of Inkling text. It features an image of an Inkzooka. Upon acquiring this Can, Agent 3 can utilize the Inkzooka.
- Octo Canyon: The cans found in Octo Canyon have a mainly green label with darker green stains giving it a camouflage pattern. It features Ammo Knights' logo and name in Inkling with yellow and black-outlined letters. If you have a canned special active and fall or are splatted, you will lose the special, even if you had activated a checkpoint between the time picking up the special and the death.
- Octo Expansion: These cans have a mostly blue label with a thick white border on the bottom and a black square covering up both colors. From right to left, the blue part of the label features white icons with the Hero Shot and a black bar underneath it, a Splat Bomb, the Hero Shot with a Splat Bomb underneath it. The fourth icon, using the same black and yellow, does not represent anything. Underneath the icons is black text in Inkling that looks like a list of nutritional values. Underneath that, in the white border, are black icons of a triangle pointing down, two arrows, which likely represents it is recyclable, and what looks like a bar code. The black square has the Kamabo Corporation's logo in white and a little yellow swallowtail flag in the right corner.
In the Octo Expansion, some levels require the player to enter the stage unarmed, but later have them gain weapons via Weapon Cans. Weapon Cans will add the associated weapon to the player's arsenal and will be able to use the weapon for the rest of the stage. The weapon can be both main and sub weapons.
|Ink from Above Station||Girl Power Station||Villi Phase||Cratebuster Station|
|Glooga Dualies|| Blaster, Slosher, Octobrush,
Splattershot, Splat Dualies,
Splat Charger, Splat Roller,
Heavy Splatling, Splat Brella, Various special weapons
|Splat Bomb, Octo Shot||Splashdown|
Egg capsules are a special type of can that give the player a variable amount of Power Eggs or CQ Points They are scattered throughout levels in Octo Canyon and missions in the Deepsea Metro, often in spots that give the player a small extra challenge or in Item Crates. The Egg Capsule is an orange tin with a graphic top and a transparent body showing the Power Eggs inside.
- A Bubbler Canned Special stacked on top of a Bomb Rush Canned Special can be seen on the desk of Splatoon's Splash Screen.
- In Octo Canyon, Egg Capsules are worth 10 Eggs, while in the Octo Expansion, they are worth 25 Eggs;
- In the Octo Expansion, Egg Capsules are referred to by Marina and Capt. Cuttlefish as 'Power Egg Packs'.
Names in other languages
Supesharu Uepon Kanzume
|Canned Special Weapon|
|Dutch||Ingeblikt wapen||Canned weapon|