Charger

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Octoling wielding the Splat Charger, a weapon in the charger class.
Sniper redirects here. For the Octarian unit, see Octosniper.

Chargers are one of the main weapon classes in the Splatoon series.

As their name suggests, chargers are capable of building up power to fire high-velocity, high-power straight lines of ink and as such, they fill the archetype of a sniper rifle-style weapon class.

General mechanics

Chargers are generally mid- to long-range weapons with high ink consumption. They have the ability to charge up their shots in order to increase their range and damage, and the majority of chargers are lethal at full charge. Some chargers are additionally equipped with a scope; this causes the camera to change to a first-person perspective and zoom in when charging, allowing for greater clarity at a distance but with a reduced field of vision.

Starting in Splatoon 2, most chargers received the ability to store a charge, allowing them to hold while swimming to retain a charge for a brief time. Additionally, in Splatoon 2, most chargers received the ability to pierce opponents with fully charged shots.

List of chargers

Note: The series are arranged by their respective order in the weapon select screen with the Main filter.

Series Description Variants Games

Squiffer
A short-range charger with a fast charge time that is unaffected while in mid-air. Classic Squiffer
New Squiffer
Fresh Squiffer

Splat Charger
The standard charger, featuring a long range and a decent charge time. Splat Charger
Kelp Splat Charger
Bento Splat Charger
Firefin Splat Charger
Kensa Charger
Hero Charger Replica
Z+F Splat Charger
Order Charger Replica

Splatterscope
A Splat Charger with a scope, for extra range and precision at the cost of the inability to store charges. Splatterscope
Kelp Splatterscope
Bento Splatterscope
Firefin Splatterscope
Kensa Splatterscope
Z+F Splatterscope

E-liter
A charger with extreme range and damage in exchange for a slow charge time and heavy ink consumption. E-liter 3K
Custom E-liter 3K
E-liter 4K
Custom E-liter 4K

E-liter Scope
An E-liter with a stronger scope than the Splatterscope, allowing for more range and extra precision. However, it cannot store its charge. E-liter 3K Scope
Custom E-liter 3K Scope
E-liter 4K Scope
Custom E-liter 4K Scope

Bamboozler 14
A mid-range charger with an extremely fast charge time. However, its fully charged shots cannot splat opponents in a single hit. It also lacks the ability to store its charge and pierce targets. Bamboozler 14 Mk I
Bamboozler 14 Mk II
Bamboozler 14 Mk III

Goo Tuber
A mid-range charger that can hold both full and partial charges for an exceptionally long time at the cost of a slow charge time. A single partially charged shot from this weapon can deal enough damage to splat an undamaged target on its own. Goo Tuber
Custom Goo Tuber

Snipewriter
A long-range charger that holds five, medium-damage shots per full charge, requiring two hits to splat an opponent. It lacks the ability to store its charge and pierce targets. Snipewriter 5H
Snipewriter 5B

Special Chargers

The following special charger(s) are only available outside of battles as part of other modes:

Weapon Description Games

Hero Charger
A charger similar to the Splat Charger only used in Octo Valley and Octo Canyon. An Inkling Girl amiibo is required to play Octo Valley missions using the Hero Charger. In Octo Canyon only, its charge speed and ink usage can be upgraded using Power Eggs and Sardinium. Upon completion of all applicable missions in either mode using the Hero Charger, the player will unlock the Hero Charger Replica for use in battles.

Grizzco Charger
A modified rare weapon based on the Bamboozler, only available in Salmon Run and Salmon Run Next Wave. Its charge is instantaneous.

Order Charger
A charger similar to the Splat Charger only used in Side Order when equipping Marie's Palette. Its stats can be upgraded by placing color chips into the associated Palette. Upon successful completion of a run with this Palette equipped, the player will unlock the Order Charger Replica for use in battles.

Sets

Chargers in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 Splash Wall Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 15 Cash 6200 Charger 29 August 2015
Bamboozler 14 Mk II 2051 Disruptor Echolocator Special gaugeLight 17 Cash 8300 Charger 18 November 2015
Bamboozler 14 Mk III 2052 Burst Bomb Inkstrike Special gaugeHeavy 20 Cash 9100 Charger 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)
Bento Splat Charger 2012 Splash Wall Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 4700 Charger 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)
Bento Splatterscope 2022 Splash Wall Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 11500 Charger 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​
Classic Squiffer 2000 Point Sensor Bubbler Special gaugeLight 6 Cash 5000 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​
Custom E-liter 3K(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K(EU/OC)[b]
2031 Squid Beakon Kraken Special gaugeMedium 19 Cash 14200 Charger 17 June 2015
Custom E-liter 3K Scope(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K Scope(EU/OC)[b]
2041 Squid Beakon Kraken Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 22600 Charger 10 October 2015​​​​​​
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
Fresh Squiffer 2002 Suction Bomb Kraken Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 7200 Charger 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​
Hero Charger Replica 2013 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 3 Cash 1200 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​
Kelp Splat Charger 2011 Sprinkler Killer Wail Special gaugeMedium 4 Cash 2500 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)
Kelp Splatterscope 2021 Sprinkler Killer Wail Special gaugeMedium 17 Cash 7800 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
New Squiffer 2001 Ink Mine Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 4500 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Charger 2010 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 3 Cash 1000 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​
Splatterscope 2020 Splat Bomb Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 13 Cash 4200 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
Chargers in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 Curling Bomb Tenta Missiles 200p 18 Cash 9500 Charger 7 October 2017
Bamboozler 14 Mk II 2051 Toxic Mist Burst-Bomb Launcher 160p 21 Cash 10500 Charger 1 July 2018
Bamboozler 14 Mk III 2052 Fizzy Bomb Bubble Blower 190p 27 Cash 14400 Charger 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​
Classic Squiffer 2000 Point Sensor Ink Armor 170p 12 Cash 8900 Charger 19 August 2017​​​
Custom E-liter 4K 2031 Squid Beakon Bubble Blower 170p 26 Cash 17300 Charger 14 October 2017
Custom E-liter 4K Scope 2041 Squid Beakon Bubble Blower 170p 30 Cash 29900 Charger 14 October 2017
Custom Goo Tuber 2061 Curling Bomb Inkjet 170p 28 Cash 19300 Charger 9 February 2018​​​​​​​​​
E-liter 4K 2030 Ink Mine Ink Storm 190p 20 Cash 13900 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
E-liter 4K Scope 2040 Ink Mine Ink Storm 190p 30 Cash 23200 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
Firefin Splat Charger 2011 Splash Wall Suction-Bomb Launcher 220p 16 Cash 10600 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Firefin Splatterscope 2021 Splash Wall Suction-Bomb Launcher 220p 25 Cash 13900 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​
Fresh Squiffer 2002 Suction Bomb Inkjet 180p 24 Cash 14100 Charger 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​
Goo Tuber 2060 Suction Bomb Splashdown 160p 22 Cash 13400 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​
Hero Charger Replica 2013 Splat Bomb Sting Ray 220p 3 Cash 2700 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
Kensa Charger 2012 Sprinkler Baller 190p 19 Cash 14500 Charger 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​
Kensa Splatterscope 2022 Sprinkler Baller 190p 28 Cash 20400 Charger 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
New Squiffer 2001 Autobomb Baller 180p 17 Cash 11000 Charger 25 April 2018 (3.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Charger 2010 Splat Bomb Sting Ray 220p 3 Cash 2200 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
Splatterscope 2020 Splat Bomb Sting Ray 220p 15 Cash 11400 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Chargers in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 Autobomb Killer Wail 5.1 190p 23 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​
Classic Squiffer 2000 Point Sensor Big Bubbler 190p 8 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​
Custom E-liter 4K 2031 Squid Beakon Kraken Royale 200p 20 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)
Custom E-liter 4K Scope 2041 Squid Beakon Kraken Royale 200p 28 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​
Custom Goo Tuber 2061 Fizzy Bomb Ultra Stamp 200p 28 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​
E-liter 4K 2030 Ink Mine Wave Breaker 210p 18 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
E-liter 4K Scope 2040 Ink Mine Wave Breaker 210p 27 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​
Goo Tuber 2060 Torpedo Tenta Missiles 200p 25 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
New Squiffer 2001 Autobomb Zipcaster 200p 11 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​
Order Charger Replica 2015 Splat Bomb Ink Vac 190p 1 Charger Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Snipewriter 5B 2071 Splash Wall Ink Storm 210p 19 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)
Snipewriter 5H 2070 Sprinkler Tacticooler 210p 14 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​
Splat Charger 2010 Splat Bomb Ink Vac 190p 2 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​
Splatterscope 2020 Splat Bomb Ink Vac 190p 10 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Z+F Splat Charger 2011 Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike 210p 9 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)
Z+F Splatterscope 2021 Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike 210p 15 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​

Animations

Splatoon

Victory:

  • Both genders jump up and down, ending in a pose while aiming their weapon left and right.

Defeat:

  • Inkling Girl: Falls to the ground, dropping her weapon in front of her while wiping her face.
  • Inkling Boy: Jumps twice before holding his head in anger all while holding his weapon until ending in a slouched pose, pointing his weapon at the ground while slapping his hip with his left hand.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Right Stick):

  • Both genders briefly inspect the weapon, aim it around, then relax their arm and look at the weapon one more time.

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before a match starts:

  • Both Inklings and Octolings raise their weapon towards the sky after shaking off their excess ink.

Victory:

  • Inklings: Thrust their left fist into the air a few times before striking a pose while holding their weapon upward.
  • Octoling Girl: Tosses her weapon into the air and catches it with her left hand and wipes her forehead before striking a pose.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to the Octoling Girl's, but does a fist pump.

Defeat:

  • Inklings: Rests their head on their weapon in disappointment.
  • Octoling Girl: Drops her weapon while kneeling down before grabbing it again with her right hand and giving off a mad expression.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to Octoling girl's but with a different direction of the head at the end.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: Looks at it for a few seconds then, peeks through the scope area.
  • Octolings: Taps the charger a few times then lightly throws it a few times.

Splatoon 3

Spawner pose:

  • All styles: Dangles from the spawner with their left hand while pointing their weapon forward.

Victory:

  • Flip Out: Turns backwards, pumps the weapon into the air once, and holds it pointing upwards while giving a thumbs-up with their left hand, turning to look behind as they do.
  • Reppin' Inkopolis: The player makes a spinning jump, holds their charger in the air, then grabs it with their left hand and begins angling it from side to side while glancing around.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: The player will look down at their weapon and turn it slightly towards them before crouching down and looking down the sights, swinging the weapon to their left and testing the weight before looking down the sights once more and returning to the idle pose.
  • Octolings: The player will look their weapon over from the side and test the weight, jumping and looking down the sights, then swing the weapon to their left and look it over once more.

Quotes

Splatoon

Judd's Advice
Meow! (Chargers deal a clawful lot of damage with each shot! But even so... if you only focus on one-shotting foes, you're gonna have a bad time. Try using your first shot to cut off an opponent's path with your ink... and then you can take them out more easily with the second! Inking the ground like this will help your team too, so get shooting!)

Splatoon 3

Squid Research Lab back with a report on "charger" weapons. We've been saving this one for a while and building up power. And that's exactly how these weapons work! Press and hold ZR patiently for a powerful shot that can hit faraway targets.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]
"Charger" weapons build up power for a super-charged shot that can hit faraway targets. The straight line of ink they leave on the ground can also serve as a speedy pathway into enemy territory!
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter[2]

Trivia

  • There are no chargers with Seeker as their sub weapon.
  • There are no chargers with Booyah Bomb as their special weapon.
  • Players close one eye when aiming with a charger.
    • However, if they are moving while aiming, both of their eyes remain open.

Gallery

SplatNet icons

2D icons


Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promo renders for Splatoon 3

Tableturf Battle cards for Splatoon 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese チャージャー
chājā
Charger
Netherlands Dutch Lader Loader[c]
CanadaFrance French Fusil Rifle, Gun
Germany German Konzentrator Concentrator
Italy Italian Armi a carica Charger weapons
Russia Russian Нагнетатель
Nagnetatel'
Supercharger
SpainMexico Spanish Cargatinta From cargador ("charger") + tinta ("ink").
China Chinese (Simplified) 蓄力狙击枪
xùlì jūjīqiāng (Mandarin)
Charged sniper rifle
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 蓄力狙擊槍
xùlì jūjīqiāng (Mandarin)
Charged sniper rifle
South Korea Korean 차저
chajeo
Charger

Translation notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 North America
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Europe and Oceania
  3. From laden ("to load") and suffix -er to make agent nouns from verbs

References