Curling Bomb

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The Curling Bomb is a sub weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It is a bomb that slides forward, leaving behind an ink trail, until it explodes.

Appearance

The Curling Bomb is a short black cylinder with a gray handle on top and panels on the side that change color to match the user's ink. It bears a strong resemblance to a curling stone. There are green lights on the top that turn red when the Curling Bomb is about to explode. The Curling Bombs used by Agent 4 in Octo Canyon have a darker handle and blue, oval-shaped lights instead of rectangular green ones.

Splatoon 2

Curling 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 20 (contact)
30 (splash)
180 (direct hit)
Base duration Explodes after 4s with no charge
Explodes after 2s with full charge
Ink consumption 70%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When deployed, the Curling Bomb travels straight across the floor, leaving a trail of ink and bouncing off any wall or obstacle it encounters. It explodes after it has traveled its maximum distance. The maximum distance of the Curling Bomb may be shortened by charging, or 'cooking' it with before release - unless it is coming from a Curling-Bomb Launcher, in which case, this increases its travel distance. 'Cooking' the Curling Bomb also causes it to grow larger, increasing the amount of turf it inks as it travels and the size of its blast radius.

While traveling, the Curling Bomb deals 20 damage to enemies it comes into contact with. Upon detonation, it deals 180 damage to enemies in the main blast radius and 30 damage to enemies in the outer blast radius.

The Curling Bomb is comparable to the Seeker from Splatoon, though it excels in path-making as it cannot be 'distracted' by enemy Inklings and Octolings. The wall-bouncing and cooking capabilities of the Curling Bomb also hold versatility over the Seeker.

It appears in two Octo Expansion Stations:

Notes

  • The circle on the top of the Curling Bomb displays the amount of time left before it detonates.
  • As it approaches its maximum distance, the Curling Bomb makes the same sound effect as a primed Splat Bomb.
  • The Curling Bomb slows down as it approaches its maximum distance.
  • LEDs surrounding the handle of the Curling Bomb light up as the bomb is 'cooked'.
  • If the player remains idle after deploying the Curling Bomb, the player remains in a weaponless stance and performs a fist pump and nods upon the bomb exploding.
  • If the player is low on ink and tries to release a Curling Bomb, they look down at their hand to see nothing, instead of looking back like other sub weapons.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.4.0
  • Fixed an issue causing Curling Bombs to lose speed inappropriately when thrown on sloping surfaces.
2.0.0
  • Slightly increased the volume of the pre-detonation effects.
2.2.0
  • Extended the interval between use and when ink begins refilling by 15/60 of a second.
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal 30.0 damage to an opponent by roughly 13%.
3.0.0
  • Decreased radius of ink coverage and damage dealt by Curling Bomb explosion when is pressed and immediately released.
  • Bomb now grows in size the longer is held, increasing ink coverage while traveling and area of ink coverage and damage dealt when it explodes.
  • Decreased amount of time before ink recovery begins after use in proportion to how long is held.
4.6.0
  • Reduced the time to begin recovering ink after shooting by roughly 5/60 to 15/60 of a second depending on how long is held.
    • If is released immediately, time is reduced by 5/60 of a second.
    • If is held for the full duration, time is reduced by 15/60 of a second.
4.9.0
  • Increased the explosion's maximum damage from 150.0 to 180.0.

Quotes

A bomb that slides along the ground, inking it as it goes, before finally exploding. It bounces back if it hits a wall. Pressing and holding allows you to adjust the time to detonation. The longer you hold , the sooner the bomb will detonate.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

Sets

Weapons with Curling Bomb in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​
.52 Gal Deco 51 Curling Bomb Sting Ray 190p 22 Cash 12700 Shooter 20 January 2018​​​​​​​
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 Curling Bomb Tenta Missiles 200p 18 Cash 9500 Charger 7 October 2017​​​​​​​​​
Clash Blaster Neo 231 Curling Bomb Tenta Missiles 180p 30 Cash 20500 Shooter 7 April 2018​​​​​​​
Custom Goo Tuber 2061 Curling Bomb Inkjet 170p 28 Cash 19300 Charger 9 February 2018​​
Custom Range Blaster 221 Curling Bomb Bubble Blower 170p 18 Cash 11400 Shooter 21 April 2018​​​​​​​​
Enperry Splat Dualies 5011 Curling Bomb Inkjet 200p 11 Cash 9000 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Hero Roller Replica 1013 Curling Bomb Splashdown 170p 3 Cash 2300 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
L-3 Nozzlenose 300 Curling Bomb Baller 220p 18 Cash 10400 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Roller 1010 Curling Bomb Splashdown 170p 3 Cash 1800 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​
Sploosh-o-matic 0 Curling Bomb Splashdown 160p 10 Cash 9700 Shooter 5 August 2017​​​​​​​​​​
Zink Mini Splatling 4001 Curling Bomb Ink Storm 180p 26 Cash 15400 Splatling 24 March 2018

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Curling Bomb

Curling 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 20 (contact)
30 (splash)
180 (direct hit)
Base duration Explodes after 4s with no charge
Explodes after 2s with full charge
Ink consumption 65%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Curling Bombs return in Splatoon 3, functioning the same as they did in the previous game.

Curling Bombs appear several times in the Return of the Mammalians and are available as an upgrade for the Hero Suit. The missions that they appear as not part of the Hero Suit are:

Notes

  • The facial expressions of the player when remaining idle as the Curling Bomb explodes has changed to be more expressive, now having the player smile with closed eyes.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal maximum damage to an opponent by 20% to 8% depending on how long is held: 20-50 units → 16-46 units[1]
5.1.0 Reduced the amount of ink consumed when using a standard ink tank from 70% to 65%.

Quotes

A bomb that moves in a straight line, inking the ground before it explodes. It also bounces off walls! You can adjust the length of time until detonation by holding down .
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Curling Bomb in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​
.52 Gal Deco 51 Curling Bomb Splattercolor Screen 190p 14 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Clash Blaster Neo 231 Curling Bomb Super Chump 170p 25 Sheldon License 1 Blaster Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Enperry Splat Dualies 5011 Curling Bomb Triple Splashdown 200p 10 Sheldon License 1 Dualie Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​
Heavy Edit Splatling 4050 Curling Bomb Tacticooler 200p 13 Sheldon License 1 Splatling Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​
L-3 Nozzlenose 300 Curling Bomb Crab Tank 190p 13 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Order Roller Replica 1015 Curling Bomb Big Bubbler 180p 1 Roller Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​
Painbrush 1120 Curling Bomb Wave Breaker 190p 14 Sheldon License 1 Brush Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​
REEF-LUX 450 7020 Curling Bomb Tenta Missiles 210p 10 Sheldon License 1 Stringer Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Roller 1010 Curling Bomb Big Bubbler 180p 2 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​
Sploosh-o-matic 0 Curling Bomb Ultra Stamp 180p 9 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Curling Bomb

Click to view the strategy for Curling Bomb. View the strategy page.

Trivia

The message.
  • On most stages, Curling Bombs can be thrown over certain walls and barriers by standing very close and then throwing them over at maximum jump height.
  • In Splatoon 3, there is a unique splat message for when the player gets splatted by the bomb's contact damage, showing "Hit by Curling Bomb!".
  • The Curling Bomb is the only Sub weapon not to have an associated weapon brand.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カーリングボム
kāringu bomu
Curling Bomb
Netherlands Dutch Curlingbom Curling Bomb
CanadaFrance French Bombe curling Curling bomb
Germany German Curling-Bombe Curling Bomb
Italy Italian Bomba curling Curling bomb
Russia Russian Керлинг-бомба
Kerling-bomba
Curling-Bomb
SpainMexico Spanish Bomba deslizante Sliding bomb
China Chinese (Simplified) 冰壶炸弹
bīnghú zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Curling Bomb
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 冰壺炸彈
bīnghú zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Curling Bomb
South Korea Korean 컬링 밤
keolling bam
Same as Japanese name
 Internal Bomb_Curling[2]

References