Weapon brand

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Weapon brand logos in The Art of Splatoon. From left to right, top to bottom: Splat, Deco, Neo, Nouveau, Custom, and "Dolphin".
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Weapon brands are the names and logos of the in-game companies that make the weapons in the Splatoon series. Unlike the gear brands for gear, weapon brands do not have any influence on abilities.

Splat

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This brand is the first weapon brand a player encounters in Splatoon since this brand is the maker of the Splattershot Jr., the starting weapon.

More than just providing the starting weapon, the Splat brand is generally aimed towards beginners. Most of their weapons are unlocked early and usually have the first weapon available of the different main weapon classifications.

The brand has a very unified look, based on water toy guns. The weapons feature bright, plastic colors of light green, dark green, and red. The exceptions to this aesthetic are the Splattershot Jr. and Splattershot Pro series but have a clear toy gun inspiration like the rest. Another attribute that the Splat weapons share is that most of them feature the word 'Splat' in one way or another. The conjectural name 'Splat' has been assumed from this theme. Despite falling into this pattern with its English name, the Splat Brella is not part of this brand - in the original Japanese, it does not use the スプラ (Splat) prefix Splat-branded weapons use.

In Splatoon 2, the company's designs are less colorful and more stylized, and instead of preferring bright green colors, they prefer purple, dark green, and dark blue or purple colors. In Splatoon 3, their preferred color scheme has changed once more, with many of their weapons colored yellow and purple-indigo, though the Splat Dualies retain their Splatoon 2 color scheme.

The Splat brand is known for its collaborations with popular gear brands, such as Tentatek, Forge and Firefin. The alternate sets of their different weapons consist mainly of these collaborations.

Splat weapons in Splat Zones.
Gallery of Splat weapons

Deco

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The Deco brand focuses on creating weapons with chic, fashionable designs with a slight athletic vibe to them. However, some of their weapons are based on things found around the house, such as the Bloblobber being a bathtub and the Glooga Dualies being glue guns. Their weapons consist mainly of black or gray, with bright colors used as accents. Many of them include various patterns or shapes on them. The Deco weapons are mostly made of either carbon fiber or plastic of high-end quality. Another common characteristic of the Deco weapons is that big water cooler bottles are found on them, and are used as ink tanks for some of their bigger weapons.

The alternate sets of their main weapons have the suffix 'Deco' and are decorated with either patterned rhinestones or yellow arrow stickers. The suffix 'Deco' is short for either 'Decorated' or 'Decoration'.

Gallery of Deco weapons

"Dolphin"

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The "Dolphin" brand features weapons based on common, water-related household items, such as products for cleaning or gardening.

The alternate sets of its Nozzlenose and Dread Wringer main weapons have the suffix "D" and are decorated with a clip of a dolphin logo. "Dolphin" is a conjectural name assumed from this sticker.

The dolphin may be a reference to the "Dolphin" codename for the Nintendo GameCube.

Gallery of Dolphin weapons

Neo

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The Neo brand weapons are based on consumer electronics[1]. Their Splash-o-matic series is a fusion of a marker and tattoo pen with a steampunk aesthetic, and the Luna Blaster series is a hairdryer with a futuristic aesthetic. The Sloshing Machine series is a washing machine with a modern aesthetic. The Clash Blaster is an electric pencil sharpener (with crayons as ammo), also with a modern aesthetic.

Outside of their weapon manufacturing, the Neo company is also shown to be a construction company. It has construction sites at various locations in Splatoon, with its mascot known as the "Slow Your Roll" Mole. The stage Hammerhead Bridge is one of them and would be the largest bridge in Inkopolis when completed. However, it is implied by Callie and Marie that the construction had been stalling for quite some time, for unknown reasons. As of Splatoon 3, the construction of Hammerhead Bridge has been completed.

The tutorial area also has two apartments under construction, both adorned with two signs with the Neo logo and text. The company also was responsible for the redesign of Urchin Underpass in August 2015, Starfish Mainstage in September 2018, The Reef in November 2018, Blackbelly Skatepark in December 2018 and Shellendorf Institute in July 2019.

The alternate sets of their main weapons have the word "Neo" as a suffix or prefix and are decorated with a sticker of their logo. The Sloshing Machine Neo's in-game description describes this sticker as "sweet".

Neo's logo on a notice about Urchin Underpass maintenance for Version 2.0.0.

In Splatoon 2, their icon has changed to a more simplified look with fewer letters, as seen in the promotional images. However, the Splash-o-matic, Sploosh-o-matic, and their variants keep the original logo, with their designs unchanged from Splatoon.

Gallery of Neo weapons

Nouveau

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The Nouveau brand consists of weapons based on brushes and accompanying art supplies[1]. Their weapons are made almost entirely with light materials, such as plastic or wood, with some metal pieces holding them together or functioning as grips.

Their weapons tend to favor high mobility and rapid movement across stages. The Disruptor, Toxic Mist, and Splattercolor Screen, on the other hand, focus on restricting the opponent's movement instead. Either way, the player is given an advantage in mobility.

Most main weapons known for having short range in exchange for wider coverage on their attacks are made by Nouveau, but the brand's long-range weapons (including the Angle Shooter) all require fairly good aim to use well. The Ballpoint Splatling shows both of these characteristics through its dual firing modes.

The alternate sets of their main weapons have the suffix "Nouveau" and are decorated with a white sticker, with red and black text written in Inkling. The Snipewriter 5B does not have this suffix. The word "Nouveau" means "new" in French.

A graphic showing the Nouveau logo on the Disruptor's glass
The logo that appears on the weapons
Gallery of Nouveau weapons

Custom

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The Custom brand is home to many of the heavy-hitters in Splatoon. Their main weapons also boast impressive range or power, sometimes even featuring both. As a downside, most of them also have low ink efficiency and low mobility.

The Custom brand weapons are in general unlocked late and may take time to master.

The brand features a heavy industrial aesthetic to its weapons, with lots of metal parts, huge tanks, and wiring. Most of their weapons seem to consist of various forged items and tools that have been modified and turned into weapons, such as gas pumps (the E-liter 3K and E-liter 4K series), fire hydrants (the Hydra Splatling series), and loudspeakers (the Killer Wail).

The alternate sets of their main weapons have the prefix 'Custom' and are decorated with a sticker of their logo or a differently colored variant of it. Despite falling into this pattern with its English name, the Custom Splattershot Jr. is not part of this brand - in the original Japanese, it uses a different prefix than the suffix of Custom-branded weapons.

Gallery of Custom Weapons

Ammo Knights

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The Ammo Knights brand features the in-house weapons from Sheldon's weapon shop, Ammo Knights. While Sheldon has modified weapons of other brands to create new weapon sets for his shop, the Ammo Knights brand weapons are mostly created from the blueprints of his grandfather, Ammoses Shellendorf, except the hero weapons, which are made by Sheldon himself, and the new main weapons added after Splatoon's release.

Both of the Ammo Knights series have a very mechanical look to them and are seemingly made entirely out of metal parts. Most weapons have parts that have been spray-painted in either chrome or gold. The exception to this trend is the mostly bamboo Bamboozler, a replica of a weapon from the Great Turf War.

The Ammo Knights pattern on a wall at Mahi-Mahi Resort.
Gallery of Ammo Knights weapons

Nintendo

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The Nintendo weapon brand is an outlier among the weapon brands since it is the only one that exists in the real world. It has two series of main weapons, the N-ZAPs and the S-BLAST '92. The N-ZAPs are based on the different versions of the NES Zapper, the N-ZAP '85 and N-ZAP '89 being based off the versions of the NES Zapper before and after it was modified to not resemble a real gun in 1989. The S-BLAST '92 is based on the SNES Super Scope. The only Nintendo-branded special weapon, the Bomb Launcher, is based on the Ultra Machine, a toy made by Nintendo in 1967.

Gallery of Nintendo weapons

Sheldon's Picks

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Main article: Sheldon's Picks

The Sheldon's Picks brand contains recolored variants of other main weapons, and are usually very visually distinct from their originals. Each primary weapon comes with a new kit, creating a third variant of each. In Splatoon, weapons in this range were released in two volumes.

Gallery of Sheldon's Picks Vol. 1 weapons in Splatoon
Gallery of Sheldon's Picks Vol. 2 weapons in Splatoon

The Sheldon's Picks range returned in Splatoon 2 in Version 4.6.0, though weapons which overlapped with the Kensa Collection (The Splattershot, Splat Roller, Splat Charger, Splatterscope, Splattershot Pro, Mini Splatling and Dynamo Roller) were excluded, leaving ten weapons from the original collection. Also, two new weapons were added to the range, variants for weapons that did not exist in Splatoon, for a final total of twelve weapons.

Gallery of Sheldon's Picks weapons in Splatoon 2

Foil

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The Foil brand was one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The alternate sets of their main weapons have the prefix "Foil" and are decorated with a sticker of the company's logo.

Foil brand weapons have some type of dual functionality in their operation, as symbolized by the arrow symbol pointing to both sides in their logo. The word "foil" means one thing that is counter to another thing, emphasizing the opposing traits of both sides.

Gallery of Foil weapons

Sorella

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The Sorella brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2.

This company makes weapons based on umbrellas that are both offensive and defensive depending on how long the player holds . The alternate versions of their weapons have the "Sorella" name and a different pattern. The suffix "Sorella" means "sister" in Italian.

Outside of Turf War, this well-established company makes regular umbrellas with the help of hired talented umbrella artisans. They made their name by using traditional techniques within their umbrellas. The line of Umbrellas used in Turf War was created by the New Producers Development Division of the company.

Signs in Arowana Mall and Kelp Dome and shipping containers in Port Mackerel and Walleye Warehouse are found with Sorella's name and logo on them. Sorella's name is also found on the bump and the basket's top in Clam Blitz. The tent in The Crater also bears Sorella's name.

Whilst the gear logo appears to be written in bold script, it translates to 'apvrjja' - the second character being a vertically-flipped b or k, and the third character being a somewhat deformed horizontally-flipped v or d. However, the last three letters do look similar to the 'lla' at the end of the English name.

A bump to the basket barrier with the Sorella sticker in Kelp Dome.
Gallery of Sorella weapons

"Whale"

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The "Whale" brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The brand name is assumed from the logo, which appears to depict a humpback whale.

The weapons under this brand appear to use sonars, referencing the humpback whale's "singing".

In addition to sonar-based weaponry, this brand also makes vessels to navigate or detect objects on or under the surface of the water.

Gallery of "Whale" weapons

Grizzco Industries

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Main article: Grizzco Industries

Grizzco Industries is a company in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 run by Mr. Grizz. During wildcard rotations of Salmon Run, one of Mr. Grizz's weapons is "accidentally" added to the mix. Grizzco weapons are heavily (and possibly illegally) modified versions of normal weapons with much more powerful stats. Grizzco Industries weapons have a heavy industrial appearance, with brushed metal bodywork, exposed wiring and thick piping, as well as household objects such as prescription bottles, giving the impression of DIY construction.

Gallery of Grizzco weapons

Tentatek

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Main article: Tentatek

Normally a gear brand, Tentatek also creates weapons of its own, in addition to their collaboration with Splat for the Tentatek Splattershot. Similar to their clothes, their independently created weapons are brightly colored and sports-themed.

Gallery of Tentatek weapons

Kensa Collection

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Main article: Kensa Collection

The Kensa Collection is a line of weapons in Splatoon 2 that were redesigned by Toni Kensa and released in a series of collections. The first collection was added in Version 4.0.0, the second in Version 4.1.0, the third in Version 4.2.0, and the fourth and final collection in Version 4.3.0. The Fizzy Bomb and Torpedo sub weapons, as well as Booyah Bomb and Ultra Stamp special weapons were introduced along with Kensa Collection weapon kits. The designs of Kensa Collection weapons evoke a sense of high fashion; in keeping with the plain and monochrome style of Toni Kensa gear, Kensa Collection weapons all share a stark black and white color scheme, along with a dark red clothes peg fastened somewhere on the weapon's body.

Gallery of Kensa Collection #1
Gallery of Kensa Collection #2
Gallery of Kensa Collection #3
Gallery of Kensa Collection #4

"Shark Fins"

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The "Shark Fins" brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The brand name is assumed from the logo depicting a pair of shark fins.

This brand appears to produce carbonated beverages, as weapons under this brand are based on them.

The brand's logo appears on vending machines and containers in Port Mackerel, on signs at Arowana Mall, and the "energy drink" locker decoration in Splatoon 3.

Gallery of "Shark Fins" weapons

"Stringer"

"Stringer" is a new weapon brand introduced in Splatoon 3. They are originally a fishing supplies manufacturer that turned to weapon production in wake of Turf War's rising popularity[1].

Gallery of "Stringer" weapons

Express

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In Splatoon, the Express logo appears on vending machines and containers with drinks. In Splatoon 2, the logo no longer appears on vending machines, being replaced by the "Shark Fins" logo, instead appearing on two special weapons: the Inkjet and Tenta Missiles. In Splatoon 3, the logo appears on the Big Swig Roller Express.

It can be noted that the Tenta Missiles seem to be soda bottles fired out of a rocket launcher and feature labels otherwise only found on special weapons of the Splat brand.

The company's logo strongly resembles じはんき jihanki ("vending machine").

Gallery of this company's weapons

No Brand

These weapons and their promotional 3D renders lack brand signatures. Those weapons are as follows:

Gallery of unbranded weapons

Brand Unknown

These weapons were never released with promotional 3D renders and lack brand signatures. Those weapons are as follows:

Notably, the lower device of the Big Bubbler appears to contain a Squid Beakon, which may imply that it, and the Bubbler it is derived from, are part of the Custom brand.

Gallery of weapons without known brands

Gallery

Names in other languages

The names for Ammo Knights, Sheldon's Picks, and Tentatek can be found on their respective pages. Nintendo is named the same in all regions.

Blue table cells indicate a name prefix. White cells indicate a suffix.

English Japanese Dutch French
(NOA)
French
(NOE)
German Italian Russian Spanish
(NOA)
Spanish
(NOE)
Chinese
(Simplified)
Chinese
(Traditional)
Korean
Splat スプラ
Supura
(Splat)
(No pattern to the naming) -eur
(-er suffix, as in shoot -> shooter)
Klecks
(Splodge)
(No pattern to the naming) (No pattern to the naming) Tinta [a]
(Ink)
斯普拉 스플랫
Forge, Krak-On, etc.
(Named after gear brands)
コラボ
Korabo
(collab)
(Named after gear brands) (Named after gear brands) griffé
(labelled)
(Named after gear brands) logo (Named after gear brands) (Named after gear brands) B 联名
(collab)
联名
(collab)
컬래버
(collab)
Deco デコ
Deko
Deco chic
(fashionable)
Deko DX
(deluxe)
«Деко»
«Deko»
(«Deco»)
chic
(fashionable)
DX
(deluxe)
装饰 裝飾 데코
"Dolphin"
D
D D requin
(shark)
Cétacé
(Cetacean)
D D 2.0 D D D
Neo [a] ネオ
Neo
Neo néo Néo Neo Neo «Нео»
«Neo»
(Neo)
neo 新型 마커
Nouveau ヒュー
Hyuu
(Hue)
Nouveau nuancé
(Nuanced)
Fresco
(Wall painting)
master «НуВо»
«NuVo»
(«NouVeau»)[b]
maestro/maestra
(master)
·新艺术 ‧新藝術
Custom カスタム
Kasutamu
(Custom)
Gemodde
(Modded)
modifié
(modified)
SE
(Special Edition)
CM
(Custom Made)
«Понт»
«Pont»
(«Show-off»)
adaptado
(adapted)
SP
(Special)
改装 改裝 스위퍼
Foil フォイル
Foiru
(Foil)
Foil aluminum alu
(short for
aluminium)
Fol
(short for
folie ("foil"))
B «Блеск»
«Blesk»
(«Shine»)
Foil B N/A N/A N/A
Sorella [c] ソレーラ
Soreera
(Sorella)
Sorella Sorella Sorella Solerra «Родиччи»
«Roditchtchi»
(«Relatives»)[d]
Sorella B 姐妹 소렐라
Kensa ベッチュー
Betchū
(Bespoke)
Toni Kensa Thony K K Kensa Nero Marlin от С. Кусаки
ot S. Kusaki
(by T. Kensa)
от С.К.
ot S.K.
(by T.K.)
Tonken elegante
(fancy)
N/A N/A N/A
Express コラボ
(collab)
Impuls
(Impulse)
Xpress Express Express Экспресс
Ekspress
(Express)
exprés B 联名
(collab)
聯名
(collab)
컬래버
(collab)

Translation notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Appears both as prefix and suffix
  2. The capital letters imply that this word contains the phrase "ну во!" "nu vo!" (a rapturous exclamation, which can mean something like "Here it is!" or "Amazing!")
  3. Also appears as an infix
  4. Comes from "родичи" "rodichi" ("relatives") with the double ч ch as the way to parody the way the Italian words sound

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "For example, consumer electronics and art supply manufacturers of the Inkling world have joined in the weapon manufacturing business. However, since the Turf War battle trend has gained popularity, even the fishing equipment manufacturers have decided to join the Turf War battle industry in Splatoon 3." Nintendo Ask the Developer Vol. 7, Splatoon 3-Part 2