Drizzlers are Boss Salmonids that appear in Salmon Run in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.
They use their umbrellas to fly around the stage. Once they find a spot, they drop down and use their umbrella as a shield. While like this, Drizzlers fire a projectile, which bears a slight resemblance to a Torpedo, into the air that rains down ink on nearby areas, similar to the Ink Storm. The recoil from their weapons causes Drizzlers to flip upside-down after firing, leaving themselves vulnerable to being splatted. They can also be hit from below as they drift from one location to another and even when they're in their umbrella on spots with uneven terrain with accurate weapons (Like Chargers), though this is impractical. The projectiles themselves can also be reflected if shot at, which will defeat the Drizzlers instantly upon direct hit. Their storms will only splat a player if stayed in too long and are easily avoided unless trapped. Drizzlers can be a good source of Golden Eggs in a pinch as they will actively approach the nearest player, so a useful tactic is to not approach them, otherwise they will land and start firing, then move closer to the Egg Basket to lure them while shooting the projectiles away from them for faster Golden Egg collection.
The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.
- Basic Information
- A flying fighter specializing in surprise attacks.
- Covered in armor that renders it essentially impervious to ink.
- Attack Behavior
- Fires midrange attacks using special projectiles.
- These projectiles explode into a shower of ink.
- It is susceptible to attack immediately after it fires.
- With good timing, it's possible to reflect the shot and hit the Drizzler with its own projectile, taking it down in one go.
- Supporting Information
- The ranks of the Drizzlers are made up by renegade Salmonid who prefer to go it alone and fight on their own terms.
- Well-protected against ink by unusual umbrella-like armor.
- The immense recoil from discharging its weapon temporarily exposes the Salmonid within its armor.
- See also: Salmon Run data
||0.3 per frame [Sal. 1]
||18 / 3 / 21
- ↑ The rain from the Drizzler causes 0.3 damage per frame, which is equal to 18 damage per second.
- Drizzlers only land at predetermined spots, allowing experienced players to ambush before they land at the next spot.
- Drizzlers target the nearest player upon take-off, which can be used to lure them near the Egg Basket for quick Golden Egg collection.
- When using this technique, do not enter their firing distance or they will just land and stay without further approaching.
- Drizzlers will target said nearest player when firing projectiles. If possible, they should be positioned away from the rest of the crew or move seaward to minimize Ink Storm damage and enemy ink coverage.
- Players can determine where the Drizzler will fire its Ink Storm projectile by observing where its scope points.
- A Drizzler projectile has 100 HP. Upon depleting its HP, the projectile flies downwards facing the same direction as the player at that time. In order to deflect the projectile back at the Drizzler, players need to align themselves so that the projectile lines up between them and the Drizzler or it will miss. Therefore, players should move where they see the Drizzler pointing its scope.
- For slow traveling weapons like the Grizzco Slosher, even if the projectile is hit at a slightly off direction, as long as the player is aligned correctly before the projectile is hit, it will still hit the Drizzler.
- The Drizzler will fire the Ink Storm twice in one location before moving on to another.
- It takes about seven seconds for Drizzlers to re-fire the Ink Storm.
- The fired projectiles have a metal casing that peels off over time, revealing a green balloon that slowly rises in the air and finally launches off and forms an Ink Storm.
- The Drizzler remains exposed until the Ink Storm is formed, allowing time for the player to hit it with the projectile, metal casing present or not.
- The Sting Ray and Grizzco Slosher penetrate the Drizzler's armor, damaging the Salmonid within even when it is not exposed.
- To ensure players get the most out of their Sting Ray, they can line up Drizzlers with other Boss Salmonid that have armor or Stingers to kill multiple bosses at once.
- While a Drizzler is traveling, it can be damaged by being shot from below, or being rolled at when it is just about to land.
- With timing, it is possible for deflected Drizzler projectiles to take down Flyfish's launchers, a different Drizzler, damage other Lesser or Boss Salmonids, and revive Lifesavers.
- Main article: Badge#Salmon Run
Splatting Drizzlers a specific number of times in Salmon Run: Next Wave will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.
||Drizzler Splats x 100
||Drizzler Splats x 1,000
||Drizzler Splats x 10,000
3D artwork, flipped over.
A Drizzler descending from the sky with its umbrella.
A Drizzler, after releasing its rain missile.
A Drizzler under its armor.
Another Drizzler under its armor, after firing its projectile.
Drizzler A's projectile about to be deflected to Drizzler B.
Seconds later, the deflected projectile splatted the other Drizzler.
The illustration in the field guide.
Unofficial render of the Drizzler's game model from Splatoon 2.
The Drizzler's icon in Splatoon 3.
The Drizzler locker decoration.
Unofficial render of the Drizzler's game model from Splatoon 3.
A view of a Drizzler beneath its armor.
- Drizzlers can be slowly pushed around by squid-bagging against them while they are hiding under their shield.
Names in other languages
|Bat. Old Japanese called Western-style black umbrellas Kōmori-gasa, bat umbrellas.
||From Regen (rain)
||A name originated from Piovere (to rain)
| Spanish (NOA)
||From paraguas (umbrella)
| Spanish (NOE)
||Comes from barreño which means basin
| Chinese (Simplified)
biānfú yú (Mandarin)
| Chinese (Traditional)
biānfú yú (Mandarin)