Dualie

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Inkling wielding the Splat Dualies, a weapon included in the Dualie class.

Dualies are one of the main weapon types in the Splatoon series. They were first introduced in Splatoon 2. Dualies are dual-wielded guns that fire small blobs of ink in quick succession. Weapons of this type have the unique capability to perform a dodge roll move with a burst of ink using ZR + B, allowing for both defensive and offensive maneuvers, even in enemy ink.

Dualies fire alternatingly from each gun. Usually, each gun fires at two separate crosshairs on the screen, giving them lower accuracy, but after a dodge roll the player enters a state where they hold the dualies together, and the crosshairs converge into a single one for more accuracy, and usually an increased fire rate. This state lasts until the player moves or stops firing. Usually, after a dodge roll the player cannot move for a brief amount of time, though they can dodge roll again up to a maximum amount of successive rolls, which is usually 2. Dodge rolls consume ink and leave a splatter of ink on the ground, and their properties vary between weapons.

List of dualies

Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.

Series Description Variants Games
Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png
Dapple Dualies
These dualies have a quick dodge roll, a high fire rate, and high-damage shots that splat opponents in three hits. However, they are quite lacking in range. S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png Dapple Dualies
S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies Nouveau.png Dapple Dualies Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Clear Dapple Dualies.png Clear Dapple Dualies
S3 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png
Splat Dualies
The first available pair of dualies in the Splatoon series. They feature balanced performance, having no particular strength or weakness. S3 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Enperry Splat Dualies.png Enperry Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Dualies.png Kensa Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualie Replicas.png Hero Dualie Replicas
S3 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies.png
Glooga Dualies
A long-range, high-damage pair of dualies with a low fire rate. Shot damage and range increases after a dodge roll, splatting opponents with two hits. S3 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies.png Glooga Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies Deco.png Glooga Dualies Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Glooga Dualies.png Kensa Glooga Dualies
S3 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png
Dualie Squelchers
This pair of dualies has the longest range in its class, as well as the most mobile dodge roll. The dodge roll is quick and allows the user to continue to slide instead of being locked in place. S3 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers
S2 Weapon Main Custom Dualie Squelchers.png Custom Dualie Squelchers
S3 Weapon Main Dark Tetra Dualies.png
Tetra Dualies
These dualies put a significant emphasis on mobility. They allow up to four consecutive dodge rolls instead of the normal two, and also allow shooting while rolling. S3 Weapon Main Dark Tetra Dualies.png Dark Tetra Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Light Tetra Dualies.png Light Tetra Dualies

Sets

Dualies in Splatoon 3

Animations

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before a match starts:

  • Both Inklings and Octolings twirl both Dualies on their fingers and strike a pose after they shake off their excess ink.

Victory:

  • Inkling Girl: Jumps up then backflips twice, before posing with both Dualies pointed towards the ground.
  • Inkling Boy: Jumps up swinging their arms before doing a side flip, and then proceeding to twirl each Dualie on their fingers, before striking a pose and winking.
  • Octoling Girl: Does a double backflip and some quick aims with her Dualies before striking a pose and winking once.
  • Octoling Boy: Does a double backflip and quick aiming before posing. (Does not wink link Octoling girl, also different pose)

Defeat:

  • Inklings: They hold their head in disappointment before thrusting down their arms and then proceed to twirl their right Dualie on their finger.
  • Octoling Girl: They hold their head in disappointment before crossing their arms and occasionally tapping their toes.
  • Octoling Boy: They hold their head in disappointment before resting their left Dualie on their shoulder and occasionally tapping their toes.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: Twirl left Dualie on their finger, before doing some quick aiming, before ending by transitioning into the idle animation.
  • Octolings: Looks at each Dualie, starting with the right Dualie, before twirling each Dualie on alternating fingers, before ending by transitioning into the idle animation.

Splatoon 3

Spawner Drone pose:

  • All styles: They stay in a crouched position with their Dualies pointing upwards.

Victory:

  • Flip Out: Backflips and shoots the weapons right then left in midair. They then land, crouching and spinning the weapons with their fingers.

Quotes

Squid Research Lab Ballistics here, back from vacation with a report on dualie-type weapons! These classic dual-wield inkers allow you to press to perform a Dodge Roll while shooting. It's a smart tactical move, and our intern assures me that it "makes you look like a boss."
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]
Dualies are classic dual-wield inkers that allow you to perform a Dodge Roll while shooting. This has the dual-purpose of being a smart tactical move while making you look like a boss.
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter[2]

Gallery

Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promo renders for Splatoon 3

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マニューバー
manyūbā
Maneuver
Netherlands Dutch Dubbelknallers Double shooters
From dubbel ("double") and knallen ("to fire, to shoot"). Suffix -er forms agent nouns from verbs
Canada and France French Armes doubles Double arms
Germany German Dopplerklasse Double class
Italy Italian Armi "duplo" Double arms
Russia Russian Спуртомёты
Spurtomety
Spurtshots
From спурт spurt ("spurt") and метать metat' ("to shoot")
Spain Spanish Clase Dual Dual class
Translate logo.svg Internal Twins[3] (Splatoon 2)
Maneuver[4] (Splatoon 3)
Likely referring to how Dualies are two identical "shooters" in one weapon.
Same as the Japanese name.
Dodge Roll
Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Ontwijkduik Dodge dive

References