Goo Tuber

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The Goo Tuber is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. This weapon can hold a charge for an exceptionally long time in comparison to other chargers, being able to hold a charge for 5 seconds as opposed to other chargers which only last 1 second. This allows players to get to a better vantage point or sneak up on enemies with a full charge. The weapon also bears the ability to store incomplete charges. Its charging time takes slightly longer than a Splat Charger, and the range is slightly shorter. Each fully charged shot consumes 15% of the ink tank, allowing users to fire six shots before needing to refill.

The Goo Tuber is the only charger that can splat opponents with a single partially charged shot, as any shot charged at roughly 67% or more deals over 100 points of damage.

Splatoon 2

Goo Tuber

Goo Tuber

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
Level 22
Cost Cash 13,400
Base damage 40–130 (Partial charge)
180 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2% (No charge)
15% (Full charge)
Special points 160p
Sp. depletion
78 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
38 / 100
Ink speed
70 / 100
Variant Custom Goo Tuber Custom Goo Tuber

The Goo Tuber comes with the sub Suction Bomb and the special Splashdown.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Reduced amount of time required to fully charge a shot by 5/60 of a second
  • Reduced amount of time to fire a stored charge by 5/60 of a second
  • Charged shots can now be stored when not at maximum charge.
  • Decreased time between releasing a stored charge shot and shooting by 5/60 of a second.
  • Increased damage dealt by fully charged shots from 160 to 180.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 30%.
  • Fixed an issue allowing players using the Goo Tuber to store a charged shot indefinitely by charging briefly, immediately becoming a squid, then keeping the charge as long as Button1 ZL.png wasn't released.
  • Increased the amount of ink splattered by each shot when it hits the ground.
  • Increased damage when not fully charged by roughly 63%.
    • Due to this change, damage becomes 100.0+ when charge reaches roughly 67% (after 53 frames).
  • Decreased the range a shot flies just before a full charge by roughly 5%.
  • Area at player's feet will now always be inked when firing.
  • Increased firing range of a minimally charged shot by roughly 27%. Accordingly, firing range of other non-fully charged shots has also been increased slightly.
    • Minimum range: 96.02 units → 126.02 units
  • With a charge shot stored, the animation of rising from a submerged position in squid or octo form can now be canceled with Button1 ZL.png, causing you to immediately resume squid or octo form.
  • Increased the shot range of a fully charged shot by roughly 1%.
    • Due to the above change, shot range of all shots that aren't fully charged has been increased by a proportionate amount.


  • With 3 Mains of Main Power Up, the Goo Tuber is able to reduce the amount it need to charge in order to splat down to just over half charge.




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  • Ever since the change made to the Goo Tuber in version 2.2.0, its minimal damage for a non-charged shot is 40.0 at 8 frames, and the theoretical damage for a 99.99...% charged shot is 130.0 at 74.99... frames.
    • However, due to the game operating in complete frames, it is impossible to have a partial charge at any more than 74 frames, or 98.51% (66 effective charging frames out of a possible 67).
    • This also means that the minimum charge time for a one-shot kill is 53 frames (45 charging frames out of a possible 67), for a 67.16% charge dealing 100.4 damage.


  • Goo Tuber's Japanese name is "Soy Tuber". This weapon resembles a siphon pump aka shōyu pump (醤油ちゅるちゅる Shōyu Churu-churu).

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ソイチューバー
Soi Chūbā
Soy Tuber
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Spetbuizer From spet (splat) and an inflection of "buizen" (tubes)
FlagFrance.svg French Détubeur
FlagGermany.svg German T-Tuber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tintubator From tinta (dye), tubo (tube) and the -tor suffix used to designate machinery
FlagRussia.svg Russian Трубастер
From truba (tube) and blaster
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Entintubo From entintar (to ink) and tubo (tube)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Tubofusil From tubo (tube) and fusil (rifle)