Haunt tracks the opponent that defeated the player. In Splatoon, the player with Haunt will get a boost in mobility and damage when marked. In Splatoon 2, if the player with Haunt splats the opponent that splatted them in their last death, the opponent will take longer to respawn and get a larger special penalty, similar to Respawn Punisher. Haunt is restricted to clothing as a main ability.
Haunt marks the opponent that defeated the player with a position-tracking mark for 9 seconds. This mark can be seen by the player with the ability and their team, similar to Point Sensor or Echolocator. Haunt activates automatically if the player gets splatted by another Inkling. Its effect is reduced by Cold Blooded.
This ability is found as the main ability only on clothing, so other abilities found only on shoes are mutually exclusive with it; in other words players cannot have them together. These abilities are Cold Blooded, Ninja Squid, and Recon. In addition, since wearing the Splatfest Tee is mandatory during a Splatfest, these abilities cannot be used for the duration of those events.
Haunt is good for players who usually play on the flanks or run support, or try and stop enemies from out-flanking their team. This is because if a flank or back is lost, then the team is notified that an enemy may be coming up from the behind.
Teammates should be able to avenge their fallen allies much more easily.
Haunt is the main ability of:
|“||Once you've respawned, reveals the position of the player who splatted you.||”|
— In-game Description
Haunt shows the location of the opponent that defeated the player until they themselves are defeated. The opponent is shown as a white silhouette that can be seen through walls and obstacles but only to the player that got defeated and only if they aren’t too close to each other. Marked opponents swimming in ink also cannot be seen. This effect is similar to that of Thermal Ink and Sting Ray.
If the Haunt user splats the opponent that triggered the ability, that opponent will suffer the penalties of Respawn Punisher, increasing their respawn time from 8.5 to 9.2 seconds and forcing them to lose an an extra 15% of their special gauge. The penalties that would normally apply if the player were to wear Respawn Punisher and be splatted by an opponent do not apply in this case.
Bomb Defense Up DX helps increase the minimum distance required between the Haunt user and the victim for the silhouette to appear.
This ability is found as the main ability only on clothing, so other abilities found only on shoes are mutually exclusive with it; in other words players cannot have them together. These abilities are Ability Doubler, Ninja Squid, Respawn Punisher, and Thermal Ink. In addition, since wearing the Splatfest Tee is mandatory during a Splatfest, these abilities cannot be used for the duration of those events.
Haunt is the main ability of:
Names in other languages
|Japanese||リベンジ (Splatoon 2)
Ribenji (Splatoon 2)
|French||Revanche (Splatoon 2)
|German||Vertgeltung (Splatoon 2)
|Italian||Rappresglia (Splatoon 2)
|Spanish (NOE)||Represalia (Splatoon 2)