Hero Charger Replica

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The Hero Charger Replica is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Splatoon

Hero Charger Replica

Hero Charger Replica

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush
Level 3
Cost Cash 1,200
Availability S2 Brand amiibo.png Inkling Girl Inkling Girl
Base damage 40–80 (Partial charge)
160 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2.25% (No charge)
18% (Full charge)
Special points
Sp. depletion Specdep icon.png 75%
Range
87 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
50 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
40 / 100
Durability
Handling

The Hero Charger is not available during regular Octo Valley but can be used at the amiibo stand in Inkopolis Plaza with an Inkling Girl amiibo. When using this amiibo, the player is given the chance to go through some of the previous Octo Valley levels that they have beaten and replay them using a Charger rather than a Shooter.

Visually, it is based off of the Hero Charger found in Octo Valley, but stats-wise it is identical to the Splat Charger.

When the blueprints are obtained and given to Sheldon in Ammo Knights, he will give the player the Replica as he cannot copy the technology shown on the blueprints. It therefore loses the special designed Agent 3 Splat Bombs. Even though it looks like the Hero Charger, it has the same stats and weapon set of the Splat Charger.

The Hero Charger looks slightly similar to the real life M16 Rifle, an iconic weapon and the standard service rifle for many armies in the world; however, the M16 is an assault rifle rather than a sniper rifle.

The Hero Charger Replica comes with the sub S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb and the special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush.

Unlock

To unlock the Hero Charger Replica, the player must play the last set of missions from the Inkling Girl amiibo:

The blueprints to the Hero Charger Replica are received after completing the fifth boss challenge.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.7.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → up to 75%
  • Range when not fully charged reduced by about 20%.
  • Range when fully charged increased by about 4%.

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Hero Charger Replica

Hero Charger Replica

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray
Level 3
Cost Cash 2,700
Availability Octo Canyon Octo Canyon
Base damage 40–80 (Partial charge)
160 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2.25% (No charge)
18% (Full charge)
Special points 220p
Sp. depletion
Range
88 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
50 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
40 / 100
Durability
Handling

The Hero Charger Replica returns to Splatoon 2 with an updated model that is visually identical to the Level 1 Hero Charger. However it is once again a re-skinned Splat Charger, which therefore now comes with S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs and S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray, along with the newfound ability to store a charge for one second. To unlock the Hero Charger Replica, the player must now complete every level with the Hero Charger in Octo Canyon.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Ability to store a full charge for 1 second in squid form added.
  • Range when not fully charged is no longer reduced by about 20%.
  • Range decreased by about 8%.
    • Max range: 260 units → 240.37 units
  • Maximum damage without full charge: 100.0 → 80.0
  • Time taken to fully charge increased by 4/60 seconds.
  • There is a glow while charging and gets brighter the more the weapon is charged, increasing visibility for opponents.
1.2.0
  • Time taken to fully charge reduced by 4/60 seconds.
1.3.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 190
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 30%.
  • When storing a charged shot with a Charger, swimming into enemy ink and being returned to kid form now allows you to maintain the charge you had stored.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players using a Charger from shooting when pressing Button1 ZR.png again after releasing the button once a stored charged shot had expired.
2.0.0
  • Increased the amount of ink splattered by each shot when it hits the ground.
3.0.0
  • Area at player’s feet will now always be inked when firing.
4.1.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 190 → 200
4.2.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 200 → 210
4.3.0
  • Slightly narrowed the spread of ink created by shots.
4.8.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 210 → 220

Gallery

Demonstration

Details

  • Unlike S Ability Damage Up.png Damage Up in Splatoon, while S2 Ability Main Power Up.png Main Power Up increases damage, it does not allow shots below full charge to reach 100.0 damage.

Quotes

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Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ヒーローチャージャー レプリカ
hīrō chājā repurika
Hero Charger Replica
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Heldenlader (replica) Hero Charger (replica)
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Conc. héroïque (rép.)
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Conc. héroïque (réplique)
FlagGermany.svg German Heldenkonzentrator Replik (Splatoon)
Helden-Konzentrator Replik (Splatoon 2)
Hero Concentrator Replica
FlagItaly.svg Italian Splatter élite replica Elite Splatter Replica
FlagRussia.svg Russian Сплатган-004 (клон)
Splatgan-004 (klon)
Splatgun-004 (clone)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Cargatintas de élite réplica Elite Ink Charger Replica
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Cargatintas de élite (réplica) Elite Ink Charger (replica)