Hero Shot

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Agent 3 holding the Hero Shot.

The Hero Shot is a shooter in Splatoon and Splatoon 2 that is exclusively used in single-player modes.

Description

Splatoon

Hero Shot

Hero Shot

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base damage 40
Base duration
Ink consumption ??
Special points
Sp. depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The Hero Shot is a futuristic weapon with a black and lime green color scheme and many glowing lights that leave a small trail as Agent 3 moves. It is used exclusively in the Octo Valley single-player and the Inkling Squid amiibo challenges. It behaves similarly to the S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot, with decent range, accuracy, fire rate, and damage. It is the only weapon in the game with multiple switchable sub weapons, using S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs, S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bombs and S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seekers, but only the Splat Bombs are usable during the amiibo challenges. Its fire rate can be upgraded with Power Eggs found in Octo Valley missions. Beating all amiibo missions unlocks the S Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica for purchase at Ammo Knights.

  • No upgrades: Blue lights
  • One upgrade: Purple lights
  • Two upgrades: Yellow lights
  • Three upgrades: Green lights

These upgrades have no effect during the amiibo challenges.

Splatoon 2

Hero Shot

Hero Shot

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base damage 40
Base duration
Ink consumption Lv. 1
  • 1.6%

Lv. 2

  • 1%

Lv. 3

  • 0.6%
Special points
Sp. depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The Hero Shot in Splatoon 2 is majorly redesigned and it is based on the real-life FN P90, the design that bears little resemblance to the original or the S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot. It now comes with switchable sub weapons of S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs, S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bombs and S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobombs, although every other Hero weapon also has these. It is now only upgradable twice, while the other Hero weapons can be upgraded once. Completing all missions in Octo Canyon with this weapon unlocks the S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica for purchase from Ammo Knights.

  • Lv. 1: Primarily yellow
  • Lv. 2: Primarily orange with an extra handle and an attachment near the nozzle. Requires 800 Power Eggs and two Sardinium. Increases fire rate. Watch your ink consumption!
  • Lv. 3: Primarily yellow again, with an extra attachment at the back of the gun. Requires 1500 Power Eggs and three Sardinium. Increases fire rate. Watch your ink consumption!

Hero Shot Replica

Main article: Hero Shot Replica

The Hero Shot Replica is a reward in Splatoon and Splatoon 2 unlocked through various means. It is a shooter-type main weapon and is visually identical to the Hero Shot. Despite its unique appearance, it is simply a reskin of the S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot from each game, sharing the same stats, loadout, sub weapon and special weapon, and upgrade purchases through the Ammo Knights Enhancifier do not affect it.

Trivia

  • The Level 3 Hero Shot (and its replica) in Splatoon 2 resembles a real-life FN P90.
  • The Hero Shot in Splatoon 2 is the only Hero weapon to not have a red accent when fully upgraded.
  • In the Octo Expansion, Agent 3 uses a Hero Shot, presumably the same one used in Octo Valley, with the original design from the first game instead of the new design. However, it is implied that they have modified it since as it functions very differently than before. However, it has blue lights, signifying it is not upgraded.
    • Agent 3 can dash at any time as if they had dualies, but the speed is slow like how the S2 Ability Drop Roller.png Drop Roller ability behaves.
    • During Agent 8's fight, Agent 3 has removed the limiter for special weapons, meaning they can presumably use specials without having to charge them. It is also shown that Agent 3 can use multiple different special weapons. They use the S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown, S2 Weapon Special Curling-Bomb Launcher.png Curling-Bomb Launcher, S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller and S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray during the initial fight. During the Inner Agent 3 fight, they use the Splashdown, S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet, S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower, S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher and S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles.
    • It is shown that Agent 3's Hero Shot still has a sub weapon of S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs during the Spinal Phase, but during Inner Agent 3, S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobombs are the sub weapon. Considering Autobombs were not part of the original Hero Shot, it is likely Agent 3 modified the weapon to be able to use them, like how they removed the special limiter. This could mean that the Hero Shot still has switchable sub weapons, although it is unclear whether the events of Inner Agent 3 actually happened.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ヒーローシューター
Hīrō Shūtā
Hero Shooter
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Heldenspetter Hero splatter
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Liquéfi. héroïque Heroic Liquifier
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Lanceur Héros (Splatoon 2)
Lanceur héroïque (Splatoon)
Hero Thrower
Heroic Thrower
FlagGermany.svg German Heldenwaffe Hero Weapon
FlagItaly.svg Italian Pistola élite Elite Pistol
FlagRussia.svg Russian Каплестрел-004
Kaplestrel-004
Splattershot-004
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Rociador de élite Elite Sprayer
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Pistola de Élite Elite gun