Ink Mine

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Ink Mine
Ink Mine HQ.png
Type Sub Weapon
Min. Splash Damage 30
Direct Hit Damage 180
Base Duration 10s when not revealed,
1s when revealed
Base Ink Usage 50%
Sets 5

Ink Mine is a Sub Weapon in Splatoon.


The Ink Mine is an explosive that can be placed on the floor directly under the Inkling who placed it. It is invisible to enemies, unless they have the Bomb Sniffer ability. If any members of the opposing team walk on or stand near the Ink Mine, it will explode in a burst of ink. After a period of time, if no enemies have come near the Ink Mine, it will explode. It will also explode if it is covered in the enemy's ink.


These devices are placed on the ground and remain in place until they explode. Ink Mines are triggered by enemy movement, but they will also explode on their own if enemy movement hasn't been detected within approximately ten seconds. Drop Ink Mines in high-traffic chokepoints where enemy movement is guaranteed- paths leading out of the opposing team's spawn point are effective. They're also effective when dropped at the top of heavily traversed walls. To avoid getting surprised by enemy Ink Mines, stay within friendly ink. When coated with your team's ink, an enemy Ink Mine will become visible and explode, spreading enemy ink over a wide area. So keep your distance from these mines, even when you've uncovered one.
— Splatoon Prima guide


  • Ink Mines can be very effective in Tower Control. When detonated on top of the tower, it will completely cover the tower in ink and annihilate any enemy players standing on top of it.
  • If you are being chased, you can place a mine behind you as you run and hope the enemy runs into it.
  • Ink Mines are effective in Splat Zones as enemies will usually be within the zones.


  • Ink Mines are very common in Tower Control, so it is recommended to equip shoes with the ability Bomb Sniffer. You will be forced off the tower unless you use a special weapon, but at least it will give you a chance to jump off, wait for the explosion, and then retake the tower.

Version history


  • Ink consumption: 60% → 50%
  • An Ink Mine can be set when one has already been placed.
Note: Placing the second Ink Mine will cause the first unexploded one to disappear.


  • Reduced the distance the player is moved backwards when placing an Ink Mine


Main Sub Special
Weapont Main Aerospray RG.png Aerospray RG Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main New Squiffer.png New Squiffer Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler
Weapont Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese トラップ
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Mina de tinta Ink Mine
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Bomba Trampa Trap Bomb
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Mine d'encre Ink Mine
FlagGermany.svg German Tintenmine Ink Mine
FlagItaly.svg Italian Mina Mine

Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters Weapont Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · Weapont Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · Weapont Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · Weapont Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken