Inkbrush Nouveau

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Inkbrush Nouveau
Inkbrush Nouveau HQ.png
Type Main, Roller
Level Unlocked 11
Cost Cash 5,900
Splash Damage 28
Roll Damage 20
10 / 100
Ink Speed
100 / 100
100 / 100
Sub Weapon S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special Weapon S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Light

The Inkbrush Nouveau is a Roller-like Main Weapon that was released as free DLC on August 1st, 2015 02:00 UTC.[1] It is the Nouveau version of the Inkbrush.


The Inkbrush Nouveau is a variation of the Inkbrush, maintaining the same stats, but instead comes with Ink Mine as its sub weapon and Bubbler as its special weapon.

An Inkbrush with a different sub and special setup. Fight on your own terms by using the sub to distract the opponent so you can get in close where this weapon shines.
— In-Game Description
Sometimes, a kid just wants to get up close and POW! Introducing the Inkbrush Nouveau, which brings the same abilities as the Inkbrush but has a different sub and special! You’ll be able to lay Ink Mines to catch your foes off guard, and then use the Bubbler when you’re ready to go in for your attack!
Sheldon's Introduction

The Inkbrush Nouveau has the same abilities as the Inkbrush, but it comes with quite a different setup! You can use the brush to swiftly lay Ink Mines. Your opponents won't know what hit 'em.

And since you can share the Bubbler with your allies, this is a great set if you like to support your team!



Version history


  • Ink usage while running decreased by 10%.


  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%


  • When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where you are standing.


  • The Inkbrush Nouveau was first revealed in a tweet from Nintendo of Europe.


Similar Weapons


Inkbrush Nouveau is a combination of Ink and Brush, as well as Nouveau, french for New. Nouveau may also refer to Art Nouveau. The suffix Nouveau is also used to differentiate it from the Inkbrush. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.

パブロ・ヒュー paburo hyū is a reference to Pablo Picasso, a famous Spanish Cubist artist. ヒュー hyū refers to Hue. Like Nouveau in the english name, Hue is used to differentiate it from the Inkbrush.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese パブロ・ヒュー
paburo hyū
Pablo Hue
FlagFrance.svg French Épinceau nuancé
FlagGermany.svg German Quasto Fresco (Quaste = powder puff) (Fresco = Spanish = fresh("new", not "cool") Fresh Puffo. Might be referencing "Fresco Paintings".
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calamaravaggio master Master Calamaravaggio. A portmanteau of the words "calamaro" and Caravaggio.
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Pincel maestro Master brush


  1. Squid Research LabLive from Squid Research Lab: Sometimes a kid just wants to get up close and.... SplatoonUS (2015-07-31). Retrieved on 2015 July 31.

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Main Shooters S Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

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

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

S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

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

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

Sloshers S Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · S Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · S Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · S Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken