Inkjet

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The Inkjet is a special weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It temporarily summons a piloted ink-propelled jetpack with an explosive long-ranged ink cannon.

Appearance

The Inkjet consists of two parts; the jetpack and the gun. The jetpack has what appears to be a plastic water or soda bottle filled with the user's ink connected to a large gray tube and a metal device. Said device has two more tubes, one on the left side and one on the right, that face downwards and excrete ink that allows the user to hover in the air. A gray harness wraps around the user's body. The gun changes color to match the user's ink with a dark gray nozzle. The trigger is positioned below the main body inside of a handle that the user puts their arm around. The icon that appears on the Inkjet's recall point is a small depiction of the Inkjet's jetpack. The lines are white and the whole icon is shaded with a darker shade of the user's ink color.

Splatoon 2

Inkjet

Inkjet

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 (Min. Splash)
50 (Splash)
120 (Direct hit)
0.5 per frame (Exhaust)
Base duration 7.5 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When activated, the player can fly about in the air and shoot Blaster-like projectiles. The jet also leaves a trail of ink which comes out of the jet's exhaust and can also splat enemy players. While the player is in mid-air, they can switch to squid or octopus form to easily dodge sniper shots and confuse enemy players. Players can also press B while hovering to gain a temporary boost in height. When the special is finished, the player Super Jumps back to the location where they activated the Inkjet. Be aware that the Inkjet's landing marker is visible to all players, much like a Super Jump marker. Unlike other specials, if the player falls off the stage, the player Super Jumps back to the location where they activated the Inkjet and the special ends. When using the Inkjet, the player is unable to obtain the Rainmaker or score Power Clams.

While continuously firing, the inkjet receives a movement speed reduction based off the main weapon's strafing speed.[1] Even though Inkjet users are technically flying and not running, Run Speed Up does reduce the movement speed firing penalty, but it does not subsequently increase movement speed when not firing except when walking on grates.

It appears in six Octo Expansion Stations:

Use

  • Flying in the air can make players a sitting duck for most weapons, especially chargers. Either get out of the way quickly or pick them off.
  • When the special is finished, the player Super Jumps back to the location where they activated the special. That location has an Inkjet mark in the user's team color, where it is easy for the enemy team to ambush them after the special is finished. This can be combated by using the ability Drop Roller to avoid the possible ambush.
  • The Inkjet fires two streams of ink at the ground for it to elevate. Try not to be under the enemy player that is using the Inkjet, as these streams are able to deal damage. Upon being splatted, the message "Splatted by Inkjet Exhaust!" appears.
  • The Inkjet cannot fly above grates, such as the rope grates near the spawns on Camp Triggerfish. The player drops and walks on the grating instead. Try to avoid this to stay at maximum height.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
1.3.0
  • Increased the size of the hit box of the player using the Inkjet, making them easier to shoot down.
  • Decreased damage radius of Inkjet shots hitting the ground by roughly 17% and radius of ink coverage by roughly 20%.
  • Decreased damage dealt to players standing directly beneath the Inkjet's jets by roughly 75%.
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers by direct hits or shot splash damage by roughly 100%.
  • When Special Power Up is active, the projectiles will have a wider hitbox.
2.0.0
  • The hitbox of the player using Inkjet was slightly decreased, making it a bit harder to shoot the player down.
  • Increased bullet velocity by roughly 19%.
  • Adjusted the sound of the Inkjet making it easier to tell from which direction it is coming.
2.3.0
  • Made it so the player can change direction of movement more quickly than before.
3.2.0
  • Increased visibility of the mark indicating where the Inkjet user will return to after its effect ends.
  • Added a gauge to the above mark that indicates when the Inkjet user will return.
4.0.0
  • Reduced active time by roughly 0.5 seconds.
4.3.0
  • Decreased damage dealt to opposing Ballers by roughly 30%.
4.8.0
5.0.0
  • Increased the speed of shots fired by roughly 5%.

Quotes

This launches you into the air by spraying out ink, allowing you to attack opponents with the attached launcher.

You can fly temporarily higher by pressing B.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(NA/OC)[a]
Use a jet of ink to propel yourself into the air and attack with the attached Launcher.

Press B to temporarily increase your height.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[b]
Notes
  1. North America and Oceania
  2. Europe

Sets

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Inkjet

Inkjet

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant
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The Inkjet made a return in Splatoon 3, being officially confirmed by the Splatoon 3 Direct on 10 August 2022. It keeps its attributes from Splatoon 2.

Badges are awarded for winning a certain amount of times using a weapon that has Inkjet as its special. A normal one is given at 30 wins, a silver one at 180, and a golden one at 1,200.

"Inkjet User," a Title subject-part from the Shell-Out Machine refers to Inkjet.

It appears in one Return of the Mammalians mission:

Quotes

This launches you into the air by spraying out ink, allowing you to attack opponents with the attached launcher. You can fly higher temporarily by pressing B.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Inkjet in Splatoon 3
Main Sort by main Sub Special Points for Special Level Price Class

S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling Flat.png Ballpoint Splatling 4030 S3 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb Flat.png Fizzy Bomb S3 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 200p 30 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher Flat.png Tri-Slosher 3010 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 190p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Slosher.png Slosher

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Inkjet

Click to view the strategy for Inkjet. View the strategy page.

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ジェットパック
Jettopakku
Jetpack
Netherlands Dutch Inktjet Inkjet
Canada and France French Chromo-jet Color jet
Germany German Tintendüser Inkjet
Italy Italian Jet splat Jet splat
Russia Russian Красколет
Kraskolet
Inkflyer
Spain Spanish Propulsor Thruster
China Chinese (Simplified) 喷射背包
Pēnshè bēibāo (Mandarin)
Jetpack
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 噴射背包
Pēnshè bēibāo (Mandarin)
Jetpack
South Korea Korean 제트 팩
Jeteu paek
Jetpack

References