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The Inkjet is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 2



Category Special
Base damage 30 (Min. Splash)
50 (Splash)
120 (Direct hit)
0.5 per frame (Exhaust)
Base duration 7.5 seconds
Ink consumption
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Other variant

When activated, the player can fly about in the air and shoot S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster-like projectiles. The jet will also leave a trail of ink which comes out of the jet's exhaust which can also splat enemy players. While the player is mid-air, they can switch to squid or octopus form to easily dodge sniper shots and confuse enemy players. When the special is finished, the player will Super Jump back to the location where they activated the Inkjet. Be aware that the Inkjet's landing marker will be visible to all players, much like a Super Jump marker. Unlike other specials, if the player falls off the map, the player will super jump back to the location where they activated the Inkjet and the special will end. When using the Inkjet, the player is unable to obtain the Rainmaker or score Power Clam touchdowns.

Even though users of Inkjet are technically flying and not running, Inkjet users have their movement speed boosted by S2 Ability Run Speed Up.png Run Speed Up.[1] Movement speed is also determined by the main weapon's strafing speed. [1]


  • 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 will Super Jump 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 S2 Ability Drop Roller.png Drop Roller to avoid the possible ambush.
    • Rolling with the dualies (S2 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies.png Glooga Dualies or S2 Weapon Main Enperry Splat Dualies.png Enperry Splat Dualies) can also avoid ambush.
    • Specials are also free ink reloads, allowing the player to throw a bomb upon landing after the special ends.
  • 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!" will appear.
  • The Inkjet can't fly above grates, such as the rope grates near the spawns on Camp Triggerfish. The player will drop and walk on the grating. Try to avoid this to stay at maximum height.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base Game
  • Buffed compared to the Inkjet in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, if the player falls off the stage, they will return to the Inkjet's starting point.
  • 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%.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Ballers by direct hits or shot splash damage by roughly 100%.
  • When S2 Ability Special Power Up.png Special Power Up is active, the projectiles will have a wider hitbox.
  • 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 you hear it.
  • Made it so the player can change direction of movement more quickly than before.
  • 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.
  • Reduced active time by roughly 0.5 seconds.
  • Decreased damage dealt to opposing Ballers by roughly 30%.
  • Increased the speed of shots fired by roughly 5%.


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 Button1 B.png.

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 Button1 B.png to temporarily increase your height.

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





Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ジェットパック
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktjet Inkjet
FlagFrance.svg French Chromo-jet Ink jet
FlagGermany.svg German Tintendüser Inkjet
FlagItaly.svg Italian Jet splat Jet splat
FlagRussia.svg Russian Красколет
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Propulsor Thruster