Inkjet

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

Appearance

The Inkjet consists of two parts: a jetpack and a cannon. 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 cannon 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
Added in 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 splat enemy players. While the player is in mid-air, they can switch to squid or octopus form. Players can also press while hovering to gain a temporary boost in height. When the special's duration ends, the player Super Jumps back to the location where they activated the Inkjet. 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, they will Super Jump 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 on the main weapon's strafing speed.[1] Even though Inkjet users are technically flying and not running, Run Speed Up reduces 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:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equpping Special Power Up with Inkjet increases its duration and the explosion radius of its shots.

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 .

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 to temporarily increase your height.

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

Sets

Weapons with Inkjet in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​
Ballpoint Splatling 4030 Toxic Mist Inkjet 200p 25 Cash 11600 Splatling 1 July 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Custom Blaster 211 Autobomb Inkjet 190p 27 Cash 15300 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​
Custom Goo Tuber 2061 Curling Bomb Inkjet 170p 28 Cash 19300 Charger 9 February 2018​​​​​​​​​​​
Enperry Splat Dualies 5011 Curling Bomb Inkjet 200p 11 Cash 9000 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
Fresh Squiffer 2002 Suction Bomb Inkjet 180p 24 Cash 14100 Charger 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)
Glooga Dualies 5020 Ink Mine Inkjet 180p 17 Cash 11800 Dualie 2 December 2017​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Herobrush Replica 1113 Autobomb Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 9400 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 Burst Bomb Inkjet 200p 23 Cash 12500 Shooter 6 January 2018​​​​​​​​
Nautilus 79 4041 Suction Bomb Inkjet 180p 30 Cash 27900 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​
Octobrush 1110 Autobomb Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 8200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
Octo Shot Replica 46 Splat Bomb Inkjet 200p 1 Shooter 14 June 2018 (3.1.0)​​​
Rapid Blaster Deco 241 Suction Bomb Inkjet 190p 16 Cash 11500 Shooter 27 January 2018​​​​​​​​
Splash-o-matic 20 Toxic Mist Inkjet 170p 25 Cash 11200 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Tentatek Splattershot 41 Splat Bomb Inkjet 200p 4 Cash 2100 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​

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
Added in 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

The Inkjet returns in Splatoon 3 and is available as a special weapon in Salmon Run Next Wave. Its movement speed while firing is now consistent regardless of the main weapon and the amount of Run Speed Up the user has equipped. Because of post-launch updates, the boost after pressing is now a bit higher, and the explosive shot's 50 damage radius is bigger.

It appears in two Return of the Mammalians missions:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Inkjet increases its duration and the explosion radius of its shots.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal 50 damage to an opponent by about 16%: 25 units → 21 units.[2]
  • Movement speed while firing is now consistent, regardless of the user's choice of main weapon or equipped Run Speed Up.
2.0.0 Salmon Run Next Wave:
  • Player will no longer be a target for most Salmonid attacks when returning to their position after the use period has ended.
2.1.0
  • Fixed an issue where after having used the Inkjet or Zipcaster without once touching the ground, the player lands in an unintended location.
3.0.0
  • Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 2.5x.
  • The sound effect when activating is now less audible to teammates.
3.1.0
  • Increased the radius of the explosion area that deals 50.0 damage by roughly 43%: 21 units → 30 units.
    • No changes to the radius of the area that deals 30.0 damage.
  • Strengthened the jet of ink that comes out when pressing , enabling players to jump higher than before.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to not take blast damage from an Inkjet shot if it looked like the shot landed on their screen but not on the screen of the Inkjet user.
4.1.0
  • Decreased the radius of the explosion area that deals 50.0 damage by approximately 15%: 30 units → 25.5 units.
    • No changes to the radius of the area that deals 30.0 damage.

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 .
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Inkjet in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​
Annaki Splattershot Nova 101 Ink Mine Inkjet 210p 12 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)
Ballpoint Splatling 4030 Fizzy Bomb Inkjet 210p 30 Sheldon License 1 Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Rapid Blaster Deco 241 Torpedo Inkjet 210p 10 Sheldon License 1 Blaster Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Sorella Brella 6001 Autobomb Inkjet 190p 19 Sheldon License 1 Brella Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Tri-Slosher 3010 Toxic Mist Inkjet 180p 10 Sheldon License 1 Slosher Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​

Badges

Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

Wining a certain number of battles with the Inkjet will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Inkjet Badges
30 wins with Inkjet
180 wins with Inkjet
1,200 wins with Inkjet

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Inkjet

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

Trivia

  • The Inkjet's name may be a reference to inkjet printers.
  • The Inkjet is very similar to the Hover Nozzle used by F.L.U.D.D. in Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Marie calls using an Inkjet in Salmon Run to collect far-off golden eggs "Round-Trip Ticket".
  • At the launch of Splatoon 3, Inkjet was the least common special weapon in the game, only being part of the Tri-Slosher and Ballpoint Splatling's kits.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ジェットパック
Jettopakku
Jetpack
Netherlands Dutch Inktjet Inkjet
CanadaFrance French Chromo-jet Color jet
Germany German Tintendüser Inkjet
Italy Italian Jet splat Jet splat
Russia Russian Красколет
Kraskolet
Paintflyer
SpainMexico 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
 Internal SpJetpack[3] Sp for special weapon. Jetpack has been localized.

References