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Category Special
Base Damage 150
Base Duration total: 6.5s
deployment: 0.92s
firing: 5.58s
Ink Consumption
Special Points 220p
Sp. Depletion
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed

The Inkzooka is a Special Weapon in Splatoon.


When the Inkzooka is fully charged (Or acquired from a Canned Special in Octo Valley or the Battle Dojo), you are able to shoot just about as many lines of ink pillars as you want within roughly a six second time period.


This shoulder-fired bazooka-like weapon fires swirling tornados of ink, instantly splatting opponents and leaving behind a narrow ink trail. This is by no means a precision weapon, but while active, you can fire the Inkzooka continuously for approximately six seconds, sending multiple twisters of ink across the stage. But be careful where you fire the Inkzooka. The recoil of each shot nudges you backward. If you’re standing near a ledge, this recoil may knock you off the side of the stage. You could also get pushed backward into enemy ink, so make sure the area around your feet is thoroughly coated in your team’s ink. The Inkzooka is also difficult to fire when aiming down over a ledge. For best results, activate Inkzooka when you’re on the same level as your opponent or just below them.
— Splatoon Prima Guide

The Inkzooka has the second longest range of any weapon in the game, only bested by the E-liter 3K type weapons. The E-liters fire up to 7 Lines in the Firing Range when fully charged. The Inkzooka reaches only about six and a half.


  • The Inkzooka is well-suited for taking out camping enemies, especially ones using Chargers, who often stay out of range of most weapons.
  • The projectile of the Inkzooka is the tip of the tornado. Therefore if the tornado top hits an overhead obstruction, the whole pillar stops. A way to counter this is to aim downwards, thus decreasing the weapon's arc and avoiding overhead obstructions.


  • An easy way to avoid an Inkzooka is to simply stay out of the user's line of sight. While they can still use their Sub Weapon, using it wastes some of the Inkzooka's duration for shooting.
  • Without abilities, six shots can be fired from an Inkzooka. If an enemy activates it, listen for how many times they fire; if it reaches six, the coast is likely clear after that.
    • If you get splatted by the user, take note of their main and sub abilities. Two Special Duration Up subs will increase the shot total to 7, while 1 main and 2 subs will increase it to 8.


Version history


  • Increased the amount of turf needed to be inked for filling the Special Gauge: 180p → 220p


  • Increased the amount of time required to fire the first shot after activating Inkzooka: 0.55 seconds → 0.92 seconds
  • Adjustments were made so the target displays consistently.



  • The Inkzooka was originally called "Ink Launcher", as seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.
  • If one looks closely, the text on the Inkzooka is in the Inkling language.
  • The Inkzooka was the first playable Special Weapon, available during the 2014 E3 Demo.
  • During the 2014 E3 Demo, the Inkzooka was referred to as "Super Weapon." [1]
  • The Inkzooka appears in more weapon sets than any other Special Weapon, at sixteen.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スーパーショット
Sūpā Shotto
Super Shot
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-tornades From Lance-roquettes (Rocket Launcher) and Tornades (Tornado).
FlagGermany.svg German Tintzooka From Tinte (Ink) and Bazooka.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Turbinator From Turbine (Whirl) and Terminator.
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Cañón Ciclón Cyclone Cannon
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Tintazuca Inkzooka


Weapons in Splatoon
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