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For the variant appearing in Splatoon 3, see Trizooka.

The Inkzooka is a special weapon in Splatoon.


The Inkzooka has a tall, thin, cylindrical shape. Most of the Inkzooka is lime green, but it has dark green and red highlights, along with an ink tank at the back that changes color to match that of the user's ink. There is a lime green handle near the front as well as a dark green scope and trigger combination. The pillars that the Inkzooka shoots are similar in appearance to Rainmaker shots. However, they are much thinner with less stray ink around them and have a further reach.




Category Special
Special points 220p
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Added in Specifications
Base damage 150
Base duration Total: 6.5s
  • Deployment: 0.92s
  • Firing: 5.58s
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When the Inkzooka is activated, the user can shoot out large ink pillars for a roughly six-second time period.

The Inkzooka has the second-longest range of any weapon in the game, only bested by the E-liter 3K weapons. The E-liters fire up to seven lines of distance in the test range when fully charged, while 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 Special Duration Up, 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.
    • After getting splatted by someone using or whose weapon kit has Inkzooka, take note of their main and sub abilities. Two Special Duration Up subs (6 ability points) will increase the shot total to seven, while one main and two subs (16 ability points) will increase it to eight.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • 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.
  • Increased the maximum possible duration of Inkzooka with Special Duration Up: 40.0% → 60.0%


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


Weapons with Inkzooka in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​
Aerospray MG 30 Seeker Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 7 Cash 4500 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​
Carbon Roller 1000 Burst Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeMedium 10 Cash 6600 Roller 27 June 2015​​​
CoroCoro Splat Roller 1012 Splash Wall Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 5000 Roller 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​
Forge Splattershot Pro 91 Point Sensor Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 19800 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​
H-3 Nozzlenose D 311 Point Sensor Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 14 Cash 8300 Shooter 30 October 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Luna Blaster 200 Ink Mine Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 7700 Shooter 24 June 2015
Mini Splatling 4000 Suction Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 7200 Splatling 5 September 2015​​​
Neo Splash-o-matic 21 Burst Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 9 Cash 6200 Shooter 22 July 2015
New Squiffer 2001 Ink Mine Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 4500 Charger 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​
Octobrush Nouveau 1111 Splat Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 16 Cash 9500 Roller 1 January 2016
Octoshot Replica 46 Suction Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeHeavy 40 Shooter 6 August 2015 (2.0.0)​​​​
Rapid Blaster Pro 240 Seeker Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 16 Cash 11200 Shooter 17 October 2015​​​​​
Sloshing Machine Neo 3021 Point Sensor Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 18 Cash 28500 Slosher 9 January 2016
Soda Slosher 3002 Splat Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 14600 Slosher 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​​
Sploosh-o-matic 7 2 Splat Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 16400 Shooter 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​
Tentatek Splattershot 41 Suction Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeHeavy 4 Cash 2000 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​


Splatoon 2

The Inkzooka does not return in Splatoon 2. However, a drawing of one appears on a Sunken Scroll explaining the absence of special weapons from Splatoon.


Splatoon 3

The Inkzooka does not return in Splatoon 3, but the game does feature a direct successor to it, the Trizooka.


  • The Inkzooka was originally called the "Ink Launcher", as seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.
  • During the E3 2014 Splatoon demo, the Inkzooka was referred to as a "Super Weapon".[1]
  • The Inkzooka was the first playable special weapon, available during the E3 2014 demo.
  • The Inkzooka appears in more weapon sets than any other special weapon, at sixteen.
  • According to The Art of Splatoon, the Inkzooka utilizes the ink from Inklings who are in an intense emotional state.
    • This could also be true for all special weapons, due to players' tentacles glowing and their determined facial expressions.
  • There are icons in Super Mario Maker's files that contain multiple recolored variants of the inkzooka, one of those being the "big laser", which was presumably supposed to have a similar function to the Killer Wail.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スーパーショット
Sūpā Shotto
Super Shot
Netherlands Dutch Inktbazooka[2] Ink bazooka
CanadaFrance French Lance-tornades From Lance-roquettes (Rocket Launcher) and Tornades (Tornado).
Germany German Tintzooka From Tinte (Ink) and Bazooka.
Italy Italian Turbinator From Turbine (Whirl) and Terminator.
Russia Russian Краскозука[3]
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Cañón ciclón Cyclone cannon
Spain Spanish (NOE) Tintazuca Inkzooka
Portugal Portuguese Bazuca de tinta[4] Ink bazooka

See also