Kensa Charger

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The Kensa Charger is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. It is a Toni Kensa-branded variant of the Splat Charger.


The Kensa Charger is a black-and-white Splat Charger with a large Toni Kensa signature red clothespin attached to the body of the weapon. Unlike the Splat Charger and the Firefin Splat Charger, the ink reservoir of the Kensa Charger does not change with the user's ink color and is always black.

Splatoon 2

Kensa Charger

Kensa Charger

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller
Level 19
Cost Cash 14,500
Base damage 40–80 (Partial charge)
160 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2.25% (No charge)
18% (Full charge)
Special points 190p
Special depletion
88 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
50 / 100
Ink speed
40 / 100
Other variants Splat Charger Splat Charger
Firefin Splat Charger Firefin Splat Charger
Hero Charger Replica Hero Charger Replica

The Kensa Charger was released on 14 September 2018 at 02:00 UTC. It comes with Sprinklers and the Baller. It has the ability to store a charge for one second.

  • Unlike Damage Up in Splatoon, while Main Power Up increases damage, it does not allow shots below full charge to reach 100.0 damage.


  • The Kensa Charger is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 260. Splatoon 2 matchmaking looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption scales from 2.25% to 18% depending on the charge level.
    • The full-charge ink consumption of 18% allows players to fire 5 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • The Kensa Charger can store its charge while submerged in ink.
    • A stored charge can be held for up to 1.25 seconds.
    • The Kensa Charger can only store its charge if the weapon is fully charged.
  • The delay between being submerged in ink with a stored charge and being able to fire the charge is 25 frames.
    • The delay between being submerged in ink with a stored charge and the laser appearing is 20 frames.
  • It takes 1 second to fully charge the weapon.
    • When charging a shot with an empty tank, the charge rate is 33.33%, permitting the player to fully charge a shot in 3 seconds.
    • When charging a shot while in the air, the charge rate is 33.33%, permitting the player to fully charge a shot in 3 seconds.
  • Fully charged shots will pierce opponents.
  • When charging while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.2 units per frame.
  • Damage scales from 40 to 80 depending on the charge level. At full charge, the damage is 160.
  • Shot velocity scales from 24 to 48 depending on the charge level.
  • Shot distance scales from 90 to 240 depending on the charge level.


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Slightly narrowed the spread of ink created by shots.
  • Slightly narrowed the area covered by ink droplets from fired shots.
  • Reduced the time from releasing a charge shot to being ready to shoot by roughly 2/60 of a second.


Sheldon's Introduction

The Kensa Splat Charger is a limited edition, custom Splat Charger created in collaboration with Toni Kensa! This charger has the same specs as the original, but it comes with a Sprinkler sub for expanding your turf-claiming capabilities! And the Baller special gives charger users a way to roll their way deep into enemy turf and take the fight to their opponents! Hang back and support from afar, or press the fight on the front lines! Either way, this set's for you!




  • Oddly, the NA name for this weapon omits specifying the weapon as a Splat Charger, referring to the weapon as the "Kensa Charger" as opposed to the "Kensa Splat Charger".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラチャージャーベッチュー
supura chājā becchū
Splat Charger Bespoke
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Toni Kensa Bloplader Toni Kensa Blob charger
FlagFrance.svg French Concentraceur K Concentrated Tracer K
FlagGermany.svg German Kensa-Klecks-Konzentrator Kensa Splat Concentrator
FlagItaly.svg Italian Splatter a carica Nero Marlin Splat Charger Toni Kensa (Toni Kensa = Nero Marlin brand in Italian)
FlagRussia.svg Russian Сплатган от С.Кусаки
Splatgan ot S.Kusaki
Splatgun from S.Kusaki
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Cargatintas Tonken Toni Kensa Ink-charger
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Cargatintas elegante Elegant Ink-charger