N-ZAP '85

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The N-ZAP '85 is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It highly resembles the original North American NES Zapper, an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1985, hence its name.

Splatoon

N-ZAP '85

N-ZAP '85

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator
Level 5
Cost Cash 3,500
Availability
Base Damage 28
Base Duration
Ink Consumption 0.8%
Special Points
Sp. Depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
50 / 100
Damage
27 / 100
Impact
Fire Rate
75 / 100
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The N-ZAP '85 was the first weapon to be added post-release. It was released on June 1, 2015 alongside the stage Port Mackerel and Ranked Battles. It's weaker than the Splattershot but it makes up for it with a higher rate of fire. It comes with S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs and the S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator.

Analytics

Damage Against Defended Enemies

(based upon the number of defense attributes on the enemy and the number of shots by the weapon without any damage attributes on the user's gear)

Defense One Hit Two Hits Three Hits Four Hits Five Hits
No Defense 28 56 84 112 (Kill) N/A
One Defense 26.5 53.1 79.7 106.3 (Kill) N/A
Two Defense 25.4 50.8 76.2 101.6 (Kill) N/A
Three Defense 24.5 49 73.5 98.0 122.5 (Kill)

Range

The following ranges were calculated by the maximum shot range in the Shooting Range. Note that the range for a damaging hit is always slightly lower than that of regular ink coverage.

NZAP 85 RANGE.jpeg
  • Ink Range - 3.75
  • Ink Range (Jumping) - 4.00
  • Damage Range (Target) - 2.50
  • Damage Range (Arcing/Jumping) - 2.75

Version history

2.2.0

  • Walk speed while firing increased by 11%.

2.7.0

  • The radius of the droplets that fall before the shot hits has been increased by about 7%.
  • Intervals between the droplets that fall before the shot hits have been reduced.
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%

Gallery

Demonstration

Similar weapons

Splatoon 2

N-ZAP '85

N-ZAP '85

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor
Level 9
Cost Cash 7,100
Availability
Base Damage 28
Base Duration
Ink Consumption 0.8%
Special Points 210p
Sp. Depletion
Range
50 / 100
Damage
22 / 100
Impact
Fire Rate
75 / 100
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The N-ZAP '85 returns in Splatoon 2, looking identical to how it did in the first game. It comes with S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bombs and S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor.

Version history

1.1.2

  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 200

1.3.0

  • Points to fill special gauge: 200 → 190

1.4.0

  • Changed to match the faster movement speed and swim speed when not shooting of weapons like the S2 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic and S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.
  • Increased movement speed while shooting by roughly 5%.
  • Made it easier to ink the area around your feet.

2.2.0

  • Special Points: 190 → 210

Gallery

Demonstration

Similar weapons

Quotes

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Trivia

  • This weapon is based on the 1985 version of the NES Zapper. The name N-ZAP '85 also derives from this.
  • While this weapon has nearly identical stats to the Splattershot Jr., it fires straight instead of spreading shots in random directions, giving it better accuracy at the cost of spreading ink slower.

Etymology

N-ZAP '85 is a shortened form of NES Zapper 1985. '85 is based on the year the original NES Zapper model was released.

The N-ZAP '85 has the same name origin in all regions.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese N-ZAP85 Shortened form of "NES Zapper 1985"
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch N-ZAP '85 Same as English name
FlagFrance.svg French N-ZAP 85 Same as English name
FlagGermany.svg German N-ZAP85 Same as English name
FlagItaly.svg Italian N-ZAP85 Same as English name
FlagRussia.svg Russian N-ZAP 85 Same as English name
FlagSpain.svg Spanish N-ZAP 85 Same as English name


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