More than just providing the starting weapon, the Splat brand is generally aimed towards beginners. Most of their weapons are unlocked early and usually have the first weapon available of the different main weapon classifications.
The brand has a very unified look, based on water toy guns. The weapons feature bright, plastic colours of light green, dark green and red. The exceptions to this aesthetic are the Splattershot Jr. and Splattershot Pro series but have a clear toy gun inspiration like the rest. Another attribute that the Splat weapons share is that most of them feature the word 'Splat' in one way or another. The conjectural name 'Splat' has been assumed from this theme. Despite falling into this pattern with its English name, the Splat Brella is not part of this brand - in the original Japanese, it does not use the スプラ (Splat) prefix Splat-branded weapons use.
In Splatoon 2, the company's designs are less colorful and more stylised, and instead of preferring bright green colors, they prefer purple, dark green and dark blue or purple colors. In Splatoon 3, their preferred color scheme has changed once more, with many of their weapons colored yellow and purple-indigo, though the Splat Dualies retain their Splatoon 2 color scheme.
- Gallery of Splat weapons
Tri-Stringer (bottle logo)
The Deco brand focuses on creating weapons with chic, fashionable designs with a slight athletic vibe to them. However, some of their weapons are based on things found around the house, such as the Bloblobber being a bathtub and the Glooga Dualies being glue guns. Their weapons consist mainly of black or grey, with bright colours used as accents. Many of them include various patterns or shapes on them. The Deco weapons are mostly made of either carbon fiber or plastic of high-end quality. Another common characteristic of the Deco weapons is that big water cooler bottles are found on them, and are used as ink tanks for some of their bigger weapons.
The alternate sets of their main weapons have the suffix 'Deco' and are decorated with either patterned rhinestones or yellow arrow stickers. The suffix 'Deco' is short for either 'Decorated' or 'Decoration'.
- Gallery of Deco weapons
The "Dolphin" brand features weapons based on common, water-related household items, such as products for cleaning or gardening.
The alternate sets of its Nozzlenose main weapons have the suffix "D" and are decorated with a clip of a dolphin logo. "Dolphin" is a conjectural name assumed from this sticker.
The dolphin may be a reference to the "Dolphin" codename for the Nintendo GameCube.
- Gallery of Dolphin weapons
The Neo brand weapons are based on consumer electronics. Their Splash-o-matic series is a fusion of a marker and tattoo pen with a steampunk aesthetic, and the Luna Blaster series is a hairdryer with a futuristic aesthetic. The Sloshing Machine series is a washing machine with a modern aesthetic. The Clash Blaster is an electric pencil sharpener (with crayons as ammo), also with a modern aesthetic.
Outside of their weapon manufacturing, the Neo company are also shown to be a construction company. It has construction sites at various locations in Splatoon, with their mascot known as the "Slow Your Roll" Mole. The stage Hammerhead Bridge is one of them, and would be the largest bridge in Inkopolis when completed. However, it is implied by Callie and Marie that the construction had been stalling for quite some time, for unknown reasons. As of Splatoon 3, construction of Hammerhead Bridge has been completed.
The tutorial area also has two apartments under construction, both adorned with two signs with the Neo logo and text. The company also was responsible for the redesign of Urchin Underpass in August 2015, Starfish Mainstage in September 2018, The Reef in November 2018, Blackbelly Skatepark in December 2018 and Shellendorf Institute in July 2019.
The alternate sets of their main weapons have the word "Neo" as a suffix or prefix and are decorated with a sticker of their logo. The Sloshing Machine Neo's in-game description describes this sticker as "sweet".
In Splatoon 2, their icon has changed to a more simplified look with fewer letters, as seen in the promotional images. However, the Splash-o-matic, Sploosh-o-matic and their variants keep the original logo, with their designs unchanged from Splatoon.
- Gallery of Neo weapons
The Nouveau brand consists of weapons based on brushes and accompanying art supplies. Their weapons are made almost entirely with light materials, such as plastic or wood, with some metal pieces holding them together or functioning as grips.
Their weapons tend to favor high mobility and rapid movement across stages. The Disruptor and Toxic Mist, on the other hand, focuses on restricting the opponent's movement instead. Either way, the player is given an advantage in mobility.
Most main weapons known for having short range in exchange for wider coverage on their attacks are made by Nouveau, but the brand's long range weapons (including the Angle Shooter) all require fairly good aim to use well. The Ballpoint Splatling shows both of these characteristics through its dual firing modes.
The alternate sets of their main weapons have the suffix "Nouveau" and are decorated with a white sticker, with red and black text written in Inkling. The word "Nouveau" means "new" in French.
- Gallery of Nouveau weapons
The Custom brand is home to many of the heavy-hitters in Splatoon. Their main weapons also boast impressive range or power, sometimes even featuring both. As a downside, most of them also have low ink efficiency and low mobility.
The Custom brand weapons are in general unlocked late and may take time to master.
The brand features a heavy industrial aesthetic to their weapons, with lots of metal parts, huge tanks, and wiring. Most of their weapons seem to consist of various forged items and tools that have been modified and turned into weapons, such as gas pumps (the E-liter 3K and E-liter 4K series), fire hydrants (the Hydra Splatling series), and loudspeakers (the Killer Wail).
The alternate sets of their main weapons have the prefix 'Custom' and are decorated with a sticker of their logo, or a differently colored variant of it. Despite falling into this pattern with its English name, the Custom Splattershot Jr. is not part of this brand - in the original Japanese, it uses a different prefix than the suffix of Custom-branded weapons.
- Gallery of Custom weapons
The Ammo Knights brand features the in-house weapons from Sheldon's weapon shop, Ammo Knights. While Sheldon has modified weapons of other brands to create new weapon sets for his shop, the Ammo Knights brand weapons are solely created from the blueprints of his grandfather, Ammoses Shellendorf, with the exeption of the hero weapons, which are made by Sheldon himself.
Both of the Ammo Knights series have a very mechanical look to them and are seemingly made entirely out of metal parts. Most weapons have parts that have been spray-painted in either chrome or gold.
- Gallery of Ammo Knights weapons
The Nintendo weapon brand is an outlier among the weapon brands since it is the only one that exists in the real world. It has two series of main weapons, the N-ZAPs and the S-BLAST '92. The N-ZAPs are based on the different versions of the NES Zapper, the N-ZAP '85 and N-ZAP '89 being based off the versions of the NES Zapper before and after it was modified to not resemble a real gun in 1989. The only Nintendo-branded special weapon, the Bomb Launcher, is based on the Ultra Machine, a toy made by Nintendo in 1967.
- Gallery of Nintendo weapons
- Main article: Sheldon's Picks
The Sheldon's Picks brand contains recolored variants of other main weapons, and are usually very visually distinct from their originals. Each primary weapon comes with a new kit, creating a third variant of each. In Splatoon, weapons in this range were released in two volumes.
- Gallery of Sheldon's Picks Vol. 1 weapons in Splatoon
- Gallery of Sheldon's Picks Vol. 2 weapons in Splatoon
The Sheldon's Picks range returned in Splatoon 2 in Version 4.6.0, though weapons which overlapped with the Kensa Collection (The Splattershot, Splat Roller, Splat Charger, Splatterscope, Splattershot Pro, Mini Splatling and Dynamo Roller) were excluded, leaving ten weapons from the original collection. Also, two new weapons were added to the range, variants for weapons that did not exist in Splatoon, for a final total of twelve weapons.
- Gallery of Sheldon's Picks weapons in Splatoon 2
The Foil brand was one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The alternate sets of their main weapons have the prefix "Foil" and are decorated with a sticker of the company's logo. Foil brand weapons have some type of dual functionality in their operation, as symbolized by the arrow symbol pointing to both sides in their logo.
- Gallery of Foil weapons
Splat Brella (Splatoon 3; handle logo)
The Sorella brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2.
This company makes weapons based on umbrellas that are both offensive and defensive depending on how long the player holds . The alternate versions of their weapons have the "Sorella" name and a different pattern. The suffix "Sorella" means "sister" in Italian.
Outside of Turf War, this well-established company makes regular umbrellas with the help of hired talented umbrella artisans. They made their name by using traditional techniques within their umbrellas. The line of Umbrellas used in Turf War was created by the New Producers Development Division of the company.
Signs in Arowana Mall and Kelp Dome and shipping containers in Port Mackerel and Walleye Warehouse are found with Sorella's name and logo on them. Sorella's name is also found on the bump and the basket's top in Clam Blitz. The tent in The Crater also bears Sorella's name.
- Gallery of Sorella weapons
The "Whale" brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The brand name is assumed from the logo, which appears to depict a humpback whale.
The weapons under this brand appear to use sonars, referencing the humpback whale's "singing".
In addition to sonar-based weaponry, this brand also makes vessels to navigate or detect objects on or under the surface of the water.
- Gallery of "Whale" weapons
Exhibit in Shellendorf Institute during Splat Zones of a corvette with the "Whale" logo.
- Main article: Grizzco Industries
Grizzco Industries is a company in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 run by Mr. Grizz. During wildcard rotations of Salmon Run, one of Mr. Grizz's weapons are "accidentally" added to the mix. Grizzco weapons are heavily (and possibly illegally) modified versions of normal weapons with much more powerful stats. Grizzco Industries weapons have a heavy industrial appearance, with brushed metal bodywork, exposed wiring and thick piping, as well as household object such as prescription bottles, giving the impression of DIY construction.
- Gallery of Grizzco weapons
- Main article: Tentatek
Normally a gear brand, Tentatek also creates weapons of its own, in addition to their collaboration with Splat for the Tentatek Splattershot. Similar to their clothes, their independently created weapons are brightly colored and sports-themed.
- Gallery of Tentatek weapons
- Main article: Kensa Collection
The Kensa Collection is a line of weapons redesigned by Toni Kensa and released in a series of collections. The first collection was added in Version 4.0.0, the second in Version 4.1.0, the third in Version 4.2.0, and the fourth and final collection in Version 4.3.0. The Fizzy Bomb and Torpedo sub weapons, as well as Booyah Bomb and Ultra Stamp special weapons were introduced along with Kensa Collection weapon kits. The designs of Kensa Collection weapons evoke a sense of high fashion; in keeping with the plain and monochrome style of Toni Kensa gear, Kensa Collection weapons all share a stark black and white color scheme, along with a dark red clothes peg fastened somewhere on the weapon's body.
- Gallery of Kensa Collection #1
- Gallery of Kensa Collection #2
- Gallery of Kensa Collection #3
- Gallery of Kensa Collection #4
The "Shark Fins" brand is one of the weapon brands introduced in Splatoon 2. The brand name is assumed from the logo depicting a pair of shark fins.
This brand appears to produce carbonated beverages, as weapons under this brand are based on them.
- Gallery of "Shark Fins" weapons
Reefslider (strapped bottles)
- Gallery of "Stringer" weapons
In Splatoon, the Express logo appears on vending machines and containers with drinks. In Splatoon 2, the logo no longer appears on vending machines, being replaced by the "Shark Fins" logo, instead appearing on two special weapons: the Inkjet and Tenta Missiles. In Splatoon 3, the logo appears on the Big Swig Roller Express.
It can be noted that the Tenta Missiles seem to be soda bottles fired out of a rocket launcher and feature labels otherwise only found on special weapons of the Splat brand.
The company's logo strongly resembles じはんき jihanki ("vending machine").
- Gallery of this company's weapons
Big Swig Roller Express (Collaboration with Splat)
Some weapons do not have any signature on them that relate them to a brand. Those weapons are as follows:
- Gallery of no brand weapons
Names in other languages
Blue table cells indicate a name prefix. White cells indicate a suffix.
|(No pattern to the naming)||-eur
(-er suffix, as in shoot -> shooter)
|(No pattern to the naming)||(No pattern to the naming)||Tinta [a]
|Forge, Krak-On, etc.
(Named after gear brands)
|(Named after gear brands)||(Named after gear brands)||griffé
|(Named after gear brands)||logo||(Named after gear brands)||(Named after gear brands)||B||联名
|Toni Kensa||Thony K||K||Kensa||Nero Marlin||от С. Кусаки
ot S. Kusaki
(by T. Kensa)
- Appears both as prefix and suffix
- The capital letters imply that this word contains the phrase "ну во!" "nu vo!" (a rapturous exclamation, which can mean something like "here it is!" or "amazing!")
- Also appears as an infix
- Comes from "родичи" "rodichi" ("relatives") with the double ч ch as the way to parody the way the italian words sound
- "For example, consumer electronics and art supply manufacturers of the Inkling world have joined in the weapon manufacturing business. However, since the Turf War battle trend has gained popularity, even the fishing equipment manufacturers have decided to join the Turf War battle industry in Splatoon 3." Ask the Developer Vol. 7, Splatoon 3-Part 2