The Octobrush is similar to the Inkbrush in appearance and use, but has a slightly wider ink trail and slower movement speed. It spreads more ink with each swing than the Inkbrush, though at a slower rate. It also has increased range, flinging ink much further than the Inkbrush. Three swings will usually splat an enemy.
Each flick of the brush consumes 3.2% of the ink tank capacity, allowing players to flick 31 times before needing to refill.
The Octobrush is a brush with denser bristles that fling even more ink with each swipe! Use that mobility to scatter Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate - you can always use the Kraken to run away in a pinch. Your team will love you!(NA)[a]
|“||A heavier brush with fatter bristles. Uses a lot of ink but offers a wider ink trail and excellent mobility. Can be swung to fling large globs of ink.||”|
— In-Game Description.
|“||Need a brush that packs a powerful punch? The Octobrush is a brush with denser bristles that fling even more ink with each swipe! Use that mobility to scatter Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate—you can always use the Kraken to run away in a pinch. Your team will love you! Grab the Octobrush now!||”|
- North America
An Inkling running with the Octobrush (front)
Concept art of various weapons, with the Octobrush at the upper right
The critical damage mechanic was removed in Splatoon 2, so it always takes three or more hits to splat an opponent.
The Octobrush is a brush with dense bristles that fling a thick stream of ink with each swipe! The Autobomb sub weapon allows you to sweep areas you can't see, allowing you to push forward with confidence! Faraway enemies aren't safe either with an Inkjet on your side. Easy to use, this brush set is great for brushing up on your skills!
A female Octoling wielding an Octobrush
- The brush resembles a tool used in the art of Ukiyo-e called the 版画ばけ (Hanga-bake).
- The design on the handle resembles a famous ink bottle design called 壷豊 (Tsubotoyo).
- Despite it being released after the Inkbrush in Splatoon, The Octobrush was released when Splatoon 2 released while the Inkbrush was released in version 2.0.0
- This weapon is used on the following Octo Expansion levels:
- This weapon is tied with the Splash-o-matic, Herobrush Replica, and Custom Goo Tuber for the cheapest Inkjet in the game (170 p).
Names in other languages
|Hokusai, a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.|
|French||Épinceau brosse||Thick Swordbrush. A Pinceau brosse is a large flat paintbrush.|
|German||Kalligraf||(Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Stub Nib Pen|
|Italian||Tinturicchio||A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio, an Italian painter|
|From артист artist, artist, and кисть kist', brush|
|Spanish (NOA)||Pincel caligrafía||Calligraphy Brush|