Octobrush Nouveau

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Octobrush Nouveau
Octobrush Nouveau HQ.png
Type Main, Roller
Level Unlocked 16
Splash Damage 37
Roll Damage 25
25 / 100
Ink Speed
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sub Weapon Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special Weapon Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Light

The Octobrush Nouveau is a Roller Main Weapon that was released on January 1st, 2016 at 10:00 UTC in Splatoon. [1] It is the Nouveau version of the Octobrush.


An Octobrush with a new set of Sub and Special weapons that let you attack from afar, shoring up the weaknesses of this weapon type.
— In-Game Description
Sheldon's Introduction
The Octobrush Nouveau matches the Octobrush in stats but features an all-new Sub and Special setup!

More specifically, it comes with the versatile Splat Bomb and Inkzooka for maximum ease of use.

Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get used to them if you haven't already!


Sheldon's Introduction
The Octobrush Nouveau matches the Octobrush in stats but features an all-new Sub and Special setup!

More specifically, it comes with the versatile Splat Bomb and Inkzooka for maximum ease of use.

Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get the hang of using brushes.




Perhaps, the most difficult to manage weapon in all the game, once mastered becomes a highly lethal assassination tool. Combined with the Run Speed Up ability, the Octobrush player becomes unmatched in traveling from one side to another of the scenario.

There are two main strategies for this weapon. The first one is as distraction for the opponent, as the Octobrush can quickly cover areas all over the map without a particular pattern, constantly confusing the opponent to know where exactly the team is moving.

The second strategy is as a face to face hunter. Due to its fast speed and strong inkstrike, Octobrush players chase, find and splat slower opponents. When narrowed by the enemy, the inkzooka is usually useful to repel the enemies back. Snipers and rollers are specially an easy prey for the advanced octobrush player.

Recommended abilities

Damage Up
Damage Up

Damage Up increases the probability of a fast 2 flick splat, also increasing the effective range of the Octobrush, As such, the equivalent of 2 mains of Damage Up is essential for the weapon.

Swim Speed Up
Swim Speed Up

With extra Swim Speed. Players can more easily dodge and splat there opponents before being noticed.

Special Charge Up
Special Charge Up

Because of the Octobrush Nouveau somewhat poor covering ability, Special charge up is slow. So equipping Special Charge Up will let you use the Inkzooka more frequently for distant combat.

Bomb Range Up
Bomb Range Up

With improved bomb range, players can more effectively use Splat Bombs as range weapons due to the poor range of the Octobrush Nouveau

Version history


  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%


  • When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where you are standing.


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Name Origin

Octobrush Nouveau is a combination of Octo, latin for Eight, and Brush, as well as Nouveau, french for New. Octo likely refers to either Octopus, Octarians or Octolings. The word Nouveau may also refer to Art Nouveau. The suffix Nouveau is also used to differentiate it from the Octobrush. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.

ホクサイ・ヒュー Hokusai Hyū is a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist. ヒュー hyū refers to Hue. Like Nouveau in the english name, Hue is used to differentiate it from the Octobrush.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホクサイ・ヒュー
Hokusai Hyū
Hokusai Hue
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía maestro
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Brocha maestra Master brush
FlagFrance.svg French Épinceau brosse nuancé
FlagGermany.svg German Kalligraf Fresco (Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Fresh Stub Nib Pen
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tinturicchio master Master Tinturicchio. A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio.


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Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
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Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

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Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken