Octobrush Nouveau

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Octobrush Nouveau

Octobrush Nouveau

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Level 16
Cost Cash 9,500
Base Damage 37 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base Duration
Ink Consumption
Special Points 200p
Sp. Depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
25 / 100
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
80 / 100
80 / 100

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

S Ability Damage Up.png 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. S Ability Swim Speed Up.png Swim Speed Up With extra Swim Speed. Players can more easily dodge and splat there opponents before being noticed.

S Ability Special Charge Up.png 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.

S Ability Bomb Range Up.png 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.

Splatoon 2

  • Base damage: 37 → 40


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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
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.
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía maestro
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Brocha maestra Master brush


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S Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · S Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) S Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · S Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · S Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · S Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · S Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers S Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · S Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

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

S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · S Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · S Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers S Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · S Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · S Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · S Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken