Recon (ability)

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For the mode known as Recon, Recon (mode).

Recon is an ability in Splatoon.


When the user is at their spawn point, the user can see opponents' locations and weapons on Gamepad. When the user leaves the spawn point, that effect continues for about 3.5 seconds, or about 1.75 seconds for opponents that have Cold-Blooded.


Recon is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Duration of effect after leaving Spawn Point increased to 3.5 seconds.
  • Recon will now also display each opponent’s equipped weapon on the Turf Map.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スタートレーダー
Sutāto Rēdā
Start Radar
Canada and France French Radar de départ
Germany German Aufklärung Enlightenment
Italy Italian Ricognizione
Russia Russian разведка
intelligence service
Spain Spanish Reconocimiento