The Reefslider is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It summons a ridden inflatable pool toy that quickly travels forward, splatting opponents on impact, and explodes, either when the user stops it or when its maximum distance is reached.
The Reefslider is similar in appearance to an inflatable pool toy, with the overall design of a shark. The shark has several scratches on its body and a muzzle on its face, while soda bottles are attached to the base of the tail.
When activated, a straight path that appears resembles a pair of jetski buoy barriers.
|Base damage||220 (On Impact)|
220 (Direct Hit)
|Rate of fire|
When activated, the user pulls out an inflatable toy shark and a straight path appears in the same direction as the camera is facing. The user then rides the toy shark, rushing across the straight path, splatting opponents upon contact. At the end of the path, the toy shark stops in place and lets out a blast of ink, splatting opponents in its radius. The explosion can also be triggered prematurely by colliding with the terrain or pressing .
It appears in two Return of the Mammalians missions:
Special Power Up
- Main article: Special Power Up
Wearing Special Power Up with Reefslider increases its explosion radius.
|“||Hop onto a shark-shaped, ink-propelled float, and charge forward. When you reach the end of the path, or if you press , the float will explode and deal damage.||”|
— In-game description
|“||SRL here on Weapon Wednesday with new info about the Reefslider special. To call it an "exploding shark motorcycle" would be reductive, but... annoyingly accurate. Hop on, aim in the direction of what you want to splat, and let it rip. Press at any time for early detonation!
Linguistics just informed us that "Weapon Wednesday" isn't a thing. To make up for this misstep, here's footage of the Reefslider in action! Notice the brief moment of vulnerability at activation, followed by invulnerability until detonation. And no steering! Aim carefully...
|Aerospray MG||30||Fizzy Bomb||Reefslider||180p||5||1||Shooter|
|Dapple Dualies Nouveau||5001||Torpedo||Reefslider||190p||26||1||Dualie|
|Dark Tetra Dualies||5040||Autobomb||Reefslider||200p||17||1||Dualie|
|Undercover Brella||6020||Ink Mine||Reefslider||180p||18||1||Brella|
- Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins
Wining a certain number of battles with the Reefslider will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.
|30 wins with Reefslider|
|180 wins with Reefslider|
|1,200 wins with Reefslider|
An Octoling riding the Reefslider
An earlier version of the Reefslider icon. It's similar to the icon for Splashdown.
Reefslider model rotating (link to file)
Using the Reefslider (link to file)
- The ending animation of the special may reference the iconic motorcycle slide in the 1988 anime film Akira.
- Unlike most weapons with a visible path of travel, the Reefslider cannot be aimed before firing; it is immediately fired in the direction of the camera upon pressing . Additionally, both the path and the explosion radius can be seen by other players.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Opblaashaai||From opblaas- ("inflatable [object]"), opblazen ("to inflate, to explode"), and haai ("shark")|
|French||Cavalsquale||From Cavaler ("to ride") and Squale ("dogshark")|
|German||Haihammer||From Hammerhai (hammerhead shark)|
|Italian||Motosqualo||Sharkbike, from moto ("motorcycle") and squalo ("shark")|
|Spanish||Flotiburón||From flotador (floaty) and tiburón (shark)|
shāyú zuòqí (Mandarin)
shāyú zuòqí (Mandarin)
|Same as Japanese name[note 1] The pronunciation in Korean sounds like "Shark Ride"|
|Portuguese||Reefslider||Same as English|
|Internal||SpSkewer||Sp for special. Skewer is likely in reference to a beta design that was reworked.|
- ↑ The word for "shark" in the Korean name uses a phonetic transcription of the English word rather than the Korean word for shark (상어 sangeo), whereas the Japanese name uses a transcription of the Japanese word for shark (鮫 same).