Splat Bomb

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Splat Bomb
Splat Bomb HQ.png


Type Sub Weapon
Level
Cost
Base Damage
Splash Damage
Roll Damage
No Charge Damage
Full Charge Damage
Min. Splash Damage 30
Direct Hit Damage 180
Range
Impact
Damage
Attack
Fire Rate
Charge Rate
Mobility
Ink Speed
Durability
Weight
Sub Weapon
Special Weapon
Points to Fill (p)
Special Depletion
Base Duration Explodes 1s after contact
Base Ink Usage 70%
Sets 17
Brand


The Splat Bomb is a type of Sub Weapon in Splatoon.

Description

When thrown, a second after touching a surface, the Splat Bomb explodes and coats the area in its respective team's color. Splat Bombs will not explode in mid-air; they can only explode after touching an object.

Notes

These ink-filled pyramid-shaped explosives operate on a time-delayed fuse. Once tossed, they bounce around for a few seconds before exploding, spreading ink over a wide area. This allows them to be bounced around corners, rolled down inclines, or skipped across platforms. While the delayed fuse allows for a variety of deployment techniques, it also gives opponents time to get away. For best results, toss Splat Bombs in areas where opponents are unlikely to see them until it’s too late, such as the base of ramps. Splat Bombs only explode on the ground and will not detonate in mid-air.
— Splatoon Prima Guide
Juddt.png
Judd's Advice
Meow! (A Splat Bomb's timer is only active while it's on the ground! So they'll explode quicker when rolled than when thrown through the air!)

Tips

  • The Splat Bomb's deployment timer begins counting down when it initially touches an object. This countdown is paused when it is falling, and resumes when it lands. When throwing a Splat Bomb down at an opponent, it is recommended to first bounce the Splat Bomb off a ledge to begin the countdown timer, thereby giving the opponent less time to react when the Bomb touches the ground.
  • Splat Bombs can force enemy players to come out of hiding from behind walls or on top of a ledges.

Analytics

At a range of .75 or closer, this weapon will do 180 damage. Below 1.5 it deals a significantly lower damage of 30. Any distance beyond that will not hurt the enemy.

0 - .75 .75 - 1.5 1.5+
180 (Kill) 30 0

Sets

Ink Management In-depth

As Splat Bombs can be used to herd an opponent into a vulnerable position, it is important to be able to continue firing after using the bomb and fully capitalize on the battlefield control provided by the Splat Bomb. The 70% ink consumed by the Splat Bomb makes it desirable to use the ink management abilities Ink Saver (Main) and Ink Saver (Sub). The charts below show the combinations needed to achieve particular shot counts after using a Splat Bomb. Alternatively, a combination of Ink Recovery Up and Ink Saver (Sub) is useful if the player just wants to throw more bombs, as opposed to throwing a bomb and then using the main weapon. After deploying a Splat Bomb, there is a 1 second delay before ink can be refilled again. With 3 mains and 2 subs of Ink Saver (Sub), 2 Splat Bombs may be deployed with one full ink tank.

Ink-Hungry Weapons

Ink-Efficient Weapons

Octo Valley

Splat Bombs are the default Sub Weapon in Octo Valley, able to be switched out for Burst Bombs or Seekers via Button1 DPad.png once they are unlocked. Neither can be used in amiibo challenges, making Splat Bombs the only usable Sub Weapon for the Hero Roller and Hero Charger.

Splat Bombs are used to defeat the Ravenous Octomaw by throwing them into its mouth, stunning it when they explode.

Octobombers and Octolings are also capable of using Splat Bombs, periodically launching them at Agent 3.

Trivia

  • Splat Bombs are the most common Sub Weapon, included in 17 weapon sets.
  • The Splat Bomb was the first playable Sub Weapon, available during the 2014 E3 Demo.
  • The Splat Bomb was originally called the "Splatter Bomb." [1]

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラッシュボム
Supurasshu Bomu
Splash Bomb
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Klodderbom Clot Bomb
FlagFrance.svg French Bombe splash Splash Bomb
FlagGermany.svg German Klecksbombe Splodge Bomb
FlagItaly.svg Italian Bomba splash Splash Bomb
FlagRussia.svg Russian Брызгающая бомба
Bryzgayushchaya bomba
Splash Bomb
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Plasbomba From plasma(plasma) and bomba(bomb)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Bomba básica Basic Bomb


Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters S Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

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


Weapons in Splatoon 2
Main Shooters S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal · S2 Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal · S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG) · S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose · S2 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher · S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose · S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85 · S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Tentatek) · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom) · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge) · S2 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic

S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom, Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster · S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster · S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster

Rollers S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller · S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller · S2 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller · S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush · S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Hero)

S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On)

Chargers S2 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer · S2 Weapon Main E-liter 4K.png E-liter 4K · S2 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Scope.png E-liter 4K Scope · S2 Weapon Main Goo Tuber.png Goo Tuber · S2 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Firefin, Hero)

S2 Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Firefin)

Sloshers S2 Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine · S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher
Splatlings S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling
Dualies S2 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png Dapple Dualies · S2 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers · S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies(Enperry, Hero)
Brellas S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella(Hero)
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb · S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller · S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Bomb Launcher · S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower · S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor · S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm · S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet · S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown · S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray · S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles