Splatanas are sword-like weapons that send blades of ink flying with each swing of the weapon, which is done by pressing the button. Swings after holding the button would become a charged slash. Regular slashes fire a horizontal projectile, while charged slashes use a vertical one.
The Splatana class was first announced in the Splatoon 3 Direct.
List of splatanas
Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.
|A heavier Splatana compared to the standard. It has a slower rate of fire, but its ink projectiles are wider, travel further, and deal more damage.||Splatana Stamper||✓|
|The standard Splatana. When the button is tapped, it performs a quick slash that fires a fast-moving ink-trailing projectile. When charged up, it performs a stronger vertical slash. If the charge is released while moving forward, the user will lunge forward a short distance before firing.||Splatana Wiper||✓|
|A very slow yet incredibly powerful Splatana. Its slashes have very short range, only reaching in front of the player, and takes a full 2.5 seconds to fully charge up. However, it deals immense damage, being able to defeat any Boss Salmonid in one shot when fully charged, and pierces armor. It is a rare weapon exclusive to Salmon Run Next Wave.||Grizzco Splatana||✓|
- Flip Out: Jumps and slams the weapon into the ground point-first, then lands and leans against it with their arms and legs folded.
|“||SRL back and fully recovered from our wild day of tweeting with new research on splatana-type weapons. These swordlike implements can fire a horizontal slash of ink quickly or charge up to fire a powerful vertical blast. You can use both moves to slice and dice the competition!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
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Splatana is a portmanteau of "splat" and "katana".
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Zwieper||From zwiepen ("to sway, to rock") or zwieper ("a fast uncontrollable motion")|
|French (NOE)||Éclatana||"Écla" From "Éclaboussure" translation of Splat word|
|German||Splatana||Same as English name|
|Spanish (NOE)||Azotintador||From azote (whip) / azotar (to whip) + tintador (inker)|
|Same as Japanese name|
|Portuguese||Splatana||Same as English|
|Horizontal Slash||Charged Slash|