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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring a Inkling wielding the Splatana Wiper, a weapon in the Splatana class.

Splatanas are one of the main weapon classes in the Splatoon series.

Splatanas are sword-like weapons that send horizontal blades of ink flying with each slash of the weapon. They are also capable of charging to perform a higher-damage vertical slash.

Splatanas were first introduced in Splatoon 3.

General mechanics

As a charging-type weapon class, splatanas will make use of not only basic slashes with repeated taps of , but also the higher-powered charge slashes when holding .

All slashes produce both an ink projectile as well as a close-ranged melee hitbox. The charged slash possesses not only higher damage on its ink projectile, but also extreme damage capable of a one-hit splat on its melee hitbox. To increase the efficacy of this attack, splatanas are also capable of performing a quick forward lunge before attacking on the ground by releasing a charge while holding .

List of splatanas

Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.

Series Description Variants Games
Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper.png
Splatana Stamper
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. S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper.png Splatana Stamper
S3 Weapon Main Neo Splatana Stamper.png Neo Splatana Stamper
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper.png
Splatana Wiper
The standard Splatana, with decent range but low damage. It moves quickly when slashing and charging, and has good ink efficiency. S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper.png Splatana Wiper
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper Deco.png Splatana Wiper Deco

Special Splatanas

The following splatana(s) are only available outside of battles as part of other modes:

Weapon Description Games
Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Grizzco Splatana.png
Grizzco Splatana
A modified rare weapon based on the Splatana Stamper, only available in Salmon Run Next Wave. It is a considerably slow and short-ranged weapon, having a long charge time and no projectiles. In return it possesses extremely high damage overall and an armor-piercing effect when charged, allowing it to defeat almost any regular Boss Salmonid in one hit, as well as an extremely long-ranged lunging attack.


Splatanas in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Neo Splatana Stamper 2D Current.png Neo Splatana Stamper 8001 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Crab Tank.png Crab Tank 210p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper 2D Current.png Splatana Stamper 8000 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 210p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper 2D Current.png Splatana Wiper 8010 S3 Weapon Sub Torpedo Flat.png Torpedo S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 190p 5 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper Deco 2D Current.png Splatana Wiper Deco 8011 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Splatoon 3

Spawner pose:

  • All styles: Points the weapon forward at a downward angle, gripping the handle with both hands in a stance with their left foot forward.


  • Flip Out and Reppin' Inkopolis: 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[1]


2D icons



Promotional renders for Splatoon 3

Tableturf Battle cards for Splatoon 3


Splatana is a portmanteau of "splat" and "katana".

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ワイパー
Netherlands Dutch Zwieper From zwiepen ("to sway, to rock") or zwieper ("a fast uncontrollable motion")
France French (NOE) Éclatana "Écla" From "Éclaboussure" translation of Splat word
Germany German Splatana Same as English name
Italy Italian Lama Blade
Russia Russian Сплат-катана
Splat katana
SpainMexico Spanish Azotintador From azote ("whip") + entintador ("inker")
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 刮水刀
guāshuǐdāo (Mandarin)
South Korea Korean 와이퍼
Same as Japanese name
Portugal Portuguese Splatana Same as English
Horizontal Slash Charged Slash
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヨコ斬り
yoko giri
Slash horizontally
Netherlands Dutch Horizontale slag Horizontal stroke
CanadaFrance French Frappe horizontale Horizontal Strike
Germany German Seitwärtshiebe Sideways Blows
Italy Italian Fendente orizzontale Horizontal Slash
Russia Russian Горизонтальный удар
Gorizontal'nyy udar
Horizontal strike
SpainMexico Spanish Barrido horizontal Horizontal sweep
China Chinese (Simplified) 横斩
héngzhǎn (Mandarin)
Horizontal Slash
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 橫斬
héngzhǎn (Mandarin)
Horizontal Slash
South Korea Korean 가로 베기
galo begi
Horizontal Slash
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タメ斬り
tame giri
Charged Slash
Netherlands Dutch Opgeladen slag Charged stroke
CanadaFrance French Coup chargé Charged Blow
Germany German Aufladehieb Charging Slash
Italy Italian Fendente caricato (In Game)
Colpo caricato (Nintendo Direct)
Charged Slash (In Game)
Shot loaded (Nintendo Direct)
Russia Russian Заряженный удар
Zaryazhennyy udar
Charged strike
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Barrido vertical Vertical sweep
Spain Spanish (NOE) Barrido cargado Charged sweep
China Chinese (Simplified) 蓄力斩
xùlìzhǎn (Mandarin)
Charged Slash
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 蓄力斬
xùlìzhǎn (Mandarin)
Charged Slash
South Korea Korean 모아 베기
moa begi
Gather and Slash