Splatling

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Octoling wielding the Hydra Splatling, a weapon in the Splatling class.

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

These gatling gun- or rotary cannon-style weapons can be charged in order to rapidly fire a steady stream of ink projectiles.

The first weapon in this class, the Heavy Splatling, was released in Version 2.0.0 of Splatoon on August 6, 2015.

General mechanics

With the ability to hold to charge and build up greater range, lethality, and painting ability, splatlings are broadly similar to chargers. However, unlike chargers, all splatlings have two levels of charge. The first level increases the range and firing duration, while the second level is faster to charge and increases the firing duration even further but has no effect on range. While their stats vary, most have a high fire rate, low damage, and long range. Additionally, while most splatlings lack the ability to begin a new charge without first exhausting their current one (whether by firing all projectiles or cancelling it entirely by entering swim form), some varieties can immediately interrupt their volleys and begin a new charge by simply holding .

List of splatlings

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

Series Description Variants Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png
Mini Splatling
A light splatling with a short charge time but shorter range. It allows users to strafe quickly while charging and firing. S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling
S Weapon Main Refurbished Mini Splatling.png Refurbished Mini Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Mini Splatling.png Kensa Mini Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png
Heavy Splatling
The standard splatling. Its stats are well-rounded, having no glaring strengths or weaknesses. S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco.png Heavy Splatling Deco
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Remix.png Heavy Splatling Remix
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Replica.png Hero Splatling Replica
S3 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png
Hydra Splatling
The Splatling with the longest range in its class. It can fire continuously for a lengthy period of time, with the drawback being its ink hunger and high charge time. When fully charged, a high-damage feature activates, allowing users to splat opponents with three hits. S3 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling.png
Ballpoint Splatling
A Splatling with two different firing modes, an initial short ranged firing mode with a high fire rate and a secondary firing mode that has a slower fire rate but longer range and perfect accuracy. Unlike most other splatlings, it can interrupt its fire to recharge. Upon completing a full charge, subsequent charges will retain the secondary mode attributes until the charge is entirely expended. S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling.png Ballpoint Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau.png Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47.png
Nautilus
A shorter ranged Splatling with a medium charge rate. The weapon boasts the ability to store its charge much like some chargers and can interrupt its fire to recharge. Its accuracy in the air is comparable to its accuracy when grounded. S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47.png Nautilus 47
S2 Weapon Main Nautilus 79.png Nautilus 79
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Edit Splatling.png
Heavy Edit Splatling
A Splatling with a slow charge time, but a very high fire rate when fully charged. S3 Weapon Main Heavy Edit Splatling.png Heavy Edit Splatling

Special Splatlings

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

Weapon Description Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling.png
Hero Splatling
A splatling similar to the Heavy Splatling only used in Octo Canyon. Upon completion of all missions in Octo Canyon using the Hero Splatling, the player will unlock the Hero Splatling Replica for use in battles.

Sets

Splatlings in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling 4021 S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 29900 Splatling 16 January 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling 4010 S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 6 Cash 6800 Splatling 6 August 2015 (2.0.0)
S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco.png Heavy Splatling Deco 4011 S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeMedium 9 Cash 9200 Splatling 7 November 2015
S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Remix.png Heavy Splatling Remix 4012 S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 17900 Splatling 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​
S Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling 4020 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 11600 Splatling 21 November 2015​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling 4000 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 7200 Splatling 5 September 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Refurbished Mini Splatling.png Refurbished Mini Splatling 4002 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Burst Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 13400 Splatling 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling 4001 S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gaugeHeavy 13 Cash 9400 Splatling 12 December 2015
Splatlings in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling.png Ballpoint Splatling 4030 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 200p 25 Cash 11600 Splatling 1 July 2018
S2 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau.png Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau 4031 S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 220p 28 Cash 15800 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling 4021 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 200p 29 Cash 33300 Splatling 1 August 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling 4010 S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 200p 8 Cash 7800 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco.png Heavy Splatling Deco 4011 S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower 180p 12 Cash 9600 Splatling 16 September 2017
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Remix.png Heavy Splatling Remix 4012 S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 190p 19 Cash 18300 Splatling 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Replica.png Hero Splatling Replica 4013 S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 200p 8 Cash 8600 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
S2 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling 4020 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 27 Cash 18500 Splatling 25 November 2017​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Mini Splatling.png Kensa Mini Splatling 4002 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 29 Cash 18800 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling 4000 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 23 Cash 12300 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​
S2 Weapon Main Nautilus 47.png Nautilus 47 4040 S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 180p 26 Cash 14700 Splatling 1 August 2018
S2 Weapon Main Nautilus 79.png Nautilus 79 4041 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 180p 30 Cash 27900 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling 4001 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 180p 26 Cash 15400 Splatling 24 March 2018
Splatlings in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling 2D Current.png Ballpoint Splatling 4030 S3 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb Flat.png Fizzy Bomb S3 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 210p 30 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau 2D Current.png Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau 4031 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 200p 30 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Edit Splatling 2D Current.png Heavy Edit Splatling 4050 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 200p 13 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling 2D Current.png Heavy Splatling 4010 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 4 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco 2D Current.png Heavy Splatling Deco 4011 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Kraken Royale.png Kraken Royale 200p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​
S3 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling 2D Current.png Hydra Splatling 4020 S3 Weapon Sub Autobomb Flat.png Autobomb S3 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 190p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling 2D Current.png Mini Splatling 4000 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​
S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47 2D Current.png Nautilus 47 4040 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 190p 28 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Order Splatling Replica 2D Current.png Order Splatling Replica 4015 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling 2D Current.png Zink Mini Splatling 4001 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Big Bubbler.png Big Bubbler 190p 25 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)

Animations

Splatoon

Victory:

  • Both genders hop from foot to foot while smiling and swinging their weapon from side to side, jump twice, then hug their weapon.

Defeat:

  • Both genders rest their weapon on the ground before they move their head and left hand in a disappointingly dumbfounded way.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Right Stick):

  • Both genders pick their weapon up to look at it, seeming as though they are surprised by its weight.

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before a match starts:

  • Both Inklings and Octolings raise their weapon a bit after shaking off their excess ink.

Victory:

  • Inklings: Holds their weapon along their right shoulder while winking and giving a related hand gesture before placing their weapon to their left, with their hand positioned on top of the barrels.
  • Octoling Girl: Has her weapon at an angle, barrel down before striking a pose and doing a jazzy gesture with her left hand.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to the Octoling Girl's, but instead holds his neck while moving his head before doing jazz hands but standing straight.

Defeat:

  • Inklings: Rests their weapon on the ground and shakes their head in disappointment.
  • Octoling Girl: Similar to her Victory animation but reacts in a frustrated manner before proceeding to poke at her weapon.
  • Octoling Boy: Leans on and stares at weapon while pointing at it, as if blaming it.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: Same as Splatoon.
  • Octolings: Looks down at weapon, then poses as if firing it. After this they go back to standing normally and looking at it again.

Splatoon 3

Spawner pose:

  • All styles: Stands perpendicular to their weapon.

Victory:

  • Flip Out: Spins the weapon around them four times anticlockwise, then throws it in the air and quickly grabs and poses with it.
  • Reppin' Inkopolis: The player dances in a circle, twirls their splatling into the air, catches it, and hugs it to their chest with a large smile.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: The player will look over the weapon from the top before lifting it up and down three times, then swing the weapon to the right before swinging it back and getting into a pose like they are shooting.
  • Octolings: The player will hoist the weapon up and shake it as if they are shooting it, jumping to their left and doing the same before looking down at the weapon and looking it over before nodding.

Quotes

Squid Research Lab Weapons Division here, checking in with our latest findings on splatlings. These heavy-duty weapons are designed to charge up and then unleash a torrent of rapid-fire ink. They usually don't offer much in the way of mobility, but when they hit, they hit.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]
Splatlings are heavy-duty weapons designed to charge up and then unleash a torrent of rapid-fire ink. They usually don't offer much in the way of mobility, but when they hit, they hit.
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter[2]

Gallery

SplatNet icons

2D icons

In-game

Art

Promotional renders for Splatoon 2

Promotional renders for Splatoon 3

Tableturf Battle card for Splatoon 3

Trivia

Splatoon

Splatoon 2

Etymology

Splatling is a portmanteau of 'splat' and 'gatling'.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スピナー
Supinā
Spinner
Netherlands Dutch Spetling Spatling
From spetten ("to spatter") and gatling
CanadaFrance French Badigeonneurs Daubers, Slatherers
Germany German Splatling Splatling
Italy Italian Splatling Splatling
Russia Russian Брызгомет
Bryzgomyot
Sprayshot
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Garabateador Doodler
Spain Spanish (NOE) Tintralladora Ink-machine gun
China Chinese (Simplified) 旋转枪 (Splatoon 3)
xuánzhuǎn qiāng (Mandarin)
转枪 (The Art of Splatoon[3])
zhuǎn qiāng (Mandarin)
Spinning Gun
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 旋轉槍
xuánzhuǎn qiāng (Mandarin)
-
South Korea Korean 스피너
seupineo
Spinner

Translation notes

References