Sprinkler

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The Sprinkler is a Sub Weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

The Sprinkler continually sprays Ink in a circular ring around itself, in a staggering motion, until it is broken by enemy fire or it once the player who placed it gets splatted. It can be thrown onto virtually any surface, including ones that are upside-down. If the user throws another sprinkler with one already in use, the first one will automatically break.

Splatoon

Sprinkler

Sprinkler

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base Damage 30
Base Duration ∞ (Sprinkler destroyed / Player got splatted / Player placed another sprinkler)
Ink Consumption 70%
Special Points
Sp. Depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
This device functions just like a lawn sprinkler, spreading ink over a modest 360-degree radius. The narrow streams of ink don’t inflict much damage, but Sprinklers are a good way to maintain ink coverage in high-traffic areas during both Turf War and Splat Zones. Instead of tossing it on the ground, where it’s likely to be spotted and destroyed, consider throwing it high on a wall—it will stick to any surface, like a Suction Bomb. But you can only deploy one Sprinkler at a time. If you toss a second one out, the first one will disappear. Enemy Sprinklers can be destroyed by shooting them. If left untouched, a Sprinkler will continue spreading ink indefinitely.
— Splatoon Prima Guide

Sets

Splatoon 2

Sprinkler

Sprinkler

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base Damage 20
Base Duration ∞ (Sprinkler destroyed / Player got splatted / Player placed another sprinkler)
Ink Consumption 70%
Special Points
Sp. Depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling

The Sprinkler was tweaked in Splatoon 2 to have its inking power start out stronger but weaken over time. There are four distinct phases:

  • Deployment phase: This phase starts when the Sprinkler lands on the ground and ends when the Sprinkler fires its first drop of ink. This phase lasts one second.
  • High-power phase: The Sprinkler spins the fastest and has the most inking power during this phase. It lasts 5.33 seconds.
  • Mid-power phase: The Sprinkler slows down and inks less in this phase. It lasts 16 seconds.
  • Low-power phase: The Sprinkler slows down even further, with very low ink output and range. This phase lasts for the remaining lifetime of the Sprinkler.

Version history

Base game

  • Base damage per hit: 30 → 20

1.3.0

  • Of the three levels of ink spray the Sprinkler gives off after placement, duration of the medium level of ink spray was extended by 5 seconds.
  • Ink consumption: 80% → 70%

1.4.0

  • Sub Power Up Sub Power Up increases the duration of time the S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler sprays ink at maximum power by roughly 150%.

Sets

Tips

  • The most effective spots for Sprinklers are those that are hard to see or reach. These include on top of boxes, sideways on walls, or on objects over the stage.
  • Exploring stages in Recon mode makes it easy to find strategic locations for Sprinklers without the pressure of a battle.
  • Putting a Sprinkler directly at one's feet can allow a chance to react should an enemy launch a sneak attack.
  • Sprinklers placed on or near the tower in Tower Control can provide some cover for the user and their allies.
  • Like Squid Beakons, Sprinklers can be used as light shields in a pinch, taking some damage in place of the user.
  • Also like Beakons, Sprinklers work as bait to attract players and abush them while reaching to destroy the sprinkler.
    • Even when not used as shields, the attention drawn by an unguarded Sprinkler can be used to one's advantage for an ambush or escape.

Countering

  • One should avoid getting too close to enemy Sprinklers - while their damage is low, multiple hits can be dangerous.
  • A Sprinkler may be bait, especially if stuck to a high wall or ceiling. It would be wise to keep an eye on one's surroundings when destroying it.

Trivia

  • The logo on the lower part of a Sprinkler is the same as that on the side of the L-3 Nozzlenose D.
    • Both weapons are made by the Dolphin Dolphin brand.
  • There are no Sloshers with the Sprinkler as their Sub Weapon.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプリンクラー
Supurinkurā
Sprinkler
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktsprinkler Ink sprinkler
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Gicleur Sprinkler
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Fontaine Fountain
FlagGermany.svg German Sprinkler Sprinkler
FlagItaly.svg Italian Spruzzatore Sprinkler
FlagRussia.svg Russian Распылятор
Raspylyator
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Aspersor Sprinkler


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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

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