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Sprinkler HQ.png
Type Sub Weapon
Damage 30
Base Duration ∞ (until destroyed / user get splatted)
Base Ink Usage 80%
Sets 8

The Sprinkler is a Sub Weapon in Splatoon.


When used, 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. It deals 30 damage per ink drop.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


Main Sub Special
Weapont Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator
Weapont Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler
Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator
Weapont Main Heavy Splatling Remix.png Heavy Splatling Remix Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail
Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Kelp Splat Charger.png Kelp Splat Charger Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail
Weapont Main Kelp Splatterscope.png Kelp Splatterscope Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail
Weapont Main N-ZAP '89.png N-ZAP '89 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプリンクラー
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Aspersor Sprinkler
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Gicleur Sprinkler
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Fontaine Fountain
FlagGermany.svg German Sprinkler Sprinkler
FlagItaly.svg Italian Spruzzatore Sprinkler

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

Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · Weapont Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · Weapont Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken