Sprinkler of Doom

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Shiver's Team Rock Sprinkler of Doom inking a large area

The Sprinkler of Doom is a feature of Tricolor Turf War battles in Splatoon 3.


The Sprinkler of Doom appears exclusively during Tricolor Turf War in the second half of a Splatfest. It functions similarly to a large Sprinkler and appears on the stage after a player on one of the attacking teams successfully activates the Ultra Signal. When the signal is activated, a member of Deep Cut will send down a Sprinkler of Doom that will ink turf in the corresponding team's color. Once a Sprinkler of Doom is summoned, it will remain on the stage permanently for the rest of the match. Only two Sprinklers of Doom can be summoned during a match. Turf inked by a Sprinkler of Doom will increase the Special Gauge of both members of the offense team, regardless of which one secures the Ultra Signal.

Sprinklers of Doom will be placed in predetermined spots. When a team activates their first Ultra Signal, the Sprinkler of Doom will appear on a designated spot on their half of the stage. If the same team manages to activate the second signal, the second Sprinkler is placed in the center of the stage.


Did we mention the Ultra Signal? And the Sprinkler of Doom? Think of the Ultra Signal as a beacon that attacking teams try to secure. If they can hold it, it'll summon Deep Cut and the Sprinkler of Doom! Which is, well... a giant sprinkler... of doom. Linguistics doesn't approve.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]


Rock vs. Paper vs. Scissors
Gear vs. Grub vs. Fun
Grass vs. Fire vs. Water
Spicy vs. Sweet vs. Sour
Dark Chocolate vs. Milk Chocolate vs. White Chocolate
Nessie vs. Aliens vs. Bigfoot
Power vs. Wisdom vs. Courage
Vanilla vs. Strawberry vs. Mint Chip
Money vs. Fame vs. Love
Shiver vs. Frye vs. Big Man
Zombie vs. Skeleton vs. Ghost
Handshake vs. Fist Bump vs. Hug / Kaiten-yaki vs. Ōban-yaki vs. Imagawa-yaki
Friends vs. Family vs. Solo

Friday vs. Saturday vs. Sunday

Red Bean Paste vs. Custard vs. Whipped Cream

Drums vs. Guitar vs. Keyboard

Lightly Salted vs. Consommé vs. Salted Seaweed

Baby Chicks vs. Li'l Bunnies vs. Bear Cubs

Same Ol' vs. Bucket List vs. Save the Day

Default colors


Message that appears when the player gets splatted by the Sprinkler of Doom.
  • When standing near a Sprinkler of Doom, a member of Deep Cut can be heard singing, possibly Shiver.
  • It is possible for players to get splatted by enemy ink coming out of the the Sprinkler of Doom. The player will receive the message "Splatted by the Sprinkler of Doom!", though there is no icon of the sprinkler to be displayed.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マトイ
Matoi [a]
Netherlands Dutch Doemsprinkler Doom Sprinkler
Canada French (NOA) Gicleur du fléau Flail Jet
France French (NOE) Fontaine du fléau Scourge fountain
Germany German Giga-Sprinkler Giga Sprinkler
Italy Italian Irrigatore del destino Sprinkler of fate
Russia Russian Гигаразбрызгиватель
Giga sprinkler
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Irrigador letal Lethal sprinkler
Spain Spanish (NOE) Surtidor fatal Fatal gusher
China Chinese (Simplified) 涂满告示牌
Tú mǎn gàoshì pái
Painted Sign
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 塗滿告示牌
Tú mǎn gàoshì pái
Painted Sign
South Korea Korean 표치
 Internal TricolorTreasure [2]

Translation notes

  1. Edo-period flagpole with tassels, used by fire brigades