Squid Beakon

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The Squid Beakon is a sub weapon in the Splatoon series. They are devices placed at the user's feet that can be Super Jumped to by anyone from the user's team.

Appearance

The Squid Beakon consists of a satellite sitting on top of a base. The base is simply a black tripod pole, while the satellite is more complex. The satellite has a metal backing with two red lights on top, and in Splatoon 2, one of the lights will stop blinking if someone who does not have Squid Beakons as their sub weapon Super Jumps to it. In front of the backing is a tube with a cameralike apparatus inside of the end. The tube makes a U-turn around its middle to face the backing. The entire satellite changes color to match the user's ink. Once deployed, the Squid Beakon's appearance is unchanged other than it spinning around.

Use

  • Put Beakons in places where they are less vulnerable to enemies, such as up high or behind obstacles.
  • Ink the area around the Beakon so an arriving ally can hide immediately after landing.
  • If Beakon is in a good spot, place a new one as soon as it is used.
  • A single player can only have up to three Beakons in play at once; attempting to place a fourth will destroy the oldest of those currently active.
  • Like Sprinklers, Beakons can be used as light shields in a pinch, taking some damage in place of the user.
    • Even when not used as shields, the attention drawn by an unguarded Beakon can be used to one's advantage for an ambush or escape. This is especially effective in Ranked Battles, since preventing enemy movement is a greater concern.
  • Beakons can be used with the Krak-On Splat Roller to attack an enemy on a ledge above the user. To do this, place a Beakon right next to their perch, Super Jump to it, then fling ink at them on the way down.
  • If a teammate is nearby a Beakon, Super Jump to the teammate rather than the Beakon so it can be used when there is no teammate nearby.
  • Squid Beakons can be seen on the map by either team, allowing the player to find hidden Beakons or predict enemies' positions.
  • A Beakon may be bait; it would be wise to keep an eye on its surroundings when destroying it.
  • Alternatively to destroying a Beakon, one can wait in their ink near it and splat an opponent when they land. However, this may simply waste time if the Beakon is never jumped to.

Splatoon

Squid Beakon

Squid Beakon

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption 90%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

A player Super Jumping into a Beakon will destroy it regardless of their sub weapon. A beakon can also be destroyed by taking damage, which varies depending on the weapon used (listed below).

Damage Multiplier

S2 Lil Judd Pointer.png To do:

Datamine the Beakon's HP and exact multiplier values. edit

Destroying a Squid Beakon varies between weapons: for instance, an Inkbrush can squish it in one hit (which normally does 20 damage to Inklings) but it takes a Splattershot Pro three shots (which deal 126 damage to Inklings).

  • Shooters and splatlings require the same amount of shots to destroy a Beakon as they do to splat an Inkling.
  • Blasters take one direct hit to destroy a Beakon, including those in the Rapid Blaster series, despite their low damage. Using indirect hits, blasters need to do a total of 50 damage. Therefore, it takes one indirect shot for the regular Blaster, Range Blasters, and Luna Blasters and two indirect hits for the Rapid Blasters.
  • Rollers and brushes take approximately the same number of flings or flicks to destroy a Beakon as to splat an Inkling. All rollers and brushes can squish a Beakon in one hit.
  • Chargers, including the Bamboozlers, can destroy a Beakon with one fully charged shot or two uncharged shots. Classic Squiffers and Splat Chargers can destroy it with a half charge and E-liter 3Ks can destroy it with a quarter charge.
  • Sloshers can destroy a Beakon in one direct slosh or two indirect sloshes.

Additional information:

  • Two indirect Burst Bomb hits will destroy a Beakon.
  • A Splash Wall placed on or very near the Beakon will destroy it.
  • A Sprinkler will destroy a Beakon in four drops.
  • Beakons are unaffected by standing in enemy ink.

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Quotes

This radar-like device can be dropped to give your team a jump point on the Stage. Squid Beakons appear on the GamePad's map as radar icons. Simply select one of these icons to initiate a Super Jump toward the selected Beakon. Once a player lands on a Squid Beakon, it explodes - so don't be stingy with these things. Keep deploying more Squid Beakons to give your team an advantage. For best results, place Squid Beakons in safe areas near the center of a stage. This gives your team quick access to hotly contested areas like Splat Zones. The GamePad's map also shows enemy Squid Beakons. Use this intel to hunt down the enemy's Squid Beakons - they can be destroyed by shooting them. Or simply camp an enemy Squid Beakon and ambush an opponent as they jump into view. Each player can place up to three Squid Beakons on a stage at a time. If all eight players have Squid Beakons, that means there can be up to twenty-four Squid Beakons on a stage at any given time.
Splatoon Prima Guide


Juddt.png Judd's Advice

Meow! (Squid Beakons let you or an ally Super Jump to that position! They'll be displayed on all your maps once placed, so just tap to jump! Place up to 3 of them in strategic locations, then mount an offensive!)

Sets

Weapons with Squid Beakon in Splatoon
Main Sort by main Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class

S Weapon Main Custom Dual Squelcher.png Custom Dual Squelcher 81 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gauge1Light 18 Cash 12800 Shooter
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K.png Custom E-liter 3K(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K(EU/OC)[b]
2031 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gauge2Medium 19 Cash 14200 Charger
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K Scope.png Custom E-liter 3K Scope(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K Scope(EU/OC)[b]
2041 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gauge2Medium 20 Cash 22600 Charger
S Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gauge2Medium 7 Cash 3000 Roller
S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush 1110 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gauge1Light 12 Cash 8500 Roller
S Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic 0 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gauge1Light 12 Cash 7500 Shooter

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Splatoon 2

Squid Beakon
S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png
Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption 75%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant
S2 Lil Judd Pointer.png To do:

Datamine the Beakon's HP and damage multiplier values (if any). edit

The Squid Beakon returns in Splatoon 2. A Beakon can now be used up to two times if the first player to use does not also have Squid Beakon as their sub weapon. The number of uses remaining is indicated by the number of circles on the Beakon icon on the map or the number of lights on the Beakon itself.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • When destroyed, shows indicator of the Super Jump player.
1.3.0
  • Ink consumption: 90% → 75%
1.4.0
2.3.0
  • Made it so that the position of opponent players within the area of effect is displayed on all allies' turf maps.
3.0.0
  • Increased durability by roughly 20%.
  • Due to the above fix, damage dealt by certain attacks has also changed.
    • Decreased damage dealt by Sting Rays by roughly 58%.
    • Decreased damage dealt by Ink Storms by roughly 67%.
    • Increased damage dealt by Nozzlenose weapons by roughly 20%.
    • Increased damage dealt by Blaster weapons by roughly 20%.
    • Increased damage dealt by vertical swing attacks with Roller weapons by roughly 20%.
4.2.0
  • Each Squid Beakon can now be used twice when used by an ally who doesn't have a Squid Beakon equipped.
    • Number of uses left indicated by the number of circles on the Squid Beakon icon on the map or the number of lights on the Beakon itself.
4.3.0
4.7.0
  • The benefits of the Sub Power Up gear ability are now more likely to occur, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.

Quotes

A device that emits a signal that squids can detect. You can Super Jump to a teammate's Squid Beakon by selecting it and pressing A. Up to three beakons can be set at any given time, and although they're usually only good for one jump, they will last two jumps if used by players who do not have Squid Beakons equipped.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[c]

Sets

Gallery

Splatoon 3

Squid Beakon

Squid Beakon

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption 75%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Squid Beakons return in Splatoon 3. It is unknown if they will keep their attributes from the previous game.

Quotes

A device that emits a signal that Inklings and Octolings can detect. You can Super Jump to a teammate's Squid Beakon by selecting it and pressing A. You can place up to three at a time. They're usually single use, but allies who don't have the jump beacon equipped can use them twice.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Squid Beakon in Splatoon 3
Main Sort by main Sub Special Points for Special Level Price Class

S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies Flat.png Dapple Dualies 5000 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 180p 14 Sheldon License 1 Dualie
S3 Weapon Main Tenta Brella Flat.png Tenta Brella 6010 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 Brella

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Trivia

  • Squid Beakons in Splatoon and Splatoon 2 have the highest ink consumption of any sub weapon.
  • In Splatoon, only two specials can appear on weapons with Squid Beakon as their sub weapon, being the Kraken and Killer Wail.
  • The Squid Beakon used to only be available with two weapons, the Krak-On Splat Roller and the Dapple Dualies, which made it the rarest sub weapon at the launch of Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
  • There are no blasters or sloshers paired with Squid Beakons nor are they paired with the Booyah Bomb, Ink Armor, Inkjet, Splashdown, Sting Ray or Ultra Stamp.
  • The name is a play on words between a 'beacon' and a 'squid's beak'.
  • The Squid Beakon resembles an airport surveillance radar mounted on a camera tripod.
  • When standing next to a Beakon, Inkling voice clips can be heard. This is often difficult to notice, however, due to the fact that multiplayer music may drown out the sounds.
    • These voice clips are distorted versions of the Inkling voice clips that come from players.
  • Beakons are used in many out of bounds glitches. This is done by putting a Beakon next to a moving wall in Rainmaker mode. Wait until the wall moves, then splat the Rainmaker next to the Beakon. Super Jump to the Beakon and the player will clip into the wall.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ジャンプビーコン
Janpu Bīkon
Jump Beacon
Netherlands Dutch Springschotel
Inktvisbaken[2]
Jump dish
Squid beacon
France French (NOE) Balise de saut Jump beacon
Germany German Sprungboje Jump buoy
Italy Italian Trasferitore Relocator
Russia Russian Прыжковый маячок
Pryzhkovyy mayachok
Jumping beakon
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Baliza Beacon
Spain Spanish (NOE) Baliza transportadora Transporting beacon
China Chinese (Simplified) 跳跃信标
tiàoyuè xìnbiāo (Mandarin)
Jump Beacon
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 跳躍信標
tiàoyuè xìnbiāo (Mandarin)
Jump Beacon
South Korea Korean 점프 비컨
jeompeu bikeon
Same as Japanese name

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. 2.0 2.1 Europe and Oceania
  3. Europe

References