Squid Beakon

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The Squid Beakon is a sub weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. They provide places to Super Jump to. A single player can have three Beakons in play at once. Beakons can be used up to two times if the first player to use does not also have Squid Beakons.

Splatoon

Squid Beakon

Squid Beakon

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption 90%
Special points
Sp. depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Variant

Squid Beakons are small devices placed at the user's feet that can be Super Jumped to by allies. A Beakon is destroyed when the Super Jumping Inkling lands or when it is damaged by an enemy. One Inkling using Beakons can have up to three placed in the stage at one time; attempting to create a fourth will destroy the oldest of those currently active.

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.
  • Like S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png 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 S Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png 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 Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png 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 one's 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.

Sets

Weapons with Squid Beakon in Splatoon
Main Sub Special Level Price Class Index

S Weapon Main Custom Dual Squelcher.png Custom Dual Squelcher S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail 18 12,800 Shooter 81
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K.png Custom E-liter 3K(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K(EU/OC)[b]
S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken 19 14,200 Charger 2031
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K Scope.png Custom E-liter 3K Scope(NA)[a]
Custom E-Litre 3K Scope(EU/OC)[b]
S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken 20 22,600 Charger 2041
S Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken 7 3,000 Roller 1011
S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken 12 8,500 Roller 1110
S Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail 12 7,500 Shooter 0

Squid Beakon destruction

Destroying a Squid Beakon varies between weapons: for instance, an S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush can squish it with only 20 damage but it takes a S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro 126 damage.

  • 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 S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png 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 S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster, S Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blasters, and S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png 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. 24px Squiffers and S Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Chargers can destroy it with a half charge and S Weapon Main E-liter 3K.png 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 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb hits will destroy a Beakon.
  • A S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall placed on or very near the Beakon will destroy it.
  • A S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler will destroy a Beakon in four drops.
  • Beakons are unaffected by standing in enemy ink.

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Gallery

Splatoon 2

Squid Beakon

Squid Beakon

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Level
Cost
Availability
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption 75%
Special points
Sp. depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Variant

The Squid Beakon returns in Splatoon 2.

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 S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Rays by roughly 58%.
    • Decreased damage dealt by S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png 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.

Sets

Gallery

Quotes

Click to view the quotes for Squid Beakon. View the quotation page.

Trivia

  • Squid Beakons in Splatoon 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 S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken and S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail.
  • The Squid Beakon used to only be available with two weapons, the S Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller and the S2 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png Dapple Dualies, which made it the rarest sub weapon at the launch of Splatoon and Splatoon 2.
  • There are no sloshers with the Squid Beakon as their sub weapon.
  • 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
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ジャンプビーコン
Janpu Bīkon
Jump Beacon
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Springschotel
Inktvisbaken[2]
Jump dish
Squid beacon
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Balise de saut Jump beacon
FlagGermany.svg German Sprungboje Jump buoy
FlagItaly.svg Italian Trasferitore Transfer
FlagRussia.svg Russian Прыжковый маячок
Pryzhkovyy mayachok
Jumping lighthouse
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Baliza Beacon
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Baliza transportadora Transporting beacon

Notes

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

References