Suction Bomb

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The Suction Bomb is a sub weapon in the Splatoon series. Suction Bombs can be thrown and attach to virtually any surface, including walls and ceilings. After 2 seconds, they explode in a burst of ink, covering area.

Appearance

Suction Bombs bear a strong resemblance to a can of spray paint, but with a black suction cup connected to the nozzle. The can matches the user's ink color, and the small dots change color too. The can also has two white dots with black dots inside of them, representing eyes. The body of the bomb has some Inkling text on it.

Splatoon

Suction Bomb

Suction Bomb

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 (Splash)
180 (Direct hit)
Base duration Explodes after 2s interaction with the surface
Ink consumption 70%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Throwing a Suction Bomb costs 70% of the player's ink tank under normal circumstances, just like the Splat Bomb. It will also immediately explode upon contact with the Rainmaker's shield or a Splash Wall.

The main differences between the Splat Bomb and Suction Bomb are as follows.

  • Splat Bomb explodes 1 second after touching the floor, while the Suction Bomb explodes 2 seconds after touching any surface.
  • Splat Bombs have a radius of roughly 0.75 lines for dealing 180.0 damage and beyond that another 0.75 lines for dealing 30.0 damage (total radius is 1.5 lines for damage). To make up for its longer timer, the Suction bomb has a larger range of 1.0 lines for dealing 180.0 damage, and an additional 0.75 lines for dealing 30.0 damage (total radius is 1.75 for dealing damage)
  • Splat Bomb will ink a radius of roughly 0.75 lines. Suction Bombs will ink a radius of roughly 1 line.

Quotes

As their name implies, Suction Bombs stick to any vertical or horizontal surface they touch before exploding after a short delay, spreading ink over a wide area. These devices have a slightly longer fuse than Splat Bombs - the base of the Suction Bomb flashes repeatedly just before it explodes. The ink coverage of a Suction Bomb is similar to a Splat Bomb, but their ability to stick to surfaces allows you to plant them in spots your enemies might not suspect. Instead of tossing them on the ground, stick them to walls, just above an opponent's eye level - opponents are less likely to expect explosives on walls.
Splatoon Prima Guide

Sets

Weapons with Suction Bomb in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Berry Splattershot Pro.png Berry Splattershot Pro 92 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Suction Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 26500 Shooter 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Fresh Squiffer.png Fresh Squiffer 2002 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 7200 Charger 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​
S Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose 310 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator Special gaugeLight 10 Cash 7500 Shooter 12 September 2015​​​​​
S Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller Replica 1013 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1200 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling 4000 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 7200 Splatling 5 September 2015​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Octoshot Replica.png Octoshot Replica 46 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeHeavy 40 Shooter 6 August 2015 (2.0.0)​​​
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco 231 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Suction Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 19 Cash 14800 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic 20 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Suction Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 7 Cash 3900 Shooter 13 June 2015
S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller 1010 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot 41 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeHeavy 4 Cash 2000 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​

Ink management

As Suction Bombs can be used to herd an opponent into a vulnerable position, it is important to be able to continue firing after using the bomb and fully capitalize on the battlefield control provided by the Suction Bomb. The 70% ink consumed by the Suction Bomb makes it desirable to use the ink management abilities Ink Saver (Main) and Ink Saver (Sub). The charts below show the combinations needed to achieve particular shot counts after using a Suction Bomb. Alternatively, a combination of Ink Recovery Up and Ink Saver (Sub) is useful if the player just wants to throw more bombs, as opposed to throwing a bomb and then using the main weapon. After deploying a Suction Bomb, there is a 1 second delay before ink can be refilled again. With 3 mains and 2 subs of Ink Saver (Sub), 2 Suction Bombs may be deployed with one full ink tank.

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Splatoon 2

Suction Bomb
S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png
Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 (Splash)
220 (Direct hit)
Base duration Explodes after 2s interaction with the surface
Ink consumption 70%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Suction Bomb returns in Splatoon 2.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.0.0
  • Slightly increased the volume of the pre-detonation effects.
2.2.0
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal 30.0 damage to an opponent by roughly 11%.
4.7.0
  • Increased maximum explosion damage from 180.0 to 220.0.
    • However, damage dealt to Bubble Blower bubbles remains unchanged.

Quotes

A bomb that sticks to walls or the ground.

It takes longer to explode than a Splat Bomb, but it has a larger blast radius.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

Sets

Weapons with Suction Bomb in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG 30 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Curling-Bomb Launcher.png Curling-Bomb Launcher 160p 6 Cash 4900 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller.png Foil Flingza Roller 1031 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 28 Cash 21300 Roller 18 November 2017
S2 Weapon Main Forge Splattershot Pro.png Forge Splattershot Pro 71 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower 190p 20 Cash 20800 Shooter 2 September 2017
S2 Weapon Main Fresh Squiffer.png Fresh Squiffer 2002 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 180p 24 Cash 14100 Charger 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​
S2 Weapon Main Goo Tuber.png Goo Tuber 2060 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 160p 22 Cash 13400 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose D.png H-3 Nozzlenose D 311 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 220p 30 Cash 18400 Shooter 17 March 2018​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Replica.png Hero Slosher Replica 3003 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 5 Cash 3100 Slosher 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush 1112 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 20 Cash 13200 Roller 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Dualies.png Kensa Splat Dualies 5012 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 200p 16 Cash 13000 Dualie 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot.png Kensa Splattershot 42 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 6 Cash 5300 Shooter 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85 60 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 200p 9 Cash 7100 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Nautilus 79.png Nautilus 79 4041 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 180p 30 Cash 27900 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster 220 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 200p 14 Cash 9300 Shooter 21 October 2017
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco 241 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 190p 16 Cash 11500 Shooter 27 January 2018​​
S2 Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher 3000 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 5 Cash 2500 Slosher 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Splatoon 3

Suction Bomb

Suction Bomb

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Introduced Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 (Splash)
180 (Direct hit)
Base duration Explodes after 2s interaction with the surface
Ink consumption 70%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Suction Bomb returns in Splatoon 3. It was first shown in the Release Date Revealed trailer.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base Game
  • Reduced maximum damage: 220 → 180
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal maximum damage to an opponent by 8%: 50 units → 46 units[1]

Quotes

A bomb that attaches to the ground and walls. It takes longer to explode than the Splat Bombs and spreads ink further.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Suction Bomb in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Dread Wringer 2D Current.png Dread Wringer 3050 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Reefslider.png Reefslider 190p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Slosher.png Slosher Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Forge Splattershot Pro 2D Current.png Forge Splattershot Pro 71 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 200p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica 2D Current.png Hero Shot Replica 45 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 200p 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85 2D Current.png N-ZAP '85 60 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 200p 6 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​
S3 Weapon Main Neo Splash-o-matic 2D Current.png Neo Splash-o-matic 21 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Triple Inkstrike.png Triple Inkstrike 210p 21 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​
S3 Weapon Main Octobrush 2D Current.png Octobrush 1110 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 200p 4 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Brush.png Brush Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Order Dualie Replicas 2D Current.png Order Dualie Replicas 5015 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Crab Tank.png Crab Tank 190p 1 S3 Icon Dualie.png Dualie Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​
S3 Weapon Main Order Shot Replica 2D Current.png Order Shot Replica 47 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 200p 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Orderbrush Replica 2D Current.png Orderbrush Replica 1115 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 200p 1 S3 Icon Brush.png Brush Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​
S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster 2D Current.png Range Blaster 220 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 11 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splat Dualies 2D Current.png Splat Dualies 5010 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Crab Tank.png Crab Tank 190p 3 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Dualie.png Dualie Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splattershot 2D Current.png Splattershot 40 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 200p 2 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Strategy

For competitive tips about the Suction Bomb

Click to view the strategy for Suction Bomb. View the strategy page.

Trivia

  • The Suction Bomb's design is based on a spray paint can attached to a plunger.
  • The Suction Bomb appears to have decorations resembling eyes. In the final boss of Splatoon 2, the bombs thrown out have eyes resembling the eyes of Callie's Splatfest Power icon from Callie vs. Marie.
  • In Splatoon 2, no weapons that have the Suction Bomb have the Sting Ray or Booyah Bomb. In Splatoon 3, the Forge Splattershot Pro breaks this trend.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キューバンボム
kyūban bomu
Suction Cup Bomb
Netherlands Dutch Kleefbom Sticky bomb
CanadaFrance French Bombe gluante Sticky Bomb
Germany German Haftbombe From haften (to stick) and Bombe (bomb)
Italy Italian Appiccibomba From appiccicoso (sticky) and bomb
Russia Russian Бомба на присоске
Bomba na prisoske
Suction bomb
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Bomba pegajosa Sticky Bomb
Spain Spanish (NOE) Bomba ventosa Suction Bomb
China Chinese (Simplified) 吸盘炸弹
xīpán zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Suction Cup Bomb
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 吸盤炸彈
xīpán zhàdàn (Mandarin)
Suction Cup Bomb
South Korea Korean 빨판 밤
ppalpan bam
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Portugal Portuguese Bomba de sucção[2] Suction bomb
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