Bomb Launcher

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Bomb Launcher

Bomb Launcher

Category Special
Base Damage
Base Duration 6 seconds
Ink Consumption
Special Points
Sp. Depletion
Fire Rate
Charge Speed
Ink Speed

The Bomb Launcher is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.


The special is very similar in function to the Bomb Rush special from Splatoon, but allows players to throw the bombs farther and with greater accuracy. It separates itself from the Bomb Rush since the bombs fired are not dependent on the player's sub weapon.

Unlike any other weapon in Splatoon, the Bomb Launcher is thrown from the left side of the Inkling and not from the right side.


These launch the included bombs without consuming any of your ink.

The longer you hold Button1 R.png, the farther you'll throw the bombs.

— In-game Description


Weapons with Curling-Bomb Launcher in Splatoon 2
Main Sub Special Availability Level Class
S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Curling-Bomb Launcher.png Curling-Bomb Launcher Cash 4,900 6 Shooter

Version History (Curling-Bomb Launcher)


  • Increased distance S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bombs travel without being charged by roughly 50%.



  • Decreased trajectory variance of first shot while also increasing time required to reach maximum shot variance when firing continuously.
  • As a sub weapon, the size of Curling Bombs will now change depending on how long the R button is held, but Curling Bombs generated by the Curling Bomb Launcher will always be the same size, regardless of button press duration.
    • Due to this change, area of ink coverage while Curling Bombs are traveling has been increased slightly.
    • Due to this change, area of ink coverage and damage dealt by Curling Bomb explosions has been decreased slightly.


  • A good time to use this special is during Splat Zones, enemies will be forced to get out of the way, leaving a clear field for your teammates to quickly take the zones.



  • The Bomb Launcher is designed after the Ultra Machine, a batting toy made by Nintendo in 1967.
  • As visible in the promo image, the Bomb Launcher has its own ink reservoir, explaining why throwing bombs during the special does not drain the player's own ink.
  • While there currently no sets that have them, data mining has revealed future weapon sets may have S2 Weapon Special Burst-Bomb Launcher.png Burst-Bomb Launcher and S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher as their Special, including images for the weapon icons.
    • Early datamining of Splatoon 2 showed that the S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher Nouveau.png Tri-Slosher Nouveau was meant to be the only weapon set to have S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher as its special, and the icon for this special was also found. The data miners even recorded footage of it in action on the Shooting Range. However, its Special got changed to the S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm, meaning no weapon would get the Autobomb Launcher as its Special. However, up-to-date data mining shows, that instead, the S Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco will get the Autobomb Launcher.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ボムピッチャー
Bomu Pitchā
Bomb Pitcher
FlagFrance.svg French Lanceur de bombes Bomb Launcher
FlagGermany.svg German Bomber Bomber
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Bombardeos Bombardments
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラッシュボムピッチャー
Supurasshu Bomu Pitchā
Splash Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Klodderbomkanon Blob Bomb Cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes splash
FlagGermany.svg German Klecks-Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciabombe splash
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (брызгающие)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Plasbombardeo
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga básica
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese キューバンボムピッチャー
Kyūban Bomu Pitchā
Suction Cup Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Kleefbomkanon Sticky Bomb Cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes gluantes
FlagGermany.svg German Haftbomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciappiccibombe
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (присоски)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Bombardeo pegajoso
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga ventosa
Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese カーリングボムピッチャー
Kāringu Bomu Pitchā
Curling Bomb Pitcher
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Curlingbomkanon Curling Bomb Cannon
FlagFrance.svg French Lance-bombes curling
FlagGermany.svg German Curling-Bomber
FlagItaly.svg Italian Lanciabombe curling
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бомбомет (керлинг)
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Bombardeo deslizante
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Ráfaga deslizante

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