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The Tacticooler is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It is a deployed cooler with four drinks, one for each member of the team. A player that takes a drink gains substantial but temporary buffs to movement and respawn penalties.


Before being thrown, the Tacticooler is shaped like a canned food container, consisting mostly of an unlit bulb in the player's ink color featuring a logo on all four sides. Once deployed, it unfolds into a beverage cooler that resembles a soda can, and the bulb lights up. Additionally, four short arms will extend from the sides of the cooler, each holding a canned beverage to be taken by a member of the user's team. Each can is emblazoned with a stylized lightning bolt design, with the Tacticooler's logo and some illegible Inkling text below it. The reverse side of the can is decorated with a barcode and other miscellaneous symbols.

Splatoon 3


The Tacticooler is used by placing a short, cylindrical object on the ground, which then expands into a standing beverage cooler. Four soda cans are taken out of the cooler and held by short metal attachments. The Tacticooler will also play a jingle that can be heard by the user's team and any nearby enemies when it is ready to use. The player and their allies can take up to one soda can each and drink it, granting these abilities for 15 seconds by default or until the recipient is splatted:[1][2][3][4][5]

The duration of each drink is extended based on the amount of Special Power Up equipped by the thrower. The cooler also acts as an unbreakable wall which blocks both teams' ink, but will be destroyed if some other objects (e.g. the Tower in Tower Control or another Tacticooler) come into contact with it.

The effect does not stack with gear, so a player running any of these abilities will have the same effective AP as a player running none of them. In the case of Swim Speed Up and Run Speed Up, if the player has more than or equal to 29 AP of the ability, they will not be boosted.[1][7] As a general rule, ability power is capped at 57 AP per ability; Tacticooler is not an exception, so using Tacticooler in combination with gear abilities will never produce a stronger effect than that of 57 AP for each ability.[8]

If a player under Tacticooler's effects gets splatted with Respawn Punisher, Respawn Punisher is ignored.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Fixed an issue where a Tacticooler activating at the same moment a previously placed Tacticooler disappears would cause both to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where the appearance of a placed Tacticooler that inclines at an angle due to moving terrain would differ from its collision detection.
  • Fixed an issue where, when a player is splatted directly before the effect runs out, the special-gauge reduction would remain normal even though the player still has a shortened respawn time.
  • Implemented measures to prevent players clipping into terrain when it is placed in certain corners.
  • Fixed an issue in Clam Blitz where a Tacticooler placed on top of the clam basket would disappear.
  • Tacticooler's Quick Respawn and Special Saver will no longer be negated by gear abilities Respawn Punisher and Haunt.
    • Respawn Punisher and Haunt effects (increase in respawn time and increase in amount of special gauge lost) will still occur.


Deploys a fridge stocked with drinks that enhance some of your abilities for a brief time. There are four drinks, but you can only have one - the rest are for sharing! You'll lose the enhancement if you're splatted while the drink is in effect, but you'll respawn right away.
— In-game description
Tacticooler catch your eye in the Splatoon 3 Direct? Thirsty for info? SRL here with a sip of knowledge! While we can't confirm any flavors, we can confirm that these drinks will put pep in your step. And if you're splatted while the boost is in effect, you'll respawn faster!

You know, it'll be easier to just share this footage we've obtained of a Tacticooler in action. Notice how it appears to function as an ad hoc shield! So rather than place the Tacticooler near a shady spot with a view, you might consider a strategic spot to launch your attack.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[9][10]


Weapons with Tacticooler in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points 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 S3 Icon Dualie.png Dualie
S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller Flat.png Dynamo Roller 1020 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller
S3 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose Flat.png H-3 Nozzlenose 310 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 190p 24 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter
S3 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85 Flat.png N-ZAP '85 60 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 190p 6 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter
S3 Weapon Main Snipewriter 5H Flat.png Snipewriter 5H 2070 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 200p 14 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Charger.png Charger


Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

Wining a certain number of battles with the Tacticooler will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Tacticooler Badges
S3 Badge Tacticooler 30.png 30 wins with Tacticooler
S3 Badge Tacticooler 180.png 180 wins with Tacticooler
S3 Badge Tacticooler 1200.png 1,200 wins with Tacticooler



For competitive tips about the Tacticooler

Click to view the strategy for Tacticooler. View the strategy page.


The English name of the Tacticooler is a portmanteau of "tactical," "tacticool," an adjective describing clothing, weapons, or other equipment that resemble tactical equipment but are not, [11] and "cooler."

Names In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese エナジースタンド
Enajī sutando
Energy Stand
Netherlands Dutch Reddingsbar From reddingsband ("life buoy") and bar ("bar")
Canada and France French Districool From Distributeur ("Vending machine") and "cool"
Germany German Tranktank Drink tank
Italy Italian Rinfrigorente From rinvigorente ("reinvigorating") and frigo (contraction of frigorifero, "refrigerator")
Russia Russian Тоникулер
Spain Spanish Dispensabebidas Beverage dispenser
China Chinese 能量站
Néngliàng zhàn (Mandarin)
Energy Station
South Korea Korean 에너지 스탠드
Eneoji seutaendeu
Same as Japanese name
Portugal Portuguese Tacticooler Same as English name
Translate logo.svg Internal SpEnergyStand[12] Sp for special. EnergyStand has been localized.
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese Thank you!
thank you!
Thank you!
Netherlands Dutch Verfrissend! Refreshing!
Germany German Spritzig! Fresh!
Spain Spanish ¡Gracias! Thank you!
China Chinese (Simplified) Thank you!
thank you!
Thank you!