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The Tacticooler is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It is a deployable cooler with four empowering drinks, one for each member of the team. A player who gets a drink gains substantial (albeit temporary) buffs to their 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 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 that offers four soda cans for the user and their teammates. It also acts as unbreakable cover which blocks both teams' ink, but it will be destroyed if moving objects, terrain, or another Tacticooler come into contact with it. When the Tacticooler is deployed, it plays a short jingle that can be heard by the user's team, as well as any nearby enemies. The player and their allies can take up to one soda can each and drink it, granting these abilities for 17 seconds by default or until the recipient is splatted:[1][2][3][4][5]

The Tacticooler's effect does not stack with gear; whichever effect is stronger (gear or Tacticooler) will take priority. As a result, a player running any of these abilities will have the same effective AP as a player running none of them. This is especially important in the case of Swim Speed Up and Run Speed Up; if the player has at least 29 AP of the ability, that ability will not be boosted at all.[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 the Tacticooler's effects gets splatted with Respawn Punisher, the punishing effect will stack with the respawn buffs. The Tacticooler's effects still apply to a player holding the Rainmaker. Notably, a player can only take a single drink from a given Tacticooler; if they are splatted and respawn after having a drink, they cannot take a second drink from that same Tacticooler. A player can also only pick up a drink while in walking form, never in swim form.

If the player already has deployed a Tacticooler, then charges their special again while it is active, deploying the second Tacticooler will destroy the first. However, multiple teammates with Tacticoolers may deploy them at once without destroying each other's Tacticoolers.

If the player deploys a Tacticooler, and their teammate takes a drink from it, a sign saying "Refreshing!" will show up above the said teammate on that player's screen.

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up increases the maximum duration of the Tacticooler's drinks' effects to up to 25 seconds.

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.
  • Fixed an issue where players between terrain and a Tacticooler could clip inside the terrain if the Tacticooler was set up in the corner of the terrain.
    • Due to this change, you will now be able to pass through the Tacticooler - even in Inkling or Octoling form - while performing an action that causes you to move quickly, such as a Dodge Roll while using a dualie weapon.
  • Increased the initial setup speed when throwing the Tacticooler by roughly 33% to enable it to be set up farther than before.
  • Roughly doubled the horizontal radius of the area where players can drink a beverage.
  • Extended the drink's effect duration by approximately 2 seconds when not equipped with the Special Power Up gear ability.
    • The effect duration gained from equipping the maximum number of Special Power Up gear abilities will not change.
  • Made it easier to activate the effect from the Special Power Up gear ability, even when the player only has a few items with that gear ability equipped.
  • Extended the cooldown time for the special gauge after placing a Tacticooler from 7.5 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Tacticoolers placed next to sponges to be destroyed unintentionally.


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 Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Dapple Dualies 5000 Squid Beakon Tacticooler 170p 14 Sheldon License 1 Dualie Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​
Dynamo Roller 1020 Sprinkler Tacticooler 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​
H-3 Nozzlenose 310 Point Sensor Tacticooler 190p 24 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​
Heavy Edit Splatling 4050 Curling Bomb Tacticooler 200p 13 Sheldon License 1 Splatling Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
N-ZAP '85 60 Suction Bomb Tacticooler 200p 6 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Snipewriter 5H 2070 Sprinkler Tacticooler 210p 14 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Tri-Slosher Nouveau 3011 Fizzy Bomb Tacticooler 210p 17 Sheldon License 1 Slosher Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​


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
30 wins with Tacticooler
180 wins with Tacticooler
1,200 wins with Tacticooler



For competitive tips about the Tacticooler

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


  • If a teammate who took a drink from a Tacticooler splats an opponent, it counts as an assist for the player who deployed the Tacticooler. This can be used to prolong Opening Gambit's effects, though Opening Gambit itself is somewhat redundant with the Tacticooler's buffs.


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

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")
CanadaFrance 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
SpainMexico 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
 Internal SpEnergyStand[12] Sp for special weapon. EnergyStand has been localized.
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese Thank you!
thank you!
Thank you!
Netherlands Dutch Verfrissend! Refreshing!
Germany German Spritzig! Fresh!
Italy Italian Che buono! So good!
Russia Russian Как хорошо!
Kak khorosho!
How good!
SpainMexico Spanish ¡Gracias! Thank you!
China Chinese (Simplified) Thank you!
thank you!
Thank you!