Tenta Missiles

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The Tenta Missiles are a special weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. They lock onto targets and launch guided missiles that strike from the sky.

Appearance

When activated, the Tenta Missiles' user brandishes two large missile launchers. The launchers are mainly yellow, and each consists of one main part on top that harbors four missile compartments and a smaller part on the bottom that only has one compartment. Each missile compartment changes color to match the user's ink. The Tenta Missiles themselves each look like water bottles filled with the user's team's ink. Activating the Tenta Missiles also displays a large circular reticle appears that shows the radius to acquire targets. Some horizontal lines in the user's ink color move up and down along the side of the screen, giving the whole display a more technological feel. When an opposing player is not locked onto or targeted, they appear as two pairs of lines, similar to a shooter's reticle that shows shot deviation. Hovering over a target causes an octagonal icon with an X to appear over them and plays a beep sound effect, which is higher-pitched when more targets are in the reticle. The octagon icon also persists when the missiles are fired on the acquired targets, allowing the user to see the targets for the entire duration of the special. An opposing player targeted by Tenta Missiles will see a ring around them in the Tenta Missile user's ink color with some small bottle icons. The number of bottle icons depends on how many missiles the opposing player is targeted with. The icon that appears to warn opposing players of incoming Tenta Missiles is a simple black circle with a ring of the Tenta Missile user's ink color around it.

Splatoon 2

Tenta Missiles

Tenta Missiles

Category Special
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, far)
50 (Splash, near)
150 (Direct hit)
Base duration Aiming: 10 seconds
Firing:
  • 1 target: 40 frames
  • 2 targets: 40 frames
  • 3 targets: 48 frames
  • 4 targets: 64 frames
  • 5 targets: 80 frames
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When activated, the player can lock on to up to five opponents using a large reticle and fire a set of homing missiles at them.

Tenta Missiles can also locate and briefly track opponents; while aiming and firing, a crosshair will stay on all locked-on targets on the user's screen and will follow each target until all the missiles have reached their destination.

After the special is activated and fired, markers appear to all players that show where the missiles land. If missiles are targeting a player, the player will see a ring with four, five, or ten arrows around their character showing how many missiles are still left. The number of missiles fired at each opponent differs based on how many have been targeted. If one player is targeted, they will receive ten missiles. If more than one player is locked on to, they will receive four missiles each.

It appears in 3 Octo Canyon Missions:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Tenta Missiles increases the targeting and paint radius of the missiles.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when shooting ink by roughly 50%.
2.0.0
  • Reduced the interval between missile launches when locked on to multiple targets in proportion to the number of targets.
2.3.0
  • Made it so that the player can press , enter Squid form, and move around in the period between readying the weapon and firing it.
3.2.0
  • When locked on to a single target, 10 missiles will be launched at once, and will strike the area around the target.
  • When locked on to two targets, five missiles will now be launched, and the span of time between each launch has been decreased.
  • When the gear ability Special Power Up is equipped, in addition to the its other benefits, the radius of turf inked by missiles when they land has also been increased.
  • Tenta Missiles are now able to lock on to the barrier surrounding the Rainmaker.
  • Decreased damage dealt by each missile to the Rainmaker barrier by roughly 50%.
  • Adjusted the position of the lock on indicator when targeting players, and made it easier to see how many missiles will be launched.
4.1.0
  • Shortened time between firing of each missile.
    • Missiles now always have a firing interval of 4 frames between shots.
4.3.0
  • Greatly increased the effect of the Special Power Up gear ability that increases ink coverage of missiles when they hit.
4.4.0
  • After shooting the missiles, decreased the recovery time before control is regained by 15/60 of a second.

Quotes

If you press , this will fire missiles at all enemies that you tag with your cursor. The more enemies you tag, the more effective it is.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(NA/OC)[a]
Press to launch missiles at all enemies inside the selected area. Extremely effective at taking down multiple enemies at once.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[b]
Notes
  1. North America and Oceania
  2. Europe

Sets

Weapons with Tenta Missiles in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 200p 18 Cash 9500 Charger 7 October 2017​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo 231 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 30 Cash 20500 Shooter 7 April 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers 5030 S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 12 Cash 9800 Dualie 29 July 2017​​​​​​​​
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 Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster 222 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 23 Cash 14900 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)
S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose 310 S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 170p 29 Cash 17200 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualie Replicas.png Hero Dualie Replicas 5013 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 3100 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
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 Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher 90 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 17 Cash 11300 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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 Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling 4000 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 23 Cash 12300 Splatling 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '89.png N-ZAP '89 61 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 11 Cash 8800 Shooter 9 December 2017​​​
S2 Weapon Main Neo Sploosh-o-matic.png Neo Sploosh-o-matic 1 S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 170p 18 Cash 12200 Shooter 10 March 2018​​
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau 1111 S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 170p 15 Cash 9900 Roller 2 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)​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies 5010 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 4 Cash 2400 Dualie 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Tenta Missiles

Tenta Missiles

Category Special
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, far)
50 (Splash, near)
150 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Tenta Missiles make a return in Splatoon 3. They were officially confirmed by the Splatoon 3 Direct on 10 August 2022. Starting from Chill Season 2022, the special gauge slowly depletes after the missiles are fired, and only when the gauge is empty again, can they be charged up again.

It appears in 5 Missions in Return of the Mammalians:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Tenta Missiles increases the targeting and paint radius of the missiles.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast can deal maximum damage to an opponent by about 27%: 15 units → 11 units.
  • Reduced the radius at which the blast deals 50.0 damage an opponent by about 16%: 25 units → 21 units.[1]
2.0.0
  • After launch is confirmed, the special gauge will now slowly decrease, and the special gauge will not be able to begin charging again until the gauge has completely drained from the previous use.
  • Fixed an issue where Tenta Missiles passing within inches of terrain before impact would cause the impact predictor's position to be shown in a different position than the actual impact.
5.1.0
  • Decreased the radius of the explosion area that deals 30.0 damage by approximately 15%: 50 units → 42.5 units

Sets

Weapons with Tenta Missiles in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller 2D Current.png Flingza Roller 1030 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​
S3 Weapon Main Goo Tuber 2D Current.png Goo Tuber 2060 S3 Weapon Sub Torpedo Flat.png Torpedo S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 200p 25 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Charger.png Charger Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Painbrush Nouveau 2D Current.png Painbrush Nouveau 1121 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Brush.png Brush Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main REEF-LUX 450 2D Current.png REEF-LUX 450 7020 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Stringer.png Stringer Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper Deco 2D Current.png Splatana Wiper Deco 8011 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Badges

Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

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

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

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Tenta Missiles

Click to view the strategy for Tenta Missiles. View the strategy page.

Trivia

  • The Tenta Missile launcher appears to be a pair of modified soda crates, as hinted by the logo which looks like the Coca-Cola brand logo and can be found on vending machines around Inkopolis Square. This is further hinted at by the fact that the projectiles that the Tenta Missiles shoot look like soda bottles of some sort.
    • The missile launchers also resemble the M202 FLASH rocket launcher.
  • In Salmon Run, the Flyfish appear to use their own version of the Tenta Missiles.
  • Based on word from Nintendo representatives during preview events for Splatoon 2, early versions of the Tenta Missiles may have fired a fixed ten missiles as opposed to the current version which varies depending on the number of opponents targeted.
    • As of version 3.2.0, the Tenta Missiles fire ten missiles when used on one or two targets.
  • According to one of the dialogues of Sturgeon Shipyard, shooting off Tenta Missiles just at the end of a match is called a "dismissive diss missile". In the Japanese dialogue it has been given the name "Embrace Me ☆ Twinkle Star" while in German it is called a "swarm alarm".
  • In Recon mode, apart from Rainmaker, Tenta Missiles cannot be launched due to not having targets to lock on to.
  • Prior to being confirmed in the Splatoon 3 Direct, the Tenta Missile's projectiles were first seen in one of the images from the announcement of Splatoon 3 as well as the Nintendo Switch OLED trailer. In the former, the E-liter 4K Scope can be seen around where the projectiles were fired. The Release Date Revealed trailer also shows that the icon for Special Power Up still depicts Tenta Missiles.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マルチミサイル
Maruchi misairu
Multi Missile
Netherlands Dutch Spetterraketten Splatter Rockets
CanadaFrance French Multi-missile Multi-missile
Germany German Schwarmraketen Swarm Rockets
Italy Italian Lanciarazzi Rocket Launcher
Russia Russian Каракатница
Karakatnitsa
From каракатица karakatitsa "cuttlefish" and ракетница raketnitsa "rocket launcher"
SpainMexico Spanish Lanzamisiles Missile Launcher
China Chinese (Simplified) 多重导弹
Duōchóng dǎodàn (Mandarin)
Multi Missile
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 多重導彈
Duōchóng dǎodàn (Mandarin)
Multi Missile
South Korea Korean 멀티 미사일
Meolti misail
Multi Missile
Translate logo.svg Internal SpMultiMissile[2] Sp for special weapon. MultiMissile has been localized.