Triple Inkstrike

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For the variant appearing in Splatoon, see Inkstrike.

The Triple Inkstrike is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. The user throws three beacons that stick to surfaces. Each beacon summons a temporary tornado of ink and then gets destroyed.


Overall, the Triple Inkstrike features bright green and orange colors, similar to the original Inkstrike and Splat weapons from Splatoon.

The Triple Inkstrike consists of three parts: a missile launcher, three throwable beacons, and three missiles. The launcher resembles a multifunctional pencil case with three "pencil holders" where the three missiles are launched from and a drawer at the bottom for two extra throwable beacons. The throwable beacons are based on pencil sharpeners, with a single hole where a pencil would be inserted along the equator and a clear red dome on the top half where the sharpener blade is visible and pencil shavings would be held. When the beacon lands, the bottom half transforms into a stand and the beacon emits a signal laser from its top towards the sky. The missiles resemble pencils, with the long hexagonal main body with some Inkling text written on the side, a clear red protector with googly eyes covering the tip that resembles the nosecone of the original Inkstrike, and the missile propellers covering the eraser end that deploy upon launch.

Splatoon 3

Triple Inkstrike

Triple Inkstrike

Category Special
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Requirement Specifications
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Once activated, the user launches three missiles into the air immediately. Then, the user can throw up to three beacons using , each of which marks where each missile will land with a landing marker. The markers function similarly to Suction Bombs, sticking to walls and the ground upon impact. Each missile strikes where a beacon lands, creating a giant ink tornado that inks the ground and splats opponents caught in it similarly to the original Inkstrike, although much smaller and with a shorter duration.

The player cannot use their main or sub weapons or transform into swim form while using this special.

It appears in 4 Return of the Mammalians missions:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Wearing Special Power Up with Triple Inkstrike increases the travel speed of thrown markers.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Increased the radius of the area damaged by about 10%.
  • Increased damage inflicted by about 50%.


  • Missile delay after a beacon lands: roughly 1.33 seconds (whether this is the base duration or not is currently unknown).

Most other statistical information, such as base damage and turf painted, are currently unknown.


Throw and deploy a guidance device with R to cause a tornado-generating ink strike to land on that spot from above. You can deploy up to three guidance devices to activate three separate ink tornadoes.
— In-game description
Are you as fascinated as we are by new weapon types? Squid Research Lab here with another exclusive finding. Behold the Triple Inkstrike, a modified version of a weapon originally discovered in Inkopolis. If you think it looks impressive here, wait until you see it in action...

Boom! We didn't want you to wait too long. Observe how a user can group ink strikes closely... or space them out strategically. Truly, this is a weapon that rewards the flexible and calculating user. Apologies for our earlier "boom" - we do get excited here at the Squid Research Lab.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1][2]
The Triple Inkstrike is a modified version of a weapon originally discovered in Inkopolis. Observe how a user can group ink strikes closely... or space them out strategically.
— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[3]



Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

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

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



For competitive tips about the Triple Inkstrikes

Click to view the strategy for Triple Inkstrike. View the strategy page.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トリプルトルネード
Toripuru torunēdo
Triple Tornado
Netherlands Dutch Tri-tornado Tri tornado
CanadaFrance French Trimissile tornade Triple Missile Tornado
Germany German Tri-Tintferno From Tinte (ink) and Inferno.
Italy Italian Triplo tornado Triple Tornado
Russia Russian Тройное торнадо
Troynoye tornado
Triple tornado
SpainMexico Spanish Tornado triple Triple Tornado
China Chinese (Simplified) 三重龙卷风
Sānchóng lóngjuǎnfēng (Mandarin)
Triple Tornado
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 三重龍捲風
Sānchóng lóngjuǎnfēng (Mandarin)
Triple Tornado
South Korea Korean 트리플 토네이도
Teuripeul Toneido
Triple Tornado
Translate logo.svg Internal SpTripleTornado[6] Sp for special weapon. TripleTornado has been localized.

See also