Triple Splashdown

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For the variant appearing in Splatoon 2 and Return of the Mammalians, see Splashdown.

The Triple Splashdown is a special weapon in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3

Triple Splashdown

Triple Splashdown

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Added in Specifications
Weight
Base damage 60 (Min. Splash)
220 (Direct Hit)
60(x2) (Fist Splash)
220(x2) (Fist Direct)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Triple Splashdown is a reworked version of the Splashdown special from Splatoon 2. The special works the same way as Splashdown, but the user summons two giant fists made of ink ahead and to either side of them to create two additional Splashdowns.

The fists will travel up slopes and over short walls, rising further to account for the level of the ground beneath them. However, they will be prevented from spreading out from the user's position by taller walls.

The fists are summoned at the user's position upon activation of the special and move outward over the course of 0.25 seconds, thus delaying their explosions by that amount, as they do not rise until they are in position. The user and fists each individually rise for 1 second before becoming invincible and descending to the ground[1]. If used on the ground, it takes about 10 frames for the user to descend fully, although this number can be increased if they use it from higher up.

The user as well as each of the fists can be shot down by opponents, but if any of them survive, they will complete a Splashdown even if the user is splatted. The fists have 100 HP each and have no different damage multipliers against different weapons. This makes the counterplay of the original Splashdown - simply shooting down the user - much more dangerous unless the opponent can fire from outside the Triple Splashdown's range or has very high firepower.

When splatted during the Triple Splashdown's duration, the user retains a portion of their full special gauge, even if one or both of the fists complete the Splashdown.

Compared to the original Splashdown, the Triple Splashdown deals far more damage overall and covers a wider, less predictable area. Its overall painting ability is similar to the original, but each individual Splashdown has reduced painting. It is also stronger against brellas and other shields, able to destroy the shield with one Splashdown and then splat the player behind it with the next.

Like the Splashdown from the previous game, the player can use the special while super jumping to be invulnerable during the special, but the two fists will not be present.

This special is one of the nine available specials in Salmon Run Next Wave.

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Triple Splashdown increases the radius of the ink splatter by up to 20% and damage radius by up to 10%.

Version history

Version Adjustments
6.0.1
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players who activated their Triple Splashdown special after performing certain actions to appear in a different location on the screens of other players.
7.2.0
  • Reduced the amount of time it takes for the player and ink fist to start dropping after they rise up by about 1/6th of a second. (10 frames)
  • Decreased the radius of the 60.0-damage explosion by approximately 13%.

Quotes

SRL Ballistics here with a triple-decker scoop—the Triple Splashdown special is coming! It's an older special that's been modified, but that mod team did some WORK. This bad boy generates two massive fists made of ink and allows the player to jump and splash down alongside them.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[2]
The Triple Splashdown is a modified version of the special weapon used in Inkopolis, arriving in #Splatoon3's Chill Season 2023. Rise into the air and pound the ground with two fearsome fists of ink, generating up to three explosions!
— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[3]
What's better than splashing down with one fist in a burst of ink-splattered devastation? Splashing down with THREE fists in a burst of ink-splattered devastation! You can even use this special at the end of a Super Jump, but its power will be dialed back to one fist in that case.
— In-game description.

Sets

Weapons with Triple Splashdown in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Custom Blaster 211 Point Sensor Triple Splashdown 180p 8 Sheldon License 1 Blaster Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​
Custom Explosher 3041 Splash Wall Triple Splashdown 200p 30 Sheldon License 1 Slosher Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Enperry Splat Dualies 5011 Curling Bomb Triple Splashdown 200p 10 Sheldon License 1 Dualie Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Nautilus 79 4041 Suction Bomb Triple Splashdown 210p 29 Sheldon License 1 Splatling Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Recycled Brella 24 Mk II 6031 Toxic Mist Triple Splashdown 200p 20 Sheldon License 1 Brella Version 8.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Badges

Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

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

Triple Splashdown Badges
30 wins with Triple Splashdown
180 wins with Triple Splashdown
1,200 wins with Triple Splashdown

Gallery

Trivia

  • Triple Splashdown is the third special weapon from a previous Splatoon series game that has been modified to fit the "three" theme prominent in Splatoon 3, after the Triple Inkstrike and Trizooka.
  • The Triple Splashdown was added to Salmon Run Next Wave before any weapon kits featuring it were released. It is currently the first and only special weapon with this distinction (including the original Salmon Run).
    • Additionally, when jobs were viewed in SplatNet 3, Triple Splashdown's icon was replaced by Trizooka's icon. This changed with the release of Chill Season 2023.
  • It was possible before Version 6.0.1 to execute a glitch with Triple Splashdown causing the player to appear separated from the Triple Splashdown and, when executed near an edge, have the player fall and be splatted on one screen, and be fine on another, causing an invisible player glitch.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウルトラチャクチ
urutora chakuchi
Ultra landing
Netherlands Dutch Ultralanding Ultra landing
CanadaFrance French Triple choc chromatique Triple chromatic shock
Germany German Tri-Tintenschock Tri-Ink shock
Italy Italian Triplo vernischianto Triple Paintslam
Russia Russian Тройной мегаплюх
Troynoy megaplyukh
Triple megasplat
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Clavado triple Triple dive/splash
Spain Spanish (NOE) Puñetazos explosivos Explosive punches
China Chinese (Simplified) 终极着陆
Zhōngjí zhuólù
Ultimate Landing
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 終極著陸
Zhōngjí zhuólù
Ultimate Landing
South Korea Korean 울트라 착지
teulipeul seupeullaesidaun
Same as Japanese

References