Ultra Stamp

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The Ultra Stamp is a special weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It equips the user with an oversized stamp hammer that can attack repeatedly at close-range or be thrown once at distant enemies.

Appearance

The Ultra Stamp appears to be an oversized squeaky toy hammer with an ink tank formed from a white-capped plastic jug. Its handle is neon yellow, with the rim between the tank and mallet face on blue. The mallet face and ink tank change color with the user's ink. Debossed on the front of the mallet face is a pattern cropped from the outline of the SquidForce logo - specifically the variant with eyes which is used as the Regular Battle logo. This portion of the weapon acts as the face of the 'stamp', leaving an ink pattern on the floor when used. A white, glossy band around the handle has the Nouveau logo, while the ink tank has the Octopus Oil logo and the Nouveau logo debossed.

A single swing of the Ultra Stamp with leaves behind a pattern of ink identical to the logo on its front, as it is the pattern 'stamped' onto the ground. Continuous swings of the stamp by holding causes the stamped patterns left behind to somewhat blend together, though still leaving gaps in the pattern. When thrown with , a medium-sized circle of ink is left with a very fine splatter on the edges, and when swung in the air, a short line of ink is left on the ground beneath it. The line of ink left on the ground changes length based on when in the jump the swing is performed, and the direction the player is looking.

Splatoon 2

Ultra Stamp

Ultra Stamp

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 40 (stamp splash)
100 (stamp direct hit)
30 (throw min. splash)
60 (throw splash)
120 (throw direct hit)
Base duration 9 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

When activated, the player holds a gigantic plastic mallet in front of them, which continuously stamps ink on the floor while running and provides almost total cover from the front while leaving the back exposed. Take note that in the few frames that the stamp is swinging in the air, the player is still vulnerable from the front and can be splatted. Pressing swings the mallet and strikes it on the floor, and holding it down lets the player move forward quickly while splatting enemies in the way. Turning is fairly slow in this state. In the air, players can press the attack button to swing the mallet once at high speed, which is a smaller yet fairly efficient attack for splatting opponents directly, while pressing throws the mallet and ends the special prematurely. Players cannot ride a Ride rail while using an Ultra Stamp. If a player equips one while riding one, they fall off the rail.

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Ultra Stamp increases its duration.

Version history

Version Adjustments
4.3.0
  • When holding to attack repeatedly, the number of possible attacks has been increased by shortening the amount of time the stamp is cocked back, making it easier to block shots from directly in front of you.
  • Increased player movement and rotation speed when holding to attack repeatedly.
4.4.0
  • Enhanced move speed and turning speed when continuously stamping by holding down the button.
  • Minimum damage of the shockwave generated while continuously stamping by holding down the button: 30.0 → 40.0
  • While continuously stamping by holding down the button, the effect of enemy bullet and bomb destruction has been extended to also cover the area around the Ultra Stamp.
  • Reduced the time between swinging in the air and continuously stamping by 4/60 of a second.
5.0.0
  • When swinging the hammer to smash the ground, decreased the amount of time required to complete the first swing, and the time required to raise the hammer overhead for the second swing by roughly 2/60 of a second each.

Quotes

Attack with an enormous hammer. Press and hold to advance while striking with the hammer. If you press and release , you'll throw the hammer far into the distance to attack, and the special will end.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[a]
Notes
  1. Europe

Sets

Weapons with Ultra Stamp in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose.png Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose 302 S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 27 Cash 17700 Shooter 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Mini Splatling.png Kensa Mini Splatling 4002 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 29 Cash 18800 Splatling 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush 1112 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 20 Cash 13200 Roller 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic 7.png Sploosh-o-matic 7 2 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 23 Cash 14600 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Camo Brella.png Tenta Camo Brella 6012 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 210p 30 Cash 29800 Brella 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​

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Splatoon 3

Ultra Stamp

Ultra Stamp

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 40 (stamp splash)
100 (stamp direct hit)
30 (throw min. splash)
60 (throw splash)
220 (throw direct hit)
Base duration 7.5 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Ultra Stamp returns in Splatoon 3. The radius of shock waves created from stamping have been increased, turning when repeatedly stamping is now quicker, and the Ultra Stamp now becomes transparent to the user when repeatedly stamping.

It appears in 5 Return of the Mammalians missions:

Special Power Up

Main article: Special Power Up

Equipping Special Power Up with Ultra Stamp increases its duration.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Throw direct hit damage: 120 → 220.
1.2.0
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block enemy bombs' blast waves.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ultra Stamp would not block fully charged shots from a charger.
  • Fixed an issue with the repeated stamping attack where there would be moments in which direct attacks could not deal damage to the opponent.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the repeated stamping attack from properly inking the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the repeated stamping attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where the midair spinning attack could not deal damage to opponents on the ground.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the midair spinning attack to deal damage to enemies on the other side of thin walls.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting terrain at the instant the Ultra Stamp is thrown would cause an explosion in a different location than where it hit.
  • Fixed an issue where the throw attack, when aimed at an opponent on iron grating, would deal direct damage even if hitting from the back side.
3.0.0
  • Damage dealt to Crab Tank armor increased by about 3x.
  • The sound effect when activating is now less audible to teammates.
3.1.0
  • Increased the radius of the area where a player can be damaged from the shock waves of continuous stamp attacks by roughly 43%.
  • Improved the turning performance when doing continuous stamp attacks, making it easier to change direction.
  • When doing continuous stamp attacks, the stamp will now be displayed as translucent on the user's screen, making it easier for them to see where they're going.
4.0.0
  • Shortened the effect duration by approximately 1.5 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.

Quotes

Attack with an enormous hammer. Press and hold to advance while striking with the hammer. If you press and release , you'll throw the hammer far into the distance to attack and the special will end.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Ultra Stamp in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Custom Goo Tuber 2D Current.png Custom Goo Tuber 2061 S3 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb Flat.png Fizzy Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 200p 28 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Charger.png Charger Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau 2D Current.png Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Brush.png Brush Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D 2D Current.png L-3 Nozzlenose D 301 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 200p 19 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​
S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo 2D Current.png Luna Blaster Neo 201 S3 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb Flat.png Fizzy Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 24 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling 2D Current.png Mini Splatling 4000 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper 2D Current.png Splatana Wiper 8010 S3 Weapon Sub Torpedo Flat.png Torpedo S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 190p 5 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Splatana.png Splatana Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic 2D Current.png Sploosh-o-matic 0 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 9 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​

Badges

Main article: Badge#Special Weapon Wins

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

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

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Ultra Stamp

Click to view the strategy for Ultra Stamp. View the strategy page.

Trivia

  • The Ultra Stamp was announced on 29 October 2018. It was released on 7 November 2018 as part of Version 4.2.0 for Splatoon 2.
  • Preliminary versions of Ultra Stamp were found by data miners starting with Version 4.0.0, under the code name "SuperStamp".
  • The Ultra Stamp was shown in the Version 4.0.0 trailer, but neither the Kensa Octobrush nor the Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose were made available until Version 4.2.0.
  • Almost every weapon with Ultra Stamp in Splatoon 2 has a 180p special gauge. The exception is the Tenta Camo Brella with 210. Up until Version 4.1.0, this was also true for Splatoon 3 until the Mini Splatling got nerfed to 190.
  • In Splatoon 2, there are no chargers, blasters, sloshers or dualies with the Ultra Stamp as their special weapon, nor is it paired with Burst Bombs, Curling Bombs, Autobombs, Point Sensors, Sprinklers, Squid Beakons, Fizzy Bombs or Torpedoes for their sub weapon.
    • This has changed in Splatoon 3, as Ultra Stamp is present as a special weapon in the Mini Splatling, the Splatana Wiper, the Sploosh-o-matic and the Luna Blaster Neo, which have Burst Bomb, Torpedo, Curling Bomb and Fizzy Bomb as their sub weapon respectively on top of the latter weapon being a blaster.
  • There was an exploit in which a player could build up momentum with the Ultra Stamp to make major shortcuts in multiple stages. This exploit caused numerous problems in matches, including excessive base invasion. Starfish Mainstage was temporarily removed from the stage rotation while the bug underwent fixing.
  • There is another exploit in which Ultra Stamps can be thrown through certain walls. This glitch requires a wall directly in front of the player and one to the right, forming a corner. By continuously walking into the corner and pointing the camera at the correct angle, the Ultra Stamp can be thrown through the wall. This still works as of Version 5.5.0.
  • If an Ultra Stamp is thrown at an open Undercover Brella, the canopy will break and the stamp will explode. Sometimes, the stamp will go through the brella and splat the user. However, in some cases they will be protected from all damage.
  • The Ultra Stamp and Booyah Bomb are the two least common special weapons in Splatoon 2, with each only appearing in five weapon sets.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウルトラハンコ
Urutora hanko
Ultra Stamp
Netherlands Dutch Ultrastempel Ultra Stamp
Canada French (NOA) Ultra-étampeur Ultra-stamper
France French (NOE) Ultra-tamponneur Ultra-stamper
Germany German Ultra-Stempel Ultra-Stamp
Italy Italian Mega timbro Mega stamp
Russia Russian Припечать
Pripechat'
From печать pechat' (stamp) and припечатать pripechatat' (to seal)
SpainMexico Spanish Ultraselladora Ultra sealer
China Chinese (Simplified) 终极印章
Zhōngjí yìnzhāng (Mandarin)
Ultimate Seal
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 終極印章
Zhōngjí yìnzhāng (Mandarin)
Ultimate Seal
South Korea Korean 울트라 스탬프
Ulteura seutaempeu
Same as Japanese name
Translate logo.svg Internal SpUltraStamp[1] Sp for special weapon. UltraStamp has been localized.

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