Undercover Brella

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The Undercover Brella is a main weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3.

The Undercover Brella is a brella that can be fired in rapid succession while its semi-transparent shield is open. The shield will open after the first shot fires if the user is holding down the trigger. The shield cannot be launched, and has the lowest durability in its class.

Each shot consumes 4% of the ink tank capacity, allowing users to fire 25 shots before needing to refill. Each shot contains several ink bullets that deal between 9 and 12 damage each, and up to 40 damage will be dealt per shot if most ink bullets hit the opponent. Three well-aimed shots are needed to splat opponents with the Undercover Brella. Opponents who touch the shield will take 15 damage, which is half the damage taken from touching the shield of a Splat Brella or Tenta Brella.

Appearance

The Undercover Brella looks like an ordinary black umbrella. The handle is striped in multiple shades of brown, and the main shaft changes color to match the user's ink. The shield is black and semi-transparent with black beads and a brown-and-gold muzzle on top.

Splatoon 2

Undercover Brella
S2 Weapon Main Undercover Brella.png
Basic information
Category Main
Class Brella
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
Special points 150p
Special depletion
Range
50 / 100
Damage
30 / 100
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
25 / 100
Handling
Obtainable at
Level 13
Cost Cash 9,100
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 12 per pellet (Cap: 40)
15 (Contact)
Base duration
Ink consumption 4%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Undercover Sorella Brella Undercover Sorella Brella
Kensa Undercover Brella Kensa Undercover Brella

The Undercover Brella was announced as a part of the November 2.0.0 update. It was released on 30 December 2017 at 02:00 UTC. It comes with Ink Mine and Splashdown.

It appears in two Octo Expansion Stations:

Data

  • The Undercover Brella is a lightweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 118. Splatoon 2 matchmaking looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • The Undercover Brella's canopy has 200 HP.
  • The canopy takes 0.17 seconds to open.
  • The canopy does 15 damage to opponents on contact.
  • The canopy cannot be launched.
  • If the canopy is destroyed, it takes 4.5 seconds to return.
    • After splatting an opponent or assisting a teammate in splatting an opponent, the canopy will reappear if it had been destroyed, or be restored to maximum durability if it was still functional.
  • Each shot consumes 4% of the ink tank's capacity, allowing the player to fire 25 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • After firing, there is a 0.67 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
    • The cooldown after holding the canopy open is 0.5 seconds.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the shot takes 8 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the shot takes 15 frames to come out.
  • After firing, 16 frames must pass before the player can fire another shot.
  • The interval between firing and when the player is able to become a squid or use a sub weapon is 20 frames.
  • When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.72 units per frame.
  • The Undercover Brella fires 4 projectiles per shot. Each projectile can do between 9 and 12 damage. A maximum of 4 projectiles per shot will damage the opponent, but the maximum possible damage per shot is capped at 40.
  • If a projectile is in the air for more than 8 frames after being fired, it loses 0.1875 damage per frame until it reaches 9 damage at frame 24.
  • Shots can deviate 4 degrees horizontally and 2.7 degrees vertically.
  • Shots initially travel straight at a rate of 20 units per frame for 4 frames. Shots travel straight for 80 distance units.
    • After that, the projectile's velocity is set to 19.085 units if the projectile's velocity is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it falls to the ground.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
2.3.0
  • Expanded overall ink range.
3.1.0
  • Widened area covered by ink after a shot hits a surface
3.2.0
  • After splatting an opponent or assisting a teammate in splatting an opponent, the umbrella canopy will reappear if it had been destroyed, or be restored to maximum durability if it was still functional.
4.1.0
  • While damage from a single shot remains at 40.0, the damage from peripheral ink splatter has been increased from 10.0 to 12.0.
  • Points to fill special gauge: 160 → 150
4.3.1
  • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • The reduction in time it takes for a Brella's umbrella portion to be restored with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 33% to roughly 44%.
  • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
4.4.0
  • The effect of Main Power Up will be more noticeable even at lower stack levels.

Quotes

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Sheldon's Introduction

The Undercover Brella looks like a normal umbrella, but that's just to throw people off. It's actually made for clandestine face-splatting! The canopy-launching mechanism has been removed to allow for rapid fire. It can even be fired while the protective canopy is open! Use the Ink Mine to mark your foes, then swim in quickly and unleash a surprise attack! Come to the aid of cornered allies with the Splashdown special! Even spies have gotta go loud sometimes, right?

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Undercover Brella

Undercover Brella

Basic information
Category Main
Class S3 Icon Brella.png Brella
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine
Special S3 Weapon Special Reefslider.png Reefslider
Special points 180p
Special depletion
Range
50 / 100
Damage
30 / 100
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
25 / 100
Handling
Obtainable at
Level 18
Cost
Requirement
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Undercover Brella returns in Splatoon 3 and has nearly identical stats to Splatoon 2, with the only difference being its special point requirement raising from 150p to 180p. Its kit now has Ink Mines and the Reefslider.

It appears in only one mission in Alterna:

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

Of all the brella-type weapons, the Undercover Brella looks the most like an ordinary umbrella. And that's no accident - the weapon was designed for stealth splatting! Getting into the technical aspects, the canopy-launching mechanism has been removed here to allow for rapid fire. The weapon can even be fired while the canopy is open! Back to stealth capabilities - you can use the Ink Mine sub weapon to help scope opponent positions before sneaking in for a splat they'll never see coming. And if you're spotted? Throw all subtlety out the window, fire up the Reefslider, and ride boldly to victory! I recommend this set to all aspiring spies, especially those who know how to walk softly and carry a big shark-based motorcycle.

Badges

Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the Undercover Brella will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Undercover Brella Badges
S3 Badge Undercover Brella 4.png 4★ Undercover Brella User
S3 Badge Undercover Brella 5.png 5★ Undercover Brella User

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Trivia

  • The Undercover Brella resembles the umbrella seen in the Kingsman: The Secret Service movie, that can shoot and protect, indicated by its name.
  • Prior to Version 4.1.0, Undercover Brella had the potential to deal 7 damage which was the lowest possible damage output in the game.
  • As of patch 4.1.0, the Undercover Brella is tied for the lowest base special cost, at 150p.
  • Unlike the other Brellas, the Undercover Brella does not consume more ink while being held open than if it stays closed.
  • If the canopy is broken and the user gets a splat or an assist, the canopy gets immediately repaired.
  • This weapon has the lowest possible DPS in Splatoon 2, at 45 damage per second.
  • In the September 23rd Direct, the Undercover Brella is seen not taking damage from the Splat Roller’s attacks. This is possibly because the visual effects had not been added yet.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スパイガジェット
supai gajetto
Spy gadget
Netherlands Dutch Paraplenzer From paraplu ("umbrella") and plenzer ("brella")
Canada French (NOA) Para-encre espion Spy Brella
Germany German UnderCover Pun on "Undercover" and "Cover"
Italy Italian Bombrello From bomba (bomb) and ombrello (umbrella)
Russia Russian Шпионский зонт
Shpionskiy zont
Spy umbrella
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Paratintas Discreto Discreet Inkbrella
Spain Spanish (NOE) Paratintas clásico Classic Inkbrella
China Chinese (Simplified) 特工配件
tègōng pèijiàn (Mandarin)
Agent Accessories
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 特務配件
tègōng pèijiàn (Mandarin)
Agent Accessories
South Korea Korean 스파이 가젯
seupai gajes
Spy Gadget

References