Type Shooter
Required Level 2
Cost 500
Sub Weapon Burst Bomb
Special Weapon Bomb Rush

The Splattershot is a Main Shooter weapon in Splatoon.


The Splattershot is an average, all-around weapon in terms of power, range, and rate of fire, making it an easy-to-use gun for players of all levels of experience, and comes in a set with the Burst Bomb and Bomb Rush.

Weapon Quote

"Developed after the Great Turf War, this weapon is easy enough for anyone to use. A great all-arounder with few weak points. A trusty companion through thick and thin."


Shooters are the backbone of (almost) any good team. They're versatile and varied with each weapon, and cover plenty of ground, as well as apply more pressure to the enemy team than either Charger or Roller weapons.

The Splattershot is the run-of-the-mill weapon, but can still definitely put in work equal to any other weapon when used correctly. It has average rate of fire and decent enough damage, and is equipped with the reliable Burst Bomb for consistent pressure against multiple enemies. Finally, the Bomb Rush special makes advancing near impossible for fear of getting completely overtaken in your ink, or just to cover a large amount of turf, as well as a free ink refill.

Tips against each weapon type

  • Shooter-type weapons will vary as far as what specific weapon your enemy is using. For something you outrange, such as a Blaster, abuse your range, and if they get too close smack them with a Burst Bomb. Against enemies who outrange you, such as the Jet Squelcher, deter their advance with a Burst Bomb and find new turf to take.
  • Roller-type weapons can be scary, but can be dealt with. Your weapon very slightly outranges their ink fling, but not by much. Be sure to backpedal while firing at them. If they try to roll over you, instead of fling ink at you, hit them with a Burst Bomb or two.
  • Charger-type weapons are going to be your most prominent issue, since this set has no clear way of dealing with them. The only real way to face a Charger is to get the jump on them, or team up against them with an ally. If you're behind a wall close to the Charger, you can throw a couple Burst Bomb to scare them back.