Splatoon 3: Every Weapon And What They Do

Splatoon 3 is finally upon us after the half-decade of Splatoon 2's dominant run on the Nintendo Switch, bringing us more of that competitive third-person shooting action we all know and love. And, much like the first two installments, Splatoon 3 offers a wide array of weapons and gadgets to help you coat the arena in Ink or eliminate your opponent effectively.

Some of the weapons featured in Splatoon 3 will return from past installments, some will be entirely new, and others will be missing altogether. There are 55 weapons you can earn in Splatoon 3, which are spread throughout the game's 11 Weapon Types, ranging from Rollers to Dualies to Splatanas and everything in between.

Splatoon 3 Weapons Quicklinks

BlastersBrellasBrushesChargers
DualiesRollersShootersSloshers
SplatanasSplatlingsStringers

Splatoon 3 Weapons Overview

As already covered, there are a metric ton of weapons for you to choose from in Splatoon 3, covering a broad range of playstyles. There will be ranged weapons such as the Chargers, close-range ones such as the Dualies, and practically everything in between, almost guaranteeing you will find one that fits your specific wants or needs.

However, not every weapon will be available to you from the jump, and you will have to put in a considerable amount of time before you can obtain all of them. The section below will have everything you need to learn more about how to unlock more weapons in Splatoon 3!

Ammo Knights

All your weapon needs will be handled by Sheldon, who you can find within the Ammo Knights Shop from the Menu or when exploring the game's central hub, Splatsville. You will have to reach at least Level 2 before purchasing or unlocking any weapons from his shop, which can be done by playing the game's Online PvP Mode.

After obtaining Level 2, you will be rewarded with a Sheldon License and will be told to check out Ammo Knights for more information. Once there, you will only be able to purchase a handful of weapons but can test all of them out to see what's in store for you down the road. There will be 55 weapons for you to mess around with if you so wish, allowing you to see which groups are your type and fit your general playstyle.

How To Unlock More Weapons

Now that you have access to Ammo Knights let's go over how you can unlock more weapons in Splatoon 3. First things first, most weapons in the game are locked behind your Level, meaning you will have to rank your character up via the Online Multiplayer to get more powerful weapons.

But, meeting the Level requirement is only half of the process, as you will also need one Sheldon License to purchase a weapon from Sheldon. Every weapon only requires one Sheldon License, which you will obtain by increasing your Level or consistently using the same weapon in Online Matches. While there are 55 weapons in the game, there are only 30 Levels, making you have to stick to using the same weapon to earn additional Sheldon Licenses.

Blasters

Blasters are excellent close-quarter weapons due in part to their Ink exploding when traveling a certain distance, making them helpful in quickly covering areas in Ink or eliminating a target close to you. There are six Blasters in the game, which we will cover more extensively below!

Blaster

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
BlasterBlaster
  • Range: 2/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
AutobombBig Bubbler
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Rapid Blaster

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Rapid BlasterBlaster
  • Range: 4/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Ink MineTriple Inkstrike
  • Level 7
  • x1 Sheldon License

Range Blaster

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Range BlasterBlaster
  • Range: 3/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 1/5
Suction BombWave Breaker
  • Level 11
  • x1 Sheldon License

Luna Blaster

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Luna BlasterBlaster
  • Range: 1/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splat BombZipcaster
  • Level 13
  • x1 Sheldon License

Clash Blaster

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Clash BlasterBlaster
  • Range: 2/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Splat BombTrizooka
  • Level 22
  • x1 Sheldon License

Rapid Blaster Pro

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Rapid Blaster ProBlaster
  • Range: 4/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Toxic MistInk Vac
  • Level 26
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Brellas

Brellas serve as Splatoon 3's defensive weapon, allowing its wielders to block incoming Ink from enemies, lockdown small areas, and even return fire with their intricately designed umbrellas. While Brellas are one of the game's more unique weapons, there are only three of them you can obtain.

Splat Brella

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splat BrellaBrella
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Durability: 3/5
SprinklerTriple Inkstrike
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

Tenta Brella

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Tenta BrellaBrella
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Durability: 4/5
Squid BeakonInk Vac
  • Level 16
  • x1 Sheldon License

Undercover Brella

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Undercover BrellaBrella
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Durability: 1/5
Ink MineReefslider
  • Level 18
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Brushes

Brushes are a close-quarter weapon type that allows you to swiftly leave ample Ink trails on the ground, making it easier for you and your teammates to traverse the map. Brushes are also excellent for very close-range engagements, allowing you to make quick work of an enemy if you can get close enough. There are only two Brushes in Splatoon 3.

Octobrush

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
OctobrushBrush
  • Range: 2/5
  • Ink Speed: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Suction BombZipcaster
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

Inkbrush

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
InkbrushBrush
  • Range: 1/5
  • Ink Speed: 5/5
  • Handling: 5/5
Splat BombKiller Wail 5.1
  • Level 7
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Chargers

Chargers are excellent weapons for long-range encounters, allowing you to charge up a powerful shot that delivers devastating damage to your target on contact. Due to having to charge these weapons up, they are subpar at close ranges. Nonetheless, there are seven Chargers in the game.

Splat Charger

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splat ChargerCharger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Splat BombInk Vac
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Classic Squiffer

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Classic SquifferCharger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Point SensorBig Bubbler
  • Level 8
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splatterscope

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
SplatterscopeCharger
  • Range:
  • Charge Speed:
  • Mobility:
Splat BombInk Vac
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

E-liter 4K

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
E-liter 4KCharger
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Ink MineWave Breaker
  • Level 18
  • x1 Sheldon License

Bamboozler 14 MK 1

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Bamboozler 14 MK 1Charger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 5/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
AutobombKiller Wail 5.1
  • Level 23
  • x1 Sheldon License

Goo Tuber

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Goo TuberCharger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
TorpedoTenta Missiles
  • Level 25
  • x1 Sheldon License

E-liter 4K Scope

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
E-liter 4K ScopeCharger
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 1/5
Ink MineWave Breaker
  • Level 27
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Dualies

Dualies are mid-ranged weapons in Splatoon 3 that are a dream for players who love to play fast-paced. Complete with a unique evade mechanic, these dual guns will shred opponents at close and medium encounters. Splatoon 3 has five Dualies for you to earn.

Splat Dualies

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splat DualiesDualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Suction BombCrab Tank
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dualies Squelchers

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Dualies SquelchersDualie
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Splat BombWave Breaker
  • Level 8
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dapple Dualies

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Dapple DualiesDualie
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Squid BeakonTacticooler
  • Level 14
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dark Tetra Dualies

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Dark Tetra DualiesDualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Mobility: 5/5
AutobombReefslider
  • Level 17
  • x1 Sheldon License

Glooga Dualies

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Glooga DualiesDualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Splash WallBooyah Bomb
  • Level 21
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Rollers

Rollers play a similar role to Brushes in that they are an excellent close-range weapon that allows their users to cover large areas of the map with paint with swiftness and ease. However, Rollers will cover areas much more effectively and dominate anyone in their path. You can obtain four Rollers in Splatoon 3.

Splat Roller

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splat RollerRoller
  • Range: 3/5
  • Ink Speed: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Curling BombBig Bubbler
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Carbon Roller

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Carbon RollerRoller
  • Range: 1/5
  • Ink Speed: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
AutobombZipcaster
  • Level 6
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dynamo Roller

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Dynamo RollerRoller
  • Range: 4/5
  • Ink Speed: 2/5
  • Handling: 1/5
SprinklerTacticooler
  • Level 12
  • x1 Sheldon License

Flingza Roller

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Flingza RollerRoller
  • Range: 4/5
  • Ink Speed: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Ink MineTenta Missiles
  • Level 20
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Shooters

Shooters are similar to the Dualies mentioned earlier and thrive at close to mid-range encounters. However, you can control your shots much more effectively because Shooters are only one weapon instead of two. Shooters are also significantly more accurate at medium range. These are also the most popular weapons in the game, with twelve Shooters total for you to unlock.

Splattershot Jr.

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splattershot Jr.Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Splat BombBig BubblerDefault Weapon

Splattershot

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
SplattershotShooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 3/5
Suction BombTrizooka
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Aerospray MG

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Aerospray MGShooter
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 1/5
  • Fire Rate: 5/5
Fizzy BombReefslider
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

N-ZAP '85

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
N-ZAP '85Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
SuctionbombTacticooler
  • Level 6
  • x1 Sheldon License

Sploosh-o-matic

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Sploosh-o-maticShooter
  • Range: 1/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Curling BombUltra Stamp
  • Level 9
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splattershot Pro

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splattershot ProShooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Curling BombCrab Tank
  • Level 9
  • x1 Sheldon License

.52 Gal

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
.52 GalShooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splash WallKiller Wail 5.1
  • Level 11
  • x1 Sheldon License

L-3 Nozzlenose

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
L-3 NozzlenoseShooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 3/5
Curling BombCrab Tank
  • Level 13
  • x1 Sheldon License

Jet Squelcher

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Jet SquelcherShooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Angle ShooterInk Vac
  • Level 15
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splash-o-matic

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splash-o-maticShooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 1/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Burst BombCrab Tank
  • Level 16
  • x1 Sheldon License

.96 Gal

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
.96 GalShooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 1/5
SprinklerInk Vac
  • Level 17
  • x1 Sheldon License

Squeezer

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
SqueezerShooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splash WallTrizooka
  • Level 19
  • x1 Sheldon License

H-3 Nozzlenose

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
H-3 NozzlenoseShooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Point SensorTacticooler
  • Level 24
  • x1 Sheldon License

Hero Replica Shooter

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Hero Shot ReplicaShooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Suction BombTrizooka
  • Complete Hero Mode

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Sloshers

Sloshers are long-range weapons that launch Ink forward, covering tremendous range and a large area, making it an excellent way to quickly paint regions of the map. They can also be used to deal considerable damage to distant enemies, allowing you to control space. Splatoon 3 has five Sloshers for you to obtain.

Slosher

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
SlosherSlosher
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Splat BombTriple Inkstrike
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Tri-Slosher

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Tri-SlosherSlosher
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Toxic MistInkjet
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

Sloshing Machine

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Sloshing MachineSlosher
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 5/5
  • Handling: 2/5
Fizzy BombBooyah Bomb
  • Level 14
  • x1 Sheldon License

Bloblobber

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
BloblobberSlosher
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Handling: 3/5
SprinklerInk Storm
  • Level 19
  • x1 Sheldon License

Explosher

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
ExplosherSlosher
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Handling: 2/5
Point SensorInk Storm
  • Level 29
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Splatanas

Splatanas are one of two new weapon types in Splatoon 3 and are excellent close-range weapons. While one may assume these would be a melee-based weapon, you actually propel Ink forward when performing a slash with your Splatana, dealing unmatchable damage on anyone on the receiving end. Though extremely powerful, there are only two Splatanas in the game.

Splatana Wiper

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splatana WiperSplatana
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Handling: 4/5
TorpedoUltra Stamp
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splatana Stamper

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Splatana StamperSplatana
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Burst BombZipcaster
  • Level 15
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Splatlings

Splatlings are the big guns of Splatoon 3 and share similarities to Chargers. While you will have to charge the weapon up before using it to its fullest potential, you will launch a volley of Ink in rapid succession, dealing devastating amounts of damage to your target. There are five Splatlings in the game.

Heavy Splatling

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Heavy SplatlingSplatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
SprinklerWave Breaker
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

Mini Splatling

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Mini SplatlingSplatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 5/5
Burst BombUltra Stamp
  • Level 12
  • x1 Sheldon License

Hydra Splatling

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Hydra SplatlingSplatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 1/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
AutobombBooyah Bomb
  • Level 20
  • x1 Sheldon License

Nautilus 47

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Nautilus 47Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Point SensorInk Storm
  • Level 28
  • x1 Sheldon License

Ballpoint Splatling

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Ballpoint SplatlingSplatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 1/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Fizzy BombInkjet
  • Level 30
  • x1 Sheldon License

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Stringers

Stringers are our final weapon type and the second completely new one in the game. Stringers excel at mid to long-range encounters, having you shoot globs of Ink horizontally when grounded and vertically when airborne. Due to its ability to cover large areas with its exploding Ink, you can use Stringers to land hits on enemies hiding behind cover. There are only two Stringers for you to scoop up in Splatoon 3.

Tri-Stringer

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
Tri-StringerStringer
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Toxic MistKiller Wail 5.1
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

REEF LUX 450

WeaponTypeStatsSub WeaponSpecial WeaponUnlock Requirements
REEF LUX 450Stringer
  • Range: 3/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Curling BombTenta Missiles
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

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