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

Blasters Brellas Brushes Chargers
Dualies Rollers Shooters Sloshers
Splatanas Splatlings Stringers

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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Blaster Blaster
  • Range: 2/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Autobomb Big Bubbler
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Rapid Blaster

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Rapid Blaster Blaster
  • Range: 4/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Ink Mine Triple Inkstrike
  • Level 7
  • x1 Sheldon License

Range Blaster

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Range Blaster Blaster
  • Range: 3/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 1/5
Suction Bomb Wave Breaker
  • Level 11
  • x1 Sheldon License

Luna Blaster

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Luna Blaster Blaster
  • Range: 1/5
  • Impact: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splat Bomb Zipcaster
  • Level 13
  • x1 Sheldon License

Clash Blaster

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Clash Blaster Blaster
  • Range: 2/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Splat Bomb Trizooka
  • Level 22
  • x1 Sheldon License

Rapid Blaster Pro

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Rapid Blaster Pro Blaster
  • Range: 4/5
  • Impact: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Toxic Mist Ink 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splat Brella Brella
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Durability: 3/5
Sprinkler Triple Inkstrike
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

Tenta Brella

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Tenta Brella Brella
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Durability: 4/5
Squid Beakon Ink Vac
  • Level 16
  • x1 Sheldon License

Undercover Brella

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Undercover Brella Brella
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Durability: 1/5
Ink Mine Reefslider
  • 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Octobrush Brush
  • Range: 2/5
  • Ink Speed: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Suction Bomb Zipcaster
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

Inkbrush

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Inkbrush Brush
  • Range: 1/5
  • Ink Speed: 5/5
  • Handling: 5/5
Splat Bomb Killer 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splat Charger Charger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Splat Bomb Ink Vac
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Classic Squiffer

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Classic Squiffer Charger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Point Sensor Big Bubbler
  • Level 8
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splatterscope

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splatterscope Charger
  • Range:
  • Charge Speed:
  • Mobility:
Splat Bomb Ink Vac
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

E-liter 4K

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
E-liter 4K Charger
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Ink Mine Wave Breaker
  • Level 18
  • x1 Sheldon License

Bamboozler 14 MK 1

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Bamboozler 14 MK 1 Charger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 5/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Autobomb Killer Wail 5.1
  • Level 23
  • x1 Sheldon License

Goo Tuber

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Goo Tuber Charger
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Torpedo Tenta Missiles
  • Level 25
  • x1 Sheldon License

E-liter 4K Scope

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
E-liter 4K Scope Charger
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 1/5
Ink Mine Wave 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splat Dualies Dualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Suction Bomb Crab Tank
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dualies Squelchers

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Dualies Squelchers Dualie
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Splat Bomb Wave Breaker
  • Level 8
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dapple Dualies

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Dapple Dualies Dualie
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Squid Beakon Tacticooler
  • Level 14
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dark Tetra Dualies

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Dark Tetra Dualies Dualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Mobility: 5/5
Autobomb Reefslider
  • Level 17
  • x1 Sheldon License

Glooga Dualies

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Glooga Dualies Dualie
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Splash Wall Booyah 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splat Roller Roller
  • Range: 3/5
  • Ink Speed: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Curling Bomb Big Bubbler
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Carbon Roller

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Carbon Roller Roller
  • Range: 1/5
  • Ink Speed: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Autobomb Zipcaster
  • Level 6
  • x1 Sheldon License

Dynamo Roller

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Dynamo Roller Roller
  • Range: 4/5
  • Ink Speed: 2/5
  • Handling: 1/5
Sprinkler Tacticooler
  • Level 12
  • x1 Sheldon License

Flingza Roller

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Flingza Roller Roller
  • Range: 4/5
  • Ink Speed: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Ink Mine Tenta 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.

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splattershot Jr. Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Splat Bomb Big Bubbler Default Weapon

Splattershot

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splattershot Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 3/5
Suction Bomb Trizooka
  • Level 2
  • x1 Sheldon License

Aerospray MG

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Aerospray MG Shooter
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 1/5
  • Fire Rate: 5/5
Fizzy Bomb Reefslider
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

N-ZAP '85

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
N-ZAP '85 Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Suctionbomb Tacticooler
  • Level 6
  • x1 Sheldon License

Sploosh-o-matic

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Sploosh-o-matic Shooter
  • Range: 1/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Curling Bomb Ultra Stamp
  • Level 9
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splattershot Pro

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splattershot Pro Shooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Curling Bomb Crab Tank
  • Level 9
  • x1 Sheldon License

.52 Gal

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
.52 Gal Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splash Wall Killer Wail 5.1
  • Level 11
  • x1 Sheldon License

L-3 Nozzlenose

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
L-3 Nozzlenose Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 3/5
Curling Bomb Crab Tank
  • Level 13
  • x1 Sheldon License

Jet Squelcher

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Jet Squelcher Shooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Angle Shooter Ink Vac
  • Level 15
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splash-o-matic

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splash-o-matic Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 1/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Burst Bomb Crab Tank
  • Level 16
  • x1 Sheldon License

.96 Gal

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
.96 Gal Shooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Fire Rate: 1/5
Sprinkler Ink Vac
  • Level 17
  • x1 Sheldon License

Squeezer

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Squeezer Shooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Splash Wall Trizooka
  • Level 19
  • x1 Sheldon License

H-3 Nozzlenose

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
H-3 Nozzlenose Shooter
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 2/5
Point Sensor Tacticooler
  • Level 24
  • x1 Sheldon License

Hero Replica Shooter

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Hero Shot Replica Shooter
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Fire Rate: 4/5
Suction Bomb Trizooka
  • 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Slosher Slosher
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Splat Bomb Triple Inkstrike
  • Level 3
  • x1 Sheldon License

Tri-Slosher

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Tri-Slosher Slosher
  • Range: 2/5
  • Damage: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Toxic Mist Inkjet
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

Sloshing Machine

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Sloshing Machine Slosher
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 5/5
  • Handling: 2/5
Fizzy Bomb Booyah Bomb
  • Level 14
  • x1 Sheldon License

Bloblobber

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Bloblobber Slosher
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Sprinkler Ink Storm
  • Level 19
  • x1 Sheldon License

Explosher

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Explosher Slosher
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Handling: 2/5
Point Sensor Ink 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splatana Wiper Splatana
  • Range: 3/5
  • Damage: 2/5
  • Handling: 4/5
Torpedo Ultra Stamp
  • Level 5
  • x1 Sheldon License

Splatana Stamper

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Splatana Stamper Splatana
  • Range: 4/5
  • Damage: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
Burst Bomb Zipcaster
  • 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Heavy Splatling Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Sprinkler Wave Breaker
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

Mini Splatling

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Mini Splatling Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 5/5
Burst Bomb Ultra Stamp
  • Level 12
  • x1 Sheldon License

Hydra Splatling

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Hydra Splatling Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 1/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Autobomb Booyah Bomb
  • Level 20
  • x1 Sheldon License

Nautilus 47

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Nautilus 47 Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 3/5
  • Mobility: 4/5
Point Sensor Ink Storm
  • Level 28
  • x1 Sheldon License

Ballpoint Splatling

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Ballpoint Splatling Splatling
  • Range: 4/5
  • Charge Speed: 1/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Fizzy Bomb Inkjet
  • 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

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
Tri-Stringer Stringer
  • Range: 5/5
  • Charge Speed: 2/5
  • Mobility: 2/5
Toxic Mist Killer Wail 5.1
  • Level 4
  • x1 Sheldon License

REEF LUX 450

Weapon Type Stats Sub Weapon Special Weapon Unlock Requirements
REEF LUX 450 Stringer
  • Range: 3/5
  • Charge Speed: 4/5
  • Mobility: 3/5
Curling Bomb Tenta Missiles
  • Level 10
  • x1 Sheldon License

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