The Disruptor is a Sub Weapon in Splatoon .


Splatoon Disruptor Sub Weapon Squid Science

Splatoon Disruptor Sub Weapon Squid Science

Splatoon Disruptor Comparison

Disruptors will not deal damage, but instead will lower the running speed, swimming speed, and ink recovery speed of a rival squid.


  • Throw it onto unsuspecting Inklings to make them easier to hit and make it harder for them to react.
  • The Disruptor can be used as an escape tool. Throw it at the fastest enemy and proceed to get away in Squid Form.
  • Use it to slow down fast targets such as the Inkbrush, a weapon known for its lightweight and speedy maneuvers.
  • Under normal circumstances it takes 50% of  your ink tank.  This means if you start with a full tank and throw two in a row, you will not be able to fire any shots afterwards.
  • The debuff, or decrease in status attributes, it causes on its target lasts for approximately 5.15 secoonds.


  • Keep an eye out for Disruptors flying towards you and use Squid Form to dodge it.
  • If you see an ally getting disrupted, splat the Disruptor user before they splat your allies.


Main Sub Special
Custom Splattershot Jr. Disruptor Echolocator
Blaster Disruptor Killer Wail
L-3 Nozzlenose Disruptor Killer Wail
Tri-Slosher Disruptor


Zink Mini Splatling Disruptor Bubbler
Bamboozler 14 MK II Disruptor Echolocator
Rapid Blaster Pro Deco Disruptor Killer Wail

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポイズンボール Poison ball
French (NA) Fiole toxique Toxic flask


  • According to the in-game manual, the Disruptor contains the bodily fluids of a certain creature.
  • This is one of two Sub Weapons that does not return for the sequel.
    • This sub was likely replaced by the Toxic Mist.
    • The only other Sub Weapon to be discarded for the sequel was the Seeker.
      • Its abilities to go straight and ink turf while travelling is acquired by the Curling Bomb, and the tracking component was given to the Autobomb.


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