The Splat Bomb is a type of Sub Weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It is the basic Sub Weapon that every player starts with.


When a Splat Bomb is thrown, a second after deployment, it explodes and coats the area in its respective team's color of ink. It also splats any opposing teammates when close enough and if it doesn't splat them, it puts opposing ink color on them, meaning they could be attacked and splatted because their opposing team - the player's team - can track them on the map when they are covered in opposing ink (as long as they are not splatted). Splat bombs take about 2 seconds to blow up. Splat bombs aren't the best bombs, but they'll do the job.


Main Weapon|Main Sub Special
Splattershot Jr. Splat Bomb Bubbler
Splat Charger Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Splatterscope Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Hero Charger Replica Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Splattershot Pro Splat Bomb Inkstrike
Dual Squelcher Splat Bomb Echolocator
Gold Dynamo Roller Splat Bomb Inkstrike
N-ZAP '85 Splat Bomb Echolocator
Luna Blaster Neo Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Hydra Splatling Splat Bomb Echolocator
Sloshing Machine Splat Bomb Bomb Rush
Octobrush Nouveau Splat Bomb Inkzooka
Custom Range Blaster Splat Bomb Kraken


Splat Bomb can be a very versatile sub weapon due to its property of exploding after a brief moment and ability to slide and bounce.

  • Wall Bounce - A basic use for the Splat Bomb is ricocheting it off a wall to secure a tight corner not normally reachable. Due to much of its momentum being lost after the bounce this tactic is to be used in tight close quarters combat.
  • Super Jump Killer - Due to the weapon's ability to explode and kill after a brief moment, a well placed Splat Bomb can be used to splat a Super Jumping opponent without even having to camp their jump spot. This also negates the threat of a roller coming in from above.
  • Quick Explosion - The Splat Bomb does not start its detonation until after it hits the ground. This property can be taken advantage of as skimming the bomb across the ground makes it detonate a little faster opposed to lobbing it in the air.
  • Ledge Guarding - Due to the Splat Bomb not sticking on surfaces, it is possible to use the Quick Explosion trick but off of a ledge or ramp. Doing so will make the Splat Bomb lose most of its momentum by skimming the ground, and it can simply slide down the ramp or fall at the base of the wall, putting enemies below in harm's way.
  • Makeshift Mine- In a last-ditch scenario, throw it straight down and run



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプラッシュボム Splash bomb
French (NA) Bombe splash Splash bomb


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