If you want to be the best Inkling on the team, you’ll need make sure you have the right tools for the job. There are a total of 29 weapons in Nintendo’s Splatoon that players can unlock, and this guide will teach you everything you need to know to add them all to your collection.
If you haven’t picked up Splatoon yet, head over to our in-depth review to see what we think of Nintendo’s fun and colorful new shooter. If you’re having problems finding all of the Sunken Scrolls required to unlock these weapons, check out our detailed guide to every Sunken Scroll’s location.
Even though Splatoon isn’t your typical shooter, weapons and gear are still an important part of the game. As you fight to capture as much land as possible before the timer expires, it’s even more important to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Each weapon has a unique set of stats like Range, Handling, and Ink Speed, and some are even better for particular game modes than others. Luckily you can test fire any weapon while talking to Sheldon at the Ammo Knights, so we suggest giving a few of them a try before making your decision. Of course you’ll have to unlock them first.
Below you will find a table featuring every weapon you can unlock, the amount of coins required to purchase it and level you must reach. Some weapons also require that you have certain collectibles called Sunken Scrolls, which can be found throughout the single player campaign. We also included this information, as well as the Sub Weapon and Special Weapon types for different gear.
Splatoon Multiplayer Tips
- Use your Squid Jump – Don’t waste time running everywhere. You can jump straight to a teammate’s aid at any time by tapping their icon on the GamePad screen. This is great for getting you right back into the action, as well as making sure you always have your pal's back.
- Be mindful of your base – One of the biggest drawbacks to staying on the front line is that many people forget to cover their base. Everything in your base can be painted, and leaving it unguarded is the perfect way to lose the match by allowing the enemy to flank you.
- Play the single-player – We know you’re just here to paint, splatter, and Ink your enemies away, but the single-player game isn’t something you should forget about in your excitement to play Splatoon. Many of the missions work similar to the multiplayer, plus defeating the bosses in the single-player will allow you to open up better and stronger weapons to demolish your foes in the multiplayer.
- Don’t paint the walls – The point of Splatoon might be to paint as much of the map in your color Ink as possible, but that doesn’t mean everything should be hit. Painting walls yields nothing towards the winning percentage, so don’t waste your time trying to cover every inch of the map. Focus on the ground paths, and paint everything that you can walk on.
|Weapon Name||Required Level for Unlock||Purchase Cost||Sub Weapon||Special Weapon||Required Single player Scroll|
|Splattershot Jr.||1||N/A||Splat Bomb||Bubbler||N/A|
|Slattershot||2||500||Burst Bomb||Bomb Rush||N/A|
|Custom Splattershot Jr.||2||800||Disruptor||Echolocator||Octostomp Scroll|
|Splat Roller||3||1,000||Suction Bomb||Killer Wail||N/A|
|Splat Charger||3||1,000||Splat Bomb||Bomb Rush||N/A|
|Tentatek Splattershot||4||2,000||Suction Bomb||Inkzooza||N/A|
|Kelp Splat Charger||4||2,500||Sprinkler||Killer Wail||Octonozzle Scroll|
|.52 Gal||5||3,000||Splash Wall||Killer Wail||N/A|
|Classic Squiffer||6||5,000||Point Sensor||Bubbler||N/A|
|Krak-On Splat Roller||7||3,000||Squid Beacon||Kraken||N/A|
|Aerospray MG||7||4,500||Seeker||Inkzooza||Octowhirl Scroll|
|Jet Squelcher||8||4,000||Splash Wall||Inkstrike||N/A|
|Splattershot Pro||10||8,000||Splat Bomb||Inkstrike||N/A|
|.52 Gal Deco||11||4,500||Seeker||Inkstrike||N/A|
|New Squiffer||11||4,500||Ink Mine||Inkzooza||Octomaw Scroll|
|Splatterscope||13||3,500||Splat Bomb||Bomb Rush||N/A|
|Aerospray RG||13||16,800||Ink Mine||Inkstrike||Octowhirl Scroll|
|Rapid Blaster||14||10,000||Ink Mine||Bubbler||N/A|
|Custom Jet Squelcher||15||7,900||Burst Bomb||Kraken||N/A|
|Dynamo Roller||15||7,900||Sprinkler||Echolocator||Octobot King Scroll|
|Dual Squelcher||16||9,800||Splat Bomb||Echolocator||N/A|
|Custom Blaster||17||6,800||Point Sensor||Bubbler||N/A|
|Kelp Splatterscope||17||7,800||Sprinkler||Killer Wail||N/A|
|E-Liter 3K||18||12,500||Burst Bomb||Echolocator||N/A|
|Rapid Blaster Deco||19||14,800||Suction Bomb||Bomb Rush||N/A|
|Forge Splattershot Pro||20||19,800||Point Sensor||Inkzooza||N/A|
|Gold Dynamo Roller||20||25,000||Splat Bomb||Inkstrike||Octobot King Scroll|