With the release of Splatoon 3, we’ll see a variety of weapons make the leap from Inkopolis Plaza and Inkopolis Square to The Splatlands. They’ll be joining the brand new Stringer and Splatana weapon classes (and perhaps others in future updates).

For longtime Splatoon players, getting weapons will be a little different. Sure, just like in Splatoon and Splatoon 2, Sheldon will be your go-to guy for weapons in Splatoon 3. Yet, for this version of Ammo Knights (Sheldon’s shop), a new “currency” is introduced – Sheldon Licenses. Instead of purchasing weapons with G (Splatoon’s currency, typically referred to as Cash), weapons can only be purchased with Sheldon Licenses.

 

 

There are two kinds of Sheldon Licenses. One with a silver appearance and another with a gold finish (officially called Gold Sheldon Licenses). Standard silver Sheldon Licenses are obtained via leveling up (player’s level) and increasing a weapon’s Freshness level (it appears that each weapon maxes out at 5 Freshness levels). Gold Sheldon Licenses can purchase any weapon, no matter the cost. Currently, we know the only way to get 3 Golden Sheldon Licenses is to import your Splatoon 2 save data to Splatoon 3.

Also, Sheldon won’t let you into his establishment until you’ve reached Level 2 – so go on and get a Turf War match in!

 

 

More weapons will be added to Splatoon 3 over the next two years and weapons might undergo balance adjustment with updates.

 

Note: Due to the recent release of Splatoon 3, this guide might lack details about any weapons that could be obtained in Story Mode (if it does offer weapons this way, like Splatoon and Splatoon 2 did). This is also true for any Grizzco weapon variants (which could only be rented out at random during a Salmon Run wave in Splatoon 2).

 

Weapons

WeaponSub WeaponSpecial WeaponPoints for SpecialUnlock RequirementsReleased
.52 GalSplash WallKiller Wail 5.1200pLevel 11Version 1.0.0
.96 GalSprinklerInk Vac200pLevel 17Version 1.0.0
Aerospray MGFizzy BombReefslider200pLevel 5Version 1.0.0
Ballpoint SplatlingFizzy BombInkjet200pLevel 30Version 1.0.0
Bamboozler 14 Mk IAutobombKiller Wail 5.1200pLevel 23Version 1.0.0
BlasterAutobombBig Bubbler180pLevel 3Version 1.0.0
BloblobberSprinklerInk Storm190pLevel 19Version 1.0.0
Carbon RollerAutobombZipcaster180pLevel 6Version 1.0.0
Clash BlasterSplat BombTrizooka180pLevel 22Version 1.0.0
Classic SquifferPoint SensorBig Bubbler190pLevel 8Version 1.0.0
Dapple DualiesSquid BeakonTacticooler180pLevel 14Version 1.0.0
Dark Tetra DualiesAutobombReefslider200pLevel 17Version 1.0.0
Dualie SquelchersSplat BombWave Breaker200pLevel 8Version 1.0.0
Dynamo RollerSprinklerTacticooler190pLevel 12Version 1.0.0
E-liter 4KInk MineWave Breaker200pLevel 18Version 1.0.0
E-liter 4K ScopeInk MineWave Breaker200pLevel 27Version 1.0.0
ExplosherPoint SensorInk Storm200pLevel 29Version 1.0.0
Flingza RollerInk MineTenta Missiles200pLevel 20Version 1.0.0
Glooga DualiesSplash WallBooyah Bomb180pLevel 21Version 1.0.0
Goo TuberTorpedoTenta Missiles200pLevel 25Version 1.0.0
H-3 NozzlenosePoint SensorTacticooler200pLevel 24Version 1.0.0
Heavy SplatlingSprinklerWave Breaker200pLevel 4Version 1.0.0
Hero Shot ReplicaSuction BombTrizooka200pComplete Splatoon 3's Story ModeVersion 1.0.0
Hyrda SplatlingAutobombBooyah Bomb190pLevel 20Version 1.0.0
InkbrushSplat BombKiller Wail 5.1180pLevel 7Version 1.0.0
Jet SquelcherAngle ShooterInk Vac200pLevel 15Version 1.0.0
L-3 NozzlenoseCurling BombCrab Tank200pLevel 13Version 1.0.0
Luna BlasterSplat BombZipcaster180pLevel 13Version 1.0.0
Mini SplatlingBurst BombUltra Stamp180pLevel 12Version 1.0.0
N-ZAP '85Suction BombTacticooler200pLevel 6Version 1.0.0
Nautilus 47Point SensorInk Storm190pLevel 28Version 1.0.0
OctobrushSuction BombZipcaster200pLevel 4Version 1.0.0
Range BlasterSuction BombWave Breaker200pLevel 11Version 1.0.0
Rapid BlasterInk MineTriple Inkstrike200pLevel 7Version 1.0.0
Rapid Blaster ProToxic MistInk Vac180pLevel 26Version 1.0.0
REEF-LUX 450Curling BombTenta Missiles200pLevel 10Version 1.0.0
SlosherSplat BombTriple Inkstrike200pLevel 3Version 1.0.0
Sloshing MachineFizzy BombBooyah Bomb200pLevel 14Version 1.0.0
Splash-o-maticBurst BombCrab Tank200pLevel 16Version 1.0.0
Splat BrellaSprinklerTriple Inkstrike200pLevel 5Version 1.0.0
Splat ChargerSplat BombInk Vac200pLevel 2Version 1.0.0
Splat DualiesSuction BombCrab Tank200pLevel 3Version 1.0.0
Splat RollerCurling BombBig Bubbler180pLevel 2Version 1.0.0
Splatana StamperBurst BombZipcaster200pLevel 15Version 1.0.0
Splatana WiperTorpedoUltra Stamp180pLevel 5Version 1.0.0
SplatterscopeSplat BombInk Vac200pLevel 10Version 1.0.0
SplattershotSuction BombTrizooka200pLevel 2Version 1.0.0
Splattershot Jr.Splat BombBig Bubbler180pLevel 1 (Given from the start)Version 1.0.0
Splattershot ProAngle ShooterCrab Tank200pLevel 9Version 1.0.0
Sploosh-o-maticCurling BombUltra Stamp180pLevel 9Version 1.0.0
SqueezerSplash WallTrizooka200pLevel 19Version 1.0.0
Tenta BrellaSquid BeakonInk Vac190pLevel 16Version 1.0.0
Tri-SlosherToxic MistInkjet190pLevel 10Version 1.0.0
Tri-StringerToxic MistKiller Wail 5.1200pLevel 4Version 1.0.0
Undercover BrellaInk MineReefslider180pLevel 18Version 1.0.0

 

Notes:

  • The Unlock Requirements column is to note…
    • …what player level you need to be in order to purchase that weapon for 1 Sheldon License. If you are considered under-leveled for that weapon, it’ll cost you 3 Sheldon Licenses.
    • … how to unlock the Hero Shot Replica in Story Mode. You must defeat the final boss. Once defeated (and watching cutscenes and credits), go to the Lobby Terminal in the Lobby to pick it up and other rewards.
  • If you purchase a weapon with a Golden Sheldon License (or with 3 Sheldon Licenses), you will still hear Sheldon’s spiel about the weapon and its kit when you enter the store when your level matches its “level unlock” requirements.

 

Leave a Comment

Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)