The Pocket Harpoon is a Tools gadget introduced in the 17.5.0 update.

Appearance

It is a small, silver-themed grapple gun embellished with intricate gold detailing. It has a golden harpoon at its front, a golden and silver handle, and a golden trigger. A large silver drum sits toward the back of the weapon, presumably for storing the gadget's coiled rope.

Performance

This Gadget is good for escaping situations like when the player is in an intense duel or if they want to go to a hiding spot fast. When used, the player shoots a harpoon, which can reach only small distances. Wherever the harpoon lands will allow the player to be automatically transported to that area, even if the harpoon was aimed at a player. After using the gadget, the player will need to wait for 11 seconds to use it again. The same effect can be achieved by using similar weapons such as the Pulling Sucker Gun.

Strategy

Tips

  • It is useful for getting on top of high places such as on top of rooftops or large structures.
  • Aim for players to achieve maximum damage in close range.
  • This works very similarly to the Pulling Sucker Gun, so use a similar strategy as the one you use with that weapon.
  • Pairing this gadget with the Pulling Sucker Gun can give you a double pull if you use this quickly as it has no delay.
  • Do not target far spots, as you will waste the ability to use the gadget and you will have to wait 11 seconds to use it again.
  • The gadget is useful for fleeing purposes, especially in Flag Capture, when you are carrying the enemy flag. Be aware of automatic/sniper users though.
  • This gadget can also be used in Point Capture to quickly reach points and surprise opponents.
  • Add the Repair Bench to your lobby as it can reduce gadget cooldown.
  • Pair the Repair bench with gold clan armor to reduce it's cooldown even more.
  • This gadget is one of the best for Flag Capture as it doesn't make you drop the flag when you use it.

Counters

  • Strafe around the user while firing to avoid getting hit.
  • Try running away, in particular, try rocket jumping away from its users.
  • Pick off users from long range.
  • If a user lands on you, try to fend them off with a Melee weapon.
  • If you can dodge a shot, the enemy will be pulled to the wall they hit. Use this opportunity to surprise attack them.
  • Use a shotgun such as the Viking or Acid Shotgun to finish opponents who uses this to pull themselves towards you.
  • Use the Pulling Sucker Gun (or any other weapon with PullingTowardsTarget.png) to keep up with the gadget user.
  • Use the Disabler gadget to prevent people to use this for a short period of time.

Stats

Stats Cooldown
Initial Tier 17 seconds
Tier 1 16 seconds
Tier 2 16 seconds
Tier 3 15 seconds
Tier 4 15 seconds
Tier 5 14 seconds
Tier 6 14 seconds
Tier 7 13 seconds
Tier 8 13 seconds
Tier 9 13 seconds
Tier 10 12 seconds
Tier 11 12 seconds
Final Tier 11 seconds

Changelog

17.5.0

  • Initial release

Trivia

  • This is one of the gadgets added in the 17.5.0 update which can only be obtained through the Clans System.
  • It has the same functionality as the Fatality Hook, Pulling Sucker Gun, and Vertical Grip Device.
  • This and the Super Magnet are the gadgets with the shortest cooldown.
  • The Pocket Harpoon bears a striking resemblance to the Grapple Gun from Pixel Gun World.
  • This is the only pulling utility to not allow you to drop the flag while holding and using it.
    • This is because it isn't spammable and can't be abused in any way
  • This should technically be in the "Tools" section as you don't throw it in any way.
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