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The Paintinator power-up.


The Paintinator, is a paintball blaster Sackpeople can acquire from a floating, rotating pickup placed in the level. It was released as part of the Metal Gear Solid expansion pack. It is aimed with the right analog stick and fired by pressing R1. It is included in LittleBigPlanet: Game Of The Year Edition for free.

As well as featuring in the story levels of the Metal Gear Solid expansion, the Paintinator can also be placed in levels created by players with the expansion pack. Players can then play the level and use the Paintinator whether they have bought the pack or not.


The Paintinator can activate Paint Switches, which are activated by shooting it with paint ball rounds from the Paintinator. It can be set to require more than one hit before activated. The appearance of a Paint Switch is of a green bar when full. As it is shot the bar gets smaller as it changes to yellow, then finally red before being activated. The Paint Switch also activates numerous functions if you connect it with a wire.

The Paintinator can also be used to shoot other Sackpeople, knocking them back like a weaker version of the slap and covering them in paint. Finally, it can be used to destroy unshielded brains on creatures.


Metal Gear Solid

LittleBigPlanet Karting

In LittleBigPlanet Karting, the Paintinator is used as a weapon to slow down other racers. The Paintinator has the ability to shoot 3 paintballs before disappearing.
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Paintinator weapon icon in LittleBigPlanet Karting


There are 4 trophies associated with the Paintinator enhancement:

  • Paint Sharer: Create and publish a level with the Paintinator power-up inside of it.
  • Paint Splurge: Fire 5,000 Paintballs.
  • Quick-fire Artiste: Fire 40 paintballs in 5 seconds.
  • Thrifty Painter: Complete Act 3: The Mission firing less than 125 paintballs.


  • The colour of the paint is determined by the player's Popit colour.
  • It is possible for the player to capture the paintballs fired from the paintinator, and use them as they would any other object.
  • While using the Paintinator, Sackboy cannot grab.
  • If you go into water while you have a Paintinator, it will be removed.
  • If a player has achieved the 'Black Popit' glitch in LittleBigPlanet, then they will fire multicoloured paintballs when equipped with the Paintinator.
  • A Paintinator model can be found in the code of Run Sackboy! Run!.
  • The Paintinator can be found underneath the Creatinator in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
  • In LittleBigPlanet 2, it is possible to use the Paintinator to jump higher than normal. By shooting downwards and jumping repeatedly, one can jump on fired paintballs up to great heights.

Raiden and Solid Snake obtaining a Paintinator gun from a Paintinator Powerup.

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