Not to be confused with the Switch Shot Super Soaker or the Switch Shots series of Super Soakers.

The Switch Shot EX-3 is an external single fire Nerf blaster that was released in 2008 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with the Wii video games Nerf N-Strike or Nerf N-Strike Elite; it can also be purchased separately from the games.

It comes packaged with either three Sonic Micro Darts or three Whistler Darts; this is up to the user's choice. The Nerf N-Strike Elite version comes with a Red Reveal accessory.


There is a tactical rail located underneath the blaster. On the left side is a small orange button, which allows users to open up the blaster to load in a Wiimote, allowing it to be used for the Nerf video games or other Wii shooter games.

Color schemes

The Switch Shot comes in the following color schemes:

Reloading and firing

To reload the Switch Shot, load a dart into the blaster's muzzle. Pull the plunger tube back to prime the blaster.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart.


  • The poorly placed tactical rail underneath the barrel makes the Pop-Out Bipod, Assault Grip, and the Strikefire the only tactical rail accessories to not restrict access to the grip. Other accessories like the Dual-Mode Light Beam will restrict access to it.
  • An alternative, albeit slower way to reload this blaster is to swap the empty upper half of the blaster with a different, loaded one.
  • The hole for the blaster's plunger system allows for the attachment of a Nunchuck controller when a Wiimote is inserted as well as the wrist strap attached to the Wiimote.


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