Roller

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Octoling wielding the Splat Roller, a weapon in the Roller class.

Rollers are one of the main weapon classes in the Splatoon series.

A Roller's primary methods of use are swings that create large concentrations of ink, and as their name suggests, rolling along the ground to spread a wide trail of ink and damage enemies on contact.

General mechanics

When is pressed, the user flings ink from their roller, painting a relatively wide area in front of them. If the user keeps holding down , the user will hold the roller down, spreading ink on the floor as they run. Rolling into enemies with most rollers will instantly splat them.

Starting in Splatoon 2, rollers are capable of executing a vertical swing attack by flinging after jumping (or after a small delay while otherwise airborne), creating a longer and narrower path of ink.

Brushes

Main article: Brush

Brushes are roller-like weapons that have weaker, more rapid swings and do not have a vertical swing attack. All brushes have a faster running speed when pushing them along the ground and leave behind a thinner trail of ink than any other roller. Prior to Splatoon 3, they were classified as rollers.

List of rollers

Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.

Series Description Variants Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png
Carbon Roller
A light, mobile roller that has a fast rolling speed. It has extremely fast flicks in exchange for a short range. It is unable to crush opponents in one hit. S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller
S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco
S3 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png
Splat Roller
The standard roller. It has decent range and mobility. S3 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller
S3 Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller
S Weapon Main CoroCoro Splat Roller.png CoroCoro Splat Roller
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Roller.png Kensa Splat Roller
S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller Replica
S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png
Dynamo Roller
A heavy roller. It deals high damage and can throw ink farther than all other rollers. However, it is very slow and consumes the most ink of any roller. S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller
S3 Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller
S Weapon Main Tempered Dynamo Roller.png Tempered Dynamo Roller
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Dynamo Roller.png Kensa Dynamo Roller
S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png
Flingza Roller
A roller that changes shape when performing a vertical swing. Its horizontal swing and rolling capabilities are similar to that of the Splat Roller, while its vertical swing is slow but has better range, inking, and damage. S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller
S2 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller.png Foil Flingza Roller
S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller.png
Big Swig Roller
A roller with exceptional inking capabilities and wider range. It is extremely ink efficient and fast while rolling. Its swings are somewhat quick but tend to be weaker compared to other rollers. It cannot splat opponents with a single horizontal swing, and it cannot crush opponents in one hit. S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller.png Big Swig Roller
S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller Express.png Big Swig Roller Express

Special Rollers

The following special roller(s) are only available outside of battles as part of other modes:

Weapon Description Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller.png
Hero Roller
A roller similar to the Splat Roller only used in Octo Valley and Octo Canyon. An Inkling Boy amiibo is required to play Octo Valley missions using the Hero Roller. Upon completion of all applicable missions in either mode using the Hero Roller, the player will unlock the Hero Roller Replica for use in battles.

Sets

Rollers in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller 1000 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeMedium 10 Cash 6600 Roller 27 June 2015
S Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco 1001 S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Seeker.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 13 Cash 7600 Roller 3 October 2015​​
S Weapon Main CoroCoro Splat Roller.png CoroCoro Splat Roller 1012 S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 5000 Roller 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller 1020 S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator Special gaugeHeavy 15 Cash 10000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​
S Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeHeavy 20 Cash 25000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller Replica 1013 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1200 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​
S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush 1100 S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 4800 Roller 6 June 2015
S Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 5900 Roller 1 August 2015​​​
S Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeMedium 7 Cash 3000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush 1110 S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeLight 12 Cash 8500 Roller 18 July 2015
S Weapon Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau 1111 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 16 Cash 9500 Roller 1 January 2016
S Weapon Main Permanent Inkbrush.png Permanent Inkbrush 1102 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 8200 Roller 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller 1010 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Tempered Dynamo Roller.png Tempered Dynamo Roller 1022 S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 36800 Roller 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​
Rollers in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller 1000 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 160p 7 Cash 6200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco 1001 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Autobomb Launcher.png Autobomb Launcher 190p 10 Cash 8500 Roller 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller 1020 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 180p 20 Cash 24500 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller 1030 S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launcher 180p 24 Cash 15700 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller.png Foil Flingza Roller 1031 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 28 Cash 21300 Roller 18 November 2017​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 190p 25 Cash 29000 Roller 28 October 2017​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller Replica 1013 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 3 Cash 2300 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​
S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Replica.png Herobrush Replica 1113 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 9400 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush 1100 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 150p 5 Cash 2600 Roller 23 July 2017
S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 180p 7 Cash 7000 Roller 11 November 2017​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Dynamo Roller.png Kensa Dynamo Roller 1022 S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 180p 29 Cash 32300 Roller 3 October 2018 (4.1.0)​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush 1112 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 20 Cash 13200 Roller 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Roller.png Kensa Splat Roller 1012 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower 180p 14 Cash 12300 Roller 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 170p 12 Cash 9200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush 1110 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 8200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau 1111 S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 170p 15 Cash 9900 Roller 2 January 2018
S2 Weapon Main Permanent Inkbrush.png Permanent Inkbrush 1102 S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 180p 12 Cash 8400 Roller 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller 1010 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 3 Cash 1800 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Rollers in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller 2D Current.png Big Swig Roller 1040 S3 Weapon Sub Splash Wall Flat.png Splash Wall S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller Express 2D Current.png Big Swig Roller Express 1041 S3 Weapon Sub Angle Shooter Flat.png Angle Shooter S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 200p 18 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​
S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller 2D Current.png Carbon Roller 1000 S3 Weapon Sub Autobomb Flat.png Autobomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 170p 6 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco 2D Current.png Carbon Roller Deco 1001 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 190p 22 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller 2D Current.png Dynamo Roller 1020 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller 2D Current.png Flingza Roller 1030 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 210p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller 2D Current.png Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Super Chump.png Super Chump 190p 17 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller 2D Current.png Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Kraken Royale.png Kraken Royale 180p 7 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Order Roller Replica 2D Current.png Order Roller Replica 1015 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Big Bubbler.png Big Bubbler 180p 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Splat Roller 2D Current.png Splat Roller 1010 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Big Bubbler.png Big Bubbler 180p 2 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Roller.png Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Animations

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Victory:

  • Both genders sway their weapon side to side a few times before posing while resting the weapon on their shoulder.

Defeat:

  • Both genders rest their weapon on their shoulder while shaking their head in disappointment.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Right Stick):

  • Inkling Girl:
  • Inkling Boy:

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before a match starts:

  • Both Inklings and Octolings hold their weapon over their shoulder.

Victory:

  • Inkling Girl: Does a few stretches while holding her weapon before positioning it behind her back.
  • Inkling Boy: Does a "pop-off" while resting his weapon on his shoulder before striking a pose.
  • Octoling Girl: Raises her weapon off the ground to rest it on her shoulder before wiping her forehead and striking a pose.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to the Octoling Girl's, but instead ends with pointing his thumb towards his chest.

Defeat:

  • Inklings: Holds their weapon on the ground while holding their head in disappointment, while pausing to shake their head.
  • Octoling Girl: Holds her hand up to her face, falls forward and shakes her head, before looking up while winking.
  • Octoling Boy: Shakes his fist, kneels down and shakes his head, before looking up and winking.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: Raises their weapon up and down while looking it over, puts roller on the ground as if to start rolling, before returning to idle position.
  • Octolings: Holds their roller out in front of them and bounces it twice, looks weapon over from behind, raises the weapon up and brings it down into a crouched position before returning to idle.

Splatoon 3

Spawner pose:

  • All styles: Rests their weapon on their shoulder while standing up straight.

Victory:

  • Flip Out: Jumps over the weapon and kicks it up, swapping hands to rest it over their shoulder while slightly crouched.
  • Reppin' Inkopolis: The user gleefully swings their weapon from side to side, hoists it over their right shoulder, and puts their hand on their hip.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: The player will look up at their weapon, put the roller on the ground and roll it back and fourth once, roll it to the right a couple more times, look down at their weapon and put their hand on their chin as if thinking before picking it back up.
  • Octolings: The player will look up at their weapon and flip it over twice, then slam it onto the ground and roll it back and fourth three times, then pick it up and smile.

Quotes

Squid Research Lab here, rolling out a report on rollers! These versatile weapons can lay down a wide path of ink on the ground or fling it forward for a more traditional attack. Warning: do NOT paint your apartment with one. (A "friend" lost their security deposit that way.)
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]

Trivia

Glowing ink flung from a roller.
  • Splatting by rolling over enemies will change the splat cam message from "splatted" to "squished" (Splatoon) or "crushed" (Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3).
  • Ink flung from any roller will glow before it lands. This is often difficult to see, however, due to bright lighting in some areas and the small amount of time for which the ink is in the air.
  • There are no rollers with Point Sensor, Toxic Mist, Fizzy Bomb, or Disruptor as their sub weapon.
  • In Splatoon, the Carbon Roller Deco has a unique special weapon, the Seeker Bomb Rush.
    • However, no main weapon in Splatoon 2 has a unique special weapon.
  • In the corner of the Shooting Range are some parts of a roller, most likely a Splat Roller.
  • Due to the large size of rollers, parts of them will sometimes go through walls as they are being pushed.
  • Rollers are not affected by Run Speed Up when they are rolling.
    • However, the effect is active while running, flicking, or doing both at once.
  • According to Sheldon, rollers began as unofficial weapons but were eventually made official due to their popularity.

Gallery

SplatNet Icons

2D icons

In-game

Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promotional renders for Splatoon 3

Tableturf Battle cards for Splatoon 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ローラー
Rōrā
Roller
Netherlands Dutch Roller Same as English
CanadaFrance French Rouleau Roller
Germany German Roller Same as English
Italy Italian Rullo Roller
Russia Russian Валик
Valik
Roller
SpainMexico Spanish Rodillo Roller
China Chinese (Simplified) 滚筒
gǔntǒng (Mandarin)
Roller
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 滾筒
gǔntǒng (Mandarin)
Roller
South Korea Korean 롤러
rolleo
Roller

Horizontal swing

Vertical swing
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヨコ振り
yoko furi
Horizontal swing
Netherlands Dutch Horizontale zwaai Horizontal swing
Russia Russian Горизонтальный взмах
Gorizontal'nyy vzmakh
Horizontal swing
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 橫揮
hénghuī (Mandarin)
Horizontal swing
South Korea Korean 가로 휘두르기
garo hwidureugi
Horizontal swing
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タテ振り
tate furi
Vertical swing
Netherlands Dutch Verticale zwaai Vertical swing
Russia Russian Вертикальный взмах
Vertikal'nyy vzmakh
Vertical swing
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 縱揮
zònghuī (Mandarin)
Vertical swing
South Korea Korean 세로 휘두르기
sero hwidureugi
Vertical swing

References