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Rollers are one of the main weapon classifications in the Splatoon series. Rollers easily spread ink over a wide area around the user, making it an ideal weapon for inking on the go. For most rollers, running into enemies will instantly splat them, changing the splat cam message from "splatted" to "squished" (Splatoon) or "crushed" (Splatoon 2). For attacking enemies out of melee range, rollers also have a mid-range ink-flinging attack. From Splatoon 2, all rollers have a vertical swing attack that can be used by attacking after jumping. These are used to splat opponents at longer ranges and to cover the ground with a long and narrow path of ink instead of the usual short and wide splash.

With the Inkling Boy amiibo, the player can use a Roller for Octo Valley missions.

List of rollers

Series Description Variants Games
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S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png
Carbon Roller
A light and mobile roller. Users can push it along the ground at a fast pace thanks to its lightweight design. It has an extremely fast flick that can splat opponents in one hit. However, it is lacking in range, and it is unable to crush opponents in one hit. S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco
S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png
Splat Roller
The standard roller. It has decent range and mobility. S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller
S2 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
S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png
Dynamo Roller
A heavy roller. It can throw ink farther than all the other rollers, but it impairs mobility and takes a while to wind up before every flick. S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller
S2 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
S2 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png
Flingza Roller
A roller that changes shape when performing a vertical swing. It moves and flings horizontally in a manner similar to the Splat Roller, while its vertical swings are slow and heavy like a Dynamo Roller. S2 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller
S2 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller.png Foil Flingza Roller
S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png
A fast but short-ranged brush. When pushed along the ground, the user moves at extremely high speed, and leaves behind a narrow trail of ink. Damage is low, as the user needs to land four globs of ink to splat an opponent. S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush
S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Permanent Inkbrush.png Permanent Inkbrush
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png
A slower brush with decent range. Movement speed while pushing it along the ground is a bit slower compared to the Inkbrush. Only three hits are needed to splat an opponent. S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush
S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Replica.png Herobrush Replica



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


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

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Button1 RS.png):

  • Inkling Girl:
  • Inkling Boy:

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before a match starts:

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


  • 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.


  • Both Inkling genders hold their weapon on the ground while holding their head in disappointment, while pausing to shake their head.
  • Octoling Girl:
  • Octoling Boy:

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Button1 RS.png):

  • Inkling Girl:
  • Inkling Boy:
  • Octoling Girl:
  • Octoling Boy:

Splatoon 3

Spawner Drone pose:

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


  • All styles:


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]
Squid Research Lab here, ready to brush up on brushes! Hold Button1 ZR.png while using a brush to sprint at a tremendous speed and lay down a tactical ribbon of ink. You can also use rapid-fire brush swings to turn an opponent's face into the kind of abstract art that's worth millions!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[2]


Glowing ink flung from a roller.
  • 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 for 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 the same time.
  • All rollers in the Octobrush and Inkbrush series (except for the Inkbrush Nouveau), as well as the CoroCoro Splat Roller, are the only roller-class weapons that have not been nerfed as of April 2020.
  • According to Sheldon, rollers began as unofficial weapons but were eventually made official due to their popularity.
  • Against Salmonid, Inkbrushes have more DPS (Damage Per Second) when rolling while Octobrushes have more DPS when ink-flinging.


SplatNet Icons



Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promotional renders for Splatoon 3

Names in other languages

Roller Brush
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ローラー
Netherlands Dutch Roller Same as English
France French Rouleau Roller
Germany German Roller Same as English
Italy Italian Rullo Roller
Russia Russian Валик
Spain Spanish Rodillo Roller
South Korea Korean 롤러
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フデ
Netherlands Dutch Kwast Brush
France French Brosse Brush
Germany German Bürste Brush
Italy Italian Pennello Brush
Russia Russian Кисть Brush
Spain Spanish Brocha Brush
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 畫筆 Brush
South Korea Korean