Dynamo Roller

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Dynamo Roller
Dynamo Roller HQ.png
Type Main, Roller
Level Unlocked 15 (Requires DJ Octavio Sunken Scroll)
Splash Damage 25–125
Roll Damage 160
72 / 100
Ink Speed
30 / 100
18 / 100
Sub Weapon Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler (Splatoon)
NewInkMine.png Ink Mine (Splatoon 2)
Special Weapon Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator (Splatoon)
NewStingray.PNG Sting Ray (Splatoon 2)
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Heavy

The Dynamo Roller is a Roller Main Weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.


Like all rollers, the Dynamo Roller can cover turf while in motion and fling a large amount of ink at medium range, but high range for a roller. Compared to the Splat Roller, this roller is much slower but covers a larger area while rolling and throwing ink. It comes in a set with the Sprinkler and Echolocator, and can only be purchased after collecting the Sunken Scroll from the DJ Octavio.

Using the blueprints as a starting point, Sheldon has rigged up a motor to the roller base. Cumbersome to use, but delivers a powerful burst of ink when swung.
— In-Game Description
Sheldon's Introduction
The Dynamo Roller is a roller I designed myself upon using my granddad's blueprints!

It wound up with incredible power, but the dynamo motor does weigh it down a bit... oh, well.

Anyway, ink turf with the Sprinkler and track enemies with the Echolocator, and you'll be winning in no time!



The Dynamo Roller has a low swing speed and roll speed, but a higher damage output and ink splatter range. This roller is very useful when you have a height advantage over your opponents, standing over a Splat Zone for example. Just raining ink down with your swing can easily capture the zone. The Sprinkler can be used as a distraction for opponents, and Echolocator helps you keep tabs on your opponents so you’re not snuck up on—which can be bad due to the slow attack speed of a Dynamo Roller.
— Splatoon Prima Guide


Version history



  • amount of time needed before the ink begins filling after swinging the roller increased.
  • Players can only splat their opponents in one hit if they hit with the center of the roller.
  • Opponents cannot be splatted in one hit when the player is out of ink.
  • Calculation method for damage when the roller is repeatedly swung modified.


  • Special gauge loss: 50% → up to 75%
  • Swim speed decreased by about 10%.


  • When using the ink fling attack, decreased the central zone in which it was possible to splat an opponent with a single attack by 18%.
  • Increased damage dealt when flinging ink to attack the barrier around the Rainmaker in Rainmaker mode by 12%.
  • Time taken to begin recovering ink after ink fling attack: 1.17 seconds → 1.33 seconds

Recommended Abilities

Echolocator is an immensely valuable special for the entire team, preventing flanks and stopping pushes, and with the Dynamo without doubt being the best inking and painting weapon in the game, Echolocator's with Dynamo Rollers essentially build up in seconds when Special Charge Up is used

Damage Up significantly increases the Dynamo's effective range to splat, preventing even more enemies from escaping and allowing for greater ease in splatting.

As the Dynamo Roller is one of few weapons to have its base swim speed reduced, Swim Speed Up serves to mitigate said reduction and enable the Dynamo Roller to have greater mobility in splatting and generally completing the objective.

The heavy ink consumption of the Dynamo Roller may also necessitate Ink Recovery Up, which increases the ink recovery rate in squid form, allowing the a player wielding the Dynamo Roller to spend less time recharging their ink tank.

Getting stuck in ink is a death sentence for the Dynamo Roller, because of its slow flick speed. Ink Resistance Up will make the player less likely to get stuck in ink.

This ability works best for the Dynamo Roller, serving every need a Dynamo Roller player could ask for. Swim Speed mitigates the swim speed reduction of the roller, Ink Saver Main allows players to gain one additional flick with the Dynamo, and Ink Recovery allows players to have greater map presence. Furthermore, the Special Charge Up boost further allows the Dynamo Roller to gain even more of the exceedingly valuable Special. This ability fares extremely well with the Dynamo. More frequent deaths are common with the Dynamo Roller with an aggressive playstyle, thus Haunt allows for regular tagging of opponents for the entire team.

A surprise Dynamo Roller is devastating to the enemy team, especially on Tower Control. Equip Stealth Jump to jump to safely jump to a location that catches the enemy off guard.

At 20% ink consumption per flick, the Dynamo Roller is the most ink-hungry roller type. Ink Saver (Main) may occasionally be a nice asset for suppressing the enemy with repeated flicks, by reducing the amount of ink used per flick. 1 main and 1 sub of this ability will afford the player a 6th full-powered flick.


Similar weapons

Name Origin

Dynamo Roller is derived from Dynamo and Roller. Dynamo is a type of an electrical generator, which the Dynamo Roller seems partly based on.

ダイナモローラー dainamo rōrā is the same as its English name.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ダイナモローラー
dainamo rōrā
Dynamo Roller
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Dynamoroller Dynamo Roller
FlagFrance.svg French Dynamo-rouleau Dynamo roller
FlagGermany.svg German Dynaroller Dynamo + Roller
FlagItaly.svg Italian Rullo dinamo Dynamo Roller
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мотовалик
Motor roller
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Rodillo Pro Pro Roller
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Dinamorrodillo Dynamoroller

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Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
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Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

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Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings Weapont Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · Weapont Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · Weapont Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
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Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller · 30px Flingza Roller · Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Hero)

NewSplatRoller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On)

Chargers 30px E-liter 4K · 30px E-liter 4K Scope · 30px Goo Tuber · NewSplatCharger.png Splat Charger(Firefin, Hero)

Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Firefin)

Sloshers NewSlosher.png Slosher(Hero) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher
Splatlings NewHeavySplatling.png Heavy Splatling(Hero) · Weapont Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling
Blasters Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom, Hero) · 30px Clash Blaster · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster
Dualies 30px Dapple Dualies · SplatDualies.png Splat Dualies(Enperry, Hero)
Brellas 30px Splat Brella(Hero)
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