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.
List of rollers
|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.||Carbon Roller||✓||✓||✓|
|Carbon Roller Deco||✓||✓|
|The standard roller. It has decent range and mobility.||Splat Roller||✓||✓||✓|
|Krak-On Splat Roller||✓||✓|
|CoroCoro Splat Roller||✓|
|Kensa Splat Roller||✓|
|Hero Roller Replica||✓||✓|
|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.||Dynamo Roller||✓||✓||✓|
|Gold Dynamo Roller||✓||✓||✓|
|Tempered Dynamo Roller||✓|
|Kensa Dynamo 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.||Flingza Roller||✓||✓|
|Foil Flingza Roller||✓|
- Main article: Brush
Brushes are a variant of Rollers in Splatoon and Splatoon 2 and their own main weapon class in Splatoon 3. Brushes are able to be swung rapidly and allow to run fast with it while leaving a thin trail of ink.
- 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 ):
- Inkling Girl:
- Inkling Boy:
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: 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.
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
- 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.
- According to Sheldon, rollers began as unofficial weapons but were eventually made official due to their popularity.
The Splat Roller.
The Krak-On Splat Roller.
The Hero Roller Replica.
The Dynamo Roller.
The Gold Dynamo Roller.
The Carbon Roller.
The Carbon Roller Deco.
A pre-release image of Inklings at Camp Triggerfish, showing that rollers were originally held differently when not in use.
Some roller parts in the Shooting Range.
Using a vertical swing in Splatoon 2.
Inkling Boy with a roller from Splatoon 2.
Promo renders for Splatoon 2
Promotional renders for Splatoon 3
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Roller||Same as English|
|German||Roller||Same as English|
|Horizontal swing||Vertical swing|