Roller

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

Rollers are one of the main weapon classifications in the Splatoon series. When the is pressed, the player flings ink from their roller, which can be used for attacking opponents at medium range. If the player keeps holding down the button, 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. Since Splatoon 2, all rollers have a vertical swing attack that is triggered by flinging after jumping, which flings longer but more narrow path of ink for long-range attacks or creating a swimming path.

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

Brushes

Main article: Brush

Brushes are roller-like weapons with rapid-but-weaker swing attack (without any long-range attack mode) and faster running speed when "rolling" that leaves a thinner trail of ink. Prior to Splatoon 3, they are 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 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. 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
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
S3 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. S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller
S2 Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller [a]
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. 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. 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 that covers a wide area of ink when rolling. Its horizonal swing covers more area than the Dynamo Roller, and its vertical swing has long range, similar to the Flingza Roller. Unlike other rollers, its horizontal swing is unable to splat opponents with one hit at close range. S3 Weapon Main Big Swig Roller.png Big Swig Roller

Sets

Rollers in Splatoon 3

Animations

Splatoon

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:

  • 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.

Splatoon 3

Spawner Drone 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.

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 or 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 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.

Gallery

SplatNet Icons

In-game

Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promotional renders for Splatoon 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ローラー
Rōrā
Roller
Netherlands Dutch Roller Same as English
Canada and France French Rouleau Roller
Germany German Roller Same as English
Italy Italian Rullo Roller
Russia Russian Валик
Valik
Roller
Spain 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

Notes

  1. This weapon hasn't been added to the game but is featured in promotional artworks, most notably the key art for the Roller class in Splatoon 3.

References