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 their respective order in the weapon select screen with the Main filter.

Series Description Variants Games

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. Carbon Roller
Carbon Roller Deco

Splat Roller
The standard roller. It has decent range and mobility. Splat Roller
Krak-On Splat Roller
CoroCoro Splat Roller
Kensa Splat Roller
Hero Roller Replica
Order Roller Replica

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. Dynamo Roller
Gold Dynamo Roller
Tempered Dynamo Roller
Kensa Dynamo Roller

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. Flingza Roller
Foil Flingza Roller

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. Big Swig Roller
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

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. In Octo Canyon only, its flick speed, roll, and power can be increased by upgrading it using Power Eggs and Sardinium. 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.

Order Roller
A roller similar to the Splat Roller only used in Side Order when equipping Callie's Palette. Its stats can be upgraded by placing color chips into the associated Palette. Upon successful completion of a run with this Palette equipped, the player will unlock the Order Roller Replica for use in battles.

Sets

Rollers in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Carbon Roller 1000 Burst Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeMedium 10 Cash 6600 Roller 27 June 2015
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Seeker Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 13 Cash 7600 Roller 3 October 2015​​
CoroCoro Splat Roller 1012 Splash Wall Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 5000 Roller 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​​​
Dynamo Roller 1020 Sprinkler Echolocator Special gaugeHeavy 15 Cash 10000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​
Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 Splat Bomb Inkstrike Special gaugeHeavy 20 Cash 25000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
Hero Roller Replica 1013 Suction Bomb Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1200 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​
Inkbrush 1100 Sprinkler Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 4800 Roller 6 June 2015
Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 Ink Mine Bubbler Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 5900 Roller 1 August 2015​​​
Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 Squid Beakon Kraken Special gaugeMedium 7 Cash 3000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​
Octobrush 1110 Squid Beakon Kraken Special gaugeLight 12 Cash 8500 Roller 18 July 2015
Octobrush Nouveau 1111 Splat Bomb Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 16 Cash 9500 Roller 1 January 2016
Permanent Inkbrush 1102 Splat Bomb Kraken Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 8200 Roller 13 April 2016 (2.7.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Roller 1010 Suction Bomb Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 3 Cash 1000 Roller 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​
Tempered Dynamo Roller 1022 Seeker 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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Carbon Roller 1000 Autobomb Ink Storm 160p 7 Cash 6200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Burst Bomb Autobomb Launcher 190p 10 Cash 8500 Roller 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Dynamo Roller 1020 Ink Mine Sting Ray 180p 20 Cash 24500 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​
Flingza Roller 1030 Splash Wall Splat-Bomb Launcher 180p 24 Cash 15700 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Foil Flingza Roller 1031 Suction Bomb Tenta Missiles 180p 28 Cash 21300 Roller 18 November 2017​​​​​
Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 Splat Bomb Ink Armor 190p 25 Cash 29000 Roller 28 October 2017​​​​​​​​​​​
Hero Roller Replica 1013 Curling Bomb Splashdown 170p 3 Cash 2300 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​
Herobrush Replica 1113 Autobomb Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 9400 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​
Inkbrush 1100 Splat Bomb Splashdown 150p 5 Cash 2600 Roller 23 July 2017
Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 Ink Mine Baller 180p 7 Cash 7000 Roller 11 November 2017​​​
Kensa Dynamo Roller 1022 Sprinkler Booyah Bomb 180p 29 Cash 32300 Roller 3 October 2018 (4.1.0)​​​​
Kensa Octobrush 1112 Suction Bomb Ultra Stamp 180p 20 Cash 13200 Roller 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​​​
Kensa Splat Roller 1012 Splat Bomb Bubble Blower 180p 14 Cash 12300 Roller 14 September 2018 (4.0.0)​​​​​
Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 Squid Beakon Baller 170p 12 Cash 9200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Octobrush 1110 Autobomb Inkjet 170p 10 Cash 8200 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Octobrush Nouveau 1111 Squid Beakon Tenta Missiles 170p 15 Cash 9900 Roller 2 January 2018
Permanent Inkbrush 1102 Sprinkler Ink Armor 180p 12 Cash 8400 Roller 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Roller 1010 Curling Bomb 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​​​​​​​​​​
Big Swig Roller 1040 Splash Wall Ink Vac 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)
Big Swig Roller Express 1041 Angle Shooter Ink Storm 200p 18 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​
Carbon Roller 1000 Autobomb Zipcaster 160p 6 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
Carbon Roller Deco 1001 Burst Bomb Trizooka 190p 22 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Dynamo Roller 1020 Sprinkler Tacticooler 190p 12 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
Flingza Roller 1030 Ink Mine Tenta Missiles 210p 20 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
Foil Flingza Roller 1031 Suction Bomb Splattercolor Screen 200p 24 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​
Gold Dynamo Roller 1021 Splat Bomb Super Chump 180p 17 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 5.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​
Krak-On Splat Roller 1011 Squid Beakon Kraken Royale 180p 7 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Order Roller Replica 1015 Curling Bomb Big Bubbler 180p 1 Roller Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Splat Roller 1010 Curling Bomb Big Bubbler 180p 2 Sheldon License 1 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.
  • 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 test 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