The Splat Roller is a large paint roller. It covers turf while the player pushes it and can be used as a melee weapon. After pressing , it flings ink at a short range. If the player continues to hold down , the Splat Roller touches the ground and can leave a wide trail of ink identical to the player's movements for as long as the player holds . Enemies making direct contact with the roller while it is being pushed are splatted instantly. At close range, well-aimed fling attacks will splat opponents with one hit. Each flick of the Splat Roller consumes 9% of the ink tank capacity, allowing players to fling eleven times before needing to refill the tank.
The Splat Roller represents the Roller class of weapons, useful for close combat and also for inking turf. Tap to fling ink at foes, or hold it down to ink the ground as you run! Rollers began as unofficial weapons but became so popular that they're now an officially recognized style! The included Suction Bombs and Killer Wail are powerful too, so this is great set to learn the Roller ropes.(NA)[a]
The Splat Roller represents the Roller class of weapons, useful for close combat and also for painting the floor. Tap to hurl ink at foes, or hold it down to paint the floor beneath you as you run! Rollers began as unofficial weapons, but became so popular that they're now an officially recognised style! The included Suction Bombs and Killer Wail are powerful too, so this is great set to learn the Roller ropes.(EU/OC)[b]
|“||A weapon adopted from an ordinary paint roller. Aside from inking the ground, it can also be swung to hurl globs of ink at your opponents.||”|
— In-Game Description
|“||This weapon here is the Splat Roller. Its ability to ink the ground while on the move sometimes classifies it as a melee weapon, but you can also swing it to fling ink, making it effective at medium range too! It’s all about knowing when to roll and when to fling!||”|
- North America
- Europe and Oceania
Official art of an Inkling holding the Splat Roller.
The Splat Roller returns for Splatoon 2 with a new visual design and a new vertical swing mechanic. When flicked while jumping, ink travels in a vertical line rather than a horizontal splash, and it travels much farther than a grounded flick. It comes with Curling Bombs and the Splashdown.
The Splat Roller represents the roller class of weapons that excel at close combat and inking turf. Tap to fling ink at foes, or hold it down to ink the ground as you run. Bounce a Curling Bomb off a wall to cut off your opponent's route, get right up on them, aaaaaaand SPLAT! Paired with the Splashdown, I'm pretty sure you'll have no trouble splatting multiple opponents at once! If you want to experience the basics of the new generation of rollers, look no further.
|“||The perfect weapon for getting up close and personal. Press while on the ground to fling a wide volley of ink or press while in midair to fling a narrower, concentrated volley of ink.||”|
The select screen on the Switch event demo selecting the Splat Roller
- During the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, the Splat Roller's sub weapon was changed to Suction Bombs.
- Occasionally, a mechanical clunking noise can be heard when rolling the Splat Roller.
- The Splat Roller is used in the following Octo Expansion levels:
Names in other languages
|Splaroller, from splat + roller.|
|Italian||Rullo splat||Splat Roller|
|Spanish||Rodillo Básico||Basic Roller|