How to Roll Squids in Splatoon 3

Being a squid is all fun and games until another squid comes along and inks you. This is the premise of Splatoon 3, especially in Turf War, the highly competitive 4v4 mode. But Splatoon 3 gave players more options to survive against other players, like the Squid Roll. This may have you wondering what a Squid Roll is and how to make one in Splatoon 3.

How to Squid Roll in Splatoon 3

To perform a Squid Roll, you must be in your squid form and traveling in your team’s ink. Once you reach maximum speed, flick the thumbstick in the direction opposite to that in which you were moving. If done correctly, your squid will perform a Squid Roll, leaping into the air and dashing backwards, hopefully avoiding any enemy ink.


The timing can be tricky, so you shouldn’t expect to be able to do this right away. We recommend that you switch to training mode and practice. Once you figure that out, you can perform it like it’s second nature.

Implementing the Squid Roll into your movement is a great way to stay alive and avoid getting splattered. The longer you stay on stage, the more time you have to cover ground and ink and give your allies a place to spawn.

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