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Roller Skates

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The Roller Skates (Japanese: ローラースケート Roller Skates) are a key item in Pokémon X and Y that allow the player to move around faster than they would by running, but slower than they would on a Bicycle, by navigating with the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad. They are based off of inline skates.

In the games

The Roller Skates are obtained from a Roller Skater outside the Santalune Gym after the player has defeated her in a battle. Unlike walking, running, and riding a bicycle, the Roller Skates require the use of the Circle Pad; pressing the directional buttons while using the Roller Skates will cause the player to take off the Roller Skates.

In some areas such as Route 5, Shalour Gym, Route 13, and Dendemille Town, there are rails which the player may traverse by using the Roller Skates. These frequently feature dips which will cause the player to fall off unless they are moving fast enough.

When going through tall grass, the player is reduced to walking speed and the Poké Radar may not be used.

Flavor text

Games Description
XY Attaches roller skates to the bottom of your shoes, allowing you to glide quickly around and perform tricks.

Tricks

The player can perform certain tricks while using the Roller Skates. Any trick requiring a ledge cannot be performed until the player has learned it from an NPC; otherwise, the player may perform grounded 360s, parallel swizzles, and drift-and-dashes as soon as they have the Roller Skates. These tricks are aesthetic and have no significant gameplay effect. Any trick being correctly performed will be indicated by a high-pitched whooshing noise.

  • Parallel swizzle (Japanese: パラレル Parallel) — Mentioned by a Roller Skater inside an office building on the western end of South Boulevard.
    • When the Circle Pad is tilted slightly in one direction, the player will begin to move their feet from side to side. While easiest to initiate at slow speeds, it may also be performed at high speeds.
  • Drift-and-dash (Japanese: ターンダッシュ Turn dash) — Mentioned by a Roller Skater at the monument in Vert Plaza.
    • Perform a dash opposite the current direction of travel.
  • 360 (Japanese: 360° 360) — Taught by a Roller Skater inside Café Rouleu on Estival Avenue.
    • Jump over a ledge while rotating the circle pad to perform a midair pirouette.
  • Backflip (Japanese: バックフリップ Blackflip) — Taught by a Roller Skater on North Boulevard, outside Hotel Richissime, below a tree.
    • Jump over a ledge while dashing or doing a parallel swizzle.
  • Cosmic flip (Japanese: コスモフリップ Cosmo flip) — Can only be learned if the player already knows all other tricks. Taught by Twirling Whirlwind in the Lost Hotel.
    • Jump over a ledge while still dashing from a drift-and-dash to perform a twirling backflip.

In the TCG

Roller Skates
Main article: Roller Skates (XY 125)

The Roller Skates were introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English XY Series (Japanese XY Era). First released in the Japanese Collection X expansion, it later debuted in English in the XY expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by 5ban Graphics. This Trainer card allows the player to flip a coin and draw 3 cards, if the result is heads.

In the anime

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Korrina was seen wearing Roller Skates during her debut in Mega Revelations!. She also used them in her later appearances.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Korrina performing a 360, backflip, and cosmic flip in Pokémon Adventures

The Roller Skates first debut in the X & Y chapter, where they are used by Korrina. She uses them to perform several tricks to better her Mega Lucario's movements. Later, she gives Tierno a pair of Roller Skates as a gift.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Rollers
Germany Flag.png German Rollerskates
Italy Flag.png Italian Pattini
South Korea Flag.png Korean 롤러스케이트 Roller Skate
Spain Flag.png Spanish Patines


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