Rotom

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Rotom
ロトム
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Froslass < Rotom > Uxie

Species Type
Plasma Pokémon Electric.pngGhost.png
Number Ability
#479 Levitate
Height Weight
1′ (0.3m) 0.7 lbs. (0.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 0% Female: 0%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Amorphous 45
Tier EV Yield
Normal: NU
Wash: OU
Heat: UU
Mow: RU
Fan: NU
Frost: PU
1 Speed Point
1 Special Defense Point

Rotom (ロトム) is the 152nd Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is an Electric/Ghost-Type, and is known as the Plasma Pokémon.

Rotom uses the Levitate Ability. This Ability nullifies any damage caused by Ground-Type moves and the Arena Trap Ability, along with protecting it from the entry hazard Spikes.

While Rotom doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form, it can change forms depending on the appliance that it possesses. These alternate forms are called Fan Rotom, Frost Rotom, Heat Rotom, Mow Rotom and Wash Rotom.

Rotom is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Rotom One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Rotom takes on the appearance of an orange plasma lightbulb with a light, glowing silhouette around it.

Fan Rotom takes on the appearance of a yellow fan with two wind-shaped arms. Frost Rotom takes on the appearance of an orange refrigeration unit and a purple glow around it. Heat Rotom takes on the appearance of an orange oven with a red silhouette that includes two red arms. Mow Rotom takes on the appearance of an orange lawnmower with a green glow and a menacing smile. Wash Rotom takes on the appearance of an orange washing machine with a blue glow.

[edit] Gender Differences

Rotom is a Genderless Pokémon species.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Rotom can be found at the Old Chateau, inside the TV in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum at night. Rotom can only be faced after obtaining the National Pokédex in Diamond and Pearl, but that requirement doesn't exist in Platinum, as Rotom can be faced on the first visit to the Old Chateau.

A Rotom can be obtained by way of an In-Game Trade at Route 15 in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. In each game the trainer is requesting a Ditto in return. Rotom can also be found at the Dream World location Spooky Manor after surpassing 5,000 Dream Points.

In the Generation IV games Rotom can change forms by interacting with a variety of appliances in the Eterna City Warehouse in Sinnoh, and at Silph Co. in Kanto. In the Generation V games the location to change Rotom's forms is at Shopping Mall Nine on Route 9.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Rotom can be found at Midnight Forest B10-B20 in Explorers of Darkness and at Dark Night Forest B10-B20 in Explorers of Sky. Rotom is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Shady Rockland B8-B15.

Rotom can be found at Firebreathing Mountain 3-3 inside a hidden room dedicated to Rotom in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Rotom is listed in Pokémon Organized Play Series 9 as a Rare Card, and as an Uncommon Card in the Supreme Victors set. Rotom is listed as a Rare Card in the Great Encounters, Majestic Dawn, and in the Rising Rivals (5 Secret) sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga

[edit] Anime

A Wild Rotom caused problems for Ash and company in the episode Get Your Rotom Running, as it transformed into a variety of appliances to cause a variety of problems for Team Rocket as well.

[edit] Movies

Rotom has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Rotom's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Rotom and its five other forms have varying degrees of viability based primarily off of typing and utility in specific metagames. Rotom-Wash is the most viable of the forms, residing in the OverUsed (OU) tier. Rotom-W is a phenomenal pivot Pokemon with Volt Switch and its typing gives it the ability to check many top-tier metagame threats such as Azumarill, Talonflame, and Landorus-T. Rotom-W’s access to Will-O-Wisp and decent bulk make it a great utility Pokemon that can offer momentum for a team due to Volt Switch. Rotom-W’s biggest flaw is its relatively low 50 base HP and having to rely on Pain Split for recovery when it can be relatively unreliable.

Rotom-Heat is currently placed in the UnderUsed (UU) tier. Its great typing grants it 8 resistances to go along with Levitate to negate its x4 weakness to Ground-type attacks. Rotom-H has good bulk, utility in moves like Will-O-Wisp and Volt Switch, and a great STAB combination that gives it solid coverage. Rotom-H can perform a defensive pivot role, a strong nuke with Choice Specs, or a speedy revenge killer with Choice Scarf. Unfortunately, Rotom-H has a low 50 base HP and is also weak to Stealth Rock, limiting the amount of switches it can make. Rotom-H is also viable in the Overused metagame, and while it is overshadowed by Rotom-W due to its Stealth Rock weakness, a handful more resists allows it to check threats that Rotom-W cannot like Serperior, Breloom, Thundurus, and Mega Scizor. It can take out Breloom and Bisharp with a STAB Overheat, something that Rotom-W is not capable of doing. However, due to its Rock weakness, it cannot check Ground-types like Rotom-W can and faces competition from Heatran as a defensive Fire-type, although Rotom-H can distinguish itself thanks to Levitate, access to Thunder Wave which can cripple Pokémon like Volcarona and Mega Charizard Y, Pain Split for a form of recovery, and Volt Switch which allows for it to act as a pivot for teams and gain momentum.

Rotom-Mow (or Rotom-Cut) resides in the RarelyUsed (RU) tier. It has a solid typing that gives it a scary STAB combination and offers resistances to Water and Electric attacks. Rotom-C has a solid base 105 Special Attack, which lends itself to a Choice Scarf set that can revenge kill weakened sweepers with Leaf Storm or Thunderbolt or a Choice Specs set that can punch holes through defensive Pokemon. Rotom-C does suffer from having a limited movepool that does not give it much leeway against Grass-types that resist Rotom-C's STAB combination. Rotom-C also cannot run defensive sets as it is outclassed in that regards by Amoonguss and Tangrowth. Rotom-C also makes for a great choice in the Underused tier. It is capable of handling many of the bulky Water-types that are omnipresent in UU, and it can break through Ground-types like Nidoqueen with Leaf Storm. Its best sets are a Choice Specs set that can switch in easily to Water-types and immediately threaten them, a Choice Scarf set that remedies Rotom-C's rather lackluster 86 Speed, and a Bulky Attacker set that does not restrict Rotom-C to a Choice item while maintaining utility.

Normal Rotom resides in the NeverUsed (NU) tier, where it stands out as one of the best Pokémon in the tier. Rotom's unique Ghost/Electric typing and Levitate give it resistances to Flying-, Steel-, and Electric-type attacks while granting immunities to Normal, Fighting, and Ground attacks. Rotom can hit the prominent Psychic-type Pokemon with a super effective STAB Shadow Ball, and it can perform the role of pivot with Volt Switch or cripple its switch-ins with Will-O-Wisp or Trick. Rotom's best sets are its Spell Tag Hex set that lures in Pokemon immune to Electric and beat them handily, its Choice Scarf set that allows it to revenge kill Pokemon like Archeops and Tauros, a Choice Specs set that gives Rotom a considerable boost in power, and a defensive set that takes advantage of Rotom's great typing to check top tier threats. Rotom's biggest flaw is its relative lack of power due to low base power moves and lack of great bulk to fully utilize its resistances to the fullest potential. Rotom is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier with its good typing and decent Speed that allows for it to act as a nice status spreader in the tier. It can deal with walls like Mega Steelix and Alomomola while providing a nice check to threatening set-up sweepers like Fletchinder with its Substitute set that has Will-O-Wisp and Discharge to deal status and Hex to take advantage of statused Pokémon. However, it does suffer from being rather frail which makes its matchups solely dependent on resistances.

Rotom-Fan (or Rotom-Spin) resides in the NeverUsed (NU) tier. Rotom-S has a solid typing with good neutral coverage in the tier while having handy resistances to Fighting and Flying. It is best used as a lure in for Ground-types and surprise them with super effective coverage. Rotom-S's best sets are its Expert Belt lure set capable of also acting as a pivot for offensive teams, its defensive set that can handle strong physical threats such as Golurk and Torterra, and its Choice Scarf set that allows it revenge kill certain threats like Shell Smash Gorebyss and Archeops. Its biggest flaw is its weakness to Stealth Rock and the lack of a true strong Flying STAB with Air Slash being its only option. Rotom-S is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling where its typing can allow for it to check certain threats like Fletchinder, Escavalier, and Scrafty. A good typing and ability to threaten defensive walls even without Special Attack investment contributes to Rotom-S's solid niche as a physically defensive Pokémon. It can handle the status absorbers in the RU tier like Gurdurr, Sigilyph, and Xatu, and is fast enough of a defensive Pokémon to burn and annoy opposing threats like Rhyperior and Bulk Up Braviary. However, Rotom-S lacks reliable recovery and is weak to Stealth Rock. Its typing allows for it to have common weaknesses to Ice and Rock, which can prove problematic, and its attacks are underwhelming in power.

Rotom-Frost resides in the PU tier as one of the biggest threats in the tier and is also a viable, albeit niche, option in the Neverused (NU) tier. Rotom-F has an amazing offensive STAB combination with the famed Ice/Electric coverage that allow it to make for a good late-game cleaner. Its access to Volt Switch and Trick can give it a pivot role while potentially crippling defensive checks. Rotom-F is best used with a Choice Scarf to bolster its base 86 Speed and perform the role of early game scout or revenge killer. Rotom-F can also be utilized with a SubSplit Life Orb set consisting of its STABs, Substitute, and Pain Split to heavily damage teams while maintaining some sort of longevity. Rotom-F's biggest flaw is its weakness to Stealth Rock that makes it easy to wear down and common weaknesses to Fire and Fighting. It also lacks a reliable Ice STAB as Blizzard is only 70% accurate and could miss at inopportune times. Rotom-F's speed sometimes is too slow, as it is outsped by many common threats in PU and NU tiers if without a Choice Scarf and many other users of Choice Scarf can outpace Rotom-F. Rotom-F is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier, where its nice STAB combination and ability to check threats like Flygon come in handy. It can run a Choice Scarf set or a SubSplit set while having accurate Blizzards when paired up with Abomasnow. However, it suffers from having a bad defensive typing, shaky accuracy with Blizzard outside of hail, and inability to get past certain bulky Mega Pokémon that are immune to Trick.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only One Old Chateau: 2F
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White Only One Route 15: In-Game Trade (Trainer Requests a Ditto)
Black 2/White 2 Only One Route 15: In-Game Trade (Trainer Requests a Ditto)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Not in game
Blue Not in game
Yellow Not in game
II Gold Not in game
Silver Not in game
Crystal Not in game
III Ruby Not in game
Sapphire Not in game
Emerald Not in game
FireRed Not in game
LeafGreen Not in game
IV Diamond Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Pearl Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Platinum Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
HeartGold Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
SoulSilver Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
V Black Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
Black 2 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White 2 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
VI X Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Y Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

[edit] Normal Rotom

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Fan Rotom

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Frost Rotom

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Heat Rotom

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Mow Rotom

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Wash Rotom

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

[edit] Normal Rotom

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
. 210 304 .
Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Def
77
143 159 253 278
Sp. Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
77
143 159 253 278
Speed
91
168 187 281 309

[edit] All Alternate Forms

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
. 210 304 .
Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Def
107
197 219 313 344
Sp. Atk
105
193 215 309 339
Sp. Def
107
197 219 313 344
Speed
86
159 177 271 298

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Trick Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Thunder Wave Electric.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Thundershock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
8 Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
15 Double Team Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
22 Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 N/A Special.png
29 Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
36 Substitute Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.png
50 Hex Ghost.gif 50 100 Special.png
57 Charge Electric.gif N/A N/A Other.png
64 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Rotom cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Physical.png

[edit] Form-Exclusive Moves

[edit] Fan Rotom

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png

[edit] Frost Rotom

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Blizzard Ice.gif 120 70 Special.png

[edit] Heat Rotom

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Overheat Fire.gif 140 90 Special.png

[edit] Mow Rotom

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Leaf Storm Grass.gif 140 90 Special.png

[edit] Wash Rotom

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Electroweb Electric.gif 55 95 Special.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Rotom


[edit] Type Matchups

Note:In Generation IV Rotom was Electric/Ghost in all its forms.

[edit] Normal Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Ghost.gif
Flying.gif
Water.gif
Ghost.gif
Psychic.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Dark.gif
Normal.gif
Steel.gif
Electric.gif
Flying.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Dark.gif
Ghost.gif
Ground.gif

[edit] Heat Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Water.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Flying.gif
Bug.gif
Steel.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Fire.gif
Electric.gif
Ice.gif
Flying.gif
Bug.gif
Steel.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif

[edit] Wash Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Water.gif
Fire.gif
Water.gif
Ground.gif
Flying.gif
Rock.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif

[edit] Frost Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Ice.gif
Dragon.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Water.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Electric.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Fire.gif
Fighting.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif

[edit] Fan Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Flying.gif
Flying.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Ground.gif
Steel.gif
Flying.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif

[edit] Mow Rotom

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.gif
Grass.gif
Flying.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Dragon.gif
Grass.gif
Steel.gif
Grass.gif
Electric.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Poison.gif

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