Rotom

479BW.gif
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
UU 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

Where Rotom fits in terms of Competitive Battling depends on its form. In its normal form Rotom is a viable option in the RarelyUsed, UnderUsed and OverUsed tiers. It can fulfill an offensive or defensive niche with its unique Electric-Ghost typing, giving it good STAB coverage and a plethora of resistances and immunities.

Fan Rotom gets the short end of the draw, finding itself in the NeverUsed and RarelyUsed Tiers. This is the only form of Rotom that doesn't need the Levitate Ability to avoid Ground-Type moves as its typing already takes care of that, but it does have strong offensive and support moves that can cause headaches to its opponents.

Frost Rotom finds itself in the NeverUsed, RarelyUsed, and UnderUsed Tiers as a result of lacking Ice Beam offensively, but can still run an effective moveset regardless thanks to its excellent STAB BoltBeam coverage. In the UnderUsed and RarelyUsed tiers, Rotom can work effectively, as its STAB Blizzard is perfectly usable in hail thanks to the availability of Snover (in RU) and Abomasnow (in UU). It won't do well against Stealth Rock, however.

Heat Rotom is a viable option in the Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers thanks to high Defense, Special Attack and Special Defense, along with enough offensive coverage moves to give opponents headaches. Its lack of a reliable Fire attack such as Flamethrower or Fire Blast is disturbing, as well as a weakness to Stealth Rock, which hinders its capabilities defensively.

Mow Rotom is a capable Pokémon in the RarelyUsed, UnderUsed and OverUsed Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its support movepool creates a variety of different strategies that will give an opponent a hard time to come up with a counter-strategy. Its overall good power allow it to hit hard offensively with Leaf Storm, and while it may not have good coverage, it definitely can threaten many Pokemon with powerful assaults.

Wash Rotom is a viable option in the OverUsed Tier thanks to a typing and Ability combination that is capable of defeating a Tyranitar (which many Electric-Types have trouble with) and causing a lot of damage. It makes an excellent defensive Pokemon as well, with its overall good defensive stats and typing, which provides it a Ground immunity and a Flying resistance. This is particularly useful against top tier threats such as Landorus and Tornadus. Grass-Type Pokémon with high Special Defenses such as Celebi will do well against this particular Rotom form.

[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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Not in game
Pokémon Blue Not in game
Pokémon Yellow Not in game



II Pokémon Gold Not in game
II Pokémon Silver Not in game
II Pokémon Crystal Not in game



III Pokémon Ruby Not in game
III Pokémon Sapphire Not in game
III Pokémon Emerald Not in game
III Pokémon FireRed Not in game
III Pokémon LeafGreen Not in game



IV Pokémon Diamond Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
IV Pokémon Pearl Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
IV Pokémon Platinum Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.



V Pokémon Black Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
V Pokémon White Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
V Pokémon Black 2 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
V Pokémon White 2 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.



VI Pokémon X Unknown Entry
VI Pokémon Y Unknown Entry

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

[edit] Normal Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Fan Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Frost Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Heat Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Mow Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Wash Rotom

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Statistics

[edit] Normal Rotom

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
91
168 187 281 309

[edit] All Alternate Forms

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
86
159 177 271 298

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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


[edit] Via Breeding

Rotom cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Physical

[edit] Form-Exclusive Moves

[edit] Fan Rotom

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Air Slash Flying.png 75 95% Special

[edit] Frost Rotom

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Blizzard Ice.png 120 70% Special

[edit] Heat Rotom

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Overheat Fire.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Mow Rotom

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Leaf Storm Grass.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Wash Rotom

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80% Special

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

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Rotom
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[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.png/Ghost.png
Flying.png
Water.png
Ghost.png
Psychic.png
Dragon.png
Electric.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Dark.png
Normal.png
Steel.png
Electric.png
Flying.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Normal.png
Poison.png
Dark.png
Ghost.png
Ground.png

[edit] Heat Rotom

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

[edit] Wash Rotom

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

[edit] Frost Rotom

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

[edit] Fan Rotom

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

[edit] Mow Rotom

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

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