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
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

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
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
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
95
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
105
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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