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* When Rotom is encountered, the music is the same as [[legendary Pokémon|legendary]] encounters although it is not classified as one. Rotom is, to date, the only non-legendary Pokémon to do this. {{p|Cresselia}} and {{p|Shaymin}} do the opposite, being the only legendaries encountered in [[Generation IV]] for which the normal wild battle music plays.
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**Interestingly, the official Pokémon handbook for Diamond and Pearl states that it's a legendary.
 
 
* Rotom has the same height and weight as the [[lake trio]].
 
* Rotom has the same height and weight as the [[lake trio]].
 
* It is the only [[Generation IV]] Pokémon not in the original [[Sinnoh Dex]] that is neither legendary nor an evolution of a Pokémon from previous generations.
 
* It is the only [[Generation IV]] Pokémon not in the original [[Sinnoh Dex]] that is neither legendary nor an evolution of a Pokémon from previous generations.

Revision as of 21:00, 17 November 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Froslass
Pokémon
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Rotom
ロトム Rotom
#479
200px
Artwork from Generation IV
Type
Electric Ghost
Category
Plasma Pokémon
Ability
Levitate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#152
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′00″
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
0.7 lbs.
Imperial
0.3 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F479.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Indeterminate group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Rotom (Japanese: ロトム Rotom) is a dual-type Electric/Ghost Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. However, as of Pokémon Platinum, it can change forms.

Biology

Physiology

Rotom's basic body looks similar to Castform, but Rotom has no real relation to any other species, since it doesn't have any evolutions or pre-evolutions. Rotom has a body of plasma. It also has teeth, which are often seen. Rotom also have unique eyes that have a dividing line across them. Even though Rotom is classified as being an Electric/Ghost type, it possesses traits that aren't usually normal for something that's supposed to be spirit, such as the need to eat, being able to faint and somehow reproducing. Rotom themselves are shaped like lightning rods, while the blue aura of electricity around them takes the appearance of lightning.

File:Rotom and its items.JPG
Rotom and the appliances

In Pokémon Platinum, Rotom also has five extra forms (each based on a household appliance), which can be transformed between using an event-exclusive item called the Secret Key. They are based on a refrigerator (Frost Rotom), washing machine (Wash Rotom), fan (Spin Rotom), lawn mower (Cut Rotom), and a toaster oven (Heat Rotom). Despite having visual characteristics of other types (Ice, Water, Flying, Grass and Fire, respectively), they share the original Rotom's Electric and Ghost types. Rotom's eyes and aura of electricity will change colors when it changes forme. In contrast, their base stats are far higher than those of the original Rotom, to the point of being analogous to evolutions.

Gender differences

Rotom is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Rotom can creep into machines and appliances and infiltrate them. It may also possess and take the form of them if it wishes. However, only 5 alternate forms have been discovered so far.

File:Rotom card art.PNG
A Rotom shooting out of a television

Behavior

Rotom are mischievous, apparently wreaking havoc on electrical appliances just for the fun of it.

Habitat

They usually live in elecrical appliances, sometimes in those of abandoned places. In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, a Rotom resides inside a TV, where the player is able to catch it after obtaining the National Pokédex (Diamond and Pearl).

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

As with most Electric Pokémon, Rotom probably feeds on electricity.

In the anime

Rotom will appear in DP105.

In the manga

In Pokemon Special although it was not confirmed by the pokedex due to lack of knowledge of the pokemon Rotom did appear in the television at Old Chateau.

In the TCG

Main article: Rotom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation 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 JP With a unique body that is similar to electricity, it is able to enter machines and appliances. It uses this ability to create mischief.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One TV in Old Chateau (Night only)
Platinum
One TV in Old Chateau (Night only)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Midnight Forest (B10-B20)

Rotom will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

8HTR MY9+ K6+@
NT=M 9Q6R 38@5
Objective: Escort Rotom to floor 4 of Tiny Meadow.

Base stats

Normal form

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 77
73 - 141 143 - 278
Speed: 91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total: 440   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Other forms

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 107
100 - 174 197 - 344
Sp.Atk: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Def: 107
100 - 174 197 - 344
Speed: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Total: 520   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special move

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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  Spr 4p 479O.png Spr 4p 479O.png Spr b 4p 479O.png
Spr 4p 479W.png Spr 4p 479W.png Spr b 4p 479W.png
Spr 4p 479R.png Spr 4p 479R.png Spr b 4p 479R.png
Spr 4p 479F.png Spr 4p 479F.png Spr b 4p 479F.png
Spr 4p 479L.png Spr 4p 479L.png Spr b 4p 479L.png
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V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
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Spr 5b 479W.png Spr 5b 479W.png Spr b 5b 479W.png
Spr 5b 479R.png Spr 5b 479R.png Spr b 5b 479R.png
Spr 5b 479F.png Spr 5b 479F.png Spr b 5b 479F.png
Spr 5b 479L.png Spr 5b 479L.png Spr b 5b 479L.png
Spr 5b 479 s.png Spr 5b 479 s.png Spr b 5b 479 s.png
Spr 5b 479O s.png Spr 5b 479O s.png Spr b 5b 479O s.png
Spr 5b 479W s.png Spr 5b 479W s.png Spr b 5b 479W s.png
Spr 5b 479R s.png Spr 5b 479R s.png Spr b 5b 479R s.png
Spr 5b 479F s.png Spr 5b 479F s.png Spr b 5b 479F s.png
Spr 5b 479L s.png Spr 5b 479L s.png Spr b 5b 479L s.png
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Trivia

  • Rotom has the same height and weight as the lake trio.
  • It is the only Generation IV Pokémon not in the original Sinnoh Dex that is neither legendary nor an evolution of a Pokémon from previous generations.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Rotom.
  • Rotom is one of three Ghost-types whose color isn't in the black or purple category. The others are Shedinja (brown) and Froslass (white).
  • Rotom is one of the two Electric-types who are immune to Template:Type2 moves, the other being Zapdos.
  • With the exception of Unown, Rotom has the most forms of any non-legendary Pokémon, with six in total. Behind it is Castform, who has four.
  • According to a journal in a secret room in the Eterna Galactic HQ, Pluto discovered and named Rotom.
  • Rotom is one of only two Ghost-types that cannot learn Psychic, the other being Shedinja.
  • When Rotom transforms, it learns a new move in the same way that other Pokémon may learn new moves upon evolving. The move is replaced by another if Rotom possesses another object, and is deleted when Rotom transforms back to its normal form. If the only move that Rotom knows right before reverting to its original form is exclusive to its alternate form, then that move will be replaced with ThunderShock.
  • Rotom changes its forms in a similar fashion to Deoxys in the Generation IV games.
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon with the ability to change its form by will that must possess another object in order to do so. Castform, Deoxys, Giratina and Shaymin actually transform their bodies. However, Burmy is similar to Rotom in that it merely changes its surrounding cover.
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon whose alternate forms have a different base stat total than that of the original form.
  • Rotom is the last Template:Type2 Pokémon in the National Dex order as well as the last non-legendary Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
  • Spin Rotom is the only forme with a special move whose base power isn't over 100.
  • As of the official Japanese tournament held in 2008, all Rotom formes have been banned from official tournaments. This is due to the special status of the alternate formes as event-exclusive Pokémon.
  • In its Heat Forme, Rotom is the only Pokémon that can learn Overheat without breeding or via TM.
  • In its Cut Forme, Rotom is the only non-Template:Type2 to learn Leaf Storm.
  • Rotom, along with Lugia and Bagon (and its evolutions), are the only non-Template:Type2s that can learn Hydro Pump.

Origin

Rotom appears to be based of off Pulseman, who was actually designed by Pokémon designer Ken Sugimori, although it may also be inspired by the unexplained phenomenon of ball lightning. Its Pokédex entry brings to mind gremlins. Its posseseion of other objects may be based on poltergeists. It also very much resembles a Chao.

Name origin

In Pokémon Platinum, it is revealed that Pluto named the first Rotom. It appeared out of his lawnmower, and Pluto named it Rotom due to its origin. Rotom is the word motor backwards; this may refer to the fact that motors make many appliances function, while Rotom makes them fail. Its name may also come from rotation and atom. Its French name, Motisma, may come from moteur and plasma.

In other languages

External links

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