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Revision as of 14:37, 5 November 2009

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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 a 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.

Rotom and the appliances

In Pokémon HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Platinum, Rotom also has five extra forms (each based on a household appliance), which can be accessed using an event-exclusive item called the Secret Key in Platinum and by bringing a Rotom to Silph Co. HQ in HeartGold and SoulSilver. They are based on a refrigerator (Frost Rotom), washing machine (Wash Rotom), fan (Fan Rotom), lawn mower (Mow Rotom), and a microwave 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 form, but the aura remains the same color if it's Template:Shiny2. 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:BrockRotom.gif
Rotom transforming

Behavior

Rotom are mischievous, apparently wreaking havoc on electrical appliances just for the fun of it. They like to pull pranks on others, or just shock them. When not possessing any object and when possessing a fan, it levitates when moving. On the other hand, when possessing a refrigerator or a microwave oven, it bounces.

Habitat

They usually live in electrical appliances, sometimes in those of abandoned places. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a Rotom resides inside a television, where the player is able to catch it after obtaining the National Pokédex in Diamond and Pearl (in Platinum, this is not required).

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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

In the anime

File:Rotom normal.jpg
Rotom in the anime

Rotom made its debut appearance in Get Your Rotom Running! in all its different forms, toying around with Ash and co.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP105 Rotom Ash's Pokédex Rotom, the Plasma Pokémon. Rotom plays practical jokes, which it carries out by embedding its plasma body in electronic devices.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Rotom appeared in the television at the 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 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make 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, after obtaining National Pokédex)
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
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Midnight Forest (B10-B20)
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest
Cold Meadow
Gravel Cave
Fiery Furnace
Shiny Beach
Tower of Eternity

Rotom will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time until a rescue mission involving it has been completed. This task can be completed by using the following Wonder Mail code:

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

Stats

Base stats

Normal Rotom
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.


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.


Pokéthlon stats

Normal Rotom
Speed
5/1 ★★★★★
Power
3/1 ★★★
Skill
5/1 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/1 ★★★★
Jump
5/1 ★★★★★
Total
22/5 ★★★★

Speed
4/1 ★★★★
Power
4/1 ★★★★
Skill
4/1 ★★★★
Stamina
4/1 ★★★★
Jump
4/1 ★★★★
Total
20/5 ★★★★

Speed
3/1 ★★★
Power
3/1 ★★★
Skill
4/1 ★★★★
Stamina
4/1 ★★★★
Jump
4/1 ★★★★
Total
18/5 ★★★

Speed
4/1 ★★★★
Power
3/1 ★★★
Skill
4/1 ★★★★
Stamina
3/1 ★★★
Jump
4/1 ★★★★
Total
18/5 ★★★

Speed
5/1 ★★★★★
Power
5/1 ★★★★★
Skill
3/1 ★★★
Stamina
3/1 ★★★
Jump
5/1 ★★★★★
Total
21/5 ★★★★

Speed
3/1 ★★★
Power
3/1 ★★★
Skill
5/1 ★★★★★
Stamina
4/1 ★★★★
Jump
4/1 ★★★★
Total
19/5 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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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.
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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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Trivia

  • When Rotom is encountered, the music is the same as legendary encounters although it is not classified as one. Rotom is, to date, the only non-legendary Pokémon to do this. Latios, Latias, Cresselia and Shaymin do the opposite, being the only legendaries encountered in Generation IV for which the normal wild battle music plays.
  • It is the only Generation IV Pokémon not in the original Sinnoh Pokédex 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).
  • With the exception of Unown and Spinda, Rotom has the most forms of any non-legendary Pokémon, with six in total.
  • 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 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. Like Deoxys and Burmy, players can have the six forms at one time.
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon whose alternate forms have a different base stat total than that of the original form. Other Pokémon with alternate forms may have different distributions, however.
  • Fan Rotom's Air Slash is the only special move whose base power isn't over 100. It's also the only special move with more than 5 PP.
  • As of the official Japanese tournament held in 2008, all Rotom forms have been banned from official tournaments. This is due to the special status of the alternate forms as event-exclusive Pokémon.
    • Rotom is, so far, the only Pokémon considered to be non-legendary to receive these distinctions.
  • Rotom is notable for being the only Pokémon to learn certain moves (while in different forms):

Origin

Rotom appears to be based on 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 possession of other objects may be based on poltergeists.

Name origin

In Pokémon Platinum, it is revealed that Charon discovered and named the first known Rotom. It appeared out of his toy robot, and Charon 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.

In other languages

External links

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