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Rotom (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rotom (disambiguation).
Rotom
Plasma Pokémon
ロトム
Rotom
#479
Normal Rotom
Normal Rotom
Heat Rotom
Heat Rotom
Wash Rotom
Wash Rotom
Frost Rotom
Frost Rotom
Frost Rotom
Frost Rotom
Fan Rotom
Fan Rotom
Mow Rotom
Mow Rotom
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Electric Ghost
Normal
Electric Fire
Heat
Electric Water
Wash
Electric Ice
Frost
Electric Flying
Fan
Electric Grass
Mow
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Heat
Cacophony
Wash

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Rotom Heat

Mega Rotom Wash
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Normal
0'0" 0 m
Heat
0'0" 0 m
Wash
0'0" 0 m
Frost
Weight
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg
Normal
0 lbs. 0 kg
Heat
0 lbs. 0 kg
Wash
0 lbs. 0 kg
Frost
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#479
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#152
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#068
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
132
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Normal
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Heat
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Wash
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Frost
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
Heat
Footprint
F479.png None.png
Heat
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Rotom (Japanese: ロトム Rotom) is a dual-type Electric/Ghost Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the ability to possess the motors of certain appliances and change forms.

Depending on the game, its form can be changed at will in Rotom's Room in the Galactic Eterna Building, Rotom's Room in Silph Co., the store room in Shopping Mall Nine, or on the second floor of Professor Sycamore's Lab in Lumiose City.

In Generation IV, it was Electric/Ghost regardless of its form.

Biology

Rotom transforming

Rotom has a body of plasma and shaped like a lightning rod. There is a whitish blue aura of electricity around it that forms lightning bolt-shaped arms. It has teeth, and its unique, blue eyes have a dividing line across them. As seen in the anime, Rotom will often pull pranks on unsuspecting people.

Rotom and the appliances

Rotom has the ability to enter and control appliances. Starting in Platinum, it also has five extra forms, each based on a household appliance, which can be accessed by possessing specific appliances. The possessed appliances are based on a microwave oven (Heat Rotom), washing machine (Wash Rotom), refrigerator (Frost Rotom), electric fan (Fan Rotom), and a lawnmower (Mow Rotom). Rotom's eyes and electric aura will change colors and it gains differently-shaped aura appendages when it changes form: red with oven mitts for Heat Rotom, blue with clothespins as Wash Rotom, purple with lightning bolts as Frost Rotom, yellow with air curls as Fan Rotom, and green with a ripped strip as Mow Rotom.

In the anime

Frost Rotom in the anime

Major appearances

Professor Oak's Rotom

Professor Oak caught a Rotom on Torom Island in To Catch a Rotom!. Rotom is a prankster, often scaring Ash by appearing over the video phone whenever he calls Professor Oak. It also appears in Professor Oak's Holo Caster in the XY series, helping Professor Oak with his explanation, and often laughing at him when he gets hurt.

Other

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

Three other Rotom appeared in To Catch a Rotom!, taking on all of their different forms.

Minor appearances

A Rotom appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW128 Rotom Ash's Pokédex Rotom, the Plasma Pokémon. With a body made of plasma Rotom is able to permeate various kinds of electrics devices, causing all sorts of problems.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Frost Rotom in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Frost Rotom in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Pokémon Adventures, Rotom is a legendary Pokémon. It first appeared at the Old Chateau where it caused havoc for Diamond and Pearl until Diamond understood that it only wanted to return in its plasma television and led it there.

It then appeared again when Diamond and Pearl returned to the Old Chateau to try to protect it from Charon. Like in its previous appearance, Rotom caused havoc for the boys and ran away to the Galactic Eterna Building where it transformed into its 5 forms and attacked them. Eventually Diamond found out it was just trying to play with them and bonded with it. After telling Rotom of their plan to protect it, Rotom decided to join them.

During the subsequent fight against Charon and Giratina, Rotom initially joined the battle transforming into its five forms, then left the fighting to the other legendary Pokémon only to strike at the very last, destroying Charon's device that allowed him to control every Pokémon and thus putting an end to his evil plans.

After that, Rotom decided to stay with Diamond.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Rotom appears in PMDP47 along with all of its forms.

In the TCG

Main article: Rotom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Pearl
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
Generation V
Black Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White
Black 2 Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
TV in Old Chateau (After obtaining National Pokédex)Night
Platinum
TV in Old ChateauNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade Ditto on Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Trade Ditto on Route 15
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Lost Hotel (Shaking trash cans)Tu

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Midnight Forest (B10-B20)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Windy Prairie‎
Rocky Cave
Fiery Furnace
Bright Beach
Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Rotom Hideout: Firebreathing Mountain (All Forms; post ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

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.

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center Best Wishes Professor Oak's Rotom Japanese Japan 10 August 10 to September 6, 2013
XY Tretta Rotom All Japan 10 October 15, 2014 to ???

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Max Elixir Max Elixir (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Max Elixir Max Elixir (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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.


Heat, Wash, Frost, Fan, and Mow Rotom
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/22 ★★★

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
17/20 ★★★

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
15/18 ★★★

Frost Rotom
Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Frost Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
00Start Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
088 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
1515 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2222 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —% 20
2929 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5
3636 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
5050 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
5757 Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
6464 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rotom obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rotom in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Rotom in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Rotom can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Rotom cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Form change: Normal Rotom
(having no other moves)
ThunderShock Electric Special 40 100% 30 Cool 0   0  
Form change: Heat Rotom Overheat Fire Special 130 90% 5 Cool 0   0  
Form change: Wash Rotom Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5 Cool 0   0  
Form change: Frost Rotom Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5 Cool 0   0  
Form change: Fan Rotom Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
Form change: Mow Rotom Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5 Cool 0   0  
  • A superscript level indicates that Rotom can learn this move normally in Generation VI at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP479.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
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Normal Form
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Appliance Forms
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Attack Not
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Defense
Speed
Attack Not
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW479.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Rotom is a Zone Keeper protecting the Haunted Zone. As the Attraction Chief of Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up, Rotom also values having fun.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Forms

Normal
Rotom
Normal Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Ghost 




Microwave oven
Rotom
Heat Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Fire 




Washing machine
Rotom
Wash Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Water 




Refrigerator
Rotom
Frost Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Ice 




Electric fan
Rotom
Fan Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Flying 




Lawnmower
Rotom
Mow Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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479MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rotom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • When Rotom is encountered in the Old Chateau in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, 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.
  • 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 Thunder Shock.
  • Rotom's alternate forms, along with Arceus's forms, were the only alternate forms of a Pokémon not featured in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. However, despite being introduced a year before the game was released like Rotom, Shaymin and Giratina's alternate forms made an appearance in the game.
  • Rotom is the lightest Electric-type Pokémon.

Generation V type change

  • Rotom is only the third Pokémon to have its types changed, after Magnemite and Magneton: in Generation IV, its alternate forms shared the Electric/Ghost type combination with normal Rotom, but in Generation V, their Ghost type was exchanged for the type of their specialty move, with Heat Rotom being Electric/Fire, Wash Rotom being Electric/Water, Fan Rotom being Electric/Flying, Frost Rotom being Electric/Ice, and Mow Rotom being Electric/Grass.
    • This makes Rotom the only Pokémon to have its type changed to a pre-existing type.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Normal, Heat, Frost, and Mow Rotom.
  • Despite becoming part Flying-type, Fan Rotom retains the Ability Levitate, being the only Flying-type Pokémon with this Ability. As its Flying type already makes it immune to Ground-type moves, its Ability is effectively useless under normal conditions.
    • In Inverse Battles, Fan Rotom is still protected from Ground moves due to Levitate, making it the only Flying-type Pokémon to not be affected by Ground-type moves in these battles.
  • All of Rotom's appliance forms except Mow Rotom are tied for or have the fewest weaknesses of all Pokémon of their secondary types.

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 or tsukumogami. Rotom may also be an embodiment of electronic "magic smoke".

Name origin

Rotom is motor backwards; this may refer to the fact that motors make many appliances function, while Rotom makes them fail.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロトム Rotom From motor spelled backwards
France Flag.png French Motisma From moteur and plasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Rotom Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무 Rotom Transliteration of Japanese name


External links


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