Rotom Pokédex

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Sun using the Rotom Pokédex

The Rotom Pokédex (Japanese: ロトム図鑑 Rotom illustrated encyclopedia), also known as the Rotom Dex, is an electronic device found in Alola. It is a Pokédex that is enhanced after being possessed by a Rotom. It appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon. This special Pokédex is said to be rare, even in the Alola region. While inside the Pokédex, Rotom can speak with the player. It is given to the player by Professor Kukui.

In addition to functioning as a regular Pokédex, the Rotom Pokédex also has other features for the player to use.


In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Rotom Pokédex appears on the bottom screen, displaying a map of the area the player is currently in. By tapping the screen, the player can access a variety of functions:

  • When the player taps the center of the map, Rotom repeats its most recent suggestion on where to go next.
  • When the player taps the map outside the center, the full map function opens, acting in a similar way to the Town Map in previous games.
  • When the player taps the black bridge between Rotom's eyes, the Pokédex function opens.
  • When the player taps either of Rotom's eyes or on the red part of its body, Rotom will shake and react in a variety of ways.


Main article: Pokédex → Functions → Entries → Generation VII

The Rotom Pokédex's primary function is a fully featured Pokédex. The player can browse and search Pokémon species, view data about them, and look up their habitats. The Pokédex can also produce QR Codes for the QR Scanner for most registered Pokémon.


When the Rotom Pokédex is idle, the screen usually shows a map. In this view, the map stays centered on the player's immediate area. The player's location is marked by a smiley face icon, with an arrow indicating the direction the player is facing. If the player is inside a building or certain locations (such as Ten Carat Hill), however, the map will remain stationary no matter where the player moves and there is no directional arrow. During the main story, a red flag may also appear, indicating a place the player is supposed to go.

If the player taps the map, the screen's view broadens to show a larger map akin to Town Maps in other games. In this broader view, the top screen shows an overview of the whole Alola region, while the bottom screen focuses on an individual island. If the player moves the map's cursor over different areas on the island, the top screen will show a snapshot of the area, a description of the area, and a list of landmarks within it. The player can scroll between the islands using the L and R Buttons and can zoom in using the Y Button. This view also marks the location of any Pokémon Center the player has visited with an icon.

The broad map is also used when the player uses Charizard Glide. In this mode, all places that the player can fly to are marked by wing icons.

The island maps (from the lower screen of the broad map) are also used when the player views a Pokémon's habitat from its Pokédex entry.

Poké Finder

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Moon using the Poké Finder

The Poké Finder (Japanese: ポケファインダー Poké Finder) function allows players to take pictures of Pokémon at certain spots. Pictures can then be evaluated. As the player gets higher evaluations and takes better pictures, more features, such as the ability to zoom, will become available.

The Poké Finder is available for use in locations where the player's icon on the bottom screen turns into that of a camera. It can be activated by pressing the R button or tapping the camera icon.


Pokédex obtain sprite from the Generation VII games

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokédex evaluation

Alola Pokédex

Magearna never counts toward the total registered count in evaluations of the Alola Pokédex.

  • 1-39 Pokémon:
"If you wanna fill up that Alola Pokédex, it wouldn't be a bad idea to trade Pokémon with some friends, zzt-zzt!"
  • 40-79 Pokémon:
"Battling lots of different Trainers is one way to encounter different Pokémon for your 'Dex, zzt-zzzzt!"
  • 80-119 Pokémon:
"Some Pokémon you'll only find if you really get into the nitty-gritty of Alola life! Zzzt! Like gathering Berriezzz or hatching Eggzzz, you know?"
  • 120-159 Pokémon:
"Mm-hmm! That'zzz my little trooper! You've managed to meet plenty of Pokémon here in Alola, haven't you, big boy/clever girl? Zzz-zzzzt!"
  • 160-209 Pokémon:
"I'll tell you a secret: in some places, you can meet totally different Pokémon at night than during the day! Zzrrrt!"
  • 210-259 Pokémon:
"Kzzzzrrt?! You've met this many Pokémon?! I knew I picked a good Trainer! Zzt-zzt!"
  • 260-299 Pokémon:
"What the zzzt?! You're so close! So close to completing the Alola Pokédex! Lookzzz like a completed Pokédex might not just be a dream for you, kid! I knew you could do it!"
  • 300 Pokémon:
"Zzzzrrrttt!!! Kzzt! Kzzt! Kzzrrrttt! You've done it, kid... You've really gone and done it! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzzt-zzt! You met every last Pokémon that livezzz in the Alola region! I thank my lucky circuits that I wazzz here in this 'Dex to meet all these different Pokémon and share all these great adventurezzz with you, partner! Congratulations to you, kid. You really deserve them!"
Melemele Pokédex
  • 1-29 Pokémon:
"Dive right into the tall grass wherever you find it and dive right into fantastic new Pokémon encounterzzz!"
  • 30-59 Pokémon:
"Even Pokémon love the big city life sometimezzz… Kick around in Hau'oli City's grass patches to find 'em!"
  • 60-89 Pokémon:
"Whole meadowzzz of flowers are pretty rare in Alola… Maybe there are some rare Pokémon in them, too!"
  • 90-119 Pokémon:
"Zzzzmmm! You're getting really close, big boy/clever girl! You've nearly completed the Melemele Pokédex!"
  • 120 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Melemele!"
Akala Pokédex
  • 1-34 Pokémon:
"It'zzz your second Island Pokédex! There are so many new Pokémon to discover!"
  • 35-69 Pokémon:
"Akala Island hazzz plenty of fishing spots to check out. And some Pokémon you'll only find by fishing 'em up!"
  • 70-104 Pokémon:
"If you ride on Lapras's back, you can cast your rod while you cruizzze around on the water. Juzzzt don't drop me!"
  • 105-129 Pokémon:
"One last push and your Akala Pokédex will be complete! Don't give up now, partner! Zzt-zzt!"
  • 130 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Akala!"
Ula'ula Pokédex
  • 1-34 Pokémon:
"Now we turn to the Ula'ula Pokédex! There are still lotzzz of Pokémon you haven't seen yet!"
  • 35-69 Pokémon:
"Some Pokémon evolve based on different conditionszzz, like where they are or even what time it izzz…don't you know?"
  • 70-104 Pokémon:
"There are lotzzz of Pokémon in Haina Desert that you can't meet anywhere else in Alola, kiddo! No escapin' it!"
  • 105-129 Pokémon:
"Did you know that there are some Pokémon out there that only live around Mount Hokulani? Zzzmmm?"
  • 130 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Ula'ula!"
Poni Pokédex
  • 1-? Pokémon:
"You can find lotzzz of big Pokémon on Poni Island… Bigger than the onezzz you find on other islands!"
  • 30-49 Pokémon:
"I heard there's a Pokémon that evolves if it feelzzz friendly toward you. I like you plenty. Where'zzz my evolution, huh?"
  • 50-74 Pokémon:
"If you wanna complete your Pokédex, you'll eventually have to battle the Land Spirit Pokémon in the ruinzzz. You did know that, right? Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 75-99 Pokémon:
"So, if there'zzz another world out there that looks just like this one but it izzzn't this one... then would the Pokémon that live there be kind of like the onezzz in this world…but a little different?"
  • 100 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Poni!"

Registration quotes

When the player registers a Pokémon in the Pokédex, Rotom will make certain comments depending on how the Pokémon was obtained or what kind of Pokémon it is. Some comments may be overridden by others, such as the comment for completing a page, which usually supercedes other comments.

  • For caught Pokémon:
"Why don't you check out just what kind of Pokémon it izzz that you caught, pal?"
  • For evolved Pokémon:
"Why don't you check out what kind of new Pokémon your pal evolved into, eh, bucko? Zz-zz-zz!"
  • For Pokémon hatched from an Egg:
"Ooh, why don't you see what kind of Pokémon wazzz born from that Egg, kiddo?"
"Hey! Let'zzz check out what kind of Pokémon it is!"
  •  ?:
"Congratzzz! You registered a Pokémon in your Pokédex. It'zzz a red-letter day...and I'm about as red as anything!"
  • For registering all Pokémon on a single page:
"Hot diggity! Look at you—you're on fire, partner! You've filled in all the Pokémon on a single page! It's like we're playing bingo over here! Zz-zz-zz!"
"Zzzrt! You registered a Land Spirit Pokémon! If I were you, I'd check it out at once!"
"Zzzrt! You registered a Legendary Pokémon! That's, well, legendary! Let'zzz check it out!"
"Zzzrt?! It'zzz an unidentified Pokémon! Go check it out quick!"
"Zzzrt?! This Pokémon... I don’t even know how to describe it... But my circuitzzz are tingling!"
"Zzzrk?! Wait... Izzz that— Izzz that a Mythical Pokémon?!"
Progress quotes

If a newly registered Pokémon achieves a certain milestone in the player's Pokédex completion, Rotom will also make a comment for this event.

Any Island Pokédex
  •  ?:
"You've cleared your first big step, pal! Zzz-zzt! Keep on filling up that [Island] Pokédex!"
  • 30% of Pokémon registered:
"Lookzzz like you're getting to know the Pokémon on [Island] Island pretty well, partner!"
  • 50% of Pokémon registered:
"You've made it over the hump for the [Island] Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon registered:
"Zzt! If you've managed to fill thizzz much of the [Island] Pokédex in, then I bet you could even teach the professor a thing or two about the local Pokémon!"
  • 90% of Pokémon registered:
"Zzt! You're so close! I can almozzzt taste it! So, so close to completing the [Island] Pokédex!"
  • 100% of Pokémon registered:
"You did it! The [Island] Pokédex izzz complete! Zz-zz-zz! You really are something, kiddo!"
Alola Pokédex
  •  ?:
"Zzzt! You're moving along at a nice clip, partner! Keep up the pace and find all Alola'zzz Pokémon!"
  • 30% of Pokémon (90) registered:
"You're almozzzt up to 100 Pokémon in your 'Dex, pal! There are plenty of different kinds of Pokémon, huh? Some are even azzz great...azzz me! Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 50% of Pokémon (150) registered:
"You've made it over the hump for the Alola Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon (210) registered:
"Lookzzz like you're well on your way to becoming an expert on the Pokémon all around the Alola region! Zz-zzt!"
  • 90% of Pokémon (270) registered:
"Just one last big push and you'll be there! Zzzt! You can do it! Complete the Alola Pokédex! Zz-zzt!"
  • 95% of Pokémon (285) registered:
"We're in the final countdown! My circuitzzz are tingling! You're really gonna do it: you're gonna complete the entire Alola Pokédex, aren't you?! You clever thing, you! Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 100% of Pokémon (300) registered:
"GOAAALLL! You did it! You really did it, pal! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzz-zzzzzt!"


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Artwork from
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Artwork from the
Sun & Moon series

In the anime

Rotom Pokédex
ロトム図鑑 Rotom Zukan
Kukui Rotom.png
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Rotom Pokédex in the anime
Debuts in Loading the Dex!
Gender Genderless
Ability Unknown
Current location Traveling with Ash
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Rotom Daisuke Namikawa Roger Callagy
Ash's Alola Pokédex before Rotom entered it

Ash received the a Pokédex from Professor Kukui in The Guardian's Challenge!. It was empty until Loading the Dex!, where Kukui completed the Pokédex by having a Rotom enter the device, turning Rotom into what it calls the Pokédex Rotom version (Japanese: ロトムポケデックスフォルム Rotom Pokédex Forme). It has since registered Ash as its user and follows him around. Rotom claims to be a self-learning Pokédex (similar to an A.I.) and along with its ability to talk human language, it also updates itself whenever it finds something new about Pokémon. After finding a new Pokémon, it will display its info, and has a bad habit of getting up close and personal to the Pokémon in order to see if the information is true, only to aggravate and get attacked by said Pokémon. It gets along with Ash and all his friends, but has shown an aversion to Sophocles whenever he attempts to "study" it.

In SM017, Rotom Pokédex was shown to be a big fan of a detective show that Raki starred in and used his knowledge in an attempt to track down Ash's missing Electrium-Z. However, at the end of the episode, it has been revealed that the Z-Crystal had been stuck inside Rotom's wig the whole time.

In SM023, Rotom Pokédex updated itself with a voice duplication function. In SM024, it used this function to give Ash's speech for him during the Visitation Day, as Ash mouthed random words. The cheating was quickly caught, however, when Rotom started speaking faster, and began spitting out phrases from other people, like Principal Oak. Rotom was still happy to have given the speech.

After Rotom inhabited the Pokédex, it seems to have lost all combat functions, and is unable to use any moves. As shown in SM017, it can use the "arms" on the Pokédex to extract data from other electronic devices and now has a video camera function and a voice duplication function.

Compared to previous Pokédexes in the anime, Rotom Pokédex provides Ash with the type of Pokémon it provides data on.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa
English Roger Callagy
Mandarin Chinese 林美秀 Lín Měixiù (Before entering Pokédex)
于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng (Rotom Pokédex)
Italian Stefano Pozzi
Latin American Spanish Miguel Ángel Ruiz
Turkish Gökhan Şimşek

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Rotom Pokédex in Pokémon Adventures

The Rotom Pokédex debuts in the Sun & Moon chapter. It was first seen informing Sun that he had been put on a yacht after previously passing out and is currently traveling through the sea. Sun is initially confused by the sight of a talking Pokédex, but his concerns are immediately shifted to wondering where he is.


  • The Rotom Pokédex is the only Pokédex without the ability to view information about all known Pokémon in the series as of its respective introduction, as it lacks information on the 500 Pokémon not in the Alola Pokédex and the ability to receive a National Dex upgrade whatsoever. While the Pokédexes in the Generation I and II games also lacked a National Pokédex function, all known Pokémon at the time were present within the Kanto and Johto regional Pokédexes respectively, and the Pokédex in Ruby and Sapphire although lacking a method of unlocking the National Dex at the time of their release, was able to do so later on via trading with FireRed or LeafGreen after the release of the latter pair of games.

In other languages

Rotom Pokédex

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 洛托姆圖鑑 Loktokmóuh Tòuhgaam
Mandarin 洛托姆圖鑑 / 洛托姆图鉴 Luòtuōmǔ Tújiàn
France Flag.png French Motisma-Dex
Germany Flag.png German Rotom-Pokédex
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokédex Rotom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무도감 Rotomu Dogam
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Pokédex
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokédex Rotom
Russia Flag.png Russian Покедекс-Ротом Pokédeks-Rotom
Spain Flag.png Spanish RotomDex

Poké Finder

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可搜尋鏡 Poké Sáuchàhmgeng
Mandarin 寶可搜尋鏡 / 宝可搜寻镜 Poké Sōuxúnjìng
France Flag.png French Poké Scope
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Sucher
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokévisore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓파인더 Poké Finder
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-Искатель Poké-Iskatel'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokévisor

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