Professor Oak's Rotom

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Professor Oak's Rotom
オーキド博士のロトム Dr. Okido's Rotom
Poké Ball
Oak Rotom.png
Professor Oak's Rotom
Debuts in To Catch a Rotom!
Caught at Torom Island
Gender Genderless
Ability Unknown
Current location With Professor Oak
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Rotom Kiyotaka Furushima

Professor Oak's Rotom (Japanese: オーキド博士のロトム Dr. Okido's Rotom) is the only Pokémon caught on screen by Professor Oak. It was caught in the Decolore Islands.


Best Wishes series

Professor Oak and Rotom

Professor Oak caught Rotom in To Catch a Rotom! at Torom Island. He came to meet Ash and his friends to the Decolore Islands on Torom Island and told them that he wanted to catch himself a Rotom in order to study its forms. They went to a site where lots of old electrical machines were kept, luring in three Rotom. At first, Professor Oak's attempt to capture one failed, but once he had, along with Ash and friends, saved the Rotom from being captured by Team Rocket, one of them freely accepted to come with him, and allowed itself to be captured by him.

Rotom reappeared in Butterfree and Me! where it surprised Ash on the computer screen when he was contacting Professor Oak. Rotom was shown to be very affectionate towards him as it shocked him the first time it happened.

It appeared briefly in The Dream Continues! to be filmed by Alexa.

XY series

Rotom appeared again in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! when Ash was contacting Professor Oak. It also appears in Professor Oak's Holo Caster, helping Professor Oak with his explanation, and often laughing at him when he gets hurt.

As Mow Rotom

Personality and characteristics

Rotom is a mischievous prankster. A running gag is that it often likes to fill up the screen whenever it appears and laughs; whenever Ash has phoned Professor Oak since its capture, Rotom will appear first on the monitor, often scaring him. This habit has also been shown during Professor Oak's Holo Caster, where the segment will always begin and conclude this way. Rotom also likes using [move|Thunderbolt] to shock Professor Oak, and laughs when he gets hurt.

Moves used

Normal Rotom

Oak Rotom Thunderbolt.png
Using Thunderbolt
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt To Catch a Rotom!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Mow Rotom

Oak Rotom Leaf Storm.png
Using Leaf Storm
Move First Used In
Leaf Storm To Catch a Rotom!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

A Rotom based on Professor Oak's Rotom was distributed for Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 from August 10 to September 6, 2013 in Pokémon Centers across Japan. For details, see here.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png ロトム Dex No. 479 Naughty nature. Normal Uproar Wishing Ribbon
Lv. 10 Type   Ghost Astonish
Spr 5b 479.png Electric Ghost Pokémon Cartoon Psychic Trick
OT オーキド Apparently had a Electric ThunderShock
ID No. 08103 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 10 to September 6, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 10.
None None Levitate  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Rotom.

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