Rotom Pokédex

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Elio 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, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra 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 the red part of its body, Rotom will shake and react in a variety of ways.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex gains more features, upgrades, and different personalities depending on how the player responds to it.

  • The player can bond with the Rotom Pokédex in order to unlock new features, such as the Rotom Powers and Z-Rotom Power.
  • The Rotom Dex gains its own form of Affection as the player starts talking to it or otherwise interacting with it, gaining a heart with each interaction.
  • Every ten minutes, the Rotom Dex will get a sad look. Tapping it at that point will cause it to react and gain a heart; it may also ready the Roto Loto or ask the player questions. Answering these questions gives Rotom a heart and may ready the Roto Loto. Rotom will also ask questions at certain story intervals, and upon reaching Poni Island, every interaction that produces a heart will guarantee the readying of the Roto Loto.
  • Taking a photo when prompted by Rotom following the evolution of a Pokémon will ready the Roto Loto, and taking some actions after becoming Champion (such as surfing on Mantine) has a chance of readying the Roto Loto.
  • Rotom Dex can give the player a nickname depending on their choice. These nicknames may be Roto-(first character in player's name), Roto Jr., or Master.
  • The personality of the Rotom Dex can be influenced in three different ways: Defeating many Pokémon will result in Rotom having an aggressive demeanor; using Pokémon Refresh often will give Rotom a more playful personality; and visiting Pokémon Centers often will make Rotom more easy going.
  • Rotom Dex can give the player bits of information and advice about game features. The advice given changes depending on how much the player responds to the Rotom Dex.


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. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a Pokémon that can only be encountered in an SOS Battle will have a picture of an Adrenaline Orb next to its location markers when the map is zoomed in.


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 will not display a 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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Selene 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 in locations where the icon on the player's bottom screen turns into that of a camera. It can be activated by pressing the R button or tapping the camera icon in those select locations. Pictures are then evaluated with a "Thumbs-Up" score.


Upon taking pictures, the player is awarded with a "Thumbs-up" score, which is then added to the total number of "Thumbs-Ups" the player has earned over time. As the total number increases, new versions of the Poké Finder can be unlocked as follows:

  • Version 1: Default version.
  • Version 2: Unlocks at 1,500 Thumbs-Up. Adds the ability to zoom.
  • Version 3: Unlocks at 10,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds additional zoom.
  • Version 4: Unlocks at 100,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds maximum zoom.
  • Version 5: Unlocks at 1,500,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds the ability to call Pokémon over to the player. A stamp is added to the player's Passport.

Photo Locations

Pictures can only be taken at specific locations, each of which features its own set of available Pokémon. The Pokémon that can be encountered vary with the time of day.

Island Location Poké Finder location Pokémon
Melemele Island Hau'oli City (Shopping District) At a chipped wall to the east, next to the Tourist Bureau PikachuGrowlitheDunsparceUSUMRockruffDayMeowthNight
Hau'oli City (Beachfront) On a dark patch of sand at the southeast of the beach WingullPelipperDrifloonMurkrowNightUSUM
Hau'oli Cemetery In front of the grave at the northeast corner of the cemetery PikipekDayFurfrouDayUSUMZubatNightGastlyNight
Melemele Meadow On the cliff farthest west CutieflyOricorioFlabébéUSUMFloetteUSUM
Kala'e Bay In the water, on the far east next to a fishing spot SlowpokeCorsolaDugtrioSmoochumUSUM
Akala Island Pikachu ValleyUSUM In front of the lake in Pikachu Valley Pikachu
Brooklet Hill On the southern shore of the second lake from the Route 5 entrance, next to a large rock and a waterfall PsyduckUSUMPoliwagPolitoedDewpiderDaySurskitNight
Paniola Ranch Next to the fence close to the Route 5 entrance EeveeMareepUSUMLillipupEspeonDayUmbreonNight
Royal Avenue At the ring of flower bushes, at the southernmost bush JigglypuffUSUMButterfreeDayOricorioNight
Wela Volcano Park East side of the volcano (next to the most "charming" Seismic Sister), north on the east ledge CuboneMagbyUSUMSalanditFletchlingTalonflameDay
Route 8 Under the support beams of the Aether Foundation building RattataNightYungoosDayCrabrawlerStuffulUSUM
Lush Jungle West area, northwest of the grass patch KecleonUSUMComfeyGoodraParasDayBounsweetDayMorelullNightFomantisNight
Ula'ula Island Mount Hokulani On the cliff north of the southernmost grassy area BeldumMetangElgyemUSUMClefairyNightClefableNightMagnezoneNight
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) In front of the boxes north of the entrance GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetUSUMMimikyu
Blush Mountain In front of the fence west of the Geothermal Power Plant TogedemaruMagnetonElekidPorygon-ZDedenneUSUM
Route 13 East of the man with the ProbopassSM/GastrodonUSUM GibleSandileFlygonTrapinchUSUM
Ula'ula Meadow On the walkway after the first turn from the south OricorioLedianDayAriadosNightFloetteUSUMFlorgesUSUM
Mount Lanakila At an inlet on the east side of the road to the Pokémon League VanilliteVanillishAbsolDayGlalieDayUSUMFroslassNightSneaselNight
Poni Island Vast Poni Canyon In the middle of the first bridge Jangmo-oHakamo-oGigalithLucarioMienshaoUSUM
Poni Meadow West of the tree at the water RibombeeDayMismagiusNightUSUMOricorioDragonite
Poni Coast On the little hill close to the Poni Plains entrance BewearFearowLickitungUSUM

Roto Loto

Roto Loto is a feature that only appears in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

It is unlocked after visiting the Pokémon Center on Route 2. Roto Loto allows the player to obtain items called Rotom Powers, which can be used to provide boosts similar to the Pass Powers from Generation V and O-Powers from Generation VI.

The feature can be activated by tapping on Rotom's eyes once it starts to glow gold, which can occur at random times between 10-20 minute intervals. Its eyes can also glow by tapping on Rotom if it has a sad look on its face. Once the player reaches Poni Island, the player can also activate Roto Loto by interacting with Rotom or answering its questions. After becoming the Champion, the Rotom Dex will activate Roto Loto if certain requests are fulfilled, such as after Mantine Surfing or Ultra Warp Riding.

Rotom will automatically use several Rotom Powers during the course of the story: Roto Experience when arriving at Melemele Meadow to retrieve Nebby, Roto Hatch after obtaining the Eevee Egg at Paniola Ranch, and Roto Prize Money when first passing through Route 11.

Rotom Powers

Name Description Rarity
Bag Roto Bargain Sprite.png Roto Bargain Reduces the prices of products at Poké Marts by half. Rare
Bag Roto Boost Sprite.png Roto Boost Raises all stats of your battling Pokémon. Rare
Bag Roto Catch Sprite.png Roto Catch Increases the chance to catch Pokémon a lot. Rare
Bag Roto Encounter Sprite.png Roto Encounter Increases the chance of encountering high-level wild Pokémon a lot for a certain period of time. Uncommon
Bag Roto Exp. Points Sprite.png Roto Exp. Points Increases the Exp. Points your Pokémon receive after a battle a little. Rare
Bag Roto Friendship Sprite.png Roto Friendship Helps Pokémon in your party grow friendly faster. Common
Bag Roto HP Restore Sprite.png Roto HP Restore Fully restores the HP of your battling Pokémon. Rare
Bag Roto Hatch Sprite.png Roto Hatch Helps Eggs hatch faster. Uncommon
Bag Roto HP Restore Sprite.png Roto PP Restore Fully restores the PP of your battling Pokémon. Common
Bag Roto Prize Money Sprite.png Roto Prize Money Triples the prize money you receive after a battle. Uncommon
Bag Roto Stealth Sprite.png Roto Stealth Prevent you from encountering wild Pokémon for a certain period of time. Common

Z-Rotom Power

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex gains this ability from when the player reaches maximum affection with Rotom. When a Rotom Power is used during or outside of battle, the Rotom Dex will assist the player by allowing a Z-Move to be used again for a second time during the battle.


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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 supersedes 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!"
  • For the first Pokémon registered after meeting Rotom:
"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!"


Player's birthday (after being greeted by a Pokémon Center Nurse)
"Zzzzrt, today's the day you were born? I had no idea! A big happy birthday from me to you, [player]! Let'zzz go celebrate!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Unless shown below, quotes are identical to the ones shown in Sun and Moon.

Route 11
"So many Trainers! Now's your chance to earn some prizzze money!"
"I'll be at your service! Zzt!"
Story quotes
Mount Hokulani
  • After Professor Kukui announces the Pokémon League:
"The Pokémon League! It sounds so cool! I bet you want to check it out, too, right? Zzrt?"
I'd love the challenge!: "I bet you could become the best Trainer in all of Alola, <player>! Truzzzt me!"
Not sure if I can handle it...: "Oooh I see... You're scared of becoming the Champion, bzzzzt?"
"But first, we need to finish the island challenge! Onward to Hokulani Obzzzervatory! Bzzzzt!"
"I wonder what kind of trial awaitzzz us at the Hokulani Observatory? Are you ready, partner?"
Hokulani Observatory
"So we have to find all the Charjabug? Did you see how many there were?! Tzzzrt!"
Mount Hokulani
  • After talking to Molayne about the missing Charjabug:
"The Charjabug are eating right now... I hope they don't mind uzzz interrupting their meal!"
Hokulani Observatory
  • After Sophocles and Molayne enter the trial room:
"And in they go... Does the trial usually go thizzz way? I hope they know what they're doing..."
  • If the player tells Sophocles they're not ready:
"C'mon, pal, let'zzz not keep Sophocles waiting! Let him know once we're ready!"
  • After the trial starts:
"It'zzz been a while since our last trial! You know what to do, right? Get the Charjabug lined up by pressing the buttons on the Roller!"
  • After completing the trial:
"And that's another trial under your belt, kid! Let'zzz head back to Malie Garden. Hopefully the prof won't be too hard to find this time..."
Malie Garden
  • After defeating Guzma
"I thought Guzma was going to bust me up, too! What a bully... Well, let'zzz not dwell on it! C'mon, kid, we've got Route 11 to explore!"
Route 11
  • After the Trial Guide opens the gate
"Route 12! Think you can catch all the Pokémon here, buddy?"
Route 12
  • After Hapu registers Mudsdale Gallop in the Ride Pager
"Let'zzz go for a wild romp on the Mudsdale Hapu gave us!"
Route 13
  • After Gladion and Hau leave
"Hey, <player>, when he said Cosmog, he meant Nebby, right? Zzzzzrt, I hope Lillie and Nebby aren't in trouble."
Tapu Village
  • After Dulse and Zossie leave
"That mysteriouzzz duo again...What's with all that about light being stolen? Reminds me of what happened in front of the professor's laboratory."
Aether House
  • After Acerola reveals she's the Trial Captain
"Here I thought the Aether House would be a quiet place... Boy, wazzz I wrong!"
Route 15
  • After Lillie is saved and Acerola leaves
"Come on, kid! Let's follow Captain Acerola to the next trial site!"
Route 14
  • After Acerola explains her trial
"Man, I'm glad you're with me, <player>... This place is all kindzzz of creepy..."
  • After clearing the trial
"Another trial cleared and completed! Zzt-zzt! And I helped out, right? Right? Anyway, let'zzz head back to the Aether House!"
Aether House
  • After the player is directed to Po Town
"Bzzt-zzt-zzt... Those Team Skull goons are more terrifying than Ghost-type Pokémon..."
Route 15
  • After Grimsley registers Sharpedo Jet in the Ride Pager
"I...I guess we don't have a choizzze... We need to head to Po Town on Sharpedo's back!"
Po Town
  • After the Team Skull Grunts at the barricade taunt the player
"The place izzz crawling with Team Skull Grunts! Zzzzzt... Those guys freak me out..."
  • After defeating the Team Skull Grunts at the barricade
"The Team Skull boss... He's hiding somewhere here in Po Town, isn't he? Zzzzzzrt..."
Shady House
  • After successfully giving all three passwords and the correct final response
"Hey, good job on the quizzz, kid! I admit I had no idea what to say... S-so, now all we need to do is find the boss in Po Town... Zzt..."
  • After defeating Guzma and he leaves
"Zzzzounds, <player>! You're quite some Trainer to defeat that Guzma! Good job, buddy!"
Po Town
  • After Acerola and Nanu leave
"Good job rescuing that Yungoos, kiddo! C'mon, let'zzz head back to the Aether House!"
Progress quotes
Any Island Pokédex
  •  ?:
"You're filling up that [Island] Pokédex real nice, partner! Keep up the good work! Zzrt!"
  • 30% of Pokémon registered:
"Look at you go, kid! You're covering the Pokémon of [Island] Island like a pro!"
  • 50% of Pokémon registered:
"You've completed about half of the [Island] Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon registered:
"The [Island] Pokédex is coming along great! I bet you could even give the professor a surprizzze or two!"
  • 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
  •  ?:
"Zzt! The Alola Pokédex is filling up! It just ticklezzz my circuits to watch it come along!"
  • 30% of Pokémon (120) registered:
"I'd say the Alola Pokédex is coming along swell! You're doin' a great job, kid! Zzzzt!"
  • 50% of Pokémon (200) registered:
"You've completed about half of the Alola Pokédex! It'zzz the best feeling in the world!"
  • 70% of Pokémon (280) registered:
"Just look at that Alola Pokédex! You're doing a great job filling it up, kid! I'm imprezzzed! Zzzzzzrrrt!"
  • 90% of Pokémon (360) 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 (380) registered:
"Oh, wow! You're just one step away from completing the Alola Pokédex, kid! Just a little more to go!"
  • 100% of Pokémon (400) registered:
"GOAAALLL! You did it! You really did it, pal! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzz-zzzzzt!"
  • After collecting 20 Totem Stickers
"Professor Oak wants to talk to you! Zzt!"


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In the anime

Rotom Pokédex in the anime
Main article: Rotom Pokédex (anime)

Ash received an Alola 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 the region.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Rotom, prior to entering Moon's Pokédex, in Pokémon Adventures
The Rotom Pokédex in Pokémon Adventures

The Rotom Pokédex debuted in The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun. Originally, it was a regular Rotom that Professor Kukui requested to receive from a region outside of Alola so that he may use it to fuse with one of his Pokédexes. Due to this particular Rotom having a weak body, it was unable to be transferred electronically, so Moon was given the task of delivering Rotom to Professor Kukui while also using her pharmaceutical skills to keep it healthy along the way.

After Moon successfully delivered Rotom, Professor Kukui decided to have it enter Sun's empty Pokédex. Due to Sun's mishandling of the Pokédex, Rotom refused to enter it and ran away in disgust. Angered by this, Professor Kukui forced Sun to retrieve Rotom while he attempted to clean the dirty Pokédex.

Later, it was revealed that Professor Kukui had a spare Pokédex, which he gave to Moon. This Pokédex was the one that Rotom decided to enter, becoming the Rotom Pokédex in the process.

Moon later traveled to Lush Jungle with Mallow to find a Mirage Berry. There, they found Tapu Lele in battle with a Xurkitree. Not knowing anything about the Ultra Beast, Rotom went up to Xurkitree to try and record data on it. Xurkitree retaliated by shooting Rotom with a powerful Electric attack, forcing it to fall to the ground and shut down. When Rotom later reactivated itself, it could only utter one word: "Necrozma".

While traveling from Akala Island to Ula'ula Island, Professor Kukui's yacht was attacked by a wild Bruxish. Though Sun managed to defeat the Pokémon, he, Lillie, and Rotom ended up separated from Moon and the others. When doing his second trial at the site of the former Thrifty Megamart, Sun was given the task of taking a photo of the Totem Pokémon that lived inside. Shortly after entering the area, Sun and Lillie were attacked by the Totem Pokémon, a Mimikyu, which destroyed the camera Acerola gave him for the trial. While Sun had Dollar battle Mimikyu, Rotom revealed itself and let Sun use its Poké Finder function to replace the broken camera.

As the battle went on, Rotom translated Mimikyu's speech to reveal that it was angry at Sun for insulting its ragged appearance, as other humans had did in the past. After encouraging Mimikyu to find companions who would appreciate it despite how it looked, Sun added Mimikyu to his team and gave it the nickname Franc. Rotom took a picture of Sun and Franc together and emailed it to Acerola, successfully completing the trial. Afterward, Sun thanked Rotom for his help and suggested it join his team, which Rotom rejected.

By the time Moon arrived in Ultra Space, Rotom had rejoined her. Using the powers of the Pokédex, it was able to sense a Lunala, who would be able to take them all back to their world. Upon finding it, they discovered the Ultra Recon Squad members Zossie and Dulse riding it.

In the TCG

Regular print of Rotom Dex
Main article: Rotom Dex (Sun & Moon 131)

Rotom Dex was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era). It was first released in the Collection Sun expansion before debuting in English in the Sun & Moon expansion, with an illustration by 5ban Graphics. It was also released as a Full Art card in both expansions, with an illustration also by 5ban Graphics. Rotom Dex allows the player to shuffle their Prize cards into their deck. The player then take the same amount of remaining Prize cards they have left from the top of their deck and put them face down as their new Prize cards.


  • The Rotom Pokédex is the only Pokédex without the ability to view information about all Pokémon known as of that time (Generation VII), as it lacks information on the 403 Pokémon not in the Alola Pokédex and cannot receive a National Dex upgrade by any means.
  • Despite being a Rotom, the Rotom Pokédex is unable to view information about Rotom.
  • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Samson Oak mentions that the Rotom Pokédex was at least partially invented by a "young fellow from Kalos", which could be referring to Clemont. This is further supported by the Pokémon Adventures manga, wherein Professor Kukui reveals that the Rotom Pokédex was developed by "Kalos's famous genius inventor".

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
Denmark Flag.png Danish Rotom Dex
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rotom Dex
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
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Rotom Dex
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Pokédeksowy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokédex Rotom
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Декс Rotom-Deks
Покедекс-Ротом Pokédeks-Rotom
Spain Flag.png Spanish RotomDex
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Rotom Dex
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Từ điển Rotom

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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokévisor
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-Искатель Poké-Iskatel'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokévisor

Pokédex Rotom version

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokédex Rotom version
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokédex Rotom-versie
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokédex Rotom-versio
France Flag.png French Pokédex versione Motisma
Germany Flag.png German Pokédex Rotom-Version
Italy Flag.png Italian Edizione Rotom di Pokédex
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokédex av Rotom typen
Russia Flag.png Russian Покедекс версии Ротом Pokédeks versii Rotom
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokédex Rotom-versionen

Roto Loto

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロトポン Rotopon From ロトム Rotom and ガシャポン gashapon
France Flag.png French Motismagogo From Motisma (Rotom) and à gogo (in abundance)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotómbola From Rotom and tómbola (raffle)
Germany Flag.png German Rotomat From Rotom and Automat (vending machine)
Italy Flag.png Italian Roto'n'roll From Rotom and rock'n'roll
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토캡슐토이 Roto Capsule Toy From 로토무 Rotomu (Rotom) and 캡슐토이 capsule toy (gashapon)
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 洛托碰碰 Loktok Pungpung From 洛托姆 Loktokmóuh (Rotom) and 碰運氣 pung wahnhei (try your luck)
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 洛托碰碰 Luòtuō Pèngpèng From 洛托姆 Luòtuōmǔ (Rotom) and 碰運氣 / 碰运气 pèng yùnqi (try your luck)

Rotom Power

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロトムパワー Rotom Power
Chinese Cantonese 洛托姆之力 Loktokmóuh-jī Lihk
Mandarin 洛托姆之力 Luòtuōmǔ-zhī Lì
France Flag.png French Motism'Aura
Germany Flag.png German Rotom-Kräfte
Italy Flag.png Italian Potere Rotom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무파워 Rotomu Power
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Сила Rotom-Sila
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder Rotom

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