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
#0479
Rotom
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
Rotom
Electric Fire
Heat Rotom
Electric Water
Wash Rotom
Electric Ice
Frost Rotom
Electric Flying
Fan Rotom
Electric Grass
Mow Rotom
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Heat Rotom
Cacophony
Wash Rotom
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Heat Rotom
Cacophony
Wash Rotom
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Rotom
0'0" 0 m
Heat Rotom
0'0" 0 m
Wash Rotom
0'0" 0 m
Frost Rotom
Weight
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg
Rotom
0 lbs. 0 kg
Heat Rotom
0 lbs. 0 kg
Wash Rotom
0 lbs. 0 kg
Frost Rotom
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
132
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Rotom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Heat Rotom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Wash Rotom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Frost Rotom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png
Footprint
F0479.png F000.png
Heat Rotom
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Rotom (Japanese: ロトム Rotom) is a dual-type Electric/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Rotom has the ability to possess the motors of certain appliances and change forms. It also learns a new move depending on which appliance it possesses. Rotom's form can be changed in by allowing it to possess the appliances in Rotom's Room or from the Rotom Catalog.

In Generation IV, Rotom had Ghost as its secondary type regardless of its form.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Form data for these details.)

In Generation VII, Rotom can possess a special Pokédex and become the Rotom Pokédex, which has the ability to speak human language. In Generation VIII and Generation IX, Rotom can possess a smartphone that doubles as a Pokédex and become the Rotom Phone. Rotom are also used in Rotomi terminals, and Drone Rotom. The Rotom Phone can be used to power a Rotom Bike.

Biology

Rotom is a small, orange Pokémon that has a body of plasma. It is mostly spherical, with a bulb below its body and a long pointed protrusion on top, making it shaped like a lightning rod. There is a whitish blue aura of electricity around it that forms lightning bolt-shaped appendages. When moving quickly, these appendages tend to disappear, in favor of a long similar-looking trail of blue electricity. It has teeth, and its unique, blue eyes have a dividing line across them. In its base form, Rotom cannot be touched by anyone without the latter being shocked in the process. According to the Rotom Catalog, Rotom in its base form is possessing a light bulb. Rotom lack any sort circulatory system or pulse.[1]

Rotom have the ability to enter and control appliances. They typically use their abilities to make mischief, often using the household items they possess to pull pranks on unsuspecting people, as seen in the Pokémon the Series episode Get Your Rotom Running!. Despite this, some Rotom have taken to inhabiting electronics with the intent of helping others. The Rotom Pokédex, Rotom Phones, Rotomi, and Drone Rotom are some examples. Additionally, in Galar, the Rotom Phone is used to power the Rotom Bike. Some of these forms allow Rotom to speak human languages, and demonstrate that Rotom are highly intelligent. Rotom tend to reside in abandoned buildings. Research continues on Rotom and its ability to power unique motors. In the Pokémon the Series episode Rotom's Wish!, a specific Rotom was shown to have the ability to time travel.

Rotom Pokédex
479Rotom-Pokédex.png
Rotom Phone
479Rotom-Phone.png479Rotom-Phone SV.png
Rotomi
Rotomi PC Galar.png
Drone Rotom
Drone Rotom Galar.png
Rotom Bike
Bag Rotom Bike Sprite.png

Forms

Rotom and the appliances
Rotom transforming

Rotom has five alternate forms: Heat Rotom, Wash Rotom, Frost Rotom, Fan Rotom, and Mow Rotom.

Rotom's forms can be accessed by possessing specific household appliances with a special motor, namely: a convection microwave oven (Heat Rotom), a washing machine (Wash Rotom), a refrigerator (Frost Rotom), an electric fan (Fan Rotom), and a lawnmower (Mow Rotom). When Rotom changes forms, its eyes and electric aura change colors, and its aura appendages take on different shapes: red with oven mitts as 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 modern Sinnoh, Rotom's forms were said to have been first discovered and documented by Charon. However, Rotom existed in Hisui and was also documented in the Hisui Pokédex. The electric fan that Rotom inhabits to become Fan Rotom was invented by a boy, and was the first Rotom-related appliance to be developed, leading to the creation of many other appliances like it. The washing machine model that Rotom can inhabit has been discontinued, which caused its price to skyrocket. Heat Rotom will become lethargic if the oven it possesses is malfunctioning.

Rotom Heat Rotom Wash Rotom Frost Rotom Fan Rotom Mow Rotom
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Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
 Pt : #152
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #068
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Alpha Sapphire Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#372
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#194
Sword One boy's invention led to the development of many different machines that take advantage of Rotom's unique capabilities.
Shield With a body made of plasma, it can inhabit all sorts of machines. It loves to surprise others.
Brilliant Diamond Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus This bizarre Pokémon appears to be a will-o'-the-wisp powered by electricity. Be wary, as Rotom is both smart and mischievous.
Heat Rotom
Sword This Rotom has possessed a convection microwave oven that uses a special motor. It also has a flair for manipulating flames.
Shield This form of Rotom enjoys making mischief by turning up the heat. It will gleefully burn your favorite outfit.
Legends: Arceus A form in which Rotom lurks within a strange cauldron. The cauldron's origin is unknown. A bothersome Pokémon, causing trouble with the flames it spits.
Wash Rotom
Sword This form of Rotom enjoys coming up with water-based pranks. Be careful with it if you don't want your room flooded.
Shield This Rotom has possessed a washing machine that uses a special motor. It blasts out water to get enemies to back down.
Legends: Arceus A form in which Rotom lurks within an odd bureau. The bureau's purpose is unknown. A bothersome Pokémon, causing trouble by splashing cold water everywhere.
Frost Rotom
Sword Rotom assumes this form when it takes over a refrigerator powered by a special motor. It battles by spewing cold air.
Shield When it's like this, Rotom likes to play pranks that are freezing cold. You may find it's turned the bath you just filled to solid ice!
Legends: Arceus A form in which Rotom lurks within a bizarre cupboard. The cupboard's composition is unknown. A bothersome Pokémon, causing trouble by frosting everything over.
Fan Rotom
Sword In this form, Rotom applies its new power over wind to its love of pranks. It will happily blow away any important documents it can find.
Shield This Rotom has taken over a fan that has a special motor. Its gusts of wind blow its opponents away!
Legends: Arceus A form in which Rotom lurks within a mysterious contraption. The contraption's purpose is unknown. A bothersome Pokémon, causing trouble by stirring up powerful winds.
Mow Rotom
Sword This is Rotom after it's seized control of a lawn mower that has a special motor. As it mows down grass, it scatters the clippings everywhere.
Shield In this form, Rotom focuses its antics on plants. Any flowers you were growing are going to get mowed down.
Legends: Arceus A form in which Rotom lurks within a misshapen wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow's mechanisms are bizarre. It's a bothersome Pokémon, causing trouble by mowing down grass and trees.
Generation IX Paldea
#310
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#41
Scarlet Its electricity-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
Violet Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Heat Rotom
Scarlet If the convection microwave oven is not working properly, then the Rotom inhabiting it will become lethargic.
Violet This Rotom has possessed a convection microwave oven. It will sear the surrounding area with its burning heat, then smile in delight.
Wash Rotom
Scarlet This Rotom has entered a washing machine. It nods with satisfaction after it floods the surrounding area.
Violet The model of washing machine that Rotom can inspirit has been discontinued, so these appliances are now traded at high prices.
Frost Rotom
Scarlet This Rotom has entered a refrigerator. It leaps around gleefully after it uses cold air to freeze the area around it.
Violet The special motor within the refrigerator is the key to bringing about Rotom's change in form.
Fan Rotom
Scarlet This Rotom has entered an electric fan. It smirks with satisfaction over a prank well pulled after it blows away everything around it.
Violet There are several appliances that Rotom can inspirit, but the first one to be developed was the electric fan.
Mow Rotom
Scarlet The lawn mower is one of the household appliances that led to the development of the Rotom Dex.
Violet This Rotom has possessed a lawn mower. It will mow down grass and flowers, then swagger around with pride at its accomplishments.


Pokédex Image Rotom SV.png Pokédex Image Rotom SV Blueberry.png
Rotom in the Paldea Pokédex Rotom in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
TV in Old ChateauNight (Only one) (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Platinum
TV in Old ChateauNight (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade Ditto on Route 15
Black 2 White 2
Trade Ditto on Route 15
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Lost Hotel (Shaking trash cans)Tu (All Forms)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet (Island Scan)Tu
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Lake of Outrage
Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle) (Heat/Wash/Frost/Fan/Mow Rotom)
Expansion Pass
Workout Sea (Wanderer) (All Forms)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
TV in Old ChateauNight (Only one) (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Coronet Highlands: Celestica Ruins (in boxes), Sacred Plaza (also in boxes), Stonetooth Rows
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Area Two
West Province: Area Two
Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome, Coastal Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth, Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern, Polar Biome


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time
Wonder Mail code
MD Darkness
Midnight Forest (B10F-B20F)
MD Sky
Midnight Forest (B10F-B20F)
Rumble
Silent Forest, Windy Prairie, Rocky Cave, Fiery Furnace, Bright Beach, Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Rotom Hideout: Firebreathing Mountain (Post-ending; All Forms)
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale (All Forms)
Wonder Area: Haunted Playland, Chill Battle: Fever! (Boss; Heat Rotom)
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale (Wash Rotom)
Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll (Reward; Frost Rotom)
Secret Warehouse: The Enemies Within (Fan Rotom)
Chill Battle: Garden Keepers (Reward; Mow Rotom)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Fix-Up Factory (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX2
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#1) (Heat/Wash/Frost/Fan/Mow Rotom)
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom
HOME
Complete a trade on the GTS for the 1st time (mobile)


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 to December 3, 2014
USUM LINE Rotom Japanese Japan 10 November 17, 2017 to April 30, 2018
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME GTS Rotom Worldwide hide 5 February 12, 2020 onwards

Held items

Games Held items
Black White
Black 2 White 2
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Rotom
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total:
440
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Heat, Wash, Frost, Fan, and Mow Rotom
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Total:
520
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

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


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


Wash Rotom
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 ★★★


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


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


Type effectiveness

Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:
Heat Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:
Wash Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX, 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:
Fan Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:
Mow Rotom
Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
055 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
1010 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
2525 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
3030 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00——% 20
3535 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
4040 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
5050 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
5555 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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  • 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 an alternate form of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rotom
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rotom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rotom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Form change

When Rotom changes into an appliance form, it learns a new move in the same way that other Pokémon may learn new moves upon evolving; if Rotom would change from one appliance form to another and knows the special move of its current form, the old special move is automatically forgotten and Rotom learns the new one. If Rotom changes to its base form, it forgets the special move of the form it was in (if it still knows it); if the only move that Rotom knows right before reverting to its base form is the form's special move, then that move will be replaced with Thunder Shock. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, reverting to the base form will teach it Thunder Shock even if it knows another move.

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Form change: Rotom
(having no other moves)
Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 30
Form change: Heat Rotom Overheat Fire Special 130 90% 5
Form change: Wash Rotom Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
Form change: Frost Rotom Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Form change: Fan Rotom Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 15
Form change: Mow Rotom Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Rotom can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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 moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Hail Frost Rotom (Rising Rivals RT2)
Slash Mow Rotom (Rising Rivals RT4)

Side game data

Rotom

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 479.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Electric
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Mega Boost+


Pokémon GO
GO479.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 185 Base Defense: 159
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Heat Rotom

Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479OBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Fire
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479O.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO479O.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Overheat, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Wash Rotom

Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479WBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479W.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO479W.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Frost Rotom

Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479RBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ice
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479R.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO479R.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Blizzard, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Fan Rotom

Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479FBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Flying
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479F.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO479F.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Mow Rotom

Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush479LBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#039
Shuffle479L.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO479L.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 204 Base Defense: 219
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Ominous Wind, Thunderbolt, Thunder

Form data

Rotom has five alternate forms it can change between, in addition to its default form. To take on these alternate forms, Rotom possesses a different household appliance, and each has its own special move. These alternate forms were introduced in Pokémon Platinum.

479Rotom.png
Rotom
Rotom
 Electric  Ghost 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 50 77 95 77 91
479Rotom-Heat.png
Rotom
Heat Rotom
 Electric  Fire 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 65 107 105 107 86
479Rotom-Wash.png
Rotom
Wash Rotom
 Electric  Water 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 65 107 105 107 86
479Rotom-Frost.png
Rotom
Frost Rotom
 Electric  Ice 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 65 107 105 107 86
479Rotom-Fan.png
Rotom
Fan Rotom
 Electric  Flying 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 65 107 105 107 86
479Rotom-Mow.png
Rotom
Mow Rotom
 Electric  Grass 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
50 65 107 105 107 86

In Generation IV, all forms of Rotom are Electric/Ghost-type; from Generation V onward, the appliance forms replace the Ghost type with the type of their associated move. All appliance forms have the same base stats, with a higher total than that of Rotom's default form; the only base stat of normal Rotom that is higher than its appliance forms is its Speed.

Using these locations, Rotom can also return the appliance to change back to its default form. In Generation IV, Rotom changes back to its default form when taken into the Union Room or Wi-Fi Club, or when deposited in the Pokémon Day Care.

Hatched Rotom will always be in their standard form.

Upon changing into an appliance form, Rotom will learn the special move associated with the form, and upon changing from an appliance form, it will forget that special move. When changing forms, if Rotom knows four moves but not the special move of its previous form, the player will be prompted to replace a move with the new exclusive move (Rotom cannot change to an appliance form unless it does). If Rotom's only known move is its special move and it changes to its default form, then the Rotom will learn Thunder Shock. In Generation IV and Generation V, if Rotom forgets the move that is tied to its appliance form, it changes back into its default form. Starting in Generation VI, Rotom can remain in an appliance form even if it forgets the associated special move.

Rotom's appliance forms first appeared as silhouettes in August 2008, shortly before the Japanese release of Pokémon Platinum, with a statement that indicated that these Pokémon would be in the game. Days before the game's release, it was revealed that these Pokémon were the alternate forms of Rotom. These new forms made their debut in Pokémon Platinum, and have been included in every core series game since.

In Generation IV, there are five separate appliances and changing Rotom's form temporarily removes that appliance from the room, so the player can never have more than one of each form. From Generation V onward, this limitation is removed. In Hisui, five separate appliances are again depicted, but changing Rotom's form does not remove that appliance from the room.

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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Cross-Generation
HOME
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479MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rotom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

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 appeared in Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo Caster in Pokémon the Series: XY, helping Professor Oak with his explanation, and often laughing at him when he gets hurt.

Rotom Pokédex

A Rotom inhabiting Ash's Alolan Pokédex debuted in Loading the Dex!. As a Pokédex, Rotom has access to data about many different Pokémon species, but it often hurts itself and others by trying to see a Pokémon do a certain action after reading its information. In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, it remained in Alola to work with the Aether Foundation while Ash returned home.

Rotom Phone

Starting in Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Rotom Phones have been under the ownership of several characters in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, including Ash, Team Rocket, and Goh.

Drone Rotom

Starting in Destination: Coronation!, Drone Rotom have served as the referees for World Coronation Series matches.

Other

Rotom debuted in Get Your Rotom Running!, where it was in all of its different forms. It spent the episode toying around with Ash and his friends in the Old Chateau.

In To Catch a Rotom!, two Rotom were with Professor Oak's, occasionally switching between all of their different forms.

In Rotom's Wish!, Weston used a Rotom to defeat Mantle and his Krookodile with the assistance of Ash and his friends. It assumed the form of Wash, Mow, and Frost Rotom.

In The Dex Can't Help It!, a Wash Rotom was involved in an accident caused by Ash's Pikachu that ejected it from the washing machine and caused it to get swapped with the Rotom Pokédex. Eventually, the Rotom were swapped back to their original places.

A Fan Rotom owned by Volkner appeared in Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start!. It participated in his World Coronation Series battle against Ash and ended up being defeated by Ash's Lucario.

Minor appearances

A Rotom appeared as an image in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

In Toughing It Out!, a Rotomi appeared at the Wyndon Pokémon Center.

A Trainer's Rotom appeared in The Door That Never Opens.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM057 Rotom Rotom Pokédex Rotom, the Plasma Pokémon. An Electric and Ghost type. Rotom play pranks by inhabiting electrical appliances. When one inhabits a washing machine, it's called Wash Rotom.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN037 Rotom Ash's Rotom Phone Rotom, Pokédex Forme. An upgrade of the Pokédex. However, that is its only function.
JN077 Rotom Goh's Rotom Phone Rotom, Fan Form. The Plasma Pokémon. An Electric and Flying type. Fan Rotom lives in an electric fan equipped with a special motor.

Pokémon Generations

A Rotom appeared as an image in The Scoop.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Assistant, a Rotom invaded Macro Cosmos's computers, but it was taken care of by Oleana.

A Rotom Phone appeared in Sky, under the ownership of Raihan. It reappeared in The Gathering of Stars.

A Rotom Phone appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Peony.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Two Rotom Phones appeared in Breathe Out, under the ownership of Hohma and Ohara.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

A Rotom appears in PMDP47 in all of its forms.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

A Rotom appeared in PBK2.

Pokémon Adventures

Rotom Pokédex in Pokémon Adventures
Rotom in Pokémon Adventures
Main article: Diamond's Rotom
Main article: Rotom Pokédex (Adventures)
Main article: Rotom Phone
Main article: Rotojī

Rotom first appeared in Robust Rotom, where it caused havoc for Diamond and Pearl at the Old Chateau until Diamond understood that it only wanted to return in its plasma television and led it there.

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 Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun, a Rotom accompanied Moon as she was tasked with delivering it to Professor Kukui. It later possessed Moon's Pokédex, becoming the Rotom Pokédex.

In Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw, two Rotom possessed the smartphones of Henry and Casey. A fantasy in the same chapter featured a third Rotom.

A Drone Rotom appeared in Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea, where it is called by Opal during her match against Henry, using it to announce her upcoming retirement.

Gallery

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Rotom Phones appeared in the Pokémon Journeys: The Series manga, fulfilling the same roles as in the anime.

Drone Rotom also appeared in the manga, fulfilling the same roles as in the anime.

In the TCG

Main article: Rotom (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rotom appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

The Rotom Pokédex's type in the anime

Generation V type change

  • Rotom is the only Pokémon to have its type changed to a type that was not newly introduced.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Rotom's base form or Heat Rotom, making Rotom the only Pokémon with more than one unique type combination.
  • 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-type moves due to Levitate, making it the only Flying-type Pokémon to not be affected by Ground-type moves in these battles by default.
  • All of Rotom's appliance forms (except Mow Rotom) are tied for or have the fewest weaknesses of all Pokémon of their secondary types.
    • All of Rotom's alternate forms (except Mow Rotom) are also the lightest Pokémon of their secondary typing.
  • Heat Rotom is tied with Sunny Form Castform, Litwick, and Scorbunny for the shortest Fire-type Pokémon.
  • Frost Rotom is:

Origin

Rotom appears to be based on poltergeists or tsukumogami, a type of ghost that possesses household items. Its Pokédex entry also brings to mind gremlins. Rotom may also be an embodiment of ball lightning or electronic "magic smoke".

Additionally, Rotom appears to be based on Pulseman, who was designed by Pokémon designer Ken Sugimori.

Each of Rotom's forms takes its appearance after an electronic object with arms made out of electric sparks. Its regular form seems to be based on a light bulb, Heat Rotom possesses an oven, Wash Rotom a washing machine, Frost Rotom a refrigerator, Fan Rotom a fan and Mow Rotom possesses a lawnmower.

Name origin

Rotom is derived from motor spelled backwards.

In Pokémon Platinum, an old notebook in Rotom's Room describes how a person discovered and named the first known Rotom. It appeared out of a lawn mower's motor, and the person named it Rotom due to this 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 English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Rotom Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무 Rotomu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 洛托姆 Luòtuōmǔ Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 洛托姆 Loktokmóuh Transcription of Japanese name


Heat Rotom

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒートロトム Heat Rotom
Chinese Cantonese 加熱洛托姆 Gāyiht Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 加熱洛托姆 / 加热洛托姆 Jiārè Luòtuōmǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Varme-Rotom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lämpö-Rotom
France Flag.png French Motisma Chaleur
Germany Flag.png German Hitze-Rotom
India Flag.png Hindi हीट रोटॉम Heat Rotom
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rotom Panas
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Calore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 히트로토무 Heat Rotom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Rotom Haba
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Varme-Rotom
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Grzewczy
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Rotom Calor
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Calor
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Värme Rotom
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฮีทโรตอม Heat Rotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sıcak Rotom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rotom Nhiệt

Wash Rotom

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウォッシュロトム Wash Rotom
Chinese Cantonese 清洗洛托姆 Chīngsái Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 清洗洛托姆 Qīngxǐ Luòtuōmǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vaske-Rotom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pesu-Rotom
France Flag.png French Motisma Lavage
Germany Flag.png German Wasch-Rotom
India Flag.png Hindi वॉश रोटॉम Wash Rotom
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rotom Cuci
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Lavaggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 워시로토무 Wash Rotom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Rotom Cucian
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vaske-Rotom *
Wash Rotom *
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Piorący
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rotom Lavagem *
Wash Rotom *
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rotom Lavagem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Lavado
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Tvätt Rotom
Thailand Flag.png Thai วอชโรตอมWash Rotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yıkayan Rotom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rotom Tẩy Rửa

Frost Rotom

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese フロストロトム Frost Rotom
Chinese Cantonese 結冰洛托姆 Gitbīng Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 結冰洛托姆 / 结冰洛托姆 Jiébīng Luòtuōmǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Frost-Rotom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kylmä-Rotom *
Huurre-Rotom *
France Flag.png French Motisma Froid
Germany Flag.png German Frost-Rotom
India Flag.png Hindi फ़्रॉस्ट रोटॉम Frost Rotom
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rotom Beku
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Gelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프로스트로토무 Frost Rotom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Rotom Beku
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Frys-Rotom *
Frost Rotom *
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Chłodniczy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rotom Congelante *
Frost Rotom *
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rotom Frio
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Frío
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Kyl Rotom *
Frost-Rotom *
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟรอสต์โรตอม Frost Rotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Buz Rotom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rotom Sương Giá

Fan Rotom

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese スピンロトム Spin Rotom
Chinese Cantonese 旋轉洛托姆 Syùhnjyún Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 旋轉洛托姆 / 旋转洛托姆 Xuánzhuǎn Luòtuōmǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Ventilator-Rotom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tuuletin-Rotom
France Flag.png French Motisma Hélice
Germany Flag.png German Wirbel-Rotom
India Flag.png Hindi फ़ैन रोटॉम Fan Rotom
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rotom Kipas
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Vortice
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스핀로토무 Spin Rotom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Rotom Kipas
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vifte-Rotom
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Wentylujący
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rotom Ventilador
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rotom Vento
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Ventilador
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Fläkt Rotom
Thailand Flag.png Thai สปินโรตอม Spin Rotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Vantilatör Rotom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rotom Lượn Xoay

Mow Rotom

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese カットロトム Cut Rotom
Chinese Cantonese 切割洛托姆 Chitgot Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 切割洛托姆 Qiēgē Luòtuōmǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Græsslå-Rotom *
Græsslånings-Rotom *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Leikkuri-Rotom
France Flag.png French Motisma Tonte
Germany Flag.png German Schneid-Rotom
India Flag.png Hindi कट रोटॉम Cut Rotom
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rotom Pemotong
Italy Flag.png Italian Rotom Taglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 커트로토무 Cut Rotom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Rotom Mesin Rumput
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Klipp-Rotom *
Mow Rotom *
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Koszący
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rotom Corte *
Mow Rotom *
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rotom Corte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotom Corte
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Gräsklippare Rotom *
Klipp-Rotom *
Thailand Flag.png Thai คัตโรตอม Cut Rotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Biçer Rotom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rotom Cắt


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External links

References

  1. Rotom Pokédex, (Pokémon Sun and Moon): "Waaah! If I had a pulse, it would be pounding like crazzzy right now!"


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