Rotom Phone

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The Rotom Phone

The Rotom Phone (Japanese: スマホロトム Smartphone Rotom) is an electronic device found in Galar in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It is a smartphone that is enhanced after being possessed by a Rotom. It is shown to be popular amongst Trainers across multiple Pokémon canons, and can host a multitute of functions and applications, including a Pokédex.

In the core series

The Rotom Phone functions as the menu interface in Pokémon Sword and Shield. From the Rotom Phone, players can access their party, bag, Town Map, Pokédex, League Card, options, and save their game. They can also set up Camp in most areas once they obtain Camping Gear from their mum. If the player connects to the internet, they can also access Mystery Gift or Victory Station.

The Rotom itself can also power the motor in the Rotom Bike, allowing the player to travel faster, and after an upgrade, over water as well. Unlike the Rotom Pokédex, the Rotom Phone does not speak during the storyline, but does prompt the player where to go next, and alerts them to happenings in the Wild Area, such as weather patterns.


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Artwork from
Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the anime

A Rotom Phone in the anime

Ash received a smartphone from Professor Cerise in Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!. Along with Goh's smartphone, it was possessed by two of Cerise's Rotom, who turned each into a Rotom Phone. Unlike previous Pokédexes in the anime, the Rotom Phones can provide information about locations and landmarks, and vital information such as height. They have also been shown to have a numbered Pokémon list and are the first known anime Pokédexes to register and list caught Pokémon.

In Flash of the Titans!, Team Rocket was revealed to have obtained their own Rotom Phone from Giovanni. Unlike Ash and Goh's Rotom Phones, this smartphone is black, and has a distinctively sassy personality, which sometimes affects the Pokédex entries it gives.

A blue Rotom Phone appeared in JN014, under the ownership of Karabari.

A yellow Rotom Phone appeared in JN018, under the ownership of Visquez. It was shown in this episode that the Rotom Phone helps participants in the World Coronation Series meet each other and arrange for official battles.

A Rotom Phone appeared in JN020, under the ownership of Seiya.


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 堀内賢雄 Kenyu Horiuchi (Ash's Rotom Phone)
マリナ・アイコルツ Marina Aicholtz (Goh's Rotom Phone)
English Billy Kametz (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Erica Schroeder (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Lisa Ortiz (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)

In the manga

Rotom Phones in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Rotom Phone was first seen in the Sword & Shield chapter, under the ownership of Chairman Rose.

Two more Rotom Phones were seen later under the ownership of Sōdo and Shirudomiria, respectively. Professor Magnolia had just installed the Pokédex function into these specific smartphones, making Sōdo and Shirudomiria now Pokédex holders.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Rotom Phone in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Rotom Phone
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rotom Bike I Sword & Shield Uncommon 181/202 Sword U 055/060
Rotom Phone I       Charizard VMAX Starter Set   011/021
      Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set   011/020


  • While the player can only have an orange Rotom Phone, they are known to come in a variety of colors. Hop's Rotom Phone is blue, Sonia's is pink, and Raihan's is magenta, similar to the color of a Shiny Rotom.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 手機洛托姆 Sáugēi Loktokmóuh
Mandarin 手機洛托姆 / 手机洛托姆 Shǒujī Luòtuōmǔ
France Flag.png French Motismart
Germany Flag.png German Smart-Rotom
Italy Flag.png Italian Smart Rotom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스마트로토무 Smart Rotomu
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Телефоне Rotom-Telefone
Spain Flag.png Spanish SmartRotom

See also

External links

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