Rotom Phone

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Rotom Phone
Smartphone Rotom
Bag Rotom Phone Sprite.png
Rotom Phone
The Rotom Phone in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Introduced in Generation IX
Generation IX Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items

The Rotom Phone (Japanese: スマホロトム Smartphone Rotom) is an electronic device found in Galar in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and in Paldea in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, where it is a Key Item. It is a smartphone that is enhanced after being possessed by a Rotom. It is popular amongst people across multiple Pokémon canons, and can host a multitude of functions and applications, including a Pokédex. The Pokédex application was developed by Jacq.

In the core series games

Pokémon Sword and Shield

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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In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the player can access their Map, Pokédex, and Profile from the Rotom Phone menu. After obtaining the Rotom Phone, it will come out when opening the main menu. Additionally, should the player fall from a great height, the player will hold onto their Rotom Phone to slow their fall.


Games Description
SV The latest model of smartphone. A Pokémon called Rotom lives within it, and it can be used to run all sorts of handy apps.


Games Method
SV Cabo Poco (from Mom after exiting the house for the first time)


Main article: List of clothing (Generation IX) → Rotom Phone

In Sword and Shield, the player can only have an orange Rotom Phone, but in Scarlet and Violet, it can be customized with various cases.


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Artwork from
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Artwork from
Pokémon Sword and Shield
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Concept art from
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Concept sketch from
Pokémon Sword and Shield
drawn by Ken Sugimori[1]
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Concept expression sheet of Liko for
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In the anime

Main series

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Rotom Phone in the anime

Ash received a smartphone from Professor Cerise in Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!. Along with Goh's own 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. Like in the games, Ash and Goh's Rotom Phones rarely speak on their own, but in That New Old Gang of Mine!, Ash's Rotom Phone was shown to think itself as superior to the Rotom Pokédex for its multitude of functions. If a Trainer is registered for the World Coronation Series, they can identify and challenge other participating Trainers with their Rotom Phones.

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 and oblivious personality, which sometimes affects the Pokédex entries it gives.

A blue Rotom Phone with a Pokédex installed appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!, under the ownership of Shane Seeker.

A yellow Rotom Phone appeared in Destination: Coronation!, under the ownership of Visquez. This episode revealed that the Rotom Phone helps participants in the World Coronation Series meet each other and arrange for official battles.

A Rotom Phone appeared in Dreams Are Made of These!, under the ownership of Oliver.

A Rotom Phone appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, under the ownership of Kricketina Kylie.

A pink Rotom Phone appeared in Solitary and Menacing!, under the ownership of Bea.

Another pink Rotom Phone appeared in Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", under the ownership of Sonia.

A white Rotom Phone appeared in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, under the ownership of Professor Magnolia.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, Chloe received a pink Rotom Phone with a Pokédex installed from Professor Cerise.

A green Rotom Phone appeared in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!, under the ownership of Rinto.

In Advice to Goh!, Gary was revealed to have obtained a Rotom Phone.

In Leaping Toward the Dream!, Quillon was revealed to own a dark red Rotom Phone.

In Trial on a Golden Scale!, Danika was revealed to own a blue Rotom Phone.

In The Sweet Taste of Battle!, Raihan was revealed to own a dark red Rotom Phone.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, Alternate World Ash was shown to possess a Rotom Phone.

In Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, Allister was revealed to possess a dark green Rotom Phone.

In Battling in the Freezing Raid!, Horace was revealed to own a Rotom Phone.

In Chasing to the Finish!, Lyla and Sterling were shown to own a Rotom Phone each.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, Iris was revealed to have obtained a Rotom Phone.

In The Fiery Road to Mastership!, Volkner was revealed to own a Rotom Phone.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

In HZ001, Liko, multiple other Indigo Academy students, the Rising Volt Tacklers, and the Explorers were shown to possess Rotom Phones. Unlike the ones seen throughout Pokémon Journeys: The Series, these Rotom Phones are able to stretch and be used as tablets.

In HZ004, Roy was shown to own a Rotom Phone.


Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Pokémon Horizons: The Series


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Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork of
Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!
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Official artwork of
Finding a Legend!
Key visual from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

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)
浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
山下大輝 Daiki Yamashita (Pokémon Horizons: The Series)
English Billy Kametz (JN003-JN076) / Barrett Leddy (JN100-present) (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Erica Schroeder (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Lisa Ortiz (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Cedric Williams (Visquez's Rotom Phone)
Luis Alfonso (Kricketina Kylie's Rotom Phone)
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (Bea's Rotom Phone)
Tara Jayne Sands (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Mandarin Chinese 孟慶府 Mèng Qìngfǔ (Ash's Rotom Phone)
徐瑀甄 Xú Yǔzhēn (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Finnish Peter Pihlström (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Susa Saukko (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Indonesian Turie Sandos (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Lis Kurniasih (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Italian Davide Fumagalli (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Federica Simonelli (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Jacopo Calatroni (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Unknown (JN003-JN028) / Stefano Pozzi (JN058-JN106) (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Norwegian Helene Wibrand (Goh's Rotom Phone
Kasper Døplads Antonsen (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Polish Przemysław Wyszyński (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Martyna Kowalik (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Marta Dylewska (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Damian Kulec (Visquez's Rotom Phone)
Karol Jankiewicz (Kricketina Kylie's Rotom Phone)
Justyna Bojczuk (Bea's Rotom Phone)
Jadwiga Krajewska (S24) / Jadwiga Gryn (S25) (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Kamil Pruban (Gary's Rotom Phone)
Brazilian Portuguese Raphael Rossatto (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Teline Carvalho (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Jéssica Marina (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Jeane Marie (Bea's Rotom Phone)
Marcus Jardym (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Spanish Latin America Alan Fernando Vásquez (Ash's and Chloe's Rotom Phones)
Gabriela Ortíz (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Karla Vega and Amanda Hinojosa (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone, S23 and S24 onwards respectively)
Beto Castillo (Visquez's Rotom Phone)
Spain Luis Miguel Cajal (Ash's Rotom Phone)
Carmen Podio (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Juan Enrique Palacios Fernández (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Elena Palacios (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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.

In the manga

Rotom Phones in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

A Rotom Phone debuted in Crackle!! Practice Battle, under the ownership of Chairman Rose.

Two Rotom Phones appeared in Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw, under the ownership of Henry and Casey, respectively. Professor Magnolia had just installed the Pokédex function into these specific smartphones, making Henry and Casey Pokédex holders.

A Rotom Phone appeared in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest, under the ownership of Melony, who used it to chat with Bea about the disqualification of Bede.

A Rotom Phone appeared in PASS22, under the ownership of Sonia.

A Rotom Phone appeared in PASS25, under the ownership of Opal.

A Rotom Phone belonging to Kabu appeared in PASS26.

A Rotom Phone was used by Hop in PASS30.

A Rotom Phone belonging to Klara appeared in PASS31.

Two Rotom Phones communicating with each other in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Destination: Coronation!, Ash and Visquez used their Rotom Phones to organize an official World Coronation Series battle.

In Solitary and Menacing!, Ash and Bea's Rotom Phones communicated with each other so that Ash and Bea could have a World Coronation Series battle.

In Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to Be a Leek Master!, Rinto's Rotom Phone was seen receiving a challenge from Ash to a World Coronation Series battle.

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
Champion's Path Uncommon 063/073      
      Shiny Star V   167/190
Rotom Phone I Champion's Path Uncommon 064/073 Charizard VMAX Starter Set   011/021
      Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set   011/020


  • Hop's Rotom Phone is blue, Sonia's is pink, and Raihan's is magenta, similar to the color of a Shiny Rotom.
  • The Pokédex function in the anime seems to be similar to the Pokédex function on the Pokémon HOME mobile app version. Both feature Pokédexes that register Pokémon after being caught and are on a phone. The layouts of the Pokédex and Pokémon selection screen in the anime and HOME look similar.
    • Another similarity is they can both look up moves in the Pokédex in the anime and HOME.
  • The way Pokémon are registered to the Rotom Phone in the anime is similar to how Pokémon are registered to the player's Pokédex in Pokémon GO.
  • One of the icons on the Rotom Phone in the anime resembles the icon for Pokémon GO.
  • In JN126, it is revealed that the passcode to Goh's Rotom Phone is 5555, which can be read in Japanese as a play on his name, with the number five being read as "go".
  • Nemona's father is on the board of the Rotom Phone company.

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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rotom-puhelin
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
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotomfon
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rotom Fone
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Телефон Rotom-Telefon
Spain Flag.png Spanish SmartRotom
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Rotom Telefonu

See also


  1. Shea, Brian (October 4, 2019). "Exclusive Pokémon Sword And Shield Concept Art Gallery." Game Informer.

External links

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohGrookey
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon Ho-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaWooperSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruLight trioStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioDrone RotomHero duoLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists LikoRoy
Rising Volt Tacklers FriedeCaptain PikachuMollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot
Explorers AmethioConiaZirHamber
Relatives AlexLiko's grandmotherRoy's grandfather
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnNemonaGym Leaders
See also: Original anime characters

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