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What is a good moveset for Rotom (Mow form)?

2 votes

I searched around, and I didn't see any of the alternate forms having a question asked, and I plan on using one soon, so I figured I would ask.

I am currently using..

Hidden Power ( Grass ) - STAB and doesn't murder my sp atk.. -
Thunder Bolt ( High Power STAB )
Confuse Ray ( Annoying )
Shadow Ball ( Coverage, couldn't think of anything better )

Rotom learnset

asked May 14, 2011 by Josh
edited Jan 10, 2012 by Pokemaster

10 Answers

5 votes

Rotom-C @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 156 SDef / 96 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Leaf Storm
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Rotom-F @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Blizzard
- Discharge
- Hex
- Pain Split

Rotom-W @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Hydro Pump
- Discharge
- Hex
- Pain Split

Rotom-S @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Air Slash
- Discharge
- Hex
- Pain Split

answered May 14, 2011 by trachy
edited Aug 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Dang Trachy, Overachiever much?
I have already made what I think to be ideal movesets for every Pokemon on Pokemon Online, so all I have to do is Export.
Do you know a sub for Pain Split?
I can't migrate...
If you can get a good Hidden Power get that. Otherwise Confuse Ray seems best.
Why hex when you can't but them under a special condition? Wouldn't shadow ball be best?
2 votes

Lawn Mower Rotom @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 8 HP / 248 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Leaf Storm
  • Volt Switch
  • Trick
  • Hidden Power [Rock]

Leaf Storm for STAB, Volt Switch is nice scouting, STAB.
Trick to get away your choice scarf.
yay for another grass type with HP Rock.

answered Sep 7, 2011 by Hex
0 votes

Rotom-C @ Leftovers

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Pain Split
  • Leaf Storm
  • Thunderbolt

Actually a set I got from Smogon, works great.

The EVs make him specially bulky, while Willo Wisp immediatly cuts down Physical attackers, crippling then for the rest of the battle assuming they down have a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy'er.

Pain Split is for when the next threat comes in and you've taken some damage, you can pull your Hp back up to par with theirs and take them down.

Thunderbolt hits hard with STAB, and doesn't have stat drops.

While Leaf Storm is his incredibly hard hitting STAB move, but he really can't attack after using it.

answered Nov 8, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

I ran this set a while back in B/W before I had PokeGen and got the ingame trade Rotom, so this set is mainly just for fun, I don't know if you'd call it a "good" set, more like a "derp" set:

Rotom-C @ Grass Gem
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Speed - 252 Sp. Atk - 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Speed, -Atk)

-Leaf Storm
-Volt Switch
-Hidden Power (Fire)

It's main purpose is to get off a Grass Gem Leaf Storm for massive damage, then Trick to get the opponents item and give them nothing. Or you can just Trick right off the bat to give them a Grass Gem. Volt Switch is for momentum and HP Fire is there to get Ferroseed/Ferrothorns out of the way.

Hope this helped you out to make a unique set to fake out opponents!

answered Dec 5, 2013 by PkmnMasterSexy
0 votes

Rotom-C@choice specs
Evs: 100hp, 152spa, 252spe
Timid Nature(+spe,-atk)
-Leaf storm
-hidden power ice

answered Feb 5, 2014 by Pokebro1000
0 votes

Rotom (Rotom-C) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 188 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Volt Switch
- Leaf Storm
- Will-O-Wisp
- Pain Split

Volt Switch is a great move for Rotom-C because it helps it support offensive teams by preserving momentum. You can opt to use Thunderbolt instead, as it helps Rotom-C better take on the likes of SubDD Gyarados. Leaf Storm still does a decent amount of damage to the ever-present Water- and Ground-type Pokemon even without investment. Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers that would normally switch into Rotom-C, such as Ferrothorn and Dragonite. Pain Split is a mandatory move on this set because Rotom-C lacks reliable recovery outside of Leftovers, and Pain Split allows it to heal off counters such as Chansey and Blissey. It also works very well with Rotom-C's low HP.

answered Feb 6, 2014 by Midnaito
0 votes

Rotom (Mow Form) @ Expert Belt enter image description here

Ability: Levitate

Nature: Quiet

EVs: 252 Special Attack, 126 Special Defence, 126 Defence , 4 Speed


  • Thunder (Big power and a chance of paralyzing your opponent)
  • Shadow Ball (Lowers the foes Sp. Defence and hurting it making it more weak to Rotom's moves
  • Dark Pulse (Hurts the opponent and makes them flinch
  • Volt Switch (If your Pokémon is very hurt during battle attack and switch him out with this move)
answered Feb 18, 2014 by Torterra02
0 votes

3rd most viable Rotom form as rated by Smogon and it is not hard to see why.

Rotom Mow@Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Calm
EVs: 240 HP/188 Def/80 SDef

Leaf Storm- STAB.

Volt Switch- STAB and switch.

Trick- Ruins support, set-up sweepers, and physical sweepers.

Will O Wisp- Passive damage and nullifies physical sweepers.

answered Mar 7, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
0 votes

Rotom-M @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
252 SpAtk / 252 Spd /4 HP
-Leaf Storm
-Confuse Ray
-Thunder Wave
-Thunderbolt/Thunder/Volt Switch

Leaf Storm is the a great Grass-Type move, with that nasty SpAtk drop.

Confuse Ray + Thunder Wave is what my shiny Mow-Rotom has in my X game, and it has saved me in many WiFi battles, it is an annoying combo.

The last slot is really your choice. Thunder if you want power, Thunderbolt if you want accuracy, or Volt Switch to get out of there. Volt Switch is nice combo with Leaf Storm, that way you can get rid of the SpAtk drop when you switch out, but at the cost of power.

You can also replace Thunder Wave or Confuse Ray with Will-O-Wisp if you want to wear down health and cut their attack. You can also give Rotom the move Trick, then give your opponent a choice scarf, or another choice item.

answered Aug 13, 2014 by _11JJ11_
0 votes

This may seem like a strange moveset, but hear me out:

Rotom-M @ Grass Gem
Trait: Levitate

-Leaf Storm
-Charge Beam
-Hidden Power (Rock)

So the idea is to use a few charge beams to get your special-attack higher than it already is. That way, you can use leaf storm, which combined with the grass gem and the high special-attack, deals significant damage. Since charge beam raised your special-attack, leaf storm will bring it back to normal instead of plummeting it. Thief is there to take your opponent's item after you've used the grass gem, and since the ground weakness is taken care of by levitate, hidden power covers against fire and ice types.

answered Apr 18 by GlassesJacketShirt