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

5 votes

I placed this here since all the forms were not in place, and putting all the rotom sets on the "all forms" question would get very jumbled.

Rotom learnset

asked Aug 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jan 10, 2012 by Pokemaster
item: Wide Lens
EV; 128 def 128 sp. def 252 hp
Modest nature
moveset:
-Thunderbolt
-Hydro Pump
-Will-O-Wisp
-Volt Switch/Pain Split

11 Answers

5 votes

Wash Rotom @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Trick
  • Hidden Power [Ice]/Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Hydro Pump

This set makes a great lead.
Volt Switch is there for STAB scouting, if this set is used as a lead, Volt Switch is probably the better option, if not Thunderbolt is also a good option here. Trick to get away your choice scarf, can lock your opponent into a stat powering up move or such.
HP Ice gives some nice coverage against dragons while HP Fire gives some nice coverage against scizor and ferrothorn.
Both counters Rotom Wash's only weakness that being grass.
Hydro Pump makes for dual STAB.

answered Sep 1, 2011 by Hex
That trick moveset is evil
3 votes

I think this is my favorite Rotom form, because it's kinda like Lanturn with only one weakness, thanks to Levitate.

Item: Damp Rock

Rain Dance: this will set up...

Thunder + Hydro Pump: Both powerful STAB moves boosted by Rain Dance.

Signal Beam: Still gotta deal with those Grass-types, and this is Rotom's only super effective move against them. It's pretty good, all things considered. Decent power, plus can cause Confusion? Sounds good to me!

answered Dec 27, 2012 by arachnode
Interesting, I'll go with this set for Rotom-W!
Exactly what I use. Vote up!
how do you get signal beam on rotom in pokemon xy?
Nooooooooooooo signal beam is a transfer move!!!!
2 votes

with Wide Lens

EV's : Sp.Att and HP

Ability:Levitate

  • Hydro Pump
  • Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Toxic/Thunder Wave/HP [Ice]/HP [Fire]
  • Thunder

Hydro Pump = STAB .With Wide Lens is more reliable .
Hex is powered up with Toxic/Thunder Wave.Go with Shadow Ball if you want coverage by
HP [Ice]/HP [Fire] .
Toxic powers up Hex while damaging the foe and Thunder Wave causes paralysis.If you want coverage go with HP [Ice]/HP [Fire].
Thunder = STAB .With Wide Lens is more reliable .

answered Mar 16, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
edited Mar 16, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
Zoom Lens = Higher Crit rate, not higher accuracy. That's Wide Lens.

And if you're running a low acc Wide Lens set, replace Thunderbolt with Thunder.
I mixed up the lenses and you are correct with the thunder
2 votes

Well then, I think I'll post one here too.


Rotom-W @ Leftovers
Rotom
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 212 HP / 96 SAtk / 200 SDef
Calm Nature
- Confuse Ray
- Hydro Pump
- Will-O-Wisp
- Volt Switch

Saywut?? Confuse Ray for max trolliness, force a switch and burn the incoming poke. Hydro Pump, go big or go home. Volt Switch, Switch out. Specially defensive with decent HP and some hard hitting special attacks.

answered Apr 28, 2013 by MrKijani
2 votes

Physically Defensive Chesto-Rest Rotom (Wash)

Rotom-W @ Chesto Berry/Lum Berry
Ability: Levitate
Bold Nature (+Def, -Att)
252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SpAtt

-Hydro Pump
-Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
-Will o' Wisp
-Rest

This set excels at checking dangerous physically inclined threats like Gale Wings Talonflame by coming in on a resisted hit and either Volt Switch while they get forced out or Will o Wisp to burn. Rest is to heal off status and fully restore health. Hydro Pump to smack Talonflame, Tyranitar and the like. Against Blaziken, this is an excellent way to bait Blaziken into using High Jump Kick, before switching into a ghost to make it lose half its health.

answered Dec 16, 2013 by X3Evanescence
This is THE set... Nice job!
this  is the perfect moveset for sure!!!
1 vote

Rotom-W@ zap plate
ability: levitate
EV: 4Def,252 spd and spatk.
timid nature

  • Shadow Ball
  • Volt Switch
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hydro Pump

Shadow ball is for types that resist electric/water type attacks, thunderbolt & volt switch STAB, Thunderbolt is for more power, while Volt Switch is when you encounter Grass types, and hydro pump is for STAB

answered Nov 12, 2011 by Pwnyta
1 vote


Mitt Rotomney (Rotom-Wash) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 212 HP / 252 Def / 44 Spd
Bold Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Volt Switch
- Pain Split
- Will-O-Wisp
Pain Split is another form of recovery that Rotom gets other than rest. I prefer it over rest. Why? You don't fall asleep, you can use Leftovers instead of a Chesto Berry, and you also take health from the opponent. Will-O-Wisp is almost essential on a Rotom, because it cripples physical attackers and it allows it to stall more. Hydro Pump + Volt Switch are a staple to Rotom, Hydro Pump being very powerful STAB, and Volt Switch to flee, while still doing damage.

answered Apr 5 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
0 votes

Here's another one

Rotom

@Life Orb or Leftovers
Thunderbolt STAB
Hex great with thunder wave
Thunder Wave
Hydro Pump STAB

Rotom

@ Leftover or Life Orb
Discharge STAB
Hex with discharges 30 % paralize
Hydro Pump STAB
Duel screens both good to protect

i hope you liked

answered Aug 21, 2011 by Sh!nyFlygon
edited Aug 21, 2011 by Sh!nyFlygon
0 votes

Nature: Calm(+SpD,-Atk)
Ev's: 252Hp, 128SpA, 128SpD
(I think the extra bulk helps more than speed, even with trick)

  • Trick
  • Will-o-Wisp
  • Hydro Pump
  • Volt Switch

Trick helps neuter those who try to set up on you as well as benefit you with a life orb boost or leftovers from the enemy, Will-o-wisp cripples physical attackers, Volt Switch gives stab-damage and a switch-out after trick or will-o-wisp, and hydro pump is your main damaging move.

answered Feb 6, 2013 by Graphic Mist
edited Feb 6, 2013 by Pokemaster
He needs an item to Trick to them. I know that a Choice Scarf works very nicely against lead pokemon.
0 votes

i gave mine:
-Hex (my starter starts with toxic spikes so hex works better than shadow ball)
-Hidden power (it's dragon type)
-Volt switch
- Hydro pump

item: wide lens.
may not be the smartest move set but for me, it works really great!

answered Apr 30 by DutchFancy
0 votes

Rotom Wash @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP/ 124 Def/ 124 SDef/ 8 SAtk
Nature: Modest

-Volt Switch
-Hydro Pump
-Will-O-Wisp
-Rest

answered May 26 by BigBootyBacca