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

2 votes

Okay, without using any Stat moves. Mine doesn't know this, but I am trying to convince someone that this is a good Rotom moveset if they won't use stat moves (they don't want any Stat moves for some reason).

Dark Pulse
Discharge
Signal Beam
Shadow Ball

We have a para-flinch combo in Discharge and Dark Pulse. Dark Pulse also can deal with Ghost types if Shadow Ball runs out of PP, plus we have Electric STAB in Discharge.

Signal Beam is there to deal with Dark types.

Shadow Ball gets STAB, plus can deal with Ghost types.

Rotom @ Flame Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 248 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Hex
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Trick

Rotom Learnset

asked Aug 15, 2010 by trachy
edited Jan 10, 2012 by Mewderator
However, here is mine: Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Thief, Leaf Storm. Holding White Herb.
really now i thought we stopped that riot lol

7 Answers

1 vote

Dump either shadow ball or Dark pulse becuase they cover the same things Shadow ball for STAB or Dark pulse for flinch.

Thunderbolt for power Discharge for Paralyze take your pick

HP(Ice) To cover Dragons and Grass types and Ground types if Gravity happens

Signal beam to cover dark types

Timid nature with Evs 4hp, 252 S.attack, and 252 speed

answered Feb 19, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote


YES! HE IS STILL GHOST!
Rotom @ Life Orb

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Shadow Ball
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]
  • Volt Switch

Rotom with STAB Shadow Ball , F**** YES!!
Thunderbolt for staying in and attacking.
HP Fighting and Shadow Ball is nice.
Volt Swich for getting outta there and attacking.

answered Sep 7, 2011 by Hex
0 votes

Ah, the Plasma Pokemon! My favorite electric type!

Rotom @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
Nature: Sassy
Shock Wave - Never misses, STAB.
Charge - Doubles the power of Shock Wave for the next turn, and also raises his SpDef.
Signal Beam - Deals with dark types.
Ominous Wind - STAB, may raise all of Rotom's stats.

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
I liked your old moveset better
0 votes

Rotom@ choice scarf or life orb
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ability: levitate
nature: +sp att -att
EV's: 252speed/ 252sp att / 4 sp def
moves:
thunderbolt
shadow ball
signal beam
volt switch

answered Feb 18, 2013 by Extremespeed
edited Jun 9, 2013 by Extremespeed
0 votes

Item: Life orb/Choice Scarf
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Sp.atk, 252 Spd
Electro Ball: STAB+works well with high speed
Volt Switch: Switches out
Shadow ball: STAB+Ghost coverage
Signal Beam: Dark coverage

Or, here is another moveset for a different strategy:
Electro ball: Reasons above
Confuse Ray: Confusion+Hex
Hex: STAB+Works well with confusion
Signal Beam: Reasons above

answered Mar 25, 2013 by PokemonTrainerEthan
0 votes

I know this is late, but I have a troll Rotom build which is working out pretty damn well so far.

Rotom @ Spell Tag

Modest Nature (Thinking of switching to Timid.)

  • TWave
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Hex
  • Optional move

Every time I throw Rotom in it CAN usually take a pretty nice hit. As soon as that happens TWave your enemy and Hex them the next turn if you know they have nothing good to switch out to. Rinse and Repeat. Ofcourse this set only works properly in a perfect set of circumstances, so luck is required. (Can easily one-shot a Garchomp after a Will-O-Wisp, though.)

answered Nov 10, 2013 by Habblox
No set is ever too late my friend
0 votes

This is a gimmicky set I made up on the spot that I am going to be testing out very soon.

Rotom @ King's Rock or Scope Lens
Nature: Timid
Ability: Levitate
EV's: 252 Special Attack and Speed, 6 EV's HP

  • Thunderbolt
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Light Screen
  • Shadow Ball

With Will-O-Wisp and Light Screen, you can really buff up Rotom, and you can aim to flinch your opponent multiple times while racking up burn damage.

answered Feb 12 by potato_raichu