Rotom

Rotom is an Electric/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Plasma Pokémon.

Rotom has 5 alternate forms introduced in Pokémon Platinum. Rotom transforms when it possesses different household appliances: an oven (Heat Rotom), a washing machine (Wash Rotom), a refrigerator (Frost Rotom), a fan (Fan Rotom), and a lawnmower (Mow Rotom).

In Generation 4, all Rotom forms were Electric/Ghost type. From Generation 5 onwards, they each have their own secondary type.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Ghost
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 77
143 278
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 77
143 278
Speed 91
168 309
Total 440 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Fire
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 182
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 107
197 344
Speed 86
159 298
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Water
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 182
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 107
197 344
Speed 86
159 298
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Ice
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 182
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 107
197 344
Speed 86
159 298
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Flying
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 182
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 107
197 344
Speed 86
159 298
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Pokédex data

National № 479
Type Electric Grass
Species Plasma Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
372 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 182
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 107
197 344
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 107
197 344
Speed 86
159 298
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Rotom.

Evolution chart

Rotom changes

Pokédex entries

Rotom

Diamond
Pearl
Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Platinum Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
X
Omega Ruby
Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
Sword One boy’s invention led to the development of many different machines that take advantage of Rotom’s unique capabilities.
Shield With a body made of plasma, it can inhabit all sorts of machines. It loves to surprise others.

Heat Rotom

Sword This Rotom has possessed a convection microwave oven that uses a special motor. It also has a flair for manipulating flames.
Shield This form of Rotom enjoys making mischief by turning up the heat. It will gleefully burn your favorite outfit.

Wash Rotom

Sword This form of Rotom enjoys coming up with water-based pranks. Be careful with it if you don’t want your room flooded.
Shield This Rotom has possessed a washing machine that uses a special motor. It blasts out water to get enemies to back down.

Frost Rotom

Sword Rotom assumes this form when it takes over a refrigerator powered by a special motor. It battles by spewing cold air.
Shield When it’s like this, Rotom likes to play pranks that are freezing cold. You may find it’s turned the bath you just filled to solid ice!

Fan Rotom

Sword In this form, Rotom applies its new power over wind to its love of pranks. It will happily blow away any important documents it can find.
Shield This Rotom has taken over a fan that has a special motor. Its gusts of wind blow its opponents away!

Mow Rotom

Sword This is Rotom after it’s seized control of a lawn mower that has a special motor. As it mows down grass, it scatters the clippings everywhere.
Shield In this form, Rotom focuses its antics on plants. Any flowers you were growing are going to get mowed down.

Moves learned by Rotom

Moves learnt by level up

Rotom learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1Double TeamNormal
5Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
10Confuse RayGhost 100
15ChargeElectric
20Electro BallElectric 100
25Thunder WaveElectric 90
30Shock WaveElectric 60
35HexGhost 65 100
40SubstituteNormal
45TrickPsychic 100
50DischargeElectric 80 100
55UproarNormal 90 100

Egg moves

Rotom does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Rotom can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PoltergeistGhost 110 90
Rising VoltageElectric 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Rotom is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Rotom is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Rotom learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1ChargeElectric
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1DischargeElectric 80 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1Thunder WaveElectric 90
1TrickPsychic 100
8UproarNormal 90 100
15Double TeamNormal
22Shock WaveElectric 60
29Ominous WindGhost 60 100
36SubstituteNormal
43Electro BallElectric 100
50HexGhost 65 100
57ChargeElectric
64DischargeElectric 80 100

Egg moves

Rotom does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Rotom can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
DefogFlying
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Pain SplitNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Rotom is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Special moves

Rotom can know these moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Thunder ShockElectric 40 100 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
OverheatFire 130 90 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
BlizzardIce 110 70 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Air SlashFlying 75 95 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Leaf StormGrass 130 90 On form change

Transfer-only moves

Rotom can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Rotom sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Rotom  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rotom  sprite from Black & White Rotom  sprite from X & Y Rotom  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Rotom Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Rotom Shiny sprite from Black & White Rotom Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Rotom

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Old Chateau
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 15
X
Y
Lost Hotel
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English Rotom
Japanese ロトム (Rotom)
German Rotom
French Motisma

Name origin

motor
Rotom is ‘motor’ backwards