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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 152 (Platinum)
068 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)

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 (base 5,120 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

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.

Moves learned by Rotom

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:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
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
OverheatFire 130 90 Generation 6 — Special
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
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Generation 6 — Special
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
BlizzardIce 110 70 Generation 6 — Special
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
Air SlashFlying 75 95 Generation 6 — Special
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
Leaf StormGrass 130 90 Generation 6 — Special

Moves learnt by level up

Rotom learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & 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 Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & 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
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
OverheatFire 130 90 Generation 6 — Special
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
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Generation 6 — Special
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
BlizzardIce 110 70 Generation 6 — Special
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
Air SlashFlying 75 95 Generation 6 — Special
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
Leaf StormGrass 130 90 Generation 6 — Special

Rotom sprites

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

Other languages

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

Name origin

motor
Rotom is ‘motor’ backwards