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 50 (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 50 (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 50 (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 50 (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 50 (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 50 (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.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Double TeamNormalStatus
5Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
10Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
15ChargeElectricStatus
20Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
25Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
30Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
35HexGhostSpecial 65 100
40SubstituteNormalStatus
45TrickPsychicStatus 100
50DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
55UproarNormalSpecial 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.
PoltergeistGhostPhysical 110 90
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 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.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ChargeElectricStatus
1Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
1DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
1Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
1TrickPsychicStatus 100
8UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
15Double TeamNormalStatus
22Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
29Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
36SubstituteNormalStatus
43Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
50HexGhostSpecial 65 100
57ChargeElectricStatus
64DischargeElectricSpecial 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 SwitchPsychicStatus
DefogFlyingStatus
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100
UproarNormalSpecial 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 ShockElectricSpecial 40 100 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
OverheatFireSpecial 130 90 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95 On form change
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Leaf StormGrassSpecial 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
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Rotom
Japanese ロトム (Rotom)
German Rotom
French Motisma

Name origin

motor
Rotom is ‘motor’ backwards