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'''Rotom''' (Japanese: '''ロトム''' ''Rotomu'') is an {{type|Electric}}/{{type|Ghost}}-type [[Pokémon]]. Rotom can transform into various forms which resembles household appliances. In some Pokémon Books it is classified as a [[Legendary Pokémon]].
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'''Rotom''' (Japanese: '''ロトム''' ''Rotomu'') is an {{type|Electric}}/{{type|Ghost}}-type [[Pokémon]]. Rotom can transform into various forms which resembles household appliances.
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==Biology==
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===Physiology===
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Rotom is a small round ghostly creature with a plasma-based body. Its vibrant orange body mass is spherical with a long spike-shaped antenna-like feature atop its head, and a small round orb on its underside. It is enveloped in a glowing aura of cyan bluish plasma, with lightning bolt shaped appendages on either side of its lower body. Rotom has two ovular blue eyes and a small grinning mouth on its face.
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===Behavior===
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Rotom is very clever and mischievous. It enjoys teasing and frightening people and Pokémon. It often invades appliances and takes control of machines, allowing it to change its form.
   
==In the Anime==
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===Special abilities===
Rotom first appeared in the episode ''[[Get Your Rotom Running!]]'' and it was tricking and toying around with [[Ash]] and his friends.
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Rotom is able to infiltrate electronic devices, namely appliances, and take control of machines, allowing it to change form, as well as its type. It can enter a lawn mower to assume its Mow Forme, a toaster oven to assume its Heat Forme, a refrigerator to assume its Frost Form, a washing machine to assume its Wash Forme, and a fan to assume its Fan Forme.
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
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Rotom is a [[Generation IV]] [[Pokémon]], first appearing in the [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]] games. With the release of [[Pokémon Platinum]], Rotom was given the ability to [[transform]] into 5 other forms with the aid of a [[Secret Key|special item]]. In Generation V, to change Rotom's form, you need to go to the basement of [[Shopping Mall Nine]] and interact with one of the many boxes of electronics, and choose a form. You will be asked to allow Rotom to forget a move and learn a move the type of the form it takes.
 
Rotom is a [[Generation IV]] [[Pokémon]], first appearing in the [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]] games. With the release of [[Pokémon Platinum]], Rotom was given the ability to [[transform]] into 5 other forms with the aid of a [[Secret Key|special item]]. In Generation V, to change Rotom's form, you need to go to the basement of [[Shopping Mall Nine]] and interact with one of the many boxes of electronics, and choose a form. You will be asked to allow Rotom to forget a move and learn a move the type of the form it takes.
   
===Locations===
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===Game locations===
{{Game Locations|
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{{Game Locations
backcolor={{Electric}}|
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
pokemon=Rotom|
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|border={{Ghost}}
diamondpearl=[[Old Chateau]] (night)|
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|diamondpearl=[[Old Chateau]] (night)
dprarity=One|
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|dprarity=One
platinum=[[Old Chateau]] (night)|
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|platinum=[[Old Chateau]] (night)
ptrarity=One|
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|ptrarity=One
heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Trade]]|
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|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Trade]]
hgssrarity=None|
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|hgssrarity=None
blackwhite=[[Unova Route 15|Route 15]] (Trade a [[Ditto]])|
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|blackwhite=[[Unova Route 15|Route 15]] (Trade a [[Ditto]])
bwrarity=One|
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|bwrarity=One
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|xy=[[Lost Hotel]] (Tuesdays)
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|xyrarity=Rare
 
}}
 
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====Side Game Locations====
 
====Side Game Locations====
{{Side Game Locations|
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{{Side Game Locations
Pokemon=Rotom|
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|border={{Ghost}}
backcolor={{Electric}}|
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
PMD2=[[Midnight Forest]] (B10F-B20F)|
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|PMD2=[[Midnight Forest]] (B10F-B20F)
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
===Pokédex Entries===
 
===Pokédex Entries===
{{GenIVPokédex|
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{{Pokédexentries
backcolor={{Electric}}|
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
name=Rotom|
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|border={{Ghost}}
diamond=Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.|
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|gen=IV
pearl=Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.|
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|diamond=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.|
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|pearl=Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
heartgold=Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.|
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|platinum=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
soulsilver=Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.|
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|heartgold=Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
black=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.|
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|soulsilver=Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
white=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief. |
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|black=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
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|white=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
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|black 2=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
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|white 2=Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
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|x=Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
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|y=Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.}}
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===Sprites===
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==Base stats==
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===Learn sets===
====Normal form====
 
HP: 50
 
 
Attack: 50
 
Defense: 77
 
Sp Atk: 95
 
Sp Def: 77
 
Speed: 91
 
 
====Other forms====
 
HP: 50
 
Attack: 65
 
Defense: 107
 
Sp Atk: 105
 
Sp Def: 107
 
Speed: 86
 
 
==Learn sets==
 
 
 
====Level Up====
 
====Level Up====
 
*Base [[Thundershock]]
 
*Base [[Thundershock]]
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*Base [[Astonish]]
 
*Base [[Astonish]]
 
*Level 8 [[Uproar]]
 
*Level 8 [[Uproar]]
*Level 15 [[Double Team]]
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*Level 15 [[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]
 
*Level 22 [[Shock Wave]]
 
*Level 22 [[Shock Wave]]
 
*Level 29 [[Ominous Wind]]
 
*Level 29 [[Ominous Wind]]
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*Level 50 [[Discharge]]
 
*Level 50 [[Discharge]]
   
===TM/HM===
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====TM/HM====
 
*TM06 [[Toxic]]
 
*TM06 [[Toxic]]
 
*TM10 [[Hidden Power]]
 
*TM10 [[Hidden Power]]
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*TM27 [[Return]]
 
*TM27 [[Return]]
 
*TM30 [[Shadow Ball]]
 
*TM30 [[Shadow Ball]]
*TM32 [[Double Team]]
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*TM32 [[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]
 
*TM33 [[Reflect]]
 
*TM33 [[Reflect]]
 
*TM34 [[Shock Wave]]
 
*TM34 [[Shock Wave]]
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*Frost Rotom (refrigerator)
 
*Frost Rotom (refrigerator)
 
*Fan Rotom (fan)
 
*Fan Rotom (fan)
 
<gallery widths="177">
 
Cut rotom.png|Mow Rotom
 
Frost rotom.png|Frost Rotom
 
Heat rotom.png|Heat Rotom
 
Spin rotom.png|Fan Rotom
 
Wash rotom.png|Wash Rotom
 
Rotom's 5 forms.PNG|All five together
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
===Forme Exclusive Attacks===
 
===Forme Exclusive Attacks===
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*Frost Rotom - [[Blizzard]]
 
*Frost Rotom - [[Blizzard]]
 
*Fan Rotom - [[Air Slash]]
 
*Fan Rotom - [[Air Slash]]
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==Appearances==
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===In the anime===
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[[File:Oak Rotom.jpg|thumb]]
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Rotom first appeared in the episode ''[[Get Your Rotom Running!]]'' and it was tricking and toying around with [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and his friends.
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In [[BW130]], [[Professor Oak (anime)|Professor Oak]] caught a [[Professor Oak's Rotom|Rotom]] after saving it from [[Team Rocket]] and healing it.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Secret Key, which is obtained in a Nintendo Wi-Fi event, looks a lot like Rotom, minus the "arms".
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*Strangely, whenever Rotom makes its special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a ''motor''.
*Rotom is one of three {{Type|Ghost}}-types whose color isn't in the black or purple category which means it has no purple or black colorations. The others are [[Shedinja]] (brown) and [[Froslass]] (white).
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*Rotom, [[Ekans]] and [[Arbok]] have their names reversed.
*Rotom is the second [[Pokémon]] with the most forms, if you exclude [[Unown]]. [[Deoxys]] comes next, followed by [[Castform]].
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*In Frost Rotom's artwork, it is pictured frowning when in all the others it is smiling.
*Strangely, whenever it makes it's special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a ''motor''.
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*Next to the [[type]]-changes when it takes other forms, its eyes and the plasma around it change color too (Frost-purple, Fan-orange, Mow-green, Wash-blue, Heat-red).
*Rotom's name could be a combination of ''rotor'' and ''phantom'', which is another word for ''ghost''
 
**''​''Rotom's name is also the word "motor" spelled in reverse, a likely reference to its ability to possess machines through their motor.
 
*In a lot of Frost Rotom's artwork, it is pictured frowning when all the others are smiling.
 
*Next to the [[type]]-changes when it takes other forms, it's eyes and the plasma around it change color too (Frost-purple, Fan-orange, Mow-green, Wash-blue, Heat-red).
 
 
*Rotom is the only [[Pokémon]] that is {{type|Electric}}/{{type|Ghost}}-type.
 
*Rotom is the only [[Pokémon]] that is {{type|Electric}}/{{type|Ghost}}-type.
*Rotom's new forms are only available in Platinum. HeartGold and SoulSilver and Black and White versions. When traded to any other versions, it automatically reverts to its original form.
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**It is the only one to be Electric/Grass (Mow Forme), Electric/Ice (Frost Forme) and Electric/Fire (Heat Forme).
*Rotom changes its forms in a similar fashion to Deoxys in the Generation IV games.
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*Rotom changes its forms in a similar fashion to Deoxys in the Generation IV games.
*Rotom is the only Pokémon with the ability to change its form by will that must possess another object in order to do so. Castform, Deoxys, Giratina and Shaymin actually transform their bodies. However, Burmy is similar to Rotom in that it merely changes its surrounding cover.
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*Rotom is the only Pokémon with the ability to change its form by will that must possess another object in order to do so.
 
*Rotom is the only Pokémon whose alternate forms have a different base stat total than that of the original form. Other Pokémon with alternate forms may have different distributions, however.
 
*Rotom is the only Pokémon whose alternate forms have a different base stat total than that of the original form. Other Pokémon with alternate forms may have different distributions, however.
*In [[Pokemon Battle Revolution]], its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
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*In [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]], its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
 
*Fan Rotom is the only form with a special move whose base power isn't over 100.
 
*Fan Rotom is the only form with a special move whose base power isn't over 100.
 
*Before the [[Generation V]] games, many of Rotom's Formes were the only Pokémon that could learn their special attacks, but weren't that attack's type.
 
*Before the [[Generation V]] games, many of Rotom's Formes were the only Pokémon that could learn their special attacks, but weren't that attack's type.
 
*As of the official Japanese tournament held in 2008, all of Rotom forms have been banned from official tournaments. This is due to the special status of the alternate forms as event-exclusive Pokémon.
 
*As of the official Japanese tournament held in 2008, all of Rotom forms have been banned from official tournaments. This is due to the special status of the alternate forms as event-exclusive Pokémon.
*Rotom's origin comes from a species of Obake, which are objects that become animate when reaching their 100th year of existence, and a Bakemono, which is referring to a state of transformation or shape-shifting.
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*From Pokémon Black and White on, when it changes to Fan Rotom, it becomes a Flying type, which is immune to Ground type attacks, and yet it still has the ability Levitate, making the ability useless.
*Rotom changes type when it transforms.
 
*In Pokémon Black and White, when it changes to Fan Rotom, it becomes a Flying type, which is immune to Ground type attacks, and yet it still has the ability Levitate.
 
 
*Rotom is the only {{Type|Electric}}-type Pokémon with multiple forms.
 
*Rotom is the only {{Type|Electric}}-type Pokémon with multiple forms.
**However [[Arceus]] also has multiple forms and '''can''' be {{Type|Electric}}.
 
   
== Origins ==
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===Origins===
It may be based on a Poltergeist or related to the phrase "ghost in the machine". As [[Banette]] originated from a castaway doll, Rotom may have originated from a toy robot.
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It may be based on a Poltergeist or related to the phrase "ghost in the machine". As [[Banette]] originated from a castaway doll, Rotom may have originated from a toy robot. It may also come from a species of Obake, which are objects that become animate when reaching their 100th year of existence, and a Bakemono, which is referring to a state of transformation or shape-shifting.
   
===Name Origin===
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Rotom may also be based on ball lightning and its mysterious and seemingly mischievous behavior. Ball lightning was once described as a living mythological "species of fire" known as ''ignis fatuus'', which loosely translates to "foolish/mischievous fire".
Pokemon Platinum reveals [[Charon]] named Rotom. Rotom's name is actually the word "motor," spelled backwards, due to the fact that all of the household appliances it can turn into have motors. It is one of the few Pokémon that is an actual word spelled backwards.
 
   
{{References|rotom|479}}
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===Etymology===
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Pokémon Platinum reveals [[Charon]] named Rotom. Rotom's name is actually the word "motor," spelled backwards, due to the fact that all of the household appliances it can turn into have motors. It is one of the few Pokémon that is an actual word spelled backwards. It may also come from '''rotor''' and '''phantom'''.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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</gallery>
   
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Type(s)
Electric  Ghost
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479 → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479
ロトム Rotom
479Rotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
F479
Cry

Type(s)
Electric  Fire
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479B → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479B
ロトム Rotom
479BRotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
Cry

Type(s)
Electric  Water
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479C → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479C
ロトム Rotom
479CRotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
Cry

Type(s)
Electric  Ice
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479D → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479D
ロトム Rotom
479DRotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
Cry

Type(s)
Electric  Flying
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479E → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479E
ロトム Rotom
479ERotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
Cry

Type(s)
Electric  Grass
Species Plasma Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex
Froslass ← 479F → Uxie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 152
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 068
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rotom
479F
ロトム Rotom
479FRotom
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body01
Cry

Rotom (Japanese: ロトム Rotomu) is an Electric/Ghost-type Pokémon. Rotom can transform into various forms which resembles household appliances.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Rotom is a small round ghostly creature with a plasma-based body. Its vibrant orange body mass is spherical with a long spike-shaped antenna-like feature atop its head, and a small round orb on its underside. It is enveloped in a glowing aura of cyan bluish plasma, with lightning bolt shaped appendages on either side of its lower body. Rotom has two ovular blue eyes and a small grinning mouth on its face.

BehaviorEdit

Rotom is very clever and mischievous. It enjoys teasing and frightening people and Pokémon. It often invades appliances and takes control of machines, allowing it to change its form.

Special abilitiesEdit

Rotom is able to infiltrate electronic devices, namely appliances, and take control of machines, allowing it to change form, as well as its type. It can enter a lawn mower to assume its Mow Forme, a toaster oven to assume its Heat Forme, a refrigerator to assume its Frost Form, a washing machine to assume its Wash Forme, and a fan to assume its Fan Forme.

EvolutionEdit

Rotom does not evolve.

Game InfoEdit

Rotom is a Generation IV Pokémon, first appearing in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games. With the release of Pokémon Platinum, Rotom was given the ability to transform into 5 other forms with the aid of a special item. In Generation V, to change Rotom's form, you need to go to the basement of Shopping Mall Nine and interact with one of the many boxes of electronics, and choose a form. You will be asked to allow Rotom to forget a move and learn a move the type of the form it takes.

Game locationsEdit

Rotom Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/ Pearl Old Chateau (night) One
Platinum Old Chateau (night) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Route 15 (Trade a Ditto) One
X/Y Lost Hotel (Tuesdays) Rare


Side Game LocationsEdit

Rotom Locations
Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Midnight Forest (B10F-B20F)


Pokédex EntriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.
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
Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
SoulSilver
Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Black
Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White
Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
Black 2
Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
White 2
Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief.
X
Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor.
Y
Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.

SpritesEdit

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Learn setsEdit

Level UpEdit

TM/HMEdit

Other FormesEdit

  • Wash Rotom (washing machine)
  • Heat Rotom (oven)
  • Mow Rotom (lawnmower)
  • Frost Rotom (refrigerator)
  • Fan Rotom (fan)

Forme Exclusive AttacksEdit

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

Oak Rotom

Rotom first appeared in the episode Get Your Rotom Running! and it was tricking and toying around with Ash and his friends.

In BW130, Professor Oak caught a Rotom after saving it from Team Rocket and healing it.

TriviaEdit

  • Strangely, whenever Rotom makes its special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a motor.
  • Rotom, Ekans and Arbok have their names reversed.
  • In Frost Rotom's artwork, it is pictured frowning when in all the others it is smiling.
  • Next to the type-changes when it takes other forms, its eyes and the plasma around it change color too (Frost-purple, Fan-orange, Mow-green, Wash-blue, Heat-red).
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon that is Electric/Ghost-type.
    • It is the only one to be Electric/Grass (Mow Forme), Electric/Ice (Frost Forme) and Electric/Fire (Heat Forme).
  • Rotom changes its forms in a similar fashion to Deoxys in the Generation IV games.
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon with the ability to change its form by will that must possess another object in order to do so.
  • Rotom is the only Pokémon whose alternate forms have a different base stat total than that of the original form. Other Pokémon with alternate forms may have different distributions, however.
  • In Pokémon Battle Revolution, its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
  • Fan Rotom is the only form with a special move whose base power isn't over 100.
  • Before the Generation V games, many of Rotom's Formes were the only Pokémon that could learn their special attacks, but weren't that attack's type.
  • As of the official Japanese tournament held in 2008, all of Rotom forms have been banned from official tournaments. This is due to the special status of the alternate forms as event-exclusive Pokémon.
  • From Pokémon Black and White on, when it changes to Fan Rotom, it becomes a Flying type, which is immune to Ground type attacks, and yet it still has the ability Levitate, making the ability useless.
  • Rotom is the only Electric-type Pokémon with multiple forms.

OriginsEdit

It may be based on a Poltergeist or related to the phrase "ghost in the machine". As Banette originated from a castaway doll, Rotom may have originated from a toy robot. It may also come from a species of Obake, which are objects that become animate when reaching their 100th year of existence, and a Bakemono, which is referring to a state of transformation or shape-shifting.

Rotom may also be based on ball lightning and its mysterious and seemingly mischievous behavior. Ball lightning was once described as a living mythological "species of fire" known as ignis fatuus, which loosely translates to "foolish/mischievous fire".

EtymologyEdit

Pokémon Platinum reveals Charon named Rotom. Rotom's name is actually the word "motor," spelled backwards, due to the fact that all of the household appliances it can turn into have motors. It is one of the few Pokémon that is an actual word spelled backwards. It may also come from rotor and phantom.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

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