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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.
   
==In the Anime==
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==Biology==
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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===Physiology===
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===Behaviour===
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Rotom is very clever and teasing Pokémon.It often trolls the people by changing the form and thus attacking them.
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
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blackwhite=[[Unova Route 15|Route 15]] (Trade a [[Ditto]])|
 
blackwhite=[[Unova Route 15|Route 15]] (Trade a [[Ditto]])|
 
bwrarity=One|
 
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====
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===Pokédex Entries===
 
===Pokédex Entries===
{{GenIVPokédex|
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{{GenIVPokédex
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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|name=Rotom
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.
|black2=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.
|white2=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.}}
   
 
==Base stats==
 
==Base stats==
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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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*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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==Anime==
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[[File:Eichs_Rotom.jpg|thumb|100px]]
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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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In [[BW130]], [[Professor Oak]] caught a [[Professor Oak's Rotom|Rotom]] after saving it from [[Team Rocket]] and healing it.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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479Rotom_DP_anime.png
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479Rotom_Normal_Forme_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Fan_Rotom_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Frost_Rotom_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Heat_Rotom_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Wash_Rotom_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Mow_Rotom_Dream.png
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479Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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479Rotom_Fan_Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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479Rotom_Frost_Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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479Rotom_Heat_Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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479Rotom_Wash_Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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479Rotom_Mow_Rotom_Pokémon_PokéPark.jpg
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</gallery>
   
 
==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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*Rotom is the third [[Pokémon]] with the most forms, if you exclude [[Unown]]. [[Vivillon]] and [[Arceus]] have more forms than Rotom.  
*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).
 
*Rotom is the second [[Pokémon]] with the most forms, if you exclude [[Unown]]. [[Deoxys]] comes next, followed by [[Castform]].
 
 
*Strangely, whenever Rotom makes its special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a ''motor''.
 
*Strangely, whenever Rotom makes its special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a ''motor''.
*Rotom's name could be a combination of ''rotor'' and ''phantom'', which is another word for ''ghost''.
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*Rotom is the third Pokémon to have its name be a word reversed. The first two are [[Ekans]] and [[Arbok]].
**''​''Rotom's name is also the word "motor" spelled in reverse, a likely reference to its ability to possess machines through their motor.
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*In Frost Rotom's artwork, it is pictured frowning when in all the others it is smiling.
* Rotom is the 3rd Pokemon to have its name be a word reversed. The first two are [[Arbok]] and [[Ekans]].
 
*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, its eyes and the plasma around it change color too (Frost-purple, Fan-orange, Mow-green, Wash-blue, Heat-red).
 
*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 {{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.
 
*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 [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]], its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
 
*In [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]], its "arms" are almost clear and are tinted a gentle blue.
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*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. ( Only in Generation V+ )
 
*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, making the ability useless.
 
 
*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}}.
 
**Rotom is rumoured to be the cousin of Sinnoh's legendary trio, possibly because of these reasons: They all have the ability Levitate, they all can fly, The Trio is Legendary while Rotom is considered Semi-Legendary, and Rotom is very Smart much like Uxie, and is very brave much like Azelf.
 
*[[Rotom]] has símilar ability to [[Castform]] even he doesn't has the ability [[Forecast]] he able to change his type.
 
                                    
 
   
== 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===
 
===Name Origin===
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.
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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'''.
   
 
{{References|rotom|479}}
 
{{References|rotom|479}}
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Latest revision as of 01:59, July 2, 2014

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
Cry
479

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
Cry

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
Cry

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
Cry

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
Cry

Type
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
ロトム Rotom
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
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

BehaviourEdit

Rotom is very clever and teasing Pokémon.It often trolls the people by changing the form and thus attacking them.

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.

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.


Base statsEdit

Normal formEdit

HP: 50

Attack: 50 Defense: 77 Sp Atk: 95 Sp Def: 77 Speed: 91

Other formsEdit

HP: 50 Attack: 65 Defense: 107 Sp Atk: 105 Sp Def: 107 Speed: 86

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

AnimeEdit

Eichs 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.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Rotom is the third Pokémon with the most forms, if you exclude Unown. Vivillon and Arceus have more forms than Rotom.  
  • Strangely, whenever Rotom makes its special sound in the manga, it actually sounds like a motor.
  • Rotom is the third Pokémon to have its name be a word reversed. The first two are Ekans and Arbok.
  • 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.

Name OriginEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit


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