The Rotom were first shown off-screen eating all of the electricity from Torom Island, causing a temporary blackout. They later appeared in a junkyard full of electrical appliances that Ash, Cilan, Iris, and Professor Oak placed. However, Team Rocket intervened and intended to capture the Rotom with an electric-producing machine. Luckily, Ash and his friends managed to help the Rotom escape from their confinements. Together with Professor Oak's Rotom, they send Team Rocket blasting off with a combined Thunderbolt.