478MS #478: Froslass Rotom #480: Uxie 480MS
This page refers to the species as a whole. For notable Rotom, see Category:Rotom.

#479 479MS Rotom
ロトム Rotom
Plasma Pokémon
 Electric      Ghost 
#479 479MS-Heat Heat Rotom
 Electric      Fire 
#479 479MS-Wash Wash Rotom
 Electric      Water 
#479 479MS-Frost Frost Rotom
 Electric      Ice 
#479 479MS-Fan Fan Rotom
 Electric      Flying 
#479 479MS-Mow Mow Rotom
 Electric      Grass 
Abilities Levitate
Pokédex Colour Red
Egg Groups Amorphous Egg Group
4793D 4793D-S
4793D-Heat 4793D-S-Heat
4793D-Wash 4793D-S-Wash
4793D-Frost 4793D-S-Frost
4793D-Fan 4793D-S-Fan
4793D-Mow 4793D-S-Mow
in-game models of Rotom
from Generation VII

Rotom (Japanese: ロトム Rotom) is a dual-type  Electric  /  Ghost  Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the ability to possess the motors of certain appliances and change forms.

  • When it does not possess an appliance, it is Normal Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Ghost .
  • When it possesses a microwave oven it becomes Heat Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Fire .
  • When it possesses a washing machine it becomes Wash Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Water .
  • When it possesses a refrigerator it becomes Frost Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Ice .
  • When it possesses an electric fan it becomes Fan Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Flying .
  • When it possesses a lawnmower it becomes Mow Rotom, and is  Electric  /  Grass .

Additionally, in Pokémon Sun and Moon, it has the ability to possess a special Pokédex and become the Rotom Pokédex.

Depending on the game, its form can be changed at will in various rooms depending on the game.

In Generation IV, it was  Electric  /  Ghost  regardless of its form.


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Rotom has a body of plasma and is shaped like a lightning rod. There is a whitish blue aura of electricity around it that forms lightning bolt-shaped appendages. It has teeth, and its unique, blue eyes have a dividing line across them. As seen in the anime, Rotom will often pull pranks on unsuspecting people. Also seen in the anime, Rotom has the ability to time travel.

Rotom has the ability to enter and control appliances. Starting in Platinum, it also has five extra forms, each based on a household appliance, which can be accessed by possessing specific appliances. The possessed appliances are based on a microwave oven (Heat Rotom), washing machine (Wash Rotom), refrigerator (Frost Rotom), electric fan (Fan Rotom), and a lawnmower (Mow Rotom). When Rotom changes form, its eyes and electric aura change colors and its aura appendages take on different shapes: red with oven mitts as Heat Rotom, blue with clothespins as Wash Rotom, purple with lightning bolts as Frost Rotom, yellow with air curls as Fan Rotom, and green with a ripped strip as Mow Rotom.



in generation VII
 Electric   Ghost