Rotom

Fan Rotom, The Plasma Pokémon. Its electric-like body can enter some kinds of machines and take control in order to make mischief. Research continues on this Pokémon, which could be the power source of a unique motor. Its body is composed of plasma. It is known to infiltrate electronic devices and wreak havoc.

Overview

Say hello to the worst of Rotom's forms. Weak to Stealth Rock, a less than ideal unique attack (Hurricane would have been awesome), and a completely useless ability all add up to... a really cute sprite and a few unique sets. Rotom-S isn't ideal, but it can be pretty effective. It isn't like the other forms that have huge power moves, so it isn't as effective in that respect, but it does have a few options that make it sort of cool.

Abilities

Levitate:USELESS OH MY GOD ROTOM-S IS FLYING TYPE THANKS GAMEFREAK.

Boo! It's a FanTom!

- Thunder Wave / Discharge
- Confuse Ray
- Air Slash
- Pain Split / Will-O-Wisp / Substitute
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SAtk / 56 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Rotom-S brings parafusionflinch to the table with this set. Thunder Wave always hits, but Discharge is another option for damage and a good chance of paralysis still. Confuse Ray gives you a 50% chance to get a free turn more or less, and on top of the 25% chance to fully paralyse, the opponent will be finding it hard to move. Finally, you have the fourth slot. Pain Split keeps you healthy. Will-O-Wisp makes this a triple status set of sorts. Substitute keeps you safe whilst you annoy the hell out if your opponent.

Dual Screens

- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Air Slash / Volt Switch / Thunderbolt / Pain Split
- Air Slash / Volt Switch / Thunderbolt / Pain Split
Item Attached: Light Clay
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Reflect to protect your team physically, and Light Screen for the special side of the spectrum. Air Slash is your unique attack, and is an alright attack. Volt Switch scouts and gets you back to safety. Thunderbolt hits hard, and Pain Split recovers you to near full,most of the time.

FanTom of Choice

- Air Slash
- Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
- Trick
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Ice] / Hidden Power [Fighting] / Pain Split
Item Attached: Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Air Slash works well with Choice Scarf as it can flinch. Thunderbolt is your power move, and Volt Switch is your scouting safety attack. Trick throws your Choice item on a Pokémon of your choosing, but choose wisely. Hidden Power [Fire] smashes Ferrothorn, Hidden Power [Ice] wrecks Dragons and Gliscor, Hidden Power [Fighting] beats Tyranitar, and Pain Split is recovery.

Battery powered fan

- Substitute
- Charge Beam
- Air Slash
- Thunderbolt / Discharge / Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Ice] / Hidden Power [Fighting] / Pain Split
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 112 SAtk / 144 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) / Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Substitute allows you to spam Charge Beam to raise your Special Attack safely. Air Slash is pretty reliable and sort of strong, which is alright. Thunderbolt hurts a lot of stuff after a few boosts. Discharge can paralyse the opponent, allowing for more set up. Hidden Power [Fire] beats Ferrothorn, Hidden Power [Ice] beats Dragons and Gliscor, Hidden Power [Fighting] for Tyranitar, Pain Split for keeping strong.

Drowsy FanTom

- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Discharge
- Air Slash / Will-O-Wisp
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

More defensive take on arguably the least defensive forme available. Rest keeps you at max HP. Sleep Talk stops you from being utterly murdered whilst you sleep. Discharge can possibly paralyse. Air Slash works well with the paralysis from Discharge, but Will-O-Wisp cripples.

EVs & Natures

Boo! It's a FanTom!
You don't need much Speed because you are going to be paralysing everything. However, you beat max Speed Adamant Tyranitar. You could run more or less Speed, depending on how you want to use Rotom-S.

Dual Screens
You could drop the bulk and run Special Attack, but I'd rather be pretty strong defensively.

FanTom of Choice
You're running a super offensive set. HP isn't needed.

Battery powered fan
Max HP keeps you bulky. Beats max Speed Jolly Tyranitar, but you can drop that all the way down to no Speed if you wanted.

Drowsy FanTom
Standard bulky Rotom EVs. Outspeeds Adamant Tyranitar.

Other Options

Ring Target, Dark Pulse, Electro Ball, Shadow Ball, Signal Beam, Thunder, Toxic
Ring Target is a... useless item. In fact, not useless, it's detrimental to the Pokémon carrying it. They basically lose their immunities. Rotom-S, because of Levitate, does not lose its Ground immunity. You can play around with Trick to really mess stuff up.
Dark Pulse can flinch and adds coverage.
Electro Ball is based on Speed. It's alright as Rotom-S uses paralysis a lot.
Shadow Ball is Dark Pulse but in Ghost form.
Signal Beam works sort of like Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse, but it hurts Tyranitar.
Thunder is only worth using in rain... and why use Rotom-S in rain when Rotom-W exists?
Toxic is another status you can abuse.

Double & Triple Battle Options

Weak to Rock Slide and Blizzard. No strong unique attack. Only has the same stuff as the other Rotom formes, so Ground immunity and Discharge.

Partners

Rotom-S can stop Fighting Pokémon quite well, so Pokémon that would have been weak to Mach Punch work well. Cloyster, Excadrill, stuff like that. Again, like with most formes, Rapid Spinners are very handy to have around Stealth Rock weak Rotom formes. Bulky Waters help remove bulky Grounds, as do bulky Grasses. Basically, a way of removing bulky Grounds is handy.

Countering Fan Rotom

Blissey, Chansey, Latias, Latios, bulky Grounds, Grounds in general, Tyranitar, Heatran, Zapdos, Jolteon, Raikou. None of these Pokémon take any major damage from any attacks, but have to watch out for Trick, Shadow Ball, Hidden Power, paralysis and burn. They can also all deal crippling damage or slowly beat Rotom-S over time. If you aren't weak to Electric or Flying, and you aren't afraid of burn or paralysis, you won't have a hard time with Rotom-S. All you need to watch out for is Trick. Despite being the worst Rotom forme, I think it's pretty cool. Firstly, it looks so cute that you can't not like it. It has a few unique sets too, unlike most Rotoms, which is cool even if they might not be super effective. Really, Rotom-S isn't that hard to deal with... but don't take it too lightly.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in Game.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in Game.

Colosseum/XD:
Not in Game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Old Chateau
Change Form in Eterna Galactic Building.

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Trade from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum.
Change Form in Silph Co.

Black/White:
Trade in Route 15
Transfer from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Change Form in Shopping Mall Nine

Animé Appearences

Fan Rotom has made a single appearance in the animé where it and its multiple forms terrorised Ash & Co. in a mansion

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
573 Get Your Rotom Running Yokan & Rotom Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
789 To Catch a Rotom! Rotom VS Professor Oak! Pics
791 Butterfree and Me! Ash and Butterfree! Until the Day We Meet Again!! Pics
803 Dream Continues! My Dream: Pokémon Master! Pics
806 A Battle of Aerial Mobility! Froakie VS Fletchling! Air Maneuver Battle!! Pics

 
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