Rotom

Frost 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

Arguably the worst but has a niche, Rotom-F is the only Pokémon in the game to get STAB Ice and Electric coverage. Boltbeam is infamous as being amazing, having only a few resists, but Rotom-F gets Blizzard, which in hail has 100% accuracy. Thanks to getting practically perfect coverage, Rotom-F can be an offensive powerhouse and is a great choice on any team... so long as it is a hail team. Yeah, Rotom-F isn't too useful outside of hail.

Abilities

Levitate: Keeps your safe from Earthquake, Spikes and Toxic Spikes, which is nice considering you're already taking 25% from switching into Stealth Rock.

Pretty cool choice bro

- Blizzard
- Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Trick
Item Attached: Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) / Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Blizzard is a 120 base power STAB move with 100% accuracy in hail (which is where you'd be using Rotom-F). It's amazing. It can also freeze, which is nice. Thunderbolt is a great move that completes the pseudo BoltBeam we have going on. However, Volt Switch could be handy, especially if you can keep Stealth Rock off the field. Hidden Power [Fire] kills Ferrothorn, Scizor and Forretress. Hidden Power [Fighting] beats Tyranitar and to an extent Heatran. Trick ideally cripples something important.

Dem screens

- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Blizzard / Volt Switch / Thunderbolt / Pain Split
- Blizzard / 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)

Dual screens is a tried and tested method of making an offensive team bulky. Like every other Rotom, Rotom-F can use this tactic. Reflect and Light Screen double the team's defences. Blizzard is mostly useful in hail and combined with an Electric move; Volt Switch scouts and stuff, Thunderbolt hits harder and can paralyse. Pain Split heals you.

Subzero

- Substitute
- Charge Beam / Thunderbolt
- Blizzard
- Pain Split / Thunderbolt / Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Fighting]
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Substitute keeps you save from damage and status. Charge Beam attacks and increases your Special Attack 70% of the time (60% if you count the 90% accuracy). Blizzard hits crazy hard and gets near perfect coverage with Charge Beam. Pain Split keeps you health and spamming Substitute. Thunderbolt is a stronger Electric move. Hidden Power [Fire] wrecks Ferrothorn and friends. Hidden Power [Fighting] hurts Tyranitar.

ResTalk

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

Rest gives you reliable recovery, and Sleep Talk stops you from being completely vunerable. Discharge can inflict paralysis, which is pretty good. Blizzard hits hard and has perfect accuracy in hail. Will-O-Wisp spreads burn.

EVs & Natures

Pretty cool choice bro
Super offensive set, you don't need bulk. You could drop the Speed down if you wanted, but it'd be pointless.

Dem screens
Less HP and some Special Attack is an option. Not recommended though.

Subzero
You could run max HP, some Speed and some Special Attack... like... enough Speed for 243 or something.

ResTalk
Drop the Speed for more Defence if you want. You could also try investing in Special Defence and see how that goes.

Other Options

Charge, Dark Pulse, Electro Ball, Shadow Ball, Signal Beam, Thunder Wave, Toxic
Charge increases Special Defence and the power of your next Electric move.
Dark Pulse can flinch and adds coverage.
Electro Ball is based on how high your Speed is compared to your opponent.
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 Wave is one of the best status moves, but it isn't too useful on this forme.
Toxic is another status you can abuse.

Double & Triple Battle Options

Weak to Rock Slide and Heat Wave, but it brings something new to the table that other formes can't; Blizzard. Blizzard when used on a hail double team can be very effective. It has Discharge and all the tools every other Rotom forme gets, but Blizzard is what sets it apart.

Partners

Abomasnow and other hail staples are ideal here. Heatran, Gliscor, stuff like that works. Also, a Rapid Spinner is needed; Tentacruel is a good choice. Basically, you want to be able to switch in and out easily and safely, so make sure to have plenty of resists for Rotom-F's unfortunate amount of weaknesses.

Countering Frost Rotom

Weather really messes with Rotom-F. When it is used, it is used with Blizzard. Without hail, Blizzard is far from ideal. In terms of Pokémon, the standard stuff works... Tyranitar, Forretress, Scizor, Conkeldurr, Mamoswine, Blissey, Chansey, Magnezone, Rotom-F, Rotom-H, Heatran, there are a fair few options. All of these Pokémon can easily switch into the fridge and wall it or beat it. Obviously watch out for Trick and Hidden Power, but otherwise you'll be fine. With Rotom-F's new Ice typing, it invites a load of priority users to come and ruin it. Ferrothorn does well with Leech Seed and Gyro Ball, but watch out for Hidden Power and repeated Blizzards. Outspeeding it and focusing on its weaknesses is a simple but effective way of beating Rotom-F. Terrakion, Lucario, ScarfTran, Mienshao... again, a lot of options. Rotom-F is cool (no pun intended). It might not be the most effective forme, but it's the forme that uses weather the best, right? Oh... that title belongs to Rotom-W. Um... well, it looks cool doesn't it? Looks alright I guess... Yeah, Rotom-F isn't the best forme out there, but it can be very effective in hail, which is where it should be used and where it should stay. Definitely not bad for a fridge though.

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

Frost 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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