Rotom

Heat 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 best Rotom form available and easily the best during 4th gen, Rotom-H brings Overheat to the table. You know, being an oven, it sort of makes sense. Anyway, Rotom-H has a load of useful resistances, but comes with a 4x weakness to Ground. This really makes it ineff- huh? It gets Levitate? It loses its 4x weakness? Well, shut my mouth! Yep, Rotom-H is pretty awesome. Doesn't have a cool grin like Rotom-C, but it makes up for that by being much better.

Abilities

Levitate: Rotom-H loses a huge weakness thanks to this ability. Seriously, it'd be way less useful if it had something else.

Gas Mark 9

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

Overheat gets STAB and hits crazy hard. Thunderbolt is your reliable strong move. Hidden Power [Ice] allows you to revenge kill Dragons. Hidden Power [Grass] is for Swampert and Quagsire. Hidden Power [Fighting] ruins Tyranitar, and Hidden Power [Ground] kills Heatran. Trick messes up plenty of Pokémon, and Volt Switch is for scouting.

Dual Screens

- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Overheat / Volt Switch / Thunderbolt / Pain Split
- Overheat / 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 doubles you and your team's Defence, and Light Screen doubles Special Defence. Overheat is awesome; strong, pretty accurate, and has a cool name. Volt Switch gets you out of trouble and removes the -2 Special Attack from Overheat. Thunderbolt is a little stronger than Volt Switch, which is handy. Pain Split keeps your health up, allowing for more screen abuse.

SubOven

- Substitute
- Thunderbolt / Discharge / Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Pain Split / Will-O-Wisp / Hidden Power [Grass] / Hidden Power [Fighting] / Hidden Power [Ice] / Hidden Power [Ground]
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Substitute keeps you safe from harm and from status. Thunderbolt gets nice damage. Discharge is a little weaker but gets a good chance of hitting paralysis. Volt Switch deals damage and gets you out of the battle. Overheat hits hard and is always worth using. Pain Split works for recovery. Will-O-Wisp burns and cripples. Hidden Power [Grass] beats Swampert, Hidden Power [Fighting] smashes Tyranitar, Hidden Power [Ice] breaks down Dragons and Gliscor, and Hidden Power [Ground] murders Heatran.

The easy bake, easy sleep, easy talk oven

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

Standard ResTalk set. Will-O-Wisp cripples and Overheat deals a tonne of damage. Discharge has a good chance of paralysing the opponent, which is why you want it over Thunderbolt. Rest keeps your health up, and Sleep Talk stops you being dead weight whilst you nap.

Heavy duty oven

- Will-O-Wisp
- Pain Split
- Discharge
- Overheat
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

Will-O-Wisp burns and cripples physical sweepers. Pain Split keeps you healthy as it works like recovery 99% of the time with Rotom's awful HP. Discharge can paralyse and is only a little weaker than Thunderbolt. You don't want to be using this in an offensive manner, so the paralysis will be more helpful than the 10 base power. Overheat destroys.

EVs & Natures

Gas Mark 9
No point in adding anything but Speed and Special Attack.

Dual Screens
You could run max Speed and max Special Attack, but the HP would be way more useful than Special Attack.

SubOven
Bulking Rotom-H up is an option for bigger Substitutes, but Speed and Special Attack are more important.

The easy bake, easy sleep, easy talk oven
222 Speed beats Tyranitar, but you could run more Speed depending on what you want to outrun.

Heavy duty oven
Same EVs as before for the same reasons as before.

Other Options

White Herb, Charge, Charge Beam, Electro Ball, Shadow Ball, Signal Beam, Sunny Day, Toxic, Thunder, Thunder Wave
White Herb gives you two Overheats, but it isn't the best item around.
Charge adds to your Special Defence and increases the power of your next Electric move.
Charge Beam is like an offensive Calm Mind for Special Attack. Would be handy if Rotom-H had a better move pool and a move that didn't drain its Special Attack.
Dark Pulse is a special move that can flinch. Not ideal without STAB.
Electro Ball can be alright on a Scarf set as its power is worked out by how fast your Speed is compared to the opponent's.
Shadow Ball is another special move that Rotom can use, but as it doesn't have STAB now, it's not recommended.
Signal Beam can hit stuff like Latias hard whilst still hurting Tyranitar.
Sunny Day can be alright as it lowers the power of Water moves and powers up Overheat.
Toxic is another status you can abuse.
Thunder hits crazy hard, but only has 70% accuracy.
Thunder Wave is sort of pointless, as Discharge paralyses often enough.

Double & Triple Battle Options

Same deal as Rotom-C, but a little worse. Being weak to Surf and Rock Slide really messes with Rotom-H in doubles and triples. It can thankfully avoid Earthquake, but still... it can use weather a lot better than Rotom-C though, which is cool I guess. It has Discharge and the standard support options, so it isn't completely worthless.

Partners

Being weak to Stealth Rock, you need a Rapid Spinner. Forretress, Starmie, standard spinners are fine. Tyranitar does well at stopping Rotom-H's counters like the latis and stuff, although sandstorm would hurt you. Rotom-H does a great job at stopping Ferrothorn, so Pokémon that can abuse this are great team members. Pokémon that can work off of a well timed Trick are ideal too.

Countering Heat Rotom

Tyranitar, Chansey, Blissey, Latias, Latios, Lanturn, Swampert, Garchomp, Heatran, Mold Breaker, Gravity. Hello Rotom-H's main counters. All of these Pokémon take little damage from its main moves and can wall or OHKO it. Obviously they have to watch out for the coverage move; Hidden Power [Fighting], Shadow Ball, Hidden Power [Grass], Hidden Power [Ice], Hidden Power [Ground]. Also, Trick and Pain Split can be very bothersome, as can status. Basically, be careful around Rotom. It can be revenge killed fairly easily thanks to some common weaknesses like Water and Rock. Stealth Rock is a big thing for Rotom-H, as most of the time it will be Choiced, meaning you will constantly be taking damage from Stealth Rock. If Stealth Rock is on the field, Rotom-H won't be coming in too often. Rotom-H is pretty good. Generally seen as the second best forme, and initially being the best forme by far in 4th gen, its only competition really is from Rotom-W, who got majorly improved with 5th gen. However, Rotom-H has the most resistances out of all of the formes, and is arguably the best Choice Scarf user out of all of them. I like it. Not as cool as Mowtom though, I just can't get enough of that grin.

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

Heat 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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