The Electric/Ghost-type Pokémon Rotom is one of the 400 Pokémon making an appearance in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, with players now able to catch one of the franchise’s oddest pocket monsters. Rotom can possess a variety of electrical appliances, giving it the ability to change between a variety of different types and learn some of the series’ most hard-hitting moves. Unfortunately, Rotom is a rare sight in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but luckily for Trainers, Rotom can be found in multiple locations across the Paldea region.
While some fan-favorite Pokémon still call Paldea home, the franchise now features a grand total of 1008 different Pokémon species, not all of whom have made it into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Luckily, Rotom appears to have made the cut because player characters carry the Rotom Phone, a smartphone possessed by a Rotom, as a crucial part of their kit. However, according to Serebii, Trainers looking to add Rotom to their Pokémon parties should journey to East Province Area Two or West Province Area Two.
Ghost-type Pokémon such as Sinistea can be somewhat elusive, and Rotom is no different. To catch Rotom, players should set their sights on the areas around the Porto Marinada Lighthouse and the Levincia Lighthouse, two of Paldea’s lighthouses that can be visited in the West Province and East Province, respectively. Given Rotom’s fondness for electrical appliances and light bulbs, it’s perhaps no surprise that players can find wild Rotom in both locations. Luckily, unlike in previous games, players can now see what wild Pokémon are currently inhabiting the areas they’re exploring, so Rotom is much easier to spot.
As a Pokémon without any known evolved forms, Rotom isn’t particularly strong when found in the wild. As such, players will want to have some of the best Pokémon and moves for catching Pokémon. Rotom’s unique ability allows it to change types by possessing a variety of appliances. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Rotom can keep the following:
It’s worth noting that despite being an Electric-type Pokémon, Rotom is actually immune to Ground-type moves due to its Levitate ability, addressing one of the Electric type’s most glaring weaknesses. In addition, its secondary Ghost type gives it immunity against Normal and Fighting-type moves. As such, Rotom makes for a great addition to player teams, allowing Pokémon Trainers to field a powerful Electric-type Pokémon with few obvious weaknesses as they progress through Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s three storylines.
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