Competitive Information for Rotom (wash) [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Rotom-wash rotom-wash
Base Stats for Rotom-Wash

Electric / Ghost

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Rotom

Weakness Chart for Electric/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
2x
  
0.5x
0x
  
0.5x
2x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
0x
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Rotom-wash? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Rotom-wash in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

ScizorHeatranLatiasKingdraBreloomSmeargleSkarmoryInfernapeRoseradeRaikouShayminCradily


Rotom is popular Electric and Ghost-typed Pokemon. Rotom are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Rotom is weak to Dark, Ghost, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Rotom-Wash
Item: Choice Scarf / Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball
- Trick / Rest

Special Sweeper Rotom-Wash (Analytic)

Rotom is an awesome Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Rotom last longer regaining it's life every turn. Choice Scarf will increase Rotom's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Hydro Pump is a special 120-base power Water-type move that deals a extensive amount of damage.
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Trick is a status move (Rotom switches its held item with the target's).
Rest is a status move (Rotom sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).




Species: Rotom-Wash
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Dark Pulse
- Signal Beam

Special Sweeper Rotom-Wash (Levitate)

Rotom is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rotom-wash? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Rotom-wash in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

ScizorHeatranLatiasKingdraBreloomSmeargleSkarmoryInfernapeRoseradeRaikouShayminCradily


Species: Rotom-Wash
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Dark Pulse
- Signal Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Rotom-Wash (Levitate)

Rotom is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Rotom-wash learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Charge
--
--
20
+1 SpD, user's Electric move next turn 2x power.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Rotom-wash can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Rotom-wash

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