Competitive Information for Rotom (mow) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Rotom-mow rotom-mow
Base Stats for Rotom-Mow

Electric / Grass

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


Evolutions / Family:
Rotom

Weakness Chart for Electric/Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
  
  
0.25x
  
  
2x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
2x
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Rotom-mow? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Rotom-mow in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarTogekissExcadrillMiloticConkeldurrTyranitarDurantBraviaryGastrodonDragapult


Rotom is a spectacular Electric and Grass-typed Pokemon. It's normal to see Rotom show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Rotom is weak to Bug, Fire, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Rotom-Mow
Item: Sitrus Berry / Wiki Berry
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 124 Def / 60 SpA / 60 SpD / 12 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm
- Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
- Protect
- Will-O-Wisp

Double Wall Rotom-Mow (Popular/Trending)

Rotom is pretty popular Double Wall. It was designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Rotom's special attack by 2 stages).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Volt Switch is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Electric-type move (Rotom switches out after damaging the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Rotom this turn).
Will-O-Wisp is a status move (burns the target).




Species: Rotom-Mow
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Rotom-Mow (Levitate)

Rotom is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Rotom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Rotom's special attack by 2 stages).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-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).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rotom-mow? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Rotom-mow in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

AegislashSeismitoadExcadrillMandibuzzCinderaceConkeldurrDracovishHawluchaRibombeeDiggersbyCopperajahVaporeon


Species: Rotom-Mow
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice
- Discharge / Electroweb
- Leaf Storm
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Rotom-Mow (Levitate)

Rotom is an interesting Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Rotom's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Rotom is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Electroweb is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Rotom's special attack by 2 stages).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Rotom-mow 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
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
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.
Eerie Impulse
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 2.
Electric Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Electric power, can't sleep.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Rotom-mow can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Rotom-mow

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