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

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Rotom-wash rotom-wash
Base Stats for Rotom-Wash

Electric / Water

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


Evolutions / Family:
Rotom

Weakness Chart for Electric/Water-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.25x
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 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-wash in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TogekissIncineroarExcadrillDragapultVenusaurConkeldurrRhyperiorNinetales-AlolaTyranitarBronzong


Rotom is pretty popular Electric and Water-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty usual sight to see Rotom out in the 8th generation battlefield. Rotom's only type-related weaknesses are Grass and Ground.


Species: Rotom-Wash
Item: Sitrus Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 244 Hp / 4 Def / 4 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hydro Pump
- Thunderbolt
- Nasty Plot / Dark Pulse
- Protect

Support Rotom-Wash (Popular/Trending)

Rotom is an awesome Support. 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.

Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Water-type move that deals a gigantic amount of damage.
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Nasty Plot is a status move (raises your Rotom's special attack by 2 stages).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Rotom this turn).




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
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Rotom-Wash (Levitate)

Rotom is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It is primarily 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.

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).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Rotom-wash? 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-wash in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ClefableMandibuzzExcadrillMelmetalKommo-oKyurem-BlackConkeldurrJirachiGengarIncineroarCentiskorch


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 / Electroweb
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Rotom-Wash (Levitate)

Rotom is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's purpose is 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.

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).
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).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch 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
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.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
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-wash 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-wash

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