Find out how to breed a Wash Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Check out the breeding process, recommended movesets, competitive builds, EV spreads, held items, counters and more!
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Wash Rotom Overview
|Total Base Stats||520|
Best Build For Wash Rotom
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Timid (Speed ↑ / Attack ↓)||Choice Specs|
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
|Thunderbolt / Volt Switch / Shadow Ball / Hydro Pump|
|Best EV Spread|
|Sp.Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4|
Wash Rotom Strengths
Wash Rotom's great Electric/Water typing gives it only one weakness. With good defensive stats and 105 Special Attack, it can withstand hits and also has the incredible ability Levitate. In doubles, this Pokemon pairs well with Excadrill.
Although we are specifically talking about Wash Rotom here, Rotom can be transformed into many other useful forms quite easily. It's worth changing up his moves as you see the meta develop. Heat Rotom and Mow Rotom are particularly useful.More on Wash Rotom Stats Data & Move Set Here
Wash Rotom Counters
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Wash Rotom
- Can halve Electric / Water damage
- Deal massive damage with Power Whip
- Will-o-Wisp can counter Choice Band Ferrothorns
- Can halve Electric / Water damage
- Drum Beating can lower Speed
- Be wary of Will-o-Wisp & Trick
- Mold Breaker can negate Levitation and 1-shot with Earthquake
- Speed build + Choice Band can over Speed opponent
- Can negate Volt Switch
- Be aware of Hydro Pump used in anticipating a swap
- HP + Defense Wash Rotom requires 2 Earthquakes
- Mold Breaker means you can't use Sand Rush
- Mold Breaker allows Earthquake to hit
- Speed build + Choice Scarf can out-speed Rotom
- Choice Band needed to 1 shot
- Halves Water moves & Volt Absorb negates all Electric damage
- Lacks versatility, rarely used
How To Play Against Wash Rotom
Use Grass Type moves
Grass moves are Wash Rotom's only real weakness, so it's recommended to have a grass type handy for these purposes, as they can also halve the damage of Rotom's Water and Electric moves.
Mold Breaker is Highly Effective
Using the ability Mold Breaker allows you to connect Earthquake and deal massive damage. However, be aware of the enemy Hydro Pump when using Excadrill for this.
Wash Rotom - Base Points (EVs) and Natures
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
|Special Attack||252 points (max)|
|Speed||252 points (max)|
The speed EVs will be necessary to outspeed major threats like Gyarados.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
Wash Rotom - Recommended Natures
|Timid||Speed↑ / Attack↓|
A good bet for ensuring you go first in some key matchups (like vs. Gyarados)
|Modest||Sp.Atk↑ / Attack↓|
Focuses on offensive capabilities.
|Bold||Defense↑ / Attackf↓|
For a tanky build that can also handle Ferrothorn.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Wash Rotom - Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch Rotom at the Lake of Outrage during Rainy weather|
|2||Hatch Eggs (breed with a Ditto) until you get a High IV Rotom|
|3||Breed that Rotom until you get one with a Timid Nature|
|4||Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Teach it Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Shadow Ball, and Hydro Pump|
|7||Equip Choice Specs|
How To Get Rotom
The first step to Breeding Wash Rotom will be to catch one. This can be a bit tricky. Head to the Lake of Outrage in the Wild Area during rainy weather to find it, but note that it is quite rare. It might be a good idea to try trading for it.Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!
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Wash Rotom - Recommended Moves
Recommended Attack Moves
|Volt Switch||Use TM80 to learn.Useful move for swapping out in unfavorable matchups.|
|Shadow Ball||Use TR33 to learn. Worth having simply for the type coverage.|
|Hydro Pump||A powerful STAB move that threatens many Pokemon like Excadrill with a one-shot.|
|Thunderbolt||Use TR08 to learn. A safe, high damage STAB move.|
|Thunder||Use TR09 to learn. Higher damage, but lower accuracy. A bit risky unless you're running a rain team.|
Recommended Support and Buff Moves
|Will-o-Wisp||Use TM38 to learn. Burns the target. Useful to have for Ferrothorn, or some physical attackers like Dragapult.|
|Thunder Wave||Paralyzes the target.|
Can slow Speed and sometimes prevent action, useful to cripple a speedy Pokemon before switching out.
Wash Rotom - Recommended Item to Hold
|Choice Scarf||Allows only a single move to be used, but boosts Speed by 150%|
Useful for the unpredictability of getting a one hit KO on a normally faster Pokemon.
|Choice Specs||Allows only a single move to be used, but boosts Special Attack by 150%|
Boosts damage significantly but is risky.
|Life Orb||Boosts Move Power by 130% but uses 10% of health per use.|
Can boost damage output while still allowing you to use Will-o-Wisp.
|Leftovers||Useful for a tanky Rotom with a Defensive nature. Can act as a wall against certain threats.|