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Wash Rotom - Moveset and Competitive Build

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Wash Rotom Overview

Wash Rotom Icon
Total Base Stats520
Type Electric IconWater Icon

Best Build For Wash Rotom

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Speed ↑ / Attack ↓)Choice Specs
Best Ability
Levitate
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
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.

Flexible Pokemon

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

PokemonExplanation
Ferrothorn IconFerrothorn Pros
- Can halve Electric / Water damage
- Deal massive damage with Power Whip
Cons
- Will-o-Wisp can counter Choice Band Ferrothorns
Rillaboom IconRillaboom Pros
- Can halve Electric / Water damage
- Drum Beating can lower Speed
Cons
- Be wary of Will-o-Wisp & Trick
Excadrill IconExcadrill Pros
- Mold Breaker can negate Levitation and 1-shot with Earthquake
- Speed build + Choice Band can over Speed opponent
- Can negate Volt Switch
Cons
- 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
Haxorus IconHaxorus Pros
- Mold Breaker allows Earthquake to hit
- Speed build + Choice Scarf can out-speed Rotom
Cons
- Choice Band needed to 1 shot
Lanturn IconLanturn Pros
- Halves Water moves & Volt Absorb negates all Electric damage
Cons
- 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

StatBase Point
Special Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points

The speed EVs will be necessary to outspeed major threats like Gyarados.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Wash Rotom - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
TimidSpeed↑ / Attack↓
A good bet for ensuring you go first in some key matchups (like vs. Gyarados)
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Attack↓
Focuses on offensive capabilities.
BoldDefense↑ / Attackf↓
For a tanky build that can also handle Ferrothorn.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Wash Rotom - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Rotom at the Lake of Outrage during Rainy weather
2Hatch Eggs (breed with a Ditto) until you get a High IV Rotom
3Breed that Rotom until you get one with a Timid Nature
4Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Shadow Ball, and Hydro Pump
7Equip Choice Specs
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Rotom

Catching the Pre-Evolution Base Pokemon

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

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
electric Icon
Use TM80 to learn.Useful move for swapping out in unfavorable matchups.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Use TR33 to learn. Worth having simply for the type coverage.
Hydro Pump
water Icon
A powerful STAB move that threatens many Pokemon like Excadrill with a one-shot.
Thunderbolt
electric Icon
Use TR08 to learn. A safe, high damage STAB move.
Thunder
electric Icon
Use TR09 to learn. Higher damage, but lower accuracy. A bit risky unless you're running a rain team.

Recommended Support and Buff Moves

MoveTraits
Will-o-WispUse TM38 to learn. Burns the target. Useful to have for Ferrothorn, or some physical attackers like Dragapult.
Thunder WaveParalyzes the target.
Can slow Speed and sometimes prevent action, useful to cripple a speedy Pokemon before switching out.

Wash Rotom - Recommended Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Choice ScarfAllows 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 SpecsAllows only a single move to be used, but boosts Special Attack by 150%
Boosts damage significantly but is risky.
Life OrbBoosts Move Power by 130% but uses 10% of health per use.
Can boost damage output while still allowing you to use Will-o-Wisp.
LeftoversUseful for a tanky Rotom with a Defensive nature. Can act as a wall against certain threats.

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Kozan 2

Seems like he can't learn hydro pump

Anonymous 1

thanks, helped on deciding the nature! Went timid

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