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Heat Rotom Best Moveset & Build

Heat Rotom
Total Base Stats520
Type Electric IconFire Icon

Choice Scarf Build

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Speed↑ / Atk ↓)Choice Scarf
Best Ability
Levitate
Immune to Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
Overheat / Thunderbolt / Trick / Volt Switch
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Speed 252, Sp. Attack 252, Sp. Def 4

Heat Rotom's Strengths

Heat Rotom has well balanced Base Stats with high Defense and Sp.Defense. Fire type sp. attacks are very effective toward common threats like Galarian Darmanitan and Ferrothorn. Heat Rotom can be sent out first and quickly swapped with Volt Switch if you've encountered an unfavorable matchup.

Often Gets The First Hit

This Scarf variant can get the first hit on the fastest Dragapult (non-Scarf), as well as a Gyarados with +1 speed! If the opponent doesn't know you've got a Scarf, you can get a surprise attack off. However, even if they see through you plan, you can get an easy chance to predict your opponent's switch.

Trick Scarf Onto Tanks

You can completely disable a tank such as Galarian Corsola by Tricking a Scarf onto them!

Tanky Build

Best NatureBest Item
Bold (Def ↑ / Atk ↓)Sitrus Berry
Best Ability
Levitate
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
Volt Switch / Will-o-Wisp / Overheat / Thunderbolt
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
HP 252, Defense 252, HP 4

Max Out Defense And HP

Heat Rotom's base 107 defense is already good enough on its own, so further supplementation with EVs and a Nature will ensure that it can take massive hits. Keep in mind that you can swap Defense for Sp. Defense if necessary.

Wear Opponents Down

Switch into a physical attacker you can take hits from and then proceed to apply pressure with Volt Switch or Will-o-Wisp. Repeat this with all of your opponents Pokemon to weaken their team!

Learned Nasty Plot In Gen 8

The Rotom family was lucky enough to learn the move Nasty Plot in this generation. If you use this move while predicting your opponent's swapouts, you can get excellent damage while also being exceptionally tanky. Using Nasty Plot will limit your move choices significantly though, so be careful.

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Heat Rotom - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!


Build #1 - Choice Scarf Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
Electric Icon
Electric special attack with 70 power. Switches with your teammate after attacking.
Overheat
Fire Icon
Strong STAB move. Your Sp. Atk sharply drops after using this move.
Thunderbolt
Electric Icon
Safe, reliable STAB move. May paralyze.
Trick
status icon
Switches your and your opponent's items. Can be used to shut down a sweeper.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Burns opponent and significantly lowers opponent's attack.
Thunder Wave
status icon
Stops fast sweepers in their tracks.

Build #2 - Tanky Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
Electric Icon
Electric special attack with 70 power. Switches with your teammate after attacking.
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Burns opponent and significantly lowers opponent's attack.
Overheat
Fire Icon
Strong STAB move. Your Sp. Atk sharply drops after using this move.
Thunderbolt
Electric Icon
Safe, reliable STAB move. May paralyze.
h4: Other Viable Moves
Move/TypeReason
Trick
status icon
Switches your and your opponent's items. Can be used to shut down a sweeper.
Nasty Plot
status icon
Increases Sp. Atk by 2 stages. Good alternate move option.

Heat Rotom - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Choice ScarfYour Speed significantly increases. However you will only be able to use one move. This can also be used with Trick.
Sitrus BerryRestores health when at low health. Useful for holding out longer to take out your opponent. Good for tanky builds.
Life Orb Boosts Move Power by 130% but uses 10% of health per use. Possible choice instead of the Scarf.
Click To Learn Where To Find Items For Battle

Heat Rotom - Best Nature And EVs

Heat Rotom - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
TimidSpeed↑ / Atk↓
Useful for outspeeding major threats (as well as Scarf variants).
BoldDef↑ / Atk↓
Recommended nature for physical tank role. Reduce physical attack significantly when used with Will-o-Wisp.
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Atk↓
Recommended nature for offensive special attacker.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Offensive Variant

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

This Heat Rotom focuses on physical defense. Use this as a tank from the beginning of the battle and flexibly deal with opponent by Volt Switch. You can also use Protect to see opponent's move to guess its strategy.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Heat Rotom Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Heat Rotom

PokemonExplanation
Excadrill IconExcadrillPros
- Mold Breaker can negate Levitation and 1-shot with Earthquake
- Speed build + Choice Band can over Speed opponent
- Immune to Volt Switch
Cons
- Be aware of Overheat used in anticipating a swap
- HP + Defense Wash Rotom requires 2 Earthquake
Haxorus IconHaxorus Pros
- Mold Breaker allows Earthquake to hit
- Speed build + Choice Band can over Speed opponent
- Strong against Electric & Fire
Cons
- Could get burned if opponent anticipates your switch.
Hydreigon IconHydreigon Pros
- Can halve Electric / Fire damage
- Dark Pulse can flinch the target
- Speed build + Choice Band can over Speed opponent
Cons
- No notable weakness found
Lanturn IconLanturn Pros
- Halves Fire moves & Volt Absorb negates all Electric damage
Cons
- Lacks versatility and used mainly for single purpose

How To Play Against Heat Rotom

Use Pokemon That Can Handle Electric & Fire Moves

Heat Rotom's main means of attack consists of Fire and Electric moves. Try using Pokemon with type that can minimize its effect. Ground types that are immune to Volt Switch and Thunderbolt are also useful here.

Mold Breaker is Highly Effective

Heat Rotom is highly dependent on its Levitate ability. Using a Pokemon with Mold Breaker ability to use Earthquake can deal massive x4 damage, and can even take down Physical Defense focused builds.

Heat Rotom - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Get a wild Rotom at the Lake Of Outrage in rainy weather or a thunderstorm.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Rotom
3Breed that Rotom until you get one with a Timid Nature
4Evolve Rotom with Rotom Catalogue
5Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed
6Feed it 10 Dynamax Candies to max out its Dynamax Level
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Rotom

You can find Rotom in Lake Of Outrage during rainy & thunderstorm weather.

Check Out What Pokemon Appear In The Lake Of Outrage Here!

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