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Fan Rotom Best Moveset & Build

Fan Rotom
Total Base Stats520
Type electric IconFlying Icon

Nasty Plot Build

Best NatureBest Item
Modest (Sp.Atk ↑ / Atk ↓)Sitrus Berry
Best Ability
Levitate
Cannot be hit by Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
Thunderbolt / Air Slash / Dark Pulse / Nasty Plot
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Speed 252, Sp. Attack 252, HP 4

Nasty Plot And Max Airstream

This particular build is focused on using Max Airstream while Dynamaxed for the speed boost. After Dynamax ends, it has the option of taking out major threats with Nasty Plot. Of the entire Rotom line, only Fan Rotom is able to use flying moves, so it's good to take advantage of the access to Max Airstream.

Recover HP With A Sitrus Berry

The Sitrus Berry in this build is there to let you survive until you get your Airstream speed boost in order to sweep. It can also throw off your opponent's calculations if they're not expecting it.

Choice Build

NatureItem
Timid (Speed↑ / Atk↓)Choice Specs/Scarf
Ability
Levitate
Cannot be hit by Ground-type moves.
Moveset
Volt Switch / Air Slash / Thunderbolt / Trick
▼Check Move Info Here
EV Spread
Sp.Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Choice Scarf and Timid Is A Good Pair

This build focuses on speed & can opt to use a Choice Scarf to ensure it goes first. Doing so will allow you to outspeed a non-Scarfed Dragapult & Galarian Darmanitan. Scarf variants can also get the pre-emptive strike with Volt Switch, allowing you to change Pokemon with ease while applying pressure.

Trick A Choice Item On A Sweeper

With particularly troublesome physical attackers, a quick Trick will prove to be useful in crippling them. As an alternative, you could use Will-o-Wisp here as well.

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Fan Rotom - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Build #1 - Nasty Plot Build

Recommended Attack Moves

Move/TypeReason
Thunderbolt
Electric Icon
Safe, high accuracy STAB move, may cause paralysis.
Air Slash
Flying Icon
STAB, may cause your opponents to flinch. Needed for Max Airstream, must have.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Has a chance to reduce your opponent's Special Defense. Good coverage move.
Nasty Plot
status icon
Boosts your Sp. Atk by two stages. Incredibly powerful move.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
Dark Pulse
dark Icon
Has a chance to cause your opponents to flinch. Good coverage move, alternate to Shadow Ball.
Discharge
Electric Icon
10 less power than Thunderbolt, but hits all targets. Useful for doubles.
Volt Switch
Electric Icon
Good STAB move that also switches you out. Useful for tactical purposes.

Build #2 - Choice Build

Recommended Attack Moves

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
Electric Icon
Good STAB move that also switches you out. Useful for tactical purposes.
Thunderbolt
Electric Icon
Safe, high accuracy STAB move, may cause paralysis.
Air Slash
Flying Icon
STAB, may cause your opponents to flinch. Needed for Max Airstream, must have.
Trick
status icon
Switches your and your opponent's items. Useful for being a thorn in your opponent's side.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Burns opponent and significantly lowers opponent's attack.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Has a chance to reduce your opponent's Special Defense. Good coverage move.
Dark Pulse
dark Icon
Has a chance to cause your opponents to flinch. Good coverage move.
Discharge
Electric Icon
10 less power than Thunderbolt, but hits all targets. Useful for doubles.

Fan Rotom - Best Items to Hold

ItemTraits
Sitrus BerryRestores 25% health when the Pokemon holding it drops below 50% health. Useful to sustain a sweep.
Choice ScarfIncreases Speed massively but locks you into one move. Good for getting the first hit on many targets.
Choice SpecsIncreases Special Attack massively but locks you into one move. Good for one-shotting big threats.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Fan Rotom - Best Natures And EVs

Fan Rotom - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Atk↓
Maximizes damage potential and relies on Max Airstream for speed.
TimidSpeed↑ / Atk↓
Good bet for Scarf variants.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Nasty Plot and Choice Fan Rotom

StatBase Point
Sp. Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points

Speed and Special Attack are the standard choices for Rotom, as it has fairly decent defensive stats to begin with. This EV spread is good for both of the above spreads.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Fan Rotom Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Fan Rotom

PokemonExplanation
TyranitarTyranitar Pros
- Can one or two shot with Rock moves
- Can switch in easily
Cons
- None
ExcadrillExcadrill Pros
- Immune to Volt Switch
- Outspeeds Rotom (in most cases)
Cons
- Rotom is immune to Earthquake
Rotom-WashWash Rotom Pros
- Resists Flying and Electric moves
- Assault Vest completely walls it
Cons
- None
Rotom-HeatHeat Rotom Pros
- Resists Flying and Electric moves
- Assault Vest completely walls it
Cons
- None

How To Play Against Fan Rotom

Use Rock and Ice Moves

Fan Rotom's only weaknesses are Rock and Ice, so try to bring those types against it. A particularly good strategy is to bring a Rock type, use Max Rockfall to summon a Sandstorm and get its 50% Special Defens eboost.

Weak Against Physical Tanks

Most of Fan Rotom's attacks are Physical moves, which can be countered with Physical tanks. Moves like Will-o-Wisp or Burn effect from Scald can take it down with ease.

Don't Use Ground Moves

With other Rotom, the ability Mold Breaker can break through Rotom's Levitate and cause it to take super effective damage. With Fan Rotom, however, this is not possible, as it gets a natural immunity to ground from its Flying typing. Watch out for this if you're using Haxorus or Mold Breaker Excadrill.

Fan Rotom - Competitive Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Get a wild Rotom at Lake Of Outrage in rainy or thunderstorm weather.
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Rotom
3Breed that Rotom until you get one with a Modest 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 Wild Area Guide Here!

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Anonymous 2

Wash Rotom is not resistant to electric type moves.

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I can't teach my fan rotom air slash....

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