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Find out how to breed Mow Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the best competitive Mow Rotom movesets, best builds, best nature, counters and the breeding process!

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Mow Rotom Best Moveset & Build

Mow Rotom Icon
Total Base Stats520
Type Electric IconGrass Icon

Choice Specs Build

Best NatureBest Item
Modest (Sp.Atk ↑ / Atk ↓)Choice Specs
Best Ability
Levitate
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
Thunderbolt / Volt Switch / Shadow Ball / Leaf Storm
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Sp.Atk 252, HP 252, Speed 4

Invest In HP and Sp. Atk

Mow Rotom's Electric/Grass typing allow it to pick its opponents more easily than its Water and Fire variants. It is advisable to use Mow Rotom as a slightly bulkier variant by placing 252 EVs into HP. 4-12 EVs in Speed are also advisable when considering the speed matchup VS. Wash Rotom.

Counter Common Water Types

Due to the prevalence of Wash and Heat Rotom in the meta, many players are starting to bring out Water Absorb Quagsire and Seismitoad, as well as Storm Drain Gastrodon. As a response to these common Rotom counters, Mow Rotom is ideal, being able to deal 4x damage to Gastrodon & Seismitoad.

Choice Scarf Build

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Speed ↑ / Atk ↓)Choice Scarf
Best Ability
Levitate
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Best Moveset
Thunderbolt / Volt Switch / Trick / Leaf Storm
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Sp.Atk 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Similar To Other Rotom Builds

The Row Motom Scarf variant is essentially quite similar to Heat and Wash. Basically, your goal is not to one or two shot opponents but to whittle down their defenses by utilizing Volt Switch to your advantage. Trick is here to trap opponents who rely on setting up.

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Mow Rotom - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Build #1 - Choice Specs

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
electric Icon
Useful move for swapping out in unfavorable matchups.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Worth having simply for the type coverage.
Leaf Storm
Grass Icon
A powerful STAB move that destroys many popular water types.
Thunderbolt
electric Icon
A safe, high damage STAB move.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Thunder
electric Icon
Higher damage, but lower accuracy. A bit risky unless you're running a rain team.
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Burns the target. Useful to have in general, but doesn't fit well with a Choice build. Consider a different item.
Trick
status icon
Swaps items with the opponent. Useful for limiting a Pokemon's movements. Use it on targets that need to set up.

Build #2 - Choice Scarf

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Volt Switch
electric Icon
Useful move for swapping out in unfavorable matchups.
Trick
status icon
Swaps items with the opponent. Useful for limiting a Pokemon's movements. Use it on targets that need to set up.
Leaf Storm
Grass Icon
A powerful STAB move that destroys many popular water types.
Thunderbolt
electric Icon
A safe, high damage STAB move.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Thunder
electric Icon
Higher damage, but lower accuracy. A bit risky unless you're running a rain team.
Will-o-Wisp
status icon
Burns the target. Useful to have in general, but doesn't fit well with a Choice build. Consider a different item.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Icon
Worth having simply for the type coverage.

Mow Rotom - Best 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.

Mow Rotom - Best Nature And EVs

Mow Rotom - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
TimidSpeed↑ / Attack↓
Useful for the Scarf build.
ModestSp.Atk↑ / Attack↓
Maximizes damage on a specs build.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Choice Specs Build

StatBase Point
Special Attack252 points (max)
HP252 points (max)
Speed4 points

4-12 Speed EVs are recommended to outspeed Wash Rotom.

Choice Scarf Build

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

Maximize speed in order to get your move off first.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Mow Rotom Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Mow Rotom

PokemonExplanation
Ferrothorn IconFerrothorn Pros
- Can halve Electric / Grass damage
Cons
- Has to watch out for Will-o-Wisp and Trick
- Leech Seed doesn't work on Mow Rotom
Heat Rotom IconHeat Rotom Pros
- Can halve Electric / Grass damage
- One shots with Overheat
- Will-o-Wisp doesn't work
- Not particularly vulnerable to Trick
Cons
- None in particular
Hydreigon IconHydreigon Pros
- Can halve Electric / Grass damage
- If holding a damage item, might one shot with Fire Blast
Cons
- None in particular
Cinderace IconCinderace Pros
- Resists Grass type moves
- One shots with Pyro Ball
- Immune to burns
Cons
- Needs to have a Scarf itself in order to outspeed Scarf Rotom
Sylveon IconSylveon Pros
- High Sp. Def
- Hyper Voice can 2 shot (with specs)
Cons
- Can take 60-70% damage from a Specs Leaf Storm

How To Play Against Mow Rotom

Use Fire Type Pokemon

Mow Rotom has more weaknesses than Heat or Wash, the most notable of which being the Fire type, which is rather common in the current meta. Since many Pokemon are packing a Fire move as coverage (vs. the likes of Ferrothorn), it's important to know what moves opposing Pokemon might know.

Resist Its Main Moves

Grass/Electric unfortunately does not provide a wide coverage and can rather easily be resisted. Dragon types in particular are recommended to deal with Mow Rotom.

Mow Rotom - Competitive 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 Modest Nature
4Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and HP
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Teach it Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Shadow Ball, and Leaf Storm
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 Mow 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 Our Wild Area Guide Here!

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