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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How to get Rotom

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How to get Rotom in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
How to get Rotom in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Rotom is a an Electric/Ghost-type Pokemon that can transform into various forms which resemble household appliances. This how to Get Rotom guide will tell you how to get this elusive Pokemon and also how to make it change forms.

In order to catch Rotom you will need to access the Old Chateau on the path outside Eterna City. Providing the following conditions have been met, Rotom will appear at the Old Chateau giving you a chance to catch it:

- Defeated the Elite Four and gained the National Pokedex.

- Found an old TV in one of the second floor bedrooms at the Old Chateau. Rotom will possess a TV exclusively at night.

- Initiate an encounter with Rotom by interacting with the old TV.

Once you manage to catch Rotom you will gain an item called the Secret Key which when you return to the Eterna City Galactic HQ can be used to unock the door near the entrance. This will reveal a room where you can find the Rotom Catalog which allows you to swap between Rotom's different forms. You will be able to unlock the following five additonal forms by interacting with the five orange appliances in this room.

Microwave Oven

- Rotom Form: Heat Rotom

- Type: Electric/Fire

- Attack: Overheat

Rotary Fan

- Rotom Form: Fan Rotom

- Type: Electric/Flying

- Attack: Air Slash


- Rotom Form: Frost Rotom

- Type: Electric/Ice

- Attack: Blizzard

Washing Machine

- Rotom Form: Wash Rotom

- Type: Electric/Water

- Attack: Hydro Pump

Lawn Mower

- Rotom Form: Mow Rotom

- Type: Electric/Grass

- Attack: Leaf Storm

Take a look at our How to Complete the Sinnoh Dex to find out how you complete the National Dex.

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