Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Rotom location and how to change forms

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Scarlet and Violet Rotom forms

Missing a few Pokémon in your Pokédex? Is one of them the elusive Plasma Pokémon? Here are the Scarlet and Violet Rotom locations, and how to change Rotom forms to fill out your 'dex.

Recently, Rotom has taken on a larger role within the Pokémon franchise. Not only does it inhabit household appliances, but it has become our phone and Pokédex, too. But we also need to find one in the wild if we want a Rotom in our party!

For more Pokemon help, we recommend our guides on how to get Herba Mystica, where you can find Rare Candy, and all the sandwich recipes that you can make at the Picnics for boosts. Stuck in school? No worries - here are all the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet answers and rewards!

How to find a Rotom - Scarlet and Violet Rotom location

It is known that Rotom's enjoy the human presence, and like to hang around anywhere that there is a settlement.

A Rotom location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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In Paldea, they are found around two lighthouses on opposite sides of the region - one at Porto Marinada, and one just outside Levincia. These areas are West Province (Area Two) and East Province (Area Two).

Rotom is a rare spawn, so it may take a while to actually see one. They're only out during the day as well, with nighttime seeing them make way for Ghost-type Pokemon like Shuppet and Ghastly.

In our experience, the cliffside beach to the left of the Levincia bridge is the best place to look. We found a Rotom scaling the cliff as soon as we entered, and noticed another jolt by as we tried to catch the first. They do appear near the ground, too, so this may have been

A Rotom location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to change Rotom forms in Scarlet and Violet

Rotom does not evolve, but it can change forms easily. To do this in Scarlet and Violet, you'll need to visit the Porto Marinada Auction House while your Rotom is in your party.

Then, you should see a vendor selling a Rotom Catalogue - this is the item needed to change Rotom's forms. There is no set way of knowing when it will show up for sale, though, so you may need to keep checking back.

Once you see it for sale, win it by bidding higher than the others, and then get to work. To change Rotom's form, open your bag and go to the Key Items menu.

There, you'll see the Catalogue. It will ask you which item you'd like to order. The following forms come with each item option:

  • Light bulb
    • Basic Rotom form - Electric/Ghost-Type
  • Microwave oven
    • Heat Rotom form - Electric/Fire-Type
  • Washing machine
    • Wash Rotom form - Electric/Water-Type
  • Refrigerator
    • Frost Rotom form - Electric/Ice-Type
  • Electric fan
    • Fan Rotom form - Electric/Flying-Type
  • Lawn mower
    • Mow Rotom form - Electric/Grass-Type

The forms change how Rotom looks, and give it a different secondary type, which means it can learn different moves and change up your party.

Good luck finding a Rotom! If you're stuck trying to fill out your Pokédex, check out our guide on how to evolve Sinistea, where to find a Paldean Tauros, and how to get a Maushold.

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