Wash Rotom - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle | Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Isle of Armor DLC Release Date has been confirmed for June 17th! Check our page for a rush of brand new information, with newly confirmed Pokemon and more!
The Isle of Armor: All New Info
The Crown Tundra: All New Info

Together with the announcement of The Isle of Armor, exciting new events were announced for all players of Sword and Shield!
Galar Starters with Hidden Abilities Free on Pokemon HOME!
Gigantamax Festival: The Biggest Max Raid Event Ever!

Wash Rotom.png

This is a strategy guide for using Wash Rotom in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, Builds, and Held Items to use with Wash Rotom, as well as its strengths and weak points.

Rotom - Related Articles
Pokeball Icon.pngEvolution and Learnset Wash Rotom Icon.pngWash Rotom Moveset Heat Rotom Icon.pngHeat Rotom Moveset Mow Rotom.pngMow Rotom Moveset

Basic Information for Wash Rotom

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Electric Type Water Type
Abilities
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.

Type Defenses

Type
Deals 4x damage
-
Deals 2x damage
Grass Image Ground Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Fire Image Water Image Ice Image Flying Image
Deals 1/4x damage
Steel Image
Deals 0x damage
-

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
50 65 107 105 107 86

Best Nature for Wash Rotom

Best Natures
Timid
+Spd, -Atk
Modest
+SpAtk, -Atk
Bold
+Def, -Atk

Moveset & Best Build for Wash Rotom

Scarf Moveset & Best Build

Nature Modest
EV Spread Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 220 / HP 28 / Def. 4 / Sp.Def. 4
Final Stat Values HP 129 / Def. 128 / Sp.Atk. 172 / Sp.Def. 128 / Spd. 134
Ability Levitate
Held Item Choice Scarf
Moveset Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Hydro Pump
Trick

With a Choice Scarf, Wash Rotom overcomes its middling Speed. It can also use Trick to force tanks to hold the Choice Scarf and diminish their effectiveness.

Volt Switch will allow Wash Rotom to switch out easily, allowing it to serve as a springboard to keep moving forward in a switch-heavy battle.

Other Viable Moves

Shadow Ball A useful counter for Bisharp. A capable attack against a variety of opponents.
Will-o-Wisp It doesn't work well in a Choice Item set, but Will-o-Wisp is always useful for cutting down a Physical Attacker's effectiveness.

Physical Defense Moveset & Best Build

Nature Bold
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 252 / Spd. 4
Final Stat Values HP 157 / Def. 174 / Sp.Atk. 125 / Sp.Def. 127 / Spd. 107
Ability Levitate
Held Item Sitrus Berry
Moveset Hydro Pump
Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Will-o-Wisp

This build takes advantage of Wash Rotom's high Base Defense and good type combination to make it a Physical tank. The Sitrus Berry can remedy its low HP, allowing it to play the waiting game and keep watch on an opponent's strategy.

How to Use Wash Rotom Effectively

Rounds out the team

Wash Rotom has a solid balance of Base Stats and a good type combination, and learns a variety of useful Status Moves. While being a great attacker itself, it can also bear the brunt of opponents' attacks - the variety of possibilities for Wash Rotom keep it a mainstay in competitive play.

Handles a variety of situations with Volt Switch

The move Volt Switch allows Wash Rotom to attack while also switching into a better suited ally. This allows Wash Rotom to respond more easily to a variety of threats posed by its opponents, and allows it to serve as a lubricant for easy access to useful Pokemon in your party.

Counters for Wash Rotom

Pokemon who can nullify Volt Switch

Pokemon who are immune to Electric-type attacks can render Volt Switch unusable, significantly limiting Wash Rotom's potential. However, Ground-type Pokemon will immediately be ousted by Hydro Pump, so it's recommended to use a Pokemon with a resistance to Water-type moves as well.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Lanturn ImageLanturn Ranking: ★★★★★
・Its ability Volt Absorb provides immunity to Electric-type attacks
・It can learn Volt Switch itself to turn the tables
Quagsire ImageQuagsire Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Its Ground typing provides immunity to Electric-type attacks
・Its ability Water Absorb provides immunity to Water-type attacks
Gastrodon ImageGastrodon Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Its Ground typing provides immunity to Electric-type attacks
・Its ability Storm Drain provides immunity to Water-type attacks

Grass-type Pokemon

Grass-type Pokemon can not only deal super effective damage to Wash Rotom, but they can also take its attacks with 1/2x or less damage.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Ferrothorn ImageFerrothorn Ranking: ★★★★★
・Its effectiveness can't be diminished with Will-o-Wisp
・Its high Defense make it a welcome addition to any team
Best Ranked Battle Build for Ferrothorn
Rillaboom ImageRillaboom Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Has a good balance of Base Stats
・Can use the powerful attack Drum Beating
Best Ranked Battle Build for Rillaboom

Related Links

Best Builds for Ranked Battle Partial.pngAll Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle
Movesets & Best Builds for New Pokemon
DragapultDragapult Galarian CorsolaGalarian Corsola ToxtricityToxtricity
Galarian DarmanitanGalarian Darmanitan CorviknightCorviknight DracovishDracovish
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl RillaboomRillaboom DuraludonDuraludon
CinderaceCinderace AlcremieAlcremie DracozoltDracozolt
HattereneHatterene EiscueEiscue InteleonInteleon
PincurchinPincurchin FrosmothFrosmoth ZacianZacian
SirfetchSirfetch'd FlappleFlapple CoalossalCoalossal
CentiskorchCentiskorch
Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
MimikyuMimikyu Wash RotomWash Rotom GyaradosGyarados
FerrothornFerrothorn AegislashAegislash ExcadrillExcadrill
TyranitarTyranitar HydreigonHydreigon Heat RotomHeat Rotom
ArcanineArcanine MamoswineMamoswine ToxapexToxapex
TogekissTogekiss CloysterCloyster DurantDurant
SnorlaxSnorlax CharizardCharizard SylveonSylveon
LucarioLucario HippowdonHippowdon UmbreonUmbreon
ConkeldurrConkeldurr QuagsireQuagsire GastrodonGastrodon
LaprasLapras WhimsicottWhimsicott RhyperiorRhyperior
GoodraGoodra HaxorusHaxorus GlaceonGlaceon
Mow RotomMow Rotom Type: NullType: Null GengarGengar
MiloticMilotic GardevoirGardevoir FlygonFlygon
ChandelureChandelure LanturnLanturn TorkoalTorkoal
BisharpBisharp SeismitoadSeismitoad SilvallySilvally
Butterfree Butterfree PrimarinaPrimarina IncineroarIncineroar
BlastoiseBlastoise DecidueyeDecidueye VenusaurVenusaur
DarmanitanDarmanitan Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales GothitelleGothitelle
CrawdauntCrawdaunt ClefableClefable ReuniclusReuniclus
Kommo-oKommo-o
Movesets & Best Builds for Gigantamax Pokemon
Gigantamax GrimmsnarlGigantamax Grimmsnarl Gigantamax SnorlaxGigantamax Snorlax Gigantamax CharizardGigantamax Charizard
List Of Battle Articles
Tier List.pngTier List Best Builds.pngBest Builds best team.pngBest Teams

Comment

2 Anonymous27 days

>>1 It’s a natural move. Go to remember move guy

1 Commodusabout 2 months

How does Wash Rotom have access to Hydro Pump? By TM it is not possible and I did not find a Pokémon to pair with.

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Wash Rotom - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    • Want: Rowlet or Popplio or any of their evos
      Have: all other starters
      Other Info: if you ask for a pokemon and i dont have an egg for it i will trade you an egg when i get one

    • Want 6iv ditto nonenglish
      Give 6iv ditto english
      Link code 5698
      IGN jordansness

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more