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

Our Tier List is up to date with the latest rules for Ranked Battle Series 10!

Sign Up for the New Online Competition! HOT

Ranked Battle Series 11 Announced! HOT

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
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Electric Type Pokemon Sword and Shield - Water Type
Abilities
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.

Type Defenses

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

Singles Movesets for Wash Rotom

Scarf Moveset & Best Build

Scarf Wash Rotom.png

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.
Discharge A stronger alternative to Thunderbolt although you are sacrificing accuracy.

Physical Defense Moveset & Best Build

Physical Defense Wash Rotom.png

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

Other Viable Moves

Discharge A stronger alternative to Thunderbolt although you are sacrificing accuracy.

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

Wash Rotom
Weakness Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Ground Image

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

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Best Builds for Ranked Battle

All Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle

Competitive Guides for Pokemon Sword and Shield

Competitive Pokemon Battle Guides
Pokemon SWSH - Tier ListTier List Pokemon SWSH - Best BuildsBest Builds Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ranked Battle Series 10 Contenders.pngSeries 10 List of Contenders
Pokemon SWSH - Doubles Tier ListDoubles Tier List Pokemon SWSH - Competitive Team BuildingTeam Building Pokemon SWSH - Rental TeamsRental Teams

Best Builds for Returning Pokemon

Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
Pokemon SWSH - Mimikyu Best BuildsMimikyu Pokemon SWSH - Wash Rotom Best BuildsWash Rotom Pokemon SWSH - Gyarados Best BuildsGyarados
Pokemon SWSH - Ferrothorn Best BuildsFerrothorn Pokemon SWSH - Aegislash Best BuildsAegislash Pokemon SWSH - Excadrill Best BuildsExcadrill
Pokemon SWSH - Tyranitar Best BuildsTyranitar Pokemon SWSH - Hydreigon Best BuildsHydreigon Pokemon SWSH - Heat Rotom Best BuildsHeat Rotom
Pokemon SWSH - Arcanine Best BuildsArcanine Pokemon SWSH - Mamoswine Best BuildsMamoswine Pokemon SWSH - Toxapex Best BuildsToxapex
Pokemon SWSH - Togekiss Best BuildsTogekiss Pokemon SWSH - Cloyster Best BuildsCloyster Pokemon SWSH - Durant Best BuildsDurant
Pokemon SWSH - Snorlax Best BuildsSnorlax Pokemon SWSH - Charizard Best BuildsCharizard Pokemon SWSH - Sylveon Best BuildsSylveon
Pokemon SWSH - Lucario Best BuildsLucario Pokemon SWSH - Hippowdon Best BuildsHippowdon Pokemon SWSH - Umbreon Best BuildsUmbreon
Pokemon SWSH - Conkeldurr Best BuildsConkeldurr Pokemon SWSH - Quagsire Best BuildsQuagsire Pokemon SWSH - Gastrodon Best BuildsGastrodon
Pokemon SWSH - Lapras Best BuildsLapras Pokemon SWSH - Whimsicott Best BuildsWhimsicott Pokemon SWSH - Rhyperior Best BuildsRhyperior
Pokemon SWSH - Goodra Best BuildsGoodra Pokemon SWSH - Haxorus Best BuildsHaxorus Pokemon SWSH - Glaceon Best BuildsGlaceon
Pokemon SWSH - Mow Rotom Best BuildsMow Rotom Pokemon SWSH - Type: Null Best BuildsType: Null Pokemon SWSH - Gengar Best BuildsGengar
Pokemon SWSH - Milotic Best BuildsMilotic Pokemon SWSH - Gardevoir Best BuildsGardevoir Pokemon SWSH - Flygon Best BuildsFlygon
Pokemon SWSH - Chandelure Best BuildsChandelure Pokemon SWSH - Lanturn Best BuildsLanturn Pokemon SWSH - Torkoal Best BuildsTorkoal
Pokemon SWSH - Bisharp Best BuildsBisharp Pokemon SWSH - Seismitoad Best BuildsSeismitoad Pokemon SWSH - Silvally Best BuildsSilvally
Pokemon SWSH - Butterfree  Best BuildsButterfree Pokemon SWSH - Primarina Best BuildsPrimarina Pokemon SWSH - Incineroar Best BuildsIncineroar
Pokemon SWSH - Blastoise Best BuildsBlastoise Pokemon SWSH - Decidueye Best BuildsDecidueye Pokemon SWSH - Venusaur Best BuildsVenusaur
Pokemon SWSH - Darmanitan Best BuildsDarmanitan Pokemon SWSH - Alolan Ninetales Best BuildsAlolan Ninetales Pokemon SWSH - Gothitelle Best BuildsGothitelle
Pokemon SWSH - Crawdaunt Best BuildsCrawdaunt Pokemon SWSH - Clefable Best BuildsClefable Pokemon SWSH - Reuniclus Best BuildsReuniclus
Pokemon SWSH - Kommo-o Best BuildsKommo-o Pokemon SWSH - Terrakion Best BuildsTerrakion Pokemon SWSH - Cobalion Best BuildsCobalion
Pokemon SWSH - Virizion Best BuildsVirizion Pokemon SWSH - Noivern Best BuildsNoivern Pokemon SWSH - Fan Rotom Best BuildsFan Rotom
Pokemon SWSH - Toxicroak Best BuildsToxicroak Pokemon SWSH - Pelipper Best BuildsPelipper Pokemon SWSH - Jellicent Best BuildsJellicent
Pokemon SWSH - Celebi Best BuildsCelebi Pokemon SWSH - Clefairy Best BuildsClefairy Pokemon SWSH - Hitmontop Best BuildsHitmontop
Pokemon SWSH - Diggersby Best BuildsDiggersby Pokemon SWSH - Ditto Best BuildsDitto Pokemon SWSH - Raichu Best BuildsRaichu
Pokemon SWSH - Hawlucha Best BuildsHawlucha Pokemon SWSH - Shiftry Best BuildsShiftry
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Best Builds for Ranked Battle All Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle ## Competitive Guides for Pokemon Sword and Shield
Competitive Pokemon Battle Guides
Pokemon SWSH - Tier ListTier List Pokemon SWSH - Best BuildsBest Builds Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ranked Battle Series 10 Contenders.pngSeries 10 List of Contenders
Pokemon SWSH - Doubles Tier ListDoubles Tier List Pokemon SWSH - Competitive Team BuildingTeam Building Pokemon SWSH - Rental TeamsRental Teams

Best Builds for Returning Pokemon

Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
Pokemon SWSH - Mimikyu Best BuildsMimikyu Pokemon SWSH - Wash Rotom Best BuildsWash Rotom Pokemon SWSH - Gyarados Best BuildsGyarados
Pokemon SWSH - Ferrothorn Best BuildsFerrothorn Pokemon SWSH - Aegislash Best BuildsAegislash Pokemon SWSH - Excadrill Best BuildsExcadrill
Pokemon SWSH - Tyranitar Best BuildsTyranitar Pokemon SWSH - Hydreigon Best BuildsHydreigon Pokemon SWSH - Heat Rotom Best BuildsHeat Rotom
Pokemon SWSH - Arcanine Best BuildsArcanine Pokemon SWSH - Mamoswine Best BuildsMamoswine Pokemon SWSH - Toxapex Best BuildsToxapex
Pokemon SWSH - Togekiss Best BuildsTogekiss Pokemon SWSH - Cloyster Best BuildsCloyster Pokemon SWSH - Durant Best BuildsDurant
Pokemon SWSH - Snorlax Best BuildsSnorlax Pokemon SWSH - Charizard Best BuildsCharizard Pokemon SWSH - Sylveon Best BuildsSylveon
Pokemon SWSH - Lucario Best BuildsLucario Pokemon SWSH - Hippowdon Best BuildsHippowdon Pokemon SWSH - Umbreon Best BuildsUmbreon
Pokemon SWSH - Conkeldurr Best BuildsConkeldurr Pokemon SWSH - Quagsire Best BuildsQuagsire Pokemon SWSH - Gastrodon Best BuildsGastrodon
Pokemon SWSH - Lapras Best BuildsLapras Pokemon SWSH - Whimsicott Best BuildsWhimsicott Pokemon SWSH - Rhyperior Best BuildsRhyperior
Pokemon SWSH - Goodra Best BuildsGoodra Pokemon SWSH - Haxorus Best BuildsHaxorus Pokemon SWSH - Glaceon Best BuildsGlaceon
Pokemon SWSH - Mow Rotom Best BuildsMow Rotom Pokemon SWSH - Type: Null Best BuildsType: Null Pokemon SWSH - Gengar Best BuildsGengar
Pokemon SWSH - Milotic Best BuildsMilotic Pokemon SWSH - Gardevoir Best BuildsGardevoir Pokemon SWSH - Flygon Best BuildsFlygon
Pokemon SWSH - Chandelure Best BuildsChandelure Pokemon SWSH - Lanturn Best BuildsLanturn Pokemon SWSH - Torkoal Best BuildsTorkoal
Pokemon SWSH - Bisharp Best BuildsBisharp Pokemon SWSH - Seismitoad Best BuildsSeismitoad Pokemon SWSH - Silvally Best BuildsSilvally
Pokemon SWSH - Butterfree  Best BuildsButterfree Pokemon SWSH - Primarina Best BuildsPrimarina Pokemon SWSH - Incineroar Best BuildsIncineroar
Pokemon SWSH - Blastoise Best BuildsBlastoise Pokemon SWSH - Decidueye Best BuildsDecidueye Pokemon SWSH - Venusaur Best BuildsVenusaur
Pokemon SWSH - Darmanitan Best BuildsDarmanitan Pokemon SWSH - Alolan Ninetales Best BuildsAlolan Ninetales Pokemon SWSH - Gothitelle Best BuildsGothitelle
Pokemon SWSH - Crawdaunt Best BuildsCrawdaunt Pokemon SWSH - Clefable Best BuildsClefable Pokemon SWSH - Reuniclus Best BuildsReuniclus
Pokemon SWSH - Kommo-o Best BuildsKommo-o Pokemon SWSH - Terrakion Best BuildsTerrakion Pokemon SWSH - Cobalion Best BuildsCobalion
Pokemon SWSH - Virizion Best BuildsVirizion Pokemon SWSH - Noivern Best BuildsNoivern Pokemon SWSH - Fan Rotom Best BuildsFan Rotom
Pokemon SWSH - Toxicroak Best BuildsToxicroak Pokemon SWSH - Pelipper Best BuildsPelipper Pokemon SWSH - Jellicent Best BuildsJellicent
Pokemon SWSH - Celebi Best BuildsCelebi Pokemon SWSH - Clefairy Best BuildsClefairy Pokemon SWSH - Hitmontop Best BuildsHitmontop
Pokemon SWSH - Diggersby Best BuildsDiggersby Pokemon SWSH - Ditto Best BuildsDitto Pokemon SWSH - Raichu Best BuildsRaichu
Pokemon SWSH - Hawlucha Best BuildsHawlucha Pokemon SWSH - Shiftry Best BuildsShiftry

    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

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top