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

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Basic Information for Fan Rotom

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Electric Type Pokemon Sword and Shield - Flying Type
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.

Fan Rotom Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Rock Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Ground Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

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

Best Nature for Fan Rotom

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

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Fan Rotom

Nasty Plot Moveset & Best Build

Nasty Plot Fan Rotom.png

Nature Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / SpAtk 100 / Spd 156
Can outspeed Cinderace after 1 Max Airstream
Final Stat Values HP 157 / Def 127 / SpAtk 151 / SpDef 127 / Spd 126
Ability Levitate
Held Item Sitrus Berry
Moveset Rising Voltage
Air Slash
Nasty Plot

Nasty Plot Powers Up Max Airstream

This build assumes you'll be dynamaxing Fan Rotom. After using Nasty Plot and dynamaxing, Fan Rotom can raise its speed with Max Airstream while causing massive damage. As this build has EVs put into defense and speed, it becomes easier to set up Nasty Plot and hit hard with Electric and Flying-type moves.

Strong Even After Dynamax Ends

With the Isle of Armor DLC came some new moves, including Rising Voltage. While dynamaxed it has high power, but if you set up Electric Terrain, its power will double outside of dynamax. Increasing Fan Rotoms speed with Max Airstream beforehand will give you the edge and you can waste your opponent's dynamax with Substitute.

Other Viable Moves

Dark Pulse Gives Fan Rotom a wider variety of counters.
Thunderbolt For when you want to safely deal consistent damage outside of dynamax.

Tank Moveset & Best Build

Tank Fan Rotom.png

EV Spread HP 252 / Def 252 / Spd 4
Final Stat Values HP 157 / Def 174 / SpAtk 125 / SpDef 127 / Spd 107
Ability Levitate
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Air Slash
Volt Switch

Cut Physical Attackers Strength With Will-o-Wisp

This build focuses on bulking up Fan Rotom to withstand its opponents. With EVs in HP and defense and using Will-o-Wisp to take down your opponent's attack, Fan Rotom becomes able to survive against a wider variety of Pokemon. Adding in Leftovers to slowly recover its HP over time, Fan Rotom becomes great for taking on physical attackers.

Other Viable Moves

Discharge An alternative to Thunderbolt. If you want to try and paralyze your opponents go with this.
Substitute Can replace an Electric-type attack. After burning an opponent they will have trouble breaking through the substitute.

How to Use Fan Rotom Effectively

Go All Out With Max Airstream

Fan Rotom comes with an advantageous dual Electric and Flying-type giving it access to plenty of good STAB moves. Not many Pokemon can defend from both types so Fan Rotom is great at speeding itself up with Max Airstream and taking them down.

Also Good At Tanking

Like other Rotom variations, Fan Rotom comes with well balanced base stats making it good at taking hits from other Pokemon. Fan Rotom specifically only has 2 weaknesses and has 6 resistances allowing it to support many teams.

Counters for Fan Rotom

Fan Rotom
Weakness Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Rock Image

Use Pokemon That Resist Electric or Flying

When it comes to Pokemon that resist Electric or Flying-type moves, Fan Rotom is at a clear disadvantage, and it is easily taken down by those that can pierce its 2 weaknesses. However due to its ability to boost its damage with Nasty Plot, its best to bring a Pokemon with an Assault Vest to safely go up against it.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Pokemon SWSH - Nihilego ImageNihilego Ranking:★★★★★
・High Speed and Special Defense makes it favorable to trade with Fan Rotom
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Pokemon SWSH - Rhyperior ImageRhyperior Ranking:★★★★★
・Resists Electric and Flying-type moves
・Gets STAB with Rock-type moves
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Pokemon SWSH - Tyranitar ImageTyranitar Ranking:★★★★★
・Resists Electric and Flying-type moves
・Has high special defense and gets STAB with Rock-type moves
Tyranitar - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Pokemon SWSH - Heat Rotom ImageHeat Rotom Ranking:★★★★☆
・Resists Electric and Flying-type moves
・Has high defense and is unaffected by Will-o-Wisp
Heat Rotom - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Pokemon SWSH - Arctozolt ImageArctozolt Ranking:★★★★☆
・Resists Electric and Flying-type moves
・Gets STAB with Ice-type moves
Arctozolt - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

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