Where to Catch Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

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In Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, Pokemon serve vital functions. Not only are they trust battle companions, they also work side-by-side with humans to get jobs done. One Pokemon who’s service goes above and beyond is Rotom. Rotom is an Electric-type Pokemon that helps power your bike. To get this Pokemon for yourself, consult our where to catch Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield guide below.

Where to Catch Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Image showing the wild Rotom encounter in Pokemon Sword.

Before getting started I need to level with you, Rotom is rare, likely really rare. Serebii.net clocks its spawn rate in at a low 2% and that’s not even taking into account the fact it only spawns during Rainy weather type in the Lake of Outrage Wild Area. So you’re going to need a bit of a luck on hand to catch this Pokemon. With that said here are some things you can do to increase your chances of catching Rotom:

Once your team is ready to go and you have an ample supply of Poke Balls, make your way to the Lake of Outrage on a Rainy day. Here you will want to cross the lake and look in the tall grass by the circle of rocks for Rotom (appears in overworld). Hopefully you run into one and can catch it right away.

Rotom Galar Pokedex Entry

Image showing the Rotom Galar Pokedex Entry.

Rotom is a small Plasma Pokemon that is Ghost/Electric-type. This Pokemon is rather rare and popular. Like other Pokemon in Sword and Shield there is a lot of luck to catching this Pokemon. The Galar region Pokedex entry for Rotom is as follows:

One boy’s invention led to the development of many different machines that take advantage of Rotom’s unique capabilities.


That’s all you need to know to catch Rotom in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. As mentioned above this Pokemon is very, very rare, so it may take you a bit of time to track it down. Alternatively since I lucked out and found one right away I’ve left it at the breeder with Ditto and am open to trading with you if you wish. Leave a comment with what you can offer.

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6 responses

  1. Anasazi says:

    I would love a Rotom! I could give you a Jangmo-o or what you would like.

  2. Daniel says:

    Anyone want to trade a Scorbunny for Sobble or I’ll trade a rotom for Sobble

  3. Carla says:

    I could give you my Toxcicity for the Rotom? If not, name your price and I’ll do my best to meet it. I have Pokemon shield and a few pokemon!

  4. Taryn says:

    I’ve spent days looking for a Rotom, would love to trade, what are you looking for in terms of trading?
    Thank you, in advance

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