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How to Change Rotom Forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Transform your Pokemon into a literal fridge.

by Meg Bethany Koepp
How to Get All Rotom Forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Introduced in Gen 4, Rotom, also known as the Plasma Pokemon, is one of the more popular entries in the Pokedex due to its ability to switch into multiple forms that resemble home appliances. This feature has been brought over to the Paldea region and if you’re wanting to customize yours, here’s everything you need to know about how to change Rotom Forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Switch Rotom Forms

First things first – you need to have completed the Cascarrafa Gym Test to unlock Auctions. For a step-by-step walkthrough, head on over to our Cascarrafa Gym Test Kofu’s Wallet guide.

How to Get the Rotom Catalog in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Buying Rotom Catalog in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Check every day until it appears in the auction.
(Credit: The Pokemon Company / Game Freak)

To change Rotom’s form, you need to bid on and win the Rotom Catalog. It shows up at one of the vendor’s stalls randomly and you’ll have to reign victorious over two other Trainers in a bidding war if you want to be its new owner. Just keep selecting the lowest price until they give up and you win it.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Get The Lucky Egg

How to Use the Rotom Catalog in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Rotom Catalog in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
You’ll find it in your Key Items.
(Credit: The Pokemon Company / Game Freak)

With the Rotom Catalog in hand, make sure you have your Rotom in your Party. Then open your Bag and tab over to Key Items. Click on the Catalog and you’ll be asked which form you want the Pokemon to take on in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Lightbulb – original Rotom form, Electric/Ghost-type
  • Microwave oven – Heat Rotom, Electric/Fire-type
  • Washing machine – Wash Rotom, Electric/Water-type
  • Refrigerator – Frost Rotom, Electric/Ice-type
  • Electric fan – Fan Rotom, Electric/Flying-type
  • Lawn mower – Mow Rotom, Electric/Grass-type

You can see all of the forms in the slideshow below (click the arrows to cycle through):

  • Heat Rotom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Wash Rotom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Frost Rotom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Fan Rotom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Mow Rotom in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Simply make your choice and then click on the Pokemon in your Party and voila! You can switch Rotom’s form at any time by using the Rotom Catalog.