Artwork of Rotom's base form from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Oldest version

GarchompMatt's version (2011)

Newest version

KEKUWEKKA's version (2013)



Rotom is an Electric/Ghost-type Pokémon from the Pokémon series. Although not being able to evolve, Rotom can change its forme and typing by inhabiting certain appliances such as a washing machine, a microwave oven, a lawnmower, a refrigerator, or a motorized fan. It appears at #152 in the Sinnoh Pokédex and #479 in the National Pokédex.

Rotom has the unique ability to enter and possess appliances and any other electrical equipment, mainly to pull practical jokes on unsuspecting people and Pokémon for its own amusement. By possessing certain appliances, Rotom becomes more powerful and gains a move which it wouldn't normally learn, but becomes slower; for example, if Rotom was to possess a washing machine, he would gain the move Hydro Pump.

In M.U.G.E.N, Rotom was made by GarchompMatt and KEKUWEKKA. GarchompMatt's Rotom attacks by morphing its surrounding plasma into different weapons, such as a lance or a wrecking ball, and firing various projectiles that relate to moves it can learn in the Pokémon games, whereas KEKUWEKKA's version attacks the opponent with the spherical appendages it has and does not reference the games in its moveset. Both versions use custom sprites.

GarchompMatt's version


A strange character with no defined play style, making use of only three buttons. Has custom sprites and a moveset inspired by moves Rotom learns in the games.


KEKUWEKKA's version


Not the happiest of characters. Makes use of all six buttons as well as custom sprites, but does not appear to reference the games in its moveset.


See also

  • Omegarotom - A variation of Rotom with its own backstory
  • Pulseman - A character of similar appearance to Rotom