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How to get Rotom in Pokémon Go

In order to fill your Pokédex, you’ll need a Pokémon Go Rotom. Here is how to get your very own electric friend.

Rotom Pokémon Go: a normal form Rotom over a static TV background

Bzzt – get yourself a Pokémon Go Rotom with this hidden quest, only available for a limited time in February 2024. The plasma Pokémon is primarily an electric and ghost-type but has different forms that give it different types based on the design.

As you work to complete your Pokédex, get to know which normal Pokémon are the best and how to counteract any electric Pokémon weaknesses. Plus, here are all the Pokémon Go codes for some extra potions and coins.

How do I get a Pokémon Go Rotom?

To get yourself a Rotom in Pokémon Go, you’re going to have to do something other than walk around outside. Rotom is available as a special encounter during certain quests, usually related to events like the Sinnoh Tour.

Part of the Sinnoh Tour 2024 involved a code that unlocked the quest to get Rotom. The Ghost in the Machine special research quest code is 0HY0UF0UNDM3. However, the event ended on February 25, so the code may not work anymore. If you did unlock the quest, then you can go ahead and grab a Rotom.

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Which Rotom forms are there in Pokémon Go?

The only forms of Rotom available in the game are the normal, Wash, Mow, and Frost forms. These come with different elements – water, grass, and ice, respectively. However, the Wash form was an exclusive in a 2020 event, the Mow form was available in 2022, and the Frost form was the 2023 form. It looks like we’ll need to wait a bit longer to get the heat and fan forms of Rotom in Pokémon Go.

Can you get a shiny Rotom in Pokémon Go?

You can, if you’re lucky, grab a shiny Rotom when you encounter it. The shiny one has a pink body with orange electricity around it, making it a snazzy-looking Pokémon. If you do your Rotom encounter during the Sinnoh Global tour, you will have a slightly higher chance of getting a shiny Rotom.

If you need some more information to help you find and evolve Pokémon, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best Pokémon Go maps for 2024, where to find a Pokémon Go king’s rock, and the current Pokémon Go Plus + price.