Rotom Bike

The Rotom Bike (Japanese: ロトムじてんしゃ Rotom Bike) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VIII.

Rotom Bike
Rotom Bike
Bag Rotom Bike Sprite.pngBag Rotom Bike Water Mode Sprite.png
Rotom Bike
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A N/A


The Rotom Bike allows the player to travel faster on land. After being upgraded with Water Mode, it also allows them to ride on water.

In The Isle of Armor, the player can also change their bike's appearance to a "Sparkling White" or "Glistening Black" design, both of which come with particle effects resembling Shiny Pokémon and fully upgraded speed. The player can switch between the base Water Mode and the two alternatives at any time.


Games Description
SwSh Land Mode: This bike can be combined with the Pokémon Rotom to use a turbo boost.
Water Mode: This bike can be combined with the Pokémon Rotom to not only do a turbo boost but also run on the water.
Sparkling White: This bike can do a turbo boost and run on the water using Rotom's power. It's a sparkling white that shines brilliantly.
Glistening Black: This bike can do a turbo boost and run on the water using Rotom's power. It's a glistening black that shines reddish-black.


Games Method
SwSh Land Mode: Route 5 (from a Doctor after defeating the Team Yell Grunts harassing him)
Water Mode: Route 9 (from the Doctor after driving off the Team Yell Grunts, after defeating Hop in Circhester)
SwShIA Sparkling White/Glistening Black Fields of Honor (from the Bike Lady near the Master Dojo)


Rotom Bike Water Mode


Sparkling White Glistening Black

In the manga

Rotom Bike in Pokémon Adventures
Rotom Bike Water Mode in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

In Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, Henry was revealed to have obtained a Rotom Bike from a man after dealing with the Team Yell Grunts who had been causing him trouble.

In Swaying!! Murky Memories, Casey was revealed to have upgraded Henry's Rotom Bike to make it able to travel on water, allowing him to cross Circhester Bay with it.

In the TCG

Rotom Bike in the TCG
Main article: Rotom Bike (Sword & Shield 181)

Rotom Bike was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese V Starter Set Lightning. It later appeared in the Japanese Sword expansion before debuting in English in the Sword & Shield expansion, with artwork by 5ban Graphics. It allows the player to draw cards until they have six in their hand, then their turn ends.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 洛托姆自行車 Loktokmóuh Jihhàhngchē
Mandarin 洛托姆自行車 / 洛托姆自行车 Luòtuōmǔ Zìxíngchē
  French Moticyclette
  German Rotom-Rad
  Italian Bici Rotom
  Korean 로토무자전거 Rotomu Jajeon-geo
  Brazilian Portuguese Bicicleta Rotom
  Spanish Bici Rotom

See also

  This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.