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Elio using the Rotom Pokédex

The Rotom Pokédex (Japanese: ロトム図鑑 Rotom illustrated encyclopedia), also known as the Rotom Dex, is an electronic device found in Alola. It is a Pokédex that is enhanced after being possessed by a Rotom. It appears in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. This special Pokédex is said to be rare, even in the Alola region. While inside the Pokédex, Rotom can speak with the player. It is given to the player by Professor Kukui.

In addition to functioning as a regular Pokédex, the Rotom Pokédex also has other features for the player to use.

Contents

Functions

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Rotom Pokédex appears on the bottom screen, displaying a map of the area the player is currently in. By tapping the screen, the player can access a variety of functions:

  • When the player taps the center of the map, Rotom repeats its most recent suggestion on where to go next.
  • When the player taps the map outside the center, the full map function opens, acting in a similar way to the Town Map in previous games.
  • When the player taps the black bridge between Rotom's eyes, the Pokédex function opens.
  • When the player taps either of Rotom's eyes or the red part of its body, Rotom will shake and react in a variety of ways.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex gains more features, upgrades, and different personalities depending on how the player responds to it.

  • The player can bond with the Rotom Pokédex in order to unlock new features, such as the Rotom Powers and Z-Rotom Power.
  • The Rotom Dex gains its own form of Affection as the player starts talking to it or otherwise interacting with it, gaining a heart with each interaction.
  • Every ten minutes, the Rotom Dex will get a sad look. Tapping it at that point will cause it to react and gain a heart; it may also ready the Roto Loto or ask the player questions. Answering these questions gives Rotom a heart and may ready the Roto Loto. Rotom will also ask questions at certain story intervals, and upon reaching Poni Island, every interaction that produces a heart will guarantee the readying of the Roto Loto.
  • Taking a photo when prompted by Rotom following the evolution of a Pokémon will ready the Roto Loto, and taking some actions after becoming Champion (such as surfing on Mantine) has a chance of readying the Roto Loto.
  • Rotom Dex can give the player a nickname depending on their choice. These nicknames may be Roto-(first character in player's name), Roto Jr., or Master.
  • The personality of the Rotom Dex can be influenced in three different ways: Defeating many Pokémon will result in Rotom having an aggressive demeanor; using Pokémon Refresh often will give Rotom a more playful personality; and visiting Pokémon Centers often will make Rotom more easy going.
  • Rotom Dex can give the player bits of information and advice about game features. The advice given changes depending on how much the player responds to the Rotom Dex.

Pokédex

Main article: Pokédex → Functions → Entries → Generation VII

The Rotom Pokédex's primary function is a fully featured Pokédex. The player can browse and search Pokémon species, view data about them, and look up their habitats. The Pokédex can also produce QR Codes for the QR Scanner for most registered Pokémon. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a Pokémon that can only be encountered in an SOS Battle will have a picture of an Adrenaline Orb next to its location markers when the map is zoomed in.

Map

When the Rotom Pokédex is idle, the screen usually shows a map. In this view, the map stays centered on the player's immediate area. The player's location is marked by a smiley face icon, with an arrow indicating the direction the player is facing. If the player is inside a building or certain locations (such as Ten Carat Hill), however, the map will remain stationary no matter where the player moves and will not display a directional arrow. During the main story, a red flag may also appear, indicating a place the player is supposed to go.

If the player taps the map, the screen's view broadens to show a larger map akin to Town Maps in other games. In this broader view, the top screen shows an overview of the whole Alola region, while the bottom screen focuses on an individual island. If the player moves the map's cursor over different areas on the island, the top screen will show a snapshot of the area, a description of the area, and a list of landmarks within it. The player can scroll between the islands using the L and R Buttons and can zoom in using the Y Button. This view also marks the location of any Pokémon Center the player has visited with an icon.

The broad map is also used when the player uses Charizard Glide. In this mode, all places that the player can fly to are marked by wing icons.

The island maps (from the lower screen of the broad map) are also used when the player views a Pokémon's habitat from its Pokédex entry.

Poké Finder

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Selene using the Poké Finder

The Poké Finder (Japanese: ポケファインダー Poké Finder) function allows players to take pictures of Pokémon in locations where the icon on the player's bottom screen turns into that of a camera. It can be activated by pressing the R button or tapping the camera icon in those select locations. Pictures are then evaluated with a "Thumbs-Up" score. Pokémon found through the Poké Finder will be registered as seen in the Pokédex.

Upgrades

Upon taking pictures, the player is awarded with a "Thumbs-up" score, which is then added to the total number of "Thumbs-Ups" the player has earned over time. As the total number increases, new versions of the Poké Finder can be unlocked as follows:

  • Version 1: Default version.
  • Version 2: Unlocks at 1,500 Thumbs-Up. Adds the ability to zoom.
  • Version 3: Unlocks at 10,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds additional zoom.
  • Version 4: Unlocks at 100,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds maximum zoom.
  • Version 5: Unlocks at 1,500,000 Thumbs-Up. Adds the ability to call Pokémon over to the player. A stamp is added to the player's Passport.


Photo Locations

Pictures can only be taken at specific locations, each of which features its own set of available Pokémon. The Pokémon that can be encountered vary with the time of day.

Island Location Poké Finder location Pokémon
Melemele Island Hau'oli City (Shopping District) At a chipped wall to the east, next to the Tourist Bureau PikachuGrowlitheDunsparceUSUMRockruffDayMeowthNight
Hau'oli City (Beachfront) On a dark patch of sand at the southeast of the beach WingullPelipperDrifloonMurkrowNightUSUM
Hau'oli Cemetery In front of the grave at the northeast corner of the cemetery PikipekDayFurfrouDayUSUMZubatNightGastlyNight
Melemele Meadow On the cliff farthest west CutieflyOricorioFlabébéUSUMFloetteUSUM
Kala'e Bay In the water, on the far east next to a fishing spot SlowpokeCorsolaDugtrioSmoochumUSUM
Akala Island Pikachu ValleyUSUM In front of the lake in Pikachu Valley Pikachu
Brooklet Hill On the southern shore of the second lake from the Route 5 entrance, next to a large rock and a waterfall PsyduckUSUMPoliwagPolitoedDewpiderDaySurskitNight
Paniola Ranch Next to the fence close to the Route 5 entrance EeveeMareepUSUMLillipupEspeonDayUmbreonNight
Royal Avenue At the ring of flower bushes, at the southernmost bush JigglypuffUSUMButterfreeDayOricorioNight
Wela Volcano Park East side of the volcano (next to the most "charming" Seismic Sister), north on the east ledge CuboneMagbyUSUMSalanditFletchlingTalonflameDay
Route 8 Under the support beams of the Aether Foundation building RattataNightYungoosDayCrabrawlerStuffulUSUM
Lush Jungle West area, northwest of the grass patch KecleonUSUMComfeyGoodraParasDayBounsweetDayMorelullNightFomantisNight
Ula'ula Island Mount Hokulani On the cliff north of the southernmost grassy area BeldumMetangElgyemUSUMClefairyNightClefableNightMagnezoneNight
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site) In front of the boxes north of the entrance GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetUSUMMimikyu
Blush Mountain In front of the fence west of the Geothermal Power Plant TogedemaruMagnetonElekidPorygon-ZDedenneUSUM
Route 13 East of the man with the ProbopassSM/GastrodonUSUM GibleSandileFlygonTrapinchUSUM
Ula'ula Meadow On the walkway after the first turn from the south OricorioLedianDayAriadosNightFloetteUSUMFlorgesUSUM
Mount Lanakila At an inlet on the east side of the road to the Pokémon League VanilliteVanillishAbsolDayGlalieDayUSUMFroslassNightSneaselNight
Poni Island Vast Poni Canyon In the middle of the first bridge Jangmo-oHakamo-oGigalithLucarioMienshaoUSUM
Poni Meadow West of the tree at the water RibombeeDayMismagiusNightUSUMOricorioDragonite
Poni Coast On the little hill close to the Poni Plains entrance BewearFearowLickitungUSUM
 

Roto Loto

Roto Loto is a feature that only appears in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

It is unlocked after visiting the Pokémon Center on Route 2. Roto Loto allows the player to obtain items called Rotom Powers, which can be used to provide boosts similar to the Pass Powers from Generation V and O-Powers from Generation VI.

The feature can be activated by tapping on Rotom's eyes once it starts to glow gold, which can occur at random times between 10-20 minute intervals. Its eyes can also glow by tapping on Rotom if it has a sad look on its face. Once the player reaches Poni Island, the player can also activate Roto Loto by interacting with Rotom or answering its questions. After becoming the Champion, the Rotom Dex will activate Roto Loto if certain requests are fulfilled, such as after Mantine Surfing or Ultra Warp Riding.

Rotom will automatically use several Rotom Powers during the course of the story: Roto Experience when arriving at Melemele Meadow to retrieve Nebby, Roto Hatch after obtaining the Eevee Egg at Paniola Ranch, and Roto Prize Money when first passing through Route 11.

Rotom Powers

Name Description Rarity
Bag Roto Bargain Sprite.png Roto Bargain Reduces the prices of products at Poké Marts by half. Rare
Bag Roto Boost Sprite.png Roto Boost Raises all stats of your battling Pokémon. Rare
Bag Roto Catch Sprite.png Roto Catch Increases the chance to catch Pokémon a lot. Rare
Bag Roto Encounter Sprite.png Roto Encounter Increases the chance of encountering high-level wild Pokémon a lot for a certain period of time. Uncommon
Bag Roto Exp. Points Sprite.png Roto Exp. Points Increases the Exp. Points your Pokémon receive after a battle a little. Rare
Bag Roto Friendship Sprite.png Roto Friendship Helps Pokémon in your party grow friendly faster. Common
Bag Roto HP Restore Sprite.png Roto HP Restore Fully restores the HP of your battling Pokémon. Rare
Bag Roto Hatch Sprite.png Roto Hatch Helps Eggs hatch faster. Uncommon
Bag Roto HP Restore Sprite.png Roto PP Restore Fully restores the PP of your battling Pokémon. Common
Bag Roto Prize Money Sprite.png Roto Prize Money Triples the prize money you receive after a battle. Uncommon
Bag Roto Stealth Sprite.png Roto Stealth Prevent you from encountering wild Pokémon for a certain period of time. Common

Z-Rotom Power

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex gains this ability from when the player reaches maximum affection with Rotom. When a Rotom Power is used during or outside of battle, the Rotom Dex will assist the player by allowing a Z-Move to be used again for a second time during the battle.

Quotes

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Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokédex evaluation

Alola Pokédex

Magearna never counts toward the total registered count in evaluations of the Alola Pokédex.

  • 1-39 Pokémon:
"If you wanna fill up that Alola Pokédex, it wouldn't be a bad idea to trade Pokémon with some friends, zzt-zzt!"
  • 40-79 Pokémon:
"Battling lots of different Trainers is one way to encounter different Pokémon for your 'Dex, zzt-zzzzt!"
  • 80-119 Pokémon:
"Some Pokémon you'll only find if you really get into the nitty-gritty of Alola life! Zzzt! Like gathering Berriezzz or hatching Eggzzz, you know?"
  • 120-159 Pokémon:
"Mm-hmm! That'zzz my little trooper! You've managed to meet plenty of Pokémon here in Alola, haven't you, big boy/clever girl? Zzz-zzzzt!"
  • 160-209 Pokémon:
"I'll tell you a secret: in some places, you can meet totally different Pokémon at night than during the day! Zzrrrt!"
  • 210-259 Pokémon:
"Kzzzzrrt?! You've met this many Pokémon?! I knew I picked a good Trainer! Zzt-zzt!"
  • 260-299 Pokémon:
"What the zzzt?! You're so close! So close to completing the Alola Pokédex! Lookzzz like a completed Pokédex might not just be a dream for you, kid! I knew you could do it!"
  • 300 Pokémon:
"Zzzzrrrttt!!! Kzzt! Kzzt! Kzzrrrttt! You've done it, kid... You've really gone and done it! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzzt-zzt! You met every last Pokémon that livezzz in the Alola region! I thank my lucky circuits that I wazzz here in this 'Dex to meet all these different Pokémon and share all these great adventurezzz with you, partner! Congratulations to you, kid. You really deserve them!"
Melemele Pokédex
  • 1-29 Pokémon:
"Dive right into the tall grass wherever you find it and dive right into fantastic new Pokémon encounterzzz!"
  • 30-59 Pokémon:
"Even Pokémon love the big city life sometimezzz… Kick around in Hau'oli City's grass patches to find 'em!"
  • 60-89 Pokémon:
"Whole meadowzzz of flowers are pretty rare in Alola… Maybe there are some rare Pokémon in them, too!"
  • 90-119 Pokémon:
"Zzzzmmm! You're getting really close, big boy/clever girl! You've nearly completed the Melemele Pokédex!"
  • 120 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Melemele!"
Akala Pokédex
  • 1-34 Pokémon:
"It'zzz your second Island Pokédex! There are so many new Pokémon to discover!"
  • 35-69 Pokémon:
"Akala Island hazzz plenty of fishing spots to check out. And some Pokémon you'll only find by fishing 'em up!"
  • 70-104 Pokémon:
"If you ride on Lapras's back, you can cast your rod while you cruizzze around on the water. Juzzzt don't drop me!"
  • 105-129 Pokémon:
"One last push and your Akala Pokédex will be complete! Don't give up now, partner! Zzt-zzt!"
  • 130 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Akala!"
Ula'ula Pokédex
  • 1-34 Pokémon:
"Now we turn to the Ula'ula Pokédex! There are still lotzzz of Pokémon you haven't seen yet!"
  • 35-69 Pokémon:
"Some Pokémon evolve based on different conditionszzz, like where they are or even what time it izzz…don't you know?"
  • 70-104 Pokémon:
"There are lotzzz of Pokémon in Haina Desert that you can't meet anywhere else in Alola, kiddo! No escapin' it!"
  • 105-129 Pokémon:
"Did you know that there are some Pokémon out there that only live around Mount Hokulani? Zzzmmm?"
  • 130 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Ula'ula!"
Poni Pokédex
  • 1-? Pokémon:
"You can find lotzzz of big Pokémon on Poni Island… Bigger than the onezzz you find on other islands!"
  • 30-49 Pokémon:
"I heard there's a Pokémon that evolves if it feelzzz friendly toward you. I like you plenty. Where'zzz my evolution, huh?"
  • 50-74 Pokémon:
"If you wanna complete your Pokédex, you'll eventually have to battle the Land Spirit Pokémon in the ruinzzz. You did know that, right? Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 75-99 Pokémon:
"So, if there'zzz another world out there that looks just like this one but it izzzn't this one... then would the Pokémon that live there be kind of like the onezzz in this world…but a little different?"
  • 100 Pokémon:
"Congratulationzzz, bucko! You did it! You met all the Pokémon to be found on Poni!"

Registration quotes

When the player registers a Pokémon in the Pokédex, Rotom will make certain comments depending on how the Pokémon was obtained or what kind of Pokémon it is. Some comments may be overridden by others, such as the comment for completing a page, which usually supersedes other comments.

  • For caught Pokémon:
"Why don't you check out just what kind of Pokémon it izzz that you caught, pal?"
  • For evolved Pokémon:
"Why don't you check out what kind of new Pokémon your pal evolved into, eh, bucko? Zz-zz-zz!"
  • For Pokémon hatched from an Egg:
"Ooh, why don't you see what kind of Pokémon wazzz born from that Egg, kiddo?"
"Hey! Let'zzz check out what kind of Pokémon it is!"
  • For the first Pokémon registered after meeting Rotom:
"Congratzzz! You registered a Pokémon in your Pokédex. It'zzz a red-letter day...and I'm about as red as anything!"
  • For registering all Pokémon on a single page:
"Hot diggity! Look at you—you're on fire, partner! You've filled in all the Pokémon on a single page! It's like we're playing bingo over here! Zz-zz-zz!"
"Zzzrt! You registered a Land Spirit Pokémon! If I were you, I'd check it out at once!"
"Zzzrt! You registered a Legendary Pokémon! That's, well, legendary! Let'zzz check it out!"
"Zzzrt?! It'zzz an unidentified Pokémon! Go check it out quick!"
"Zzzrt?! This Pokémon... I don’t even know how to describe it... But my circuitzzz are tingling!"
"Zzzrk?! Wait... Izzz that— Izzz that a Mythical Pokémon?!"
Progress quotes

If a newly registered Pokémon achieves a certain milestone in the player's Pokédex completion, Rotom will also make a comment for this event.

Any Island Pokédex
  •  ?:
"You've cleared your first big step, pal! Zzz-zzt! Keep on filling up that [Island] Pokédex!"
  • 30% of Pokémon registered:
"Lookzzz like you're getting to know the Pokémon on [Island] Island pretty well, partner!"
  • 50% of Pokémon registered:
"You've made it over the hump for the [Island] Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon registered:
"Zzt! If you've managed to fill thizzz much of the [Island] Pokédex in, then I bet you could even teach the professor a thing or two about the local Pokémon!"
  • 90% of Pokémon registered:
"Zzt! You're so close! I can almozzzt taste it! So, so close to completing the [Island] Pokédex!"
  • 100% of Pokémon registered:
"You did it! The [Island] Pokédex izzz complete! Zz-zz-zz! You really are something, kiddo!"
Alola Pokédex
  •  ?:
"Zzzt! You're moving along at a nice clip, partner! Keep up the pace and find all Alola'zzz Pokémon!"
  • 30% of Pokémon (90) registered:
"You're almozzzt up to 100 Pokémon in your 'Dex, pal! There are plenty of different kinds of Pokémon, huh? Some are even azzz great...azzz me! Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 50% of Pokémon (150) registered:
"You've made it over the hump for the Alola Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon (210) registered:
"Lookzzz like you're well on your way to becoming an expert on the Pokémon all around the Alola region! Zz-zzt!"
  • 90% of Pokémon (270) registered:
"Just one last big push and you'll be there! Zzzt! You can do it! Complete the Alola Pokédex! Zz-zzt!"
  • 95% of Pokémon (285) registered:
"We're in the final countdown! My circuitzzz are tingling! You're really gonna do it: you're gonna complete the entire Alola Pokédex, aren't you?! You clever thing, you! Zz-zz-zz!"
  • 100% of Pokémon (300) registered:
"GOAAALLL! You did it! You really did it, pal! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzz-zzzzzt!"


Other

Player's birthday (after being greeted by a Pokémon Center Nurse)
"Zzzzrt, today's the day you were born? I had no idea! A big happy birthday from me to you, [player]! Let'zzz go celebrate!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Unless shown below, quotes are identical to the ones shown in Sun and Moon.

Story quotes
Professor Kukui's Laboratory
"Uh, hey there! P-pleasure to meet you! I-I'm not nervouzzz or anything, OK?!"
  • After Professor Kukui tells Lillie to help the player find their way around
"Feel free to have a little poke around! Zz-zz-zz!"
Route 1 Hau'oli Outskirts
  • After the darkness passes and Lillie says she'll take the player to the Pokémon Center
"E-everything went black all of a sudden! I thought I might be out of batteriezzz!"
I know, right?: "At least the professor thinkzzz it's a good sign, huh? Let'zzz hope he's right..."
You OK, now?: "Yeah, I'm OK... Thankzzz! I won't short-circuit that eazzzy!"
"Maybe a nice vizzzit to the Pokémon Center will have us all feeling better in no time. I'll flag it on the map for you, too! Zzzrt!"
Route 1 Pokémon Center
  • After Lillie explains the Pokémon Center and leaves
"So, the Trainers' School izzz... Oh yeah! It'zzz right next to the Pokémon Center!"
Route 1 Hau'oli Outskirts
  • After Lillie heads to the Trainers' School
"Hmm. What do you think we'll find at thizzz Trainers' School place?"
Trainers' School
  • After starting school
"You have to beat four other Trainerzzz? Good luck, pal! I bet you can do it! Zz-zz-zzt!"
Route 1 Hau'oli Outskirts
"Zzrt? Are you going to pet that big ol' Tauros?! I bet my chassis is a hundred times smoother!"
  • After Hau and Lillie head to Hau'oli City
"Hau'oli City must be nearby! I can smell the sea on the breezzze!"
Hau'oli City Beachfront
  • After being taught the proper greeting in Alola
"Hau'oli's so big! Let'zzz have a walk around! You'll be doing the walking, of course, but..."
  • After recieving the Poké Finder
"Woo-hoo, I've got the Poké Finder now! I just love the feeling of having new featurezz added!"
  • After the man explains photo spots
"Tap me when the icon changes on the map, and we can start snapping some photos!"
  • After first using the Poké Finder
"Well? What'd you think? Did you enjoy the Poké Finder?"
Yeah!: "Good to hear! You're free to use it whenever you find a chanzzze!"
It's kind of tricky: "Oh, don't worry! I bet you'll get uzzzed to it in no time!"
"Let'zzz keep exploring Hau'oli! Try not to lose me, all right, partner?"
Hau'oli City Shopping District
  • After the recieving the Lens Case and Makeup Bag (if female) from Lillie
"Hau'oli City has so many different shops and facilitiezzz! Don't get lost, kid!"
"Collecting Totem Stickers sounds like fun! What's the deal with thizzz Team Skull, though? Why are they trying to mess with thingzzz...?"
  • After Hau challenges Team Skull
"Y-you're going to battle Team Skull?! Aren't you zzzcared, kid?"
  • If the player declines to battle Ilima right away
"Greetings! It's Captain Ilima there! Zz-zz-zz! He certainly looks confident! Let'zzz do our best!"
  • After defeating Ilima
"Yay! You beat the captain! Don't stop now, kid. Keep moving while you got momentum! Zzzzrt!"
  • After Lillie wishes the player luck on their first trial
"C'mon, kid! Let's head to Route 2!"
  • After Tauros and Hala leave
"Hey, traveling izzz pretty fun! I wonder what we'll find on up ahead?"
Melemele Ferry Terminal
  • After the woman asks if the player's Pokédex has a Rotom in it
"You called, zzt?"
  • After the player asks if Rotom can fix or go inside the vending machine
"Sure I can! Zz-zzt!"
  • After going inside the vending machine
"Zzt zzt..."
  • After coming back out
"All done, zzt!"
Route 2
  • After the motel owner walks over to the beach
"Is that a beach over there?! Let'zzz go! Don't worry about me--I won't rust!"
Big Wave Beach
  • After the player is told to come back after beating the kahuna
"Zzt! I can't wait for the chance to try a bit of Mantine Surfing! You'll take me with you, right?"
  • After Team Skull shows up
"No way... Team Skull izzz even here, too? There'zzz really no escaping them..."
  • After defeating Team Skull
"OK, thizzz time we're really going to make it to that trial site. No, really, I mean it!"
Route 2
"Th-those folkzzz don't look like anyone else I've ever seen in Alola..."
Route 2 Pokémon Center
  • After Hau mentions Roto Loto
"That'zzz right! Give me a tap when my eyezzz flash!"
  • After Hau tells the player to try Roto Loto
"Hey, kid, try out the Roto Loto! Just touch my eyezzz when they flash, and see what you get! Zzzzt-zzzzrt!"
  • After the player taps Rotom's eyes
"Oooh, congratzzz! We can use the Roto Loto now! It'zzz a new feature that pops out special powers, just like that! C'mon, give it a try!"
  • After Roto Loto stops
"Hey, look at that! That'zzz an amazing power!"
  • After recieving two Roto Boosts
"Roto Boost is a power that boosts the stats of your Pokémon! That'zzz an amazing power!"
  • After Hau runs to the café
"That's some special Rotom Power! Hope it helpzzz out with the trial!"
Route 2
  • After Ilima enters Verdant Cavern
"Zzzzrt! My circuitzzz are all tingling! It's finally time for your first trial!"
Verdant Cavern
  • After the trial begins
"But what do you actually do in a trial, huh? I guess we're both about to find out! Zzzt!"
  • After defeating the three Pokémon
"All you've got to do now is get your mittzzz on your first Z-Crystal! Zzzt!"
  • After clearing the trial
"Hey, you passed the trial! Great work, kid!"
I had fun!: "Ha, you didn't even break a zzzweat!"
It was tough...: "No kidding! It was such a close battle, I could barely watch! Zzzzzrt"
"Anyway, good work, kid! Now, let'zzz get out of this cave!"
Route 2
  • After Professor Kukui and Ilima leave to search for Lillie
"Where could Lillie have gone off to? Use my map--it hazzz some useful featurezzz!"
Melemele Meadow
"Let'zzz head to the cave--we can help look for Nebby!"
  • When the player is about to enter the flowers
"If you want to train your Pokémon, you're gonna want to use Roto Exp. Points!"
"I'll be at your service! Zzt!"
Route 3
  • After defeating Hau
"Zzt! Now to take on the kahuna himself! Get yourself off to Iki Town...if you dare to!"
Iki Town
  • After Professor Kukui gives advice on how to battle Hala
"Kahuna Hala... E-even just looking at him, you can tell how strong he's got to be! Zzrt...! "
  • If the player tells Hala they're not ready yet
"Be sure you're ready for whatever Hala might throw at you! I'm sure he'zzz ready for you!"
  • After Ilima suggests going to the Alola Photo Club on Tauros
"Why don't you hop right on Tauros and take a rough ride down to the Alola Photo Club? Zzt!"
Player's house
"Now we can go catch more Pokémon!"
Alola Photo Club
  • After finishing the photo session
"Zzrt!? My camera can't do anything like that! Maybe it'zzz time I had a little upgrade, too..."
Hau'oli City Shopping District
  • After Hau leaves for Big Wave Beach
"Let'zzz hit Big Wave Beach to try some Mantine Surfing--no dropping me in the water, though!"
Route 2
  • After Samson Oak acknowledges it
"Zzzrt!"
Big Wave Beach
  • After being given permission to go Mantine Surfing
"Come on! Mantine is juzzzt waiting for us! And so izzz Akala Island! Zz-zz-zzt!"
Heahea Beach
"Here we are on Akala, big boy/clever girl! You know what that meanzzz? It meanzzz a new Akala Island Pokédex, zzt! Try to find lotzzz of new Pokémon to fill it up!"
"Come on, kiddo! We need to find the professor and Lillie in Heahea City!"
Heahea City
  • After everyone leaves
"Let's have a wander around Heahea City, partner! Lot'zzz of sights to see!"
  • After Lillie heads to the Tide Song Hotel
"Let'zzz go check out the building Lillie went to!"
"We should head to Route 4! There should be lotzzz of new Pokémon there to meet, and new townzzz to explore, too!"
Paniola Town
"Zzzm... The smell of thizzz area... It'zzz very distinct, don't you think?"
Paniola Ranch
"Let's go for a ride on Stoutland and have a sniff around here! Zzzt!"
Route 5
"That Gladion… He’s kinda scary! Zzzzrrtt…"
You think?: "He looked much stronger than the normal Team Skull Gruntzzz… Zzzrt-zzzrt-zzzt…"
Yeah, he is: "Zzzt… I prefer nice people!"
"Let’zzz see… The next trial is at Brooklet Hill! Don’t forget to check the map if you get lost!"
Brooklet Hill
  • After Lana starts the trial and registers Lapras to the Ride Pager
"So the water trial izzz chasing down Wishiwashi while riding Lapras? Piece of cake!"
  • After defeating the first Wishiwashi
"Keep checking the splashing to chase down the Wishiwashi! But pleazzze don’t drop me!"
  • After reaching the Totem’s Den
"I hope you’re ready… It’s the Totem Pokémon!"
  • After completing the trial
"Congratzzz on finishing the water trial! Now, let’zzz head on through Route 6 to the next city!"
Route 6
  • After helping Hapu defeat the Team Skull Grunts
"Royal Avenue?! I wonder what kind of place it is?"
Royal Avenue
"Hey, was that the scary guy we met before? What’zzz he doing at the Battle Royal Dome?!"
Battle Royal Dome
"Next is Wela Volcano Park! Seemzzz it lies off of Route 7. I hope I don’t overheat! Zzzzt!"
Wela Volcano Park/last visited Pokémon Center
  • Whether the player completes or fails the trial
"The fire trial! So this is the traditional dance of Alola, passed down through generationzzz!"
Wela Volcano Park
  • After completing the trial and reading the previous message
"You completed the fire trial! I knew you could do it! Zzzzt-zzzzzt! Let’s have them open the captain’s barricade and head on to the next adventure!"
Route 7
  • After the captain’s barricade is opened
"It’zzz a bit dark and spooky, but we need to go through the tunnel!"
Route 8
"So, next is the third trial! It’zzz going to be in Lush Jungle, right? I hope you have Fire-type Pokémon ready!"
Lush Jungle
  • After starting the trial
"So thizzz is Lush Jungle… So many trees, and leaves, and grass, and everything!"
Route 5
  • After completing the trial and talking to Professor Kukui
"Zzt-zzrt! The Dimensional Research Lab is in Heahea City!"
Heahea City
  • After Lillie enters the Dimensional Research Lab
"Let’zzz head to the Dimensional Research Lab. The prof will be waiting for uzzz there!"
Dimensional Research Lab
"It soundzzz like Professor Burnet has been taking good care of Lillie! Let’zzz go ask Lillie how she ended up pazzzed out on the beach!"
  • After talking to Professor Kukui
"Diglett's Tunnel? What a lucky bunch… I wanna have a place named after me, too! Zzzzt!"
Me too!: "<Player> Tunnel, huh…? Soundzzz deep…"
The Rotunnel?: "Zzzzzrt! Rotunnel! I like the zzzound of that!"
"Anyway, let’zzz explore Diglett’s Tunnel for now!"
Diglett’s Tunnel
"If we get through this tunnel, we’ll be just steps away from Konikoni City, big boy/clever girl! Zzzzp!"
  • After defeating the Team Skull Grunts
"Once we reach Konikoni City, we need to head to Olivia’zzz shop! I hope my map has it…"
Konikoni City
  • After reading Olivia’s note
"I’ve marked the Ruinzzz of Life on my map! I’d say we should do some shopping now. I don’t think there will be shopzzz out there!
Memorial Hill
"That Aether Foundation guy, with the glassezz… What was his problem? He certainly acted full of himzzzelf!"
Akala Outskirts
"Bzzzt-zzzt… That lady was super strong…"
Ruins of Life
  • If the player tells Olivia they're not ready yet
"So, Olivia, the island kahuna! D’you think she’ll be azzz powerful as Hala?
Akala Outskirts
  • After Hau tells the player about Faba
"So, all we gotta do is find that self-important guy at Hano Grand Resort! Should be no problem--he tendzzz to stick out!"
Aether Paradise
"The conservation area izzz huge! How are we supposed to find the president in here?!"
"Zzrt?! I’ve never seen a Pokémon like that! A-are we really gonna fight that…that thing?!"
Malie City
"We’ve made it to Ula'ula Island now! And that means another new Island Pokédex for you, big boy/clever girl! Fill ‘er up! Zz-zz-zz!
"Malie Garden should be right near the Pokémon Center! Think you can find it? Zz-zzt!"
Malie Garden
  • After Hau goes to the bridge
"The tea shop in Malie Garden! Maybe the prof is taking hizzz time enjoying a cup of tea!"
  • After Hau tells the player about the observatory
"Ula’ula Island has an observatory, huh? I bet they’re studying the universe and its secretzzz!"
Malie City
  • After Lillie heads to the Malie Library
"Malie Library izzz to the west of the garden! You know which way izzz west, right?"
Malie Library
  • After Lillie goes upstairs
"So this izzz the library! Just look at all those bookzzz!"
  • After Lillie tells the player about the next trial
"Once we’re done with Malie City, we should head to Route 10! Lotzzz of Pokémon there!"
Route 10
  • After Professor Kukui tells the player to take the bus
"So, the Exeggutor Express will take us up Mount Hokulani… It’zzz a funny-looking bus!
Mount Hokulani
"The Pokémon League! It sounds so cool! I bet you want to check it out, too, right? Zzrt?"
I'd love the challenge!: "I bet you could become the best Trainer in all of Alola, <player>! Truzzzt me!"
Not sure if I can handle it...: "Oooh I see... You're scared of becoming the Champion, bzzzzt?"
"But first, we need to finish the island challenge! Onward to Hokulani Obzzzervatory! Bzzzzt!"
"I wonder what kind of trial awaitzzz us at the Hokulani Observatory? Are you ready, partner?"
Hokulani Observatory
"So we have to find all the Charjabug? Did you see how many there were?! Tzzzrt!"
Mount Hokulani
  • After talking to Molayne about the missing Charjabug:
"The Charjabug are eating right now... I hope they don't mind uzzz interrupting their meal!"
Hokulani Observatory
  • After Sophocles and Molayne enter the trial room:
"And in they go... Does the trial usually go thizzz way? I hope they know what they're doing..."
  • If the player tells Sophocles they're not ready:
"C'mon, pal, let'zzz not keep Sophocles waiting! Let him know once we're ready!"
  • After the trial starts:
"It'zzz been a while since our last trial! You know what to do, right? Get the Charjabug lined up by pressing the buttons on the Roller!"
  • After completing the trial:
"And that's another trial under your belt, kid! Let'zzz head back to Malie Garden. Hopefully the prof won't be too hard to find this time..."
Malie Garden
"I thought Guzma was going to bust me up, too! What a bully... Well, let'zzz not dwell on it! C'mon, kid, we've got Route 11 to explore!"
Route 11
"So many Trainers! Now's your chance to earn some prizzze money!"
"I'll be at your service! Zzt!"
  • After the Trial Guide opens the gate
"Route 12! Think you can catch all the Pokémon here, buddy?"
Route 12
  • After Hapu registers Mudsdale Gallop in the Ride Pager
"Let'zzz go for a wild romp on the Mudsdale Hapu gave us!"
Route 13
  • After Gladion and Hau leave
"Hey, <player>, when he said Cosmog, he meant Nebby, right? Zzzzzrt, I hope Lillie and Nebby aren't in trouble."
Tapu Village
"That mysteriouzzz duo again...What's with all that about light being stolen? Reminds me of what happened in front of the professor's laboratory."
Aether House
  • After Acerola reveals she's the Trial Captain
"Here I thought the Aether House would be a quiet place... Boy, wazzz I wrong!"
Route 15
  • After Lillie is saved and Acerola leaves
"Come on, kid! Let's follow Captain Acerola to the next trial site!"
Route 14
  • After Acerola explains her trial
"Man, I'm glad you're with me, <player>... This place is all kindzzz of creepy..."
  • After clearing the trial
"Another trial cleared and completed! Zzt-zzt! And I helped out, right? Right? Anyway, let'zzz head back to the Aether House!"
Aether House
  • After the player is directed to Po Town
"Bzzt-zzt-zzt... Those Team Skull goons are more terrifying than Ghost-type Pokémon..."
Route 15
"I...I guess we don't have a choizzze... We need to head to Po Town on Sharpedo's back!"
Po Town
  • After the Team Skull Grunts at the barricade taunt the player
"The place izzz crawling with Team Skull Grunts! Zzzzzt... Those guys freak me out..."
  • After defeating the Team Skull Grunts at the barricade
"The Team Skull boss... He's hiding somewhere here in Po Town, isn't he? Zzzzzzrt..."
Shady House
  • After successfully giving all three passwords and the correct final response
"Hey, good job on the quizzz, kid! I admit I had no idea what to say... S-so, now all we need to do is find the boss in Po Town... Zzt..."
  • After defeating Guzma and he leaves
"Zzzzounds, <player>! You're quite some Trainer to defeat that Guzma! Good job, buddy!"
Po Town
  • After Acerola and Nanu leave
"Good job rescuing that Yungoos , kiddo! C'mon, let'zzz head back to the Aether House!"
Aether House
  • If the player tells Gladion they're not ready to go to Aether Paradise
"I guezzz there was more to Gladion than just a scary attitude... He wanted to meet up at the ferry terminal in Malie City, right? Let's zzzip right over!"
Malie City
  • If the player declines to battle Nanu right away
"Nanu is a police officer AND the island kahuna?! Maybe there'zzz more to him than I thought..."
Aether Paradise
  • After arriving with Hau and Gladion
"This atmosphere... It'zzz completely different from when we last came to Aether Paradise! Be careful, <player>...and on to the elevator hall! We've made it thizzz far together!"
  • If the player tells Gladion they're not ready to go to the lower level
"Zmmm! If you're ready, better go with Gladion. He's itching to get a move on!"
  • After splitting up to explore the Secret Labs
"What's thizzz about secret labzzz...? This place makezzz Po Town look safe and welcoming..."
"Now, let'zzz see... I think Hau went into the lab in the back."
  • After splitting up with Hau to find information
"I...I'd thought the Aether Foundation people were all nice folkzzz...
  • After Hau leaves the Secret Lab
"I think it'zzz time we got out of here, too, <player>."
  • After Gladion and Hau take the elevator
"We can meet up with them if we take the elevator up to 1F. Well? Let'zzz go!"
  • After Gladion and Hau go to find Lusamine
"I'm happy Hau's with us! And I never thought I'd say thizzz, but...I'm glad Gladion is here, too!"
  • After Faba surrenders the key
"That guy with the weird glassezzz sure looked upset! C'mon, kiddo, let'zzz go find Lusamine. She's got to be somewhere farther in on the first floor!"
  • After finding Team Skull
"I hope Lusamine hasn't gone all weird like the rest of Aether Paradise... She seemed so nice lazzzt time we met her!"
  • After defeating Guzma
"Now we should be able to reach Lusamine at last. Let'zzz hope Lillie is with her!"
  • After defeating DulseUS/SolieraUM
"I-I don't now what'zzz going on... I have a feeling we should find Lillie and Nebby as quickly as possible, partner!"
  • After Lusamine warps to the Trophy Room
"Lusamine disappeared just like that! C'mon, let'zzz follow her onto that warp panel!"
  • After entering the Trophy Room
"Zzt-zzt-zzt... D-do we really have to face down Lusamine...? She seemzzz pretty intense..."
  • After spending the night
"Yezzzterday was certainly eventful, eh, kid? Lillie's waiting for us, so let's head out!"
  • After Lillie and Gladion head to the docks
"Oh my zzzzzrt! That's quite a change!"
You mean Lillie?: "That'zzz right! She looks full of energy, and it's not just becauzzze of the change in clothes!"
You mean Hau?: "That'zzz right! He's getting a little bit of that... vibe Kahuna Hala hazzz!"
"Everyone is waiting where boatzzz come in! Let's get out of this place!"
Seafolk Village
  • Upon arriving
"Here we are! Poni Island izzz ours to explore! Wonder what kindzzz of new Pokémon we'll find to fill up a whole new Island Pokédex, zzt!"
"Check thizzz out! It's a village on the ocean!"/"Check it out, <player>! It'zzz a village floating on the sea!"
  • After Mina tells the player to talk to Hapu
"Keep on stomping around Poni Island, partner! Let'zzz see if we can find Hapu!"
Poni Wilds
  • After talking to Lillie
"Zzzzzt! Poni Island seems much more...wild than other islands! I'm not sure if I fit in here..."
Ancient Poni Path
  • After Hapu's grandmother registers Machamp to the Ride Pager
"Man, I'm jealous! Machamp makezzz it look so effortless! I wish I could pick you up and carry you like that, <player>!"/"Tzzzzzzzrt! How come you get to be carried by Machamp?! I want to be carried around too! Oh wait, I already am!"
Ruins of Hope
  • After Lillie enters the ruins
"Let'zzz hope Lillie's wish is granted at the Ruins of Hope, instead of her hopes ruined!"
  • After discovering the stone blocks
"I've got to wonder... Who put these big, heavy-looking boulderzzz here...?
  • After Hapu and Lillie leave
"I wonder if we'll be able to get to Exeggutor Island from Seafolk Village?"
Seafolk Village
  • After being told to speak with Mina
"Now, if I were Mina, where would I hide...? Keep your eyezzz peeled, partner!"
Exeggutor Island
  • After seeing the Exeggutor
"Zzzrreeeek! What's going on?! The Exeggutor are swinging their heads around like crazzzy!"
  • After defeating or catching the first Pinsir
"Ah, I see... A Pinsir had stuck to it, so it was trying to shake it off..."
  • After the Exeggutor walks away
"Now, where did that Exeggutor wander off to? It looked like it went up ahead somewhere..."
Seafolk Village
"Now that we've got the flutezzz, we need to head to the Vast Poni Canyon!"
Ancient Poni Path
  • After Team Skull leaves
"Y'know, buddy, I'm getting lezzz and lezzz acared of Team Skull."
Vast Poni Canyon
  • After defeating DulseUS/SolieraUM
"We'll prove to the Ultra Recon Squad that we're strong enough to face anything, kid! Let'zzz make it through Vast Poni Canyon!"/"It seemzzz like the Ultra Recon Squad people are really counting on you, <player>! You're my partner--don't make me look silly!"
  • After Lillie heals the player's team
"So this is the Vast Poni Canyon... Be careful! The wind izzz pretty strong out there!"
  • After Lillie catches up and heals the player's team again
"Don't let Lillie have all the fun! We should change into our Z-Powered form, too, partner!
  • After reaching the trial gate
"There's a trial gate in Vast Poni Canyon, too! Thizzz is going to be intense!"
  • After starting the trial
"The totem that protectzzz the land... Zzzt-zzt-zzt, I bet it's super powerful!"
  • After clearing the trial
"You cleared another trial! You're just great in any situation, aren't you, kiddo? Zzzzrt!"
Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM
  • Upon arriving
"Thizzz altar... It must be older than I can imagine! I wonder who built it...?"/"The altar muzzzt be ancient... Watch your step, <player>! The stairs are falling apart, too!"
  • After Lillie takes her place at the altar
"What'zzz gonna happen when you and Lillie play the flutes together? I can hardly wait!"
"Ultra Warp Ride... D-do we have to try it? OK, OK, I guezzz we don't have a choice...
Ultra Megalopolis
  • After talking to Phyco and SolieraUS/Dulse and ZossieUM
"So this is the Ultra Megalopolis... I've never seen buildings like thezzze before!"
  • If the player chooses not to go back right away after defeating Necrozma
"I hope everyine in thizzz world will be safe now!"
Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM
  • If the player chooses not to go with Mina
"You've really worked hard to come thizzz far, <player>! I'm proud of you! Don't worry--I'll be right by your side for Mina's trial azzz well, buddy!"
Seafolk Village
  • Upon arriving
"You've really worked hard to come thizzz far, <player>! I'm proud of you! Don't worry--I'll be right by your side for Mina's trial azzz well, buddy!"
  • After starting the trial
"We're collecting petalzzz? This soundzzz like a nice, relaxing trial for once!"
  • After clearing the trial
"You did it, partner! You finished another trial! I'm glad everyone izzz doing OK, too!"
  • After Hapu and Hala leave
"Hapu's grand trial is going to be on Exeggutor Island? How eggciting! Zzrt-zzrt-zzrt!"/"Hapu's grand trial is going to be on Exeggutor Island? I hope the Exeggutor aren't being pestered by Pinsir again!"
"You've beat Kahuna Hapu now, too! Only one thing left for uzzz to do... It'zzz time we took on Mount Lanakila, kid!"
Mount Lanakila
  • After defeating Gladion
"We're going to reach the top of Mount Lankila, and that'zzz where you're going to become the best Trainer in all of Alola, <player>!
  • After catching Necrozma and talking to Colress
"That scientist guy is a little strange, but he seems nicer than the weird glasses guy at Aether Paradise! I bet we can be friends!"
Pokémon League
  • Upon arriving
"Well, here we are, kid... The Pokémon League! Are you ready?"
Ready to win!: "That'zzz the spirit, partner! Don't worry, you've got me with you. You can't lose!"/"You know it! You and your Pokémon are all in tip-top shape, <player>! Zzzt!"/"That'zzz right! I can't imagine anyone in there being as strong as you, <player>!"
I'm getting nervous...: "Waaah! If I had a pulse, it would be pounding like crazzzy right now!"/"Bzzt-zzt-zzt... Now you've got me shaking, too! I didn't even know I had a vibrate feature!"/"I know you'll be fine, <player>! You and your Pokémon are the bezzzt!"
"Aim for the Alolan Championship! Here we go, full power!"
Progress quotes
Any Island Pokédex
  •  ?:
"You're filling up that [Island] Pokédex real nice, partner! Keep up the good work! Zzrt!"
  • 30% of Pokémon registered:
"Look at you go, kid! You're covering the Pokémon of [Island] Island like a pro!"
  • 50% of Pokémon registered:
"You've completed about half of the [Island] Pokédex! You're rolling along azzz smooth as a Poké Ball!"
  • 70% of Pokémon registered:
"The [Island] Pokédex is coming along great! I bet you could even give the professor a surprizzze or two!"
  • 90% of Pokémon registered:
"Zzt! You're so close! I can almozzzt taste it! So, so close to completing the [Island] Pokédex!"
  • 100% of Pokémon registered:
"You did it! The [Island] Pokédex izzz complete! Zz-zz-zz! You really are something, kiddo!"
Alola Pokédex
  •  ?:
"Zzt! The Alola Pokédex is filling up! It just ticklezzz my circuits to watch it come along!"
  • 30% of Pokémon (120) registered:
"I'd say the Alola Pokédex is coming along swell! You're doin' a great job, kid! Zzzzt!"
  • 50% of Pokémon (200) registered:
"You've completed about half of the Alola Pokédex! It'zzz the best feeling in the world!"
  • 70% of Pokémon (280) registered:
"Just look at that Alola Pokédex! You're doing a great job filling it up, kid! I'm imprezzzed! Zzzzzzrrrt!"
  • 90% of Pokémon (360) registered:
"Just one last big push and you'll be there! Zzzt! You can do it! Complete the Alola Pokédex! Zz-zzt!"
  • 95% of Pokémon (380) registered:
"Oh, wow! You're just one step away from completing the Alola Pokédex, kid! Just a little more to go!"
  • 100% of Pokémon (400) registered:
"GOAAALLL! You did it! You really did it, pal! You completed the Alola Pokédex! Zzz-zzzzzt!"
Other
  • After collecting 20 Totem Stickers
'"Professor Oak wants to talk to you! Zzt!"

Artwork

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Artwork from
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Artwork from the
Sun & Moon series
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Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon

Sprites

Key Rotom Pokédex Sprite.png Rotom Pokédex SMUSUM.png Rotom Pokédex unused SMUSUM.png
Obtain sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Unused model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

Rotom Pokédex in the anime
Main article: Rotom Pokédex (anime)

Ash received an Alola Pokédex from Professor Kukui in The Guardian's Challenge!. It was empty until Loading the Dex!, where Kukui completed the Pokédex by having a Rotom enter the device, turning Rotom into what it calls the Pokédex Rotom version (Japanese: ロトムポケデックスフォルム Rotom Pokédex Forme). It has since registered Ash as its user and follows him around the region.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Rotom, prior to entering Moon's Pokédex, in Pokémon Adventures
The Rotom Pokédex in Pokémon Adventures

The Rotom Pokédex debuted in The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun. Originally, it was a regular Rotom that Professor Kukui requested to receive from a region outside of Alola so that he may use it to fuse with one of his Pokédexes. Due to this particular Rotom having a weak body, it was unable to be transferred electronically, so Moon was given the task of delivering Rotom to Professor Kukui while also using her pharmaceutical skills to keep it healthy along the way.

After Moon successfully delivered Rotom, Professor Kukui decided to have it enter Sun's empty Pokédex. Due to Sun's mishandling of the Pokédex, Rotom refused to enter it and ran away in disgust. Angered by this, Professor Kukui forced Sun to retrieve Rotom while he attempted to clean the dirty Pokédex.

Later, it was revealed that Professor Kukui had a spare Pokédex, which he gave to Moon. This Pokédex was the one that Rotom decided to enter, becoming the Rotom Pokédex in the process.

Moon later traveled to Lush Jungle with Mallow to find a Mirage Berry. There, they found Tapu Lele in battle with a Xurkitree. Not knowing anything about the Ultra Beast, Rotom went up to Xurkitree to try and record data on it. Xurkitree retaliated by shooting Rotom with a powerful Electric attack, forcing it to fall to the ground and shut down. When Rotom later reactivated itself, it could only utter one word: "Necrozma".

While traveling from Akala Island to Ula'ula Island, Professor Kukui's yacht was attacked by a wild Bruxish. Though Sun managed to defeat the Pokémon, he, Lillie, and Rotom ended up separated from Moon and the others. When doing his second trial at the site of the former Thrifty Megamart, Sun was given the task of taking a photo of the Totem Pokémon that lived inside. Shortly after entering the area, Sun and Lillie were attacked by the Totem Pokémon, a Mimikyu, which destroyed the camera Acerola gave him for the trial. While Sun had Dollar battle Mimikyu, Rotom revealed itself and let Sun use its Poké Finder function to replace the broken camera.

As the battle went on, Rotom translated Mimikyu's speech to reveal that it was angry at Sun for insulting its ragged appearance, as other humans had did in the past. After encouraging Mimikyu to find companions who would appreciate it despite how it looked, Sun added Mimikyu to his team and gave it the nickname Franc. Rotom took a picture of Sun and Franc together and emailed it to Acerola, successfully completing the trial. Afterward, Sun thanked Rotom for his help and suggested it join his team, which Rotom rejected.

By the time Moon arrived in Ultra Space, Rotom had rejoined her. Using the powers of the Pokédex, it was able to sense a Lunala, who would be able to take them all back to their world. Upon finding it, they discovered the Ultra Recon Squad members Zossie and Dulse riding it.

After Moon exited Ultra Space, Rotom was separated from her once again. It appeared during the fight between Ultra Necrozma and Zygarde, informing Sun on what was needed to defeat the Prism Pokémon. Despite this, Zygarde ended up losing.

In the TCG

Regular print of Rotom Dex
Main article: Rotom Dex (Sun & Moon 131)

Rotom Dex was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era). It was first released in the Collection Sun expansion before debuting in English in the Sun & Moon expansion, with an illustration by 5ban Graphics. It was also released as a Full Art card in both expansions, with an illustration also by 5ban Graphics. Rotom Dex allows the player to shuffle their Prize cards into their deck. The player then take the same amount of remaining Prize cards they have left from the top of their deck and put them face down as their new Prize cards.

Trivia

  • The Rotom Pokédex is the only Pokédex without the ability to view information about all Pokémon known as of that time (Generation VII), as it lacks information on the 403 Pokémon not in the Alola Pokédex and cannot receive a National Dex upgrade by any means.
  • Despite being a Rotom, the Rotom Pokédex is unable to view information about Rotom.
  • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Samson Oak mentions that the Rotom Pokédex was at least partially invented by a "young fellow from Kalos", which could be referring to Clemont. This is further supported by the Pokémon Adventures manga, wherein Professor Kukui reveals that the Rotom Pokédex was developed by "Kalos's famous genius inventor".

In other languages

Rotom Pokédex

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 洛托姆圖鑑 Loktokmóuh Tòuhgaam
Mandarin 洛托姆圖鑑 / 洛托姆图鉴 Luòtuōmǔ Tújiàn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Rotom Dex
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rotom Dex
France Flag.png French Motisma-Dex
Germany Flag.png German Rotom-Pokédex
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokédex Rotom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무도감 Rotomu Dogam
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Rotom Dex
Poland Flag.png Polish Rotom Pokédeksowy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokédex Rotom
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Декс Rotom-Deks
Покедекс-Ротом Pokédeks-Rotom
Spain Flag.png Spanish RotomDex
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Rotom Dex
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Từ điển Rotom

Poké Finder

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可搜尋鏡 Poké Sáuchàhmgeng
Mandarin 寶可搜尋鏡 / 宝可搜寻镜 Poké Sōuxúnjìng
France Flag.png French Poké Scope
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Sucher
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokévisore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓파인더 Poké Finder
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokévisor
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-Искатель Poké-Iskatel'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokévisor

Pokédex Rotom version

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokédex Rotom version
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokédex Rotom-versie
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokédex Rotom-versio
France Flag.png French Pokédex version Motisma
Germany Flag.png German Pokédex Rotom-Version
Italy Flag.png Italian Edizione Rotom di Pokédex
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokédex av Rotom typen
Russia Flag.png Russian Покедекс версии Ротом Pokédeks versii Rotom
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokédex Rotom-versionen

Roto Loto

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロトポン Rotopon
England Flag.png English Roto Loto
Chinese Cantonese 洛托碰碰 Loktok Pungpung
Mandarin 洛托碰碰 Luòtuō Pèngpèng
France Flag.png French Motismagogo
Germany Flag.png German Rotomat
Italy Flag.png Italian Roto'n'roll
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토캡슐토이 Roto Capsule Toy
Russia Flag.png Russian Рото Лото Roto Loto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rotómbola

Rotom Power

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロトムパワー Rotom Power
Chinese Cantonese 洛托姆之力 Loktokmóuh-jī Lihk
Mandarin 洛托姆之力 Luòtuōmǔ-zhī Lì
France Flag.png French Motism'Aura
Germany Flag.png German Rotom-Kräfte
Italy Flag.png Italian Potere Rotom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 로토무파워 Rotomu Power
Russia Flag.png Russian Ротом-Сила Rotom-Sila
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder Rotom

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Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimotoIwao
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

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