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Talk:Rotom Pokédex

Wait, is Rotom Dex a Pokemon, or an item?

Also, I think we should use the term Rotom Pokédex, and not the more informal Rotom Dex on the article.

BlueDogXL (talk) 22:21, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Island Scan Pokémon

Just wondering how we should go about adding Island Scan Pokémon to pages. I added the Sun and Moon section for Togekiss here, giving the location and in brackets after it (Island Scan, Tuesday) to show how to obtain it. Would this be an okay format for Pokémon pages? As for the location pages, should they be listed under Special encounters? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 16:15, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Poké Radar Pokémon have been listed within the Special Pokémon sections in the past. However, hidden Pokémon in ORAS are listed separately on their route pages. So I assume that should take precedence since it's a more recent example. --Voltdetector (talk) 05:52, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
I've created a mock up of both with Klink. Included N/A for allies since, from my experience, Adrenaline Orbs don't work on Island Scan Pokémon. --Voltdetector (talk) 07:57, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Day Night
Special Pokémon
Klink Klink
Island Scan Island Scan
5-8 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Day Night
Exclusively from Island Scan
Klink Klink
Grass Grass
5-8 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

I personally think the second one should be used. Although we should put the Day of the Week they appear next to "One" in the table too. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 08:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Alright, I added day of the week to the latter. I'll go about adding this layout to the relevant pages unless there's any other additions that need to be made. I'm not sure on the levels they are at, but I could put in the levels the other Pokémon in those areas appear at. Not sure if a mouse over should be added to explain the lack of allies. --Voltdetector (talk) 08:50, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Day Night
Exclusively from Island Scan
Klink Klink
Grass Grass
5-8 OneTh
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

The levels are apparently set (or at least, I have info that confirms one level only), so I've added those. If you like, feel free to include info about the lack of allies and such here, but with the template, I guess it's perfectly clear that they don't call allies at the individual locations. Nescientist (talk) 22:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Is there a reason why the Thursday pokemon are always highlighted? Was the highlight intended to move based on the day? --Foxsong (talk) 19:54, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

It does move, as long as your browser isn't caching the highlight from a prior day. You can click on the UTC clock at the top of any Bulbapedia page to force your browser to update its cache for that page. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 20:00, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Rotom Dex

I think we should add a redirect from "Rotom Dex" to this page, but I'm not sure how. TheDoctorPotter (talk) 20:55, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Just search it, click on "Create article", and then make it a redirect like by writing #REDIRECT [[Article title]]. Nescientist (talk) 22:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Poké Finder

Should we make a list of Poké Finder spots and the Pokémon you can encounter there? AmoongussForLife (talk) 18:12, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

I think we should. (That sounds very much like a new main article even to me.) Nescientist (talk) 12:08, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
We have photography. Tiddlywinks (talk) 15:31, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
That page is already starting to get pretty big, though. I think the Poké Finder could merit its own page, particularly if it includes all the information about which Pokémon can be found at each location. —AndyPKMN (talk) 16:02, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
I would really suggest just starting by adding info to photography right now. The page exists and is a good fit (I don't think it's really too long, but I have felt it's a bit cluttered). Let's maybe not waste too much time trying to decide whether a new page is warranted when we really just need the info. You can always add a split template (and don't forget to start a topic on the talk page about why it should be split). Tiddlywinks (talk) 16:14, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Touching Rotom

When the player touches the black area between the Rotom Pokédex' eyes, the Pokédex-function can be directly accessed - is this something worthy of a mention in the article? Perhaps in the Trivia-section under the bullet about non-functional areas? Jaxon (make fun of my failures) 00:49, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

The functions accessed by touching it should be mentioned in their appropriate section under Functions. glikglak 00:59, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
Done. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 01:08, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Rotom Pokedex (Anime)

Should we make a separate anime article for Rotom Pokedex? Since it is bound to appear in almost every episode, and shows a lot of personality, almost like one of the main cast Pokemon. The legendary PkmnTrainerV is Here! (talk) 09:37, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

There's currently one in development in the userspace. I'd ideally like to have this one mainspaced within the near future. --Pokemaster97 19:46, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Trivia question

Is it worth noting that, despite being "in" the PokeDex, Rotom itself does not have a Dex entry and is not actually obtainable in Alola? Frezgle (Silverlucario) (talk) 21:39, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken, either this article or the one about Rotom mentioned this earlier. I can't find this trivia bit in either article now, so maybe it was deleted and thus deemed not notable? Kikugi (talk) 22:03, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Just because something is an NPC doesn't mean it's required/expected to be in the regional Dex. Singling it out in a trivium inherently implies that we're assuming it should be required/expected. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 05:47, 2 January 2017 (UTC)


Quick question: does the game explicitly state that Sycamore invented the Pokedex? I ask this because someone added this, but our quotes section (which is probably incomplete, but whatever) does not mention Sycamore at all. Also, the Japanese version has Samson explicitly state that the Pokedex was created by "Kalos' inventor boy" (カロスの発明少年). Could Sycamore even be considered an inventor? He's also an adult, which isn't really "old", but it's not young enough to be a "boy." As far as I'm aware, those would point more to Clemont. I even searched that term on Google and it seems like some people are also attributing that line to Clemont. Ataro (talk) 19:57, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Text dumps only show Sycamore's name explicitly for the Prof's Letter and about the Zygarde Cube. I agree that Samson's line more likely refers to Clemont. (Though it's still a bit vague to say with certainty.) Tiddlywinks (talk) 22:22, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Quotes in USUM

Should we add quotes for what Rotom sometimes says when you poke it in USUM?

Mira Zannah (talk) 18:44, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

I have discussed with one of the admins and they decided no, as they are more of being tips rather than actual quotes. Besides there are too much quotes. — Ruixiang95 19:17, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Why do most Pokémon not have Pokémon Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Pokédex entries?

Not sure why most Pokémon have missing entries for the new generation seven games. Is it because they don't have national Pokédex entries? Tag365 (talk)

Correct. SMUSUM don't have a National Dex; that function has been moved to Pokemon Bank instead. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 22:35, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
So why aren't the Pokémon Bank National Pokédex entries listed then? Tag365 (talk) 20:10, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Its anyone guess really, Its never explained why sadly, this is the only Generation with no Pokedex entires for the National Pokedex Pokémon, heck not Pokemon like Furfou or Ash-Greninja got Pokedex entries for their forms as well.--Jacob Kogan (talk) 20:13, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
They do not have entries. There is nothing to enter. Period.
Previous games had an entry for everything in the National Dex. Gen VII does not. It's that simple. Tiddlywinks (talk) 20:28, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

New Section for Rotom Powers?

Should Rotom Powers be separated from this page? Or will they be listed down on here? There are multiple deadlinks of Rotom Powers that need to direct to somewhere.

On a side note, I'm working on drafts of the Rotom Powers as individual items. The Item templates need to be updated to include the Rotom Power pocket and color scheme. Or perhaps it should all be listed on here instead of individually because of the likely chance that Rotom Powers may not come back next gen? Lanthanum (talk) 09:15, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Rotom not being in the Pokedex

Trivia about a Pokemon appearing in a region without being in that region's Pokedex isn't notable, right? Does that mean the trivia about Shroomish in Hearthome City should be deleted? sumwun (talk) 22:46, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Addressed on that talk page. In the future, please try to avoid asking the same thing at the same time in multiple places; try to wait long enough for a response before seeking an answer elsewhere. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 02:23, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Poke finder maximum scores

The maximum Poke Finder score depends on the location, right? What's the maximum score for each location and chance of getting that score? sumwun (talk) 18:16, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

USUM Quote variants

I've seen some story-related quotes vary in different playthroughs. I'm guessing it has something to do with friendship, like when Rotom asks you a question and you can choose whether or not to answer. One version of the quote seems impersonal, while the other has Rotom addressing the player by name, or sounding more enthusiastic and happy. I'd say the former occurs if the player chose to ignore Rotom, while the latter is when the player answers the questions.

Oh, and I'd recommend a "Rotom Pokédex/Quotes" page like we have for Looker due to the sheer number of them. TeridaxXD001 (talk) 15:26, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Return to "Rotom Pokédex" page.