Recap / Pokémon S21E14 "The Dex Can't Help It!"

Japanese Title: Rotom, Can't Stop the Form Change!

Original Airdate: January 11, 2018

US Airdate: May 12, 2018
RotomDex has an Out-of-Body Experience.

Ash's Rotom Pokédex is in for a shock when an errant Thunderbolt from Pikachu separates it from Ash. Now it has to travel various appliances on Melemele Island trying to get back where it belongs.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Disaster Dominoes: Lycanroc annoys Litten. Litten uses Ember, misses, and hits Rowlet. Rowlet does a diving kick, misses, and hits Pikachu. Pikachu does Thunderbolt and electrocutes everybody, causing Ash's Rotom to be swapped with a washing machine that was delivered to Professor Kukui by mistake.
  • Out-of-Body Experience: Rotom gets electrically exorcised by Pikachu, and spends most of the episode trying to get back to Ash's Pokédex.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In a way. Ash really doesn't figure out he's got the wrong Rotom.