Ferroseed (Japanese: テッシード Tesshiido) is a Grass/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Ferroseed is a small oval-shaped metallic Pokémon that resembles a spiked acorn. Ferroseed have three horizontal black lines encircling it, and many sharp green thorns covering its body. Its eyes are yellow and have green rims around them.

Natural abilities

Ferroseed can shoot a barrage of spikes from its body when attacked, allowing it to flee by rapidly rolling away.

Evolution

Ferroseed evolves into Ferrothorn at level 40.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Chargestone Cave 1F Uncommon
X and Y Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None

Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.

  • White

    They stick their spikes into cave walls and absorb the minerals they find in the rock.

  • Black 2

    It absorbs the iron that it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

  • White 2

    It absorbs the iron that it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

  • X

    When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.

  • Y

    It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

  • Omega Ruby

    When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

  • Sword

    It defends itself by launching spikes, but its aim isn't very good at first. Only after a lot of practice will it improve.

  • Shield

    Mossy caves are their preferred dwellings. Enzymes contained in mosses help Ferroseed's spikes grow big and strong.


Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
6 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
9 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
14 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
18 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
21 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
26 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
30 Mirror Shot 65 85% 10 Steel Special
35 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
38 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
43 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
52 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
55 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
6 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
9 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
14 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
18 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
21 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
26 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
30 Mirror Shot 65 85% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
35 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
38 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
43 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
52 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
55 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
6 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
9 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
14 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
18 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
21 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
26 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
30 Mirror Shot 65 85% 10 Steel Special
35 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
38 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
43 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
52 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
55 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 10 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Spray Trubbish, Garbodor 40 100% 20 Poison Special
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
Gravity Probopass —% 5 Psychic Status
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Phantump, Trevenant, Comfey 90% 10 Grass Status
Rock Climb Ferrothorn 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne, Klefki —% 20 Ground Status
Stealth Rock Geodude, Geodude, Graveler, Graveler, Golem, Golem, Onix, Steelix, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Dwebble, Crustle —% 20 Rock Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Spray Trubbish, Garbodor 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Gravity Probopass —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Phantump, Trevenant 90% 10 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Rock Climb Ferrothorn 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne, Klefki —% 20 Ground Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Steelix, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Dwebble, Crustle —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
Gravity Probopass —% 5 Psychic Status
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott 90% 10 Grass Status
Rock Climb Ferrothorn 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne —% 20 Ground Status
Stealth Rock Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Steelix, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Dwebble, Crustle —% 20 Rock Status
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Worry Seed B2W2 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Stats

Ferroseed's Stats
HP
44
Attack
50
Defense
91
Sp. Atk
24
Sp. Def
86
Speed
10
Total
305

Sprites

Battle Animation Sprites

Ferroseed-Attack-Animation-XY-1.gif Ferroseed-Attack-Animation-XY-2.gif

Anime

Trivia

  • Due to the abundance of spiked thorns on Ferroseed's body, it can be difficult to pet it in the Pokémon-Amie. Touching these thorns will hurt the player character's hand.
  • Starting in Generation VI, Ferroseed's model is completely still in battle unless attacking.

Origin

Ferroseed appears to be based on cockleburs, durians, or seeds from horse-chestnut trees or datura, all of which are known for their rough, durable skin and sharp thorns. Given its Steel typing, it may also be based on a mace.

Etymology

Ferroseed comes from ferrum (Latin for "iron") and seed.

Its Japanese name, Tesseed, may be a combination of 鉄 (tetsu, iron) and seed.

Gallery

See also

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