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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.

Special 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/White Chargestone Cave 1F Uncommon
X/Y Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave Uncommon
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/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.


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 Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
6 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
9 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
14 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
18 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
21 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
26 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
30 Mirror Shot 65 85% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 2 3 ♥
35 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
38 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
43 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
47 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
52 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
55 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type 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 Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 10 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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 SolarBeam 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 Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Gravity Probopass —% 5 Psychic Status Type 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 Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Rock Climb Ferrothorn 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne, Klefki —% 20 Ground Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Onix, Steelix, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Dwebble, Crustle —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status Type 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 Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Type 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

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

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Ferroseed BW Ferroseed BW FerroseedBackBW
Shiny Ferroseed BW Shiny Ferroseed BW FerroseedBackShinyBW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Ferroseed XY Ferroseed XY FerroseedBackXY
FerroseedShinyXY FerroseedShinyXY FerroseedBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Battle Animation Sprites

Ferroseed-Attack-Animation-XY-1 Ferroseed-Attack-Animation-XY-2

Anime

Trivia

  • Ferroseed is one of the two Grass-type Pokémon that cannot learn Grass Knot. The other is Rotom's Mow Form.
  • Ferroseed and its evolution Ferrothorn were the only Grass/Steel type Pokémon.
    • They are also the only Grass type Pokémon immune to Poison attacks.
    • this combination is now taken by Kartana
  • 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.

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. Due to its Steel-typing, it may also be based on a mace.

Etymology

Ferroseed’s English name is a combination of 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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