Ferrothorn (Japanese: ナットレイ Nattorei) is a Grass/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Ferrothorn is a large metallic Pokémon with a saucer-shaped body covered in green spines. It somewhat resembles a flattened durian fruit. Its metallic body is covered in sharp green thorns. It has three black stripes encircling its body; the middle stripe located below its eyes, is triangular. Its eyes have green rims, yellow scleras, and black pupils. There is a green spike at the top of its head. Long, thin green vine-like appendages tipped with spiky metal disks extend around it. Ferrothorn uses these spiny metal appendages to cling to ceilings of its cave habitat, or walk by slowly shuffling.

Evolution

Ferrothorn is the evolved form of Ferroseed as of level 40.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Evolve Ferroseed None
X and Y Evolve Ferroseed None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    It fights by swinging around its three spiky feelers. A hit from these steel spikes can reduce a boulder to rubble.

  • White

    They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.

  • Black 2

    By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.

  • White 2

    By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.

  • X

    By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.

  • Y

    They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.

  • Omega Ruby

    By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.

  • Sword

    This Pokémon scrapes its spikes across rocks, and then uses the tips of its feelers to absorb the nutrients it finds within the stone.

  • Shield

    Its spikes are harder than steel. This Pokémon crawls across rock walls by stabbing the spikes on its feelers into the stone.


Stats

Ferrothorn's Stats
HP
74
Attack
94
Defense
131
Sp. Atk
54
Sp. Def
116
Speed
20
Total
489

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
1 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
Evo Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
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
46 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
53 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
61 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
67 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 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 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 ♥
40 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
46 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
53 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
61 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
67 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 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Curse —% 10 Ghost 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
40 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
46 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
53 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
61 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
67 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 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 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 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 —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal 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
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
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
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Ferrothorn can learn, refer to Ferroseed.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
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
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
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
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark 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.

Sprites

Battle Animation Sprites

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Anime

Trivia

  • No Trainer in the Generation V games uses a Ferrothorn. It shares this with Mandibuzz.
  • Much like its previous form, touching any of Ferrothorn's spiked barbs by accident when trying to pet it in the Pokémon-Amie will injure the player character's hand. This can make it rather tricky to raise its affection.

Origin

Ferrothorn appears to be based on cockleburs or seeds from horse-chestnut trees as they both are durable and have spines on them. Given its Steel typing, it may also be based on a mace. It may be based on the tribulus species of plants, known for their thorns and sharing a Roman name with the caltrop, a spiky weapon. The vines protruding from it may be based on a sprout as its pre-evolution is based on a seed.

Etymology

Ferrothorn comes from ferrum (Latin for "iron") and thorn.

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

Gallery

See also

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