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Ferroseed (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Galvantula #596: Galvantula
Pokémon
#598: Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Ferroseed
Thorn Seed Pokémon
テッシード
Tesseed
#597
Ferroseed



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Iron Barbs Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Ferroseed
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Weight
41.4 lbs. 18.8 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Ferroseed
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F597.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Ferrothorn starting at level 40.

Contents

Biology

Ferroseed is a cave-dwelling Pokémon resembling a durian. It has many green thorns around its body that are used for protection. It has a metallic body with band-like stripes, along with small yellow eyes with black pupils. It can stick its spikes into cave walls to absorb the minerals from the rocks. If threatened, it can shoot a barrage of spikes so it can escape by rolling away. It absorbs minerals from rocks. As seen in the anime, Ferroseed can absorb nutrients from rocks and use them to grow moss for oxygen; different rocks create different types of moss with a variety of effects. However, absorbing nutrients from rocks that come from Chargestone Cave yields disastrous results.

In the anime

Ferroseed in the anime

Major appearances

Ferroseed debuted in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!, where Professor Malveaux was conducting research on them using electric stones from Chargestone Cave. However, the experiment went out of control, resulting in moss spreading about.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW081 Ferroseed Ash's Pokédex Ferroseed, the Thorn Seed Pokémon. Ferroseed absorb minerals from rock by penetrating the walls of caves using their spikes.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Ferroseed in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ferroseed was first seen being released by its Trainer after Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town in An Odd Speech.

A Ferroseed appeared in Underground Showdown.

A Ferroseed appeared in a fantasy in A Misunderstanding.

In the TCG

Main article: Ferroseed (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #103
Unova
B2W2: #175
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 it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #069
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#189
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Chargestone Cave
Black 2 White 2
Chargestone Cave
Chargestone Cave (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave, Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Rumble U
Toy Collection: A Very Chaotic Battle!, Chill Battle: Unidentified Flying Objects
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 1
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 456
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
X Y Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Sword Shield Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
44
104 - 151 198 - 292
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
24
26 - 83 47 - 161
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total:
305
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1010 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
1515 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
2525 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
3030 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3535 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4141 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5050 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM50Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ferroseed in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ferroseed in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2597.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Ferroseed are rough and curious, but they are surprisingly cool. They can't go back to the place where they were without help.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#627
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Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO597.png Base Stamina: 127 Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Gyro Ball, Flash Cannon, Iron Head

Evolution

597Ferroseed.png
Unevolved
Ferroseed
 Grass  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 40
598Ferrothorn.png
First evolution
Ferrothorn
 Grass  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 597.png Spr b 5b 597.png Spr 5b 597.png Spr b 5b 597.png
Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr b 5b 597 s.png Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr b 5b 597 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 597.png Spr b 6x 597.png Spr 6x 597.png Spr b 6x 597.png
Spr 6x 597 s.png Spr b 6x 597 s.png Spr 6x 597 s.png Spr b 6x 597 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 597.png Spr b 7s 597.png Spr 7s 597.png Spr b 7s 597.png
Spr 7s 597 s.png Spr b 7s 597 s.png Spr 7s 597 s.png Spr b 7s 597 s.png
Front Back Front Back
597MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Ferroseed images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same Egg Group combination as Ferroseed and its evolved form.
  • Ferroseed has the lowest base Speed stat of all Grass-type and Steel-type Pokémon.
    • It also has the lowest base Special Attack of any Grass-type Pokémon.
  • From Generation VI onward, Ferroseed's Hidden Ability is same as its first Ability, Iron Barbs, unlike its evolved form which has a different Hidden Ability, Anticipation. A Ferroseed with Iron Barbs as its Hidden Ability can evolve into an Anticipation Ferrothorn and can be bred to produce more Ferroseed with Iron Barbs as their Hidden Ability.

Origin

Ferroseed may be based on cockleburs, durians, or conkers, seeds from horse-chestnut trees or datura, all of which are known for their tough skin and thorns. It may also be based on a mace or flail.

Name origin

Ferroseed may be a combination of ferr- (a stem meaning iron in several languages including Latin) and seed.

Tesseed may be a combination of 鉄 tetsu (iron) and seed.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese テッシード Tesseed From tetsu and seed
France Flag.png French Grindur From grain and dur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ferroseed Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kastadur From Kastanie and durrus
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferroseed Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철시드 Cheolseed From cheol and seed
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 種子鐵球 / 种子铁球 Zhǒngzǐtiěqiú From 種子 zhǒngzǐ and 鐵球 tiěqiú


External links


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Pokémon
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