Ferroseed (Pokémon)

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
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Atk
0
Def
0
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body01.png
Footprint
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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.

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.

Ferroseed 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. Ferroseed's aim at throwing spikes will not be good at first, requiring practice to improve it. Ferroseed prefer living in moss caves. 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. Notably its spikes can grow big and strong from consuming the moss. 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 around the Ferroseed Research Institute.

Minor appearances

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", one of the Macro Cosmos employees used a Ferroseed to confront Sonia, only for Raihan to appear and defeat it with his Duraludon in the next episode.

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.

In the manga

 
Ferroseed in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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
Galar
Crown Tundra #179
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
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 4, Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Lakeside Cave


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30 September 1 to 30, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White   Sticky Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Sticky Barb (5%)
X Y   Sticky Barb (5%)
Sword Shield   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 VIII, 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 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76  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 EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Mirror Shot × Steel Special 06565 085}}85% 10
V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100}}100% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 40
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#627
 

Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


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

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Ferroseed
 Grass  Steel 
 
Level 40
 
First evolution
Ferrothorn
 Grass  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  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 Steel-type-type Pokémon.
  • From Generation VI onward, Ferroseed's Hidden Ability is the 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 ferrous (containing iron) and seed.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese テッシード Tesseed From tetsu and seed
  French Grindur From grain and dur
  Spanish Ferroseed Same as English name
  German Kastadur From Kastanie and durrus
  Italian Ferroseed Same as English name
  Korean 철시드 Cheolseed From cheol and seed
  Cantonese Chinese
  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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