Ferrothorn (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Ferroseed #597: Ferroseed
Pokémon
#599: Klink Klink
Ferrothorn
Thorn Pod Pokémon
ナットレイ
Nutrey
#598
Ferrothorn



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Iron Barbs Cacophony
Cacophony
Anticipation
Gen VI+ Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
242.5 lbs. 110.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
171
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
2
Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Ferrothorn (Japanese: ナットレイ Nutrey) is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Ferroseed starting at level 40.

Biology

Ferrothorn is a Pokémon resembling a flattened durian. Its metallic body is covered in thorns, with three black stripes circling its width, the middle stripe having triangular decorations below the eyes of Ferrothorn. Its eyes have green rims, yellow sclerae, and dark pupils. There is a green spike at the top of its body, and extending around it are vine-like, long green appendages tipped with spiky metal disks.

The spikes of Ferrothorn are said to be harder than steel. It can use these feelers to either cling onto the ceilings of a cave or walk around. Ferrothorn also uses the feelers to absorb nutrients from the rocks it scrapes. When hanging, it can attack its prey underneath by shooting spikes.

In the anime

 
Ferrothorn in the anime

Major appearances

Ferrothorn debuted in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, under the ownership of the Officer Jenny at Undella Town. It was used in an attempt to capture a Dragonite that was causing problems in the town.

In The Road to Humilau!, Cameron used a Ferrothorn during his Gym battle against Marlon. It defeated his Jellicent before losing to Mantine. Ferrothorn made further appearances during the Vertress Conference.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", Rose sent out a Ferrothorn to battle Ash's Pikachu and Riolu alongside his Copperajah. In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, it was defeated.

A Ferrothorn appeared in JN080, where it was caught by Goh.

Minor appearances

A Ferrothorn appeared in the ending credits of Eevee & Friends.

A Trainer's Ferrothorn appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

In the manga

 
Ferrothorn in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Hallway Hijinks, a Ferrothorn was seen under the ownership of a Hoopster, who was one of the 32 qualified participants in the Unova Pokémon League.

In the TCG

Main article: Ferrothorn (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #104
Unova
B2W2: #176
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 feels and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #070
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#190
Galar
Crown Tundra #180
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Ferroseed
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Ferroseed
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Ferroseed
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
Dusty Bowl
Bridge Field (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Lakeside Cave (Wanderer)
Slippery Slope (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Toy Collection: A Very Chaotic Battle!, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 1
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 460
Rumble World
Black Realm: Rugged Flats (Center Boss, Back, Special)
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 40, 50, 60 September 1 to 30, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
131
122 - 201 240 - 397
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
489
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

Ferrothorn is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
Evo.Evo. Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
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
4343 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5656 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • 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
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
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
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • 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 Ferrothorn 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 Ferrothorn in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • 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 Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
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 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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 Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn
  • × 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: 54
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 50
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:   Weak:    
PokéPark Pad entry:
He went quite far in a Battle Tournament in the Crag Area. Now he lives quietly in the Arbor Area.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 125   15

#628
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Hitting Streak+
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 179 Base Attack: 158 Base Defense: 223
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bullet Seed, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Power Whip, Flash Cannon, Acid Spray, Thunder, Mirror Shot*

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 Ferrothorn images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same Egg Group combination as Ferrothorn and its pre-evolved form.
  • Ferrothorn is tied with Kartana for the highest base Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon.
    • Coincidentally, both are also part Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Ferrothorn is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 489.

Origin

Ferrothorn appears to be based on durian plants. Its vines resemble military flails. The vines also resemble a fully-grown brier plant, just as its pre-evolved form resembles a seed. It could also be based on the tribulus, which is a species of thorny plants whose name, during Roman times, also meant caltrops, which is a thorny metallic weapon used to puncture the feet of invading soldiers. Also, the "tri-" in tribulus means "three", which is also the same number of pods Ferrothorn has.

Name origin

Ferrothorn is a combination of "ferrous" (meaning contains iron) and thorn (a protective spine found on many plants).

Nutrey may be a combination of nut and rey (Spanish for king), 鈴 rei (bell), or trey (Italian for three anglicized, referring to its three appendages).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ナットレイ Nutrey From ナット natto and rey or rei
  French Noacier From noix and acier
  Spanish Ferrothorn Same as English name
  German Tentantel From Tentakel and Hantel
  Italian Ferrothorn Same as English name
  Korean 너트령 Nutryung From 너트 neoteu and 령(笭) ryeong
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 堅果啞鈴 / 坚果哑铃 Jiānguǒyǎlíng From 堅果 jiānguǒ and 啞鈴 yǎlíng


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