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Pineco #204: Pineco
Pokémon
#206: Dunsparce Dunsparce
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Forretress (disambiguation).
Forretress
Bagworm Pokémon
フォレトス
Foretos
#205
Forretress



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11″ 1.2 m
Forretress
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Weight
277.3 lbs. 125.8 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
118
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Forretress
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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HP
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HP
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Atk
0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F205.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Forretress (Japanese: フォレトス Foretos) is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Pineco starting at level 31.

Contents

Biology

Forretress is a large, spherical Pokémon with no visible limbs. The upper and lower halves of its body are capped by bumpy steel plates. The outer plates have zigzagging ridges that open along its back and front, revealing its smooth, red inner shell. The inner shell is punctuated by four cylindrical spikes, each tapering to an open point. Between the spikes, the inner shell opens along a straight line to reveal Forretress's eyes, which are round with large pupils. Whatever else lies inside its shell is unknown.

Forretress can defend itself from enemies by shooting out pieces of its outer shell, as a conditioned reflex rather than a conscious effort. It opens its shell to capture prey, but this happens so quickly that its interior body cannot be seen. It lives in tropical and temperate forests, attaching itself immovably to tree trunks.

In the anime

Forretress in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Forretress

In Entei at Your Own Risk, Brock's Pineco evolved into a Forretress in order to save a group of Pokémon at a hot spring from Team Rocket. When Brock went to Hoenn, the only Pokémon he brought with him was his Forretress. Brock later left Forretress at home when he headed to Sinnoh.

Minor appearances

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured a Forretress evolving from a Pineco.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, a Coordinator's Forretress competed in the Slateport Contest.

In Steeling Peace of Mind!, a Forretress was affected by Team Galactic's meddling on Iron Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP259 Forretress Ash's Pokédex Forretress, the Bagworm Pokémon. Forretress is the evolved form of Pineco. Its entire body is covered in a steel-hard shell.

In the manga

Forretress in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Forretress debuted in Forretress of Solitude, under the ownership of the Pokémon Association. Red had to fight two to pass his aptitude test to be Viridian City's Gym Leader.

A Forretress was seen in Crossing Crobat, under the ownership of Janine. She used it to escape from the security guards with its Spikes after she tried to steal a Big Pearl from the Goldenrod Museum as a security test.

A Forretress appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Carr has many Forretress, which first appeared in A Beastly Cold Reception. He often orders an Explosion attack to destroy the surroundings. Near the end of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, he has ten of them nearly detonate the Team Rocket airship after realizing that Giovanni had planned to use the Three Beasts as pawns to reunite with his son.

In Softening Up Kakuna, a Forretress was used by a Trainer that was challenging the Battle Factory.

Multiple Forretress appeared in a picture in Omega Alpha Adventure 4.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Forretress appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Forretress (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon: Magikarp Jump: Forretress may appear during training. As part of the "Forretress Push" training session, the player's Magikarp pushes it to earn JP.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#094
Gold Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Silver It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Crystal Usually found hanging on to a fat tree trunk. It shoots out bits of its shell when it sees action.
Stadium 2 Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Forretress conceals itself inside its hardened steel shell. The shell is opened when the Pokémon is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
Sapphire
Emerald It keeps itself inside its steel shell. The shell is opened when it is catching prey, but it is so quick that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
FireRed It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
LeafGreen Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#094
Diamond It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
SoulSilver It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
White
Black 2 It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
Y It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Omega Ruby Forretress conceals itself inside its hardened steel shell. The shell is opened when the Pokémon is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #269
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun When something approaches it, it fires off fragments of its steel shell in attack. This is not a conscious action but a conditioned reflex.
Ultra Moon In the moment that it gulps down its prey, the inside of its shell is exposed, but to this day, no one has ever seen that sight.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Pineco
Crystal
Evolve Pineco
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Pineco
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Pineco
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Pineco
Platinum
Evolve Pineco
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Pineco
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Pineco
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Pineco
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forest (west of Route 105) and Mirage Mountains (west of Route 104, north of Lilycove City, northeast of Route 125, and south of Route 131)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Pineco
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 59, Endless Level 69, Forever Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Pineco
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Canal Ruins, Forest Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: World Axle - B1F, Cave: All*
Conquest
Evolve Pineco
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Entei Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
465
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Forretress's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani205.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP What goes on inside my shell is a secret!
26%-50% HP Now, this isn't pretty. I'm seeing my health down halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... Haven't got any power left to give...
Level up Say, now, I leveled up! My shell's grown thicker, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 205.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
Steel
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-111
It flings gooey blobs. Beware: it may explode.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-191/N-031
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush205Body.png Walking Speed: 1.13 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP205.png HP: ★★★ Move: Gyro Ball
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Explode
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Pineco when its Defense is 73 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kame, Ujizane, and Yoshimoto
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT205.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#492
Shuffle205.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO205.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 205
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Struggle Bug
Charged Attacks: Heavy Slam, Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Sand Tomb*, Mirror Shot*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

204Pineco.png
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 31
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First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 205.png Spr b 2g 205.png Spr 2s 205.png Spr b 2g 205.png Spr 2c 205.png Spr b 2c 205.png
Spr 2g 205 s.png Spr b 2g 205 s.png Spr 2s 205 s.png Spr b 2g 205 s.png Spr 2c 205 s.png Spr b 2c 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png Spr 3e 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png Spr 3r 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png
Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png Spr 3e 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 205.png Spr b 4d 205.png Spr 4p 205.png Spr b 4p 205.png Spr 4h 205.png Spr b 4h 205.png
Spr 4d 205 s.png Spr b 4d 205 s.png Spr 4p 205 s.png Spr b 4p 205 s.png Spr 4h 205 s.png Spr b 4p 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 205.png Spr b 5b 205.png Spr 5b 205.png Spr b 5b 205.png
Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr b 5b 205 s.png Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr b 5b 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 205.png Spr b 6x 205.png Spr 6x 205.png Spr b 6x 205.png
Spr 6x 205 s.png Spr b 6x 205 s.png Spr 6x 205 s.png Spr b 6x 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 205.png Spr b 7s 205.png Spr 7s 205.png Spr b 7s 205.png
Spr 7s 205 s.png Spr b 7s 205 s.png Spr 7s 205 s.png Spr b 7s 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back
205MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Forretress images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Forretress is based on a bagworm, possibly one inhabiting a discarded shell of a horse chestnut or a walnut. Because of its "shell", and the fact its spikes resemble cannons, it may have been based on a giant clam or other mussels and shellfish with functioning nozzles.

Name origin

Forretress and Foretos are a combination of forest and fortress. It may also contain turret, referring to the nozzles on its body that it uses to launch Spikes, and/or ferrous, from the Latin for iron/steel, referring to the steel quality of the shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フォレトス Foretos From forest, turret, and fortress
France Flag.png French Foretress Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forretress Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Forstellka From Forst and Kastell
Italy Flag.png Italian Forretress Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쏘콘 Ssokon From 쏘다 ssoda and pine cone. May involve 소나무 sonamoo.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 佛烈托斯 Fúliètuōsī*
佛烈託斯 Fúliètuōsī*
Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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