Forretress (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Forretress
Bagworm Pokémon
フォレトス
Foretos
#205
Forretress



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Steel
Unknown Unknown
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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
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Weight
277.3 lbs. 125.8 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
118
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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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.

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It is encased in a steel shell. Forretress's eyes peer out, but what lies within this Pokémon's shell is unknown.
Shining Pearl


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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Pineco
Legends: Arceus
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

Forretress is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
011 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
011 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
011 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
066 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
099 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1717 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
2020 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3232 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3636 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4242 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
4646 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5656 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
6060 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
6464 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM74  TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
      Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      Flail* Normal Physical 100% 15
       Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
  Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
  Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
    Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
   Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
     Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Forretress 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 Forretress in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - 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 Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:  
Steel
Field move:  
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-111
It flings gooey blobs. Beware: it may explode.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Normal
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-191/N-031
It causes explosions around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.13 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#492
 

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
 
Level 31
 
First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
HOME
   
  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 may be a combination of forest, fortress, and possibly turret.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese フォレトス Foretos From forest, fortress, and possibly turret
  French Foretress Similar to English name
  Spanish Forretress Same as English name
  German Forstellka From Forst and Kastell
  Italian Forretress Same as English name
  Korean 쏘콘 Ssokon From 쏘다 ssoda, 소나무 sonamu, and pine cone
  Mandarin Chinese 佛烈托斯 Fúliètuōsī*
佛烈託斯 Fúliètuōsī*
Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 佛烈托斯 Fahtlihttoksī*
佛烈託斯 Fahtlihttoksī*
Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

External links


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