Iron Thorns (Pokémon)

If you were looking for the Ability with the Japanese name Iron Thorns, see Iron Barbs (Ability).
For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Iron Thorns
Paradox Pokémon
テツノイバラ
Tetsunoibara
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Iron Thorns



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Electric
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Quark Drive Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
668.0 lbs. 303.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
285
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
0
External Links

Iron Thorns (Japanese: テツノイバラ Tetsunoibara) is a dual-type Rock/Electric Paradox Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

While not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is said to be a relative of Tyranitar[1] from the distant future or a version of it[2] from a different timeline.

Biology

 
Iron Thorns with its spikes retracted

Iron Thorns is a large, bipedal, robotic dinosaur-like Pokémon with green metallic armor plating covering its body and limbs. Its claws, lower jaw, parts of its abdomen, and tail tip are black. Part of its torso and legs seem to be transparent, revealing a glowing green substance of some sort. On its back are retractable spikes made of the same substance.

According to an article from a June issue of Occulture magazine, Iron Thorns has been sighted in a certain cave in Paldea. It bears a strong resemblance to Tyranitar, although it is said to be coolheaded and prefers to avoid unnecessary fights. It appears to be highly intelligent and is speculated to be a Tyranitar as it would appear a billion years in the future. Its name is said to come from a similarly described entity appearing in the Violet Book. When it falls asleep, it turns itself off, causing the green energy on its torso, legs, tail and spikes to turn black.

According to AI Turo, Iron Thorns is an future Pokémon related to Tyranitar. However, according to a Turo brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Iron Thorns is a counterpart of Tyranitar from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. Iron Thorns were brought to the depths of Area Zero by a time machine built by Professor Turo ten years ago.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#387
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It has some similarities to a Pokémon introduced in a dubious magazine as a Tyranitar from one billion years into the future.
Violet Some of its notable features match those of an object named within a certain expedition journal as Iron Thorns.


 
Iron Thorns in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet
Union Circle
Violet
Area Zero


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV CoroCoro Iron Thorns All Online 75 January 15 to March 14, 2024
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
V Sandy Shocks and Iron Thorns Spotlight Random
Bug
hide 75 May 24 to 26, 2024

In side games

Held items

Games Held items
Scarlet Violet

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
134
125 - 204 245 - 403
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Total:
570
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
Rem.Rem. Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
077 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2121 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
2828 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3535 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
4242 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4949 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
5656 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100100% 15
6363 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
7070 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
7777 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
8484 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
9191 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Thorns
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Iron Thorns

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070* Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM076  TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM078  TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM096  TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM100  TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM101  TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM176  TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM220  TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Thorns
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Iron Thorns

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Iron Thorns
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Thorns
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Iron Thorns

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0995.png Base HP: 225 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 200
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Iron Thorns images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Iron Thorns (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Iron Thorns is based on Tyranitar, and by extension, the idea of kaiju, specifically mecha kaiju. It may also be a reference to the Big Monster Series of movies from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2's Pokéstar Studios, which feature mechanical versions of Tyranitar.

Name origin

Iron Thorns is literally iron thorns.

Tetsunoibara can be taken literally as 鉄の棘 tetsu no ibara (iron thorn).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese テツノイバラ Tetsunoibara From 鉄の棘 tetsu no ibara
  French Épine-de-Fer From épine de fer
  Spanish Ferropúas From ferro- and púas
  German Eisendorn From Eisen and Dorn
  Italian Spineferree From spine and ferree
  Korean 무쇠가시 Musoegasi From 무쇠 musoe and 가시 gasi
  Mandarin Chinese 鐵荊棘 / 铁荆棘 Tiějīngjí From 鐵 / 铁 tiě and 荊棘 / 荆棘 jīngjí
  Cantonese Chinese 鐵荊棘 Titgīnggīk From tit and 荊棘 gīnggīk


Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)

External links

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