Iron Treads (Pokémon)

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Iron Treads
Paradox Pokémon
テツノワダチ
Tetsunowadachi
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Iron Treads



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Steel
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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
2'11" 0.9 m
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Weight
529.2 lbs. 240.0 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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Atk
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
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Iron Treads (Japanese: テツノワダチ Tetsunowadachi) is a dual-type Ground/Steel 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 Donphan[1] from the distant future or a version of it[2] from a different timeline. It has an ancient counterpart called Great Tusk.

Biology

 
A rolled-up Iron Treads

Iron Treads is a quadrupedal Pokémon with a spherical gray metallic body and a black underbelly. On its face are a pair of short black tusks and a black half-moon pixelated screen, which usually displays a pattern of a pair of angry red eyes; underneath them is a metal plate that can be retracted to reveal its mouth. Its most prominent physical feature is a segmented tread jutting out from its back, and extending to the front of its face. This tread is black and has bright red glowing patterns accenting it. Iron Treads also has long black plate-like earlobes, and metal plates covering its legs, which can be retracted to aid in its rolling attacks.

Iron Treads is said to have a cruel nature. It is capable of swiftly curling up its body and rolling like a wheel to attack. Iron Treads will additionally curl up into this form and rock itself back and forth when sleeping. The trails it leaves behind are described as similar to scorched earth.[3] It also reportedly fatally injured one of the explorers of the Area Zero Expedition team in the past. In an article from a September issue of Occulture magazine, it is said that there have been reports of Iron Treads in an arid corner of Paldea. It is said to resemble Donphan. Rumors suggest that Iron Treads is some kind of weapon using technology not of this world, though this is unproven. While asleep, it turns itself off, curling itself into its wheel form and causing the energy on its treads to disappear, making them black.

Iron Treads was the first Paradox Pokémon to be discovered 200 years ago in Area Zero by the Area Zero Expedition team and recorded by Heath in his Violet Book. According to AI Turo, Iron Treads is an future Pokémon related to Donphan. However, according to a Turo brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Iron Treads is a counterpart of Donphan from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. Iron Treads were brought to the depths of Area Zero by a time machine built by Professor Turo ten years ago. At some point, one individual escaped Area Zero and consumed Herba Mystica. This Iron Treads became the Quaking Earth Titan, one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Violet: Quaking Earth Titan, Iron Treads is a minor character and a boss in the games.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#382
Kitakami
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Blueberry
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Scarlet This Pokémon closely resembles a scientific weapon that a paranormal magazine claimed was sent to this planet by aliens.
Violet Sightings of this Pokémon have occurred in recent years. It resembles a mysterious object described in an old expedition journal.


 
Iron Treads in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation IX
Scarlet
Union Circle
Violet
West Province: Asado DesertFormer Titan (Only one)
Area Zero


Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
V Great Tusk and Iron Treads Spotlight Ground
Random
hide 75 May 19, 00:00 to 02:00, 2023
June 16 to 19, 2023

Held items

Games Held items
Scarlet Violet

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
106
99 - 173 195 - 342
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 ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
077 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
2828 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100100% 10
4242 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
4949 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5656 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
6363 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100100% 15
7070 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
7777 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
8484 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
9191 Steel Roller Steel Physical 130130 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Treads
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Iron Treads

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053  TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070* Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
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
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
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
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM223  TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM225  TM225 Hard Press Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Treads
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Iron Treads

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 Treads
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Iron Treads
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Iron Treads

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0990.png Base HP: 207 Base Attack: 227 Base Defense: 216
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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In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

 
Iron Treads in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Titan Iron Treads debuted in the Scarlet & Violet arc. Violet and Arven challenged the Quaking Earth Titan in order to obtain its supply of Herba Mystica, but were defeated.

In the TCG

Main article: Iron Treads (TCG)

Trivia

 
Illustration of Iron Treads as it appears in the Violet Book
  • Great Tusk and Iron Treads can be considered counterparts of one another.
    • Both appear to be relatives of Donphan.
    • Both are the only Paradox Pokémon introduced prior to the 1.2.0 update not to be used by the AI Professors in their battles against the player.
    • Both are encountered as the version exclusive Quaking Earth Titan.
    • Both are the first non-Legendary Paradox Pokémon to be officially revealed and encountered.
    • Both are the only Paradox Pokémon that can be caught outside of Area Zero.
    • Both have a drawing and photo pictures in Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV.
  • In Generation IX, prior to the Version 2.0.1 update of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Iron Treads was unable to learn Sleep Talk via TM.

Origin

Iron Treads is based on Donphan, and by extension possibly an elephant, as well as spherical robots and tire treads. The panels on its body resemble LED displays.

Name origin

Iron Treads is literally iron treads.

Tetsunowadachi can be taken literally as 鉄の轍 tetsu no wadachi (iron treads).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese テツノワダチ Tetsunowadachi From 鉄の轍 tetsu no wadachi
  French Roue-de-Fer From roue de fer
  Spanish Ferrodada From ferro- and rodada
  German Eisenrad From Eisen and Rad
  Italian Solcoferreo From solco and ferreo
  Korean 무쇠바퀴 Musoebakwi From 무쇠 musoe and 바퀴 bakwi
  Mandarin Chinese 鐵轍跡 / 铁辙迹 Tiězhéjī / Tiězhéjì From 鐵 / 铁 tiě and 轍跡 / 辙迹 zhéjī / zhéjì
  Cantonese Chinese 鐵轍跡 Titchitjīk From tit and 轍跡 chitjīk


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)
  3. (November 8, 2022). "The Scarlet Book and the Violet Book." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website

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