Ferroseed

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Ferroseed
テッシード
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Galvantula < Ferroseed > Ferrothorn

Species Type
Thorn Seed Pokémon Grass.pngSteel.png
Number Ability
#597 Iron Barbs
Height Weight
2' (0.6m) 41.4 lbs (18.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Ferrothorn
Egg Group Catch Rate
Grass
Mineral
255
Tier EV Yield
NU/LC 1 Defense Point

Ferroseed (テッシード) is the 103rd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass/Steel Type, and it is known as the Thorn Seed Pokémon.

Ferroseed uses the Iron Barbs Abiliity. Similar to Rough Skin, if the opponent uses an attack that requires contact with this Pokémon, that Pokémon gets damaged by one-eighth of its Maximum HP.

Ferroseed gain the opportunity to evolve into Ferrothorn starting at Level 40.

Ferroseed is in the Egg Groups Grass and Mineral, and its Egg will hatch after approximately 5,120 Steps. It will take a Ferroseed One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Ferroseed takes the appearance of a seed that has a lot of thorns, and two eyes in the middle of the thorns.

Gender Differences

Ferroseed has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Ferrosesed can be found at Chargestone Cave in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-off Games

Ferroseed appears at the Crag Area's Rockridge Fort in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after befriending Primeape. To befriend Ferroseed, you'll have to carry it from the main area up to the mountain's top.

Trading Card Game

Ferroseed is listed as a Common Card in the Emerging Powers (2) and Next Destinies sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Wild Ferroseed make their first appearance in the Anime in an episode that has yet to be given a title outside of Japan.

Movies

Ferroseed has yet to appear in the Movies as of writing.

Manga

Ferroseed's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Ferroseed is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a unique defensive typing that gives it nine resistances and one immunity as well as Eviolite boosted defenses, Ferroseed is capable of walling some of the tier's biggest threats, such as Samurott, Kabutops, and Ludicolo. It is a reliable entry hazard setter due to great bulk and can set up either Spikes or Stealth Rock. Its ability Iron Barbs punishes physical attackers that use contact moves like Scyther and Barbaracle. A low Speed stat can also work in its favor somewhat as it gives it a usable STAB in Gyro Ball to hit faster foes. However, it has a crippling weakness to Fire-type attacks as well as a weakness to the common Fighting-type attacks. That makes it easy to lure as Pokémon commonly run coverage attacks to hit Ferroseed very hard. It also relies on Leech Seed to recover its health and its attacks are commonly resisted or not powerful enough for it to not be set up bait for Substitute users.

Ferroseed is a viable option in the Rarelyused (RU) tier as well. Thanks to its Eviolite boosted bulk and great typing, Ferroseed can wall some significant Pokémon in the tier, from Aerodactyl to Diancie. It has a valuable support move in Spikes which can prove to be very handy given its limited distribution in the lower tiers. Leech Seed and Thunder Wave are other supportive moves that can annoy opposing Pokémon or cripple them. Ferroseed does have its flaws, though, as it is severely weak to Fire and Fighting attacks. It needs to rely on Leech Seed or Wish support to recover its health and it will be very much crippled if it loses its Eviolite. Ferroseed also lacks great offensive prowess and can be taken advantage of by Taunt and Substitute users.

Ferroseed is also a part of the Little Cup (LC) tier of competitive battling due to being a first-stage Pokémon. With the ability to stack entry hazards and act as a reliable wall, Ferroseed is a very good support Pokémon. It only truly competes with Dwebble and Trubbish as an entry hazard support Pokémon. With a great defensive typing, it can check set up sweepers like Tirtouga. However, it has some weaknesses that leave it vulnerable to threats like Pawniard and Scraggy. It also lacks great offensive prowess and does not appreciate its Eviolite being lost due to Knock Off.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 20% Chargestone Cave
Black 2/White 2 20% Chargestone Cave
X/Y TBD Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave (drops from ceiling)
Friend Safari (Steel)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
White They stick their spikes into cave walls and absorb the minerals they find in the rock.
Black 2 It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
White 2 It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
VI X When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
Y It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
Omega Ruby When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
Alpha Sapphire It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
44
. 198 292 .
Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Def
91
168 187 281 309
Sp. Atk
24
47 53 147 161
Sp. Def
86
159 177 271 298
Speed
10
22 25 119 130

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
6 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
9 Curse Ghost.gif N/A N/A Other.png
14 Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
18 Pin Missile Bug.gif 14 85 Physical.png
21 Gyro Ball Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
26 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
30 Mirror Shot Steel.gif 65 85 Special.png
35 Ingrain Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
38 Selfdestruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png
43 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
47 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
52 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
55 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
Bullet Seed Grass.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Spikes Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Evolution Line

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Ferroseed
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Level 40


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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