Ferrothorn (Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass/Steel Type, and it is known as the Thorn Pod Pokémon.) is the 104th Pokémon in the
Ferroseed evolve into Ferrothorn starting at Level 40.
Ferrothorn takes the appearance of a pod that has a spiky appearance, and three vine-like tentacles, which have spikes at the end of each tentacle.
Ferrothorn has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Ferrothorn appears at the Arbor Area's Verdant Courts after opening up a cave with Tepig. To befriend Ferrothorn you'll have to defeat it in battle, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Trading Card Game
Ferrothorn is listed as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers (2) sets.
An Officer Jenny would use a Ferrothorn in an upcoming episode that recently aired in Japan.
Ferrothorn has yet to appear in the Movies as of writing.
Ferrothorn's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Ferrothorn is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling, maintaining its role from previous generations as one of the best defensive support Pokémon in the tier. Ferrothorn's access to entry hazards like Spikes and Stealth Rock allow for it to be one of the tier's best entry hazard supporters. Entry hazards pressure opposing teams greatly when switching, making Ferrothorn's support very valuable as it can wear down foes rather easily with its support. With access to Leech Seed and Knock Off, Ferrothorn serves as a nuisance against opposing Pokémon, as it can whittle away at opposing foes' health or cripple them by removing their item. It has plenty of opportunities to switch in and set up entry hazards thanks to its plethora of resistances granted by its phenomenal typing and solid defensive stats. These defensive traits allow for it to easily extremely threatening offensive Pokémon like Tapu Koko, Kingdra, and Greninja that lack Hidden Power Fire. Ferrothorn's main drawback lies in its low Speed stat that forces it to tank hits before it can move, hampering its offensive presence in the process. Its x4 weakness to Fire can be easily exploited, as Hidden Power coverage from Greninja, Latios, and Tapu Lele can easily take advantage of its weakness. The weakness to Fire also allows for Pokémon like Volcarona, Heatran, and Mega Charizard Y to take advantage of Ferrothorn's presence.
Ferrothorn is also a viable choice in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With its Grass/Steel typing and high defensive stats, Ferrothorn serves as a check for the likes of Z-Geomancy Xerneas, Primal Kyogre, and various support Arceus formes. Ferrothorn is a very good utility Pokémon thanks to its access to Spikes, Toxic, and Leech Seed, which can all wear down at opposing Pokémon. Ferrothorn's offensive prowess is decent enough thanks to strong STAB attacks which allow for it to not be dead weight against Mega Gengar, Xerneas, and Yveltal. However, Ferrothorn has two exploitable weaknesses to Fire and Fighting, which leave it pressured against some of the biggest threats in the tier, such as Primal Groudon, Ho-Oh, and Mega Lucario. Many other Pokémon can run coverage to smash through Ferrothorn, as the likes of Lunala, Dialga, Mega Mewtwo Y, Deoxys-A, and Rayquaza all commonly run Fire or Fighting coverage. Ferrothorn can be overpowered by offensive wallbreakers like Mega Salamence, Arceus-Ghost, and Primal Groudon. Taunt renders Ferrothorn at a massive disadvantage against the likes of Mega Gengar and Yveltal. Ferrothorn's only means of recovery come from Leech Seed and Leftovers, and its low Speed means it will have to tank a hit before it can move, which can lead to it getting worn down rather easily.
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