Ferrothorn

Ferrothorn
ナットレイ
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Ferroseed < Ferrothorn > Klink
Species
Type
Thorn Pod Pokémon
Grass.gif Steel.gif
Number
Ability
#598
Height
Weight
3'3" (1m)
242.5 lbs (110kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
90
Tier
EV Yield
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Ferrothorn (ナットレイ) is the 104th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass/Steel Type, and it is known as the Thorn Pod Pokémon.

Ferrothorn uses the Iron Barbs Ability. 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 evolve into Ferrothorn starting at Level 40.

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

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Ferrothorn can only be obtained by evolving a Ferroseed in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

An Officer Jenny would use a Ferrothorn in an upcoming episode that recently aired in Japan.

Movies

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

Manga

Ferrothorn's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Ferroseed
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Ferroseed
X/Y None Evolve Ferroseed

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black It fights by swinging around its three spiky feelers. A hit from these steel spikes can reduce a boulder to rubble.
White They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.
Black 2 By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
White 2 By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
VI X By swinging around its three spiky feels and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
Y They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.
Omega Ruby By swinging around its three spiky feels and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
Alpha Sapphire They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
74
. 258 352 .
Atk
94
173 193 287 315
Def
131
240 267 361 397
Sp. Atk
54
101 113 207 207
Sp. Def
116
213 237 331 364
Speed
20
40 45 139 152

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
6
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Start
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
40 Power Whip Grass.gif 120 85 Physical.png
46 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
53 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
61 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
67 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.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
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 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
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 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
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

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 40
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Ferrothorn

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Poison.gif
Steel.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Fairy.gif
Grass.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Fire.gif
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