Iron Barbs

Iron Barbs
Generation V
Inflicts damage to the Pokémon on contact.
Generation VI
Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.
Generation VII
Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact with iron barbs.
How many Pokémon have this ability

Iron Barbs is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Currently, three Pokémon have this Ability.




When an opponent uses an attack that requires physical contact against a Pokémon that has the Iron Barbs Ability, that opponent suffers damage equal to one-eighth of its Maximum HP. This effect repeats for attacks that hit multiple times, such as Double Kick or Fury Swipes--the Ability activates for each hit.

For example, if Fury Swipes were to hit a Pokémon that has Iron Barbs four times, the user of Fury Swipes will have lost four-eighths (or one-half) of its HP.


Iron Barbs doesn't have an effect in the Overworld.

Pokémon With Iron Barbs

Normal Ability

# Pokémon Type Abilities Hidden Ability Base Stats
HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Spd
597 597 Mini Sprite.png Ferroseed Grass.gif Steel.gif Iron Barbs None 44 50 91 24 86 10
598 598 Mini Sprite.png Ferrothorn Grass.gif Steel.gif Iron Barbs Anticipation 74 94 131 54 116 20
777 777 Mini Sprite.png Togedemaru Electric.gif Steel.gif Iron Barbs
Lightning Rod
Sturdy 65 98 63 40 73 96

Hidden Ability


Last edited by Squiggle on 26 November 2016 at 02:16
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