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Ferroseed may be based on {{wp|durian}}s or conkers, seeds from {{wp|Aesculus hippocastanum|horse-chestnut trees}} or {{wp|Datura}}, all of which are known for their tough skin and thorns. It may also be based on a {{wp|mace (club)|mace}} or {{wp|flail (weapon)|flail}}.
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Ferroseed may be based on {{wp|Cocklebur}}s, {{wp|durian}}s, or conkers, seeds from {{wp|Aesculus hippocastanum|horse-chestnut trees}} or {{wp|Datura}}, all of which are known for their tough skin and thorns. It may also be based on a {{wp|mace (club)|mace}} or {{wp|flail (weapon)|flail}}.
   
 
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Revision as of 22:14, 1 June 2011

Galvantula #596: Galvantula
Pokémon
#598: Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Ferroseed
テッシード Tesshido
#597
597Ferroseed.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Grass Steel
Category
Thorn Seed Pokémon
Ability
Iron Barbs
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
41.5 lbs.
Imperial
18.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F597.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Plant and
Mineral groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 61 Battle Exp.: 611*

Ferroseed (Japanese: テッシード Tesshido) is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Ferrothorn starting at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Ferroseed is similar in appearance to a durian. Both are spherical "plants" that have many thorns around their bodies that are used for protection. Ferroseed have metallic bodies with band-like stripes and green thorns. They also have two small yellow eyes with black pupils.

Gender differences

None

Special abilities

Ferroseed can stick their spikes into cave walls to absorb the minerals from the rocks.

Behavior

When threatened, Ferroseed attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.

Habitat

Ferroseed live in caves.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Ferroseed absorb minerals from rocks.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

Ferroseed was first seen being released by its trainer after Ghetsis' speech in Accumula Town

In the TCG

Main article: Ferroseed (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation 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 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon Chargestone Cave
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 44
104 - 151 198 - 292
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Sp.Atk: 24
26 - 83 47 - 161
Sp.Def: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Speed: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total: 305   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
066 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
099 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
1414 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1818 Pin Missile Bug Physical 01414 08585% 20
2121 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
2626 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3030 Mirror Shot Steel Special 06565 08585% 10
3535 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
4343 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4747 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
5252 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
5555 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ferroseed obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ExeggcuteHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunflora Bullet Seed Grass Physical 25 100% 30
Probopass Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoserade
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimCherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottonee
Whimsicott
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
CacneaCacturneDwebble*Crustle* Spikes Ground Status —% 20
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelixTorterra
RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
CherubiCherrimCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ferrothorn in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ferrothorn in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferrothorn
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferrothorn

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ferroseed can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ferroseed cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ferroseed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ferroseed

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Ferroseed
Unevolved
Ferroseed
 Grass  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Ferrothorn
First evolution
Ferrothorn
 Grass  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 597.png Spr 5b 597.png Spr b 5b 597.png
Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr b 5b 597 s.png
Ferroseed For other sprites and images, please see Ferroseed images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon have the same type combination as Ferroseed and its evolved form.
    • Similarly, no other Pokémon have the same egg group combination as Ferroseed and its evolved form.
    • Ferroseed and its evolution have the fewest weaknesses of all Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Ferroseed is both the slowest Grass-type Pokémon and the slowest Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Despite being Grass-type, it cannot learn any damaging Grass-type moves by level up.
  • Ferroseed can learn Metal Claw and Hone Claws despite having no visible hands.
    • Ferroseed cannot learn Rapid Spin, despite its battle animation showing it constantly spinning.

Origin

Ferroseed may be based on Cockleburs, durians, or conkers, seeds from horse-chestnut trees or Datura, all of which are known for their tough skin and thorns. It may also be based on a mace or flail.

Name origin

Ferroseed is a combination of the Latin ferrum meaning "iron" (or possibly, from Portuguese ferro, same meaning) and seed. Similarly, Tesshido is likely a combination of 鉄 tetsu, iron, and シード shīdo, seed.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Kastadur From Kastanie and durrus.
French Grindur From grain and dur.
Korean 철시드 Cheolsideu


External links

Galvantula #596: Galvantula
Pokémon
#598: Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
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