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Revision as of 14:50, 20 January 2009

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Pineco
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Dunsparce 000
Forretress
フォレトス Foretos
#205
205Forretress.png
Artwork from GSC
Type
Bug Steel
Category
Bagworm Pokémon
Ability
Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#094
Hoenn
#348
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′11″
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
277.3 lbs.
Imperial
125.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F205.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 118 Battle Exp.: 1181*

Forretress (Japanese: フォレトス Foretos) is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves from Pineco starting at level 31.

Biology

Forretress normally live rooted to a tree and they eat anything foolish enough to come near them. They eat by opening their entire shell and swallowing their prey whole. This is done so fast that no one has ever seen the inside of a Forretress. In cases where they are a trainers Pokémon, Forretress are not rooted and can move about. They can spin and close the shell around them and in some case retract their spikes/horns to protect themselves. They move when not rooted to a tree by bouncing around or spinning.

Physiology

Forretress are quite big and have a shell covering their body from physical attacks. They have 4 red spikes or horns coming out of the side of their body. Both the top and the bottom of their shell is shaped with small grooves and their eyes sit at the front of their body between two of the red horns/spikes. Their body is very hard and can stand most physical attacks.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Forretress have a large steel-hard shell covering their entire body. They can fire spikes from the holes on their sides to drive away other Pokémon.

Behavior

Forretress are normally peaceful, sitting by themselves, rooted to a tree waiting for food. However, if prey comes close enough, they will viciously attack without warning.

Habitat

Forretress spend most of their time hanging from trees in large forests.

Diet

Forretress eat any Pokémon small enough to fit inside their mouth.

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Brock'sForretress.jpg
Brock's Forretress

Brock's Pineco evolved into Forretress in Entei at Your Own Risk in order to save a bunch of Pokémon at a hot spring from Team Rocket. Brock's Forrestress was the only Steel-type Pokémon owned by a main character from its evolution until Battle Frontier, when Brock's Onix had evolved into Steelix. When Brock went to Hoenn, the only Pokémon he brought with him was his Forretress.

Another one appeared in DP110.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Forretress first appeared in Template:PSV, where Red had to fight two to pass his aptitude test to be Viridian City's Gym Leader.

Another Forretress was seen in Template:PSV, under the ownership of Janine. She used its Spikes attack to lay traps for unsuspecting victims.

In the TCG

Main article: Forretress (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Silver It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Crystal Usually found hanging on to a fat tree trunk. It shoots out bits of its shell when it sees action.
Stadium 2 Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Generation III
Ruby Forretress conceals itself inside its hardened steel shell. The shell is opened when the Pokémon is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
Sapphire Forretress conceals itself inside its hardened steel shell. The shell is opened when the Pokémon is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
Emerald It keeps itself inside its steel shell. The shell is opened when it is catching prey, but it is so quick that the shell's inside cannot be seen.
FireRed It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
LeafGreen Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
Generation IV
Diamond It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
Pearl It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

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


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 59
Endless Level 69
Forever Level 9
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Pineco
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 465   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
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 43+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 205.png Explosion Normal
-- Protect Normal
-- Bide Normal
-- Rapid Spin Normal

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 205.png Spr 2s 205.png Spr 2c 205.gif Spr b 2g 205.png
Spr 2g 205 s.png Spr 2s 205 s.png Spr 2c 205 s.gif Spr b 2g 205 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 205.png Spr 3e 205.png Spr 3r 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png
Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr 3e 205 s.png Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 205.png Spr 4p 205.png Spr 4h 205.png Spr b 4d 205.png
Spr 4d 205 s.png Spr 4p 205 s.png Spr 4h 205 s.png Spr b 4d 205 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 205.png Spr 5b 205.png Spr b 5b 205.png
Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr b 5b 205 s.png
Forretress For other sprites and images, please see Forretress images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Forretress cannot learn any Template:Type2 moves until Generation IV, and could only learn one Template:Type2 move (and this, only by breeding) up until the release of Platinum.
  • Pineco and Forretress share the same species name with Burmy and Wormadam. They are all known as Bagworm Pokémon.
  • Oddly, Forretress can learn Swift by breeding in Generation III, but it can't learn it from the move tutor. This also happened to its pre-evolution Pineco.
  • Forretress is the first original Steel Pokémon in the National Dex order. (Magnemite's evolutionary line, which precedes Forretress, wasn't Steel-type in Generation I.)
  • In Platinum, it is possible to have Forretress learn Bug Bite, which would mean it would have to show its face or mouth to bite the foe. This would possibly mean the elimination of the mystery of what is inside its shell.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2 its shell is gray rather than pink.

Origin

Forretress is based on a bagworm.

Name origin

Forretress's name is a combination of forest and fortress. It may also contain turret referring to the nozzles on its body that it uses to launch Spikes. Although highly unlikely, it may be a combination of forret, French for forest, and tres, an abbreviation of trees, which would make it forest trees, probably referring to its habitat.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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