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Ferroseed (Pokémon)

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Galvantula #596: Galvantula
Pokémon
#598: Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Ferroseed
Thorn Seed Pokémon
テッシード
Tesseed
#597
Ferroseed

Ferroseed

Ferroseed

Ferroseed
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Steel
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Iron Barbs Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Ferroseed

Mega Ferroseed Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Grass and Mineral
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
41.4 lbs. 18.8 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#597
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#103/#175
Unova
Coastal
#069
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F597.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ferroseed (Japanese: テッシード Tesseed) is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves into Ferrothorn starting at level 40.

Biology

Ferroseed is a cave-dwelling Pokémon resembling a durian. It has many green thorns around its body that are used for protection. It has a metallic body with band-like stripes, along with small yellow eyes with black pupils. It can stick its spikes into cave walls to absorb the minerals from the rocks. If threatened, it can shoot a barrage of spikes so it can escape by rolling away. It absorbs minerals from rocks.

In the anime

Ferroseed in the anime

Major appearances

Ferroseed made its debut appearance in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW081 Ferroseed Ash's Pokédex Ferroseed, the Thorn Seed Pokémon. Ferroseed absorb minerals from rock by penetrating the walls of caves using their spikes.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures 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 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 It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
White 2
Generation VI
X When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
Y It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Chargestone Cave
Black 2 White 2
Chargestone Cave
Chargestone Cave (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Reflection Cave, Glittering Cave, Friend Safari (Steel)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: World Axle - B2F

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Sticky Barb Sticky Barb (5%)
X Y 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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 02525 09595% 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 06060 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 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 09090 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
TrubbishGarbodor Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
ExeggcuteHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunflora Bullet Seed Grass Physical 25 100% 30
Probopass Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Ferrothorn Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
CacneaCacturneKlefki Spikes Ground Status —% 20
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelixRoggenrola
BoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ferroseed in Generation VI
  • 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 Ferroseed 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2597.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
Ferroseed are rough and curious, but they are surprisingly cool. They can't go back to the place where they were without help.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

597Ferroseed.png
Unevolved
Ferroseed
 Grass  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 40
598Ferrothorn.png
First evolution
Ferrothorn
 Grass  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 597.png Spr b 5b 597.png Spr 5b 597.png Spr b 5b 597.png
Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr b 5b 597 s.png Spr 5b 597 s.png Spr b 5b 597 s.png
Front Back Front Back
597MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Ferroseed images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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 ferrum (Latin for iron) or ferro (Portuguese and Italian for iron) and seed.

Tesseed may be a combination of 鉄 tetsu (iron) and seed.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese テッシード Tesseed From tetsu and seed
France Flag.png French Grindur From grain and dur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ferroseed Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kastadur From Kastanie and durrus
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferroseed Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철시드 Cheolsideu From cheol and seed



External links

Galvantula #596: Galvantula
Pokémon
#598: Ferrothorn Ferrothorn


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