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Forretress (Pokémon)

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Pineco #204: Pineco
Pokémon
#206: Dunsparce Dunsparce
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Forretress (disambiguation).
Forretress
Bagworm Pokémon
フォレトス
Foretos
#205
Forretress

Forretress

Forretress

Forretress
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Steel
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Overcoat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Forretress

Mega Forretress Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'11″ 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
277.3 lbs. 125.8 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
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#205
Kanto
#094
Johto
#348
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-111
Almia
R-191/N-031
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
118
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
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
F205.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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 is a large, spherical Pokémon with no visible limbs. The upper and lower halves of its body are capped by bumpy steel plates. The outer plates have zigzagging ridges that open along its back and front, revealing its smooth, red inner shell. The inner shell is punctuated by four cylindrical spikes, each tapering to an open point. Between the spikes, the inner shell opens along a straight line to reveal Forretress's eyes, which are round with large pupils. Whatever else lies inside its shell is unknown.

Forretress can defend itself from enemies by shooting out pieces of its outer shell. It opens its shell to capture prey, but does so quickly that its interior body cannot be seen. It lives in forests, attaching itself immovably to tree trunks.

In the anime

Forretress in the anime

Major appearances

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. When Brock went to Hoenn, the only Pokémon he brought with him was his Forretress.

Minor appearances

A Forretress appeared in Win, Lose, or Drew! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

Another one appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!. It was one of the many Steel-type Pokémon seen going crazy on Iron Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP259 Forretress Ash's Pokédex Forretress, the Bagworm Pokémon. Forretress is the evolved form of Pineco. Its entire body is covered in a steel hard shell.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Forretress in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

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

In The Last Battle XIII a Forretress was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Carr has many Forretress, with which he often orders an Explosion attack to destroy the surroundings. Near the end of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, he has 10 of them nearly detonate the Team Rocket airship after realizing that Giovanni had planned to use the Three Beasts as pawns to reunite with his son.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
SoulSilver It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Generation V
Black It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
White
Black 2 It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
White 2
Generation VI
X It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
Y It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Pineco
Crystal
Evolve Pineco
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Pineco
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Pineco
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Pineco
Platinum
Evolve Pineco
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Pineco
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Pineco
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Pineco
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 59
Endless Level 69
Forever Level 9
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Pineco
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sophian Road
Canal Ruins
Forest Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: World Axle - B1F
Cave: All*
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Pineco

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
00Start Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
00Start Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
00Start Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1717 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2020 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2323 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Mirror Shot Steel Special 06565 08585% 10
3232 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3636 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4242 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4646 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5050 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
6464 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
7070 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Forretress obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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 Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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 TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
LedybaLedianPinecoForretressVolbeatVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeKarrablastEscavalierLarvesta
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
SewaddleDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Pin Missile Bug Physical 25 95% 20
Shuckle Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
Pinsir Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
TrapinchVibravaFlygon Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
DwebbleCrustle Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
LedybaLedianAccelgor Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Forretress 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 Forretress in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Forretress can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Forretress cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani205.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP205.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP What goes on inside my shell is a secret!
26%-50% HP Now, this isn't pretty. I'm seeing my health down halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... Haven't got any power left to give...
Level up Say, now, I leveled up! My shell's grown thicker, too!
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 Say, now, I leveled up! My shell's grown thicker, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP205.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
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:  Steel  Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
( Steel )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It flings gooey blobs. Beware: it may explode.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Steel  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes explosions around itself.
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
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP205.png HP: ★★★ Move: Gyro Ball
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Explode
Evolves from Pineco when its Defense is 73 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kame, Ujizane, and Yoshimoto

Evolution

204Pineco.png
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 31
205Forretress.png
First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 205.png Spr b 2g 205.png Spr 2s 205.png Spr b 2g 205.png Spr 2c 205.gif Spr b 2c 205.png
Spr 2g 205 s.png Spr b 2g 205 s.png Spr 2s 205 s.png Spr b 2g 205 s.png Spr 2c 205 s.gif Spr b 2c 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png Spr 3e 205.gif Spr b 3r 205.png Spr 3r 205.png Spr b 3r 205.png
Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png Spr 3e 205 s.gif Spr b 3r 205 s.png Spr 3r 205 s.png Spr b 3r 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 205.png Spr b 4d 205.png Spr 4p 205.png Spr b 4p 205.png Spr 4h 205.png Spr b 4h 205.png
Spr 4d 205 s.png Spr b 4d 205 s.png Spr 4p 205 s.png Spr b 4p 205 s.png Spr 4h 205 s.png Spr b 4p 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 205.png Spr b 5b 205.png Spr 5b 205.png Spr b 5b 205.png
Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr b 5b 205 s.png Spr 5b 205 s.png Spr b 5b 205 s.png
Front Back Front Back
205MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Forretress images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Forretress is based on a bagworm, possibly one inhabiting a discarded shell of a horse chestnut or a walnut. Because of its "shell", and the fact its spikes resemble cannons, it may have been based on a giant clam or other mussels and shellfish with functioning nozzles.

Name origin

Forretress and Foretos are a combination of forest and fortress. It may also contain turret, referring to the nozzles on its body that it uses to launch Spikes.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フォレトス Foretos From forest, turret, and fortress
France Flag.png French Foretress Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forretress Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Forstellka From Forst and Kastell
Italy Flag.png Italian Forretress Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쏘콘 Ssokon From 쏘다 ssoda and pine cone. May involve 소나무 sonamoo.


Related articles

External links

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