Brock's Forretress

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Brock's Forretress
タケシのフォレトス Takeshi's Foretos
Fast Ball
Brock's Forretress
Debuts in Going Apricorn!
Caught at Azalea Town
Evolves in Entei at Your Own Risk
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Pewter Gym
Pineco Forretress
This Pokémon spent 116 episodes as Pineco.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pineco Unshō Ishizuka Eric Stuart
As Forretress Unshō Ishizuka Eric Stuart (4Kids)
Unshō Ishizuka (AG004), (TPCi)

Brock's Forretress (Japanese: タケシのフォレトス Takeshi's Foretos) was the only Pokémon acquired by Brock in Johto, and his fifth altogether. Its voice actor in English was Eric Stuart (4Kids dub), and its Japanese voice actor is 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka. When Pokémon USA and TAJ Productions took over the dubbing, Ishizuka's voice was kept.


Brock caught Forretress as a Pineco near Azalea Town with one of Kurt's Fast Balls while trying to pick Apricorns. Later in Brock's journey through Johto, Pineco evolved at a hot spring while trying to save a herd of wild Pokémon from Team Rocket.

Forretress had some character development. As a Pineco, it was very surly and temperamental and tended to blow itself up and Brock along with it. After it evolved into Forretress, it seemed to like Brock more, and began to act loyally. After Brock gave his brother Forrest most of his Pokémon, Forretress was the only Pokémon Brock took with him to Hoenn.

Forretress got a fair amount of screentime for one of Brock's Pokémon, as it was regularly featured throughout most of the later Johto episodes and much of early Hoenn. However, it took a backseat to Ludicolo and Mudkip after the midpoint of the Hoenn series. It is also the first Template:Type2 Pokémon a main anime character has had, and, up until Brock's Onix evolved, the only one.

Forretress was left at the Pewter Gym when Brock headed to Sinnoh and met up with Ash.

Moves used

Using Rapid Spin Move First Used In
Tackle Going Apricorn!
Selfdestruct Going Apricorn!
Spikes Ariados, Amigos
Rapid Spin Entei at Your Own Risk
Explosion You Never Can Taillow
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

In the games

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Bug Steel
Held item:
Mint Berry
Forretress Lv.50
Take Down
Giga Drain
Defense Curl


  • Before leaving it in Pewter City when he left for Sinnoh, Forretress had been in Brock's party longer than any other main character's Pokémon except Pikachu and Meowth, including the time when it was a Pineco. This record was matched and subsequently broken 3 episodes later by Jessie's Wobbuffet.
  • Though it is not a Hoenn-native Pokémon, it was the only Pokémon Brock brought with him to Hoenn. At the time, Brock had both Geodude and Crobat with him and at one point had a Vulpix; they are native to Hoenn. Later on, Pineco became somewhat Hoenn-native, as it was available in the Safari Zone extension found in Pokémon Emerald.
  • This is the first and only Template:Type2 Pokémon Brock has owned.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pineco and Forretress.

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