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| Iron Barbs
| Steel Thorns
| Generation VII
| Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact with iron barbs.
Iron Barbs (Japanese: てつのトゲ Steel Thorns) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Prior to Generation VII, it was the signature Ability of Ferroseed and Ferrothorn. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Steel types.
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, the attacking Pokémon takes damage equal to 1/8 of its own maximum HP. If Iron Barbs causes both the Pokémon with this Ability and the attacking Pokémon to faint, then the attacking Pokémon will faint first.
If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit will activate this Ability.
Outside of battle
Iron Barbs has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Iron Barbs
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