Ferroseed

Ferroseed is a Grass/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Thorn Seed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 597
Type Grass Steel
Species Thorn Seed Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 18.8 kg (41.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Iron Barbs
Local № 103 (Black/White)
175 (Black 2/White 2)
069 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
189 (Sword/Shield)
179 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 44
198 292
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 91
168 309
Sp. Atk 24
47 161
Sp. Def 86
159 298
Speed 10
22 130
Total 305 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Ferroseed.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Ferroseed changes

Pokédex entries

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
White 2
It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
X
Omega Ruby
When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
Sword It defends itself by launching spikes, but its aim isn’t very good at first. Only after a lot of practice will it improve.
Shield Mossy caves are their preferred dwellings. Enzymes contained in mosses help Ferroseed’s spikes grow big and strong.

Moves learned by Ferroseed

Moves learnt by level up

Ferroseed learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
10Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
15IngrainGrassStatus
20Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
25Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
30Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
35Iron DefenseSteelStatus
41CurseGhostStatus
45Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
50ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Egg moves

Ferroseed learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ferroseed egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
ToxicPoisonStatus 90

Move Tutor moves

Ferroseed can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Ferroseed is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Ferroseed is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Ferroseed learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
9CurseGhostStatus
14Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
18Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
21Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
26Iron DefenseSteelStatus
30Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85
35IngrainGrassStatus
38Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
43Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
47PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
52Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
55ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Egg moves

Ferroseed learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ferroseed egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid SprayPoisonSpecial 40 100
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SpikesGroundStatus
Stealth RockRockStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Ferroseed can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Ferroseed is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Ferroseed can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Ferroseed sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Ferroseed  sprite from Black & White Ferroseed  sprite from X & Y Ferroseed  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Ferroseed Shiny sprite from Black & White Ferroseed Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Ferroseed

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Chargestone Cave
X
Y
Glittering Cave, Reflection Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 4, Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Lakeside Cave

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Ferroseed
Japanese テッシード (Tesseed)
German Kastadur
French Grindur

Name origin

ferrous
of or containing iron
seed
premature ungrown plant