Ferrothorn

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

Pokédex data

National № 598
Type Grass Steel
Species Thorn Pod Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 110.0 kg (242.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Iron Barbs
Anticipation (hidden ability)
Local № 104 (Black/White)
176 (Black 2/White 2)
070 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
190 (Sword/Shield)
180 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 171
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 74
258 352
Attack 94
173 315
Defense 131
240 397
Sp. Atk 54
101 227
Sp. Def 116
213 364
Speed 20
40 152
Total 489 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 Ferrothorn.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Ferrothorn changes

Pokédex entries

Black It fights by swinging around its three spiky feelers. A hit from these steel spikes can reduce a boulder to rubble.
White They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.
Black 2
White 2
By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
X
Omega Ruby
By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can obliterate an opponent.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They attach themselves to cave ceilings, firing steel spikes at targets passing beneath them.
Sword This Pokémon scrapes its spikes across rocks, and then uses the tips of its feelers to absorb the nutrients it finds within the stone.
Shield Its spikes are harder than steel. This Pokémon crawls across rock walls by stabbing the spikes on its feelers into the stone.

Moves learned by Ferrothorn

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
1Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
15IngrainGrassStatus
20Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
25Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
30Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
35Iron DefenseSteelStatus
43CurseGhostStatus
49Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
56ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Ferrothorn learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85

Egg moves

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

Ferrothorn 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

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CurseGhostStatus
1HardenNormalStatus
1Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85
1Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
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
46Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
53PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
61Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
67ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Ferrothorn learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
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

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

Transfer-only moves

Ferrothorn 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
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ferrothorn sprites

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

Where to find Ferrothorn

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Ferroseed
X
Y
Evolve Ferroseed
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
Dusty Bowl

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Ferrothorn
Japanese ナットレイ (Nutrey)
German Tentantel
French Noacier

Name origin

ferrous
of or containing iron
thorn
sharp spine on a plant