Forretress

Forretress is a Bug/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Bagworm Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 205
Type Bug Steel
Species Bagworm Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 125.8 kg (277.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
Overcoat (hidden ability)
Local № 094 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
094 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
269 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 163
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 40
76 196
Total 465 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 Forretress.

Evolution chart

#204
Pineco
Bug
(Level 31)

Forretress changes

Pokédex entries

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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
HeartGold Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside this shell is a total mystery.
SoulSilver It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is encased in a steel shell. Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
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.
Ultra Sun When something approaches it, it fires off fragments of its steel shell in attack. This is not a conscious action but a conditioned reflex.
Ultra Moon In the moment that it gulps down its prey, the inside of its shell is exposed, but to this day, no one has ever seen that sight.

Moves learned by Forretress

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AutotomizeSteelStatus
1Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
1Magnet RiseElectricStatus
1Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
1Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
6Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
9Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
12Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
20BideNormalPhysical
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
32PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
36ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
42Iron DefenseSteelStatus
46Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
56Magnet RiseElectricStatus
60Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
64Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AutotomizeSteelStatus
Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EndureNormalStatus
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Power TrickPsychicStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
BlockNormalStatus
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
TelekinesisPsychicStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Forretress 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AutotomizeSteelStatus
1Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
1Magnet RiseElectricStatus
1Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
1Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
6Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
9Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
12Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
20BideNormalPhysical
23Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
32PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
36ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
42Iron DefenseSteelStatus
46Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
56Magnet RiseElectricStatus
60Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
64Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AutotomizeSteelStatus
Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
EndureNormalStatus
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Power TrickPsychicStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Stealth RockRockStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Forretress can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Forretress sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Forretress  sprite from Silver Forretress  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Forretress  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Forretress  sprite from Black & White Forretress  sprite from X & Y Forretress  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Forretress Shiny sprite from Silver Forretress Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Forretress Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Forretress Shiny sprite from Black & White Forretress Shiny sprite from X & Y Forretress Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Forretress

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Pineco
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Pineco
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Pineco
Black
White
Evolve Pineco
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Pineco
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Forretress
Japanese フォレトス (Foretos)
German Forstellka
French Foretress

Name origin

fortress
defensive structure, e.g. a castle
turret
castle/fortress tower, often holding weapons