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 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 277.3 lbs (125.8 kg)
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 70 (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

(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.
1AutotomizeSteel
1Bug BiteBug 60 100
1Heavy SlamSteel 100
1Magnet RiseElectric
1Mirror ShotSteel 65 85
1ProtectNormal
1Self-DestructNormal 200 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Toxic SpikesPoison
1Zap CannonElectric 120 50
6Self-DestructNormal 200 100
9Bug BiteBug 60 100
12Take DownNormal 90 85
17Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
20BideNormal
23Natural GiftNormal 100
28SpikesGround
32PaybackDark 50 100
36ExplosionNormal 250 100
42Iron DefenseSteel
46Gyro BallSteel 100
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
56Magnet RiseElectric
60Zap CannonElectric 120 50
64Heavy SlamSteel 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.
AutotomizeSteel
Mirror ShotSteel 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.
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
EndureNormal
FlailNormal 100
Pin MissileBug 25 95
Power TrickPsychic
RevengeFighting 60 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Stealth RockRock
SwiftNormal 60
Toxic SpikesPoison

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 SwitchPsychic
BlockNormal
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Drill RunGround 80 95
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Laser FocusNormal
Magnet RiseElectric
Pain SplitNormal
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
TelekinesisPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Forretress does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Forretress does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Forretress sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English 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