It first appered in The Road to Humilau where it went up against Marlon's Jellicent. After their Pin Missile and Shadow Ball attacks were dodged, the battle heated up. Ferrothorn landed Thunderbolt, which was an instant knockout. Jellicent's Cursed Body licked in to disable Thunderbolt while he fainted, but Ferrothorn fought on regardless. Even though Thunderbolt would do 4X the normal damage to Marlon's Mantine, he learned that Cursed Body disabled it, so he was in for a hard battle. Cameron ordered Pin Missile, his foe acted fast, knocking his balance off with Wing Attack, but Ferrothorn was still able to battle. Bullet Seed did virtually no damge to him, and Ferrothorn was able to get up. Ferrothorn was okay to battle, but the faster Mantine landed a Psybeam, which brought Ferrothorn down.
It next appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! where it was used in the first round of the unova league against Keno's Eelektross. It hit with Pin Missile, but Eelektross inflicted major damage with Crush Claw. Ferrothorn tried to fight back with Metal Claw, but Eelektross dodged all 3 attempts. Ferrothorn dodged a Thunderbolt attack, but was once again hurt by Crush Claw, which made them both get nervous. In the next episode, Eelektross attempted a Crunch attack, but Ferrothorn used Pin Missile in Eelektross's mouth, knocking it out.
He was the second Pokémon called upon by Cameron in his Quarter-Final match against Ash in Cameron's Secret Weapon after Pignite was able to bring down Cameron's powerful Hydriegon. Ferrothorn viciously lashes out to hit Pignite with Metal Claw, but the Fire Pig Pokémon dodges the attack. Ferrothorn attacks again and lands a hit with Pin Missile, which inflicts major damage. It was still able to fight back and use Flamethrower, which did four times the normal damage, and badly hurt Ferrothorn. With both Pokémon unable to take another hit, in a final desperate move, Cameron orders a newly learned Mirror Shot, but Pignite dodged it and knocked him out with Flame Charge.
In A Unova League Evolution!, Ferrothorn was the second Pokémon used by Cameron in his semi-final match against Virgil against his Jolteon. He put up a fight, and forced Virgil to switch out multiple times, knocking out his Jolteon and Leafeon, and damaging his Umbreon and Espeon, but Virgil's fifth Pokémon, Flareon, made quick work of the Grass/Steel type.
|Pin Missile +||The Road to Humilau!|
|Thunderbolt||The Road to Humilau!|
|Metal Claw +||Curtain Up, Unova League!|
|Mirror Shot +||Cameron's Secret Weapon!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.