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[[File:Type Grass/Steel.gif|link=Grass/Steel type]]  
Species Thorn Seed Pokémon
Abilities Iron Barbs
None ← 597 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Ferrothorn]]
(テッシード Tesshido)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Ferroseed (Japanese: テッシード Tesshido) is a Grass/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Ferrothorn at level 40.


Ferroseed is a gray sphere-like Pokémon that resembles a spiked acorn. Ferroseed have three horizontal black lines around its body. Ferroseed have green thorns around its body. Ferroseed's eyes are yellow and have a green background around them.

Game Info

Game Locations

Ferroseed Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Chargestone Cave 1F Uncommon

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
When threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
They stick their spikes into cave walls and absorb the minerals they find in the rock.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Harden - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


9 Curse - -% 10 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Status Status


14 Metal Claw 50 95% 30 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


18 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


21 Gyro Ball - 100% 5 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


26 Iron Defense - -% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status Status


30 Mirror Shot 65 85% 10 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Special Special


35 Ingrain - -% 20 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


38 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


43 Iron Head 80 100% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


47 Payback 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


52 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Special Special


55 Explosion 250 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Ferroseed seems to be a possible remake of Pineco, while its post-evolution, Ferrothorn, appears to be a remake of Forretress.
  • Ferroseed is one of the two Grass-type Pokémon that cannot learn Grass Knot. The other is Rotom's Mow Forme.
  • Ferroseed and its evolution Ferrothorn are the only Grass/Steel type Pokémon.
    • They are also the only Grass type Pokémon immune to Poison attacks.
  • Ferroseed also greatly resembles a pinecone.
  • Although Ferroseed is clearly a plant, the species lives in a cave.


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