Ferrothorn is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Ferroseed starting at level 40. Take a look below for 19 fun and fascinating facts about Ferrothorn.
1. Ferrothorn is a Pokemon resembling a flattened durian.
2. Its metallic body is covered in thorns, with three black stripes circling its width, the middle stripe having triangular decorations below the eyes of Ferrothorn.
3. Its eyes have green rims, yellow sclerae, and dark pupils.
4. There is a green spike at the top of its body, and extending around it are vine-like, long green appendages tipped with spiky metal disks.
5. The spikes of Ferrothorn are said to be harder than steel.
6. It can use these feelers to either cling onto the ceilings of a cave or walk around.
7. Ferrothorn also uses the feelers to absorb nutrients from the rocks it scrapes.
8. When hanging, it can attack its prey underneath by shooting spikes.
9. No other Pokémon have the same Egg Group combination as Ferrothorn and its pre-evolved form.
10. Ferrothorn is tied with Kartana for the highest base Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon. Coincidentally, both are also part Steel-type Pokémon.
11. Ferrothorn is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 489.
12. Ferrothorn appears to be based on durian plants.
13. Its vines resemble military flails. The vines also resemble a fully-grown brier plant, just as its pre-evolved form resembles a seed.
14. It could also be based on the tribulus, which is a species of thorny plants whose name, during Roman times, also meant caltrops, which is a thorny metallic weapon used to puncture the feet of invading soldiers. Also, the “tri-” in tribulus means “three”, which is also the same number of pods Ferrothorn has.
15. Ferrothorn is a combination of “ferrous” (meaning contains iron) and thorn (a protective spine found on many plants).
16. Ferrothorn debuted in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, under the ownership of the Officer Jenny at Undella Town. It was used in an attempt to capture a Dragonite that was causing problems in the town.
17. A Ferrothorn appeared in The Road to Humilau!, under the ownership of Cameron. He used it during his Gym battle against Marlon, where it defeated his Jellicent before losing to Mantine. Ferrothorn made further appearances during the Vertress Conference in Curtain Up, Unova League!, Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, Lost at the League!, and Cameron’s Secret Weapon!.
18. A Ferrothorn appeared in the ending credits of Eevee & Friends.
19. In Hallway Hijinks, a Ferrothorn was seen under the ownership of a Hoopster, who was one of the 32 qualified participants in the Unova Pokémon League.