Ferroseed #597

Evolution family

Ferroseed is part of a two-member family.


Ferroseed   Ferroseed_shiny
#597 Ferroseed

50 Ferroseed_candy
#598 Ferrothorn


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2019 Sep 16Increased spawns in:
Test Your Mettle: 2022 Sep 16 – 21
Sustainability Week 2022: Apr 20 – 25
Lush Jungle: 2022 Mar 22 – 29
Mountains of Power: 2022 Jan 7 – 13
Sustainability Week 2021: Apr 20 – 25
Incense Day: Psychic and Steel Type: 2021 Mar 14 (Incense-only)
Unova Celebration Event: 2021 Jan 5 – 10
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 – 26
Incense Day: Type Shuffle: 2020 Apr 19 (Incense-only)
537 Increased chance/Previously in:
10-km – 2019 Sep 16 – 2021 Mar 1
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,097Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
403 Field Research:
Catch 5 Pokémon: Test Your Mettle
Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon: Lush Jungle
Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row: 2022 Feb
Win a raid: 2021 Apr
Hatch 2 Eggs: Unova Celebration Event
Special Research/Timed Research:
Mountains of Power – 1st part: Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy
Sustainability Week – 2nd part: Catch 5 different species of Grass-type Pokémon
Searching for Legends – 6th part: Make 6 Great Curveball Throws
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Mar


Best moveset for Ferroseed

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Ferroseed’s greatest moves are Metal Claw and Iron Head. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Metal Claw 13.7 dps
  Iron Head 37.9 dps


  Metal Claw 13.7 dps
  Gyro Ball 29.1 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Tackle 5 10 10
  Metal Claw 8 10 13.7
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Flash Cannon 100 -37 44.4
  Iron Head 60 -26.3 37.9
  Gyro Ball 80 -15.2 29.1

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.


Ferroseed is a cave-dwelling Pokémon that looks like a durian. It protects itself with a ring of green thorns around its body. It features a metallic body covered in black stripes and polygonal dots, as well as little yellow eyes with black pupils.

Ferroseed like mossy caverns to live in. It can penetrate cave walls with its spikes to take minerals from the rocks. When confronted, it may fire a volley of spikes, allowing it to escape by rolling away. Ferroseed’s aim while throwing spikes will be poor at first and will need practice to improve. Ferroseed can take nutrients from rocks and utilize them to generate moss for oxygen, as shown in the anime; various rocks produce different varieties of moss with varying benefits. Notably, by devouring moss, its spikes may become large and robust. Absorbing nutrients from Chargestone Cave rocks has devastating consequences.