Find out how to breed Ferrothorn in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the breeding process, recommended movesets, competitive builds, EV spreads, held items, counters and more!
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Ferrothorn Related Articles
|Total Base Stats||489|
Best Build For Ferrothorn
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Sassy (Sp.Def↑ / Speed ↓)||Leftovers|
Deals damage back to Pokemon that hit it with physical attacks.
|Gyro Ball / Power Whip / Leech Seed / Protect|
|Best EV Spread|
|Sp. Defense 252, HP 252, Def 4|
Ferrothorn is an incredible physical and sometimes special tank. With a 112 Attack stat, his STAB Earthquake is also not to be taken lightly.
Sand Stream Summons a Sandstorm
Ferrothorn, just like Tyranitar, can summon a Sandstorm when it enters the battle. This will wear down some enemy Pokemon and could be a strong buff to your team. Try him out with the likes of Flygon or Dugtrio.
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Ferrothorn
- Can one shot with Fire Blast (with 252 in Sp.Atk)
- Somewhat vulnerable to Gyro Ball if Fire Blast misses
|Heat Rotom|| Pros|
- Can one shot with Overheat
- Can one shot with Life Orb + Flare Blitz
- Takes a lot of recoil damage + Iron Barbs damage
How To Play Against Ferrothorn
The key with Ferrothorn is to have a fire move ready to go on your team. A strong special attacker that can learn Mystical Fire can also do, like Hatterene.
Ferrothorn - Base Points (EVs) and Natures
Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation
Physically Defensive Ferrothorn
|HP||252 points (max)|
|Sp. Defense||252 points (max)|
Regardless of the build we recommend 252 points in HP. After that, Sp. Def is usually the go-to for a defensive Stealth Rock build.
|HP||252 points (max)|
|Attack||252 points (max)|
|Sp. Def||4 points|
For a more offensive build with Power Whip or Bullet Seed, feel free to put 252 points into Attack.Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!
Ferrothorn - Recommended Natures
|Brave||Atk↑ / Speed↓|
Ferrothorn's Special Defense is slightly lower, so it needs some boosting in certain situations.
|Adamant||Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓|
The extra damage on Earthquake is never a bad thing!
|Sassy||Sp.Def↑ / Speed↓|
For a defensive build, Impish with Leftovers is a solid bet.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Ferrothorn - Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch a Ferroseed on Route 4, or a Ferrothorn in the Dusty Bowl (Wild Area)|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Ferroseed|
|3||Breed that Ferroseed until you get one with a Sassy Nature.|
|4||Put 252 EVs in HP and Special Defense|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Reach Lv. 40 to evolve to Ferrothorn|
|7||Teach it Gyro Ball, Spikes, Curse, and Power Whip|
How To Get Ferroseed
The first step to Breeding Ferrothorn will be to catch a wild one. Ferroseed can be found on Route 4, while Ferrothorn are much rarer and can only be found during Snowstorms in the Dusty Bowl. It's best to try to hunt for a Ferroseed first.Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!
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Ferrothorn - Recommended Moves
Recommended Attack Moves
|Gyro Ball||Deals more damage the slower the user is compared to the target. Great for taking out fast threats like Dragapult.|
|Power Whip||120 Power, 85% accuracy, no other effects. Great STAB move that can threaten Hippowdon, Tyranitar, and Rhyperior.|
|Bullet Seed||Use TM50 to learn. 25 Power, hits 2-5 times per turn. A more reliable alternative to Power Whip.|
Recommended Support and Buff Moves
|Stealth Rock||Use TR76 to learn. Hurts opponents when they switch in.|
Extremely powerful, but should probably be used by another Pokemon on the team.
|Spikes||Use TR23 to learn. Hurts opponents when they switch in.|
Same as Stealth Rock, but stacks!
|Curse||Lowers speed, but raises Attack and Defense.|
Extremely powerful buff, should be used whenever possible.
|Thunder Wave||Use TM14 to learn. Paralyzes the opponent.|
Important for stopping fast sweepers.
|Protect||Use TM25 to learn. Prevents all damage for one turn.|
Good for Leftovers/Leech Seed stall play.
Ferrothorn - Recommended Item to Hold
|Leftovers||Restores health at the end of every turn.|
Useful for outlasting while building up Curse.
|Rocky Helmet||Causes Pokemon that hit the wearer with a contact move to take damage.|
Stacks with Ferrothorn's Ability, Iron Barbs!
|Choice Band||Boosts Attack by 150% but the user can only use one move.|
Only recommended for Adamant Max Attack Ferrothorn. Can take out fast threats like Dragapult with a Gyro Ball.