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This is a strategy guide for using Ferrothorn in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, Builds, and Held Items to use with Ferrothorn, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Evolution and Learnset||Build for Ranked Battle|
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Iron Barbs||Inflicts damage to the Pokemon on cotact.|
|Anticipation (Hidden)||Senses a foe's dangerous moves.|
|Deals 4x damage|
|Deals 2x damage|
|Deals 0.5x damage|
|Deals 1/4x damage|
|Deals 0x damage|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Leech Seed||Inherit from Roselia (learns at Lv. 10) or Phantump (learns at Lv. 8)|
|Knock Off||Inherit from Lombre (learns at Lv. 1) or Grookey (learns at Lv. 20
When playing Pokemon Sword and using a starter other than Grookey, this move can be inherited via Dwebble, who learns it as an Egg Move, which it can inherit from Scorupi (learns at Lv. 24)
|Nature||Brave (+Atk, -Spd)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Atk. 252 / Sp.Def. 4
(0 IVs in Speed)
|Final Stat Values||HP 181 / Atk. 114 / Def. 201 / Sp.Def. 137 / Spd. 36|
|Held Item||Choice Band|
|Body Press||Possible choice for using against other Steel-types.|
|Explosion||The most powerful move in the game. Obviously, since Ferrothorn will faint after using it, save it for when you have low HP or against an opponent you definitely want to KO.|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Sp.Def. 196 / Def. 60|
|Final Stat Values||HP 181 / Atk. 160 / Def. 151 / Sp.Def. 137 / Spd. 22|
As Ferrothorn doesn't get any recovery moves, it'll be relying on a Leftovers + Iron Barbs strategy to recover indirectly. While using Leech Seed to sap the opponent's HP, it can use Protect to stay on the battlefield as long as possible, cutting down the opponent's HP in the process.
Ferrothorn's strongest suit lies in its ability to absorb physical hits. Combined with Leech Seed, it can stack up massive total damage, so in a switch-heavy battle, Ferrothorn proves to be an invaluable asset.
Ferrothorn is a proud member of the Steel type, the Fairy type's great enemy. It's an important Pokemon as an overall counter to Fairy types. As Hidden Power is no more in Sword and Shield, the days where any Pokemon could have Hidden Power Fire and counter him with 4x damage are over, and Ferrothorn stands strong in their wake.
With its incredibly low Speed of 20, the normally last-to-move Ferrothorn becomes a silver bullet under the effects of Trick Room. Together with Gyro Ball, which becomes stronger the slower the user, Ferrothorn comes into its own as a physical sweeper.
With a 4x weakness to Fire, Ferrothorn can be quickly handled with Fire attacks. Any of the Fire-types listed below are easy to use in Ranked Battle and even besides being great Ferrothorn counters, will be a welcome addition to your team.
・Takes 1/4x damage from Steel-type moves
・Can use Volt Switch to control the flow of battle
・Its ability Intimidate can lower Ferrothorn's attack
・Good at taking physical hits
・Its powerful attack Pyro Ball can cause trouble for Ferrothorn's follow-up Pokemon as well
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|Tier List||Best Builds||Best Teams|
um, mate. that nature suggestion is wrong. Careful is increase special defense and decrease special attack. if you want increase special defense and decrease speed then you're looking for Sassy nature.
What about a Stealth Rocks set with Knock Off? It could help with Eviolite Corsola.
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