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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Forretress (disambiguation).
Forretress
フォレトス Foretos
#205
205Forretress
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Bug Steel
Species
Bagworm Pokémon
Abilities
Sturdy Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#094
Hoenn
#348
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-111
Oblivia
R-191 N-031
Height
3'11″
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
277.3 lbs.
Imperial
125.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body01
Footprint
 F205 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 118 Battle Exp.: 1181*

Forretress (Japanese: フォレトス Foretos) is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves from Pineco starting at level 31.

Biology

Physiology

Forretress are a large round cocoon-like species of Pokémon with no visible limbs. They have two steel pinkish plates positioned on the top and bottom of their bodies. The plates cover most of the upper and lower hemispheres of the Forretress which are shaped with uneven grooves. This forms the outermost shell of a Forretress. A gap along the equator of their bodies exposes a second red shell beneath the outer shell. The red shell also has a smaller gap along the equator through which the eyes can be seen. Along with this, four tube-like spikes protrude out the four corners of the Forretress's equator. With the exception of the eyes and possibly the spikes, it is unknown what Forretress look like beneath the armor.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Possibly the most frequently implemented ability of Forretress is its ability to freely move without the use of limbs. This is done by spinning, bouncing and likely rolling. It’s also possible that like many Steel-type Pokémon, it aids its movements with electromagnetic waves, which would also explain its ability to float in the air for quite some time.

In order to use certain attacks such as Rollout and protect itself when in danger, it can retract its spikes and completely closes its shell, essentially concealing all of the Pokémon’s vulnerabilities.

When attacking, Forretress makes use of its exceptional spinning skills. It can spin to defend and clear hazards, employ its steel shell to achieve a powerful attack, or release jagged pieces of its shell from its four tube like spikes in order to deter foes and even lay traps to protect itself.

Behavior

Forretress are generally peaceful Pokémon and spend most of their time dormant; attached to trees, resting, sleeping or waiting for food. If forced to, they could actively pursue prey or change locations with their buoyant mobility. Being a fully evolved and all around powerful Pokémon, they could easily attack with vicious force if provoked or threatened.

Forretress are renowned for their secrecy and sternness on concealing their entrails. They almost never open their shells and when they do it lasts for no more than a fraction of a second.

Habitat

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Forretress are mostly found attached to trees in large forests as they spend little time moving around while in the wild. Their location is not restricted to forests; however, they can be found in many areas provided there are plenty of trees around.

Diet

Forretress is mainly carnivorous and will wait for prey to come close to it. When within reach, Forretress will open its shell up and devour the creature whole at such a speed that it is impossible to see inside the shell if observing. Its diet would most probably consist of smaller bugs or Bug-type Pokémon, although it’s not beyond its potential to eat anything organic that will fit in its mouth.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It remains immovably rooted to its tree. It scatters pieces of its hard shell to drive its enemies away.
Generation II
Johto
Its entire body is shielded by a steel-hard shell. What lurks inside the armor is a total mystery.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
None Evolve Pineco

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 465   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
00Start Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
066 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
099 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1717 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2020 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
2323 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Mirror Shot Steel Special 06565 08585% 10
3232 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3636 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
4242 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
4646 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5050 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
6464 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
7070 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Forretress obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM33 Reflect Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 70 100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 30 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
214MS Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
165MS166MS204MS205MS Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
214MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
015MS167MS168MS Pin Missile Bug Physical 14 85% 20
213MS Power Trick Psychic Status —% 10
127MS Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
165MS166MS Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
015MS205MS Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Forretress in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Forretress in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Drill Run Ground Physical 80 95% 10
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Forretress can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Forretress cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Forretress
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Forretress
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

204
Unevolved
Pineco
 Bug 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 31


205
First evolution
Forretress
 Bug  Steel 

204MS #204: Pineco
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#206: Dunsparce 206MS

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