Shadow Ferroseed

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow FerroseedGrass Steel

Shadow Ferroseed is a Grass and Steel-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1064 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Ferroseed's best moveset is Metal Claw and Iron Head. It is weather boosted by Sunny and Snow weather, and it was originally found in the Unova region. Shiny Shadow Ferroseed is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Ferroseed is weak to Fire and Fighting-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water, and Grass-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1064 CP
Attack82 ATK
Defense155 DEF
Stamina127 STA
Weather Boost
  • sunnySunny
  • snowSnow
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#597
Height0.6 m
Weight18.8 kg
RegionUnova Generation 5
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
75 Candy
75000 Candy

Shadow Ferroseed type chart

Takes increased damage
FireFire256.0%
FightingFighting160.0%
Takes decreased damage
GrassGrass39.1%
DragonDragon62.5%
ElectricElectric62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
NormalNormal62.5%
PoisonPoison62.5%
PsychicPsychic62.5%
RockRock62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Ferroseed's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Ferroseed's best moveset is Metal Claw and Iron Head, with 7.20 DPS (damage per second) and 100.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Snow weather.

Best Shadow Ferroseed moves
DPS7.20
TDO100.49
Score8.6
Weather Boost
  • snow
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Ferroseed with its best moveset, we recommend to use Tackle/Iron Head. You will lose around 4.5% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Ferroseed's strongest moveset (Metal Claw/Iron Head).

Shadow Ferroseed moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Ferroseed's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Ferroseed's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.SteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 7.20100.58.6
      2.NormalTackle SteelIron Head 6.8896.08.2
      3.SteelMetal Claw SteelFlash Cannon 6.8796.08.2
      4.SteelMetal Claw SteelGyro Ball 6.7994.98.1
      5.NormalTackle SteelGyro Ball 6.5491.37.8
      6.NormalTackle SteelFlash Cannon 6.5190.97.8
      7.SteelMetal Claw NormalFrustration 3.8053.04.5
      8.NormalTackle NormalFrustration 3.5349.24.2

      Fast Attacks

      • NormalTackleDamage5Energy5Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗
      • SteelMetal ClawDamage8Energy7Duration0.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Metal Claw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration0.7s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6

        Effects
        Metal Claw has no special effects.
        See Metal Claw details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • SteelFlash CannonDamage100Energy100Duration2.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Flash Cannon
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.6s - 2.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy70

        Effects
        Flash Cannon has no special effects.
        See Flash Cannon details page ↗
      • SteelIron HeadDamage60Energy50Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Iron Head
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.3s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50

        Effects
        Iron Head has no special effects.
        See Iron Head details page ↗
      • SteelGyro BallDamage80Energy50Duration3.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Gyro Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy60

        Effects
        Gyro Ball has no special effects.
        See Gyro Ball details page ↗
      • NormalFrustrationDamage10Energy33Duration2.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Ferroseed has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Ferroseed Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Ferroseed's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Ferroseed Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1064 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch370 CP - 403 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs493 CP - 537 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids459 CP - 537 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • sunnySunny
      • snowSnow
      574 CP - 672 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Ferroseed Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Ferroseed Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      113 CP241 CP370 CP
      498 CP5126 CP6155 CP
      7183 CP8212 CP9240 CP
      10269 CP11295 CP12322 CP
      13349 CP14376 CP15403 CP
      16430 CP17457 CP18484 CP
      19510 CP20537 CP21564 CP
      22591 CP23618 CP24645 CP
      25672 CP26699 CP27726 CP
      28753 CP29779 CP30806 CP
      31820 CP32833 CP33847 CP
      34860 CP35874 CP36887 CP
      37900 CP38914 CP39927 CP
      40941 CP41953 CP42965 CP
      43977 CP44989 CP451001 CP
      461014 CP471026 CP481038 CP
      491051 CP501064 CP

      Shadow Ferroseed evolution chart

      Family
      Family

      Shadow Ferroseed has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Ferroseed

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Ferroseed's Grass and Steel-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Ferroseed.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      BugSteel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega Sceptile
      GrassDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      Steel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega Abomasnow
      GrassIce
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Ferroseed Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Ferroseed in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Ferroseed, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Shadow Ferroseed costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Ferroseed costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Ferroseed high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Ferroseed. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Shadow Ferroseed Pokédex entries

                Unova
                VersionsPokédex entry
                BlackWhen threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
                WhiteThey stick their spikes into cave walls and absorb the minerals they find in the rock.
                Black 2, White 2It absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
                X, Omega RubyWhen threatened, it attacks by shooting a barrage of spikes, which gives it a chance to escape by rolling away.
                Y, Alpha SapphireIt absorbs the iron it finds in the rock while clinging to the ceiling. It shoots spikes when in danger.
                SwordIt defends itself by launching spikes, but its aim isn’t very good at first. Only after a lot of practice will it improve.
                ShieldMossy caves are their preferred dwellings. Enzymes contained in mosses help Ferroseed’s spikes grow big and strong.