How to Catch Ferroseed in Pokemon GO

Trainers are trying to figure out how to catch Ferroseed in Pokemon GO likely thanks to Niantic’s Collection Challenges.
Trainers are trying to figure out how to catch Ferroseed in Pokemon GO likely thanks to Niantic’s Collection Challenges. | Niantic Labs

Trainers are trying to figure out how to catch Ferroseed in Pokemon GO likely thanks to Niantic’s Collection Challenges.

Ferroseed has risen in popularity among Pokemon GO trainers in recent months as a unique blend of grass and steel. As a Unova Pokemon, it is currently being featured in the Unova Collection Event alongside rare spawns like Blitzle and Roggenrola. While this Pokemon had previously only ever been available through eggs, trainers may now finally have a shot at encountering it in the wild.

Here’s how to maximize the chances to catch a Ferroseed.

How to Catch Ferroseed

Fortunately, due to the aforementioned Unova Collection Event, Ferroseed and its region-siblings are appearing more frequently in the wild for the duration of their challenge. This means that players have a higher chance to find it on the overland map. This may take a little extra effort on their part, however.

To increase Ferroseed’s spawn rate, trainers will need to increase the spawn rate of Pokemon around them. This can easily be accomplished with a regiment of Lures by nearby PokeStops and Incense items activated on the trainer. Additionally, as a grass and steel-type, trainers should stick to open grassy areas such as parks to find it.

Ferroseed has a CP ceiling of 941. Its attack stat is 82, defense is 155, and stamina is 127. Obviously, this Pokemon is build for defense. Trainers can evolve it into Ferrothorn with 50 candies—a Pokemon with an equally impressive defense stat of 223.

As a Unova spawn, its PokeDex number is 597. It is best known for absorbing the iron in rocks while hanging from the ceiling of its home caves. When in danger, it will shoot spikes at its opponent.