Ferrothorn nicknames

a durian-like Pokémon with a silver metallic body covered in thorns

Ferrothorn was introduced in Generation 5 with a Grass/Steel typing and judging by its appearance, there’s a lot to use for nickname inspiration.

Let’s have a look at Ferrothorn’s origins and some of those nicknames.


Ferrothorn is a durian-like Pokémon with a silver metallic body covered in thorns. It has three black horizontal stripes on its body, yellow eyes with green rims around the outside, and three long vines for appendages, each with spikes on the ends.

Name-wise, Ferrothorn is made up of the word ferrous, meaning “something containing iron”, and thorn because of its thorns.


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Ferrothorn nicknames!


  • Hawn - after Goldie Hawn
  • Tripod - with three sturdy legs (arms?), it just makes sense


  • Borneo - a country where durians are native
  • Sumatra - see above
  • Phantasm - it’s a horror movie. Look it up at your peril!
  • Jakarta - because durians are native to Indonesia and Jakarta is the capital
  • Ferrodome - a play on “Terror Dome” and “Ferro-”


  • Fruit King - because durians are known as “the king of fruits” in some countries such as Singapore
  • D12 - D24 is a popular durian cultivar and it reminded me of D12, the hip hop group and I wouldn’t wanna mess with either Ferrothorn or D12
  • Mulligan - after Spike Milligan. Geddit?!
  • Spike Lee - after Spike Lee. Geddit?!
  • Spike Jonze - after Spike Jonze. Geddit?!
  • Durian Gray - a play on Dorian Gray
  • Metamoss - because it has a similar appearance to Metagross and moss references its Grass typing
  • Plantír - a play on “plant” and “palantír”, an indestructible crystal ball from Lord of the Rings
  • Disco - after a disco ball
  • Buckeye - an alternative name for a horse chestnut and its shell is spiky
  • Prik Astley - to bypass the restrictions and a play on Rick Astley


  • Morning Star/Morgenstern - named after the medieval weaponv=gId6nrMDmUU)
  • Stench - because durians stink
  • Germinator - Terminator (because it’s made of metal and it’s dangerous) and germinate, referencing its Grass typing
  • Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Steelers and it has feelers. It just makes sense!
  • Cleric - because it has the ability to heal itself with moves like Leech Seed and Ingrain
  • Thornberry - it’s wild!
  • Barbed Wire - don’t call them babe! (NSFW)
  • Barbarella - Barbs, metal, you get the deal.
  • Talus - named after the Talus Dome, a sculpture in Canada made up of nearly 1000 stainless steel balls
  • Karlsburg - based on Carlsberg because their Export beer is a silver can with green writing

Do you have a favourite Ferrothorn nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!