Iron Barbs is a Pokémon ability introduced in the fifth generation. It hurts attacking Pokémon when they do contact attacks. It was exclusive to the Ferroseed family until the seventh generation.


Iron Barbs hurts an attacking Pokémon by 1/8 of their maximum health if they use a move that makes contact. If Iron Barbs causes both Pokémon to faint, then the attacking Pokémon will faint first. Multistrike contact moves like Fury Swipes triggers this ability each time.


Generation V - Inflicts damage to the Pokémon on contact.

Generation VI - Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.

Pokémon with Iron Barbs


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