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Bonsly (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bonsly (disambiguation).
Bonsly
ウソハチ Usohachi
#438
438Bonsly.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Rock '
Category
Bonsai Pokémon
Abilities
Sturdy or Rock Head Jitter
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#092
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-030
Oblivia
R-098 N-024
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
33.1 lbs.
Imperial
15.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body07.png
Footprint
 F438.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
No eggs group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 68 Battle Exp.: 681*

Bonsly (Japanese: ウソハチ Usohachi) is a Template:Type2 baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Sudowoodo when leveled up while knowing Mimic.

Biology

Physiology

Bonsly is a brown Pokémon with a round body. Bonsly has a rim around the middle of its body and has a club (♣) shape on top of its head that's similar to Sudowoodo's arms. Bonsly has 3 yellow spots on its face, two of which surround its eyes, which are small black dots. Bonsly's legs are short and have toe-less feet. Bonsly also has a hole on its rear similar to the draining hole that a flowerpot has.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Bonsly can learn most of the same moves that Sudowoodo is capable of, except that Bonsly can't use Hammer Arm or Wood Hammer. Bonsly can also learn Fake Tears while Sudowoodo can't.

Behavior

Much like its evolved form, Bonsly are good mimics and are often mistaken for real bonsai trees. It can remain in the same spot for a long time. It also has a habit of crying. This isn't always because it is sad or needing attention, but rather it is due to excess moisture in its body. Ironically, its evolution Sudowoodo can't stand feeling wet.

Habitat

They prefer dry areas, but it isn't uncommon to see one in a garden.

Diet

Since Brock's Bonsly was a baby, it had to be bottle-fed for a period of time until it could eat solid food, which suggests that very young Bonsly need to be bottle-fed but can eat solid food when they mature.

In the anime

File:Bonsly-anime.jpg
Bonsly in the anime

A Bonsly followed Ash and friends on their mission to rescue Pikachu in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In From Cradle to Save, Brock captured a baby Bonsly and takes care of it. It evolves into Sudowoodo in Leave it To Brocko!.

In King and Queen for a Day, a Bonsly and Mime Jr. that were stars of a television show went missing and were discovered to be sick when they were found, so Brock's Bonsly and James's Mime Jr. had to fill in for them.

Another Bonsly appeared in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG156 Bonsly Ash's Pokédex Bonsly, the Bonsai Pokémon. Bonsly is the pre-evolved form of Sudowoodo. Although it looks like a Grass Pokémon, it is actually a Template:Type2. When it collects too much moisture, it produces fake tears to get rid of it.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP004 Bonsly Dawn's Pokédex Bonsly, the Bonsai Pokémon. Being a Rock-type, it can get weak if its body contains to much water, so it secretes that water from both sides of its body to regulate it.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.


In the TCG

Main article: Bonsly (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Bonsly appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Poké Ball Pokémon. Once released, characters can pick it up and throw it at other players. Due to its weight, characters holding it can only move very slowly and it can't be thrown very far, but a direct hit does massive damage and can result in a knockout within two hits (at 0% damage).

Game data

NPC appearances


File:Spr 438.png
Types:
Rock Unknown
Ability:
No ability
Held item:
None
Bonsly Lv.30
Rock Slide
Rock
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It looks as if it is always crying. It is actually adjusting its body's fluid levels by eliminating excess.
Pearl It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body's fluid levels.
Platinum It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
HeartGold In order to adjust the level of fluids in its body, it exudes water from its eyes. This makes it appear to be crying.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black かんそうした くうきを このむ。すいぶんを ちょうせつ するときに だす みずが なみだに みえる。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

Template:AvailabilityBonsly


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mt. Latolato
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone, Cavern Zone,
Lava Zone

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total: 290   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Note that, while Bonsly appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness during Generation III, it is incapable of learning any moves in any way. As such, it is not recognised as having a Generation III learnset.

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
066 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
099 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1414 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1717 Mimic Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2222 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
2525 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
3030 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 08080% 10
3333 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3838 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4141 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4646 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bonsly obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bonsly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bonsly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Knock Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bonsly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bonsly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OnixSteelixYamaskCofagrigusTesshidoNattorei Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolem Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
GeodudeGravelerGolemSudowoodoNosepassProbopass
IshizumaiIwaparesuYamaskCofagrigus
Endure* Normal Status —% 10
OnixSteelixNosepassProbopassDangoroGantoru
GigalithTesshidoNattorei
Harden Normal Status —% 30
SnoruntGlalieDangoroGantoruGigalith Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
GeodudeGravelerGolemTesshidoNattorei Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
OnixSteelix Sand Tomb Ground Physical 15 70% 15
GeodudeGravelerGolemTesshidoNattorei Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200 100% 5
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelixDangoro
GantoruGigalithIshizumaiIwaparesu
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bonsly 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 Bonsly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bonsly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bonsly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Bonsly can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Bonsly cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bonsly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bonsly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP438.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Rock  Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
( Rock )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It throws stones to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW438.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Bonsly often plays in the Meadow, Cavern, or Lava Zones! His favorite Attractions are Bulbasaur's Daring Dash and Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Bonsly
Baby form
Bonsly
 Rock 
TM Normal
Level up
knowing Mimic


Rock Incense
Breed
holding Rock Incense

Sudowoodo
First evolution
Sudowoodo
 Rock 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 438.png Spr 4p 438.png Spr 4p 438.png Spr b 4d 438.png
Spr 4d 438 s.png Spr 4p 438 s.png Spr 4p 438 s.png Spr b 4d 438 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 438.png Spr 5b 438.png Spr b 5b 438.png
Spr 5b 438 s.png Spr 5b 438 s.png Spr b 5b 438 s.png
Bonsly For other sprites and images, please see Bonsly images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Bonsly's English name was revealed on June 16, 2005.
  • Bonsly is the only Pokémon yet that is usable in-game by a player during the generation before its release, as it was on the Battle Bingo Bonsly card.
  • Bonsly is one of the few pre-evolution Pokémon with a wide moveset, learning its last move on level 46. Generally, pre-evolutions don't learn any moves past level 20.
  • Bonsly can learn Brick Break despite not having arms. It shares this trait with Pupitar. This is probably due to their evolutions having arms.
  • Both Bonsly and Munchlax had their cries revealed at the same time, being the first Generation IV Pokémon to receive this treatment.
  • Bonsly is tied with Feebas and Shuckle for having the lowest base Special Attack of any Pokémon.
  • Both Bonsly and Mime Jr. evolve after learning Mimic.
  • Bonsly is the only Rock-type Baby Pokémon so far.

Origin

It may be based on petrified wood, plants which have become fossilized over time, placed into a flowerpot. Similarly, it may simply be modeled on the bonsai tree itself.

Name origin

Bonsly's name is a combination of bonsai, miniature trees, and sly or lie. Its Japanese name, Usohachi, could be a misspelling of 嘘っぱち usoppachi, downright lie. It could also be a combination of 嘘 uso, false, and 鉢 hachi, flowerpot, which might be more likely since it can use Fake Tears.

In other languages

  • German: Mobai - A combination of mogeln (cheat) and bonsai.
  • French: Manzai - From mini and bonzai.
  • Korean: 꼬지지 Kkojiji
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 愛哭樹 Ài Kū Shù - "Crybaby tree".

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