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Bonsly (Pokémon)

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Bonsly
ウソハチ Usohachi
#438
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Artwork from D/P
Type
Rock '
Category
Bonsai Pokémon
Abilities
Sturdy or Rock Head
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#092
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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 Pokémon.

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. 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.

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Bonsly-anime.jpg
Bonsly in the anime

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

In From Cradle to Save, Brock captures 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.

In the manga

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. Characters holding it can only move very slowly and it can't be thrown very far, but a direct hit is a guaranteed knockout.

Game data

NPC appearances

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare
Common
Trophy Garden (Diamond)
Routes 209 and 210, Trophy Garden (Pearl)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade



In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Ranger School
Vien Forest

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

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 US 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.
  • The pronunciation of Bonsly was first revealed to be bonz-lee, however this was found untrue. Bonsly's real pronunciation is bon-sly.
  • Bonsly is one of the few pre-evolution Pokémon with a wide moveset, learning its last move on level 46. Other pre-evolutions are lucky to learn any moves past level 20.
  • Bonsly is as strong as some non-baby unevolved Pokémon, and because of this some players do not evolve their Bonsly.
  • Like Sudowoodo, Bonsly's shiny form is colored like a fruit tree.
  • Bonsly can learn Brick Break despite not having arms. It shares this trait with Pupitar.

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 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, meaning "to cheat" and Bonsai.
  • French: Manzai - Derived from "mini" and "bonzaï".
  • Korean: 꼬지지 Kkojiji

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