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Bonemerang (move)

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Bonemerang
ホネブーメラン Bone Boomerang
Bonemerang V.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

Bonemerang (Japanese: ホネブーメラン Bone Boomerang) is a damage-dealing Ground-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. It is one of Cubone and Marowak's signature moves.

Effect

Generation I

Bonemerang inflicts damage, hitting the target twice per use. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, the second one will deal the same amount of damage.

Bonemerang will end immediately if the first strike breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the second strike of this move.

Generation II

Each strike now does damage independently, consequently enabling either of them to be critical.

Generations III and IV

Bonemerang will now hit again if the first strike breaks a substitute.

Generation V and VI

If the first strike activates the target's Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy, the second one will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate again to prevent fainting, but this chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
Stad A boomerang made of bone is thrown to inflict damage twice -- on the way out and on its return.
Stad2 A boomerang made of bone is thrown to inflict damage twice, on the way out and on return.
GSC An attack that strikes twice.
RSEColo.XD Throws a bone boomerang that strikes twice.
FRLG The user throws a bone that hits the foe once, then once again on return.
PMDRB Strikes the target twice, even at a distance.
DPPtHGSS The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the foe twice, coming and going.
BWB2W2
XY
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the target twice, coming and going.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 43 25 25 21 21 21
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 48 25 25 21 21 21
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

In the main series

Giselle Cubone Bonemerang.png Gavin Marowak Bonemerang.png Luana Marowak Bonemerang.png None.png
Cubone Gavin's Marowak Luana's Marowak
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the foe twice, coming and going.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
104 Cubone Cubone throws the bone that it is holding. The bone hits the opponent once, then returns to Cubone.
Giselle's Cubone The School of Hard Knocks Debut
105 Marowak Marowak throws the bone that it is holding. The bone hits the opponent once, loops around, and then hits the opponent again.
Otoshi's Marowak Bad to the Bone None
Luana's Marowak Pokémon Double Trouble None
Gavin's Marowak From Brags to Riches None
Oriba's Marowak The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
Jeffrey's Marowak Gymbaliar! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Cubone Bonemerang 1 PO.png Cubone Bonemerang 2 PO.png None.png
Cubone Bone thrown
The user throws the bone it holds.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
104 Cubone Cubone throws the bone that it is holding at the opponent. The bone then returns to Cubone.
Reina's Cubone File 2 - Cubone Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Bonemerang I.png Bonemerang II.png Bonemerang III.png Bonemerang IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bonemerang PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bonemerang Stad.png Bonemerang Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 骨頭回力鏢 Gútou Huílìbiāo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Benmerang
Knogleboomerang
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Botmerang
Finland Flag.png Finnish Luumerangi
France Flag.png French Osmerang
Germany Flag.png German Knochmerang
Greece Flag.png Greek Οστέϊνος Ανακλητής
Italy Flag.png Italian Ossomerang
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뼈다귀부메랑 Ppyeodagwi Boomerang
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ossomerangue
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Vaivém do Osso (Indigo League, EP009)
Bomerangue de Osso (Indigo League, EP073; Orange Islands; Diamond and Pearl)
Ossomerangue (Advanced Battle)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Bumerangul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kost-Bumerang
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Huesorang
Spain Flag.png Spain Huesomerang


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