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Bonsly (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#439: Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bonsly (disambiguation).
Bonsly
Bonsai Pokémon
ウソハチ
Usohachi
#438
Bonsly

Bonsly

Bonsly

Bonsly
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Bonsly

Mega Bonsly Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#438
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#092
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#129
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-030
Almia
R-098/N-024
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
68
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body07.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F438.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Bonsly (Japanese: ウソハチ Usohachi) is a Rock-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Sudowoodo when leveled up while knowing Mimic.

Biology

Bonsly is a round, brown Pokémon with the top of its head resembling a club (♣). A rim goes around the middle of its body. There are three yellow spots on its face, two of which surround its eyes, which are small black dots. It has short legs and toeless feet. Bonsly also has a hole on its rear similar to the draining hole of a flowerpot.

Bonsly is a good mimic, making it often mistaken for a real bonsai tree. It can remain in the same spot for a long time. It also has a habit of crying, not because it is sad or needing attention, but rather it is due to excess moisture in its body. It prefers dry areas, but it isn't uncommon to see one in a garden. As suggested by Brock's Bonsly, a very young Bonsly needs to be bottle-fed but can eat solid food when it matures.

In the anime

Bonsly in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Bonsly

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

Other

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

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.

A wild Bonsly appeared in PK15. It joins with Pikachu and the other Pokémon on the trip to the haunted house.

Minor appearances

Another Bonsly appeared in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!.

A Bonsly appeared in Forging Forest Friendships!.

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 Rock-type. 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 too 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 manga

Bonsly in Pocket Monsters DP

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Bonsly appears under the ownership of a female Pokéfan in the Platinum chapter.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta has a Bonsly which he caught it in Team Galactic's Greatest Warrior.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bonsly appears in the first chapter of Pocket Monsters DP.

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).

Trophy Information

"A Bonsai Pokémon.  It looks like a plant, but history reveals it is actually a Rock-type.  Its best move among  all its specialty moves is Fake Tears. As it grows, it will be skilled at using Mimic, which allows it to copy an opponent's previous move.  If leveled up under certain conditions, it evolves into Sudowoodo."

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 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 It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
White
Black 2 It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
White 2
Generation VI
X It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body's fluid levels.
Y It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 209 and 210, Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Sudowoodo holding a Rock Incense
Pokéwalker
Big Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Breed Sudowoodo holding a Rock Incense
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Sudowoodo holding a Rock Incense

Note: Through the use of cheating, players can obtain a Bonsly in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. However since it cannot learn any moves, it is almost unusable, unless one were to cheat to give it moves.

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
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 recognized as having a Generation III learnset. In Battle Bingo, it has only the attack Rock Slide.

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
055 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
088 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1212 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1515 Mimic Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2222 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
2626 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
2929 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3333 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3636 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4040 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 06060 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 Smack 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
OnixSteelixYamaskCofagrigusFerroseedFerrothorn Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolem Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
DwebbleYamask Endure* Normal Status —% 10
OnixSteelixNosepassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalith
VanilliteVanillishVanilluxeFerroseedFerrothorn
Harden Normal Status —% 30
SnoruntGlalieRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalith Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
GeodudeGravelerGolemFerroseedFerrothorn Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
Onix Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
GeodudeGravelerGolemFerroseedFerrothorn Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200 100% 5
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelixRoggenrola
BoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bonsly in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Take Down  Normal  Leave It To Brocko!

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.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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
PP2438.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He came from the Arbor Area. He feels the Crag Area fits him better, though. He's quite good at nicely convincing others to do him favors.
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

438Bonsly.png
Baby form
Bonsly
 Rock 
Rock Incense
Breed
holding Rock Incense



TM Normal
Level up
knowing Mimic
185Sudowoodo.png
First evolution
Sudowoodo
 Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 438.png Spr b 4d 438.png Spr 4p 438.png Spr b 4p 438.png Spr 4p 438.png Spr b 4p 438.png
Spr 4d 438 s.png Spr b 4d 438 s.png Spr 4p 438 s.png Spr b 4p 438 s.png Spr 4p 438 s.png Spr b 4p 438 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 438.png Spr b 5b 438.png Spr 5b 438.png Spr b 5b 438.png
Spr 5b 438 s.png Spr b 5b 438 s.png Spr 5b 438 s.png Spr b 5b 438 s.png
Front Back Front Back
438MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Bonsly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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 is a combination of bonsai (miniature tree) and sly or lie.

Usohachi is a combination of 嘘 uso (false) and 鉢 hachi (flowerpot). It may be a play on 嘘っぱち usoppachi (downright lie).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウソハチ Usohachi From uso and hachi, or a wordplay on 嘘っぱち usoppachi
France Flag.png French Manzaï From mini and bonsaï
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bonsly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mobai From mogeln and Bonsai
Italy Flag.png Italian Bonsly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬지지 Kkojiji From 거짓 geojit (which 꼬지 kkoji is a variation of)


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