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Bronzong (Pokémon)

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Bronzor #436: Bronzor
Pokémon
#438: Bonsly Bonsly
Bronzong
Bronze Bell Pokémon
ドータクン
Dohtakun
#437
Bronzong

Bronzong

Bronzong

Bronzong
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate or Heatproof Cacophony
Cacophony
Heavy Metal
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Bronzong

Mega Bronzong Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
412.3 lbs. 187.0 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
#437
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#089
Sinnoh
#251
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-249
Almia
R-185/N-177
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
188
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F437.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Bronzong (Japanese: ドータクン Dohtakun) is a dual-type Steel/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves from Bronzor starting at level 33.

Biology

Bronzong is a large Pokémon resembling a blue-green bell with two arms coming out of its sides. It has a hollow body and a yoke attached at the top. Its face can be best described as being a "Totem Pole" design; Bronzong has two round, red eyes with blue-green irises and a rectangular mouth with one visible row of square teeth. It has several darker, rectangular markings on its body. It can summon rain clouds, which earned it the nickname "bringer of plentiful harvests". The first known Bronzong was dug up at a construction site.

In the anime

Bronzong in the anime

Major appearances

Lucian's Bronzong appeared in An Elite Meet and Greet! where it gave Dawn's Buizel its first defeat. It was later seen in Top-Down Training where it was defeated by Cynthia's Garchomp.

A Bronzong under the control of Marcus appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Minor appearances

Another Bronzong appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!.

A Bronzong appeared in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP035 Bronzong Ash's Pokédex Bronzong, the Bronze Bell Pokémon. One slept for over 2,000 years, until it was accidentally awakened at a construction site.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Arceus and the Jewel of Life manga

Marcus's Bronzong appears in the manga adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It, along with Heatran, is a loyal servant of Marcus.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Byron uses two Bronzong in tandem. Thinking that Platinum and her friends were villains, he attacked the trio, but both Bronzong were defeated by Platinum's Ponyta.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Saturn uses his Bronzong against Byron to prevent the Gym Leader from interfering with his capture of Azelf. While it defeated the Gym Leader, it fell to Hareta and his Riolu.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Shin has a Bronzong which was first seen in the beginning chapter of the series.

In the TCG

Main article: Bronzong (TCG)

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 One caused a news sensation when it was dug up at a construction site after a 2000-year sleep.
Pearl It can summon rain clouds. People long ago revered it as the bringer of plentiful harvests.
Platinum It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.
HeartGold Ancient people believed that petitioning Bronzong for rain was the way to make crops grow.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.
White
Black 2 In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
White 2
Generation VI
X In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
Y Ancient people believed that petitioning Bronzong for rain was the way to make crops grow.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
Platinum
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Bronzor
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Frozen Tundra
Factory: All*

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black White Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 67
127 - 174 244 - 338
Attack: 89
84 - 155 164 - 304
Defense: 116
108 - 184 213 - 364
Sp.Atk: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Sp.Def: 116
108 - 184 213 - 364
Speed: 33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Total: 500   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
1/1
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
00Start Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
055 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
099 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
1111 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Psywave Psychic Special 0000 08080% 15
1919 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
2121 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2525 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
2929 Future Sight Psychic Special 100100 100100% 10
3131 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3333 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
3636 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
4242 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
4646 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
5252 Heal Block Psychic Status 0000 100100% 15
5858 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bronzong obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • 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 TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bronzong 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 Bronzong in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • 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 Bronzong can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Bronzong cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
436 Skill SwapBW Psychic Status —% 10
436 GravityBW Psychic Status —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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
MDP437.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
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:  Steel  Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
( Steel )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It launches iron balls and strange orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Steel  Steel Assist.png
( Steel )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by making iron balls fall.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2437.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He has lived in PokéPark since long ago, when beings other than Pokémon lived there. He is proud of his body pattern.
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

436Bronzor.png
Unevolved
Bronzor
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 33
437Bronzong.png
First evolution
Bronzong
 Steel  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 437.png Spr b 4d 437.png Spr 4p 437.png Spr b 4p 437.png Spr 4p 437.png Spr b 4h 437.png
Spr 4d 437 s.png Spr b 4d 437 s.png Spr 4p 437 s.png Spr b 4p 437 s.png Spr 4p 437 s.png Spr b 4p 437 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 437.png Spr b 5b 437.png Spr 5b 437.png Spr b 5b 437.png
Spr 5b 437 s.png Spr b 5b 437 s.png Spr 5b 437 s.png Spr b 5b 437 s.png
Front Back Front Back
437MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Bronzong images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • As both of this Pokémon's Abilities are used at the same time in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, this means that in these games, Bronzong does not have any weaknesses.
  • When a Bronzong blinks or falls asleep in Gen V, its "eyes" turn white.

Origin

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Bronzong is based on a dōtaku, Japanese bells which were believed to have been used to pray for good harvests. They are often decorated with patterns representing nature and were buried, occasionally with bronze mirrors and weapons, in isolated locations. Bronzong and the fact that it evolves from Bronzor also seems to be based on an old Japanese myth present in the book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn. The priests of Mugenyama wanted to forge a bell for their temple, so they asked the local women to donate their bronze mirrors for this purpose. A woman contributed her mirror, but later regretted it. Because of her repentance, the mirror wouldn't melt in the furnace until she killed herself. Before her suicide, she said that whoever would break the bell would be given great wealth by her ghost. A multitude of people tried to break the bell by ringing it furiously, so the tired priests managed to roll it down a hill into a swamp. Additionally, Bronzong's facial features resemble those of the Mesoamerican rain god Tlaloc, who is often depicted as being predominantly cyan in color. In Mexico City, which is located on the site of the former capital of the Aztec empire, artifacts are often discovered during construction-related excavation, which Bronzong's Pokédex entry in Pokémon Diamond may reference.

Name origin

Bronzong is a combination of bronze and gong (a type of musical percussion instrument) or dong (onomatopoeia for deep bell reverberation).

Dohtakun is a combination of 銅鐸 dōtaku (bronze bell) and どんどん dondon (onomatopoeia for drumming).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドータクン Dohtakun From 銅鐸 dōtaku and どんどん dondon
France Flag.png French Archéodong From archéo- and dong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bronzong Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bronzong Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Bronzong Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동탁군 Dongtakgun Combination of 동탁 (銅鐸) dongtak and gun; 탁 tak is also the sound of hitting something hard.


External links

Bronzor #436: Bronzor
Pokémon
#438: Bonsly Bonsly


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