Bronzong (Pokémon)

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Bronzor #436: Bronzor
Pokémon
#438: Bonsly Bonsly
Bronzong
ドータクン Dohtakun
#437
437Bronzong.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Steel Psychic
Category
Bronze Bell Pokémon
Abilities
Levitate or Heatproof
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#089
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-249
Oblivia
R-185 N-177
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
412.3 lbs.
Imperial
187.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F437.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 188 Battle Exp.: 1881*

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

It evolves from Bronzor starting at level 33.

Biology

Physiology

Bronzong looks like a big blue-green bell with two arms coming out of its sides. It has eyes at the bottom of its hollow body and a yoke attached at the top. Its face can be best described as being of a "Totem Pole" design.

Gender differences

Bronzong is a genderless Pokémon.

Special abilities

It has the power to summon rain clouds which earned it the nickname, bringer of plentiful harvests. It has powerful Psychic powers that enable it to use moves like Confusion, Extrasensory, and Hypnosis. It can also use Steel attacks like Gyro Ball.

Behavior

Habitat

The first known Bronzong was dug up at a construction site. Since, more Bronzong have been found living in dark caverns in high levels of Mt. Coronet, but quite rarely.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Its diet may consist of bronze and other metals.

In the anime

Bronzong in the anime

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.

Another Bronzong appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks.

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

A Bronzong appeared in DP182.

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

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 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 Ancient people believed that petitioning Bronzong for rain was the way to make crops grow.
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
Common Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
Platinum
Uncommon Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Safari Zone
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
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Bronzor
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Lightning Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
67
127 - 174 244 - 338
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 V, 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
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
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
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#D1D1E0" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

Bronzor
Unevolved
Bronzor
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 33


Bronzong
First evolution
Bronzong
 Steel  Psychic 

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 437.png Spr 4p 437.png Spr 4p 437.png Spr b 4d 437.png
Spr 4d 437 s.png Spr 4p 437 s.png Spr 4p 437 s.png Spr b 4d 437 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 437.png Spr 5b 437.png Spr b 5b 437.png
Spr 5b 437 s.png Spr 5b 437 s.png Spr b 5b 437 s.png
Bronzong For other sprites and images, please see Bronzong images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite being based on a bronze bell, the only sound move that it learns is Snore. However, dōtaku (the type of bell which it is based off) don't have a clapper inside. The bell itself is stationary and is rung by striking a free-swinging beam suspended from the ceiling against it.
  • Bronzong and its pre-evolution are the only Pokémon with the ability Levitate that can have another ability, Heatproof. However, Giratina can alternate between the abilities Levitate and Pressure when it changes between its Altered Forme and Origin Forme.
  • Despite being blue, it is listed in the green category. This also applies to its pre-evolution.
    • A possible explanation is, in the Japanese viewpoint, some shades of blue are referred to as green, and vice-versa.
    • Oddly enough, its shiny color is green (the color of oxidized bronze).
  • Both of its abilities affect its weakness to super-effective moves, allowing it to have just one 2× weakness, provided that its ability is in effect.
  • Bronzong is the only Pokémon to learn Sunny Day naturally that is never a Template:Type2 or Template:Type2 and one of two (the other being Lugia) to learn Rain Dance the same way and is not, nor is any Pokémon in its family, a Template:Type2 or Template:Type2.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Bronzong is based on a dōtaku, Japanese bells 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.

Name origin

Its English name is a combination of "bronze" and either "gong", a type of musical instrument, or "dong", the sound of a bell. Its Japanese name is a portmanteau of the words 銅鐸 dōtaku, meaning bronze bell, and どんどん dondon, the sound a bell produces.

In other languages

  • German: Bronzong
  • French: Archeodong - From archeo- (Greek for "ancient") and dong.
  • Korean: 동탁군 Dongtakgun
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 青銅鐘 Qīng Tóng Zhōng - Literally "Bronze bell". 青 also means blue/green.


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