Bonsly (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Rock Head Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Bonsly
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
33.1 lbs. 15.0 kg
Bonsly
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
68
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
58
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Bonsly
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
Shape
Body07.png
Footprint
F438.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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, though it can easily stand out in a dry environment that lacks greenery. As its green spheres dry out, their dull luster increases. 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. As it cries, it expels both sweat and tears from its eyes; Bonsly sweat tastes a little salty, while the tears are slightly bitter. It dies if it gets too damp with this moisture. This habit also gets enemies to let their guards down. 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 caught a baby Bonsly and took care of him. He was needy and prone to stress. Bonsly eventually evolved into a Sudowoodo in Leave it To Brocko!.

Other

Bonsly debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where it followed Ash and his friends during their mission to rescue Pikachu, befriending May in the process. By the end of the movie, it befriended a Mew and became a permanent resident of the Tree of Beginning, where Mew resided.

In King and Queen for a Day, a Bonsly and a Mime Jr. that were stars of a television show went missing and were eventually discovered to be sick when they were found. As a result, Brock's Bonsly and James's Mime Jr. had to fill in for them.

In PK15, a wild Bonsly joined Pikachu and his friends on the trip to the haunted house.

Minor appearances

In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, a Bonsly was at the Sunyshore City Pokémon Center.

In Forging Forest Friendships!, Team Rocket had captured a Bonsly and a Sudowoodo in a net. However, they were freed by Ash when a Trevenant asked for his help.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A Bonsly appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Four Bonsly appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, with one being under the ownership of a Trainer and the rest being wild.

Two Trainers' Bonsly appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Bonsly was playing in Lillie's garden. It reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in Partner Promises!.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!.

In Deceiving Appearances!, two Bonsly were at Aether Paradise.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Bonsly was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, three Trainers' Bonsly joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Bonsly appeared during the boss fantasy of Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

A Bonsly appeared in A Fiery Training Camp Trick!. It was first seen in a flashback being scared off by a Crawdaunt before reappearing in the present day after Sophocles's Vikavolt battled the same Crawdaunt.

Three Bonsly appeared in A Timeless Encounter!.

A Bonsly appeared in A Midsummer Night's Light!, being tormented by Darkrai's nightmares.

In Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, a Trainer's Sudowoodo devolved into Bonsly due to Dialga's influence.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!.

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.
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.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Bonsly appeared in A Fresh Start.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Bonsly appeared in PDP05.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Bonsly appeared in PMDP01.

Pokémon Adventures

A Bonsly appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Pokéfan.

A Trainer's Bonsly appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

A Bonsly appeared in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where it was seen in Lush Jungle.

A Dynamax Bonsly appeared in PASS25.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Bonsly debuted as a silhouette in The Mystery Boy, Jun!!.

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

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 IV Sinnoh
#092
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #129
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body's fluid levels.
Alpha Sapphire It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #030
Alola
USUM: #037
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun It does not deal well with water, so it lives in dry locales. Since its surroundings tend to lack greenery, it stands out noticeably.
Moon From its eyes, it can expel excess moisture from its body. This liquid is similar in composition to human sweat.
Ultra Sun It discharges moisture from its eyes, making it look like it's crying—apparently an effective way of getting enemies to let down their guard.
Ultra Moon If its body gets too damp, it will die. So, in a process reminiscent of sweating, its eyes expel moisture.
Generation VIII Galar
#252
Sinnoh
#092
Hisui
#123
Sword It expels both sweat and tears from its eyes. The sweat is a little salty, while the tears have a slight bitterness.
Shield This Pokémon lives in dry, rocky areas. As its green spheres dry out, their dull luster increases.
Brilliant Diamond It looks as if it is always crying. It is actually adjusting its body's fluid levels by eliminating excess.
Shining Pearl It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body's fluid levels.
Legends: Arceus Its tears elicit sympathy from those who see them, but do not be deceived! This expulsion of body water is merely a physiological mechanism for keeping itself in good health.
Generation IX Paldea
#87
Scarlet In order to adjust the level of fluids in its body, it exudes water from its eyes. This makes it appear to be crying.
Violet From its eyes, it can expel excess moisture from its body. This liquid is similar in composition to human sweat.


Pokedex Image Bonsly SV.png
Bonsly in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Trophy Garden
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
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Sudowoodo holding a Rock Incense
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1 and 5, Lush Jungle
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1 and 5, Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness
Rolling Fields, Giant's SeatSw, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond
Trophy Garden
Shining Pearl
Routes 209 and 210, Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus
Cloudpool Ridge (Mass outbreak), Celestica Ruins (Shaking ore deposit)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, Vien Forest
Rumble
Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone, Cavern Zone, Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Latolato, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Th
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 61
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Thorny Heath (All Areas), Fairy Land: Guardian's Peak (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Sinister Woods (5F-12F), Remains Island (1-12F), Waterfall Pond (Mystery House)


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
10
13 - 68 22 - 130
Total:
290
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
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 VIII, 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
088 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1212 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1616 Mimic Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
2424 Tearful Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3636 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4040 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4444 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
Harden Normal Status —% 30
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bonsly in Generation IX
  • 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

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Take Down  Normal  Leave It To Brocko!

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 438.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-030
It throws stones to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-098/N-024
It triggers rockfalls around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush438Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 40
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
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT438.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#021
Shuffle438.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO438.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 124 Base Defense: 133
Egg Distance: 2 km* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Sudowoodo Candy50 + GO Buddy icon.png15 km
Fast Attacks: Rock Throw, Counter
Charged Attacks: Rock Tomb, Earthquake, Rock Slide

Evolution

438Bonsly.png
Baby form
Bonsly
 Rock 
Rock Incense
Breed
holding Rock Incense
(IVVIII)



Rare Candy + Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png
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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 438.png Spr b 6x 438.png Spr 6x 438.png Spr b 6x 438.png
Spr 6x 438 s.png Spr b 6x 438 s.png Spr 6x 438 s.png Spr b 6x 438 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 438.png Spr b 7s 438.png Spr 7s 438.png Spr b 7s 438.png
Spr 7s 438 s.png Spr b 7s 438 s.png Spr 7s 438 s.png Spr b 7s 438 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 438.png Spr 8s 438 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 438.png Spr 8a 438 s.png
HOME
HOME438.png HOME438 s.png
438MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Bonsly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Bonsly seems to be based on a bonsai tree (miniature trees grown inside small pots) and petrified wood (plants that have become fossilized over time). This would explain its pure Rock type since all of the organic material in petrified wood is replaced with minerals. It is also reminiscent of a toddler since its flowerpot resembles a diaper and it tends to cry a lot. It may also be based on the concept of mimicry.

Name origin

Bonsly may be a combination of bonsai and sly or lie .

Usohachi may be a combination of 嘘 uso (lie) or 嘘っ八 usoppachi (downright lie) and 鉢 hachi (flowerpot) .

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, bonsaï, and banzaï
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 꼬마 kkoma and 거짓 geojit
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 盆才怪 Péncáiguài*
愛哭樹 / 爱哭树 Àikūshù*
From 盆栽 pénzāi, 才怪 cáiguài, and guài
From 愛哭鬼 / 爱哭鬼 àikūguǐ and 樹 / 树 shù
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 盆才怪 Pùhnchòihgwaai*
愛哭樹 Oihūksyuh*
From 盆栽 pùhnchòih and guài
From hūk and syuh


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