Bronzong (Pokémon)

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0436Bronzor.png #0436: Bronzor
Pokémon
#0438: Bonsly 0438Bonsly.png
Bronzong
Bronze Bell Pokémon
ドータクン
Dohtakun
#0437
Bronzong



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate or Heatproof Cacophony
Cacophony
Heavy Metal
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Bronzong
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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
Bronzong
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
188
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Bronzong
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
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F0437.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 also has several darker, rectangular markings on its body.

When angered, Bronzong lets out a warning cry that rings out like the tolling of a bell. It can summon rain clouds, which earned it the nickname "bringer of plentiful harvests" and led to some referring to it as a deity since ancient times. Bronzong's cry is also believed to have the power to open open a hole, leading to other worlds. Many scientists believe the Bronzong found in Galar originated from a different region after researching the pattern on its body. Some Bronzong can sleep up to 2,000 years, which lead to quite the media story, when one was discovered in a construction site.

In the anime

Main series

Bronzong in the anime

Major appearances

Bronzong debuted in An Elite Meet and Greet!, under the ownership of Lucian. It battled Dawn's newly caught Buizel and delivered its first defeat after Buizel failed to listen to Dawn. It reappeared in Top-Down Training, where it was defeated by Cynthia's Garchomp. Bronzong briefly reappeared again alongside Lucian during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, the Hypnosis of Marcus's Bronzong was instrumental to Marcus's plan to destroy Arceus and retain Michina Town's ownership over the Jewel of Life.

Minor appearances

In Old Rivals, New Tricks!, a Coordinator's Bronzong competed in the Performance Stage of the Sandalstraw Contest.

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.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Bronzong (upper right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Thorton's Bronzong was part of a team with its Trainer, as well as Palmer and Caitlin.

In the manga

Arceus and the Jewel of Life

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.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Shin has a Bronzong, which debuted in PBK1.

Pokémon Adventures

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

Shielbert's Bronzong appeared in the PASS22. It broke into Professor Magnolia's mobile home in order to retrieve a device its Trainer wanted.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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

In the TCG

Main article: Bronzong (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#089
Johto
#—
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 Unova
B2W2: #251
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
Alpha Sapphire Ancient people believed that petitioning Bronzong for rain was the way to make crops grow.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#119
Galar
Crown Tundra #088
Sinnoh
#089
Hisui
#181
Sword Some believe it to be a deity that summons rain clouds. When angered, it lets out a warning cry that rings out like the tolling of a bell.
Shield Many scientists suspect that this Pokémon originated outside the Galar region, based on the patterns on its body.
Brilliant Diamond One caused a media storm when it was dug up at a construction site after a 2,000-year sleep.
Shining Pearl It can summon rain clouds. People long ago revered it as the bringer of plentiful harvests.
Legends: Arceus Some believe that its bell-like cry opens holes to another world. It has been revered as a deity since ancient times.
Generation IX Paldea
#154
Scarlet In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
Violet It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.


Pokedex Image Bronzong SV.png
Bronzong in the Paldea Pokédex

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 (Forest with 56 Peak points and 35 Forest points)
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine (dark grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Bronzor
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Three-Point Pass
Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
Legends: Arceus
Ancient Quarry, Clamberclaw Cliffs, Stonetooth Rows, Celestica Ruins, Lake Acuity, Snowpoint Temple
Massive mass outbreaks - Crimson Mirelands, Coronet Highlands, Alabaster Icelands
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Bronzor
MD Sky
Evolve Bronzor
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Eternal Tower
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra, Factory: All*
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 3
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 133
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Wishing Star Tower (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Thorton's)


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%)
Sword Shield Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
1616 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
2020 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2828 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
3232 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
3838 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4444 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5050 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5656 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 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 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
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
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
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 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
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 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
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM124Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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
TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 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 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
Recycle Normal Status —% 10
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 437.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
Steel
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-249
It launches iron balls and strange orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-185/N-177
It attacks by making iron balls fall.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush437Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 62 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2437.png
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT437.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#136
Shuffle437.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
GO0437.png Base Stamina: 167 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 213
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Psychic, Heavy Slam, Bulldoze*, Psyshock*, Payback*

Evolution

0436Bronzor.png
Unevolved
Bronzor
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 33
0437Bronzong.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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 437.png Spr b 6x 437.png Spr 6x 437.png Spr b 6x 437.png
Spr 6x 437 s.png Spr b 6x 437 s.png Spr 6x 437 s.png Spr b 6x 437 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 437.png Spr b 7s 437.png Spr 7s 437.png Spr b 7s 437.png
Spr 7s 437 s.png Spr b 7s 437 s.png Spr 7s 437 s.png Spr b 7s 437 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 437.png Spr 8s 437 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 437.png Spr 8a 437 s.png
HOME
HOME0437.png HOME0437 s.png
Menu SV 0437.png For other sprites and images, please see Bronzong images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Bronzong does not have any weaknesses in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, due to both of its Abilities being used simultaneously, along with it not yet being weak to Ghost and Dark-type moves at the time.
    • Also, in Generation IV and V, Bronzor and Bronzong were the only Pokémon to have different weaknesses depending on their ability, with Heatproof negating their weakness to Fire moves and Levitate making them immune to Ground moves.
    • Bronzor and Bronzong with Heatproof are the only Steel types not weak to either Fighting or Fire.
  • When a Bronzong blinks or falls asleep in Gen V, its "eyes" turn white.
  • Bronzong is the most common Pokémon found amongst Elite Fours members, being used by four of them.
  • PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond's PokéPad entry describes a male Bronzong, despite Bronzong being gender unknown.
  • Prior to Generation VIII, Bronzong was the only Pokémon able to learn Rain Dance by leveling up that could not learn any moves nor have any Abilities that benefit from rain. This may be related to its Pokédex entries, several of which mention Bronzong's natural power to summon rain clouds.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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 rolled it down a hill into a swamp in frustration.

Additionally, Bronzong's facial features resemble those of the Mesoamerican rain god Tlāloc, 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 may be a combination of bronze and gong (a type of musical percussion instrument), dong (onomatopoeia for deep bell reverberation), or bianzhong (an ancient Chinese musical instrument consisting of bells).

Dohtakun may be derived from 銅鐸 dōtaku (a type of bronze bell) and possibly the honorific 君 -kun (mister).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドータクン Dohtakun From 銅鐸 dōtaku
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 From 동탁 (銅鐸) dongtak, tak, and 군 (君) gun
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 青銅鐘 / 青铜钟 Qīngtóngzhōng From qīng, 青銅 / 青铜 qīngtóng, and 銅鐘 / 铜钟 tóngzhōng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 青銅鐘 Chīngtùhngjūng From qīng, 青銅 qīngtóng, and 銅鐘 tóngzhōng


External links


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