Bonsly

Bonsly is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Bonsai Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 438
Type Rock
Species Bonsai Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 33.1 lbs (15.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
2. Rock Head
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 092 (Diamond/Pearl)
092 (Platinum)
129 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
030 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
037 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 10
22 130
Sp. Def 45
85 207
Speed 10
22 130
Total 290 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Bonsly.

Evolution chart

(after Mimic learned)

Bonsly changes

Pokédex entries

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
SoulSilver
In order to adjust the level of fluids in its body, it exudes water from its eyes. This makes it appear to be crying.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
X
Omega Ruby
It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body’s fluid levels.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It prefers an arid atmosphere. It leaks water that looks like tears when adjusting its moisture level.
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.

Moves learned by Bonsly

Moves learnt by level up

Bonsly learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormal
1Fake TearsDark 100
5FlailNormal 100
8Low KickFighting 100
12Rock ThrowRock 50 90
15MimicNormal
19Feint AttackDark 60
22Tearful LookNormal
26Rock TombRock 60 95
29BlockNormal
33Rock SlideRock 75 90
36CounterFighting 100
40Sucker PunchDark 70 100
43Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Egg moves

Bonsly learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Bonsly egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhost
Defense CurlNormal
EndureNormal
HardenNormal
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Sand TombGround 35 85
Self-DestructNormal 200 100
Stealth RockRock

Move Tutor moves

Bonsly can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BlockNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Helping HandNormal
Low KickFighting 100
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Bonsly is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
69Rock PolishRock
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Bonsly can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
SlamNormal 80 75 Generation 5 — Level up
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Bonsly does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Bonsly does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Bonsly sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Bonsly  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Bonsly  sprite from Black & White Bonsly  sprite from X & Y Bonsly  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Bonsly Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Bonsly Shiny sprite from Black & White Bonsly Shiny sprite from X & Y Bonsly Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Bonsly

Diamond Trophy Garden
Pearl Route 209, 210, Trophy Garden
Platinum Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Sudowoodo
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Breed Sudowoodo
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Lush Jungle
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Bonsly
Japanese ウソハチ (Usohachi)
German Mobai
French Manzaï

Name origin

bonsai
a miniature tree
sly
clever or tricky