Bonsly can use one of two Abilities: Sturdy, which prevents it from getting KO'd if its HP is full or is hit by a One-Hit KO move; or Rock Head, which nullifies the recoil from moves that cause recoil. Its Hidden Ability is Rattled, which increases its Speed by one stage if it gets hit by a Bug, Ghost, or Dark-Type move.
Bonsly is in the Undiscovered Egg Group, but a Sudowoodo can still breed a Bonsly if it is holding a Rock Incense. Its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Bonsly One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Bonsly is a brown Pokémon with a round body, resembling a potted plant. It has a rim-like structure under its moth that runs around its body, and it has two yellow eyes with another yellow spot above its eyes. At the top of its body, there is a cross or three green spheres, which resembles the "plant" part of Bonsly.
Bonsly has no gender differences.
Bonsly appears as a Daily Pokémon in the Trophy Garden in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Bonsly also appears on Route 209 and the South end of Route 210 in Pearl. Obtaining a Bonsly in HeartGold and SoulSilver requires either breeding a Sudowoodo or Transferring one from the Pokéwalker, as Bonsly can be found on the Pokéwalker course Big Forest.
The only way to obtain a Bonsly in Pokémon Black 2 is to breed a Sudowoodo.
In Pokémon X and Y, Bonsly can be obtained by breeding a Sudowoodo.
Bonsly makes an appearance as a Non-Playable Character in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. A girl at ONBS lost her Bonsly when the Libra Cruise Liner was attacked by XD001, also known as Shadow Lugia at the game's start. After retrieving it and returning it her, you'll be awarded with a Bonsly Bingo Sheet.
Bonsly appears at Mt. Horn 8F-14F and Rock Path B1-B5 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Bonsly also appears at Star Cave B5-B10 in Explorers of Sky. Bonsly is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Dubious Valley 1F-6F and Final Cave 1F-3F.
Bonsly appears at the Ranger School and Vien Forest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but the Field Ability Water Lv. 1 might be needed to wake it up. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Bonsly can be found at the cliffside on Mt. Latolato and inside the Old Mansion's Library in the Present, and the Forest Temple mission "A Pokémon Forest in the Way" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Bonsly appears at the Meadow, Cavern, and Lava Zones in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. After obtaining Turtwig, complete a Hide & Seek to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Bonsly is found at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area. This time, it can be befriended by carrying it from the entrance to the main part of the area.
Trading Card Game
Bonsly is in the 8th Movie Halfdeck, the Pokémon Card Game Promos set, and is listed as a Common Card in the Diamond and Pearl set.
Bonsly makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Pokémon that appears from a Poké Ball. Once released, Bonsly will walk around the stage by itself, not doing anything in particular, but it can be picked up as if it were an item. While carrying it has the effect of carrying a large container, it can get thrown into an opponent (or opponents) for damage and major knock-back.
Brock's Bonsly would appear in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Island Adventure." Wild Bonsly appear in the films Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Arceus and the Jewel of Life, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Ghost Festival."
Bonsly's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Bonsly is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
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