Bronzong

Bronzong
ドータクン
Bronzong.png
Bronzor < Bronzong > Bonsly
Species Type
Bronze Bell Pokémon Steel.gif Psychic.gif
Number Ability
#437 Levitate//Heatproof
Heavy Metal
Height Weight
4′3″ (1.3m) 412.3 lbs. (187.0kg).
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
Bronzor None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Mineral 90
Tier EV Yield
RU 1 Defense Point
1 Special Defense Point
437BW.gif

Bronzong (ドータクン) is the 89th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Steel/Psychic Type, and it is known as the Bronze Bell Pokémon.

Bronzong can have one of two Abilities: Levitate, which makes it immune to Ground-Type moves that cause damage, or Heatproof, which reduces the amount of damage it takes from Fire-Type attacks and Burns by 50%. A third Ability is available to Bronzong from the Dream World, the Heavy Metal Ability. This Ability doubles its weight, which has an effect on moves that depend on either the weight of the user or the target.

Bronzor can evolve into Bronzong at Level 33.

Bronzong is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Bronzong One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Bronzong takes on the appearance of a large blue bell. Its two eyes are towards its lower portion.

Gender Differences

Bronzong is a genderless Pokémon.

Game Information

Original Games

Bronzong appears at Turnback Cave and Mt. Coronet in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Bronzong appears at the Safari Zone's Forest Area after placing 9 Forest Objects and 19 Peak Objects, then waiting 110 Days.

Bronzong appears at Abundant Shrine in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-Off Games

Bronzong appears on the first ten floors of the upper portion of Temporal Tower in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, but cannot be recruited, leaving evolving a Bronzor as the only means to get a Bronzong in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. Bronzong also appears at Star Cave B10-B15 in Explorers of Sky.

Bronzong is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain 10F-23F and the following floors of Legendary Volcanic Island: 31 & 32, 35, 37, 41, 44 & 45 and 47 & 48.

Bronzong appears within Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Bronzong appears on the third floor of Oblivia Ruins in the main room and at the end of the passageway on the left in the Present, and in the Thunder Temple Missions "Are You for Riolu?" and "A Shock Everywhere You Turn" by capturing it and obtaining its Slate. Defeat the Boss in either level to retain these slates.

Bronzong appears at Frozen Tundra Tower 4-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Bronzong appears within the Arbor Area's Verdant Courts after opening up a cave with Tepig. To befriend Bronzong use Oshawott's Water Pulse to wash it.

Trading Card Game

Bronzong is listed in the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack, and is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Platinum (Team Galactic), Arceus and Next Destinies sets. Bronzong is listed as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Majestic Dawn, Stormfront, Rising Rivals (Lucian), Arceus and Triumphant sets.

Animé/Manga Information

Anime

Lucian of Sinnoh's Elite Four would use a Bronzong in the episodes An Elite Meet & Greet! and Top-Down Training!. Other trainers used Bronzong in the episodes Old Rivals, New Tricks and An Old Family Blend!

Movies

A trainer named Marcus used a Bronzong during the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Lucian's Bronzong appears during the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Manga

Bronzong's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Bronzong resides in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a good defensive typing that gives it numerous resistances and an immunity to go along with solid bulk and a good support movepool, Bronzong can be quite a well-rounded defensive supporter. Levitate gives Bronzong a Ground immunity and further adds to its defensive utility, as it cannot be trapped by Dugtrio unlike its Steel-type bretheren Registeel. Bronzong can run a specially defensive set that can handle Pokémon like Meloetta and Abomasnow while providing Stealth Rock support or an offensive Trick Room set that can provide utility for slower powerhouses while hitting relatively hard with Gyro Ball and Explosion. Unfortunately, Bronzong suffers from having a lack of reliable recovery, being weak to the common Knock Off, and having a low Speed stat that means that it is forced to tank a hit more often than not before it can do anything.

Bronzong is also viable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability to wall some significant threats such as Mega Aerodactyl, Kyurem, Shaymin, and Sylveon, Bronzong can be quite a good team contributor and team supporter that can provide Stealth Rock for a team. Its main advantage over other Steel-types like Mega Aggron and Forretress is Levitate, which leaves it immune to Ground attacks and Spikes. Bronzong can even use Trick Room well due to its ability to provide entry hazards and use Explosion to make way for a slow wallbreaker like Crawdaunt to wreak havoc. Bronzong's biggest flaws are its average offensive prowess when uninvested and dreadful Speed, which can lead to it being easy set-up bait for Pokémon like Reuniclus, Suicune, and Snorlax. Its lack of reliable recovery is also a problem, as Bronzong can be worn down quite easily. A Dark weakness is especially notable as Bronzong can be Pursuit trapped or hammered hard by Knock Off.

Bronzong is a niche option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to a Ground immunity and Fighting neutrality, Bronzong can deal with some of the threats that other Steel-types struggle with, such as Latios, Mega Gardevoir, Diggersby, Excadrill, Mega Diancie, and Garchomp. Bronzong can run a solid support set due to its access to Stealth Rock or a Trick Room set that is a bit niche, but can give support to a slower Pokémon with plenty of power. However, Bronzong suffers from being Pursuit weak, being slow to the point where it has to tank a hit before doing anything, and lacking enough offensive prowess to not be setup bait against Pokémon like Mega Gyarados, Mega Charizard X, and Talonflame.

Bronzong can also be a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling. Due to its set of resistances and immunities, Bronzong can be a good Stealth Rock setter due to its good matchup against Defog users like Latias and Water Arceus. Bronzong can check numerous threats in the tier, such as Xerneas, Shaymin-S, Sand Rush Excadrill, Mega Diancie, and Latios. Bronzong is also not the easiest Taunt bait Pokémon due to its ability to 2HKO common Taunt users like Darkrai and Mewtwo with Gyro Ball. However, Bronzong has some common weaknesses to Dark and Ghost, and it can be set up bait against Pokémon like Refresh Mega Salamence. Its lack of reliable recovery can hamper its longevity and its offensive prowess is subpar to the point where other defensive Pokémon like Ferrothorn can take advantage.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 5% Mt. Coronet: Snow Area, Top & Top Cave
Diamond/Pearl 20% Mt. Coronet: 2F & 3F
Diamond/Pearl 25% Mt. Coronet: 4F-7F
Diamond/Pearl 35% Turnback Cave: Entrance to Between Pillar Chambers 2 and 3
Platinum 20% Mt. Coronet: 2F-7F
Turnback Cave: Between Pillars 1 and 2
Turnback Cave: Between Pillars 2 and 3
Heart Gold/Soul Silver Unknown% Safari Zone: Forest (Place 0 Forest Objects & 19 Peak Objects; 110 Day Wait
Black/White 10% Abundant Shrine (Regular and Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 10% Abundant Shrine (Double Grass)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
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.
V Black It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.
White It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.
Black 2 In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
White 2 In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
67
. 244 338 .
Atk
89
164 183 277 304
Def
116
213 237 331 364
Sp. Atk
79
146 163 257 282
Sp. Def
116
213 237 331 364
Speed
33
63 71 165 181

Moves

Via Level-Up

Black/White

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Sunny Day Fire.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
Start
7
Hypnosis Psychic.gif N/A 60 Other.png
Start
12
Imprison Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
14 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
19 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
26 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
30 Safeguard Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
33 Block Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
38 Gyro Ball Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
43 Future Sight Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
50 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
61 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
67 Heal Block Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
72 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Black 2/White 2

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Sunny Day Fire.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
Start
5
Hypnosis Psychic.gif N/A 60 Other.png
Start
9
Imprison Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
11 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
15 Psywave Psychic.gif ?? 80 Special.png
19 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
21 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
25 Safeguard Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Future Sight Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
31 Metal Sound Steel.gif N/A 85 Other.png
33 Block Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
36 Gyro Ball Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
42 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
46 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
52 Heal Block Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
58 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Bronzong cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Bronzor Exclusive Moves: Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 33
437BW.gif
Bronzong


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ice.gif
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Rock.gif
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Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Psychic.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Dragon.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Dark.gif
Fire.gif
Ghost.gif
Ground.gif

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