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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bonsly

Bonsly
Bonsai Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bonsly is a Rock Type Bonsai Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Bonsly can be found with Sturdy, Rock Head and Rattled as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 290 combined Base Stats.

Bonsly Stats and Abilities

Based on Bonsly Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Bonsly Highest IV Stat is Defense 95 and the Lowest being Speed 10.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP50210304
D
Attack80148284
D
Defense95175317
F
Special Attack1022130
F
Special Defense4585207
F
Speed1022130
F
Total290
Bonsly Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsUndiscovered
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Sturdy
Ability 1
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Rock Head
Ability 2
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Rattled
Hidden Ability
When a Pokémon with Rattled is hit by a Bug, Ghost or Dark type move, its Speed is raised one stage (up to the usual maximum of +6 stages).

How To Evolve Bonsly in BDSP

Bonsly requires (after Mimic learned) to evolve into Sudowoodo.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Bonsly
after Mimic learned
Sudowoodo

Where To Find Bonsly in BDSP

Bonsly has 5 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-18 Bonsly, within the Trophy Garden location using the Walking method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 210
5 - 1%
Bonsly
Lv. 18-20
Route 209
5 - 1%
Bonsly
Lv. 16
Route 221
20 - 5%
Sudowoodo
Lv. 29-30
Route 214
20 - 5%
Sudowoodo
Lv. 23-24
Trophy Garden
100 - 20%
Bonsly
Lv. 16-18

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bonsly Weakness

Bonsly is a Rock Type pokemon. This will cause Bonsly to take More Damage from Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Poison, Fire Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
Ground
Steel
Water
Grass
0.5x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Poison
Fire
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Bonsly Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi

What pokemon is Bonsly Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Slaking
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Best Moves Bonsly in BDSP

Best Moveset for Bonsly Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
44
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
32
Rock Slide
Physical
112.5
90 10 May cause flinching.
28
Sucker Punch
Physical
70
100 5 User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.
20
Rock Tomb
Physical
90
95 15 Lowers opponent's Speed.

Best Moveset for Bonsly TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM64
Explosion
Physical
250
100 5 User faints.
TM28
Dig
Physical
80
100 10 Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Physical
75
100 15 Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM80
Rock Slide
Physical
112.5
90 10 May cause flinching.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Bonsly Level Up Moves

List of Moves Bonsly can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Fake Tears
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
1
Copycat
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Copies opponent's last move.
4
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
8
Rock Throw
Power:
75
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

12
Block
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Opponent cannot flee or switch.
16
Mimic
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's last move.
20
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
24
Tearful Look
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

The user gets teary eyed to make the target lose its combative spirit. This lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
28
Sucker Punch
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User attacks first, but only works if opponent is readying an attack.
32
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
36
Low Kick
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
40
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
44
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Bonsly TM Moves

List of Moves Bonsly can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM04
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM64
Explosion
Power: 250
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
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Bonsly Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Bonsly can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Headbutt
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
Defense Curl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Defense.
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Rollout
Power:
45
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Doubles in power each turn for 5 turns.
Self-Destruct
Power: 200
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
Sand Tomb
Power: 35
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
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