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Bonsly
Rock Type
Bonsai Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #123

Pokemon Legends Arceus Bonsly is a Rock Type Bonsai Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 1 Defense EV Yield. Bonsly can be found with Sturdy, Rock Head and Rattled as an Ability; we recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 290 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Bonsly Guide using the links below.

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).

Bonsly Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
50
D
Attack
80
D
Defense
95
F
Special Attack
10
F
Special Defense
45
F
Speed
10
F
Total
290
Bonsly Details
Bonsly Detail
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Undiscovered
Bonsly Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Sturdy
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).
Ability 2
Rock Head
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Hidden Ability
Rattled
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 Pokemon Legends Arceus

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

Bonsly Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Bonsly
Rock Type
after Mimic learned
Sudowoodo
Rock Type
Bonsly Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Bonsly
290
50
80
10
95
45
10
Stat Change
+120
+20
+20
+20
+20
+20
+20
Sudowoodo
410
70
100
30
115
65
30

Where To Find Bonsly Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Bonsly in PLA.

Bonsly has 2 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 39 - 42 Sudowoodo, within the Celestica Ruins location via On Land.

Crimson Mirelands Bonsly Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Bonsly
Rock Type
Lv. 20 - 22
Crimson Mirelands
Diamond Heath
Shaking Ore
Very Common
Bonsly
Rock Type
Lv. 24 - 26
Crimson Mirelands
Cloudpool Ridge
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Sudowoodo
Rock Type
Lv. 27 - 29
Crimson Mirelands
Cloudpool Ridge
Mass Outbreaks
Very Common
Coronet Highlands Bonsly Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Bonsly
Rock Type
Lv. 39 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
Shaking Ore
Very Common
Sudowoodo
Rock Type
Lv. 39 - 42
Coronet Highlands
Celestica Ruins
On Land
Very Common

Pokemon LA 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.

Bonsly Type Weakness
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?

Bonsly Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Palkia
Water Type
Dragon Type
S
Garchomp
Dragon Type
Ground Type

What pokemon is Bonsly Strong Against?

Bonsly Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
Normal Type
S
Regigigas
Normal Type
S
Tornadus
Flying Type
S
Thundurus
Electric Type
Flying Type
S
Enamorus
Fairy Type
Flying Type

How To Complete Bonsly Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught12345
Number you've caught without being spotted12345
Times you have seen it use Mimic1361225
Times you've given it food12345
Number you've seen leap out of ore deposits12345
Number you've evolved1

Best Bonsly Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Bonsly Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Bonsly Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
47
Head Smash
Physical
225
80 5 User receives recoil damage.
37
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
15
Rock Slide
Physical
112.5
90 10 May cause flinching.
5
Tackle
Physical
40
100 35 A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
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 Bold
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Bonsly Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Bonsly can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Bonsly Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(9)
Rollout
Rock Type
Power:
45
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Doubles in power each turn for 5 turns.
5
(14)
Tackle
Normal Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
9
(18)
Stealth Rock
Rock Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
15
(25)
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
21
(31)
Iron Defense
Steel Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
29
(0)
Mimic
Normal Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's last move.
37
(48)
Double-Edge
Normal Type
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
47
(59)
Head Smash
Rock Type
Power:
225
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Bonsly Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Bonsly can learn from the Move Shop.

Bonsly Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Stealth Rock
Rock Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
Calm Mind
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Rock Slide
Rock Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
Earth Power
Ground Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Hisuian Arcanine-Pokemon-Image
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FIRE-Type ROCK-Type 555 95 115 95 80 80 90
A
Rhyperior-Pokemon-Image
Rhyperior
GROUND-Type ROCK-Type 535 115 140 55 130 55 40
B
Probopass-Pokemon-Image
Probopass
ROCK-Type STEEL-Type 525 60 55 75 145 150 40
B
Hisuian Avalugg-Pokemon-Image
Hisuian Avalugg
ICE-Type ROCK-Type 514 95 127 34 184 36 38
B
Kleavor-Pokemon-Image
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BUG-Type ROCK-Type 505 70 135 45 95 75 85
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