Crystal first met Bonee when she was training to be a capture pro. It is there where an Arcanine was rampaging out of control due to an eye injury. Due to this, Crystal fell and broke her arms. Bonee and Monlee decided to intervene and attack the Arcanine to drive him away. After Crystal woke up they led her to the Arcanine, which she managed to calm down. Crystal added him to her team after the incident and Bonee used his bones to help her recover.
Bonee first showed up in Slugging It Out with Slugma alongside Crystal's other Pokémon to help prove her capturing skills to Professor Oak.
In Suddenly Suicune I, Bonee battled Suicune to try and help Crystal capture it. Crystal starts by having Bonee attack with Bonemerang, which is dodged by Suicune. Despite this Crystal reveals that it was part of her plan; The Bonemerang reverses direction, surprising Suicune, although it is dodged again. After failing to capture Suicune Crystal sends Bonee and Archy after it. Bonee rides on Archy and uses False Swipe while Archy tackles it. While it appears Suicune blocked it, it soon became obvious that a translucent wall between Suicune and Bonee was made. Bonee, alongside Crystal and Archy, attempt to keep the wall from closing but in the end Suicune closes it and escapes, breaking Bonee's bone in the process.
In Slick Slowking, Bonee battled Sham and Carl alongside Gold's Polibo. Polibo puts Sham and Carl's Magcargo and Slowking asleep with Hypnosis, allowing Bonee to attack Slowking with Bone Rush. Despite being asleep Slowking attacks back with Snore and prevents Bonee from landing a solid hit. Due to this Crystal is forced to recall him.
In You Need to Chill Out, Regice, Bonee was loaned to Emerald for his Battle Pyramid challenge against Brandon and his Regice. Regice began the battle by stomping with its leg, with Bonee barely managing to block with his bone. Bonee managed to block the attack for a long time but his bone eventually shattered under the pressure and Bonee was knocked out. Despite fainting Regice is quickly knocked out by Emerald's Sceptile, who was brought back thanks to a Revive.
In Skirting Around Surskit II, Bonee worked alongside Monlee by Emerald to help him capture Jirachi. Emerald has Monlee use Mach Punch to prevent Jirachi from moving by threatening to attack with his super fast punches. While Monlee kept Jirachi distracted, Bonee whipped out a pair of nunchaku made of bones. Bonee threw the nunchaku, which spun around Jirachi's body and bound it. However, due to interference from Guile Hideout, the capture fails.
In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, Bonee battled Team Rocket Executive Ariana and her Arbok. Despite putting up a good fight, he was easily overwhelmed and defeated.
Personality and characteristics
Bonee is a gentle and caring Pokémon, as shown when he took care of Crystal after she broke her arms. He is also a powerful Pokémon and one of Crystal's first choices when she needs a strong Pokémon. He shows no fear when entering battle and takes his opponents head on, even when facing strong Legendaries such as Suicune, Regice, and Jirachi.
| Using Bonemerang
| A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
|| カラぴょん Karapyon
|| From カラカラ Karakara and ～ぴょん -pyon
|| From Cubone and -ee
|| From Osselait and -ou
|| From Tragosso
|| From Cubone
|| From Cubone and -peon
|| 탕구뿅 Tangguppyong
|| From 탕구리 Tangguri and ～뿅 -pyong
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 可拉蹦跳 Kělābèngtiào*
|| From 可拉可拉 Kělākělā and ～蹦跳 -bèngtiào
| 可拉 Kělā*
| From 可拉可拉 Kělākělā |
From 可拉可拉 Kělākělā and ～蹦 -bèng
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 卡拉蹦跳 Kālāaibaahngtiu
|| From 卡拉卡拉 Kālāaikālāai and ～蹦跳 -baahngtiu
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| From Cubone and -chi
|| Transliteration of Japanese name
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Cubone.