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Bonemerang
ホネブーメラン Bone Boomerang
Bonemerang VIII.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Bonemerang (Japanese: ホネブーメラン Bone Boomerang) is a damage-dealing Ground-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. It is one of the signature moves of Cubone and Marowak.

Contents

Effect

Generation I

Bonemerang inflicts damage, hitting the target twice per use. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, the second one will deal the same amount of damage.

Bonemerang will end immediately if the first strike breaks a substitute. Bide will only acknowledge the second strike of this move.

Generation II

Each strike now does damage independently, consequently enabling either of them to be critical.

If the user is holding a King's Rock, the final strike has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generations III and IV

Bonemerang will now hit again if the first strike breaks a substitute.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generations V to VII

If the first strike activates the target's Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy, the second one will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate again to prevent fainting, but this chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Bonemerang cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
Stad A boomerang made of bone is thrown to inflict damage twice -- on the way out and on its return.
Stad2 A boomerang made of bone is thrown to inflict damage twice, on the way out and on return.
GSC An attack that strikes twice.
RSEColo.XD Throws a bone boomerang that strikes twice.
FRLG The user throws a bone that hits the foe once, then once again on return.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the foe twice, coming and going.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the target twice, coming and going.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops around to hit the target twice—coming and going.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 43 25 25 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
26PE
40
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 48 25 25 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
26PE
48
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 21SMUSUM
26PE
48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Bonemerang is a move with 10 base power, 87% accuracy, and 14 PP. The attack will generate 2 projectiles that travel up to 10 tiles away and hit the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If a Pokémon faints from the first projectile, the second projectile will be able to hit a new target.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 66%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Strikes the target twice, even at a distance.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 attacks in a single turn, even at a distance.
BSL はなれたポケモンに 2かいれんぞくで ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It even damages faraway Pokémon 2 times in a row.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition The Bonemarangs strike twice! When an opponent lands on one of your properties, they have to pay double the rent due.

In the anime

In the main series

Giselle Cubone Bonemerang.png Gavin Marowak Bonemerang.png Kiawe Marowak Bonemerang.png Alvin Cubone Bonemerang.png
Giselle's Cubone Marowak Alolan Marowak Alvin's Cubone
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops to hit the foe twice, coming and going.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
104 Cubone Cubone throws the bone that it is holding. The bone hits the opponent once, then returns to Cubone. Sometimes, the bone glows white when the attack is being used.
Giselle's Cubone The School of Hard Knocks Debut
Alvin's Cubone Battling With a Clean Slate! None
105 Marowak Marowak throws the bone that it is holding. The bone hits the opponent once, loops around, and then hits the opponent again.
Otoshi's Marowak Bad to the Bone None
Luana's Marowak Pokémon Double Trouble None
Gavin's Marowak From Brags to Riches None
Oriba's Marowak The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
Jeffrey's Marowak Gymbaliar! None
105A Marowak Alolan Marowak throws the bone that it is holding. The bone hits the opponent once, then returns to Alolan Marowak.
Kiawe's Marowak Rescuing the Unwilling!‎ None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Cubone Bonemerang 1 PO.png Cubone Bonemerang 2 PO.png None.png
Cubone Bone thrown
The user throws the bone it holds.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
104 Cubone Cubone throws the bone that it is holding at the opponent. The bone then returns to Cubone.
Reina's Cubone File 2: Cubone Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Bonemerang I.png Bonemerang II.png Bonemerang III.png Bonemerang IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bonemerang V.png Bonemerang VI.png Bonemerang VII.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Side series games

Bonemerang Stad.png Bonemerang Stad2.png Bonemerang Colo.png Bonemerang XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Bonemerang PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Bonemerang PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 骨頭回力鏢 Gwāttàuh Wùihlihkbīu
Mandarin 骨頭回力鏢 / 骨头回力镖 Gútou Huílìbiāo
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Bumerang
Denmark Flag.png Danish Benmerang
Knogleboomerang
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Boemerang
Finland Flag.png Finnish Luumerangi
France Flag.png French Osmerang
Germany Flag.png German Knochmerang
Greece Flag.png Greek Οστέϊνος Ανακλητής Ostéinos Anaklitís
Italy Flag.png Italian Ossomerang
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뼈다귀부메랑 Ppyeodagwibumerang
Poland Flag.png Polish Kościorang*
Latająca Kość/Powracająca Kość*
Bumerang*
Atak Bonemerang *
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ossomerangue (anime, TCG, manga)
Osso Bumerangue (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Vaivém do Osso (EP009)
Bomerangue de Osso (EP073; Orange Islands; Diamond and Pearl)
Ossomerangue (Advanced Battle)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Bumerangul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kost bumerang
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Boomerang (EP009, AG176)
Hueso Boomerang (EP073, AG127)
Huesomerang (EP108)
Huesorang (DP008)
Spain Flag.png Spain Huesomerang
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Benrang*
Bonemerang*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bumêrăng Xưong


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