Bronzong (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Bronzor #436: Bronzor
Pokémon
#438: Bonsly Bonsly
Bronzong
Bronze Bell Pokémon
ドータクン
Dohtakun
#437
Bronzong



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Levitate or Heatproof Cacophony
Cacophony
Heavy Metal
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Bronzong
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
412.3 lbs. 187.0 kg
Bronzong
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
188
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Bronzong
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F437.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Bronzong (Japanese: ドータクン Dohtakun) is a dual-type Steel/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Bronzor starting at level 33.

Biology

Bronzong is a large Pokémon resembling a blue-green bell with two arms coming out of its sides. It has a hollow body and a yoke attached at the top. Its face can be best described as being a "Totem Pole" design; Bronzong has two round, red eyes with blue-green irises and a rectangular mouth with one visible row of square teeth. It also has several darker, rectangular markings on its body.

When angered, Bronzong lets out a warning cry that rings out like the tolling of a bell. It can summon rain clouds, which earned it the nickname "bringer of plentiful harvests" and led to some referring to it as a deity since ancient times. Bronzong's cry is also believed to have the power to open open a hole, leading to other worlds. The first known Bronzong was dug up at a construction site. Many scientists believe the Bronzong found in Galar originated from a different region after researching the pattern on its body. Some Bronzong can sleep up 2,000 years, which lead to quite the media story, when one was discovered in a construction site.

In the anime

Main series

 
Bronzong in the anime

Major appearances

Bronzong debuted in An Elite Meet and Greet!, under the ownership of Lucian. It battled Dawn's newly caught Buizel and delivered its first defeat after Buizel failed to listen to Dawn. It reappeared in Top-Down Training, where it was defeated by Cynthia's Garchomp. Bronzong briefly reappeared again alongside Lucian during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, the Hypnosis of Marcus's Bronzong was instrumental to Marcus's plan to destroy Arceus and retain Michina Town's ownership over the Jewel of Life.

Minor appearances

In Old Rivals, New Tricks!, a Coordinator's Bronzong competed in the Performance Stage of the Sandalstraw Contest.

A Bronzong appeared in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP035 Bronzong Ash's Pokédex Bronzong, the Bronze Bell Pokémon. One slept for over 2,000 years, until it was accidentally awakened at a construction site.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

 
Bronzong (upper right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Thorton's Bronzong was part of a team with its Trainer, as well as Palmer and Caitlin.

In the manga

Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Marcus's Bronzong appears in the manga adaptation of Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It, along with Heatran, is a loyal servant of Marcus.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Shin has a Bronzong, which debuted in PBK1.

Pokémon Adventures

Byron uses two Bronzong in tandem in Brash Bronzong I. Thinking that Platinum and her friends were villains, he attacked the trio, but both Bronzong were defeated by Platinum's Ponyta.

Shielbert's Bronzong appeared in the PASS22. It broke into Professor Magnolia's mobile home in order to retrieve a device its Trainer wanted.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Saturn uses his Bronzong against Byron to prevent the Gym Leader from interfering with his capture of Azelf in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured. While it defeated the Gym Leader, it fell to Hareta and his Riolu.

In the TCG

Main article: Bronzong (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#089
Johto
#—
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
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #251
Black It brought rains by opening portals to another world. It was revered as a bringer of plentiful harvests.
White
Black 2 In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 In ages past, this Pokémon was revered as a bringer of rain. It was found buried in the ground.
Alpha Sapphire Ancient people believed that petitioning Bronzong for rain was the way to make crops grow.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#119
Galar
Crown Tundra #088
Sinnoh
#089
Hisui
#181
Sword Some believe it to be a deity that summons rain clouds. When angered, it lets out a warning cry that rings out like the tolling of a bell.
Shield Many scientists suspect that this Pokémon originated outside the Galar region, based on the patterns on its body.
Brilliant Diamond One caused a media storm when it was dug up at a construction site after a 2,000-year sleep.
Shining Pearl It can summon rain clouds. People long ago revered it as the bringer of plentiful harvests.
Legends: Arceus Some believe that its bell-like cry opens holes to another world. It has been revered as a deity since ancient times.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
Platinum
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone (Forest with 56 Peak points and 35 Forest points)
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine (dark grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Bronzor
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Three-Point Pass
Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Turnback Cave, Mt. Coronet


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Bronzor
MD Sky
Evolve Bronzor
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Eternal Tower
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra, Factory: All*
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 3
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 133
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Wishing Star Tower (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Thorton's)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Metal Coat (5%)
Black White   Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Metal Coat (5%)
Sword Shield   Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
67
127 - 174 244 - 338
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
33
34 - 93 63 - 181
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Bronzong is available in Sword and Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
1616 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
2020 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2828 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
3232 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
3838 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4444 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5050 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5656 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
6 15 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 20
11 20 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 20
18 28 Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 15
25 35 Hypnosis Psychic Status 70% 20
34 45 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
43 54 Extrasensory Psychic Special 70 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM91  TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM48  TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM67  TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM74  TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM92  TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bronzong in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bronzong in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Psychic Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 120 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Heal Block × Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Only Pokémon Sword and Shield allows transferred Pokémon to use their moves from older games
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bronzong
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bronzong
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:  
Steel
Field move:  
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-249
It launches iron balls and strange orbs to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Steel
Field move:
(present)
 
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Steel
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-185/N-177
It attacks by making iron balls fall.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 62 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He has lived in PokéPark since long ago, when beings other than Pokémon lived there. He is proud of his body pattern.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#136
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 167 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 213
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Psychic, Heavy Slam, Bulldoze*, Psyshock*, Payback*

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Bronzor
 Steel  Psychic 
 
Level 33
 
First evolution
Bronzong
 Steel  Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
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Trivia

  • Bronzong does not have any weaknesses in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, due to both of its Abilities being used simultaneously, along with it not yet being weak to Ghost and Dark-type moves at the time.
    • Also, in Generation IV and V, Bronzor and Bronzong were the only Pokémon to have different weaknesses depending on their ability, with Heatproof negating their weakness to Fire moves and Levitate making them immune to Ground moves.
  • When a Bronzong blinks or falls asleep in Gen V, its "eyes" turn white.
  • PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond's PokéPad entry describes a male Bronzong, despite Bronzong being gender unknown.
  • Prior to Generation VIII, Bronzong was the only Pokémon able to learn Rain Dance by leveling up that could not learn any moves nor have any Abilities that benefit from rain. This may be related to its Pokédex entries, several of which mention Bronzong's natural power to summon rain clouds.

Origin

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Bronzong is based on a dōtaku, Japanese bells which were believed to have been used to pray for good harvests. They are often decorated with patterns representing nature and were buried, occasionally with bronze mirrors and weapons, in isolated locations.

Bronzong and the fact that it evolves from Bronzor also seems to be based on an old Japanese myth present in the book Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn. The priests of Mugenyama wanted to forge a bell for their temple, so they asked the local women to donate their bronze mirrors for this purpose. A woman contributed her mirror but later regretted it. Because of her repentance, the mirror wouldn't melt in the furnace until she killed herself. Before her suicide, she said that whoever would break the bell would be given great wealth by her ghost. A multitude of people tried to break the bell by ringing it furiously, so the tired priests rolled it down a hill into a swamp in frustration.

Additionally, Bronzong's facial features resemble those of the Mesoamerican rain god Tlāloc, who is often depicted as being predominantly cyan in color. In Mexico City, which is located on the site of the former capital of the Aztec Empire, artifacts are often discovered during construction-related excavation, which Bronzong's Pokédex entry in Pokémon Diamond may reference.

Name origin

Bronzong may be a combination of bronze and gong (a type of musical percussion instrument), dong (onomatopoeia for deep bell reverberation), or bianzhong (an ancient Chinese musical instrument consisting of bells).

Dohtakun may be derived from 銅鐸 dōtaku (a type of bronze bell) and possibly the honorific 君 -kun (mister).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドータクン Dohtakun From 銅鐸 dōtaku
  French Archéodong From archéo- and dong
  Spanish Bronzong Same as English name
  German Bronzong Same as English name
  Italian Bronzong Same as English name
  Korean 동탁군 Dongtakgun From 동탁 (銅鐸) dongtak, tak, and 군 (君) gun
  Mandarin Chinese 青銅鐘 / 青铜钟 Qīngtóngzhōng From qīng, 青銅 / 青铜 qīngtóng, and 銅鐘 / 铜钟 tóngzhōng
  Cantonese Chinese 青銅鐘 Chīngtùhngjūng From qīng, 青銅 qīngtóng, and 銅鐘 tóngzhōng


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