Bronzor is a flat, circular, blue-green Pokémon. Six dark blue spheres bulge from its rim. It has two round, yellow eyes and a large nose-like sphere surrounded by four small circles in its center. A crest resembling an herb or branch is on its back.
Bronzor's crest is said to possess a mysterious power and is held sacred. It was first seen in ancient tombs and timeworn places; objects resembling this Pokémon have also been found in tombs. Scientists believe Bronzor used to be reflective and have unsuccessfully tried performing X-rays on its body. The pattern of Bronzor in Galar cannot be found in any of its cultures, and the reason is unknown. There is lore on how polishing Bronzor will make its surface reflect the truth. However, it hates being polished. Bronzor uses an unknown energy to help it float around. It typically lives in mountainous paths.
A Bronzor appeared in PMDP13, under the ownership of Mars.
A Bronzor appeared in PMDP60, under the ownership of Charon.
Bronzor appears in Honey for Combee, as one of Mars's Pokémon. She used it to attack the manager of the Valley Windworks and hold him hostage. When he managed to use his Drifloon to call for help, she tried to have her Zubat bite him in the neck. After growing bored as she always does, she had it use Sandstorm and left with an electricity-generating wind turbine.
If Bronzor is turned upside-down, it will look exactly the same from the front, meaning its front has rotational symmetry. It also has horizontal and vertical reflective symmetry. However, its back sprite only has vertical reflective symmetry.
There is an unused sprite within Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for Bronzor's back sprite which is just a duplicate of its front sprite.
Bronzor is based on a 銅鏡 dōkyō, or bronze mirror. On its back, Bronzor has carved in a shape of a grain spike just like its evolved form, Bronzong, which can summon rain for better harvest.
Bronzor and the fact that it evolves into Bronzong 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.
Bronzor may be a combination of bronze and mirror.
Dohmirror may be a combination of 銅鏡 dōkyō (bronze mirror) and mirror.