Competitive Information for Bonsly [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Bonsly bonsly
Base Stats for Bonsly

Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: OHKO moves fail when used against this Pokemon.
,
Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Bonsly
Sudowoodo

Weakness Chart for Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Bonsly? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Bonsly is a stupendous Rock-typed Pokemon. Bonsly is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Bonsly is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Bonsly
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Rock Slide
- Sucker Punch
- Brick Break

Physical Sweeper Bonsly (Rock Head)

Bonsly is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bonsly is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Bonsly from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Bonsly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Bonsly does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Bonsly? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Bonsly
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Rock Head
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Bonsly (Rock Head)

Bonsly is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Bonsly is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Bonsly from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Bonsly's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rock Head, Bonsly does not take recoil damage besides struggle/life orb/crash damage.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Bonsly learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Explosion
500
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Sand Tomb
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Bonsly can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Bonsly

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