Competitive Information for Bonsly [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Bonsly bonsly
Base Stats for Bonsly

Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: If this Pokemon is at full HP, it survives one hit with at least 1 HP. Immune to OHKO.
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Rock HeadRock Head: This Pokemon does not take recoil damage besides Struggle/Life Orb/crash damage.
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RattledRattled: Speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a Bug-, Dark-, or Ghost-type attack, or Intimidated.


Evolutions / Family:
Bonsly
Sudowoodo

Weakness Chart for Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
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 Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Bonsly is popular 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: Rattled
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Foul Play
- Stomping Tantrum

Physical Sweeper Bonsly (Rattled)

Bonsly is a remarkable 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 until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. 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 Rattled, speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a bug- dark- or ghost-type attack or intimidated.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Bonsly's last move failed).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Bonsly? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Bonsly
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Rattled
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Double-Edge
- Foul Play
- Stomping Tantrum

Doubles Physical Sweeper Bonsly (Rattled)

Bonsly is a remarkable 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 until Eviolite was equipped. 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 Rattled, speed is raised 1 stage if hit by a bug- dark- or ghost-type attack or intimidated.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Bonsly's last move failed).



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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
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
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
60
100%
25
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.
Copycat
--
--
20
Uses the last move used in the battle.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense 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.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
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.
Tearful Look
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Bonsly can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Bonsly

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