Bronzong is a dual type Steel and Psychic Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Bronzor starting at level 33. Take a look below for 25 awesome and fascinating facts about Bronzong.
1. Bronzong is a large Pokemon resembling a blue green bell with two arms coming out of its sides.
2. It has a hollow body and a yoke attached at the top.
3. 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.
4. It has several darker, rectangular markings on its body.
5. When angered, Bronzong lets out a warning cry that rings out like the tolling of a bell.
6. It can summon rain clouds, which earned it the nickname “bringer of plentiful harvests”.
7. The first known Bronzong was dug up at a construction site.
8. 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.
9. When a Bronzong blinks or falls asleep in Gen V, its “eyes” turn white.
10. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond’s PokéPad entry describes a male Bronzong, despite Bronzong being genderless.
11. Prior to Gen 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.
12. 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.
13. 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 managed to roll it down a hill into a swamp.
14. Bronzong’s facial features resemble those of the Mesoamerican rain god Tlāloc, who is often depicted as being predominantly cyan in color.
15. 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.
16. Bronzong is 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).
17. 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.
18. A Bronzong appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, under the ownership of Marcus. Its Hypnosis was instrumental to Marcus’s plan to destroy Arceus and retain Michina Town’s ownership over the Jewel of Life.
19. A Bronzong appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator participating in the Performance Stage of the Sandalstraw Contest.
20. A Bronzong appeared in An Old Family Blend!.
21. A Bronzong briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Thorton. It was part of a team with its Trainer, as well as Palmer and Caitlin.
22. 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.
23. Shin has a Bronzong, which debuted in PBK1.
24. 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.
25. 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.