Bonsly has a MAX CP of 1302, with an ATK of 124, DEF of 133 and STA of 137, meaning it is not a meta-relevant Pokémon, but rather a collectible with the potential for evolving later.
Exactly like his evolved form, Bonsly has a buddy distance of 5km. There will most likely be rarer and more meta-relevant Pokémon whose candy will be much more valuable, so be sure to weigh this up before making Bonsly or Sudowoodo your Buddy.
As with other ‘baby’ Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, Bonsly is hatchable from 7km eggs. The maximum CP for a hatched Bonsly is 744.
We would expect Bonsly to be obtainable only from eggs, however, if it appeared in the wild it would receive a weather boost from Partly Cloudy weather. Any Bonsly with a CP of 1117 or over would have been boosted beyond level 30 by the weather and would have a maximum capture CP of 1209 when boosted.
Raid Boss Potential
Bonsly isn’t likely to be a Raid Boss; no baby Pokémon have ever been Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go, so far. If for any reason it was, it’s maximum Raid capture CP would be 744, or 930 if weather boosted.
Shiny Bonsly’s difference in color is very noticeable; The ball-shaped “leaves” on its head are bright pink instead of green.
Pokédex Entries and Facts
Bonsly’s Pokédex entries from various games:
- It prefers arid environments. It leaks water from its eyes to adjust its body’s fluid levels.
- It discharges moisture from its eyes, making it look like it’s crying—apparently an effective way of getting enemies to let down their guard.
- If its body gets too damp, it will die. So, in a process reminiscent of sweating, its eyes expel moisture.