The world of Pokemon is a wide, expansive, and diverse one that plays host to some of the most incredible monsters ever imagined. Whether you set off to Sinnoh, Hoenn, Kanto, or any other region, you’ll find a plethora of amazing creatures that everyone would love to add to their collection. Each Pokemon has its own set of unique skills and quirks and with over one thousand Pokemon knocking around in 2021, it can be pretty tricky keeping up.
For that reason, we have come up with a series of guides that give you all the info you could possibly need about every Pokemon in the Pokedex. We give you all the key info such as how to catch them, how to get the most of them in battle and when they popped up in the anime.
In this guide, we take a look at Bounsweet, a very cute grass-type Pokemon who was recently brought into the fold in generation VII. Without further delay, here is our essential Bounsweet Pokemon guide.
What is Bounsweet?
Bounsweet is a pure grass-type Pokemon that was first introduced to the Pokemon series in generation VII. In terms of appearance, Bounsweet resembles mangosteen, a very expensive and rare fruit that is primarily produced in Thailand. The Pokemon has a round body that is purple in color and then has a white underbelly that looks rather like a skirt.
Then as for the top of this Pokemon, the green stem of the fruit acts as hair for the Pokemon. Bounsweet also has two small yellow eyes and a wide smiling mouth. Then finally, the Pokemon has two small purple legs just below the white underbelly.
Within the Pokemon world, Bounsweet is used by the people of the Alohan region to make beverages. Consuming a Bounsweet whole causes humans to get ill but humans use Bounsweet’s sweat as a means of making juice. This may sound revolting but because Bounsweets natural smell and taste are so sweet, no one seems to mind. Plus, many trainers tend to keep Bounsweet around as a natural living air freshener. In short, this Pokemon has a lot of functionality aside from battling.
This Pokemon is number 761 in the Pokedex, is 0.3 meters in height, weighs 3.2 kilograms, has a slow/medium growth rate, and has a catch rate of 41.3%.
Does Bounsweet Appear in the Anime?
Yes, despite only being around for a short period within the Pokemon series, Bounsweet has made a handful of appearances. The most major appearance would have been within the episode, Alola to New Adventure! This is where Bounsweet debuted and was a regular on the Alohan anime series as Mallow owned a Bounsweet since she was a child and was her only Pokemon.
Aside from this Bounsweet would only make fleeting appearances. However, you may be wondering which episodes Bounsweet popped up on the screen. Well, we have the answers for you. Here is every other appearance that Bounsweet made in the anime series:
- Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
- Deceiving Appearances!
- Battling the Beast Within!
- A Timeless Encounter!
- Pikachu’s Exciting Adventure!
- Battling Besties!
- Battling on the Wing!
- Exhibition Unmasked!
- Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!
- Memories of a Warming Kindness!
Does Bounsweet Appear in Any Pokemon Movies?
Sadly, due to the fact that Bounsweet has only been around for a short while, this Pokemon has not had a chance to feature in a Pokemon movie to date. However, considering how cute and camera-friendly that this Pokemon is, we would say that it is only a matter of time before we see at least a cameo appearance in a movie for this Pokemon. So keep your eyes peeled when the next Pokemon feature inevitably releases for a Bounsweet.
How Good is Bounsweet’s Pokemon Trading Card?
Bounsweet during its short tenure has managed to warrant four different Pokemon TCG cards, each with its own merits and flaws. This Pokemon would debut in the Sun & Moon TCG expansion packs and would then feature in the Unified Minds, Darkness Ablaze, and Chilling Reign expansion packs. So let’s take a look at the original Bounsweet card and then we will give you our pick of the best of these four cards too.
Firstly, the original Bounsweet card. Truthfully, this card is basically fodder but can play the role of healer in a pinch. The card has a standard attack Sweet Scent that can heal thirty damage to any Pokemon. Then the special attack is Splash, which contrary to the in-game function of this move, does do ten damage. This card can be useful in very specific situations. However, we see this card as a means of getting a Steenee onto the field and nothing more.
Then as for the best Bounsweet card of the bunch. Well, most of the cards have similar credentials if we are honest. However, the Darkness Ablaze Bounsweet card does have something that none of the others has. Not only does it have a special attack called Flop that does twenty damage.
This Pokemon can also use Synthesis which allows trainers to search their deck for a grass energy card and attach it to any Pokemon on the field. So within the content of a grass-type deck, this Bounsweet card can be very useful indeed.
Bounsweet In The Pokemon Video Games
Bounsweet debuted in the seventh generation in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Then since this, the Pokemon has featured in a handful of other Pokemon outings. However, due to the freshness of this Pokemon, the opportunity to feature in games has been quite limited. Here is a quick rundown of each Pokemon game that Bounsweet has featured in:
- Pokemon Sun
- Pokemon Moon
- Pokemon Ultra Sun
- Pokemon Ultra Moon
- Pokemon Sword
- Pokemon Shield
- Pokemon Rumble Rush
- Pokemon Shuffle
What Moves Can Bounsweet Learn?
Bounsweet is a grass Pokemon and for that reason, its move set is full of physical and special attacks of that nature. Plus a handful of status effect moves, poison moves, and standard physical moves. However, there are some unexpected moves that trainers can teach this Pokemon in the hope of getting one over on their opposition. Here is a full run-through of all the moves that Bounsweet can use in the Pokemon series:
- Play nice
- Rapid spin
- Razor leaf
- Sweet scent
- Magical leaf
- Teeter dance
- Aromatic mist
- Magical Leaf
- Solar beam
- Light screen
- Safe guard
- Giga drain
- Sunny day
- Helping hand
- Draining kiss
- Sleep talk
- Seed bomb
- Energy ball
- Zen headbutt
- Grass knot
- Play rough
- Dazzling gleam
What is Bounsweet Weak/Strong Against?
Bounsweet is a pure grass type and for that reason, this Pokemon has quite a few weaknesses but equally, quite a few resistances. As you would expect, this Pokemon is weak to fire-type moves, bug-type moves, flying, ice, and poison-type moves. However, this Pokemon is very capable of holding its own against water types, ground types, electric types, and other grass-type Pokemon. Here is a quick list of all this Pokemon’s weaknesses, resistances, and immunities:
- Flying moves
- Fire moves
- Poison moves
- Bug moves
- Ice moves
- Grass moves
- Electric moves
- Water moves
- Ground moves
How to Catch Bounsweet in The Pokemon Games
Bounsweet is a rather simple Pokemon to catch. Not only because it has a rather high catch rate of 41.3%. It is also widely available in the two main Pokemon generations that it features. In Sun and Moon and Sword and Shield, this Pokemon can be caught in the wild or obtained through an NPC trade. Meaning that this Pokemon couldn’t be easier to catch.
The only occasion where there is a slight amount of difficulty involved is if you are playing Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. In these titles, you will have to breed either a Steenee or a Tsareena to obtain a Bounsweet. However, breeding isn’t all that taxing either so don’t panic.
Does Bounsweet Evolve?
Yes, Bounsweet is the first Pokemon of a three-part evolutionary chain. This Pokemon evolves into Steenee which then evolves into a Pokemon called Tsareena. To evolve Bounsweet into Steenee, all you have to do is train this Pokemon until it reaches level eighteen. Then to evolve this Pokemon into Tsareena, you’ll need to do something a little unconventional. You will need to train this Pokemon until it levels up at least one more time and when it raises its level, to trigger the evolution you must ensure that the Pokemon knows the move Stomp. This must be taught as a TM.
What Are Bounsweet’s Base Stats?
Bounsweet is a bit of an all-rounder if its stats are anything to go by. There are no real stand-out areas where this Pokemon shines but equally, there aren’t any glaring weak spots that other trainers can exploit. bounsweet’s best stats are its defensive ones but not by much. Here is a rundown of Bounsweets base stats:
- HP: 42
- Attack: 30
- Defense: 38
- SP Attack: 30
- SP Defense: 38
- Speed: 32
What Does A Shiny Bounsweet Look Like?
A shiny Bounsweet is a very sweet model indeed and one you need to add to your collection. This Pokemon has the same purple body color as the original Pokemon. However, where this model differs is in the hair and the underbelly.
The hair is no longer green but instead a pastel purple or lilac color. Then as for the underbelly, this is how more of a muted yellow color rather than a white hue. It’s a very cute Pokemon and adding a pastel color palette only highlights this. So if you want a cute shiny to add to your party, there are few better for the job than a shiny Bounsweet.
Sweet to the Beat
As you can see from the information above, Bounsweet is a Pokemon that is well worth adding to your roster. Not only is this one of the most adorable Pokemon in recent times, but it also grows into one of the best competitive grass-type Pokemon around. It’s a statistical all-rounder, has a beautiful shiny model and for all these reasons and more, you need to get one of these to complete your Pokedex if nothing else.
Question: Are There Any Pokemon Similar To Bounsweet?
Answer: Yes, there are several Pokemon that are rather similar to Bounsweet. Whether this is because the other Pokemon in question are based on real-life fruit or alternatively, that their evolutionary chains resemble that of Bounsweet’s. With that in mind, here is every Pokemon that is similar to Bounsweet:
The most notable similar Pokemon on this list are Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardivoir. If you look at each Pokemon’s evolutionary chain, you can see that each stage mirrors one another. With each Pokemon growing from a simple state, to a ballerina style Pokemon, then a decadent womanly figure. The could be said of Roselia and Roserade.
Question: What is Bounsweet’s Relationship With The Pokemon Toucannon?
Answer: The relationship between Bounsweet and the Pokemon Toucannon is a strained one. Toucannon is known for its love of the scent that Bounsweet creates. The sweet smell attracts the flying type Pokemon and they tend to target Bounsweet and swallow them whole.
The problem with this is that Bounsweet has a naturally happy and carefree demeanor. So when it is in danger, it merrily skips along as if nothing is wrong. So passers-by can never tell when there is something wrong, making them easy targets for Toucannon.
Question: Which Generation VII Starter is the Most Popular?
Answer: We all have our favorite starter Pokemon and more than likely, we are bias toward the set of starters that we first encountered within the long-running series. However, with each generation, we get a new set of Pokemon that help us begin our journey and as is always the case, some are more popular than others. This is no different with the Alohan starter Pokemon and in the spirit of competition, we did some research to find out which of these Pokemon was most popular. So here is the ranking of these Pokemon from most to least Popular:
Of the three, Litten was the clear runaway favorite of the bunch. This fiery kitty that evolves into the formidable power of Incineroar was picked by the majority of trainers. Rowlett wasn’t too far behind, whereas Popplio didn’t receive anywhere near as much love as the other two. However, as a whole generation, seven was one of the more successful starter bundles.
Bounsweet Guide: Final Thoughts
So that is our essential Pokemon handbook giving you all the info you could possibly need about the Pokemon, Bounsweet. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative? Are there any other Pokemon you would love to see a guide for? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.