Bronzong first appeared when Dawn's Buizel challenged Lucian to a battle. Using Iron Defense, Bronzong easily endured all Buizel's attacks and finally launched a Flash Cannon which easily overpowered Buizel's Water Gun and knocked it out. During the battle, Buizel refused to listen to Dawn's instructions and after his defeat, he grew miserable. Buizel later regained his fighting spirit by defeating Team Rocket under Lucian's command. Bronzong then battled Buizel a second time, but Lucian knew that, although Buizel now listened to Dawn, he still didn't stand a chance. Deciding that he didn't want Buizel to suffer another humiliating defeat, Lucian recalled Bronzong.