Bonsly stole some food from the table when Brock made it for the heroes. Brock yelled at it, saying to give it back, and made Bonsly cry. May thought it actually cried and blamed Brock for being too harsh on it. However, Max pointed out that it was using Fake Tears and Bonsly ran away with the food. Lucario grabbed the food and gave Bonsly something else in return to eat, saying that it isn't good to steal from someone else. Bonsly later accompanied the heroes in the Tree of Beginning while it was being carried by May.