Sudowoodo

Sudowoodo is a Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Imitation Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 185
Type Rock
Species Imitation Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 38.0 kg (83.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
2. Rock Head
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 106 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
093 (Diamond/Pearl)
093 (Platinum)
107 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
130 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
031 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
038 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
253 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 65 (8.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 144
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 30
58 174
Total 410 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sudowoodo.

Evolution chart

(after Mimic learned)

Sudowoodo changes

Pokédex entries

Gold Although it always pretends to be a tree, its composition appears to be closer to a rock than a plant.
Silver It disguises itself as a tree to avoid attack. It hates water, so it will disappear if it starts raining.
Crystal If a tree branch shakes when there is no wind, it’s a SUDOWOODO, not a tree. It hides from the rain.
Ruby
Sapphire
SUDOWOODO camouflages itself as a tree to avoid being attacked by enemies. However, because the forelegs remain green throughout the year, the POKéMON is easily identified as a fake during the winter.
FireRed It disguises itself as a tree to avoid attack. It hates water, so it will disappear if it starts raining.
LeafGreen Although it always pretends to be a tree, its composition appears to be closer to a rock than a plant.
Emerald It mimics a tree to avoid being attacked by enemies. But since its forelegs remain green throughout the year, it is easily identified as a fake in the winter.
Diamond Despite appearing to be a tree, its body is closer to rocks and stones. It is very weak to water.
Pearl It stands along paths pretending to be a tree. If it starts raining, it seems to disappear.
Platinum To avoid being attacked, it does nothing but mimic a tree. It hates water and flees from rain.
HeartGold Although it always pretends to be a tree, its composition appears more similar to rock than to vegetation.
SoulSilver It disguises itself as a tree to avoid attack. It hates water, so it will disappear if it starts raining.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
To avoid being attacked, it does nothing but mimic a tree. It hates water and flees from rain.
X Although it always pretends to be a tree, its composition appears more similar to rock than to vegetation.
Y It disguises itself as a tree to avoid attack. It hates water, so it will disappear if it starts raining.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Sudowoodo camouflages itself as a tree to avoid being attacked by enemies. However, because its hands remain green throughout the year, the Pokémon is easily identified as a fake during the winter.
Sun To avoid attack, it mimics a tree. It will run off if splashed with water, which it hates.
Moon Apparently, the larger the green parts of this Pokémon, the more collectors value it. It’s a particular favorite among elderly people.
Ultra Sun It’s so popular with the elderly that there’s a magazine devoted to this Pokémon. Fans obsess over the particular length and angle of its arms.
Ultra Moon The result of its holding the same pose all the time is arms that have become supple yet strong.
Sword If a tree branch shakes when there is no wind, it’s a Sudowoodo, not a tree. It hides from the rain.
Shield It disguises itself as a tree to avoid attack. It hates water, so it will disappear if it starts raining.

Moves learned by Sudowoodo

Moves learnt by level up

Sudowoodo learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormal
1Fake TearsDark 100
1FlailNormal 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Rock ThrowRock 50 90
1SlamNormal 80 75
1Stone EdgeRock 100 80
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
12BlockNormal
16MimicNormal
20Rock TombRock 60 95
24Tearful LookNormal
28Sucker PunchDark 70 100
32Rock SlideRock 75 90
36Low KickFighting 100
40CounterFighting 100
44Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
48Head SmashRock 150 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Sudowoodo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlamNormal 80 75

Egg moves

Sudowoodo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sudowoodo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhost
Defense CurlNormal
HardenNormal
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Rock PolishRock
RolloutRock 30 90

Moves learnt by TM

Sudowoodo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Sudowoodo is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Sudowoodo learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormal
1FlailNormal 100
1Low KickFighting 100
1Rock ThrowRock 50 90
1SlamNormal 80 75
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
5FlailNormal 100
8Low KickFighting 100
12Rock ThrowRock 50 90
15MimicNormal
19Feint AttackDark 60
22Tearful LookNormal
26Rock TombRock 60 95
29BlockNormal
33Rock SlideRock 75 90
36CounterFighting 100
40Sucker PunchDark 70 100
43Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
47Stone EdgeRock 100 80
50Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
54Head SmashRock 150 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Sudowoodo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlamNormal 80 75

Egg moves

Sudowoodo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sudowoodo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhost
Defense CurlNormal
EndureNormal
HardenNormal
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Sand TombGround 35 85
Self-DestructNormal 200 100
Stealth RockRock

Move Tutor moves

Sudowoodo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Sudowoodo. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Fake TearsDark 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

Sudowoodo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Sudowoodo can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Sudowoodo sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sudowoodo  sprite from Silver Sudowoodo  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sudowoodo  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sudowoodo  sprite from Black & White Sudowoodo  sprite from X & Y Sudowoodo  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from Silver Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from Black & White Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from X & Y Sudowoodo Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Sudowoodo

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 36
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Evolve Bonsly
Pearl Route 214, 221
Platinum Route 221
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 36
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 20
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Lush Jungle
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank

Other languages

English Sudowoodo
Japanese ウソッキー (Usokkie)
German Mogelbaum
French Simularbre

Name origin

pseudo-
prefix meaning ‘false’ (Sudowoodo is based on petrified wood)
wood
matter that trees are made of