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)
093 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
124 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 65 (8.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Brilliant Diamond Though it looks like a tree, its body is actually more like rock or stone. The Pokémon is very weak to water.
Shining Pearl It stands along paths pretending to be a tree. If it starts raining, it seems to disappear.
Legends: Arceus Though it pretends to be a tree, it fails to fool even children. To the touch, its body feels more like rock than tree bark. Sudowoodo’s extreme aversion to water merits special note.

Moves learned by Sudowoodo

Moves learnt by level up

Sudowoodo learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormalStatus
1Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
1Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
1Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
12BlockNormalStatus
16MimicNormalStatus
20Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
24Tearful LookNormalStatus
28Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
32Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
36Low KickFightingPhysical 100
40CounterFightingPhysical 100
44Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
48Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80

Moves learnt on evolution

Sudowoodo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SlamNormalPhysical 80 75

Egg moves

Sudowoodo learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sudowoodo egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
HardenNormalStatus
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sudowoodo is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Sudowoodo learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
5TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9Stealth RockRockStatus
15Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
21Iron DefenseSteelStatus
29MimicNormalStatus
37Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
47Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
57Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Sudowoodo can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

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 Sudowoodo  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
Brilliant Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Shining Pearl Route 214, 221
Legends: Arceus Celestica Ruins, Cloudpool Ridge

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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