Sudowoodo

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

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.

Evolution chart

Bonsly
#438
Bonsly
Rock

(after Mimic
learned)
Sudowoodo
#185
Sudowoodo
Rock

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Sudowoodo

Sudowoodo sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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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