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.

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