Sudowoodo can use one of two Abilities: Sturdy, which protects it from One-Hit KO moves and allows it to survive a move that would have defeated it if it has full HP; or Rock Head, which prevents it from taking any recoil as the result of moves that cause recoil damage. Its Hidden Ability is Rattled, which increases its Speed by one stage if it gets hit by a move of the Bug, Ghost, or Dark Type.
When it was introduced in Generation II, Sudowoodo couldn't evolve and didn't have a pre-evolved form, but could evolve from Bonsly starting in Generation IV if it levels up while it knows the move Mimic.
Sudowoodo is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It can also breed a Bonsly Egg if it is holding a Rock Incense when breeding, an Egg that also takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Sudowoodo One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Bonsly takes on the appearance of a brown tree with what appears to be small leaves on its arms. However, despite its appearance it isn't a tree--it's really made of rock.
The small branches on its head, which makes up its crown, is larger on the male than the female.
A lone Sudowoodo blocks Route 36 in Gold, Silver and Crystal, blocking the route between Violet City, Goldenrod City and Ecruteak City. To get it out of the way, you'll have to use a Squirtbottle, which can be obtained after defeating Whitney. There's only one, and it's at Level 20.
A Sudowoodo blocks the route to the Artisan Cave in Pokémon Emerald. To get it out of the way you'll have to use a Wailmer Pail, but it's the only one found in the game.
Sudowoodo appears on Routes 214 and 221 in Pokémon Pearl, and on Route 221 in Pokémon Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, and Sudowoodo reprises its original appearance, and the method of awakening and battling it is the same as it was in the Second Generation.
Sudowoodo appears at Secret Storage 4, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Sudowoodo can be found at Sinister Woods 1F-4F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Sudowood appears at Shimmer Desert 2F-9F. Sudowoodo is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Chocolate Field 11F-19F.
Sudowoodo appears on Chroma Highway and Haruba Village in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but the Field Ability Water Lv. 2 may be needed to awaken it. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Sudowoodo apepars on the Western end of Sophian Road in the Present, and can be obtained in the Past by completing the Forest Temple mission "Torchic and Treasure Chests" with an A Rank.
Sudowoodo can be obtained in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure by obtaining Bonsly, then completing a Hide-and-Seek in the Meadow Zone or Cavern Zone. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Sudowoodo appears at Windmill Way in the Arbor Area after retrieving it from Wish Park. Spray it with water, then play a Hide-and-Seek to befriend it.
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Sudowoodo is listed as a Common Card in the Neo Genesis set, as an Uncommon Card in the Majestic Dawn set, and as a Rare Card in the Neo Revelation, Aquapolis, EX Unseen Forces, Mysterious Treasures and Unleashed sets.
Brock would obtain a Sudowoodo after his Bonsly evolved during the episode Leave it to Brocko!. From then onward it would be a staple in Brock's Pokémon lineup, appearing in multiple battles and other situations when necessary.
Brock's Sudowoodo appear in the films The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, along with the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure," "Pikachu's Great Sparking Search" and "Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure." Wild Sudowoodo appeared in the Pikachu Shorts "Camp Pikachu" and "Pikachu's Summer Festival."
Sudowoodo's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Sudowoodo finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling in Generation V. It does have one thing that separates it from other Rock-Type Pokémon that are in the Tier: access to Wood Hammer, which can cause a lot of damage to unsuspecting Water and Ground Types that would otherwise expect an easy victory. Plus, with Trick Room support its low Speed suddenly becomes an asset, and it can also utilize Stealth Rock, but Special Attackers and Pokémon with a high Defense will cause Sudowoodo many problems.
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