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Brock's Sudowoodo

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Brock's Sudowoodo
タケシのウソッキー Takeshi's Usokkie
Poké Ball
Brock Sudowoodo.png
Brock's Sudowoodo
Debuts in From Cradle to Save
Caught at Pokémon Ninja School near Fuchsia City
Evolves in Leave It to Brocko
Gender Male
Ability Rock Head
Current location Pewter Gym
Bonsly Sudowoodo
This Pokémon spent 49 episodes as Bonsly.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Bonsly Daisuke Sakaguchi Bill Rogers
As Sudowoodo Daisuke Sakaguchi Bill Rogers

Brock's Sudowoodo (Japanese: タケシのウソッキー Takeshi's Usokkie) was the only Pokémon caught by Brock in the Battle Frontier saga, and his eighth overall; at the time, he was a Bonsly.


Advanced Generation series

As a Bonsly

Brock captured Bonsly in the episode From Cradle to Save, while Ash, May, Max and himself were training at a Pokémon Ninja School in the Kanto Battle Frontier.

Brock entered Bonsly in the Gardenia Town Pokémon Contest in What I Did for Love!, using him in the Appeals Round.

Diamond & Pearl series

When Brock joined up with Ash in Sinnoh, Bonsly was the only Pokémon he brought with him. Bonsly had shown signs of maturation, eventually learning the move Mimic in A Staravia is Born!. In the next episode, after being captured by Team Rocket, Bonsly evolved into Sudowoodo to help free Brock and a Nuzleaf, defeating James's Carnivine in a battle.

He was also shown to have gained a significant increase in his power and battling skills. Instead of being needy and heavily reliant on Brock's care, Sudowoodo was eager to help Brock in almost any task. In almost all regards, he had grown from a typical baby Pokémon into a strong adult Pokémon, a true testament to Brock's talents as a Pokémon Breeder. He also has an odd tendency to salute Brock whenever he is called from his Poké Ball.

Rock Head activated

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, he was used in a tag battle along with Ash and his Pikachu against Roman and his Snorlax and Kylie and her Munchlax. He was able to defeat Munchlax with a powerful Double-Edge while Pikachu was able to defeat Snorlax with a powerful Volt Tackle, both doing so in only one hit. Thanks to the great teamwork of these two, Ash and Brock were able to win the battle quite easily.

In Frozen on Their Tracks!, he was shown to have learned Hammer Arm while fighting against Team Rocket.

He was seen helping Ash train his Infernape in Working on a Right Move!. With this training Infernape was able to learn Flare Blitz, which was so strong, it accidentally knocked out Sudowoodo in the process.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, he fought alongside Croagunk against Goone's two Scizor.

Brock used Sudowoodo in a battle against a Nurse Joy from the Pokémon Inspection Agency and her Chansey in SS025. However, he was caught off guard when Chansey used Attract. Because of his infatuation, Chansey easily defeated him. He was later seen cheering on Forrest when he battled the same Nurse Joy and helped Brock aid in helping Forrest's Rhyperior recover. Along with Lola's Marill, he serves as playmates of Brock's siblings.

Personality and characteristics

Happiny and Sudowoodo relaxing in Hungry for the Good Life!

Being much younger than the other Pokémon, Bonsly was portrayed as needy and childlike, and Brock was often seen bottle-feeding him until he could eat solid food. Since his evolution, he has matured and is no longer a crybaby. In fact, he is very upbeat, as seen in All Dressed Up With Somewhere to Go! when he recovered from a crushing disappointment almost instantly.

Bonsly occasionally took over from Max in getting Brock away from girls. However, rather than pull his ear, Bonsly hit him with a powerful Double-Edge. He apparently did not want to share Brock, his "parent."

Since Brock brought another baby Pokémon onto his team by hatching Happiny from the Egg he won in the Pokémon cosplay contest, Sudowoodo seems to have bonded with her, and the two frequently are featured doing activities together, almost as if Sudowoodo is an older sibling.

Moves used

Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png
Using Fake Tears
Move First Used In
Fake Tears From Cradle to Save
Double-Edge  From Cradle to Save
Flail  King and Queen for a Day!
Mimic  A Staravia is Born!
Hammer Arm  Frozen on Their Tracks!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves used via Mimic

Brock Sudowoodo Mimic Bullet Seed.png
Using Bullet Seed
Brock Bonsly Mimic Gust.png
Using Gust
as a Bonsly
Move First Used In
Gust A Staravia is Born!*
Psybeam A Staravia is Born!*
Bullet Seed Leave it to Brocko!*
Wing Attack Tears For Fears!*
Razor Leaf Bibarel Gnaws Best!*
Blizzard Hot Springing a Leak!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Brock's Sudowoodo in The Rise of Darkrai manga

In the movie adaptations

Brock sent out Sudowoodo in the manga version of The Rise of Darkrai to battle Darkrai. However, he along with Happiny, were put to sleep by Darkrai's Dark Void.


Sudowoodo saluting Brock
  • For Twice Smitten, Once Shy!, Professor Oak's lecture is about Brock's Sudowoodo. He writes this Pokémon senryū about it: しんかして もうなかないよ ウソッキー You've evolved, so don't cry anymore, Usokkie.
  • As a Bonsly, he was the only Pokémon owned by a main character that didn't eat Pokémon food, since Brock always fed him with a bottle. However, he did begin eating Pokémon food before he evolved in Leave It to Brocko!.
  • Sudowoodo is the only Pokémon to date that Brock captured onscreen through the standard method by battling him first.
  • Despite the fact that Brock was specialized to Rock-type Pokémon as a Gym Leader, Bonsly was the first new Rock-type Pokémon in his team since his debut, which was 425 episodes before Bonsly was caught.
  • Sudowoodo was the first Pokémon in the anime to evolve by the method of knowing a certain move.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Bonsly and Sudowoodo.

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