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 on Route 18
Evolves in Leave It To Brocko!
Gender Male[1]
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.


As a Bonsly

Advanced Generation series

Brock caught Bonsly in From Cradle to Save, while he and his friends were training at the Pokémon Ninja School.

Brock entered Bonsly in the Gardenia Town Pokémon Contest in What I Did for Love!, using him in the Appeals Round. Bonsly started off by using Fake Tears, followed by juggling baseballs that Brock threw to him using Flail. The performance was enough for Brock to make it to the Contest Battles.

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.

Sudowoodo and Brock

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.

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

Sudowoodo and Happiny relaxing in Hungry for the Good Life!

Being much younger than the other Pokémon in the group, Bonsly was portrayed as needy, childlike, and easily upset. 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 would hit him with a powerful Double-Edge. He apparently did not want to share Brock, his "parent", with anyone else.

Since Brock brought another baby Pokémon onto his team by hatching Happiny from the Egg he won in the Pokémon Dress-Up 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 Bonsly Rock Head.png
Using Double-Edge as a Bonsly
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 Blizzard.png
Using Blizzard
Brock Sudowoodo Mimic Wing Attack.png
Using Wing Attack
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 games

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Bonsly is traded to Brock from the player in exchange for his Rhyhorn.

Received from the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
Item Ability Nature English
Diglett's Cave Bonsly Bonsly Rhyhorn Rhyhorn * Hornlette つのこ Passho Berry Passho Berry Lightningrod Relaxed Brock タケシ 06845 22/31/13/22/9/0

In the manga

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.


Sudowoodo saluting Brock
  • For Twice Smitten, Once Shy!, Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia 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 caught onscreen through the standard method by battling him first.
  • Despite the fact that Brock specialized in 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.


  1. Confirmed in SS025.

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