ウーたろう Ūtarō
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Gold's Sudowoodo
Debuts in Smeargle Smudge
Caught in How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?
Caught at Goldenrod City
Gender Male
Ability Sturdy
Nature Jolly
Current location With Gold
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Sudobo (Japanese: ウーたろう Ūtarō), known as Utaro in Chuang Yi's translations, is a Sudowoodo owned by Gold in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of All About Arceus V, he is level 78 and his Characteristic is "nods off a lot."


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Sudobo and Gold

Sudobo first appeared in Smeargle Smudge, blocking the path of the race that Gold and Whitney were having. Upon reaching him the two mistakenly think he is a tree and Whitney attacks him with Mil Mil, who deals little damage. Gold, who wants to prove he's better than her, tells Exbo to use Ember on Sudowoodo, also doing little. A Rhydon appears and Whitney chooses to attack it using Mil Mil, which causes the Rhydon to kidnaps her. Before Gold can go after Rhydon as well, he notices Sudowoodo shaking. He tells Polibo to use Water Gun on him again, and he shrinks down to reveal himself as a Pokémon. Sudowoodo reveals that he had been pretending to be a tree because he was being chased by Rhydon. Gold tells Sudowoodo that he needs to stand up for himself and decides to teach him how to fight. Gold then catches Sudowoodo, and sends him out as close as possible to Rhydon by using his pool cue. Sudowoodo emerges from the Poké Ball and sucker punches Rhydon, defeating it instantly. After all is said and done Gold offers Sudowoodo a place on his team, and when he accepts, he names him Sudobo.

In Piloswine Whine, Sudobo is used alongside the rest of Gold's team to defeat Team Rocket's horde of Pokémon.

In Tyranitar War, Sudobo participated in Gold's fight against Silver. He first went up against his Sneasel and dealt super effective damage with Low Kick followed up by Dynamic Punch. The attack narrowly misses Sneasel, but smashes up the ground and throws a barrage of rocks around. The pressure put on by Sudobo forced Silver to recall him for Ursaring who attacks with Fury Swipes, while Sudobo counters with Mimic. Silver then quickly recalls Ursaring for Kingdra, who attacks with Water Gun, knocking him out.

In Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose (Part 2), Sudobo battled against the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh and Lugia, who are being used by the Masked Man. Sudobo starts by using Mud-Slap to lower their accuracy, though it ends up just irritating them. Gold and Sudobo attempt to run away instead and Ho-Oh clamps its beak down onto Sudobo, hurting him severely. Gold then smiles and has Sudobo counter with Flail, causing major damage due to how exhausted Sudobo is.

In The Last Battle VI, Sudobo fought in Gold's last battle against the Masked Man. Using Aibo's Baton Passed Agility Sudobo quickly gets behind the Masked Man and holds him down. This allows Exbo to strike him with a powerful Ember which melts the Masked Man's ice body.

Emerald arc

Sudobo and Emerald's Sudowoodo

In Epilogue, Sudobo was seen getting acquainted with Emerald's Sudowoodo.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Sudobo in the Pokéathlon Jump Course

In Out-Odding Oddish, Sudobo participated in the Pokéathlon alongside Sunbo and Togebo. They started with the Jump Course, and were shown competing in the Disc Catch competition. Sudobo and Sunbo focused on catching discs thrown towards them, while Togebo used his small size to move through the crowd and nab discs other teams were aiming for. They next competed in the Lamp Jump. The three were able to touch enough lights to earn Gold enough points to win the Jump Medal.

The same three later competed in the Speed Course and encountered a powerful Trainer, Jet. In the Hurdle Dash and Pennant Capture competitions, Jet's team easily defeated Sudobo and Sunbo. In the final match, Relay Run, while most Trainers were seen running with their Pokémon, Gold was seen sliding on the ground while riding his skateboard in the wrong direction. An exhausted and in last place Sudobo struggled to move on, so he was switched for Sunbo. Seeing there was not much time left, Gold switched Sunbo out for Togebo. Togebo's fast speed allowed him to easily catch up to Jet's Dodrio, but he was kicked away into the gravel by Dodrio's foot. The dirt got into Togebo's eyes, preventing him from being able to see and run properly. Gold commanded Togebo to keep going and gave him directions on where to move, having spent his time memorizing the course. Togebo continued running and eventually managed to make it past Jet's Dodrio, which gave Gold the win.

In All About Arceus IV, Sudobo fought Proton's Zubat, which was a distraction from Team Rocket so that Archer could remain uninterrupted during Arceus's enshrining process at the Sinjoh Ruins.

In All About Arceus VIII, Sudobo fought against Arceus. He attacks with a powerful Rock Tomb, but fails to do any real damage.

Personality and characteristics

In his debut Sudobo was a timid and meek Pokémon. Upon meeting Gold though he became much more confident and began facing his problems head on. He is a powerful Pokémon in both attack and defense, able to take lots of damage and deal a lot back.

Moves used

Using Dynamic Punch
Using Focus Punch
Move First Used In
Focus Punch How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?
Mimic Quilava Quandary
Low Kick  Tyranitar War
Dynamic Punch Tyranitar War
Mud-Slap Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose (Part 2)
Flail Lugia and Ho-Oh on the Loose (Part 2)
Rock Tomb  All About Arceus VIII*
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

Using Cross Chop
Move First Used In
Cross Chop Quilava Quandary*
Fury Swipes Tyranitar War*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ウーたろう Ūtarō From ウソッキー Usokkie and ~たろう -tarō
English Sudobo* From Sudowoodo and -bo
Utaro* From its Japanese name
French Simumu From Simularbre
Spanish Utaro From its Japanese name
Korean 꼬돌이 Kkodor-i From 꼬지모 Kkojimo and ~돌이 -dor-i
Chinese (Mandarin) 胡太郎 Hútàiláng* From 胡說樹 / 胡说树 Húshuōshù and ~太郎 -tàiláng
胡说太郎 Húshuōtàiláng* From 胡说树 Húshuōshù and ~太郎 -tàiláng
Chinese (Cantonese) 鬍太郎 Wùhtaailòhng From 鬍說樹 Wùhseuisyuh and ~太郎 -taailòhng
Vietnamese Utarou Transliteration of his Japanese name

Related articles

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

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