Sudowoodo is a Pokémon that made its debut in the second generation games of the series. Since then, he's been back on a regular basis and has proved quite challenging for coaches who come unprepared to fight him. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl, you'll encounter Sudowoodo multiple times, including against Bertha in the Elite Four. Here are some weaknesses and contraindications you should consider when facing Sudowoodo.
What is Sudowoodo weak against?
While Sudowoodo looks like a tree and may make you think it's a Grass-type that Fire and Flying attacks will deal with quickly, it's actually a trick. Normal and Poison attacks are also weak against it. If you read Sudowoodo as pseudo-wood, it basically tells you it's fake.
Instead, Sudowoodo is a Rock-type Pokémon, making it weak against Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, and Steel-type moves. There is no shortage of these moves, but the ones we recommend if you are looking for are Surf, Hydro Pump, Petal Dance, Cross Chop, Focus Blast, Close Combat, Earthquake, Dig and numerous others.
With weak points against five different types of Pokémon, there is likely to be at least one good counter for you in your group. If you started the game by choosing Turtwig or Piplup, your Torterra or Prinplup could handle it. Even if you've got Chimchar, Infernape can learn combat moves and take him down quickly before hitting you with a rock move. Other strong choices include Machamp, Milotic, Gyarados, Roserade, Gastrodon, Garchomp, and more.