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How to Evolve Bonsly into Sudowoodo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

We've broken down exactly how trainers can evolve their Bonsly into a Sudowoodo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
We've broken down exactly how trainers can evolve their Bonsly into a Sudowoodo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. / The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

We've broken down exactly how trainers can evolve their Bonsly into a Sudowoodo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Trainers may remember Bonsly as the partner Pokemon of Boulder City gym leader turned Pokemon breeder, Brock. This Pokemon was originally introduced as part of IV so, of course, it would make a reappearance in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This bonsai lookalike was one of the latest entries into the "baby" Pokemon subgroup and captured many a trainer's heart during its debut in the television series.

Below, we've explained how to take that Bonsly and help it evolve into a Sudowoodo.

How to Evolve Bonsly into Sudowoodo

Trainers can evolve their Bonsly into a Sudowoodo once it knows Mimic.

In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Bonsly will learn Mimic at level 29. Trainers should have no problem changing out the moves of any captured Bonsly at any time, so we recommend keeping an eye out for the evolution notification once this Pokemon reaches the aforementioned level. There are no other requirements for evolving this species.

Bonsly can be found at Cloudpool Ridge in the Crimson Mirelands or Celestica Ruins in the Coronet Highlands.

Fittingly known as the "Bonsai" Pokemon, Bonsly "leaks tears" from its eyes in order to regulate the amount of fluid in its body—a vital mechanism for survival as a rock-type that consistently gets mistaken as a grass-type. However, this does not mean the Pokemon is actually crying. Rather, this method has become an effective way to garner sympathy from foes and allies, alike. Its Hisuian PokeDex number is #123.

Sudowood is also known as the "Imitation" Pokemon—likely due to its nature of imitating a tree while actually being a rock-type. Laventon notes this Pokemon fools no one despite its best efforts, "even children." It has an extreme aversion to water. Its Hisuian PokeDex number is #124.

For all other evolution inquiries, make sure to check out our guide for evolving Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.