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Type(s)
Grass  
Species Seed Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird (DW)
Pokédex
Aipom ← 191 → Sunflora
Kanto N/A Johto 102/103
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 020 Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Sunflora
Sunkern
191
ヒマナッツ Himanattsu
191Sunkern
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
191192
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
4.0 lbs. 1.8 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Grass
Body Style Footprint
Body01
F191
Cry

Sunkern (Japanese: ヒマナッツ Himanattsu) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

191-wild

Sunkern in anime

Sunkern are small, seed-like Pokémon that resembles a sunflower seed. They have black, oval shaped eyes with a sprout coming out the of their yellow/black bodies.

Behavior

Sunkern's entire life is centered around its evolution into a Sunflora. It moves as little as possible, trying to preserve the energy and nutrients it requires for the evolution process.

Diet

According to the Pokédex, Sunkern's diet is said only to be morning dew, which collects under the leaves of plants beneath it.

Evolution

Sunkern evolves into Sunflora with the use of a Sun Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Sunkern Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Route 24, National Park (Day) Common
Crystal Route 24, National Park (Day) Common
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Safari Zone Uncommon
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar) Rare
Platinum Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 24, National Park Common
Black/White Route 12 Uncommon


Side game locations

Sunkern Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1, Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Tiny Woods (1F-3F)
Wish Cave (1F-3F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Happy Outlook (B1-B19)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
It may drop out of the sky suddenly. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake its leaves.
Silver
It lives by drinking only dewdrops from under the leaves of plants. It is said that it eats nothing else.
Crystal
It is very weak. Its only means of defense is to shake its leaves desperately at its attacker.
Ruby
Sunkern tries to move as little as it possibly can. It does so because it tries to conserve all the nutrients it has stored in its body for its evolution. It will not eat a thing, subsisting only on morning dew.
Sapphire
Sunkern tries to move as little as it possibly can. It does so because it tries to conserve all the nutrients it has stored in its body for its evolution. It will not eat a thing, subsisting only on morning dew.
Emerald
Sunkern try to minimize movement to conserve the nutrients they have stored in their bodies for evolution. They will not eat, subsisting only on morning dew.
FireRed
It lives by drinking only dewdrops from under the leaves of plants. It is said that it eats nothing else.
LeafGreen
It may drop out of the sky suddenly. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake its leaves.
Diamond
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
Pearl
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
Platinum
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
HeartGold
It may plummet from the sky. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake its leaves.
SoulSilver
It lives by drinking only dewdrops from under the leaves of plants. It is said that it eats nothing else.
Black
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
White
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
Black 2
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
White 2
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
X
It may plummet from the sky. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake its leaves.
Y
It lives by drinking only dewdrops from under the leaves of plants. It is said that it eats nothing else.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
1 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
5 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
9 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
13 Grasswhistle 55% 15 Grass Status
17 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
21 Endeavor ?? 100% 5 Normal Physical
25 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status
29 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
33 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
37 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
41 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
45 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Trivia

  • Even though many people think Magikarp is the weakest Pokémon, Sunkern has the lowest base stats.
  • Its name may be a combination of the words Sun and Kernel.

Sources


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