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Type Grass  
Species Seed Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird (DW)
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
ヒマナッツ Himanattsu
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
4.0 lbs. 1.8 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Grass
Shape Footprint

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



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.


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.


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


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



Generation II

Main article: Sunkern/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Sunkern/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Sunkern/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Growth —% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


5 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


9 Ingrain —% 20 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


13 Grasswhistle 55% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


17 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


21 Endeavor ?? 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Worry Seed 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


29 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical


33 Synthesis —% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Sunny Day —% 5 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Status Status


41 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


45 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical 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.


  • 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.


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