Sunkern

Sunkern is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Seed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 191
Type Grass
Species Seed Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Abilities Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird (hidden ability)
Local № 102 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
103 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
020 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 36
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 30
58 174
Total 180 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sunkern.

Evolution chart

(use Sun Stone)

Sunkern changes

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
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
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
White
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
Black 2
White 2
It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. Knowing it’s weak, it simply feeds until it evolves.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.

Moves learned by Sunkern

Moves learnt by level up

Sunkern learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1GrowthNormal
4IngrainGrass
7Grass WhistleGrass 55
10Mega DrainGrass 40 100
13Leech SeedGrass 90
16Razor LeafGrass 55 95
19Worry SeedGrass 100
22Giga DrainGrass 75 100
25EndeavorNormal 100
28SynthesisGrass
31Natural GiftNormal 100
34Solar BeamGrass 120 100
37Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
40Sunny DayFire
43Seed BombGrass 80 100

Egg moves

Sunkern learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sunkern egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
CurseGhost
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
Helping HandNormal
IngrainGrass
Leech SeedGrass 90
Morning SunNormal
Natural GiftNormal 100
Nature PowerNormal
Sweet ScentNormal

Move Tutor moves

Sunkern can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Helping HandNormal
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
UproarNormal 90 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sunkern is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sunkern can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Sunkern learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1GrowthNormal
4IngrainGrass
7Grass WhistleGrass 55
10Mega DrainGrass 40 100
13Leech SeedGrass 90
16Razor LeafGrass 55 95
19Worry SeedGrass 100
22Giga DrainGrass 75 100
25EndeavorNormal 100
28SynthesisGrass
31Natural GiftNormal 100
34Solar BeamGrass 120 100
37Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
40Sunny DayFire
43Seed BombGrass 80 100

Egg moves

Sunkern learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sunkern egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
CurseGhost
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
Helping HandNormal
IngrainGrass
Leech SeedGrass 90
Morning SunNormal
Natural GiftNormal 100
Nature PowerNormal
Sweet ScentNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Sunkern is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sunkern can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Sunkern sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sunkern  sprite from Silver Sunkern  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sunkern  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sunkern  sprite from Black & White Sunkern  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Sunkern Shiny sprite from Silver Sunkern Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sunkern Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sunkern Shiny sprite from Black & White Sunkern Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Sunkern

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 24, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 204
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 24, National Park
Black
White
Route 12
Black 2
White 2
Route 20
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Sunkern
Japanese ヒマナッツ (Himanuts)
German Sonnkern
French Tournegrin

Name origin

sunflower
flower with yellow petals that looks like the Sun
kernel
inner part of a seed/stone
sunken
settled into the ground