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 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Chlorophyll
2. Solar Power
Early Bird (hidden ability)
Local № 102 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
103 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
020 (Black 2/White 2)
031 (Scarlet/Violet)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 36
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
They may suddenly fall out of the sky in the morning. In the year following a cold summer, their population explodes.
Scarlet It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. Knowing it’s weak, it simply feeds until it evolves.
Violet It is very weak. Its only means of defense is to shake its leaves desperately at its attacker.

Moves learned by Sunkern

Moves learnt by level up

Sunkern learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowthNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
7AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
10Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
16Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
19Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
22Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
25EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
28SynthesisGrassStatus
31Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
34Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
36Sunny DayFireStatus
39Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Sunkern learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sunkern gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
IngrainGrassStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Morning SunNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Sunkern is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Sunkern learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowthNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4IngrainGrassStatus
7AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
10Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
13Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
16Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
19Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
22Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
25EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
28SynthesisGrassStatus
34Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
37Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
40Sunny DayFireStatus
43Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Sunkern learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sunkern gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
IngrainGrassStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Morning SunNormalStatus
Nature PowerNormalStatus
Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Sunkern is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Sunkern sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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 Sunkern  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 204, Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
Tagtree Thicket, Asado Desert, North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), North Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), Glaseado Mountain, East Paldean Sea, The Pokémon League

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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