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*Sunkern shares the same [[species]] name as {{p|Bulbasaur}} and its evolutions. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
 
*Sunkern shares the same [[species]] name as {{p|Bulbasaur}} and its evolutions. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
 
*In ''[[The Official Pokémon Handbook 3]]'', published by {{wp|Scholastic Corporation}}, Sunkern's data says its height is 0'01" when it is actually 1'00".
 
*In ''[[The Official Pokémon Handbook 3]]'', published by {{wp|Scholastic Corporation}}, Sunkern's data says its height is 0'01" when it is actually 1'00".
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*During [[Generation II]], Sunkern's in-game sprites depicted it with green stripes. This was changed in the following Generation to having brown stripes to match its official artwork.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
As its name indicates, it is based on a sunflower seed.
 
As its name indicates, it is based on a sunflower seed.

Revision as of 18:31, 21 September 2009

Aipom #190: Aipom
Pokémon
#192: Sunflora Sunflora
Sunkern
ヒマナッツ Himanuts
#191
191Sunkern.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Grass '
Category
Seed Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Solar Power
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#103
Hoenn
#336
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.0 lbs.
Imperial
1.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
235 (30.7%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F191.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Plant group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 52 Battle Exp.: 521*

Sunkern (Japanese: ヒマナッツ Himanuts) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Sunflora via Sun Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Sunkern is a seed with a small sprout growing out of its top. It already contains the nutrients it needs to evolve into Sunflora, and needs only to take in water. It is quite weak, and defends itself by thrashing its sprout at enemies.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

It only drinks morning dew. But it is sometimes found with the Coba Berry. Whether it eats this as well is unknown.

In the anime

A Sunkern in the anime

Sunkern made its debut appearance in Moving Pictures.

It also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

Sunkern also made a brief appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Sunkern's fossilized leaf made an appearance in a flashback in Ancient Family Matters!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP187 Sunkern Ash's Pokédex Sunkern, the Seed Pokémon. Sunkern drink the dew that collects beneath leaves. It is believed that it neither eats nor drinks anything else.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

In Template:PSV, Gold encounters a herd of Sunkern escaping from a Skarmory. He captures one of the Sunkern to help defeat the Skarmory. Later, in Template:PSV, she evolves into Sunflora.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Special PS099 May drop out of the sky suddenly. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake off its leaves.*

In the TCG

Main article: Sunkern (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It may drop out of the sky suddenly. If attacked by a Spearow, it will violently shake its leaves.
Generation III
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Route 24, National Park (Day)
Crystal
Common Route 24, National Park (Day)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Uncommon Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Rare Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

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

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 180   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Sunkern
Unevolved
Sunkern
 Grass 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone


Sunflora
First evolution
Sunflora
 Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 191.png Spr 2s 191.png Spr 2c 191.gif Spr b 2g 191.png
Spr 2g 191 s.png Spr 2s 191 s.png Spr 2c 191 s.gif Spr b 2g 191 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 191.png Spr 3e 191.png Spr 3r 191.png Spr b 3r 191.png
Spr 3r 191 s.png Spr 3e 191 s.png Spr 3r 191 s.png Spr b 3r 191 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 191.png Spr 4d 191.png Spr 4h 191.png Spr b 4d 191.png
Spr 4d 191 s.png Spr 4d 191 s.png Spr 4h 191 s.png Spr b 4d 191 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 191.png Spr 5b 191.png Spr b 5b 191.png
Spr 5b 191 s.png Spr 5b 191 s.png Spr b 5b 191 s.png
Sunkern For other sprites and images, please see Sunkern images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Going only by base stat total, Sunkern is the weakest Pokémon, with a total of 180 points. Despite this, it is stronger than some Pokémon in some aspects (such as Speed, at 30, beating several slow Pokémon such as Munchlax) and has a greater movepool than others.
  • Sunkern shares the same species name as Bulbasaur and its evolutions. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
  • In The Official Pokémon Handbook 3, published by Scholastic Corporation, Sunkern's data says its height is 0'01" when it is actually 1'00".
  • During Generation II, Sunkern's in-game sprites depicted it with green stripes. This was changed in the following Generation to having brown stripes to match its official artwork.

Origin

As its name indicates, it is based on a sunflower seed.

Name origin

Sunkern's name is a combination of sunflower and kernel. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 向日葵 himawari, sunflower, and the English word, nuts.

In other languages

  • German: Sonnkern - From Sonne (sun) and kernal.
  • French: Tournegrin - From tournesol (sunflower) and a corruption of graine (seed).
  • Korean: 해너츠 Haeneocheu

External links

Aipom #190: Aipom
Pokémon
#192: Sunflora Sunflora
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