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Sunkern (Pokémon)

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Biology
 
==Biology==
Sunkern is a mostly yellow, seed-like Pokémon with a small sprout growing out of its top. It has triangular, spike-like protrusions on top of its head, encircling the sprout. Its body has three broad, brown, vertical stripes. Two of the stripes start jaggedly above Sunkern's dark eyes and continue downward. The other stripe is directly below Sunkern's mouth. Since Sunkern's eyelids are brown, the brown streak patterning appears uninterrupted when Sunkern’sSunkern's eyes are closed.
 
Sunkern is known to be very weak. Aware of its weakness, it only feeds until it evolves. However, it feeds on only the dew from under the leaves of plants. It tries to move as little as possible, since it tries to conserve all the nutrients it has stored in its body for evolution. If attacked, it shakes its leaves at the attacker. Sunkern occasionally falls from the sky on early mornings for unknown reasons. A year after a cold summer, the population of Sunkern explodes. Sunkern can be found in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Grassland Pokémon|temperate, grassy meadows}}.
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Sunkern anime.png|200px220px|thumb|left|A Sunkern in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===Major appearances===
Sunkern debuted in ''[[EP187|Moving Pictures]]''. {{Ash}}, {{an|Brock}}, {{an|Misty}}, and [[Todd Snap]] found it frozen in a field. Ash eventually evolved it using his [[Sun Stone]] from ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]'', and it summoned more {{p|Sunflora}} so that [[Sophia]] and [[Marcello]] could take a picture for their {{wp|Golden jubilee|golden anniversary}}.
 
===Minor appearances===
A Sunkern appeared in ''[[PK10|Pikachu's PikaBoo]]''.
 
Multiple Sunkern appeared in ''[[AG073|Grass Hysteria!]]'' as residents of the [[Forbidden Forest]].
 
Multiple Sunkern appeared in ''[[AG124|Island Time]]''.
 
A Sunkern appeared in ''[[DP030|Some Enchanted Sweetening!]]'', where it was lured in by the [[Honey]] that [[Cheryl]] had slathered onto a tree. Additional Sunkern also appeared in a [[boss fantasy]] in the same episode, but said boss fantasy was [[DP030#Dub edits|cut]] from the [[dub]] due to it containing suggestive material.
 
Two Sunkern appeared in ''[[DP032|An Angry Combeenation!]]''.
 
A Sunkern appeared in ''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Night!]]''.
 
A Sunkern appeared in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)]]''. Six additional Sunkern appeared in [[DP072|the follow-up episode]].
 
A Sunkern madebriefly a brief appearanceappeared in ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' and ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]''.
 
A Sunkern's fossilized leaf made an appearanceappeared in athe flashbackopening insequence of ''[[DP107M12|AncientArceus Familyand Matters!the Jewel of Life]]'', where it was seen in an {{tc|Aroma Lady}}'s field of flowers.
 
Multiple Sunkern appeared in ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]'' as some of the many local Pokémon living in [[Crown City]]. Some took part in surrounding {{OBP|Zorua|M13}} in the park along with the other Pokémon with the intention of attacking him in retribution for what {{OBP|Zoroark|M13}} did to the city. Before a fight could break out, the Sunkern, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed down by {{OBP|Celebi|M13}}.
A Sunkern was one of the Pokémon in [[Joey]]'s bag after {{adv|Gold}} helped [[Joey]] get it back in ''[[PS091|Murkrow Row]]''.
 
In ''[[PS099|Sunkern Treasure]]'', {{adv|Gold}} encounters a herd of Sunkern escaping from a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Skarmory}}. To help [[Falkner]] capture{{pkmn2|caught|catch}} the Skarmory, Gold capturescatches a Sunkern to use her jumping ability to get high enough and attack it. AfterwardAfterwards, she was named[[nickname]]d Sunbo and later evolved into a Sunflora through a makeshift [[Sun Stone]].
 
AnotherA Sunkern wasappeared in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'' as one of the Pokémon sent to helpparticipate in the fight in [[Ilex Forest]] in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]''.
 
[[Yuko]] owns a Sunkern, which first appeared in ''[[PS525|The Transfer Student]]''.
 
===PokédexA entries===Sunkern appeared in [[PS544]].
 
====Pokédex entries====
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{{Dex/Entry3|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|v3=Platinum|entry=It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=It lives by drinking only dewdrops from under the leaves of plants. It is said that it eats nothing else.}}
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|SpAtk= 30
|SpDef= 30
|Speed= 30 }}
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
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{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|069|Bellsprout}}{{MSP|187|Hoppip}}{{MSP|546|Cottonee}}|Encore|Normal|Status|&mdash;|100|5|*}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|001|Bulbasaur}}{{MSP|046|Paras}}{{MSP|187|Hoppip}}{{MSP|548|Petilil}}{{MSP|590|Foongus}}{{MSP|764|Comfey}}|Endure|Normal|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10|*}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|191|Sunkern}}{{MSP|192|Sunflora}}{{MSP|315|Roselia}}{{MSP|459|Snover}}{{MSP|460|Abomasnow}}|Grass Whistle|Grass|Status|&mdash;|55|15}}
{{learnlist/breed7|{{MSP|043|Oddish}}{{MSP|044|Gloom}}{{MSP|114|Tangela}}{{MSP|465|Tangrowth}}{{MSP|407|Roserade}}{{MSP|764|Comfey}}|Grassy Terrain|Grass|Status|&mdash;|&mdash;|10}}
|field=Cut
|fieldpower=1
|num=010
|pastnum=028
|browser=It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
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|hatch=N/A
|buddy=3
|evolutioncandy=<br>[[File:GO Candy.png|16px]] 50 + 1 [[Sun Stone]]Sunkern
|evocandy=50 + [[File:GO Sun Stone.png|20px|link=Sun Stone]] 1
|stamina=60
|attack=55
 
==Trivia==
*Sunkern has the lowest {{stat|HP}} of all {{type|Grass}} Pokémon, is tied with {{p|Lotad}} for the lowest {{stat|Defense}} of all {{type|Grass}}only Pokémon, is tied with {{p|Bellsprout}} and {{p|Seedot}} for the lowest {{stat|Special Defense}} of all {{type|Grass}} Pokémon, and has the lowesta base stat total of all Grass-type Pokémon180.
*Sunkern has the lowest base {{stat|HP}} of all {{type|Grass}} Pokémon, is tied with {{p|Lotad}} for the lowest base {{stat|Defense}} stat of all {{type|Grass}} Pokémon, is tied with {{p|Bellsprout}} and {{p|Seedot}} for the lowest base {{stat|Special Defense}} stat of all {{type|Grass}} Pokémon, and has the lowest base stat total of all Grass-type Pokémon.
*Sunkern shares its {{pkmn|category}} name with {{p|Bulbasaur}} and its evolutions. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
*Sunkern's official artwork more closely resembled its Shiny form in {{2v2|Gold|Silver}} than its regular form. This was somewhat rectified in Crystal, although the artwork was still more similar to its Shiny sprite; this discrepancy was fully rectified in [[Generation III]].
 
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