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Aipom #190: Aipom
Pokémon
#192: Sunflora Sunflora
Sunkern
Seed Pokémon
ヒマナッツ
Himanuts
#191
Sunkern



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Solar Power Cacophony
Cacophony
Early Bird
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
235 (41.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Sunkern
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
4.0 lbs. 1.8 kg
Sunkern
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
52
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
36
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Sunkern
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F191.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Sunflora when exposed to a Sun Stone.

Contents

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'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 temperate, grassy meadows.

In the anime

Sunkern in the anime

Major appearances

Sunkern debuted in Moving Pictures. Ash, Brock, Misty, and Todd Snap found it frozen in a field. Ash eventually evolved it using the Sun Stone he acquired in The Bug Stops Here, and it summoned more Sunflora so that Sophia and Marcello could take a picture for their golden anniversary.

Minor appearances

A Sunkern appeared in Pikachu's PikaBoo.

In Grass Hysteria!, multiple Sunkern were living in the Forbidden Forest.

Multiple Sunkern appeared in Island Time.

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, a Sunkern was lured in by the Honey that Cheryl had slathered onto a tree. Additional Sunkern appeared in the episode's boss fantasy, but that was cut from the dub due to it containing suggestive material.

Two Sunkern appeared in An Angry Combeenation!.

A Sunkern appeared in Dawn's Early Night!.

A Sunkern appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Six additional Sunkern appeared in the follow-up episode.

A Sunkern appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Sunkern was in an Aroma Lady's field of flowers.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Sunkern were living in Crown City. Some took part in surrounding Zorua in the park along with the other Pokémon with the intention of attacking him in retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight could break out, the Sunkern, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed down by Celebi.

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.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Sunkern appeared in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sunkern debuted in The Legend when two were seen up on a tree when Green had finished her message to Silver in Johto.

A Sunkern was one of the Pokémon in Joey's bag after Gold helped Joey get it back in Murkrow Row.

In Sunkern Treasure, Gold encounters a herd of Sunkern escaping from a wild Skarmory. To help Falkner catch the Skarmory, Gold catches a Sunkern to use her jumping ability to get high enough and attack it. Afterwards, she was nicknamed Sunbo and later evolved into a Sunflora through a makeshift Sun Stone.

A Sunkern appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Yuko owns a Sunkern, which first appeared in The Transfer Student.

A Sunkern appeared in PS544.

A Sunkern liberated by Team Plasma appeared in PS547 as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

Pokédex entries

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Sunkern appeared in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!.

A Trainer's Sunkern appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu caught a Sunkern in GDZ74.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Multiple Sunkern appeared in Pokémon to the Rescue!.

In the TCG

Main article: Sunkern (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#102
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#103
Diamond It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #020
Black It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.
White
Black 2 It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. Knowing it's weak, it simply feeds until it evolves.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 24, National ParkDay
Crystal
Route 24, National ParkDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Northern Route 204 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 24, National ParkDay, Safari ZoneDay
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach
Generation V
Black White
Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Route 20
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forests (south of Route 109, west of Route 114, north of Lilycove City, north of Route 124, east of Mossdeep City, south of Route 132)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Wish Cave (1F-3F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: GS
Dolce Island, Hinder Cape, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Echo Valley
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (First release)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sunlit Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Castform Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Splash Sunkern English United States 5 January 3 to 9, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Sunkern Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Coba Berry Coba Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Coba Berry Coba Berry (5%)
Black White Coba Berry Coba Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

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

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Skill
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Total
8/25 ☆☆☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Sunkern's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rollout Sunkern (Neo Destiny 83)
Sunkern (Skyridge 106)
Sunkern (EX Unseen Forces 76)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani191.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.2%
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP It doesn't take much for me to grow. Just a little water'll do me fine!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm dehydrated... My HP's down too low...
Level up Wow! My level went up! I want to celebrate!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 191.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-010/N-028
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush191Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 58 Base Defense: 41 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT191.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#644
Shuffle191.png

Eject++
Sometimes removes five non-Support Pokémon icons.


Pokémon GO
GO191.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 55 Base Defense: 55
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Sunkern Candy 50 + Sun Stone1
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Cut
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Seed Bomb

Evolution

191Sunkern.png
Unevolved
Sunkern
 Grass 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
192Sunflora.png
First evolution
Sunflora
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 191.png Spr b 2g 191.png Spr 2s 191.png Spr b 2g 191.png Spr 2c 191.png Spr b 2c 191.png
Spr 2g 191 s.png Spr b 2g 191 s.png Spr 2s 191 s.png Spr b 2g 191 s.png Spr 2c 191 s.png Spr b 2c 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 191.png Spr b 3r 191.png Spr 3e 191.png Spr b 3r 191.png Spr 3r 191.png Spr b 3r 191.png
Spr 3r 191 s.png Spr b 3r 191 s.png Spr 3e 191 s.png Spr b 3r 191 s.png Spr 3r 191 s.png Spr b 3r 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 191.png Spr b 4d 191.png Spr 4d 191.png Spr b 4d 191.png Spr 4h 191.png Spr b 4d 191.png
Spr 4d 191 s.png Spr b 4d 191 s.png Spr 4d 191 s.png Spr b 4d 191 s.png Spr 4h 191 s.png Spr b 4d 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 191.png Spr b 5b 191.png Spr 5b 191.png Spr b 5b 191.png
Spr 5b 191 s.png Spr b 5b 191 s.png Spr 5b 191 s.png Spr b 5b 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 191.png Spr b 6x 191.png Spr 6x 191.png Spr b 6x 191.png
Spr 6x 191 s.png Spr b 6x 191 s.png Spr 6x 191 s.png Spr b 6x 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 191.png Spr b 7s 191.png Spr 7s 191.png Spr b 7s 191.png
Spr 7s 191 s.png Spr b 7s 191 s.png Spr 7s 191 s.png Spr b 7s 191 s.png
Front Back Front Back
191MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Sunkern images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 191 jp.pngSpr b 2g 191 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

Origin

Sunkern appears to be based on a shooting sunflower seed.

Name origin

Sunkern may be a combination of sunflower and kernel.

Himanuts may be a combination of 向日葵 himawari (sunflower) and nuts. It may also refer to 夏 natsu (summer).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒマナッツ Himanuts From 向日葵 himawari, nuts, and natsu
France Flag.png French Tournegrin From tournesol and a corruption of grain
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sunkern Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sonnkern From Sonnenblumenkern
Italy Flag.png Italian Sunkern Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 해너츠 Haenuts From 해바라기 haebaragi and nuts
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 向日種子 Heungyahtjúngjí From 向日葵 heungyahtkwàih and 種子 júngjí
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 向日種子 / 向日种子 Xiàngrìzhǒngzi From 向日葵 xiàng​rì​kuí and 種子 / 种子 zhǒngzi


External links

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