Speed doubles in sun.
Solar Power
Loses HP in sun. Special Attack increases 50%.
Type Tier
Grass LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
- 19 22 -
8 9 12 13
8 9 12 13
8 9 12 13
8 9 12 13
8 9 12 13
  • Little Cup


Behold! 'Tis Sunkern, the Grass-type dynamo. Be frozen in amazement at its 180 base stat total, which technically "outclasses" all other Pokemon. Be possessed by admiration at its movepool, which contains a gargantuan ten viable moves. Be overcome with awe at its abilities, which make it a veritable powerhouse under sunshine. Seriously though, Sunkern's terrible. Don't use it.

Name Item Ability Nature

Trick Room Sweeper

Life Orb Solar Power Brave
Moveset IVs
~ Seed Bomb
~ Return
~ Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice
~ Swords Dance
2 Spe
116 HP / 196 Atk / 200 SpA

By substituting its leaves for blades and rustling them in the best way that it can, Sunkern can perform a Swords Dance, which allows it to reach an astonishing 26 Attack after just one boost. Seed Bomb and Return together form a fearsome combination that will have many Little Cup Pokemon retreating back to the Day Care. Hidden Power Fire is there to eliminate annoying Steel-types like Magnemite who dare defy Sunkern's might. Alternatively, Hidden Power Ice can be used to remove Gligar, the bane of Little Cup's battalion of physical sweepers. Life Orb is the preferred item to add an extra kick to Sunkern's attacks in exchange for its health, but that's okay, Sunkern isn't one to stick around, it dies on the battlefield like a true fighter.

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Sunkern can use its Chlorophyll ability to become a vital member of a Sunny Day team, but its evil Grass-type brethren, such as Bellsprout and Exeggcute, are always conspiring behind the scenes to stop Sunkern from landing a spot on anyone's team.

Sunkern is an absolute beast when it comes to the Pokeathlon, if you're not satisfied with its performance in battle, why not try your luck there?

Checks and Counters

Electrode, Diglett, Nidoran, Mankey, Venusaur, Rattata, Fearow, Pidgey... pretty much everything in every iteration of the Pokerap, which means every Pokemon, in case you didn't know.