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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sunkern

Sunkern
Seed Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sunkern is a Grass Type Seed Pokémon, with a 30.7% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Sunkern can be found with Chlorophyll, Solar Power and Early Bird as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Special Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Nature, based on 180 combined Base Stats.

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Sunkern Stats and Abilities

Based on Sunkern Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Sunkern Highest IV Stat is and the Lowest being .

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP30170264
F
Attack3058174
F
Defense3058174
F
Special Attack3058174
F
Special Defense3058174
F
Speed3058174
F
Total180
Sunkern Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
+10%
-10%
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes:
Dislikes:
EV Yield1 Special Attack
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate235 (30.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsGrass
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Chlorophyll
Ability 1
Chlorophyll doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during bright sunshine.
Solar Power
Ability 2
During harsh sunlight, Solar Power raises the ability-bearer's Special Attack by 50%, but it also loses 1/8 of its maximum HP after each turn.
Early Bird
Hidden Ability
The Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.

How To Evolve Sunkern in BDSP

Sunkern requires (use Sun Stone) to evolve into Sunflora.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Sunkern
use Sun Stone
Sunflora

Where To Find Sunkern in BDSP

Sunkern has 3 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Sunkern, within the Grassland Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 204
20 - 5%
Sunkern
Lv. 7-8
Sunlit Cavern
National
Sunkern
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Sunkern
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sunkern Weakness

Sunkern is a Grass Type pokemon. This will cause Sunkern to take More Damage from Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ground, Water, Grass, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Poison
Bug
Fire
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Ground
Water
Grass
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Sunkern Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Salamence

What pokemon is Sunkern Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
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Best Moves Sunkern in BDSP

Best Moveset for Sunkern Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
37
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
34
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
43
Seed Bomb
Physical
120
100 15
22
Giga Drain
Special
112.5
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.

Best Moveset for Sunkern TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
180
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM53
Energy Ball
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Special
90
100 10 May poison opponent.
TM19
Giga Drain
Special
112.5
100 10 User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Sunkern Level Up Moves

List of Moves Sunkern can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Growth
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
4
Ingrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

User restores HP each turn. User cannot escape/switch.
7
Absorb
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
10
Mega Drain
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
13
Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
16
Razor Leaf
Power:
82.5
Acc: 95
PP: 25
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
19
Worry Seed
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

Changes the opponent's Ability to Insomnia.
22
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
25
Endeavor
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

Reduces opponent's HP to same as user's.
28
Synthesis
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User recovers HP. Amount varies with the weather.
34
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
37
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
40
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
43
Seed Bomb
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

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Sunkern TM Moves

List of Moves Sunkern can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM09
Bullet Seed
Power:
37.5
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM20
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May poison opponent.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM53
Energy Ball
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM86
Grass Knot
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

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Sunkern Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Sunkern can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Encore
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Status

Forces opponent to keep using its last move for 3 turns.
Leech Seed
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Drains HP from opponent each turn.
Nature Power
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Uses a certain move based on the current terrain.
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Helping Hand
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
Ingrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

User restores HP each turn. User cannot escape/switch.
Sweet Scent
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness.
Morning Sun
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User recovers HP. Amount varies with the weather.
Grassy Terrain
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Restores a little HP of all Pokémon for 5 turns.
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