Sunkern is a Grass type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Sunflora when exposed to a Sun Stone. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Sunkern.
1. Sunkern is a mostly yellow, seed like Pokemon with a small sprout growing out of its top.
2. It has triangular, spike-like protrusions on top of its head, encircling the sprout.
3. Its body has three broad, brown, vertical stripes.
4. Two of the stripes start jaggedly above Sunkern’s dark eyes and continue downward.
5. The other stripe is directly below Sunkern’s mouth.
6. Since Sunkern’s eyelids are brown, the brown streak patterning appears uninterrupted when Sunkern’s eyes are closed.
7. Sunkern is known to be very weak.
8. Aware of its weakness, it only feeds until it evolves. However, it feeds on only the dew from under the leaves of plants.
9. It tries to move as little as possible, since it tries to conserve all the nutrients it has stored in its body for evolution.
10. If attacked, it shakes its leaves at the attacker.
11. Sunkern occasionally falls from the sky on early mornings for unknown reasons.
12. A year after a cold summer, the population of Sunkern explodes.
13. Sunkern can be found in temperate, grassy meadows.
14. Sunkern has the lowest base HP of all Grass-type Pokémon, is tied with Lotad for the lowest base Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon, is tied with Bellsprout and Seedot for the lowest base Special Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon, and has the lowest base stat total of all Grass-type Pokémon.
15. Sunkern shares its category name with Bulbasaur and its evolutions. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
16. Sunkern’s official artwork more closely resembled its Shiny form in Gold and 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.
17. 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”.
18. Sunkern has the highest average Performance of any unevolved Pokémon.
19. Sunkern is based on a shooting sunflower seed.
20. Sunkern is a combination of sunflower and kernel.
21. Sunkern debuted in Moving Pictures. Ash, Brock, Misty, and Todd Snap found it frozen in a field. Ash eventually evolved it using his Sun Stone from The Bug Stops Here, and it summoned more Sunflora so that Sophia and Marcello could take a picture for their golden anniversary.
22. A Sunkern appeared in Pikachu’s PikaBoo.
23. Multiple Sunkern appeared in Grass Hysteria! as residents of the Forbidden Forest.
24. Multiple Sunkern appeared in Island Time.
25. A Sunkern appeared in 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 cut from the dub due to it containing suggestive material.
26. Two Sunkern appeared in An Angry Combeenation!.
27. Multiple Sunkern appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as some of the many local Pokémon 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.