Sunkern 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Sunkern in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is all about the Seed Pokémon, which means it’s the perfect time to catch a shiny Sunkern in Pokémon Go.

Sunkern and its evolution Sunflora are both fantastic top-down designs, but they are ultimately useless in Pokémon Go Raids and Go Battle League. Still, if you’re still looking for a perfect 100% IV Sunkern for your ‘Hundodex’, the perfect 4* Pokémon Pokédex page, this hot hour is the perfect time to look for one!

As usual, catching as many Pokemon as possible is the plan for this week’s Featured Hour, though the main attraction really is the chance to max out the double candy transfer bonus that runs alongside the event. Remember, taking the time to clean out your storage makes it easier to catch more Pokémon in the long run.

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Sunkern IV stats 100% perfect in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Sunkern with perfect IV stats.


“Perfect,” of course, means two things in Pokémon Go. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, Raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using these three stats, a perfect Pokémon IV is usually just the best version of itself in Master League, raids, and Go Rocket battles.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokemon’s IV without catching it first, so it’s helpful to know the CPs a perfect Sunkern will spawn at.

If you’re at level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Sunkern:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 339 CP
  • Level 35 (Weather Boosted Wild Max CP) – 367 CP
  • The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

    Is Sunflora good at PvP?

    Sunflora is really horrible in Pokémon Go. Whether you like raids (PVE) or Go Battle League (PVP), there are dozens of better options. It has poor bulk and a suboptimal moveset, and when you try to go from blade to blade with other mono-Grass types, it just doesn’t stack up.

    Solar flora.

    With Bullet Seed, Leaf Storm, and Sludge Bomb, Sunflora is nothing to write home about. Sure, you have a quick charge move and some cover, but Leaf Storm attacks your own attack. Fortunately, with the low volume of the Sunflora, this doesn’t matter too much as it won’t be there for long. In Great League you can beat anything that has a strong dislike to Grass (ie Water-types), but you lose to Noctowl, Medicham, Sableye, Trevenant, and Galarian Stunfisk.

    Sadly, Sunflora isn’t even remotely worth running in Ultra League, thanks to its 2421 CP cap at level 50. That’s a lot of Stardust you’ll have to burn into a terrible Pokemon. The matchups are basically the same: anyone with hayfever loses, but you lose to the vast majority of the meta.

    Master League is out of the question. Do not run Sunflora in Master League.

    The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! He has brought the Timed Investigation: Master Ball quest, which offers you the chance to win another Master Ball. There’s also a new season of Go Battle League to participate in. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

    Is there a shiny Sunkern in Pokémon Go?

    Yes, as with all Johto Pokémon, there is a Shiny Sunkern in Pokémon Go!

    Everything in Sunkern’s evolution line is a Grass-type Pokémon. (Image credit:

    Shiny Sunkern launched in August 2018, as part of that year’s Johto Festival, along with regional friends Natu, Xatu, Pineco, and Forretress.

    How is the bright Sunkern?

    As with his PVP and PVE prowess (or lack thereof), the brilliant Sunkern is surprisingly disappointing.

    Shiny Sunflora is similar to Sunflora but with a soft tan. Their yellows become slightly darker. Despite the strong sun, the brilliant Sunkern loses chlorophyll from its leaves. Someone give that seed some water, now! Or less. Plants are that weird.

    Shiny Sunflora is pretty much the same: the Pokémon Company simply took the white balance and increased it to overexpose it. It’s just paler across the board. If the bright Sunkern is sun-kissed, the bright Sunflora is simply sun-bleached.

    Thanks to Youtuber RaZzi for the image above.

    Other things you should know about Sunkern Spotlight Hour

    Spotlight Hour always comes with a bonus you can take advantage of, and this week it’s a double transfer sweet treat. As always, this runs throughout the hour and affects more than just the Pokémon in the spotlight.

    This is a very important advantage to take full advantage of, especially for lower level trainers looking to complete their Pokédex. The smartest way to maximize this is to have a Tag in your Pokémon storage just for this purpose. We recommend creating one called ‘Transfer’, where you can place the Pokémon you don’t want or need. Instead of transferring them as you detect them, hold them for events like these, when you can transfer them in bulk. All those candies add up very quickly and are especially useful when transferring something like a Mewtwo for double candy or after a big event like Hoenn Tour!

    It’s also good to note that since Sunkern is a Grass-type, catching a bunch during this Featured Hour will add progress to your respective catch bonus medal.

    Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: from 6 pm to 7 pm (local time). Next week we’ll see Doduo take center stage with Double Evolution XP!

    Good luck finding a perfect shiny Sunkern!

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