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

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

Sunkern and its evolution Sunflora are two fantastic top-down builds, 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 Pokédex page of 4* perfect Pokémon, this spotlight hour is the perfect time to look for one!

As usual, catching as many Pokémon as possible is the plan for this week’s Spotlight, although the main attraction really is the opportunity to maximize the double candy transfer bonus that runs alongside the event. Remember, taking the time to clear out your storage makes it easier to catch more Pokémon in the long run.

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Sunkern 100% perfect IV stats 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 Pokédex 4*, 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 Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, so it’s helpful to know the CPs at which a Perfect Sunkern will spawn.

If you’re 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 raiding (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.

    sun flora.

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

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

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

    The Hidden Gems Season is coming to an end. Before it ends, try to finish the special research missions Fascinating Facets and Sky High. You can also complete a route and fight in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to run into 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 Pokémon in Johto, there is a shiny Sunkern in Pokémon Go!

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

    Shiny Sunkern launched in August 2018, as part of that year’s Johto Festival, alongside 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 light tan. Their yellows become slightly darker. Despite the strong sun, the brilliant Sunkern loses chlorophyll from its leaves. Somebody give that seed some water, now! Or less. Plants are that weird.

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

    Thanks to Youtuber RaZzi for the image above.

    Other things to know about the Sunkern Spotlight Hour

    Spotlight Hour always brings a bonus you can take advantage of, and this week it’s a double transfer sweet. As always, this runs for the entire 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 fill out their Pokédex. The smartest way to maximize this is to have a Tag in your Pokemon 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 discover them, retain them for events like these, when you can transfer them in bulk. All of that candy adds up very quickly and is especially useful when transferring something like a Mewtwo for double the candy or after a big event like the Hoenn Tour!

    It’s also good to note that, thanks to Sunkern being 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: 6 pm to 7 pm (local time). Next week we’ll see Doduo step into the spotlight with double evolution XP!

    Good luck finding a perfect shiny Sunkern!

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