Sun Stone in Pokémon GO: “Should you evolve Sunflora or Bellossom using your Sun Stone”?

Pokémon GO Sunflora vs Bellossom

With the release of Generation II, we’ve gained access to ultra rare evolution items. With a less than 1% chance to drop, it’s essential to carefully plan usage of these items.

Sun Stone is one of those items, enabling evolution of either Sunflora or Bellossom.

This article goes beyond adding the Pokémon to your Pokédex and explores their utility and usage as gym defenders and attackers.

Sunflora in Pokémon GO

Sunflora is a pure grass Pokémon, meaning it can stand it’s ground against the common Gym attackers, which are still often water Type Pokémon.

In reality, Sunflora is widely considered to be a weaker version of common grasspoison Pokémon like Venusaur. It’s low Max CP makes her a Pokédex novelty and reduces its’ utility in gyms.

Sprite Pokémon Max CP ATK DEF STA
Sunflora GRASS 2048 185 150 148

 

As far as moves go, Sunflora has the unusual benefit of having access to Solar Beam grass which makes her a good prestiger, but her stats still leave a lot to be desired. Always opt for a combination with Razor Leaf grass.

192 SunfloraGRASS BULLET SEED8PETAL BLIZZARD110

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
Razor leafGRASS Petal blizzardGRASS 13/110 27.65 34.60
Razor leafGRASS Solar beamGRASS 13/180 24.85 31.10
Bullet seedGRASS Petal blizzardGRASS 8/110 24.80 31.00
Bullet seedGRASS Solar beamGRASS 8/180 22.00 27.50
Razor leafGRASS Sludge bombPOISON 13/80 23.90 25.55
Bullet seedGRASS Sludge bombPOISON 8/80 21.05 21.95

Bellossom in Pokémon GO

Bellossom is also a pure grass Pokémon, sharing the same Type advantages and disadvantages as Sunflora, but luckily it has better Combat Power and better stat distribution

When we say better, we mean that at least it has one viable role: Gym defense. However, as Sunflora, Bellossom is also not a great in Gym defense or offense. Even more when you consider Bellossom movesets!

Sprite Pokémon Max CP ATK DEF STA
Bellossom GRASS 2108 169 189 150

 

Bellossom moves are all over the place, with movesets that have Petal Blizzard grass as Charge move being viable, everything else is… well, very weak. An interesting combination with Dazzling Gleam fairy is possible, however with low CP and ATK stat, it’s rather useless.

182 BellossomGRASS RAZOR LEAF13PETAL BLIZZARD110

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
Razor leafGRASS Petal blizzardGRASS 13/110 27.65 34.60
AcidPOISON Petal blizzardGRASS 9/110 26.80 32.10
Razor leafGRASS Leaf bladeGRASS 13/70 21.10 26.40
AcidPOISON Leaf bladeGRASS 9/70 20.25 23.90
Razor leafGRASS Dazzling gleamFAIRY 13/100 20.80 22.45
AcidPOISON Dazzling gleamFAIRY 9/100 19.95 19.95

Conclusion

Unfortunately, both Sunflora and Bellossom are good only for one thing – Pokédex. One may argue that Sunflora has Solar Beam grass which makes her more potent in offense, but is anyone ever actually going to use her in that role?

Take Jolteon in her place rather. In both of their places, for that matter.