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 grass / poison Pokémon like Venusaur. It’s low Max CP makes her a Pokédex novelty and reduces its’ utility in gyms.
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.
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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!
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.
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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.