Sunkern Raid Guide

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Sunkern

Sunkern is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 197 – 226 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 247 – 282 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

It is a Grass type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire, Flying and Bug, Ice and Poison type moves. Tier 1 raid bosses are easily soloable so taking it down shouldn’t be too difficult, even without using the best counters.

Sunkern Raid Counters

Sunkern best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Nihilego Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.10s 0.00
2. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 6.20s 0.00
3. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 6.26s 0.00
4. Glaceon Ice Shard Ice Ice Beam Ice 6.30s 0.00
5. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 6.40s 0.00
6. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 6.50s 0.00
7. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Blizzard Ice 6.65s 0.00
8. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Dark Pulse Dark 6.67s 0.00
9. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 6.70s 0.00
10. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 6.70s 0.00
11. Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
12. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 6.90s 0.00
13. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
14. Toxicroak Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
15. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Psychic Psychic 6.90s 0.00
16. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Psychic Psychic 6.90s 0.00
17. Overqwil Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
18. Accelgor Acid Poison Bug Buzz Bug 7.00s 0.00
19. Arcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.10s 0.00
20. Arcanine (Hisuian) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.10s 0.00
21. Houndoom Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.10s 0.00
22. Entei Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.10s 0.00
23. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
24. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
25. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
26. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
27. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
28. Jynx Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 7.30s 0.00
29. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Flame Charge Fire 7.50s 0.00
30. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 7.49s 0.00
31. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 7.52s 0.00
32. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 7.53s 0.00
33. Yveltal Gust Flying Dark Pulse Dark 7.60s 0.00
34. Sirfetch'd Fury Cutter Bug Brave Bird Flying 7.65s 0.00
35. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 7.63s 0.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Sunkern has plenty of counters, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon capable of dealing neutral damage such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Flareon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible and take advantage of Sunkern’s weaknesses.

Stats and Max CP

Sunkern Grass
Max CP at Level 40 395 | Max CP at Level 50 447
ATK 55 DEF 55 STA 102
Weak to Resists
Fire Flying Bug Ice Poison Grass Dark Psychic

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Cut Normal
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Grass Knot Grass
  • Seed Bomb Grass
  • Energy Ball Grass

Unfortunately, neither Sunkern nor Sunflora are useful in Pokémon GO due to its stats and moves. I guess you could raid it if you’re missing the shiny but it’s far from a rare spawn so you’ll probably end up getting it at some point.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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