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Weekly Pkmn Discussion Weekly Pokémon Discussion #15: Sunflora

Discussion in 'Competitive' started by Nightmare May, Apr 2, 2017.

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    Nightmare May Demon Buster Trainee Staff Member Admin Pokémon Trainer Wiki Contributor

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    As you guys already know, we open once a week (or that is what we try to do XD) a new thread to talk about a Pokémon. We can talk about the competitive, of what we like about that Pokémon (or not), if we ever used it in the games (so we can share our experiences with that particular Pokémon (if it helped in some way during your battling or not) or to simply share knowledge about that particular Pokémon.

    This week's Pokémon is Sunflora!
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    Type:
    Grass
    Base stats: 75 HP | 75 Atk | 55 Def | 105 Sp. Atk | 85 Sp. Def | 30 Spe
    Ability: Chlorophyll or Solar Power | Early Bird (HA)

    EVOLUTION:
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    It evolves into Sunflora when exposed to a Sun Stone.​

    Oh my Gosh! This time we have a funny Pokémon from Gen 2 with a sunflower-like design. Maybe it's not powerful but if you played Myster Dungeon you remember that it is a member of the Wigglytuff Guild.

    Moves:
    - Leaf Storm/Giga Drain
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power (Ice or Fire)/Sludge Bomb
    - Synthesis
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Solar Power
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 92 HP/ 252 Sp. Atk/ 164 Spe
    Let's see the stats.... Sunflora has a good Special Attack and a lot of moves but it is still outclassed by other Pokémon (its Defence leave it vulnerable to a lot of physical attackers and its Speed leave it open to be attacked by many attackers, you can choose to add it into a Trick Room team but he still will go down preatty easily due to its defence).
    Its moveset is interesting: Leaf Storm is the strongest STAB move (but lowers the Special Attack after being used) and Giga Drain is a good option since since it lets Sunflora regain a bit of health and is really accurate.
    Earth Power allows to hit Fire/Steel-types and Hidden Power allows to damage Grass-types, Flying-types or Ice-types for a super effective damage. Sludge Bomb can be really useful against many Grass/Fairy-types and influct a good amount of damage. Finally, Synthesis is used to restore Sunflora's HP.

    Did you know that Sunflora shares its category name with Espeon and Volcarona? All of them are known as the Sun Pokémon.
    But that's not all, Sunflora is Meowth's most frequently used Pokémon disguise in the anime (for now it was used 7 times!!)

    I never used Sunflora in competitive or in the game but I always liked its design since it's really funny and I liked it in Mystery Dungeon. He is one of those Pokémon that in the game make you smile and its "Oh my Gosh!" was really fun XD

    And now, let's share our experiences with that particular Pokémon in our games, cool fan artworks (with the source) or anything else!
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    unownzone Classy Pokemon Trainer Staff Member Section Mod Pokémon Trainer

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    Ah, the forgotten Pokemon roftl
    Hahah sorry, it's just I've heard many people it's quite forgettable
    Perhaps its because of its rarity and lacking competitive use.

    Funny story about Sunflora: When I was young, I thought Sunflora was from the Kanto region. Probably because I got the anime seasons kinda mixed up in my mind asd

    I like how the animation makes Sunflora's arms look stiff like real leaves.
    In the anime, it looks as if they're squishy
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    Nightmare May Demon Buster Trainee Staff Member Admin Pokémon Trainer Wiki Contributor

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    That's why we need to praise the random that choose our weekly Pokémon XDDD
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    unownzone Classy Pokemon Trainer Staff Member Section Mod Pokémon Trainer

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    You just reminded me of the Sunflora in the Wigglytuff guild! :cry:
    PMD2 was amazing :yeahyeah: Sunflora suddenly feels like an ultra special Pokemon to me now roftl
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    Nightmare May Demon Buster Trainee Staff Member Admin Pokémon Trainer Wiki Contributor

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    There's a lot of references in this weekly discussion about the MD series XD

    And like you, Sunflora is special because of it :yesyes: (like Bidoof XDD I used to hate it a little but after MD.... I totally changed idea XDD)
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    Smuglup Trainer Staff Member Section Mod Pokémon Trainer

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    I had a hell of a time trying to find a Sunkern in Gold and evolve it into Sunflora xD
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    Nightmare May Demon Buster Trainee Staff Member Admin Pokémon Trainer Wiki Contributor

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    Or to choose if use the only one Sun Stone to evolve Sunkern or Gloom roftl
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