Cherrim (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Cherrim
Blossom Pokémon
チェリム
Cherrim
#421
Overcast Form
Overcast Form
Sunshine Form
Sunshine Form



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Sunshine Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Flower Gift Cacophony
Sunshine Form
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Sunshine Form
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Overcast Form
0'0" 0 m
Sunshine Form
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
20.5 lbs. 9.3 kg
Overcast Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Sunshine Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
133
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Overcast Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sunshine Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body07.png
Footprint
F421.png None.png
Sunshine Form
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cherrim (Japanese: チェリム Cherrim) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Cherubi starting at level 25.

Cherrim changes appearance in sunny weather.

Biology

Cherrim is a small Pokémon with two different forms, both of which are dependent on the weather. During normal weather conditions, Cherrim is in its Overcast Form. Two purple petals enclose its deep pink body. A short purple stem and a green leafy sepal sprout from the top of the petals. Its eyes appear to be near its short legs in this form.

When there is strong sunlight, Cherrim is in its Sunshine Form. Pink petals similar to cherry blossoms surround its head and cover its chest. Several of the petals radiate outward from a yellow sphere on the back of its head. There is a small, triangular patch of green on its neck. Additionally, two berry-like orbs, resembling cherry-shaped hair ornaments, adorn its head. It has stubby limbs, with the arms being pink and the legs being yellow.

Cherrim waits quietly as a bud for a ray of sunlight. When it is hit with strong sunlight, it blooms and absorbs the rays with its entire body. It quickly changes from quiet to excitable and active. It will attempt to make up for everything it had to endure as a bud while the sunlight lasts. Once the light is gone, Cherrim folds back into a bud. Cherrim was briefly the only known Pokémon capable of learning Flower Shield in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the anime

 
Overcast Form Cherrim in the anime
 
Sunshine Form Cherrim in the anime

Major appearances

Cherrim made its main series debut in Battling the Generation Gap!, under the ownership of Lila, a famous Pokémon Stylist. It was used in the Performance Stage of the Celestic Contest, after Lila decided to enter a Contest again upon remembering her days as a Coordinator.

In Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!, a Cherrim assisted a Tangrowth and other Pokémon during several attempts to restore a damaged 1,000-year-old tree back to health.

Minor appearances

Multiple Cherrim debuted in both forms in The Rise of Darkrai as residents of a garden in Alamos Town.

Four wild Cherrim appeared in The Lonely Snover!.

Multiple Cherrim appeared in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

A Cherrim appeared in its Sunshine Forme in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP095 Cherrim Ash's Pokédex Cherrim, the Blossom Pokémon. Cherrim stays quiet until its flowers bloom when it becomes quite excitable.

In the manga

 
Sunshine Form Cherrim in Pokémon Adventures
 
Overcast Form Cherrim in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Cherrim appeared in PDP01.

Multiple Cherrim appeared in PDP05.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Cherrim appeared in PMHGSS14.

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Cherrim appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas.

In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia III, Platinum received a Cherrim from Gardenia. While escaping the Distortion World in the Platinum chapter, Platinum's Cherrim changed to her Sunshine Form.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Cherrim debuted as a silhouette in The Mystery Boy, Jun!!.

Multiple Cherrim physically debuted in a flashback in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

In the TCG

Main article: Cherrim (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#059
Johto
#—
Diamond It blooms during times of strong sunlight. It tries to make up for everything it endured as a bud.
Pearl It is docile as a bud, but turns cheerful when it blooms. It folds back into a bud if sunlight wanes.
Platinum If it senses strong sunlight, it opens its folded petals to absorb the sun's rays with its whole body.
HeartGold During times of strong sunlight, its bud blooms, its petals open fully, and it becomes very active.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black If it senses strong sunlight, it opens its folded petals to absorb the sun's rays with its whole body.
White
Black 2 If it senses strong sunlight, it opens its folded petals to absorb the sun's rays with its whole body.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X During times of strong sunlight, its bud blooms, its petals open fully, and it becomes very active.
Y If it senses strong sunlight, it opens its folded petals to absorb the sun's rays with its whole body.
Omega Ruby During times of strong sunlight, its bud blooms, its petals open fully, and it becomes very active.
Alpha Sapphire If it senses strong sunlight, it opens its folded petals to absorb the sun's rays with its whole body.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#129
Sword As a bud, it barely moves. It sits still, placidly waiting for sunlight to appear.
Shield Its folded petals are pretty tough. Bird Pokémon can peck at them all they want, and Cherrim won't be bothered at all.
Sunshine Form
Sword After absorbing plenty of sunlight, Cherrim takes this form. It's full of energy while it's like this, and its liveliness will go on until sundown.
Shield The faint scent that emanates from its full blossom entices bug Pokémon to it.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Cherubi
Platinum
Evolve Cherubi
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Cherubi
Generation V
Black White
Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forest (north of Lilycove City)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (1F-9F)
MD Sky
Treeshroud Forest (1F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Peril Cliffs
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
MD Blazing
Evolve Cherubi
Ranger: GS
Latolato Trail
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley (Overcast), Shimmering Lake (Sunshine)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!, Flower Garden: The Garden at the End of Time,
Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Sa
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 617
Event: Pokémon Safari (First release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (25th release; Winking)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Flowery Wooded Dell (All Areas), Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White   Miracle Seed (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Miracle Seed (5%)
Sword Shield   Miracle Seed (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
87
82 - 152 161 - 300
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
450
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Flower Shield Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
Evo.Evo. Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00——% 20
2828 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3434 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4141 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
4848 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
5555 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
6262 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR96  TR96 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
 
Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
      
 
Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
   Flower Shield Fairy Status —% 10
   Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
   Healing Wish Psychic Status —% 10
       Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
      
      
    
Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
      Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
      
      
      
      
 
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
   Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cherrim in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cherrim in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Grass Whistle × Grass Status 0000 055}}55% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherrim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherrim
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Sunshine

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:  
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-048
It scatters leaves and seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-132
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#231
 

Quirky+
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#231
 

Three Force
Increases damage when you make a match of three.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 170 Base Defense: 153
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Hyper Beam, Solar Beam, Weather Ball (Fire)*

In Pokémon GO, Sunshine Form is only obtainable in a wild encounter in sunny/clear weather.

Overcast

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 170 Base Defense: 153
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Hyper Beam, Solar Beam

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cherubi
 Grass 
 
Level 25
 
First evolution
Cherrim
 Grass 


Forms

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cherrim images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • While Cherrim's forms are called Overcast Form and Sunshine Form in English, the Japanese names of its forms use 「フォルム」 form, which is otherwise only used in the names of forms which are localized as Forme.
  • Cherrim and Castform are the only Pokémon whose alternate forms cannot be viewed in the Pokédex in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Only the Overcast Form and its gender differences (though it has none) are available, but it is not labeled as such.
  • In Generation IV only, Cherrim was the only Pokémon that could change between its forms during battle without the need of a move or ability.
    • The presence of intense sunlight can be brought on with Sunny Day and Drought, but Cherrim did not need to use these itself or be present during the activation of sunlight to change form.
    • This trait was lost in Generation V, due to its form transformations now directly caused by its ability, Flower Gift.

Origin

Cherrim's reaction to light is apparently based on photonastic flowers. Cherrim Sunshine Form seems to be based on cherry blossoms, flowers that are particularly symbolic of Japan.

Its Overcast Form resembles the bud of a fuchsia flower and other flowering plants such as the cherry blossoms and cherry fruits, that tend to grow a form of clustered flowers that hangs on its tree and later blossoms into multiple fruits.

Name origin

Cherrim is a combination of cherry and cherubim or blossom. It may also involve cherimoya (a fruit-bearing tree) or tirim (Irish for dry, as in dry weather).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チェリム Cherrim From cherry and cherubim
  French Ceriflor From cerise and flore
  Spanish Cherrim Same as English name
  German Kinoso From Kirsche, Knospe, and Sonne
  Italian Cherrim Same as English name
  Korean 체리꼬 Cheriko From 체리 cheri and kkot
  Cantonese Chinese 櫻花兒 Yīngfāyìh From 櫻花 yīngfā and yìh
  Mandarin Chinese 櫻花兒 / 樱花儿 Yīnghuā'ér From 櫻花 / 樱花 yīnghuā and 兒 / 儿 ér


Overcast Form

Language Title
  Japanese ネガフォルム Nega-Forme
Chinese Cantonese 陰天形態 Yāmtīn Yìhngtaai *
陰天型態 Yāmtīn Yìhngtaai *
Mandarin 陰天形態 / 阴天形态 Yīntiān Xíngtài *
陰天型態 Yīntiān Xíngtài *
  French Temps Couvert
  German Wolkenform
  Italian Forma Nuvola
  Korean 네거폼 Nega-Forme
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Nublada
  Spanish Forma Encapotado
  Thai ฟอร์มมืดมน
  Vietnamese Dạng âm u

Sunshine Form

Language Title
  Japanese ポジフォルム Posi-Forme
Chinese Cantonese 晴天形態 Chìhngtīn Yìhngtaai *
晴天型態 Chìhngtīn Yìhngtaai *
Mandarin 晴天形態 / 晴天形态 Qíngtiān Xíngtài *
晴天型態 Qíngtiān Xíngtài *
  French Temps Ensoleillé
  German Sonnenform
  Italian Forma Splendore
  Korean 포지폼 Posi-Forme
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Solar
  Spanish Forma Soleado
  Thai ฟอร์มแจ่มใส
  Vietnamese Dạng quang đãng


Related articles

External links


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