Cherubi (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Floatzel #419: Floatzel
Pokémon
#421: Cherrim Cherrim
Cherubi
Cherry Pokémon
チェリンボ
Cherinbo
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Cherubi



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Cherubi
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Weight
7.3 lbs. 3.3 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
68
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
55
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Cherubi
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Atk
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Cherubi (Japanese: チェリンボ Cherinbo) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Cherrim starting at level 25.

Biology

Cherubi is a small, cherry-like Pokémon with a round, deep-pink body with two stubby feet. It has beady eyes and a purple-red stripe running down part of its face. Cherubi has a short stem with two big, green leaves and a second, much smaller head growing out of it. This second head is vestigial in terms of function, but it contains nutrients that contribute to Cherubi's growth as its initial source of food. As the second head is apparently edible, several Pokémon have been seen trying to pluck it off. When the second head begins to bloom it means Cherubi is close to evolving. It has been known to sunbathe on warm days. When it is about to evolve, the second head starts to wilt. Cherubi mainly photosynthesizes, and it is attracted to honey. Starly is a natural predator of Cherubi.

In the anime

 
Cherubi in the anime

Major appearances

Cherubi debuted in The Grass-type Is Always Greener!, under the ownership of Gardenia. It was first used in a battle against Ash. It faced off against Turtwig, and during the battle, Gardenia was able to learn quite a bit about Turtwig. Cherubi reappeared in The Grass Menagerie!, where it once again fought Turtwig during an official Gym battle. Its speed forced Ash to recall Turtwig for Staravia, after which Cherubi was defeated.

In Battling a Cute Drama!, Marilyn used a Cherubi in a battle against Dawn. It went up against Buneary, who it defeated. Later, it battled Brock's Sudowoodo, but this match was declared a tie by James, who was acting as referee.

Minor appearances

Multiple Cherubi appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, a Cherubi was under Reggie's care.

A Cherubi appeared in Enter Galactic!.

A Cherubi appeared in Camping It Up!.

In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, a Cherubi was at the Sunyshore City Pokémon Center.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Cherubi watched Nando as he played his music.

A Cherubi appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a kid.

In DPS01, a Cherubi was outside Professor Rowan's lab.

A Cherubi appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP031 Cherubi Dawn's Pokédex Cherubi, the Cherry Pokémon. All of the nutrients needed for evolution are contained in its small ball. Cherubi becomes redder as it is exposed to sunlight, and is almost ready to evolve once the smaller ball buds.
DP125 Cherubi Ash's Pokédex Cherubi, the Cherry Pokémon. Cherubi's attached small ball holds the nutrients needed for its evolution.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Cherubi appeared in A Fresh Start.

Pokémon Adventures

Cherubi first appeared in Ring Around the Roserade I. Gardenia used a Cherubi alongside her Roserade in a Double Battle against Platinum's Prinplup and Ponyta. After Piplup evolved into Prinplup, Cherubi's Grass Knot became more effective against the heavier Pokémon, leaving the Penguin Pokémon in a difficult situation. However, Platinum took advantage of the cover that the knots gave and the holes that Roserade's poison whips created to deliver a finishing Blizzard that defeated both her Pokémon.

A Trainer's Cherubi appeared in Tackling Togekiss.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Gardenia's Cherubi was Hareta's first opponent in Win with Teamwork!!. It attempted to use Leech Seed on Hareta's Shinx, but was quickly felled by its Bite.

In the TCG

Main article: Cherubi (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#058
Johto
#—
Diamond The small ball holds the nutrients needed for evolution. Apparently, it is very sweet and tasty.
Pearl Sunlight colors it red. When the small ball is drained of nutrients, it shrivels to herald evolution.
Platinum The small ball is not only full of nutrients, it is also tasty. Starly try to peck it off.
HeartGold It evolves by sucking the energy out of the small ball where it had been storing nutrients.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The small ball is not only full of nutrients, it is also tasty. Starly try to peck it off.
White
Black 2 The small ball is not only filled with nutrients, it is also tasty. Starly try to peck it off.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Sunlight colors it red. When the small ball is drained of nutrients, it shrivels to herald evolution.
Y It evolves by sucking the energy out of the small ball where it had been storing nutrients.
Omega Ruby Sunlight colors it red. When the small ball is drained of nutrients, it shrivels to herald evolution.
Alpha Sapphire It evolves by sucking the energy out of the small ball where it had been storing nutrients.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#128
Sword It nimbly dashes about to avoid getting pecked by bird Pokémon that would love to make off with its small, nutrient-rich storage ball.
Shield The deeper a Cherubi's red, the more nutrients it has stockpiled in its body. And the sweeter and tastier its small ball!


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Platinum
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Headbutt trees*; post-National Dex)
Generation V
Black White
Breed Cherrim
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Cherrim
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
Route 3, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, Axew's Eye, Watchtower Ruins, North Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Lake of Outrage, Hammerlocke Hills (Berry tree)
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
MD Blazing
Dubious Forest (1F-6F)
Ranger: GS
Hinder Cape
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!, Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 614
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)
Diamond Pearl   Miracle Seed (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Miracle Seed (5%)
Sword Shield   Miracle Seed (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
62
60 - 125 116 - 245
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
275
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
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/16 ★★


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

Cherubi is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
1010 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00——% 20
2626 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3030 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3535 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
4040 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
4545 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 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
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 Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09  TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

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 Cherubi 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 Cherubi in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

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
Grassy Terrain Grass 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
Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Weather Ball Normal Special 50 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cherubi 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 Cherubi in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • 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 Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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 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 Cherubi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cherubi
  • × 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sleep Powder Cherubi (Diamond & Pearl 75)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-047
It shoots seeds to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-131
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 40 - 90   5

#230
 

Quirky
Sometimes erases one extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 40 - 90   5

#230
 

Crowd Control+
Deals even more damage when there are more Cherubi in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 108 Base Defense: 92
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:  50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Petal Blizzard, Seed Bomb

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Cherubi
 Grass 
 
Level 25
 
First evolution
Cherrim
 Grass 


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 Cherubi images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Cherubi appears to be based on a cherry, which are known to grow multiple fruiting heads, hence its appearance.

Name origin

Cherubi may be a combination of cherry, cherubic (innocent or childlike), and ruby (a shade of red).

Cherinbo is a combination of cherry and 桜桃 sakuranbo (cherry).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チェリンボ Cherinbo From cherry and 桜桃 sakuranbo (cherry)
  French Ceribou From cerise and petit bout
  Spanish Cherubi Same as English name
  German Kikugi From Kirsche and Kugel
  Italian Cherubi Same as English name
  Korean 체리버 Cheriber Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 櫻花寶 Yīng Huā Bǎo Literally "Cherry blossom treasure". can also be derived from 寶貝 Bǎobèi.


External links


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