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.
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.
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.
||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.
||Cherubi, the Cherry Pokémon. Cherubi's attached small ball holds the nutrients needed for its evolution.
Cherubi appears to be based on a cherry, which are known to grow multiple fruiting heads, hence its appearance.
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).