Competitive Information for Cherrim (sunshine) [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Cherrim-sunshine cherrim-sunshine
Base Stats for Cherrim-Sunshine

Grass

Abilities:
Flower GiftFlower Gift: If user is Cherrim and Sunny Day is active, it and allies' Attack and Sp. Def are 1.5x.


Evolutions / Family:
Cherrim

Weakness Chart for Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
0.5x
2x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Cherrim-sunshine? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Cherrim is pretty popular Grass-typed Pokemon. It's normal to find yourself dealing with Cherrim when battling in the 8th generation meta. Cherrim is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Cherrim-Sunshine
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flower Gift
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Dance / Energy Ball
- Pollen Puff
- Dazzling Gleam
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Cherrim-Sunshine (Flower Gift)

Cherrim is an awesome Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cherrim from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cherrim's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flower Gift, if user is cherrim and sunny day is active it and allies' attack and sp. def are 1.5x.

Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Cherrim afterwards).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Cherrim cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cherrim-sunshine? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Cherrim-Sunshine
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flower Gift
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Petal Dance / Energy Ball
- Dazzling Gleam
- Pollen Puff
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Cherrim-Sunshine (Flower Gift)

Cherrim is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Cherrim from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cherrim's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flower Gift, if user is cherrim and sunny day is active it and allies' attack and sp. def are 1.5x.

Petal Dance is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Cherrim afterwards).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Cherrim cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cherrim-sunshine learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Draining Kiss
50
100%
10
User recovers 75% of the damage dealt.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Petal Dance
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Pollen Puff
90
100%
15
If the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max HP.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leafage
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Petal Blizzard
90
100%
15
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Solar Blade
125
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Aromatherapy
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flower Shield
--
--
10
Raises Defense by 1 of all active Grass types.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Next hurt Pokemon is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) evasiveness by 2.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Cherrim-sunshine can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Cherrim-sunshine

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