Competitive Information for Cherubi [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Cherubi cherubi
Base Stats for Cherubi

Grass

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Cherubi
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 Cherubi? 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.


Cherubi is a remarkable Grass-typed Pokemon. Cherubi is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Cherubi is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Cherubi
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Pollen Puff
- Dazzling Gleam
- Round

Special Sweeper Cherubi (Chlorophyll)

Cherubi is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Cherubi is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Cherubi from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cherubi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cherubi's speed is doubled.

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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cherubi recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
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).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Cherubi? 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: Cherubi
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Pollen Puff
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Cherubi (Chlorophyll)

Cherubi is an interesting Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Cherubi is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Cherubi from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Cherubi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Cherubi's speed is doubled.

Dazzling Gleam is a special 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
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).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Cherubi recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Pollen Puff is a special 90-base power Bug-type move (if the target is an ally, heals 50% of its max hp).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Cherubi 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.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Leafage
40
100%
40
No additional effect.
Petal Blizzard
90
100%
15
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
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.
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 Cherubi 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 Cherubi

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