Best Cherubi counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cherubi counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fire40.5%
          • Flying18.5%
          • Bug15.0%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 89.255967.63042.7s209.1
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *68.555545.16055.1s167.0
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *71.913381.33154.3s156.7
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 68.773639.92056.3s153.6
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *64.774377.95058.9s152.0
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *61.624640.83061.5s147.9
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 59.475256.65063.3s147.5
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.444120.62064.1s140.3
          9Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 60.603625.86063.4s138.8
          10Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 61.463250.39163.0s137.2
          11Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 61.163308.68163.2s137.2
          12HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *52.935543.82070.6s135.9
          13Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.243496.49164.9s135.3
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *65.042236.79161.8s133.0
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 60.082993.23164.7s132.5
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 54.634283.90069.3s132.2
          17MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *53.854255.62070.2s130.5
          18YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *57.373120.09167.4s128.8
          19Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 54.483566.58170.1s127.1
          20Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *58.532671.88166.9s126.8
          21Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 49.565086.05075.5s126.8
          22Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 57.142892.94168.0s126.4
          23Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 61.222174.86165.4s126.0
          24Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.232119.17166.6s123.7
          25Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 56.272655.58169.4s122.7
          26DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 56.272655.58169.4s122.7
          27ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 55.502731.08170.1s122.1
          28Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 56.532504.33169.4s121.7
          29Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 63.011623.93266.0s121.5
          30Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.814288.18077.1s120.9
          31Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 55.032681.02170.8s120.8
          32Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *51.533415.89174.1s120.5
          33Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 63.311529.86266.3s120.4
          34Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 50.133701.99075.7s119.8
          35EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 50.503556.47175.3s119.6
          36NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 51.573104.23174.5s118.2
          37PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 63.641312.56267.5s117.2
          38Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 54.242440.90172.3s117.2
          39Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 56.712008.36170.6s116.6
          40CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.243400.92177.3s116.1
          41DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.922866.26175.7s115.1
          42Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 50.462964.63176.2s115.1
          43Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 52.742467.44174.1s114.8
          44Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *46.753786.45080.8s113.9
          45BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.832189.71173.5s113.9
          46RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 49.393040.09177.6s113.7
          47Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 59.521449.17270.4s113.4
          48BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 51.742425.91175.5s112.7
          49Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 51.172522.52176.1s112.6
          50VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 46.863517.01180.9s112.4
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          Cherubi type chart

          When fighting Cherubi, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Cherubi in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Cherubi down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Cherubi counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Cherubi are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.