Best Cherrim (Sunny) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cherrim (Sunny) 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying18.0%
          • Bug13.5%
          • Ice11.5%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 58.522617.17167.0s126.2
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.642125.43187.4s97.5
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.981485.29286.3s94.4
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 45.351589.98288.4s93.1
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *42.531649.39293.4s89.1
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *39.851997.28197.5s88.0
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 38.341985.681101.2s85.2
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.631783.102101.3s83.9
          9Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 40.331431.05299.3s83.0
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.321506.292101.1s82.2
          11Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.84978.21398.7s80.6
          12Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.891313.382103.5s79.2
          13HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *34.621982.581111.2s78.6
          14Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 40.83980.163102.9s77.6
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *37.631347.142106.4s77.6
          16Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.741194.093105.0s77.5
          17MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *35.271620.642111.0s76.5
          18Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 37.221274.542108.0s76.0
          19Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *38.251118.483107.0s75.7
          20VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 35.511462.382111.2s75.3
          21Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 42.68708.905104.7s75.2
          22Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 42.50717.085104.8s75.1
          23Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.61927.063106.4s74.9
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *33.761643.552115.4s74.1
          25ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 35.621305.652112.1s73.8
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.63857.054107.6s73.7
          27Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 31.931952.291120.1s73.4
          28NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 33.601575.432116.3s73.2
          29Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 36.051178.893112.1s73.0
          30Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.551096.053111.6s72.7
          31DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.551096.053111.6s72.7
          32Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 36.081123.883112.6s72.3
          33Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 36.371031.663113.0s71.5
          34Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 32.361613.242120.2s71.4
          35EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 32.771490.502119.5s70.9
          36PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 43.06511.897111.7s70.9
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 37.78815.574112.9s70.2
          38Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 35.531022.213115.4s70.0
          39Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 35.081037.453116.5s69.5
          40Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 39.63623.835113.9s69.1
          41BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.34960.383116.9s68.9
          42DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.251214.832120.1s68.8
          43Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 35.75886.464116.9s68.4
          44BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 34.051047.133119.5s68.0
          45VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 30.951516.802125.8s68.0
          46CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.241290.492122.8s68.0
          47EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *33.691049.463120.6s67.5
          48Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 35.94798.974118.2s67.2
          49Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *30.261547.182128.3s67.1
          50Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 32.621149.583122.9s67.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Cherrim (Sunny) 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.

          Cherrim (Sunny) type chart

          When fighting Cherrim (Sunny), 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.

          Best move-types and weather for Cherrim (Sunny) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • snowSnow
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.