Best Cherrim counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cherrim 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

          • Fire38.5%
          • Flying17.5%
          • Bug16.0%
          • Ice11.5%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 58.902429.39167.1s125.0
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.672092.58187.5s97.3
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.171398.67286.6s93.6
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 45.681474.49288.6s92.2
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *42.571619.91293.4s88.9
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *39.941793.75298.2s86.2
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 38.351953.361101.3s85.0
          8Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 40.091612.04298.7s84.6
          9Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.821605.922101.7s82.4
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.371445.942101.4s81.6
          11HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *34.382357.351110.8s81.0
          12Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 40.311227.392101.0s80.4
          13Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.09920.27399.2s79.9
          14Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.941289.552103.6s79.0
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.721219.012104.8s77.8
          16YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *37.681325.212106.4s77.4
          17VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 35.481595.162110.5s76.6
          18MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *35.301593.672111.0s76.3
          19Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 42.25740.974104.6s75.3
          20Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 37.321200.042108.5s75.3
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *38.351075.243107.3s75.2
          22Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 35.781406.722110.9s75.2
          23Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 42.81696.535104.8s75.1
          24Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.82872.124106.9s74.2
          25ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 35.621326.852111.9s74.0
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.61873.554107.4s74.0
          27Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *33.921552.482115.4s73.5
          28Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 31.941923.981120.2s73.2
          29Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 32.001886.711120.1s73.0
          30NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 33.671514.732116.4s72.7
          31Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.601050.923112.1s72.1
          32DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.601050.923112.1s72.1
          33Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 36.161079.843112.9s71.8
          34PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 42.62555.076110.4s71.5
          35Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 36.42990.513113.4s71.0
          36EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 32.801432.532119.8s70.4
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 37.71830.314112.8s70.4
          38Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 32.391492.472120.8s70.3
          39Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 35.441040.963115.4s70.2
          40Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 39.41654.535113.4s69.5
          41Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.271259.262119.6s69.4
          42Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 35.13954.773117.6s68.5
          43DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.311169.713120.4s68.4
          44Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 35.79876.704117.0s68.3
          45BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.50903.783117.3s68.3
          46BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 34.101029.723119.6s67.9
          47CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.271268.592122.9s67.8
          48VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 31.051463.432125.8s67.7
          49Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 36.53767.224117.3s67.5
          50Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *30.241582.322128.1s67.4
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          Cherrim type chart

          When fighting Cherrim, 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 Cherrim in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Cherrim 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 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 Gengar, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Cherrim 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.