Where to find Cherubi in Pokémon Sword and Shield


Cherubi, the berry-like Grass-type Pokémon, is something you will need to track down if you hope to fill your Pokédex. This cute little Pokémon has returned in Sword and Shield. Cherubi is awkward to find because it doesn’t appear in the overworld, or as a hidden-encounter in tall grass. You can only find it in specific locations.

To find Cherubi, you will need to investigate the Berry Trees and Bushes that appear throughout the game. You should have run into them already as you explored the world. You can run up and interact with them to shake berries from their branches, and if you shake enough times, a Pokémon falls on your face, and you have to battle them.

The best place to seek out Cherubi is on Route 3. There is a solitary Berry Tree there that has the highest chance of spawning a Cherubi. The trick is to save the game just before you shake the tree, then keep shaking until a Pokémon falls. If it’s not Cherubi, reload from the save file and try again. Cherubi can also appear in Berry Trees at all the places listed below, but with a much lower percentage chance of about five percent.

  • Axew’s Eye
  • Bridge Field
  • Dappled Grove
  • Giant’s Cap
  • Giant’s Mirror
  • Giant’s Seat
  • Hammerlocke Hills
  • Lake of Outrage
  • Motostoke Riverbank
  • North Lake Miloch
  • Rolling Fields
  • Watchtower Ruins

The last place you might find a Cherubi is in Max Raid Battles, but this is pretty slim due to the sheer number of Pokémon that can spawn there.