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モミ Momi
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Cheryl.png
Art from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Grandfather (anime)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum,
HeartGold and SoulSilver,
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl,
Masters EX
Game animation debut The Old Chateau
English voice actor Stephanie Sheh (Generations)
Laura Post[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Mamiko Noto (Generations)
Natsuki Aono[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Some Enchanted Sweetening!
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Maria Kawamura

Cheryl (Japanese: モミ Momi) is a Pokémon Trainer from Sinnoh. She specializes in Pokémon with high HP.

In the core series games

Cheryl is one of five Trainers who can join with the main character during an event in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Later, she can join the player in competition at Sinnoh's Battle Tower. She first appears in Eterna Forest. She asks the player to join her because she's afraid she might run into Team Galactic. Her Chansey is good at using restoration techniques, but it is not good at offense. When traveling with the player, she also heals their Pokémon completely after each battle.

In Platinum, she will also give the player a Soothe Bell at the end of the Eterna Forest.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Eterna Forest


Battle Tower

In the Battle Tower, Cheryl uses a variety of Pokémon with moves that restore HP. Many of her Pokémon also have high stat in at least one of the HP, Defense and Special Defense.

Diamond and Pearl

Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Eterna Forest

Battle Tower
Master Class Double Battles (Rank 2)

In each team, Mira uses the first and second Pokémon on the list, and Cheryl uses the third and fourth.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Cheryl (Masters)

Cheryl forms a sync pair with Blissey in Pokémon Masters EX. Cheryl became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#037 VSCheryl Masters.png Cheryl #0242 MastersIcon0242.png Blissey
NormalIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★ Sync Pair Scout



Diamond Pearl Cheryl.png Sticker Template Cheryl Background.png
Official artwork from
Diamond and Pearl by Ken Sugimori[3]
Sticker Template background from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Sprites and models

Spr Pt Cheryl.png Cheryl OD.png DP Cheryl Back.png VSCheryl.png VSCheryl 2.png Cheryl BDSP OD.png BDSP Cheryl Back.png
Sprite from
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Back sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Battle Tower VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Back model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


Main article: Cheryl/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Cheryl in the anime

Cheryl is an amateur treasure hunter who has been inspired by her grandfather's own adventures. She decided her first mission was to locate the rumored Amber Castle and collect a sample of its Enchanted Honey.

Cheryl first appeared in Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Ash and his friends were traveling through the Eterna Forest when Ash's Aipom ran ahead after catching a smell of Honey. This also attracted Cheryl's main target, a male Burmy, which she explained would be useful once he evolved into a Mothim to find the Amber Castle and its legendary Enchanted Honey. The group then decided to help Cheryl with her quest, first starting off with some special training to help Burmy evolve. After hearing about the Enchanted Honey, Team Rocket went on to steal Burmy for themselves. Cheryl and the others confronted the evil trio, during which Burmy evolved into a Mothim and sent Team Rocket blasting off.

In The Grass-Type is Always Greener!, Cheryl's Enchanted Honey quest was going nowhere as Mothim was attracted to Honey slathered on the tree from earlier. The search was temporarily sidelined after the group encountered Gardenia, who later agreed to help them locate the Amber Castle. They later come across large Pomeg Berry flowers and eventually several Combee walls, finally arriving at the Amber Castle within a hidden cave system in An Angry Combeenation!.

Cheryl asked Vespiquen, who is the queen of the Castle, for some Enchanted Honey, however her request was declined. The Combee were about to attack, but Team Rocket gatecrashed the Castle and the unfolding battle almost destroyed the Amber Castle. But with everyone's help, they patched it back together. In gratitude, Vespiquen filled up Cheryl's jar with the Enchanted Honey from the castle, and Cheryl graciously accepted it, and let everyone have a taste. Finally getting out of the Castle, she spotted a Beedrill, a sign she should travel alone, so she said goodbye to everyone as she ran after it.


Cheryl is a sweet young lady with big ambitions. She thinks highly of her grandfather, and was always quoting advice he gave her as a child to guide her through life; she was also shown to be a bit ditzy sometimes. Cheryl, however, proved highly resourceful and had gained a lot of life experience during her first treasure hunting quest. She was shy in her debut appearance, though she was far bolder and handled tough situations like the angry Combee in An Angry Combeenation!.


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This listing is of Cheryl's known Pokémon in the anime:

Cheryl's Chansey
Cheryl first sent out her Chansey when she had seen a Burmy had gone to eat some of the Sweet Honey she had planted. After using Attract to determine Burmy's gender, she then had Chansey battle him. After wearing him down, she captured Burmy. Cheryl also sent out Chansey to battle against Team Rocket when they stole her Burmy.

Chansey's known moves are Attract, Double Slap, and Egg Bomb.

Debut Some Enchanted Sweetening!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Emily Jenness
Cheryl's Wormadam
Burmy → Wormadam (×3)
Cheryl sent out her three Wormadam, each representing one of the forms, to show Ash, Dawn, and Brock that she had not been successful in finding a male Burmy to evolve into a Mothim. She then had her Wormadam cheer for Burmy while he battled to gain experience.

None of Wormadam's moves are known.

Debut Some Enchanted Sweetening!
Cheryl's Mothim
Burmy → Mothim
Main article: Cheryl's Mothim

Mothim was first seen as a wild Burmy in the Eterna Forest. Cheryl spread some Honey on a tree in hopes of attracting a Burmy. After confirming Burmy's gender to be male, she proceeded to capture him. She explained to Ash and his friends that she needed a male Burmy to evolve him into a Mothim in order to find the Amber Castle. Cheryl then trained Burmy in order to evolve and he finally did during a battle with Team Rocket.

Debut Some Enchanted Sweetening!
Voice actors
Japanese Tomoko Kawakami
English Tomoko Kawakami

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川村万梨阿 Maria Kawamura
English Sarah Natochenny
Czech Klára Šumanová
Finnish Ella Pyhältö
European French Cathy Boquet
Italian Daniela Fava
Polish Monika Kwiatkowska
Brazilian Portuguese Cecília Lemes
Spanish Latin America Erica Edwards
Spain Marta García

Pokémon Generations

Cheryl appeared in The Old Chateau, in which she and her Chansey were wandering through Eterna Forest, looking for a place to rest for the night. She eventually came across the Old Chateau, where she was welcomed by a butler, who invited her to spend the night there. Cheryl and Chansey were then brought to the dining hall, where the two began eating, not realizing that their plates were empty. Afterwards, Cheryl was escorted by the butler to her room, but she soon noticed they were walking in circles. She then witnessed the butler dissolving through the floor and was caught by a cloud of purple smoke, which took the shape of a Haunter. Cheryl and Chansey then woke up, finding the chateau in an old and abandoned state. After finding a note, Cheryl was attacked by the ghost of a little girl.


Cheryl's Chansey
Chansey appeared in The Old Chateau, in which she accompanied Cheryl.

None of Chansey's moves are known.

Debut The Old Chateau
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 能登麻美子 Mamiko Noto
English Stephanie Sheh
European Spanish Roser Vilches

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Cheryl makes an appearance in PDP05. After an avalanche, she is trapped in a cave with Dawn and some Cherrim. Eventually, they are rescued by Ash and some Aipom he befriended.

Pokémon Adventures

Cheryl in Pokémon Adventures

Cheryl appears in the Battleground, where she is battling Mira. The result of the battle was unseen and unknown. Later, after Buck and Looker are sent to the hospital after escaping from Team Galactic on Stark Mountain, Cheryl is seen trying to comfort a crying Mira next to Buck's hospital bed.

Later, Cheryl and Mira manage to convince Palmer to let them join him, Platinum, and Riley on their trip to the Distortion World. After traveling far enough, they arrive at the Spring Path, but find that Marley has been captured by the Advanced level Grunt. However, the Grunt reveals that he does not want to fight and has escaped from Team Galactic. Platinum forces him to take them to where the Distortion World is and they enter it, but get separated upon arriving due to the dimension's strange gravity.

There, Mira finds Charon, the man that defeated Buck, and tries to stop him from escaping but is stopped by Jupiter and the other Galactic Commanders. Cheryl faces Mars and her Yanmega, while Marley and Mira fight Jupiter and Saturn, respectively. During the battle, the two seem evenly matched, and they constantly stop each other's strategies.

The battle never reaches a conclusion, as Giratina flies past them to confront the other legendary Pokémon in the area. After Charon is defeated, Cheryl, along with Mira and Buck, goes to take Heatran back to its home on Stark Mountain.


Cheryl's Blissey
Blissey is Cheryl's only known Pokémon. Blissey was used against Mira and her Alakazam. Later, she was used to battle Mars at the Distortion World.

Blissey's known moves are Hyper Beam and Sing.

Debut Leaping Past Lopunny

In the TCG

Full Art print of Cheryl
Main article: Cheryl (Battle Styles 123)

Cheryl was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Rapid Strike Master expansion and the English Battle Styles expansion, with artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the Japanese Single Strike Master expansion and the same English expansion, with artwork by Yuu Nishida. It allows the player to heal all damage from any Evolution Pokémon, then discard all Energy from them.


  • In Diamond and Pearl, Cheryl is the only Double Battle partner the player must team up with to advance through the game. She is also the set default. This means that if a player uses a walk-through-walls cheat to go through the places where the other stat Trainers should be for the first time, Cheryl will be there as the partner.
  • Near the entrance inside Eterna Forest, there is a walking NPC with the appearance of a Bug Catcher who can "walk through" Cheryl. If the player turns around and talks to her while this is happening, Cheryl will still respond.
  • All of Cheryl's Pokémon fought in the Battleground give out only HP EVs.
  • Cheryl is the only stat trainer never to be encountered in a cave.
  • Despite specializing in the HP Stat, some of her Battle Tower Pokémon, such as Porygon-Z, have a highest stat that is not HP.


Language Name Origin
Japanese モミ Momi From 籾 momi (unhulled rice)
Brazilian Portuguese
Cheryl From cereal
German Raissa From Reis (rice)
French Sara From céréale (cereal)
Italian Demetra From Demetra (Demeter), the Greek goddess of grain
Spanish Malta From malta (malt)
Korean 모미 Momi Transcription of her Japanese name. Contains 미 (米) mi (rice).
Chinese (Mandarin) 芽米 Yámǐ From 發芽米 / 发芽米 fāyámǐ / faatngàhmáih (germinated brown rice)
Chinese (Cantonese) 芽米 Ngàhmáih
Indonesian Cheril Similar to her English name
Russian Шерил Sheril Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Momi Transcription of her Japanese name

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