Pokémon Trainer Cheren

Like previous games, Pokémon Black & White features rivals that you'll face throughout the game. The rival covered within this page is the male childhood friend, Cheren. You willencounter him numerous times throughout the game and he'll usually give you some sort of advice as you travel through. He will pick the Starter Pokémon that is strong against yours and will battle you straight away in your home in Nuvema Town

PKMN Trainer Cheren Tepig
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Blaze
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip

Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Oshawott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Torrent
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip

Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Snivy
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Overgrow
Attacks:
Tackle
Leer

Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen

After you have defeated both him & Bianca, you will begin your journey and meet up in Route 1. In Accumula Town, Cheren will also be there during the speech by Team Plasma and will leave soon afterwards.

Striaton City

The next encounter with Cheren is within Striaton City. Before you can get to the gym, you have to find Cheren within the Trainer School. He will ask you how your journey is going and will promptly challenge you to a battle

PKMN Trainer Cheren Tepig Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8Level 8

Blaze

Unburden
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip
Ember
Attacks:
Scratch
Growl
Assist
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Oshawott Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8Level 8

Torrent

Unburden
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Attacks:
Scratch
Growl
Assist
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Snivy Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8Level 8

Overgrow

Unburden
Attacks:
Tackle
Leer
Vine Whip
Attacks:
Scratch
Growl
Assist
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen
Route 3

The next encounter with Cheren is within Route 3 just after you've beaten the Striaton City Gym. This will be your third battle and doesn't feature any further enhancements to his team.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Tepig Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 14Level 12

Blaze

Unburden
Attacks:
Tail Whip
Ember
Odor Sleuth
Defense Curl
Attacks:
Growl
Assist
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Oshawott Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 14Level 12

Torrent

Unburden
Attacks:
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Water Sport
Focus Energy
Attacks:
Growl
Assist
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Snivy Purrloin
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 14Level 12

Overgrow

Unburden
Attacks:
Leer
Vine Whip
Wrap
Growth
Attacks:
Growl
Assist
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Hold Item:

Oran Berry
Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen

Once you have defeated him, Bianca will appear and will tell you that Team Plasma have stolen one of her Pokémon. When you chase them in the Opening of the Underground Water Vein, Cheren will join you in a double battle to defeat Team Plasma to try and get Bianca's Pokémon back. You'll then find him in the Tall Grass of Route 3 where he'll explain the functions of the tall grass

Afterwards, in Nacrene City, you'll encounter Cheren again where he'll tell you that he's heard rumblings of Team Plasma having a plan there. Later on, you'll also encounter him outside Castelia city Gym when Team Plasma have caused the Gym Leader to leave the gym.

Route 4

The next battling encounter with Cheren is within Route 4 in the path upwards towards Nimbasa City from Castelia City. Once again, he will battle you straight away.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Pidove Liepard Pansage Pignite
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 20Level 20Level 22

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Blaze
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Attacks:
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Attacks:
Vine Whip
Fury Swipes
Leech Seed
Bite
Attacks:
Defense Curl
Flame Charge
Arm Thrust
Smog
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Pidove Liepard Pansear Dewott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 20Level 20Level 22

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Torrent
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Attacks:
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Attacks:
Incinerate
Fury Swipes
Yawn
Bite
Attacks:
Water Sport
Focus Energy
Razor Shell
Fury Cutter
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Pidove Liepard Panpour Servine
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 20Level 20Level 22

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Overgrow
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Attacks:
Sand-attack
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Attacks:
Water Gun
Fury Swipes
Water Sport
Bite
Attacks:
Wrap
Growth
Leaf Tornado
Leech Seed
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Oshawott Chosen
Route 5

When you exit Nimbasa City and head towards Route 5, Cheren will once again encounter you and suggest a battle.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Pansage Tranquill Pignite
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 24Level 24Level 24Level 26

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Blaze
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Fake Out
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Leech Seed
Bite
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Attacks:
Flame Charge
Arm Thrust
Smog
Rollout
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Pansear Tranquill Dewott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 24Level 24Level 24Level 26

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Torrent
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Fake Out
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Yawn
Bite
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Attacks:
Focus Energy
Razor Shell
Fury Cutter
Water Pulse
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Panpour Tranquill Servine
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 24Level 24Level 24Level 26

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Overgrow
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Fake Out
Attacks:
Fury Swipes
Water Sport
Bite
Scald
Attacks:
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Attacks:
Growth
Leaf Tornado
Leech Seed
Mega Drain
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Oshawott Chosen

Following this, you will encounter Cheren once again on the other side of the Driftveil Drawbridge where you will both encounter Clay who will tell you that Team Plasma has taken up residence in thecity. He refuses to accept another battle from you until you defeat Team Plasma within the city. Go to the Cold Storage and he'll note that this is the last place to look so they must be in there

Route 7

The next encounter with Cheren is on Route 7 as you approach the Twist Mountain. He will tell you that Team Plasma have been spotted nearby in the Dragonspiral Tower. He will challenge you as Alder appears to tell you to go through the Twist Mountain to Icirrus City.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simisage Pignite
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 33Level 33Level 35

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Blaze
Attacks:
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Attacks:
Torment
Fake Out
Hone Claws
Assurance
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Smog
Rollout
Take Down
Heat Crash
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simisear Dewott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 33Level 33Level 35

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Torrent
Attacks:
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Attacks:
Torment
Fake Out
Hone Claws
Assurance
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Fury Cutter
Water Pulse
Revenge
Aqua Jet
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simipour Servine
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 33Level 33Level 35

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Overgrow
Attacks:
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Attacks:
Torment
Fake Out
Hone Claws
Assurance
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Leech Seed
Mega Drain
Slam
Leaf Blade
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Oshawott Chosen
Dragonspiral Tower

The next encounter with Cheren is at the Dragonspiral Tower. He, along with Alder will assist you in fighting through and getting to Team Plasma. Once you've got through and seen N fly off on Reshiram/Zekrom, Cheren Alder and Bianca will talk to you about Team Plasma's plans.

After that, Alder and Cheren will leave to the Relic Castle. When you arrive there, Cheren will tell you that Alder has gone ahead and that he was surprised that you've managed to get through. Once you fight through the Relic Castle, he will meet you in Nacrene City with Bianca, Lenora and Alder.

Route 10

After you have earned all 8 badges within Unova, you will encounter Cheren once more in Route 10 as you lead up to Victory Road. He will mention that he has earned all the badges and suggests yet another battle.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simisage Emboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 43Level 43Level 45

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Blaze
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Assurance
Slash
Taunt
Night Slash
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Take Down
Heat Crash
Assurance
Flamethrower
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simisear Samurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 43Level 43Level 45

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Torrent
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Assurance
Slash
Taunt
Night Slash
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Aqua Jet
Slash
Encore
Aqua Tail
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Unfezant Liepard Simipour Serperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 43Level 43Level 45

Super Luck

Unburden

Gluttony

Overgrow
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Assurance
Slash
Taunt
Night Slash
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Slam
Leaf Blade
Coil
Giga Drain
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Oshawott Chosen
Nuvema Town

After defeating the Elite Four, Bianca & Cheren will arrive at your home to give you their congratulations. Cheren will head up to Route 5 afterwrds to train.

Victory Road

After meeting him at Route 5, Cheren will move up to the top floor of Victory Road where he will periodically battle you. This is the final battle you will have with Cheren.

PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Simisage Unfezant Gigalith Haxorus Emboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Sturdy

Rivalry

Blaze
Attacks:
Fake Out
Night Slash
Shadow Claw
Aerial Ace
Attacks:
Energy Ball
Brick Break
Payback
Rock Slide
Attacks:
Air Slash
Quick Attack
Facade
U-turn
Attacks:
Stone Edge
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Giga Impact
Attacks:
Outrage
Rock Slide
X-scissor
Surf
Attacks:
Flare Blitz
Head Smash
Brick Break
Wild Charge
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Snivy Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Simisear Unfezant Gigalith Haxorus Samurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Sturdy

Rivalry

Torrent
Attacks:
Fake Out
Night Slash
Shadow Claw
Aerial Ace
Attacks:
Flamethrower
Brick Break
Payback
Rock Slide
Attacks:
Air Slash
Quick Attack
Facade
U-turn
Attacks:
Stone Edge
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Giga Impact
Attacks:
Outrage
Rock Slide
X-scissor
Surf
Attacks:
Hydro Pump
Aqua Jet
Blizzard
X-scissor
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Tepig Chosen
PKMN Trainer Cheren Liepard Simipour Unfezant Gigalith Haxorus Serperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Unburden

Gluttony

Super Luck

Sturdy

Rivalry

Overgrow
Attacks:
Fake Out
Night Slash
Shadow Claw
Aerial Ace
Attacks:
Surf
Brick Break
Payback
Rock Slide
Attacks:
Air Slash
Quick Attack
Facade
U-turn
Attacks:
Stone Edge
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Giga Impact
Attacks:
Outrage
Rock Slide
X-scissor
Surf
Attacks:
Leaf Storm
Coil
Dragon Tail
Leaf Blade
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Oshawott Chosen
 
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