How to Get Cinderace the Unrivaled in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Cinderace Tera Event cover

Cinderace is one of the Gen 8 starter Pokémon first appeared in Sword and Shield, and will now be making an appearance in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as a special 7-star Tera Raid encounter. It’s just one of the few non-Gen 9 and non-Paldean Pokémon to trickle into Scarlet and Violet after the previous 7-Star Charizard from the previous Tera Raid event.

In this guide, we will be talking about the ways of getting Cinderace in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get Cinderace in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

From Friday, December 30, 2022 (00:00 UTC) to Sunday, January 1, 2023 (23:59 UTC), you’ll get the chance to participate in a 7-Star Cinderace Tera Raid event. During this event, you’ll be able to see a Tera Cave somewhere in your map that houses a 7-Star Cinderace that you can challenge and capture.

This Cinderace is special not only because it’s a Lv. 100 one, but because it also has the Mightiest Mark. Additionally, it has a Fighting Tera Type so its Fighting type moves will surely pack a punch – or a kick. It will also have a perfect 6-IV stat.

This particular Cinderace can only be caught once per save file, but you will still be allowed to participate in other 7-Star Cinderace Tera Raids to get a chance to obtain its rewards.

Make sure that you have already unlocked 6-Star Raids prior to starting this event in order for the 7-Star Tera Caves to appear in your map.

Other than the mentioned dates above, this event will have a re-run on Friday, January 13, 2023 (00:00 UTC) to Sunday, January 15, 2023 (23:59 UTC). The event is held to celebrate the upcoming year 2023 as the year of the rabbit.

Can this Cinderace be used in breeding?

Based from the previous 7-Star Charizard event, we can safely assume that this Cinderace can also be bred with other Pokémon. It can even be bred with Ditto to produce eggs so that you can also get a Scorbunny and a Raboot in the game.

Will Cinderace be banned from Ranked Battles?

Since Cinderace and its entire line are not included in the Paldean regional dex, we can also assume that they will be banned from being used in the competitive Ranked Battles, as such is the case for Charizard and the other special non-Paldean Pokémon.

Why is 7-Star Cinderace not appearing in my map?

There can be several reasons as to why the 7-Star Cinderace is not appearing in your map. Check these pointers to see which ones may have caused it:

  • Your game has not been updated. Make sure that you’re connected to the internet and visit the PokéPortal within the game, then select the Receive PokéPortal News option to get the event update.
  • A 7-Star Tera Cave can only be defeated once per day. You may have already completed one for the day, so you will need to wait for the next day, or you can also force them to respawn by adjusting your Switch’s clock.
  • 7-Star Raids can only spawn once 6-Star raids have been unlocked. Check out our How to Unlock 6 Star Raids guide for more details on how to do it.
Check out our guide on what builds are strong against Cinderace and how to defeat it.

Cinderace Tera Raid Event Rewards

Since this Tera Cinderace is exclusively a Fighting Tera type, it’s a good source of Fighting Tera Shards as it can drop around 12 to 15 shards per win.

They can also drop the following rewards:

  • TM064 – Bulk Up (only once)
  • Exp. Candies
    • Large
    • XLarge
  • Rare Candy
  • Star Piece
  • Nugget
  • Ability Patch
  • Ability Capsule
  • Bottle Cap
  • Protein
  • PP Up
  • Adamant Mint

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

Type Weaknesses and Resistances:

Pokémon League:

How to Evolve:

Legendary Pokemon:

Also watch this video by Austin John Plays talking about the upcoming holiday Tera Raid events: