Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Cinderace 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Event Guide

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Cinderace will be coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet through a special Tera Raid event where players can encounter the Pokémon in its powered up 7-Star Tera form. Like the previous 7-Star Charizard, this Cinderace will be testing out trainers’ skills and builds to see which ones can defeat it in battle.

In this guide, we will be talking about the 7-Star Cinderace Tera Raid Battle Event, as well as talk about what Cinderace’s strengths and weaknesses are, and share some Pokémon builds that can help get through the battle.

7-Star Cinderace Stats

Being rated at a 7-Star Tera Pokémon, Cinderace will be at level 100 with all of its stats at perfect IV, with its Speed stat at a possible maximum 370 points. It will be using the Fighting Tera power all throughout the fight.

Cinderace Moves:

Cinderace has the following moves for this encounter:

  • Pyro Ball
  • Iron Head
  • High Jump Kick
  • Acrobatics
  • Bulk Up (extra)

Cinderace will always do a Bulk Up on its first turn.

It can remember the other moves that it can naturally learn through leveling up, including its other signature move, Court Change.

Cinderace Abilities:

Cinderace has its Libero hidden ability. Although, the effects of Libero will not be triggered during the raid.

Top Pokémon Builds to counter 7-Star Cinderace

Listed below are just some of the Pokémon that can be an effective counter to defeat 7-Star Cinderace.

  • Slowbro
  • Azumarill
  • Charizard
  • Dragonite
  • Sylveon
  • Flutter Mane

Slowbro Build:

  • Ability: Oblivious
  • Held Item: Leftovers
  • Tera Type: Water
  • Max Stat: HP / Def
  • Moves:
    • Chilling Water
    • Yawn / Nasty Plot
    • Psychic / Stored Power
    • Slack Off

Slowbro has good immunity against 3 out of 4 of Cinderace’s attacks excluding Acrobatics, but the tanky build plus its Slack Off can help sustain itself through the attacks. As a debuffer support, attack with Chilling Water then Psychic, then switch to terastallized Chilling Water for some decent chip damage while keeping Cinderace’s attack debuffed. Yawn and Psychic can be swapped with Nasty Plot and Stored Power respectively, as long as your entire party can hold up while you’re charging.

Azumarill Build:

  • Ability: Huge Power
  • Held Item: Shell Bell
  • Tera Type: Fairy
  • Max Stat: HP / Atk
  • Moves:
    • Play Rough
    • Belly Drum
    • Rain Dance
    • Tickle

Azumarill will be resistant to Fighting moves, but may struggle recovering once pelted with Iron Head. Best used with a dedicated healer support, plus another attacker.

Charizard Build:

  • Ability: Blaze
  • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Tera Type: Flying
  • Max Stat: HP / Atk
  • Moves:
    • Acrobatics
    • Belly Drum
    • Fire Punch
    • Dragon Claw

If you managed to get the 7-Star Charizard, then you can switch up its Tera type to Flying to be resistant against Fighting attacks and get STAB damage for Flying attacks. Have it hold a Sitrus Berry that will get consumed after a Belly Drum, making its Acrobatics deal 4x damage to Cinderace.

Dragonite Build:

  • Ability: Multiscale
  • Held Item: Damp Rock
  • Tera Type: Flying
  • Max Stat: HP / Sp. Atk
  • Moves:
    • Hurricane
    • Rain Dance
    • Air Slash
    • Roost

Dragonite works best if there’s a support in the team that keeps its health topped up for Multiscale to proc, otherwise Roost can help heal up. Perform a Rain Dance first to increase the damage done by Hurricane.

Sylveon Build:

  • Ability: Pixilate
  • Held Item: Expert Belt
  • Tera Type: Fairy
  • Max Stat: HP / Sp. Atk
  • Moves:
    • Hyper Beam
    • Reflect
    • Fake Tears
    • Calm Mind

Depending on the composition of your team, you may want to put up Reflect first, then either Calm Mind or Fake Tears. Finish up with a Hyper Beam and be prepared to tank the next turn or have someone cheer to heal.

Flutter Mane Build:

  • Ability: Protosynthesis
  • Held Item: Expert Belt / Booster Energy / Covert Cloak
  • Tera Type: Fairy
  • Max Stat: HP / Sp. Atk
  • Moves:
    • Moonblast
    • Draining Kiss
    • Calm Mind
    • Fake Tears

Flutter Mane will be relatively safe against the Fighting type move while still be effective with its Fairy type moves. An Expert Belt or Booster Energy can be used for an all-out offensive build. Playing as a debuffer will work best with this build.

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