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This is a strategy guide for using Cinderace in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, Builds, and Held Items to use with Cinderace, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Cinderace

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Fire Type
Abilities
Blaze Powers up Fire-type moves in a pinch
Libero (Hidden) Changes the Pokémon's type to the type of the move it's about to use.

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
80 116 75 65 75 119

Best Nature for Cinderace

Best Natures
Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk) Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)

What are Natures?

How to Learn Cinderace's Egg Moves

Jump Kick Inherit from Scraggy (learns at Lv. 44) or Hawlucha (learns at Lv. 44)
Sucker Punch Inherit from Diglett (learns at Lv. 20) or Impidimp (learns at Lv. 22)

Moveset & Best Build for Cinderace

Standard Role

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EV Spread Atk. 252 / Spd. 252 / HP 4
Final Stat Values HP 156 / Atk. 168 / Def. 95 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 188
Ability Blaze
Held Item Life Orb
Focus Sash
Moveset Pyro Ball
High Jump Kick
Sucker Punch
Bounce

Stat Values are calculated based on max IVs; Special Attack is omitted for irrelevance

Cinderace is a high-speed Physical attacker who takes advantage of its naturally high Speed and Attack. When Dynamaxed, it can use Max Knuckle and Max Airstream to further boost its Attack and Speed.

Counters for Cinderace

Use a Defensive Pokemon with an effective type matchup

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Quagsire ImageQuagsire Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can take most of Cinderace's attacks with reduced damage
・Can attack with STAB Water moves
Gastrodon ImageGastrodon Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can take most of Cinderace's attacks with reduced damage
・Can attack with STAB Water moves
Toxapex ImageToxapex Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can take most of Cinderace's attacks with reduced damage
・Can attack with STAB Water moves
Toxapex Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Hippowdon ImageHippowdon Ranking: ★★★★☆
・High Defense allows it to weather hits
・Can cause trouble for Cinderace with Status moves like Stealth Rock and Yawn

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