Tera Cinderace Raid Event Guide

Mighty Cinderace Raid Battle details Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

A new raid has arrived for players to complete in Paldea. Everyone’s favorite fire bunny, Cinderace, is now available for players to battle in a special Tera Raid battle event for a limited time. This event allows players to fight and catch this 7 Star monster. To learn more about the event here’s a quick Tera Cinderace Raid event guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

Tera Cinderace Event Time and Details

The Tera Cinderace event was revealed during the winter holiday season in December. This event, mentioned online and through in-game news, occurs during two different time periods in December and January. The first time period is December 30-January 1 and the starting time is 00:00 UTC and end time is 23:59 UTC. If you miss that period there is a second run of the event on January 13-15 at the same starting and ending time.

When the 7 Star Cinderace Raid event is active you can take part in it by accessing the daily Black Crystal that appears on your map (if you’ve unlocked 6-Star Raids) or by connecting to the internet and using either a Link Code or joining a Tera Raid battle against it.

Before diving head first into the raid you will want to know a few important details about this Pokemon. In this raid Cinderace is Level 100. This Cinderace is a Fighting Tera Type. This means you are facing a Fighting/Fire Type combo, so use this vital information to help in shaping your raid Pokemon choice.

7 Star Tera Raid Cinderace Moves

Cinderace Bulk Up move in the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Raid.
Bulk Up is one of the moves this Pokemon uses.

One of the most important aspects of the fight is knowing the Cinderace move set. Cinderace uses a mixture of Fighting and Fire type moves. With that said it is capable of hitting players with moves outside of those core types. This makes building out your Pokemon for battling it a bit of a challenge. To help in your planning here’s the details you will want to know regarding the Cinderace’s moveset.

Libero (Ability).– No Type.
– Changes the Pokemon type to the type of the move it is about to use. This works once each time the Pokemon enters battle.
Bulk Up.– Fighting.
– The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting its Attack and Defense stats.
Acrobatics. – Flying.
– The user nimbly strikes the target. This attack does massive damage if the user isn’t holding an item.
Pyro Ball. – Fire.
– The user attacks by igniting a small stone and launching it as a fiery ball at the target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Iron Head. – Steel.
– The user slams the target with its steel-hard head. This may also make the target flinch.
High Jump Kick. – Fighting.
– The target is attacked with a knee kick from a jump. If this move misses, the user takes damage instead.

What Pokemon to Use During the 7 Star Tera Cinderace Raid Battle

Slowbro Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.
Slowbro is one of the sleeper picks for this raid.


The Cinderace Tera Raid Battle is a fairly challenging fight for players to take on. This fight pits you against a Level 100 Cinderace with the Fighting Tera Type. Due to its high Level it will easily one-shot those who are not prepared for the battle. To ensure you win you want to create strategy to avoid being ko’d.

To beat the raid you want to have a Pokemon that can both survive and deal damage during the fight. Because of Cinderace’s Fighting Tera type that means you want a Pokemon that is a combination of Psychic, Fairy, or Flying attacks to deal maximum damage and Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock or Steel-type for resistance. Some good Pokemon for the Cinderace raid are:

  • Espathra.
  • Pelipper.
  • Slowbro.

Slowbro currently is the meta you want to pursue. This Pokemon has a really good mix of survivability and damage since it is Water/Psychic.A group of four Slowbros can easily tank their way through the fight and win.

Regardless of the Pokemo you choose go with be sure that you rank that Pokemon up to Level 100, ensure they are holding an item, Hyper Level them, and then you should feel fairly confident to take on the Cinderace raid.

Tera Cinderace Raid Rewards

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Cinderace caught.
Rewards for catching Cinderace.

Once you defeat Tera Cinderace you receive a few rewards. First you get the chance to catch the Cinderace if you want to. Cinderace, if caught, is at Level 100 and comes with the best IVs. Additionally it has the Mightiest Mark which gives it the title of Cinderace the Unrivaled.

Keep in mind that you can only catch the raid Cinderace one time. This means you will most likely catch it the first time you’ve defeated it. Once it is caught you can shiny hunt for Cinderace by breeding (if that’s your thing).

Alongside catching the raid Pokemon you also get a number of item rewards for completing the raid battle. Many of the rewards can be farmed by completing the raid over and over, so it may be worth your while to fight Cinderace as much as you can while the event is active. The rewards you get from completing the raid are:

  • TM064 – Bulk Up (First time you complete the fight).
  • Bottle Caps.
  • Ability Patches.
  • Fighting Tera Shards.
  • Calcium.
  • Star Pieces.
  • Exp. Candies L & XL.
  • Rare Candies.

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