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Pokémon Unite - Cinderace build: Best items and moves for Cinderace explained

Our recommended Cinderace build for Pokémon Unite.

A strong Cinderace build will allow you to use this Pokémon's ranged attacks and burning effect to your advantage in Pokémon Unite - the MOBA Pokémon game.

Cinderace is categorized as an Attacker Pokémon, which means it specialises in causing as much damage as possible and, to ensure you do so, you should know the best items and moves for Cinderace.

Below you'll find our recommendations for the best Cinderace build or, if you'd prefer to use a different Pokémon, visit our Pokémon Unite tier list.

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Cinderace build: Our recommendations for the best Cinderace moveset in Pokémon Unite

Cinderace is classified as an Attacker in Pokémon Unite, which means it can cause a lot of damage at the cost of having a low endurance level. Despite this low endurance, Cinderace has the ability to burn other Pokémon, causing passive damage, and a good selection of ranged moves.

When playing as this Pokémon, you should always focus on levelling it up as quickly as possible. This is because, as an evolution, you'll actually start the match as Scorbunny, which is quite weak in the early game.

Visit the next section to learn more about Cinderace's evolution line in Pokémon Unite.

A main advantage of playing as Cinderace is how it can burn enemies and, by doing so, inflict a certain amount of passive damage. Utilising Cinderace's ability, Blaze, will ensure you make the most of this effect - just make sure you use a Basic Attack every move, such as Ember, to burn as many enemies as possible.

At the beginning of the match, you'll have the choice between Ember and Low Sweep.

We recommend selecting Ember, because of how it burns your opponent, which decreases both their health and attack for a short time. Combined with Cinderace's ability and a Basic Attack, this move increases the amount of passive damage this Pokémon can cause.

When Cinderace reaches Level 7, you'll need to choose either Pyro Ball or Blaze Kick.

For this choice we recommend Pyro Ball, because it allows you to utilise Cinderace's ability as a ranged attacker. It will also burn your opponent for more passive damage and, once upgraded, will reduce the cooldown of Flame Charge or Feint depending on which you choose.

It's important to note that this added bonus will only be applied if the move successfully hits a Pokémon, so always aim carefully!

At Level 8, you need to select either Flame Charge or Feint.

Here we recommend choosing Feint. This is due to how it increases Cinderace's moveset speed and temporarily turns it invisible, which gives you a small advantage over your opponents. It can also help you make a quick escape if necessary!

When upgraded, Feint will also restore some of your health when you successfully land a Basic Attack. This effect can last up to three attacks and can easily be the difference between you or your opponent fainting.

At Level 9, you'll unlock Cinderace's Unite Move - Blazing Bicycle Kick.

The main advantage of this move is how it allows you to pick its area of effect, which means you can easily use it at a distance from your opponent. Since the move also increases your movement speed if it hits, you can then swoop in and finish off any opponents left standing.

Cinderace's evolution line in Pokémon Unite explained

Cinderace is Scorbunny's final evolution, which means, in Pokémon Unite, it will start the match as this stage one Pokémon.

To play as Cinderace, you must level Scorbunny up to Level 5 and then, as Raboot, to Level 7.

Best held items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite explained

When picking held items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite, it's best to focus upon ones that will increase its attack power in any form. This includes items like the Scope Lens, which increases critical-hit damage, to the Muscle Band, which increases basic attack damage.

You might also want to consider using the Score Shield, which will shield a Pokémon when it's attempting to score a goal. When this item is combined with the Attack Weight, which increases the attack power of a Pokémon once its scored a goal, will give Cinderace the extra boost it needs, while also increasing your team's score.

Best battle items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite explained

When it comes to battle items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite, there are three main options you should consider.

The first is Potion - this is the first battle item you'll unlock and allows you to restore a small amount of health. With a cooldown of 30 seconds, this item can help you survive a tricky situation or give you the boost you need to defeat an opponent.

Potion is always a good choice for a battle item.

X Speed, which is unlocked at Trainer Level 8, is also a good option. This item boosts Cinderace's movement speed, which makes it create for lining up ranged attacks and, with every Attacker Pokémon, making a quick getaway.

The Eject Button is another good option for Cinderace, because of how it allows you to move in a designated direction. This means you can easily use the Eject Button to perform a surprise attack on your enemies - appearing in the middle of the battlefield to perform your Unite Move.

Need help deciding which Pokémon to choose? Check out our Pokémon Unite tier list and build guides for - Pikachu, Snorlax, Gardevoir, Cinderace, Greninja, Gengar, Blissey, Lucario, Espeon, Delphox, Glaceon, Buzzwole and Absol. You can also learn more about the Ranked system, Fair-Play Points and how to surrender a match.

How to unlock Cinderace in Pokémon Unite

To unlock Cinderace in Pokémon Unite you need to have either received its Pokémon license from the 14-Day Welcome Gifts selection by logging in Pokémon Unite separately over the course of eight days or purchased its Pokémon license from the Unite Battle Committee.

Cinderace's license costs 8000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Have fun using Cinderace in Pokémon Unite!

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