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In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are occasionally seven-star Tera Raid Battles that allow trainers to team up and take on powerful level 100 Pokémon. These special Pokémon all have unique Tera types that they will show off in battle. Unlike regular Pokémon, they can also have more than four moves. As a result, players may need to plan specific counters for battles like the upcoming Cinderace raid.

Although they pose a difficult challenge, these Tera Raid Battles are worthwhile because they grant trainers access to otherwise unavailable Pokémon, like Charizard. Here’s everything players should know about the best counters for the Cinderace raid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What to know about the Tera Cinderace

Unrivaled Cinderace in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The only way to get Cinderace in Paldea is through this Tera Raid Battle. | Provided by Serebii

During this Tera Raid Battle, players can battle the Unrivaled Cinderace with the Mightiest Mark. This Cinderace has its Hidden Ability, Libero. As a result, it changes its type to that of the first attack it uses in battle. Of course, because it has Fighting as its Tera-type, the Cinderace will be a Fighting-type defensively for the entire raid, which players should keep in mind when deciding on the counters to use.

To take advantage of its Tera type, the Cinderace knows High Jump Kick. This powerful Fighting-type attack has a base power of 130. However, the trade-off is that it is only 90% accurate and deals a huge chunk of recoil damage if Cinderace misses. Meanwhile, the Cinderace also knows Pyro Ball, Acrobatics, and Iron Head as coverage moves. It can also raise its Attack and Defense using Bulk Up.

Best counters in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Cinderace raid

Of all the potential counters in the Cinderace raid, the best by far is Slowbro. While the best strategies for the Charizard raid involved a team effort, players can basically use Slowbro to solo the Tera Cinderace without any assistance from their teammates.

The crux of the Slowbro strategy revolves around using Stored Power. This special Psychic-type move grows stronger every time the user raises one of its own stats. As a result, the ideal Slowbro will run Iron Defense and Nasty Plot. By using each of these moves three times, the Slowbro can max out its Defense and Special Attack stats.

After using the first six turns to set up, Slowbro’s Stored Power will have a base power of 260. It can add even more power to the move by setting up Psychic Terrain and using the “Go all out!” cheer. With all of these boosts, Slowbro is able to knock out the Tera Cinderace with a single Stored Power. As a result, players should be able to complete the Cinderace raid without too much advanced preparation.

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