Cinderace became part of the Pokémon franchise in Generation VIII. The Fire-type starter Pokémon has become a fan-favourite since its arrival, and the Striker Pokémon certainly isn’t a slouch in Pokémon Unite.
Cinderace is part of the Attacker class, with its abilities focusing on astounding damage and high mobility, making Cinderace a serious contender to be your main Pokémon in Pokémon Unite.
You can find all of the specifics for making this build below, but here’s a quick breakdown of how to make the best Cinderace build in Pokémon Unite:
- Role: Kite Attacker
- First Move: Blaze Kick
- Second Move: Feint
- Battle Item: Eject Button
- Held Items: Float Stone, Muscle Band, Score Shield
Optimum role of Cinderace in Pokémon Unite
To set up your Cinderace build, press ZL in the pre-game lobby. On the subsequent Battle Prep page, you can select your items and direct your move selection. This can also be done via the Battle Prep section of the main menu.
Being part of the Attacker class, Cinderace is best used in the bottom lane paired with a Support or Defender Pokémon. With the right ally in its lane, Cinderace will become an incredible threat to your opponents throughout the game, and even more so if the game lasts for an extended period of time.
Possessing four-star offence and three-star mobility, the main aim of Cinderace is to inflict damage onto your opponent without being in harm’s way. The premise of this role is to ‘kite’ your opponent, which is necessary due to your low amount of HP.
This build for Cinderace makes the most of its ability to deal massive amounts of damage. Being a solid carry for your team, Cinderace can quickly deplete the health bars of your opponents without even having to get within melee range of them. With this build’s chosen set of abilities, the aim is to target a single opponent, bursting them down to 0 HP – preferably one of their Attackers.
Optimum moveset of the Cinderace build in Pokémon Unite
With an ability that ‘marks’ the opponent, Cinderace is able to focus on this marked target for increased damage. Also included in the kit is a gap-closing ability to re-position yourself in battle, and a damaging ability that is guaranteed to critically hit the opponent and leave them with a burn status effect. At the same time, Cinderace becomes immune to hindrances.
- Basic Attack: “Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits.”
- Passive Ability, Blaze:“When the Pokémon uses a move, its next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. When the Pokémon hits an opposing Pokémon with a basic attack or move, a cinder is placed on that opposing Pokémon. Attacking a cindered opposing Pokémon a certain number of times will cause the cinder to flare, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon. When the Pokémon with this ability is at half HP or less, its critical-hit rate and basic attack speed are increased for a short time.”
- Unite Move, Blazing Bicycle Kick: “Has the user create a giant ball of flame and kick it toward the designated location. The ball releases a fierce shock wave that deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. This Unite Move also increases the user’s movement speed for a short time when it hits.”
Looking at the Level 7 moves, it’s Blaze Kick that complements Cinderace’s kit the best as it allows you to become immune to hindrances and it guarantees a critical hit. Essentially, it makes it easier for you to escape tough encounters and turn the tide of the fight.
Blaze Kick will allow you to quickly increase your distance from opposing Pokémon and allow you to land some damage on them in an attempt to try and change the outcome of the fight. Alternatively, it’ll let you escape all together due to the immunity to hindrances.
At Level 11, Blaze Kick upgrades into Blaze Kick+, boosting basic attack speed when the move hits an opponent.
Keeping in mind that Cinderace will be targeted heavily by the opposing team, it is vital that you are able to survive whatever they throw at you, making Feint your go-to Level 8 ability. Having the burst of movement speed is good, but being invincible whilst the ability is active turns Feint into a must-have.
At Level 13, Feint+ enables your basic attacks to restore HP after hitting opposing Pokémon – a potentially lifesaving addition when battling it out.
Best battle item for the Cinderace build in Pokémon Unite
Official Description: “Quickly moves your Pokémon in the designated direction.”
Focussing on Cinderace’s basic attacks will give you the most success in Pokémon Unite, and having the Eject Button in your loadout will help you to escape situations or finish off opponents, making it a great option.
However, with a cooldown of 55 seconds, be sure that you are using the Eject Button as a needs-must. You don’t want to be using it without reason and find yourself without it ready when it’s needed.
Best held items for the Cinderace build in Pokémon Unite
Official Description: “Increases movement speed by 20% when the Pokémon is not in combat.”
Having your Attacker present for team fights is a vital way to ensure success in Pokémon Unite; the Float Stone will allow you to get involved in more fights and help your team to win them.
Official Description: “When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 3% of the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP.”
Cinderace’s gameplay heavily revolves around its basic attacks. Using the Muscle Band will help you to defeat various opponents who possess high health pools, such as Defenders. The higher the opponent’s HP, the more damage Muscle Band does.
Official Description: “While the Pokémon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to 10% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.”
With the massive amounts of damage that you will be dealing, it is natural that you will be picking up points to score goals. As such, the Score Shield is a must-have item for your Cinderace build.
How to use the best Cinderace build in Pokémon Unite
By following this build, you will have one of the highest damage dealers in Pokémon Unite. Cinderace is optimally played when you are constantly sending basic attacks at your targets.
The best way to utilise this build is to use basic attacks until the target becomes weak enough for you to use your abilities to finish them. In other phases of the game, you’ll need to use the abilities to escape sticky situations.
With this build, you will find yourself defeating opponents, scoring goals, and winning games if you utilise Cinderace effectively. Pair yourself up with a Support Pokémon, and you will be sure to notice opponents’ health bars deplete rapidly.