Pokémon Unite Cinderace Guide: Best Build, Items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Cinderace in the all-new MOBA!

Cinderace is a Fire-type Attacking Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. Cinderace has decent mobility paired with high offensive power and low endurance, which makes him vulnerable to High DPS characters but if he keeps his distance and lands every attack he is unbeatable. He is an S-Tier Pokémon and if you know how to play him properly, you can dominate the game. In this guide, we will let you know all about Cinderace, his abilities, best items, and team comps in Pokémon Unite.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémons like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, Blissey, Charizard, Snorlax, Tsareena, Decidueye, Dragonite, and Talonflame. So make sure to check that guide as well. For now, let’s focus on Cinderace.

Cinderace: In-game cost

Cinderace is available in-game for 8000 Aeos coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Pokemon Unite Cinderace
Pokemon Unite Cinderace (Image via The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon Unite Cinderace movesets

Cinderace is a highly offensive character. You can play him in the central area as a jungler or as an attacker in other lanes. A player’s main aim while playing Cinderace should be to farm as much as he can an early game so he can get an upper hand over opponents which will help his team in securing victory. If Cinderace is played properly while taking some to no damage and chipping the enemy continuously he can do 1V2 most of the time. It all depends on how skilled the player is. 

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Basic Attack

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits.


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 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.

Ability 1 – Ember

Shoots out a small flame dealing damage to opposing Pokémon, leaving them burned and decreasing their attack for a short time.

Ability choices at level 4

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 4.

Pyro BallBlaze Kick
Has the user kick a ball of flame in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and leaving them burned for a short time when this move hits

Upgrade: Reduces the cooldown of flame charge or Feint When this move hits.
Has the user perform a fiery flying kick. This move is always a critical hit and shoves opposing Pokémon and leaves them burned for a short time. In addition, the user becomes immune to hindrances while using this move.

Upgrade: Increases basic attack speed for a short time when this move hits.

Ability 2 – Low Sweep

Has the user make a swift low sweep in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon it hits.

Ability choices at level 6

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 6.

Flame ChargeFeint
Has the user charge forward cloaked in flame dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon it hits.

Upgrade: the user’s next boosted attack after this move ends also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.
Increases the user’s movement speed for a short time and makes the user Invincible.

Upgrade: After this move is used, basic attacks that hit opposing Pokémon restore the user’s HP (up to three times) 

Unite Move

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.

Best items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Cinderace in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item.

Best held items

Item Why it’s useful
Muscle BandThe Pokémon’s basic attacks deal additional damage based on the target’s remaining HP.
Attack +15 Basic Attack Speed +7.5%
Muscle Band helps Cinderace to do more damage and increases his basic attack speed.
Scope LensCritical-Hit Rate +6%Critical-Hit Damage +12%
Increase the damage of basic attack critical hits. The higher the Pokémon’s Attack, the more the damage is increased. 
Increases Critical Damage and Rate of Cinderace. Best paired with Blaze Kick as it’s always a Critical Hit.
Razor ClawAfter the Pokémon uses a move, its next basic attack deals additional damage. The higher the Pokémon’s Attack is, the more his damage increases. 

Best Battle Items

  1. Eject – Eject helps you get out of difficult situations, use this on proper situations to avoid getting killed by enemies as Cinderace is really squishy it’s a must use item for him.
  2. X Attack – Increases Cinderace’s damage for sometime.
  3. Full Heal – Using full heal in certain situations will remove all effects on user and make them immune to CC
  4. Potion – Low on health? Get a quick top-up. Helps players recover a % of health.

Pokémon Unite Cinderace Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Cinderace guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during Unite battles.

Early game

Cinderace has high DPS, so early game farming is a must for him. Either push top lane or jungle in the central area. Once you have unlocked both Abilities start pushing lanes as Cinderace has high DPS so be aggressive at the start and get an upper hand over enemies.

Pokémon Unite Cinderace guide
Cinderace early gameplay (Image via The Pokémon Company)

As a Cinderace you should maintain your distance from the opponent and attack from as far as you can, Cinderace is a Ranged attacker that’s the advantage you’ll get over melee opponents.

Late game

Cinderace as a late-game opponent is a beast. The amount of damage he can deal is absurd and if you have farmed a lot in the early game, Cinderace is gonna cause massive destruction. Late game you should challenge every opponent and make sure to use Eject if you get trapped somewhere to avoid getting killed. Roam around and start taking down opponents, take part in team fights as Cinderace is a high DPS character his team benefits a lot from him.

Pokémon Unite Cinderace guide
Cinderace late gameplay (Image via The Pokémon Company)


Top Lane and Central Area, Choose your lane and perform your role accordingly. Make rotations as a jungler and help your teammates.

Cinderace with other Pokémon

Best synergies with Cinderace

As Cinderace is a Squishy Pokémon he can be synergized well with supports or tanks

Mr. Mime/WigglytuffSupport combo with CC
Blissey/EldegossSupport combo with CC and Heal
BlastoiseTank and Attack
MamoswineTank and Attack

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Cinderace

Strong againstWeak against
Alolan NinetalesAbsol
TalonFlame Greninja 
Mr. MimeVenusaur

Pokémon Unite Cinderace Tips, tricks, and strategies

  1. The Eject button will help Cinderace survive in the Battlefield
  2. Players should maintain distance while playing Cinderace as he has very low health
  3. Hitting enemy with three basic attacks of Cinderace will trigger exttra damage on every third shot after reset.
  4. Use Feint to dodge enemy attacks and Unite Move’s

Final Thoughts

Cinderace is a very strong DPS character as well as Squishy, Make use of his range to chip damage or use a tank and attack combo. Farming is very important for him so that he can progress faster and make rotations for teammates. Overall he is an amazing character, it’s just that players need to keep an eye on his health bar. For Cinderace staying on the battlefield, longer is the key to victory.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Cinderace Guide. Do you prefer to use Cinderace in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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