How to defeat Cinderace in the Scarlet and Purple Pokemon Teraid: dates, best Pokemon and strategies

How to defeat Cinderace in the Scarlet and Purple Pokémon Teraid: dates, best Pokémon and strategies

Cinderacethird evolution of one of the starters of the last generation of Pokemon Sword and Shield, now comes to Pokemon Scarlet and Purple in a new Teraid event that will last two weekends in January 2023.

This is a new seven-star Teraincursion event, that is, the ones that only appear in temporary events and the most difficult ones, for which you need to have passed the game and part of the postgame.

Here we explain how and when you can face Cinderace in Pokemon Scarlet and Purple, and the best strategies to defeat it.

When does the Cencerace Raid Tera event start?

This teraid is more difficult than others, so luckily they’ve set up two weekends so you can get it (and if you haven’t cleared the postgame yet, be able to do so before the second weekend).

Take note of the dates and times, on schedule CET (Spanish peninsular time):

  • From Friday 30 of December at 01:00, to Monday 2 of January at 00:59
  • From Friday, January 12 at 01:00, to Monday, January 16 at 00:59 (CEST time, Spanish peninsular time)

Conditions to participate

You must be connected to the Internet: The game will not connect itself unless you enter the Poképortal and connect by pressing L.

You will automatically download the latest news from the Poképortal, and you will be able to find the Teraincursion somewhere on the mapyou will recognize it by being a black symbol, with the teratype symbol it has (in the case of Cincerace, fight).

You must have passed the game and part of the postgame: Specifically, you must have watched the credits of the game and then completed the Grand Academy Fight Tournamentwhich requires winning a rematch with all eight gym leaders and then winning a four-fight tournament in a row at the Plateau City Academy.

You have to have passed at least 10 teraids of 4 stars or more so that you get the Teraincursiones of 6 and 7 stars.

OJO: This does not mean that you cannot participate if you have not passed the postgame. If a friend invites you to their teraincursions online, you can participate. Another thing is that you have Pokemon with a sufficient level to stand up to him…

You need to pay for Nintendo Switch Online to play teraids online: You will not need it to participate in them, but if you do not have the paid online, you will play with coaches controlled by the AI.

Only one Teraincursion comes out per day for each player, although you can repeat it as many times as you want until you win. You can then help other players and get other rewards, such as EXP Candy and Teralites, but you can only capture it once.

Best strategies to defeat Cinderace

Pokemon Scarlet and Purple players have faced a 7-star Teraid Charizard before, but this one has proven more difficult.

Cinderace (which at the moment cannot be obtained in any other way except by capturing it in these Raids) is level 100, from fire type y Teratipo Lucha.

In order to defeat Cinderace you are going to have to get Pokemon to level 100 and with very high EVs if you want to have a chance. Some of the best Pokemon and strategies to defeat him are:

  • Espathrathe ostrich Pokemon, which used Opportunist to copy the attack and defense boosts that Cinderace uses with Corpulence.
  • Pelipperyou can use Gale until you cause confusion (has a 30% chance) and never misses if you cause rain with Rain Dance
  • SlowbroUse Reflect early to reduce damage and sustain the entire fight as a support
  • Amarougeuse Psychic Field then Vast Force to increase its power from 80 to 120

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