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What is a good moveset for Cinccino?

1 vote
asked Oct 5, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Borderline
Actual Tier: For some reason, it's NU.
Actually it's RU

17 Answers

10 votes

I just like the way this thing looks, it's like a pretty little bunny wabbit! *awkward
Anyhow... Here's my Cinccino:

Cinccino (F) @ King's Rock / Wide Lens / Life Orb
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Return / Tail Slap
- Rock Blast
- Bullet Seed
- Knock Off
I kind of like this thing, it makes a good disruptor, it's annoying, and it hits pretty hard, and pretty quick. Return is for STAB, I prefer it to Tail Slap for the improved 15% accuracy over the 22 power, simple as that. Rock Blast abuses Skill Link, and has fairly good coverage. Bullet Seed is pretty much just a Grass Type Rock Blast. Knock Off is cool, it completely stops eviolite sets, as well as Choice Items (providing you survive an attack from them), and it can disrupt pretty well anything.
EVs and Nature max out Attack, as well as put Speed high enough to outspeed max-speed base 100 pokes. King's Rock has an unreal Flinch rate with Skill Link attacks, as the chance is multiplied by 5 with every attack. Wide Lens might also be cool if you want to use Tail Slap, as it increases accuracy by 10% (99% on Rock Blast, and 93.5% on Tail Slap). Life Orb increases damage, but causes recoil, I don't personally like this because Cinc has no recovery.

answered Sep 16, 2011 by Heinz_Ketchum
edited Nov 19, 2012 by Pokemaster
It's a Chinchilla
I'm using this one ^_^ I already knew bullet seed,rock blast, and tail slap but I didn't know what to give the last move knock off is a great choice
Cinccino is my favourite. I know I'm only a beginner but I use Sing. Not saying that Knock Off is bad but I could use tips. I just use Sing because I think it works well.
2 votes

Cinccino (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Bullet Seed
- Wake-Up Slap
- Rock Blast
- Tail Slap

answered Oct 5, 2010 by trachy
edited May 15, 2011 by trachy
Why Wake-Up Slap? I have never heard of a set for Cinncino with that. Sorry, I've just never Heard of that.
2 votes

Nature doesn't seem to matter as much to me, really. There is always EV training, or whatever. I'd stick with Quirky, Docile, Bashful, or Serious nature, since it isn't stat-hindering.

So, really, you want the Skill Link ability. If it doesn't have it, then go for Cute Charm...

Skill Link: Makes multi-hit moves go 5 times.

Cute Charm: If it it physically hit by a pokemon of the opposite gender, then they may become attracted.

Technician: Boosts weaker moves. I guess it goes good with Tail Slap, because it might boost each hit up to about 40. Five hits, and that's about... 180? (Of course, I might be doing this wrong, because that does sound a bit... Too good.)

So, since Cinccino has rather high attack (alot higher than it's Special), use physical moves.

Use this moveset:

Tail Slap: Has base power of 25, and can hit up to 5 times. If it does, that is base power 125. That's alot. And if you have Skill Link, it should always hit 5 times.

Return: Always a strong move if it has high happiness. Plus, since it's another Normal type move, it is powered up.

Sing: It always helps to put an opponent asleep. Even though it may never hit, you'll be glad when it does.

Wake-Up Slap: Goes good with Sing, as it does double damage when the foe is asleep. This move is fighting type too, so it helps with Rock, Dark, Ice, and even Steel types.

All of the above except Return is learned by leveling up. Return is a TM you can buy in Ninbasa City for 10,000.

Hope this helps. I'm sick of people calling this thing weak. Mine took out most of the Elite Four at level 70, and it doesn't even have the Skill Link ability. ;)

Oh right, and as for a hold item... Use a Silk Scarf since it has those two Normal type moves, or use Scope Lens so each of those Tail Slaps have a chance of getting a critical hit. c:

answered Apr 11, 2011 by MioMio
You should have a jolly or adamant nature (Preferably jolly) on this because it will lower unneeded Sp. Atk and give it a free boost in its speed/Atk. Epicness.
Shoot its a ghost type shootshootshootshoot I should have put a better move set on this thing...
abusing the use of technician, using it for swift will make the move close to OP. Why? swift base power is 60, just nice for technician. the ability will add it up to base power of 90, AND, it have an infinity accuracy. VERY effective to the move!
1 vote

Chillino @ Scope Lens
Jolly nature

  • Tail Slap
  • Bullet Seed
  • Rock Blast
  • Move of choice. Suggested: Sing, Charm, U-Turn, Retaliate or Return. EDIT: I forgot to add Aqua and Iron Tail.

Rock Blast, Bullet Seed, and Tail Slap(Added STAB) all get Technician boost, break subs, and have that chance to Scope Lens annihilate the diphead in front of you. Return offers more STAB with a power hit. U-Turn lets you get the hell out of there. Sing is risky, but it could work, make this thing more of a pain in the butt. Charm helps you live a hit. Since this thing is fast, you could STAB Revenge kill with Retaliate if you want.

And that's it for my Chillino! ;D

answered Nov 21, 2011 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited Nov 19, 2012 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
I cannot believe that NO ONE posted a Technician set for this cute little Chinchilla! And if you want a more serious/practical name, go for Disruptor, as "it can disrupt pretty well anything." ~Quote from Heinz
What do you have against cute pics, PM D: ? I can understand the shortening of the page sizes, but it's just like having a moveset Q with 22 answers (Dragonite)...
0 votes

Ok, Cinccino is a cute one

Cinccino @ Liechi Berry (Raises attack in a pinch)

EVS : 252 Attck / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Trait: Skill Link
Nature: Jolly


  • Tail Slap
  • Rock Blast
  • Bullet Seed
  • Tickle ( Will help you alot with physicall pokes, and it will help you to activate the berry so that's why i chose this move )


answered Jan 16, 2012 by Jellypizza
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Item: Scope Lens - Improves Critical Hit Rate to help its Multi Strike moves to get critical hits every time if it's the first time
Ability: Skill Link - Make use of this ability for its moveset
Nature: Adamant (+Atk,-SpAtk)
Characteristic: +Attack
Tail Slap - STAB, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Bullet Seed - Coverage, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Rock Blast - Coverage, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Tickle - Used to lower Defense of opponents to make it hit harder

answered Jun 26, 2012 by balin1998
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Cinccino King's Rock / Wide Lens / Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk,SAtk) Tail Slap - STAB, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Bullet Seed - Coverage, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Rock Blast - Coverage, good 125 power thanks to its ability to hit 5 times per turn
Thunder-Wave - Paralyzis

Epic Pwnage

answered Jul 22, 2012 by Sakuralili
I like your moveset, but one thing doesn't make sense. So, I'm looking for a good moveset for the ability Technician, and when I saw your Cinccino had that ability, I was like "YES!" Then, you said that the moves would always hit five times, and I'm wondering if you just had a typo, and that your Cinccino really has the abilty Skill Link, or if you are just referring to IF a move hits five times. Could you elaborate, please?
0 votes

Cinccino (F) @ Choice Scarf or Choice Band
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast
- Tail Slap
- Wake-Up Slap

answered Sep 15, 2012 by 5th of November
0 votes

Sad Eyes @ Choice Specs
Modest Nature
Trait: Cute Charm/Technician
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

-Hyper Voice (For Cute Charm) or Echoed Voice (For Technician) / Round (Technician only)
-Focus Blast
-Hidden Power Psychic/Flying. Make sure power is 60 for Technician.

Psychic- 59

Psychic- 60

Flying- 59

Flying- 60

Round is your max STAB peaking at base 135 with Technician. Echoed Voice is an alternative. It starts weaker at base 90 but with Choice Specs you're locked onto it, and it'll get stronger in the process of battling. T-Bolt Covers the quite common water and flying types. Focus Blast covers 5 types. (Wow) and those Hidden Powers kill Fighting. Please excuse me to test this.

EDIT: Oops! This thing can learn Hyper Voice! Let's use Cute Charm and Hyper Voice instead.

answered Sep 15, 2012 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited Nov 19, 2012 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Round only works in Double Battles. Use Echoed Voice.
It does? Good to know. No sarcasm intended.
Wait, do you mean that Round'll fail? Because Round's base power is 60. STAB + Technician=Base 135!
It is just Round is more a Double / Triple Strategy, but i guess it can do well here.
PM, what did you do to my....Ohhhh. I'll put a shiny sprite there if you don't mind. You should put a rule against that because I put that on my Rampardos and Sceptile posts too xD
0 votes

Cinccino (F)@Wise Glasses
Trait:Cute Charm (This is a better ability if you want a special sweeper)

Nature:Timid(-Atk +Speed) or Modest (-Atk +Sp.Atk)
EVs:252 Sp.Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP.

Calm Mind
Hidden Power (Flying)
Hyper Voice (STAB)
Thunderbolt (coverage)

answered Nov 19, 2012 by StormBorn
edited Nov 19, 2012 by Pokemaster
0 votes

I've used this moveset and it works pretty well.

Focus Sash, Technition (for knock off)/Cute Charm (for annoyance), Jolly: 252 attack, 252 speed, 4 HP.

U-turn- when there's a steel type (steelix in particular)
Flail- with focus sash, high speed, and high attack; it's bound to kill something.
Knock Off- get rid of evolites/choice scarfs
Encore/Thunderwave- they either get trapped in stealth rock or are slower next turn.

Tip: this set needs a rapid spinner to work correctly .

answered May 21, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
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Cinccino@ choice band
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skill link
252 spe/ 252 att/ 4hp
+spe -sp att
bullet seed
rock blast
tail slap

This set lets Cinccino hit very hard with skill link. It is already a very speedy poke, so you can utilize u-turn very effectively. This set uses all of cinccino's most usable physical moves.

answered May 28, 2013 by Extremespeed
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Cinccino @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
- Tail Slap
- Wake-Up Slap
- U-turn
- Bullet Seed/Aqua Tail/Iron Tail

I think Wake-Up-Slap goes well with those moves, it has coverage over the Steel types. Also you can have 2 of the coverage moves at the bottom and get rid of U-Turn. Tail Slap most of the time becomes more powerful than Return.

I decided to post this cause I noticed no Technician sets :/

answered Jan 25, 2014 by GirlOfMeteors
0 votes

Cinccino @ focus sash
Role: Physical sweeper
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SAtk)
- Bullet Seed - Skill link boost
- Rock Blast - Skill link boost
- Tail Slap - Skill link and STAB
- Flail - Uses Cinccino's low defense, special defense and focus sash to give it a high power + STAB

answered Mar 26, 2014 by Megapickles
0 votes

Cinccino is my favourite Pokemon and I love it.

This is my opinion and is what my Cinccino has:

Cinccino(F)@ Kings Rock\Life Orb
Trait:Skill Link
Adamant Nature
-Tail Slap
-Rock Blast
-Bullet Seed

Cinccino can be really powerful with Rock Blast and Bullet Seed plus coverage and Skill Link. Tail Slap for STAB and Skill Link. I used Sing for the really tough foes that Cinccino's wrath can't kill but you can use other options!

answered Jun 8 by CinccinoMaster8080
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Cinccino @ Life Orb
Ability: Skill Link
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP
- Tail Slap
- Rock Blast
- Bullet Seed
- U-Turn

When I first saw Cinccino, I expected it to be an average middle-game Normal type a la Persian or Lopunny. Boy was I wrong, as this thing takes souls when used properly. With access to Skill Link, you get 5 STAB Tail Slaps. Rock Blast and Bullet Seed provide great coverage that takes advantage of its ability. The 4th moveslot can be played around with, but I like U-Turn because Cinccino out speeds most things and hits hard without and immunities to it. The only problem for this thing is Steel-types, but it can be worked around. Due to its rarity of uses, you can really surprised people with its moveset, especially on Battle Spot

answered Jun 27 by AmericanHero247
–1 vote

Cinccino @ Leftovers

Trait: Technician
Nature: Adamant
- Tail Slap
- Retaliate
- U-Turn
- Aqua Tail

answered Dec 4, 2011 by M.Fauzan