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If you have a good competitive moveset for Cinccino, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Cinccino Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Likely tier: Borderline
Actually it's RU
THE FLINCH KING

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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.

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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.
I like ur moveset but why do you prefer return? i think the 85% accuracy is a good sacrifice for a move like (STAB skill link)tail slap.
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Cinccino @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Triple Axel
- U-turn
- Rock Blast / Knock Off
- Bullet Seed

Technician Triple Axel again! (goes up to 180 base power if you get all three hits)
U-turn to switch out on bad matchups.
Rock Blast for things that resist Triple Axel (fire and ice types), or Knock Off so that you can actually somewhat damage Steel types.
Bullet Seed for bulky water types.

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Wait. Cinccino gets Triple Axel?? OwO
yep and it's really good against some pokemon in the tier

252 Atk Choice Band Technician Cinccino Triple Axel (40 BP) (3 hits) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Dragalge: 522-618 (156.2 - 185%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Choice Band Technician Cinccino Triple Axel (40 BP) (3 hits) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Virizion: 624-738 (193.1 - 228.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Choice Band Technician Cinccino Triple Axel (40 BP) (3 hits) vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Vileplume: 414-492 (116.9 - 138.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Looks like I'm going to have to breed myself a new Cinccino!
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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

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Why Wake-Up Slap? I have never heard of a set for Cinncino with that. Sorry, I've just never Heard of that.
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Note: I designed this for Gen 5 play, when I hadn't been on the site even 6 months yet. This is one of my oldest movesets. It can still work if you're having trouble obtaining a Skill Link Cinccino, but it's easier to get one of those these days. Scope Lens also had a different effect then which worked well for multi-hitters.

Cinccino @ Scope Lens
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Tail Slap
- Rock Blast
- Sing / Charm / U-Turn / Retaliate / Return (pre gen-8)


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

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Ah Yes, this Pokemon is quite good, As I make shiny legendary teams watch helplessly with this NU tiered cute monster.

Cinccino @King's Rock (Hey, Rock Blast, Bullet Seed, and Tail Slap's hits each get a 10% chance of FLINCHING)
Skill Link (Each Multiple hit moves (such as Bullet Seed), will always hit five times, meaning a 50% Flinch chance with King's Rock.) Is a hidden Ability.
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)
EV': 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
-Rock Blast (Useful with Ability and item, annoying when it misses)
-Bullet Seed (Also Useful with ability and item)
-Aqua Tail (Type Coverage, and gets a 10% Flinch rate boost with King's Rock.)
-Knock Off (Type Coverage and to remove items that would help opponent. Also gets 10% Flinch chance with King's Rock)
Unfortunately, Cinccino is quite frail, as it is succeptible to Aura Sphere, and faster Pokemon with useful Fighting Type Moves, but it can be a flinch pest for slower Pokemon.

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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

Moveset:

  • 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 )

:3

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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

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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?
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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

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Cinccino @ Choice Band
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Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Spe/ 252 Atk / 4 HP
Nature: Jolly (+Spe -Sp. Atk)
Bullet Seed
Rock Blast
Tail Slap
U-turn

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.

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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

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Cinccino @ Life Orb
Ability: Skill Link
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP
Moveset:
- 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

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A Good Move Set For Me Is:

Cinccino(F) @Life Orb
Ability/Trait:Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Nature:Jolly

  • Rock Blast(Learn By Move Relearner)
  • Bullet Seed(Learn By Move Relearner)
  • Sing
  • Wake-up-Slap
  1. What I do is I use sing to put the Opponent to sleep
  2. Then , I use Rock Blast Or Bluet Seed to lower them down in HP
  3. when there at like 15Hp I use Wake-up-Slap
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[email protected]'s rock
Ability: skill link
Evs: 4 Def 252 Atk 252 Spd
Jolly Nature ( + Spd - S.Atk )
Moveset:
- Thunder Wave
- Tail Slap
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast
Explanation:
- thunder wave grants paralysis, which has the effect of halving speed and have 25% chances to be unable to take action.
- as a result from skill link ability, multi hits attacks will always have 41% flinch rate as long king's rock is held, and 56% chances unable to take action either via flinching or paralysis after a thunder wave.
- ground types are immune to thunder wave, switch out cinccino unless you're able to bullet seed ground types without risking too much.
- Jolly Nature with max Spd and Atk is to ensure a high chance to use thunder wave ahead of opponent. 4 Evs for Def just a little investment to mitigate damage of priority moves which mostly are physical based attack.

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Cinccino @ Wide Lens
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 ATK / 252 SPEED / 4 DEF
Jolly Nature
-Tail Slap
-Bullet Seed
-Rock Blast
-Triple Axel

Wide Lens for the accuracy boost which helps a bit on Triple Axel, the other moves to abuse Skill Link ability and coverage

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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)
-Thunderbolt
-Focus Blast
-Hidden Power Psychic/Flying. Make sure power is 60 for Technician.

Psychic- 59
31/30/31/29/31/30
31/31/30/29/31/30
30/31/31/29/31/30

Psychic- 60
29/28/29/31/31/28
29/29/28/31/31/28
28/29/29/31/31/28

Flying- 59
31/31/31/30/30/30
30/30/30/30/30/31

Flying- 60
29/29/29/30/30/28
28/28/28/30/30/29

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.

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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
why special-based? You can make cinccino way more useful by letting it abuse skill link with tail slap, bullet seed, and rock blast.
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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)

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