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

Be sure to include full set details in your post, e.g. items, abilities, natures and EVs. Some explanation, including the intended game mode for your set, is also appreciated. Access the full list of guidelines here.

Cinderace Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Cinderace @ Life Orb
Ability: Libero
Nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
- Pyro Ball
- High Jump Kick
- Iron Head
- Bounce

This cinderace is a good doubles dynamax candidate with stat-boosting max moves and libero allowing you to get STAB on all attacks means you can do a lot of damage.

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Physical Attacker

Cinderace @ King's Rock
Ability: Libero
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Evs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP

  • Pyro Ball
  • U-Turn
  • High Jump Kick/Zen Headbutt/Gunk Shot/Iron Head/Bounce
  • High Jump Kick/Zen Headbutt/Gunk Shot/Iron Head/Bounce

Pyro ball does a lot of damage (And looks cool). U-turn is to pivot. The last two slots are for Cinderace to switch type and do some damage. I don't think sucker punch is good for Cinderace because it is already fast but you can use it anyways.

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why Electro Ball as an option if you have Jolly/Adamant Nature? Why Leftovers on a frail, fast, offensively inclined Pokemon? You didn't specify the EVs, and Pyro Ball is definitely the best fire move for CInderace but in competitive looks don't matter
And Libero was misspelled.
don't think this is a good moveset but it's not flag worthy. flags are used for things that don't answer a question. this IS a cinderace moveset, is it not?
"Include ALL standard set details. This means item, nature, EVs, ability and moves. It is also helpful to mention your intended game mode; for example, Gen 8 Smogon OU or VGC 2020."
(from guidelines)
It doesn't have real EVs, which makes it flag-worthy. Not sure why flags got cleared tho.
I usually accept "max x, max y" for EVs (and in any case, they're now edited with the actual values).
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Cinderace Charcoal
Ability Blaze
Careful Nature
EVs 252 Attack 252/252 Speed 7 HP
-Flare Blitz
-Zen Headbutt
-Electro Ball
- High Jump Kick

Careful nature? That is a trash nature for an offensive Mon. You can't have 7HP ev's if you have 252 on both stats. And mixed? Why a mixed cinderace if it already learns good physical moves. Replace electro ball and Zen headbutt with gunk shot and u-turn. They're way better for cinderace.
Why Electro Ball? You don't necessarily have to cover your Water weakness. U-turn is in every way superior to that. It's a physical attacker, you don't want special attacks. Thus, you can switch to Adamant or Jolly nature. Also, Pyro Ball is better than Flare Blitz.
Electro Ball? Seriously? You dont need it. Scrap it and replace with Gunk Shot. Replace Zen Headbutt with Court Change or U-Turn. Switch ability to be Libero, and ditch Careful nature and replace with Jolly (+Spe,-SpA). I think by 7 HP you mean 4 hp evs. Charcoal is terrible, the boost is so small, it's barely noticeable. And why flare blitz? Replace Flare Blitz with Pyro Ball. No recoil, yet same base power
i think you meant flare blitz, not flare drive
edited. also, this is a terrible moveset, but its not flag-worthy
I mean it has too many ev's but ok
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Cinderace @ Life orb
Ability: Libero
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 Sp. Attack / 252 Speed / 6HP

-Scorching Sands
-Electro Ball
-Shadow Ball

This is just a fun moveset I tried. Please don't be rude. Thank you.

Special cinder was will fail in almost every battle. The question asks for good competitive move sets, not bad gimmicks
I mean it's a moveset. I'm not sure it deserves to be flagged, other sets (like a Donald Trump gumshoos set) are gimmicks and (even though I'm not a supporter) possibly offensive. It has a possibly to work, and sure tis not amazing, but it doesn't seem to CLEARLY break any rules. This is purely my analysis though, I'll let the mods handle this
@SSuperiority as ☆SleepyDreepy☆ said, I also think it doesn't break any rules. Downvote it, not flag it.