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Scarlet & Violet: How To Beat 7-Star Cinderace (Best Counters)

Here is how you can defeat the 7-Star Cinderace in the special Tera Raids of Pokemon SV.

7-Star Cinderace Tera Raids are here in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and players are looking for ways to beat it. This is no ordinary Cinderace as it has the Mightiest Mark & the title Cinderace the Unrivaled. And since it has Fighting Tera type, you can expect it to pack a punch. So in this guide check out the best counters for 7-star Cinderace to use in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.


How to Beat 7-Star Cinderace Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet Violet

how to beat 7-star cinderace tera raid pokemon scarlet violet

To Beat Cinderace in this Tera Raid you will need to use some Pokemon that counter its types to gain an advantage. Here are the best Counters for Cinderace:

  • Armarouge – Best Counter to Cinderace

Armarouge is the best counter for two reasons. First is its stats. It has very high Special Attack, good Defense & Special Defense, and above-average speed. And the next reason is its Types. Armarouge is a Fire Psychic Pokemon. That means not only does it get an advantage against Cinderace’s Fighting type because of being a Psychic Pokemon. But its fire moves won’t do much damage because Armarouge also is a Fire Pokemon. Alternatively, you could even use these Pokemon as well:

  • Slowking
  • Sylveon
  • Azumarill

First, let us check the strategy for fighting this Raid Pokemon. We will then check all the moves that Cinderace will use and the moves you should teach to your Pokemon.

Battle Strategy to Defeat the 7-Star Cinderace

The below strategy would work best with a team. Especially if they have the above-recommended Pokemon. Here is what you have to do:


The first move you do should be Psychic Terrain. This will allow you to buff the Psychic attacks for the next 5 turns. If you are playing at a party you can also ask someone else to use this move. If your party member used it then you should use Calm Mind to raise Armarouge’s Special Attack stat. After everyone has set themselves up on the first turn. Unleash attacks like Psychic and Liquidation to start damaging Cinderace.

After Cinderace brings up its shield. Continue using your Attacks but this time by Terastalizing your Own Pokemon. Keep doing this until you defeat it.


Cinderace Moves in the Tera Raid

Cinderace will have the ability Libero, and can use any 4 of the following moves:

  • Acrobatics
  • Pyro Ball
  • High Jump Kick
  • Iron Head
  • Bulk Up

It will also have the Tera Type Fighting.

Armarouge – Best Build to Beat 7-Star Cinderace

  • Best Moves:
    • Expanding Force (learn at level 56)
    • Psychic Terrain (can teach it using TM 138)
    • Calm Mind (learn at level 37)
    • Psychic (can teach it using TM 120)
  • Best Item:
    • Twisted Spoon: Use it to increase Armarouge’s Psychic-type moves by 20%.
  • Best Tera Type:
    • Psychic: This Tera type will come in handy for boosting the Psychic moves of Armarouge.


  • Best Moves:
    • Surf (learn at level 30)
    • Psychic (learn at level 36)
    • Rain Dance (learn at level 42)
    • Hydro Pump (can teach it using TM 142)
  • Best Item: Twisted Spoon
  • Best Tera Type: Psychic


  • Best Moves:
    • Moonblast (learn at level 50)
    • Draining Kiss (learn at level 30)
    • Play Rough (can teach it using TM 127)
    • Psychic (can teach it using TM 120)
  • Best Item: Leftovers
  • Best Tera Type: Fairy


  • Best Moves:
    • Surf (can teach it using TM 123)
    • Play Rough (learn at level 25)
    • Helping Hand (can teach it using TM 130)
    • Liquidation (can teach it using TM 110)
  • Best Item: Leftovers
  • Best Tera Type: Fairy

That covers this guide on how to Beat 7-star Cinderace Tera Raid in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and its best counters. Now, that you have beaten this raid these are the rewards you can get. For more help on other topics of this game check out our Pokemon SV section.