Cinderace (エースバーン Eesubaan) is a fire-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Cinderace is a bipedal, lagomorphic Pokémon with white fur, a red fur tuft on its head (along with a yellow accent that gives off an impression of a crown) and large ears, each with yellow insides. On its torso, there are black "shoulder bands" over the arms and a "cleavage marking," which gives the impression of a tank top. On the bottom, it has red haunches with one yellow stripe on each side and fluffy cuffs which give off the impression of shorts. Its legs are mainly black with red tipped toes.

As Gigantamax Cinderace, it becomes larger with a few alterations. Its ears become longer, and their yellow insides extend. It stands atop a gigantic Pyro Ball that has a mouth and eyes. Several fire-like ears can be seen around it, and a crest shaped like a fiery bird sits on top of the fireball's head.

Behavior

Similarly to Incineroar, Cinderace are very confident and love the spotlight. They also get pumped up when cheered on- in fact, if they get too confident, they risk getting overtaken and being put in a tough spot.

Natural abilities

Cinderace excel in physical strength and are skilled with both offense and defense. They have very powerful legs and are skilled with juggling thanks to training so hard as a Raboot. Cinderace are able to create a burning soccer ball by kicking a pebble and igniting it, and by using their powerful kicking abilities, they are able to leave their opponents with a scorch mark, no matter which pose they use to perform their powerful blows.

When it undergoes Gigantamax, the burning ball at Cinderace's feet grows to massive proportions thanks to Gigantamax energy. If Gigantamax Cinderace kicks the ball using its well-honed techniques, its fighting spirit will possess the ball and cause it to pursue opponents as if it has a mind of its own. Gigantamax Cinderace also boasts incredible leg strength— in fact, its legs are said to rank among the strongest of all Pokémon. Even without its gigantic Pyro Ball, it can deliver powerful kicking moves that overwhelm other Dynamax Pokémon.

Evolution

Cinderace is the final form of Scorbunny, and it evolves from Raboot starting at level 35.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Raboot None


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It juggles a pebble with its feet, turning it into a burning soccer ball. Its shots strike opponents hard and leave them scorched.
    Gigantamax: Infused with Cinderace's fighting spirit, the gigantic Pyro Ball never misses its targets and completely roasts opponents.

  • Shield

    It's skilled at both offense and defense, and it gets pumped up when cheered on. But if it starts showboating, it could put itself in a tough spot.
    Gigantamax: Gigantamax energy can sometimes cause the diameter of this Pokémon's fireball to exceed 300 feet.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
80
Atk
116
Def
75
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
75
Speed
119
Total
530


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Pyro Ball Type Fire.gif Physical 120 90% 5
1 Pyro Ball Type Fire.gif Physical 120 90% 5
1 Feint Type Normal.gif Physical 30 100% 10
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Growl Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
1 Ember Type Fire.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Quick Attack Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 30
12 Double Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical 30 100% 30
19 Flame Charge Type Fire.gif Physical 50 100% 20
24 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
30 Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
38 Counter Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
46 Bounce Type Flying.gif Physical 85 85% 5
54 Double-Edge Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 15
62 Court Change Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
TM03 Fire Punch Type Fire.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM13 Fire Spin Type Fire.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Physical 60 -% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM52 Bounce Type Flying.gif Physical 85 85% 5
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM75 Low Sweep Type Fighting.gif Physical 65 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR02 Flamethrower Type Fire.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR15 Fire Blast Type Fire.gif Special 110 85% 5
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR36 Heat Wave Type Fire.gif Special 95 90% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR41 Blaze Kick Type Fire.gif Physical 85 90% 10
TR43 Overheat Type Fire.gif Special 130 90% 5
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
TR55 Flare Blitz Type Fire.gif Physical 120 100% 15
TR64 Focus Blast Type Fighting.gif Special 120 70% 5
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 15
TR73 Gunk Shot Type Poison.gif Physical 120 80% 5
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR80 Electro Ball Type Electric.gif Special ? 100% 10
TR83 Ally Switch Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 15
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Cinderace can learn, refer to Scorbunny.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Blast Burn Type Fire.gif Special 150 90% 5
SWSH Fire Pledge Type Fire.gif Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Trivia

  • Cinderace is the lightest fully-evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Cinderace is the second final evolved form of a fire starter that remains pure Fire. The first is Typhlosion.
  • Cinderace continues the trend of Fire-type starters being based on animals from the twelve-year Chinese Zodiac, with Cinderace representing the Year of the Rabbit.
  • Cinderace and the members of its evolutionary line have numerous advantages compared to the other Galar Starters and their lines. The line's advantages include:
    • A unique Hidden Ability in Libero (an ability exclusive to Cinderace's line),
    • A wide-ranging move pool that has numerous options to abuse its ability with, including Iron Head, Sucker Punch, U-turn, Acrobatics, Gunk Shot, and Zen Headbutt,
    • A starring role in the anime,
    • And two signature moves (Court Change and Pyro Ball) instead of just one. Additionally, while Drum Beating and Snipe Shot (Rillaboom and Inteleon's respective signature moves) have only 80 base power, Pyro Ball has 120 instead.

Origin

Cinderace is based on a rabbit and a professional soccer player. In the UK, which is the real-life equivalent of Galar, soccer is called "football." Its toe beans might be based on soccer spiked shoes. Its association with soccer might have been inspired by the superstitious belief of a rabbit's foot bringing good luck.

Its Gigantamax form might be based off acrobatics performers.

Etymology

Cinderace is a combination of cinder, race (referring to its speed), and ace (a player rank).

Ēsubān is a portmanteau of "ace," "burn," and possibly "bun(ny)."

Gallery

← Raboot | Cinderace | Sobble →
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