If you struggled to beat Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Cinderace Tera Raid, you’re not alone! But don’t worry, if you weren’t able to beat the Raid the first time around, Cinderace will be returning on January 13th, so you’ve got plenty of time to prepare for round 2. That’s why we’ve got you covered with a guide to solo the Cinderace raid with this Slowbro build – bulking out its massive stats to demolish any Cinderace raid, all without needing to find a good group.
Where to Find Slowbro in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Slowbro can be found at Lake Casseroya in the northwestern area of the map, usually surrounded by Slowpoke. Both the Slowbro and Slowpoke found here are above Level 50, so catching a Slowpoke and evolving it works just as well.
You’ll be looking for a Slowbro with a Modest nature, to boost its Special Attack. But, if you would rather not spend your day repeatedly catching Slowbro, you can always just buy a Modest Mint from Chansey Supply to change its nature.
Setting up your Slowbro Cinderace Build Stats
Now you have your Slowbro, it’s time to get it ready for the raid. You’ll need to EV train your Slowbro, maxing out its Defence and Special Attack. Head to Chansey Supply and buy yourself:
- 26 Iron
- 26 Calcium
- 1 HP Up
If you don’t have the cash to spend on all these, you can alternatively buy some Power items from Delibird Presents and EV train the old fashioned way.
Next you’ll need to max your Slowbro’s IVs. You’ll need 3 Bottle Caps, which can be bought from Delibird Presents if you don’t already have them. Head over to Montenevera and run north of the Pokémon Center, where you’ll find an NPC with an Abomasnow. Talk to him and use your 3 Bottle Caps to max out your Slowbro’s HP, Defence, and Special Attack IVs.
Last of all, make sure to train your Slowbro up to Level 100 either by battling or using XP Candies.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Slowbro Cinderace Build: Moveset and Strategy
The strategy with Slowbro is centered around buffing up some of its stats in the battle, before using Stored Power to deal a massive blow to Cinderace. There are only 3 specific moves you need for this strategy, so the moveset you’ll want to have on your Slowbro is:
- Stored Power
- Iron Defense
- Nasty Plot
- (Any Move)
Each of these moves can only be taught to Slowbro through TMs, so if you haven’t got them yet, you’ll need to find them or craft them.
As for held items, you can use either a Twisted Spoon to boost Psychic damage, or a Life Orb. The Life Orb will do more damage, but either one works so just use what you have!
The strategy for the fight is simple:
- Use Iron Defense 3 times to max out your Defense
- Use Nasty Plot 3 times to max out your Special Attack
- Use 1 ‘Go All Out’ Cheer
- Use Stored Power
If you’ve managed to get your Stored Power off before Cinderace puts its shield up, you should have a 1-hit KO. And that’s all it takes to solo Cinderace with a Slowbro! Want to try a different Pokemon? Check out our Cinderace Tera Raid Annihilape build!