Cinderace is a bipedal, rabbit-like Pokémon. Most of its torso and head, as well as its arms and tail, are white. Cinderace has long white ears, the insides of which are yellow. Its eyes, which have red-orange pupils and white irises, have a deep navy pattern below them and yellow eyebrows above them. These eyebrows connect at the nose, which is red-orange, and form a "crown", which connects to the red-orange tuft of hair sticking out from its forehead, similar to a flame. It has two whisker-like tufts of white fur on each side of its face. Over each shoulder is a navy patch of fur, resembling a shoulder brace, which continues down the torso and connect at middle of the chest, creating what resembles a sports tank top. This navy-colored fur is also seen on its lower torso, creating what resembles a belt. The fur on its lower body is colored red-orange and resembles a pair of pants, with yellow pockets and ending in yellow tufts at the knees, with little tufts of fur on the backside of its thighs. Its ankles and feet are colored navy-blue and tipped red-orange at the toes. On the underside of each foot, there are three yellow dots of fur, from which it fires flames when attacking opponents.
By juggling a pebble with its feet, Cinderace can transform it into a burning soccer ball. By putting a spin on the ball, it can launch attacks that its opponents struggle to evade. The shots it fires can leave an opponent scorched. Cinderace is skilled at offense and defense. Cinderace can get pumped up with excitement should it get cheered on. However should it start showboating, it will be placed in a tough spot. Due to its strong core and great balance, Cinderace can unleash powerful kicks from any position. In battle, it uses artful footwork to feint and throw its opponents off.
As Gigantamax Cinderace, it has become larger with a few alterations. The white ears have become longer, and their yellow insides have extended. It rides on a Pyro Ball that became a giant orange fireball due to Gigantamaxing. The fireball can sometimes exceed to a size of 300 feet. Its fireball has a white nose and eyes. Several fire-like ears can be seen around the head. A crest shaped like a fiery bird is located on top of the fireball's head. Three red clouds float above Gigantamax Cinderace.
Using its well-honed techniques and fighting spirit, Gigantamax Cinderace can make the ball chase after opponents almost like it has a mind of its own. It is said to have the strongest leg strength of any Pokémon. It can deliver power kicking moves that overwhelm even a Dynamax Pokémon without its giant Pyro Ball. The gigantic Pyro Ball never misses its target due to being infused by its fighting spirit, roasting the opponent completely.
Cinderace is the only known Pokémon capable of using the moves Pyro Ball and Court Change, and the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Fireball. Cinderace is rarely found in the wild, although they sometimes inhabit grasslands.