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Incineroar SSBU.png
Species Incineroar
First appearance Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon (2016, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield (2019, Pokémon series)
Latest portrayal H.D. Quinn (English, 2016–present)
Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese, 2016–2018)

Incineroar is a Fire/Dark-type Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the final evolution of Litten, evolving from Torracat beginning at level 34. In the English version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Incineroar is voiced by H.D. Quinn, who has done voiceovers for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime. In the Japanese version, Incineroar is voiced by Unshō Ishizuka, who died about four months before the release of Ultimate.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki article: Incineroar (SSBU)
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Super Smash Bros. character
Incineroar SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Darkest Lariat
Side:  Alolan Whip
Up:  Cross Chop
Down:  Revenge
Final Smash:  Max Malicious Moonsault
Battle entrance
A Poké Ball is thrown, and Incineroar makes a pose while stepping out of it.
“Incineroar Enters the Ring!”
Introduction, "Clash of Flames" trailer

Incineroar appears as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its debut trailer was paired with Ken Masters' trailer, where the two briefly fight on the Boxing Ring stage. Prior to openly revealing itself, it also briefly wore a white hoodie when attacking Ken. Incineroar is unique in that it poses after performing a special move, though these poses can be canceled at any point and thus do not affect the fight.

Incineroar is a super heavyweight fighter with highly powerful attacks and very sluggish mobility to boot. In fact, Incineroar is notorious for having the slowest walking and dashing speeds in the game. In a similar vein to veterans Sonic the Hedgehog and Charizard and fellow newcomer Inkling, Incineroar takes minor damage from swimming; this is due to both it being unable to swim in its home games and for being weak against Water-type Pokémon in said games. Fittingly, the overwhelming majority of Incineroar's attacks consist of professional wrestling moves, extending to even its special moves.

Incineroar's neutral special move is Darkest Lariat, which involves it performing a series of discus lariats that can block projectiles. Its side special is Alolan Whip, in which it lunges at an opponent in order to Irish whip them into wrestling ring ropes and, depending on when the special button is pressed, subsequently perform a lariat, a back body drop, or collide with the opponent. Incineroar's up special is Cross Chop, which has it leap vertically into the air and descend diagonally to perform a cross chop that causes a small explosion upon hitting a surface. Lastly, its down special is Revenge, a type of counterattack that makes Incineroar receive minor damage in exchange for retaliating with a small burst of flame and making its next attack much stronger.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Burning Pro Wrestling Spirit!
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Bowser Boxing Ring The Grand Finale
2 Ganondorf Molgera
3 Morton, Ludwig Team Battle
(Ally: Greninja)
Boxing Ring (Battlefield) Fortress Boss - Super Mario World
4 King K. Rool Gang-Plank Galleon
5 Donkey Kong Boxing Ring (Ω) Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
6 Incineroar Battle! (Lorekeeper Zinnia)
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Team Battle
(Ally: Greninja)
Final Destination Master Hand / Crazy Hand

Special moves[edit]

This section is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it is being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible.

Darkest Lariat[edit]

Darkest Lariat in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Darkest Lariat
Bulbapedia article: Darkest Lariat (move)

Darkest Lariat is Incineroar's standard special move, which originated in Pokémon Sun and Moon. When used, Incineroar spins for a few seconds and hits any player nearby.

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Alolan Whip[edit]

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Alolan Whip in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Alolan Whip

Alolan Whip is Incineroar's side special move.

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Cross Chop[edit]

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Cross Chop in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Cross Chop

Cross Chop is Incineroar's up special move.

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Revenge in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Revenge

Revenge is Incineroar's down special move.

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Final Smash[edit]

Max Malicious Moonsault[edit]

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Max Malicious Moonsault in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Max Malicious Moonsault

Max Malicious Moonsault is Incineroar's Final Smash.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Ha! That's[sic] tiger's on fire!
  • Palutena: How astute of you, Pit. That's Incineroar. Before it evolved into this form, it was a cute little Litten. Incineroar is unpredictable, self-centered, and rambunctious. Although it's supposedly great with children.
  • Viridi: It specializes in wrestling moves. Brute force is its M.O., but it's no slouch in the technical department either.
  • Palutena: Incineroar is also a performer at heart, so when it lands a big attack, it likes to show off for the crowd.
  • Pit: Now that you mention it, I do hear crowd cheers sometimes. It's almost like an audience is watching us fight.
  • Palutena: Incineroar has an attack called Revenge that feels like it was inspired by pro wrestling. If Incineroar takes damage while Revenge is active, its body ignites, and its attacks become more powerful!
  • Pit: If that happens, I'll just let everyone else fight Incineroar until it wears off. Then I'll swoop in and steal the KO!
  • Viridi: Sure, if you wanna be THAT guy. Might as well edge guard while you're at it.

Super Smash Blog bios[edit]

  • A fighter with many special moves that appear to come from the world of pro wrestling. Incineroar has many moves from its original game, like Darkest Lariat, Cross Chop, and Revenge. Its Final Smash is Max Malicious Moonsault. Let the Z-Power explode and deliver a powerful blow!


  • This Pokémon™ has a violent, selfish disposition. If it's not in the mood to listen, it will ignore its Trainer's orders with complete nonchalance.

Names in other languages[edit]

Incineroar coverage on other NIWA wikis:
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガオガエン
From 「ガオー」 (gaō), an onomatopoeia for roaring, and 「火炎」 (kaen), meaning "flame"
Spanish Incineroar -
French Félinferno From félin (feline) and inferno
Dutch Incineroar -
German Fuegro From fuego ("fire" in Spanish) and growl
Italian Incineroar -
Russian Инсинероар
Korean 어흥염
From 어흥 eoheung (growl) and 염 (炎) yeom (flame)
Chinese 熾焰咆哮虎 (Traditional)
炽焰咆哮虎 (Simplified)
Literally "Blazing-Flame Roaring Tiger"