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!
Incineroar's title, "Incineroar enters the ring!", is actually quite literal when it is revealed in Ken's trailer. Additionally, Ken trash-talks Incineroar (as per his personality) when it appears, since their moveset involves fire.
Incineroar was Unshō Ishizuka‘s last Pokémon character to be voiced in Japanese, before his death on August 13, 2018 prior to its reveal.
Incineroar has many moves that resemble attacks used by Zangief and Alex from Street Fighter. Zangief's spirit battle uses Incineroar as the fighter.
Incineroar's 4th color variation resembles Big the Cat from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Big's spirit battle uses Incineroar as the fighter.
According to the producer Masahiro Sakurai, Decidueye was originally meant to be the new Pokemon fighter in Ultimate instead of Incineroar, but was dropped out and chooses Incineroar, due to Smash needs a wrestler-based fighter as the said Fire Starter Pokémon.
Incineroar's splash screen. Incineroar Enters the Ring!