This article is about Incineroar's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Incineroar.
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!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Incineroar is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. It was announced as the last unlockable character in the game during the November 1st Smash Direct.

When unlocked, it is fought at the Smash Bros. version of Boxing Ring.



  • Excellent grabs and throws
  • Aggressive at close combat
  • Darkest Lariat along with effective grabs makes shielding ineffective against Incineroar.
  • High Weight.


  • No projectiles, dependent on close ranged combat.
  • Most Specials require precision to use effectively.
  • Poses after landing certain attacks. These poses can be cancelled, but can also be a hindrance.
  • Is the slowest character in the game


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: A combo consisting of a throat thrust (potentially based on its former signature move, Throat Chop), a knee strike, an an uppercut with the forearm.
  • Forward Tilt: A knifehand jab.
  • Up Tilt: An arcing headbutt.
  • Down Tilt: A leg sweep.
  • Dash Attack: A knee strike.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: A standing dropkick, similar to Bowser's.
  • Up Smash: A double axe handle.
  • Down Smash: A splash, similar to King K. Rool's.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front): Claws around itself.
  • Floor Attack (Back): Claws around itself.
  • Floor Attack (Trip): Swipes behind itself, then punches forward.
  • Ledge Attack: Swipes forward.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: A ground-facing splash, similar to down smash.
  • Forward aerial: A dropkick, similar to King K. Rool's.
  • Back aerial: A back kick.
  • Up aerial: An arching leg sweep, comparable to the Mii Brawler's.
  • Down aerial: Stomps downwards in a Superman pose.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Headbutts the opponent.
  • Forward Throw: A giant swing, similar to Mario and Wario's back throw.
  • Back Throw: A German suplex that slams the opponent into the ground.
  • Up Throw: An Argentine backbreaker rack.
  • Down Throw: A chokeslam.

Special Moves

Incineroar's Special Moves
Standard Special Darkest Lariat
Side Special Alolan Whip
Up Special Cross Chop
Down Special Revenge
Final Smash Max Malicious Moonsault


  • Up Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

Incineraor Palette (SSBU)



  • Incineroar was Unshō Ishizuka‘s last Pokémon character to be voiced in Japanese, before passing away on August 13, 2018 prior to its reveal.
  • Incineroar has many moves that resemble attacks used by Zangief from Street Fighter. Zangief's spirit battle uses Incineroar as the fighter. Incineroar also have the moves, agility and traits similar to another grappler-based Street Fighter, Alex.
  • 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 back throw is the most powerful in the game in terms of knockback, narrowly beating out Ness’.



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