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Incineroar (ガオガエン, Gaogaen) is a fire/dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII who is the final evolved form of Litten.



Incineroar is a muscular, bipedal feline Pokémon resembling an anthropomorphic tiger. It is colored mostly red and black, with banded stripes covering its arms, legs, and tail. It has green eyes, five-fingered hands with sharp claws, and a gray-colored torso resembling a sleeveless muscle shirt with black markings. Around its waist is a flaming red, orange, and yellow belt, out of which Incineroar produces its fire attacks.


Incineroar is a violent, aggressive Pokémon known for its brutal prowess in battle. It is known to be indifferent and arrogant, even refusing to battle weak or injured foes, though it is said Incineroar deep down loves praise and attention and plays its antagonistic "heel" impression for show.

When battling, Incineroar can get too immersed in participating in the combat, and in worst cases one can drag their innocent Trainer into the fight. This makes Incineroar being spurned by the majority who keep their distance with them.

When they start to get attached to small Pokémon and children, nonetheless, Incineroar actually feel immense joy even though they usually put up a cool facade towards the former. In fact, they will have their fighting spirit attenuated when they have to battle against a more feeble foe, which can unfortunately let down their guard and being taken advantage of.

Natural abilities

Incineroar's belt (which is its navel) can create very dangerous flames when its fighting spirit is stoked.


Incineroar evolves from Torracat at level 34. It is also the final evolution of Litten.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Torracat None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Torracat None
Sword and Shield Evolve Torracat None

Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    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.

  • Moon

    After hurling ferocious punches and flinging furious kicks, it finishes opponents off by spewing fire from around its navel.

  • Ultra Sun

    Although it’s rough mannered and egotistical, it finds beating down unworthy opponents boring. It gets motivated for stronger opponents.

  • Ultra Moon

    When its fighting spirit is set alight, the flames around its waist become specially intense.

  • Sword

    It excels at violent, no-holds-barred battles. The temperature of the flames that issue from its navel exceeds 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Shield

    Incineroar's rough and aggressive behavior is its most notable trait, but the way it helps out small Pokémon shows that it has a kind side as well.


Incineroar's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Darkest Lariat 85 100% 10 Dark Physical
1 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
1 Throat Chop 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Lick 30 100% 40 Ghost Physical
15 Fire Fang 15 65% 95 Fire Physical
19 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
24 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
28 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
33 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
38 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
44 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
49 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
55 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
60 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
66 Cross Chop 100 80% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Leech Life 80 100% 10 Bug Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


To see the Egg Moves that Incineroar can learn, refer to Litten.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Blast Burn SMUSUM 150 90% 5 Fire Special
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Fire Special
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.







Known Trainers With an Incineroar

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Incineroar first appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character. It has also been revealed that Unshō Ishizuka had been recording his lines as Incineroar in Japanese, prior to his passing in August 2018.


  • Although the Pokédex entry for Pokémon Moon mentions it has a navel, it technically doesn't actually have one as all Pokémon hatch from eggs.
  • Incineroar continues the trend of Fire-type Starters being based on animals from the twelve-year Chinese Zodiac, with Incineroar representing the Year of the Tiger.
  • In the in-game animations, Incineroar releases its fire attacks from its belt as opposed to its mouth in its previous evolutions. This also makes it one of the few Pokémon to produce fire in a way other than the mouth.
  • Incineroar is the second Pokémon character in the Super Smash Bros. series to not introduce a new type as the Fire type was already used by Charizard and the Dark type was already used by Greninja.
    • The first Pokémon character to do this was Pichu, as Pikachu already had the Electric type.
  • Incineroar is the only starter evolution that has a base stat lower than its pre-evolution (its Speed is lower than Torracat and Litten).
  • Incineroar is the only Pokémon playable in the Super Smash Bros. series to not use any moves corresponding to its primary type. Incineroar uses Darkest Lariat, Max Malicious Moonsault (Dark), Alolan Whip (an attack exclusive to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), Cross Chop and Revenge (Fighting).
  • It surprisingly can't learn the move Incinerate although said move makes up part of its name.
  • On June 4, 2016, Incineroar, along with its fellow final Starter evolutions and Mallow had their artwork leaked. From the said leak, it is shown that its code name was "Tiger 3".


Incineroar is based on a tiger and a wrestler, specifically that of a heel, or a villain role wrestler, possibly being the inspiration for its Dark. Its appearance also draws similarities to the popular manga character Tiger Mask, who was also a heel wrestler. Incineroar may also be based on Zangief, a Russian wrestler from the Street Fighter series nicknamed the "Red Cyclone" who, like Incineroar, has a lariat as one of his signature moves. It also has some characteristics of domestic cats.

Its shiny form is based on Lucha Libre heels, or rudos, who are often themed in demonic and skeletal motifs, as well as a white tiger, hence to its Chinese Zodiac motifs for being a Fire type Starter Pokémon.


Incineroar comes from incinerate (to burn) and roar (the sound a tiger makes).

Its Japanese name, Gaogaen, likely comes from ガオー (gaō, a roaring sound) and 火炎 (kaen, fire).