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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.

Biology

Physiology

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 grey-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.

Behavior

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.

Natural abilities

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

Evolution

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

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Evolve Torracat None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
95
Attack
115
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
90
Speed
60
Total
530

Learnset

Leveling

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.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM 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.

Breeding

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


Tutoring

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.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Incineroar SM
Incineroar Shiny SM
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

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 of 2018.

Trivia

  • Incineroar shares the same type combination with Houndour and Houndoom but in reverse as a Fire/Dark type Pokémon.
  • 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.
  • Incineroar is the third consecutive Fire-type starter to begin as a quadruped but evolve into a biped in its final stage (unlike Pignite and Braixen however, Torracat is still a quadruped).
  • Upon its initial leakage to the media Incineroar was negatively received by the fanbase, due to the fact that three starters already were fire/Fighting-types and was seen to be clichè. The concerns were put to rest upon its official trailer reveal, confirming it to be a dark-type instead.
    • An image arose comparing Incineroar's design to Kane, a famous WWE wrestler.
  • In the in-game animations, Incineroar releases its fire attacks from its belt as opposed to its mouth in its previous evolutions.
  • Incineroar is the second Pokémon character in Super Smash Bros. 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 had 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).

Origin

Incineroar is based on a tiger and a wrestler, specifically that of a heel, or a villain role wrestler. Its appearance also draws similarities to the popular manga character Tiger Mask, who was also a heel wrestler, and to Japanese mythological interpretations of tigers, as some were depicted in tiger and dragon fighting motifs as being bipedal and standing upright like a human.

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 the its Chinese Zodiac motifs for being a Fire-Starter Pokémon.

Etymology

Incineroar is most likely a combination of incinerate (to burn) and roar (the sound a tiger makes).

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