Malicious Moonsault
Malicious Moonsault
ハイパーダーククラッシャー Hyper Dark Crusher
Generation: VII
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category Type Physical
Power: 180
Accuracy: {{{accuracy}}}
PP: {{{pp}}}
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Contest Data
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Malicious Moonsault is a dark-type Z-Move introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Z-Move of Incineroar.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user, Incineroar, strengthens its body using its Z-Power and crashes into the target with full force.
SWSH This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


In battle

Incineroar will run up to a wrestling ring and dives into the target inflicting massive damage. Its power doubles if the target had used Minimize. It is the upgraded version of Incieneroar's signature move Darkest Lariat.


In Super Smash bros Ultimate, this move has a stronger variant known as Max malicious moonsault. Upon activating, Incinium Z will briefly flash on the player's screen before Incineroar rushes forward to grab an opponent. Before the grab, anyone touching Incineroar will take mild damage and get stunned. If it connects, Incineroar will execute the Irish whip(a wrestling technique) and fling its opponent into a wrestling ring and assault them with an uppercut, a dropkick and another uppercut before hitting them with a diving battering ram, the latter of which causes a giant explosion upon landing on the wrestling ring.

While the move can only connect on a single opponent, the finisher will also launch opponents who were nearby when the main opponent was grabbed.

If this misses while Incineroar is on the ground, it'll slap its knee in frustration.


Incineroar grabs an opponent while engulfed in flames. It then repeatedly attacks the foe before slamming them back into a ring. Only one fighter can be grabbed, but the final blast deals damage to anyone nearby.


  • Despite its English name, Malicious Moonsault actually has Incineroar doing a 450° splash rather than a moonsault.
  • Incineroar is surprsingly able to use this z Move without assitance from a trainer in the smash series.
    • It is also the only final smash to use another stage, as summons the Boxing Ring stage during the cinematic.


Main games

Side games

Main series

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