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Last updated :Oct 18, 2021
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


This is a Fire/Dark type Pokémon, introduced in the Sun/Moon game. The creature is a powerful cat-wrestler that uses wrestling techniques in the original game and SSBU. Incineroar is a very heavy and slow fighter. His hits are strong and dangerous, and he also has interesting combo options.Know more

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The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

Incineroar matchup chart

Win rate

CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Snake50 %10
Sonic22 %9
Pikachu43 %7
Luigi67 %3
Cloud67 %3
Donkey Kong67 %3
Yoshi33 %3
Zelda0 %3
Palutena0 %3
Pyra/Mythra100 %2

Incineroar matchups

Matchups based on at least on 50 games.

Most played vs:



5-5 (50%)

Best vs:



2-0 (100%)

Worst vs:



0-3 (0%)

top Incineroar mains

PlayerGamesWinsLossesWin rate

Character abilities

  • Survivability: 9

  • Range: 2

  • Specials: 3

  • Speed: 1

  • Aerials: 1

Patch Notes

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When you go on an adventure, this fantastic fire cat might become your good friend. And you know that perfectly well if you have played Pokémon Sun/Moon and got Incineroar into your team. This Fire/Dark type creature is the last evolution form of one of the starter Pokémon in this game — Litten.

Like in all core Pokémon games, players start Sun/Moon from choosing their starter – usually, Pokémon of Water, Grass, or Fyre types. Litten is a cute kitty, and it’s so tempting to take him, treat him to berries, and train his fighting skills in many battles. You’ll meet many other Pokémon in this journey, but if you keep Litten in your team, he will eventually evolve. First, Litten transforms into Torracat, a bit bigger cat with more dangerous claws. Keep taking this new creature to Pokémon fights, and you’ll get Incineroar, who looks like a mighty professional wrestler with an impressive fire belt.

In the original games, Incineroar uses traditional wrestling attacks in combination with his magical fire and dark abilities. He is a nicely-balanced Pokémon, but some players don’t like the lack of specific, especially strong features. Still, if you are not playing Pokémon Sun/Moon competitively, Incineroar might be a perfect member of your roster.

Beyond gaming, you can meet Incineroar in the Pokémon movie I Choose You.

Incineroar in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This wrestler cat is almost meant to be added to the Nintendo fighting game series. The original Pokémon game with Incineroar was released in 2016, so the first Smash game with this creature is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Masahiro Sakurai said he wanted to have a proper wrestler in his game, and that’s why he chose this Pokémon.

Incineroar is heavy and has very low movement speed. He is good at close-range fights thanks to his wrestling tricks. The hits of Incineroar are super-mighty, so the main task for the players is to land those powerful blows. Luckily, the character has a decent range of a bit weaker attacks that can be used for combos. 

Many Incineroar SSBU combos start with Down Throw or Down Tilt. They are linked to Up Air, Forward Air, Up B, or even Darkest Lariat.

To unlock Incineroar in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • Get the 46th character in the VS Mode - it will be Incineroar;
  • Complete the Classic Mode with Samus or someone she unlocks - Incineroar appears 4th here;
  • Incineroar is obtainable in the story mode - World of Light.

Key Information

First Appearance: 18 November 2016 (Pokémon Sun and Moon); 07 December 2018 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Availability: Unlockable

Universe: Pokémon

Occupation: Fighting other Pokémon

Other Pokémon in SSBU

From the same Universe