Incineroar is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is from the Pokémon series.
Incineroar is the final evolution of Litten, one of the starter Pokémon in the Alola region. 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.
Incineroar's flame belt is produced from within its body and burst from its navel and waist as its fighting spirit rises. In addition to spewing fire from its navel, it uses ferocious kicks and punches. This Pokémon disregards the safety of its opponents and on-lookers, sometimes striking the opposing Trainer with attacks. It is a violent Pokémon, and will sometimes ignore its Trainer's orders when it is not in the mood to listen. Despite this, it finds fighting unworthy opponents boring and gets motivated fighting a challenging one. Weak or injured opponents also cause it to lose the desire to fight, which others sometimes use to their advantage. It also values the attention of the crowd as Incineroar's spirit goes up while the crowd is excited or falters when the crowd is bored. While it tends to act like a heel, Incineroar is very happy internally when receiving the admiration of children or young Pokémon.
Incineroar appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was revealed during an Ultimate-oriented Nintendo Direct on November 1st, 2018, alongside fellow newcomers Ken Masters and Piranha Plant.
Fittingly for a professional wrestling-based character, Incineroar is a super heavyweight that possesses several heavily damaging moves, powerful throws, and even the ability to strike interruptible poses upon successfully using a move. These traits are supplemented by its overall frame data being average, which is atypical of a super heavyweight and even some heavyweights. However, Incineroar is burdened with very slow overall mobility and, by extension, a lack of any strong approach options.
- Unshō Ishizuka provided the Japanese voice for Incineroar in Ultimate before his unexpected passing on August 13, 2018. Ishizuka recorded all of his voice clips for the game before his death. Incineroar is one of Ishizuka's final voice acting roles, but his last Pokémon-related role.
- Incineroar is the second Fire-type Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series after Charizard. It is also the second Dark-type Pokémon in the series after Greninja.
- Incineroar is also the third fully-evolved starter Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series after Charizard and Greninja.