In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Of all the amiibo figures currently available, Incineroar is unanimously considered the strongest (save for Bowser, who is banned). Incineroar’s moveset is packed with a large amount of firepower, meaning it has no trouble getting KOs. Though its smash attacks are fine finishers (down smash in particular serves as a powerful edgeguard), its best move is Alolan Whip. AI opponents do not see the move’s hitbox coming and often fall right into it; furthermore, Alolan Whip’s horizontal launch angle makes it difficult for characters like Little Mac and Chrom to recover. Incineroar also boasts the strongest grab game of any Figure Player (as its forward and back throws are among the strongest in the game).
Incineroar’s only true flaw is its poor recovery. The AI often uses Cross Chop and then Alolan Whip, ending up falling under the stage and to its death. Despite this, Cross Chop does meteor smash enemies, and so Incineroar may take its foe down with it.
Due to its overwhelming strengths, Incineroar is considered the current ruler of the metagame. Unlike Bowser, Incineroar does have a few losing matchups; it tends to struggle against foes with both projectiles and range. Many trainers have found success with Incineroar, and many more are expected to in the near future.
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