Not sure what you mean by that since incineroar has exellent stats and that fire starters are bad, I mean emboar is pretty bad but the others are pretty good. For the starters, Incineroar is probably the best of the fire starters due to having an outstanding stat spread with very balanced Def and SpDef which is the highest of all the fire starters and coupled with its great Atk stat makes it an excellent offensive Pokemon. Yes charizard and infernape are faster but they rely on their great speed to survive because they can not take the hits that incineroar can. Now with houndoom and arcanine, arcainine is a great Pokemon which is the complete opposite of incineroar, while incineroar is a physical attacker, arcanine is a mixed attacker and incineroar is slower yet bulkier, arcanine is faster yet frailer so they are pretty evenly matched stat wise yet it is about how you use them is what makes them good or not. On the other hand with houndoom, again incineroar being slower, houndoom has good Atk and SpAtk but incineroar is made for physical attacks and, not to mention, has higher Atk stats than houndoom's SpAtk stat which is its higher one. Incineroar also has higher Def, SpDef, and HP than houndoom so the only thing that houndoom outclasses incineroar in is speed, so incineroar is abundantly better than houndoom. Overall, incineroar is one of the god dang best fire type Pokemon I have ever seen and probably is my favorite fire starter now, sorry charizard, but I still will not pick it over my powerful water starters because they are to darn powerful.