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All the good Incineroar sets are gone besides Nasty Plot, which might be usable to break past it's normal checks but otherwise is underwhelming and outclassed by Houndoom. Though someone could throw on a mixed set. This thing will likely quickdrop to RU, where it's bulk and interesting typing will be more unique in conjunction with it's multiple offensive options.  

Litten follows the LC trend of all fire type starters being bad. In fact this one might be the worst, with it's only niche being Intimidate which is done better by Growlithe. At least Charmander gets Solar Power, at least Chimchar  is kinda fast and can put up rocks. Litten does nothing noteworthy. I'll make a moveset on it soon anyway and find some good things about it but generally...eh.
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.

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Incineroar @ Life Orb
Type : Fire / Dark
Ability : Intimidate
Nature : Impish ( Def+ Spa- ) / Careful ( SpD+ Spa- )
EVs : 252 Atk / 128 Def / 128 SpD

  • Swords Dance / Bulk Up
  • Flame Charge / Flare Blitz
  • Darkest Lariat
  • Earthquake / Cross Chop / Leech Life

A great physical attacker with Life Orb and access to Swords Dance while having max Attack. Flare Blitz / Flame Charge and Darkest Lariat are STAB moves. Swords Dance allows it to set up and sweep, while Bulk Up raises its decent defence to withstand physical attacks, but with little less attack boost than Swords Dance. Flame Charge which has no recoil can raise the speed, allowing it to be faster than some slower attackers. The recoil of Life Orb and Flare Blitz will allow Incineroar to take down itself slowly, so Leech Life is an option for recovery if you chose Flare Blitz. The others are coverages that hits really hard.

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Do you think the ability Blaze would pair well with a Flare Blitz/Life Orb Strategy?
I'd say stick with Intimidate, it's much more useful than blaze.
This is probably the best set I have seen for incineroar and I will be using it for my incineroar for my fire type team. Great job!
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Incineroar @ Leftovers
Type: Fire/Dark
Nature: Careful(+Sp.Def, -Sp.A)
Spread: Hp 252, Sp.Def 252, 4 Def
Ability: Intimidate
Moves:
Darkest Lariat
Flare Blitz
Bulk up/Swords Dance
Earthquake/Cross Chop/Leech Life

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Bulk up? Not Swords Dance?
Yes, bulk up is preferred to add to Incineroar's all around defensive prowess, but SD is an option if you would like the extra power.
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Incineroar @ Incinium Z
Ability: Blaze / Intimidate
EVs: 72 HP / 252 Atk / 184 Spe
Jolly Nature
-Darkest Lariat
-Bulk Up / Swords Dance
-Fire Punch
-Leech Life

Incinium Z transforms Darkest Lariat into Malicious Moonsault once, through which Incineroar sees himself able to muscle past a tough foe. However, Darkest Lariat remains decently strong, and its Unaware-on-Offense effect is welcomed. Incineroar boasts good bulk and can force some switches, so it can definitely utilize Bulk Up to great ends. Swords Dance is a more offensive alternative. Leech Life provides recovery mainly as its coverage is not very good. Fire Punch is used as not to rack up too much damage from lack of Leftovers, the need to take a hit as Incineroar remains quite slow and boosting makes the tiger wrestler's attacks powerful enough.
The exact EV spread allows Incineroar to outspeed a few crucial Pokemon such as Rotom-Wash and adamant Tyranitar, while maximizing damage output and investing the rest into HP.

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Incineroar can't learn Fire punch
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Incineroar @ Leftovers
Ability: Blaze / Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
-Will-O-Wisp
-U-Turn
-Darkest Lariat
-Flame Charge / Fire Punch

Intimidate is actually a must for this moveset, so it will need to wait until HA is released.
Until then, a specially defensive Incineroar could work thanks to a surprise factor, interesting typing that grants resistance to key Psychic-, Ghost-, Dark-, Fire-, Steel- and Ice-type attacks as well as access to gems like Will-O-Wisp and U-Turn.

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Incineroar @ Assault Vest / Choice Band
Ability: Blaze / Intimidate
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
-Darkest Lariat
-Flare Blitz
-Leech Life
-Outrage / Earthquake / Cross Chop

Incineroar, with its amazing bulk for such an offensive Pokemon, is a great user of Assault Vest. The speed EVs allows to outspeed non-invested base 70 like Skarmory. The attacks are rather straightforward, being dual STAB and Leech Life for recovery, and finally your choice of a coverage move.

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Incineroar (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Blaze / Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Darkest Lariat
- Will-O-Wisp
- Leech Life

This is the set you want if you want to play dirty and stay true to Incineroar's heel personality. The Intimidate ability and Bulk Up, Will-O-Wisp, and Darkest Lariat will all help you shut down opponents trying to set up stat boosts on you while increasing your own stats. With the boosted Attack from a few usages of Bulk Up, Leech Life is guaranteed to do at least neutral damage, and combined with Leftovers it's a sure health recovery.

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Incineroar @ Leftovers
Type : Fire / Dark
Ability : Intimidate
Nature : Impish ( Def+ Spa- )
EVs : 252 Hp / 128 Def / 128 SpD

  • Bulk Up
  • Leech Life
  • Fire Fang
  • Darkest Lariat

This set is actually very hard to deal with, and makes use of Incineroar's bulk. Leftovers heals it slowly, together with Leech Life's recovery. Fire Fang can make the opponent flinch or burn, which is quite useful. Bulk Up raise Defence together with Impish nature and Intimidate, raising Incineroar's bulk. Bulk Up also raises Attack which boost the Attack of Fire Fang, Darkest Lariat, and Leech Life. Using it against physical attackers would be the best.

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Physical Attacker
Incineroar @ Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Earthquake
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance

Special Attacker
Incineroar @ Leftovers
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dark Pulse
- Fire Blast
- Nasty Plot
- Hidden Power [Grass]

Defensive
Incineroar @ Leftovers
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Fake Out
- Will-O-Wisp
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz

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My incineroar is actually a pretty good one, however this does come with some drawbacks.

Incineroar @ Incinium Z, rash/quiet/modest/mild nature

Cross chop
Darkest Lariat
Flare Blitz
Outrage

Moveset explained : Cross chop deals with any rock types, which provide a hazard, darkest lariat is it's signature move, upgraded to the z move with the incinium z, flare blitz is there to provide a boost in fire types, if you have high defence or HP you should be able to survive the recoil, outrage takes out any dragon types that get in the way, which resist fire.

NOTE that this moveset is NOT good against a fairy type, particularly primarina, but it did pretty well for me and I would recommend this solid moveset, as it is very powerful in-game, however keep in mind that it does have some drawbacks.

Hope this helped, you can change some moves if you want.

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Mine is so close to that... Blast burn not flare blitz tho + quiet nature
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Incineroar @ Incinium Z
Adamant
252 Atk, 128 Def, 128 SpDef
Intimidate

Darkest Lariat
Flare Blitz
Revenge
Bulk Up

Two STABS + a z-move
Revenge makes use of slow speed
Between Intimidate and Bulk Up, you can gain a sizable defense on the opponent

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Incineroar (M) @ Assault vest
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant
Evs: Atk 252 / Def 4 / Spd 252
- Darkest lariat
- Flare blitz
- Earthquake / Leech life
- Fake out / Leech life
This is a physical attacker (obviously). Assault vest is so it can survive special hits. Intimidate allows it to lower an opponents attacks to survive physical hits. Adamant is to give it as much strength as it can get. Fake out is to do a little damage in the beginning. The other 3 attacks are for, well, attacking. Leech life is to heal itself. (such a shame that it can't learn fire punch or even sucker punch)

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Incineroar @ Leftovers/Quick Claw (I would rather use Leftovers)
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA) / Impish (+Def, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP
Moves:
-Flare Blitz
-Substitute
-Leech Life
-Darkest Lariat

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Role: Sweeper
Incineroar @ Life Orb A good item that boosts moves attack power, and doesnt lock you in the same move.
Ability: Intimidate To drop the attack of Hard Hitters
Moves:
Swords Dance: A great move for setting up a sweep.
Darkest Lariat: STAB, and decent Power
Fire Fang/Flare Blitz: Both are STAB, Flare Blitz hits hard, but has recoil. Fire Fang hits Decent, but no recoil, and has a 5% chance to miss.
Earthquake/Leech Life: Leech Life has pretty good power, and is its only Recovering move, Earthquake hits pretty hard, and is strong against a lot of types and it hits all foes.
EV's:
252 Atk
252 Def
4 SpDef
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)

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Incineroar
Types to cover: Fighting, Ground, Rock
Weakness types: Water
Ability: Blaze
Stat focus: ATK & DEF
Item: Life Orb / Leftovers
Skills:
Darkest Lariat —> Psychic
Brick Break —> Rock/Fighting/Normal
Flare Blitz
Leech Life / Swords Dance —> Heal/Build up

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Incineroar (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Jolly Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz

Totally not the best, but I mainly just use it to activate pressure. Still I hope that it helps!

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Incineroar @ Incinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Impish Nature

  • Darkest Lariat
    STAB and signature Z-Move
  • Cross Chop
    Rock-type coverage
  • Swords Dance
    High Attack is even higher
  • Flame Charge
    Helps with poor Speed, and STAB
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I approve this post but I encourage you to add an EV spread to your moveset as well.
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As its fighting spirit increases, the flames that Incineroar produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. In the heat of battle, Incineroar shows no concern for its opponents - and sometimes even launches attacks that strike the opposing Trainer! As a result, many tend to dislike this Pokémon and keep it at a distance.

Incineroar
Ability: Blaze
Item: Incinium Z
Nature: Quiet
Darkest Lariat
Blast Burn
Outrage
Cross Chop

I use this moveset a lot and it works fine with my Incineroar.

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