Incineroar @ Safety Goggles (Ultra Shiny) LV. 100
EVs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 118 SpD
- Flare Blitz
- Fake Out
- Darkest Lariat
- Parting Shot
A staple in VGC, Incineroar once again reigns as the best utility Pokemon in Series 10. Incineroar has a plethora of utility options including Fake Out, Parting Shot, Taunt, and Snarl that allow it to control the field and disrupt the opposing Pokemon. Fake Out allows it to pin down a threat on the enemy team. Parting Shot allows it to safely switch in another Pokemon, partly in thanks to its low Speed, while lowering the enemy's offensive stats, allowing Incineroar to take a hit before pivoting out. Flare Blitz hits Pokemon such as Rillaboom, Zacian-C, and Tsareena for heavy damage. Taunt shuts down Pokemon such as Whimsicott, Porygon2, and Amoonguss. Snarl lets Incineroar pressure special attackers such as Regieleki, Calyrex-S, and Regieleki. Darkest Lariat nails Pokemon that are weak to it, including Calyrex-S, Indeedee-F, and Latias, and even pressures Defense-boosting Pokemon such as Cosmic Power Eternatus.
Thanks to the amount of utility that Incineroar provides, it is able to fit on virtually any team and do well. The given EVs let it survive Sacred Sword from Zacian-C, Surging Strikes from Jolly maximum Attack Urshifu-R, and Close Combat from Mienshao with a 94% chance. Alternatively, Incineroar can run an EV spread of 236 HP / 36 Def / 236 SpD with a Careful nature, allowing it to survive a +2 Moonblast from Timid Xerneas.
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