Max Malicious Moonsault
Upon activating, Incinium Z will briefly flash on the screen before Incineroar rushes forward to grab an opponent. If it connects, Incineroar will Irish whip its opponent into a wrestling ring and assault them with an uppercut, a dropkick and another uppercut before hitting them with a diving battering ram, the latter of which causes a giant explosion upon landing on the wrestling ring. According to Masahiro Sakurai, Max Malicious Moonsault is even faster and fiercer than the Z-Move it is based on. While the move can only connect on a single opponent, its explosion will damage anyone caught in the blast radius after the cutscene has ended.
Z-Moves are a mechanic introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. They are an exceptionally powerful variant of the move they are based on. To use a Z-Move, a Pokémon must be holding the Z-Crystal corresponding to the type of intended move, and their trainer must have a Z-Ring or Z-Power Ring.
Although any Pokémon is capable of using Z-Moves, a select group of Pokémon have signature Z-Moves. Malicious Moonsault is a Dark-type Z-Move exclusive to Incineroar, which acts as a powered-up version of its signature move, Darkest Lariat. Upon activation, Incineroar summons a wrestling ring underneath the target. It then charges toward the ring, leaps onto one of its top turnbuckles, uses its flame belt to engulf itself in flames, and then performs a 450° splash that generates a massive explosion to engulf the ring. Its base power is 180, although its damage output is doubled if the target has used Minimize. Like other Z-Moves, however, it has only 1 Power Point (PP).
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