Malicious Moonsault (move)

Malicious Moonsault
ハイパーダーククラッシャー Hyper Dark Crusher
Malicious Moonsault VII.png
Malicious Moonsault VII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  — (max. —)
Power  180
Accuracy  —%
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  • Makes contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Jam  0  
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Malicious Moonsault (Japanese: ハイパーダーククラッシャー Hyper Dark Crusher) is a damage-dealing Dark-type Z-Move introduced in Generation VII. It is the exclusive Z-Move of Incineroar and an upgraded version of its former signature move, Darkest Lariat.


Generation VII

Malicious Moonsault inflicts damage. If the target has used Minimize, Malicious Moonsault deals double its regular damage.

Generation VIII onwards

Malicious Moonsault cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user, Incineroar, strengthens its body using its Z-Power and crashes into the target with full force.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Incineroar, or a Pokémon transformed into Incineroar, can use Malicious Moonsault if it knows Darkest Lariat, holds an Incinium Z, and if its Trainer wears a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

In other games

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Max Malicious Moonsault, described as a faster and fiercer version of this move, is featured as Incineroar's Final Smash.

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Action Class Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault Sync move Physical 200 240 An opponent The more the user's Speed has been raised, the greater the power of this attack. 6★ EX: Power of sync move increases by 50% Masked Royal & Incineroar

In the anime

Professor Kukui/The Masked Royal Incineroar
The user strengthens its body using its Z-Power and crashes into the target with full force.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Incineroar Incineroar strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. Its body then becomes surrounded in yellow-orange fire and it jumps into the air, landing chest-first onto the opponent and causing a big explosion.
Professor Kukui's Incineroar Pushing the Fiery Envelope! Debut




  • Despite its English name, Malicious Moonsault actually has Incineroar doing a 450° splash rather than a moonsault.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極惡飛躍粉碎擊 Gihk'ok Fēiyeuhk Fánseuigīk
Mandarin 極惡飛躍粉碎擊 / 极恶飞跃粉碎击 Jí'è Fēiyuè Fěnsuìjí / Jí'è Fēiyuè Fěnsuìjī
  French Dark Body Press
  German Hyper Dark Crusher
  Italian Iperschianto delle Tenebre
  Korean 하이퍼다크크러셔 Haipeodakeukeureosyeo
  Polish Księżycowe Salto Grozy
Portuguese   Brazil Mortal Malicioso
  Portugal Salto Presa Brutal
  Russian Злодейский Мунсолт Zlodeyskiy Munsolt*
Злоумышленный мунсолт Zloumyshlennyy munsolt*
  Spanish Hiperplancha Oscura

Type-based Z-Moves
Breakneck BlitzAll-Out PummelingSupersonic SkystrikeAcid DownpourTectonic Rage
Continental CrushSavage Spin-OutNever-Ending NightmareCorkscrew Crash
Inferno OverdriveHydro VortexBloom DoomGigavolt HavocShattered Psyche
Subzero SlammerDevastating DrakeBlack Hole EclipseTwinkle Tackle
Species-based Z-Moves
Catastropika10,000,000 Volt ThunderboltStoked SparksurferExtreme Evoboost
Pulverizing PancakeGenesis SupernovaSinister Arrow RaidMalicious Moonsault
Oceanic OperettaSplintered StormshardsLet's Snuggle ForeverClangorous Soulblaze
Guardian of AlolaSearing Sunraze SmashMenacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Light That Burns the SkySoul-Stealing 7-Star Strike

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