Malicious Moonsault (move)
ハイパーダーククラッシャー Hyper Dark Crusher
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.
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.
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.|
|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
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