Is incinerate a good move and who can use it in Pokémon Go?

A new move has arrived.

The Fire-type fast move incinerate is making its debut in Pokémon Go starting on November 9 alongside season 5 of the battle league. The move will only be available for a handful of Pokémon, and those who use it are curious if it’ll be a worthy addition for any Pokémon. Here’s the breakdown of the move and how it fares with the Pokémon who can use it.

Incinerate PvP and PvE stats

Incinerate is a Fire-type fast move. For PvP battles, it does 15 damage and generates 20 energy over the course of five turns, so it does 3 damage a turn and generates 4 energy per turn. For PvP, it does 29 damage and generates 20 energy, taking 2.3 seconds. Overall, it’s a decent choice for Fire-type Pokémon who have been missing out on a decent fast attack, but it takes five turns in terms of PvP, which means only the more bulky Fire-types will be able to make the most use of it.

Which Pokémon can use incinerate?

These are all of the Pokémon that can use incinerate.

  • Rapidash
  • Typhlosion
  • Ho-Oh
  • Darmanitan
  • Chandelure

Of the choices, Ho-Oh is the bulkiest out of all of them. This makes it the best choice for the move and will be the one that can make the most use of it. Typhlosion could potentially get some use of it, especially in the Ultra League. Traditionally, you would want for it to learn shadow claw, but incinerate seems like a good substitution. The same goes for Rapidash, Darmanitan, and Chandelure. It’s a solid move that you’ll want to consider, especially for the Ultra League. However, it only looks like Ho-Oh will get the most use out of it in the Master League.

Is incinerate good?

From the looks of things, yes, it’s a better choice than what the other Pokémon previously had to pick from. While it doesn’t make certain ones even more powerful than they were, beyond Ho-Oh, but it does brighten the future for Fire-type Pokémon that players want to use in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

When the move does release on November 9, you can use a TM to charge any of the above Fire-type Pokémon to learn this move. Only the five listed above will be able to use it. No other Fire-type will be able to, at least, for now. It could come to other Pokémon in the future.