|1′8″ (0.5m)||13.7 lbs. (6.2kg)|
|Male: 87.5%||Female: 12.5%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|Field / Human-Like||45|
|NFE||1 Speed Point|
Chimchar, known as the Chimp Pokémon, resembles a small chimp; It has mostly orange/brown fur with a tan belly. It has a flame-like patch of hair on its head and an actual flame on the tip of it its tail. Chimchar is also noticeable for its rather large eyes and ears. Chimchar's flame is known to go out if it falls asleep.
 Gender Differences
Chimchar has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-Off Games
Chimchar is available as a starter Pokémon in both Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness depending on how the player answers questions at the start of the game. Chimchar also appears at Giant Volcano 1F-10F and Dark Crater B1-B10 in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.
Chimchar is exclusive to Dungeon Blazing Adventure Squad, appearing at Fire Mountains 1F-10F.
Chimchar appears at Chroma Highlands in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Chimchar appears inside the Submarine before it crashes, and at Faldera Island's Dock in the Present, but the latter is a Hidden Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present. In the Past, Chimchar can be obtained in the Dark Temple mission Glowing Roads in the Darkness by capturing it or one of its evolved forms and obtaining its Slate. A difficult Boss Battle awaits at the end of the mission, making a victory within the time limit very difficult.
Chimchar can be found at Sunny Seashore Magma 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Chimchar appears at Ignis in Pokémon Conquest after completing the game.
 Trading Card Game
Chimchar appears in a total of five sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 6, 8, and 9 as a Common Card in each, and a Diamond and Pearl Promo. Chimchar is listed as a Common Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn (2), Platinum and Supreme Victors sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Later in the season, Chimchar is shown to be a vital part of Paul's team - chosen for its remarkable use of its ability, Blaze. However, Paul treats Chimchar badly, never acknowledging the hard work and effort it puts into battling and frequently overworking it to exhaustion. When Chimchar battles Ash's Pokémon, he gets excited about how Ash and his Pokémon get along - even though he is consistently berated by Paul.
When Chimchar lost while battling in the Tag Battle Competition, Paul releases it in front of Ash and friends. Chimchar, tired and weak, begins to walk away when Ash comes forward and ask if it'd like to join his team. Chimchar is hesitant at first, but Ash reaffirms his commitment to learn and strategize side-by-side with Chimchar, as with all his other Pokémon, and Chimchar accepts.
Chimchar forms a very close bond with Ash, who learns how to calm Chimchar down whenever his ability Blaze kicks in; he becomes a staple of Ash's team in Sinnoh. Chimchar would evolve into Monferno in the episode Evolving Strategies, but would still be defeated during a 6-on-6 battle in which Paul would emerge victorious.
Ash's Chimchar appeared in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure. Another trainer named Alice used a Chimchar in The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Chimchar's Manga Info is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Chimchar is in the NFE tier - not often used at this stage of evolution.
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Area Locations
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor
 All Generation 5 Games
 Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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