Monferno < Infernape > Piplup
Flame Pokémon
Fire.gif Fighting.gif
3′11″ (1.2m)
121.3 lbs. (55kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Infernape (ゴウカザル) is the sixth Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Fire/Fighting Type, and it is known as the Flame Pokémon.

Infernape's Blaze Ability increases the power of its Fire type attacks when its HP is below a third, while its Dream World Ability Iron Fist increases the power of its Punch-based moves by 20%.

Chimchar can evolve into Monferno starting at level 14, and can evolve into Infernape at level 36.

Infernape is in the Egg Groups Field and Humanshape, and its egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Infernape 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Infernape takes on the appearance of an ape that has brown and white fur with patches of gold fur on its body. Unlike its two previous forms, the flame on Infernape burns on the top of its head.

Gender Differences

Infernape has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Infernape can only be obtained by evolving a Monferno.

Spin-Off Games

Infernape appears in the depths of Dark Crater from DPB6-B14 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky.

Infernape is exclusive to Dungeon Blazing Adventure Squad, appearing at Fire Mountains 21F-29F, and on the following Floors on Legendary Volcanic Island: 26-28, 30 & 31, 33-37, 41 & 42, and 44-49.

Infernape appears at the end of Volcano Cave as a Boss in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and can be captured in that cave after defeating it. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Infernape appears inside the sealed room on Mt. Sorbet in the present. To access this room, clear the final Thunder Temple mission Panic at the Perplexing Temple by defeating Electivire within the time limit. In the past, Infernape can be obtained by defeating it in the Dark Temple mission Glowing Roads in the Darkness and obtaining its Slate.

Infernape can be found at Sunny Seashore Magma 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

The only way to obtain an Infernape in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Monferno.

Trading Card Game

Infernape appears in a total of seven sets and a Diamond and Pearl Promo, which is a Lv. X Card.

It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Rising Rivals set, an SP Card belonging to Elite Four member Flint. Infernape is lised as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn, Stormfront and Platinum sets. Additionally, Rare Lv. X Infernape Cards can be found within the Diamond and Pearl & Rising Rivals sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Monferno evolved into Infernape during the episode Fighting Ire with Fire. When Ash finally had his Gym Battle against Volkner, Infernape would win the battle and the Beacon Badge by defeating Volkner's Jolteon and Luxray.

Infernape would also get the deciding KO in Ash's Sinnoh League battle against Paul, defeating Electivire for the victory.

Sinnoh Elite Four member Flint has also appeared with an Infernape a few times, starting with the episode Flint Sparks the Fire!


Another trainer used an Infernape in The Rise of Darkrai, and a Wild Infernape appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Ash and Flint's Infernape both appeared in the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Infernape's Manga info is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Infernape is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great offensive typing, great movepool that allows it to be extremely versatile, and equal 104/104 offenses, Infernape is a very capable threat in the tier. Its ability to run many different sets gives many teams trouble when trying to wall it, and priority moves in Mach Punch and Vacuum Wave can allow for it to take out faster threats. The best Infernape set is a Nasty Plot set that can break through defensive cores with boosted Fire Blast attacks while having Grass Knot to handle Water-types and a choice in Fighting STAB with Close Combat to take care of Blissey and Snorlax or Vacuum Wave to keep faster threats from revenge killing it. An all-out attacking set is also an option due to Infernape's great mixed attacking prowess, capable of giving teams fits due to expansive coverage. Other great sets include a Swords Dance set that can be ruthless with Flare Blitz and Close Combat, a Choice Scarf set that allows for Infernape to revenge kill and act as a pivot with U-turn, and a Stealth Rock lead set that can use Endeavor to weaken certain Pokémon once knocked down to its Focus Sash and Taunt Defog users. While Infernape is a great offensive threat, it has four-moveslot syndrome, which can be problematic as certain Pokémon will be able to check it depending on what it runs. Infernape also is frail and has exploitable weaknesses, making it hard for it to switch in or take strong hits.

Infernape is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Its typing allows for it to check certain threats like Mega Scizor, Bisharp, and Weavile. A phenomenal offensive movepool can make it difficult to wall due to a great mixed attacking prowess. Strong STABs in Close Combat and Fire Blast as well as nice coverage moves like Gunk Shot and Grass Knot make Infernape a decent wallbreaking Pokémon. Despite lackluster defenses, Infernape's movepool can allow for it to run a physically defensive support Pokémon with Will-O-Wisp, Slack Off, and Taunt. However, Infernape's wallbreaking and support prowess is overshadowed by many different Pokémon, such as Keldeo, Terrakion, bulky Mega Charizard X, and mixed Victini. Its offenses are not bad by any means, but by ORAS OU standards, they are not exactly standout either. Its low defenses and common weaknesses to Flying, Water, and Ground attacks are also very problematic.

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond It uses a special kind of martial arts involving all its limbs. Its fire never goes out.
Pearl Its crown of fire is indicative of its firery nature. It is beaten by none in terms of quickness.
Platinum It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
HeartGold It tosses its enemies around with agility. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
SoulSilver It tosses its enemies around with agility. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
V Black It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
White It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
Black 2 It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
White 2 It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
VI X Its crown of fire is indicative of its fiery nature. It is beaten by none in terms of quickness.
Y It tosses its enemies around with agility. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics


Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Monferno
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 None Trade


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 262 356 .
191 213 307 337
132 147 241 265
Sp. Atk
191 213 307 337
Sp. Def
132 147 241 265
198 221 315 346


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
9 Taunt Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
14 Mach Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
16 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
19 Flame Wheel Fire.gif 60 100 Physical.png
26 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
29 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
36 Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
42 Fire Spin Fire.gif 35 85 Special.png
52 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
58 Calm Mind Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
68 Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Blaze Kick Fire.gif 85 90 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Assist Normal.gif  ?? ?? Other.png
Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Submission Fighting.gif 80 80 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

All Generatoin 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Blast Burn Fire.gif 150 90 Special.png
Fire Pledge Fire.gif 50 100 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 [[File:|link=]]
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves


Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
23 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
47 Flamethrower Fire.gif 95 100 Special.png


Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
29 Torment Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
49 Slack Off Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 14
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 36

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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