Primeape

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Primeape
オコリザル
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Mankey < Primeape > Growlithe

Species Type
Pig Monkey Pokémon Fighting.png
Number Ability
#57 Vital Spirit/Anger Point
Defiant
Height Weight
3′3″ (1m) 70.5 lbs (32kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Mankey None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 75
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU 2 Attack Points

Primeape (オコリザル) is the 57th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Fighting-Type, and is known as the Pig Monkey Pokémon.

Primeape can use one of two Abilities: Vital Spirit, which makes it immune to the Sleep Status Condition; or Anger Point, which will maximize its Attack in the event it takes a Critical Hit. A third Ability is available to Primeape from the Dream World, the Defiant Ability, an Ability that increases its Attack by two stages whenever an opposing Pokémon reduces its Statistics.

Mankey can evolve into Primeape at Level 28.

Primeape is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Primeape One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Primeape can be found on Route 23 in Yellow, and Route 9 in Gold. Trading for one is the only way to obtain a Primeape in Blue, Silver, Crystal and Soul Silver, while evolving a Mankey is the only way to obtain one in Red, Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Primeape can be found on Route 23, Victory Road 2F and Cerulean Cave 1F in Fire Red and Leaf Green.

Primeape can be found on Routes 225 and 226 in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum by using Poké Radar. In Heart Gold, Primeape can be found on Route 9 and Cerulean Cave 1F.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Primeape is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Admin Gorigan at Cipher Key Lair.

Primeape makes appearances at Endless Level 13, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 62 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Primeape in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve Mankey. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Primeape can be found at Mt. Travail 1F-19F and Shimmer Hill 1F-17F. Primeape can also be found at Sky Summit in Explorers of Sky, appearing at PTC4 1F-3F, PTC5-PTC8 1F-4F, and PTC9 & PTCS 1F-5F. Primeape is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B10-B16.

Primeape can be found at Olive Jungle in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Move Tackle x3 is required to reach it. Primeape can be found inside the Altru Building and Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Primeape can be found at the location of Trial 5 in Rasp Cavern and Faldera Volcano: Deep in the Present; and in the Ice Temple missions "Save the Frightened Vulpix" and "Don't Look Back! Run Through the Path" in the Past by defeating it or Mankey and obtaining its Slate.

Primeape can be found at the Meeting Place and Iceberg Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it, first complete Glalie's side quest, then battle it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Primeape can be found at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area. Complete a Tag Race to befriend it.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Primeape is listed in 11 sets and the Southern Islands Promo set. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; as a Common Card in the Jungle, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card) and Plasma Freeze sets; and as a Rare Card in the Aquapolis, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Great Encounters, Supreme Victors and Unleashed sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

After evolving from Mankey in Primeape Goes Bananas, Primeape would go on a rampage, chasing after Ash and company until they fell down a pitfall created by Team Rocket. Ash would try to catch Primeape, having had enough of being chased, and he would succeed in a combined effort from Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander, along with Pikachu recovering Ash's hat. He would earn the trust of his Primeape in The Punchy Pokémon by diving to save it from a hard landing via a Seismic Toss from Machop. Ash and Primeape would proceed to win the P-1 Tournament, only for Primeape to remain with Anthony, a #1 Contender in said tournament.

Butch would use a Primeape in The Fortune Hunters, only to be defeated and carted off to jail.

[edit] Movies

Wild Primeape make appearances in The Power of One and Destiny Deoxys, along with the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure."

[edit] Manga

Chuck would use a Primeape to take on challengers at the Cianwood City Pokémon Gym, making appearances in Chapters 122 and 154. Wild Primeape also make appearances in Chapters 15, 55 & 90.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Primeape is a viable option in both the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. While it has trouble against Ghost-Type Pokémon, Primeape still has good Speed and a great Attack and just enough physical attacks to make opponents wary of the Pig Monkey Pokémon.

Primeape is frail due to poor bulk, and status conditions ruin its longevity in general and Burns in particular.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red None Evolve Mankey
Blue None Trade
Yellow Rare Route 23
Gold Few Route 9
Silver/Crystal None Trade
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Firered/Leafgreen Few Route 23
Victory Road: 2F
Cerulean Cave: 1F
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Admin Gorigan
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% Routes 225 & 226 (Use Poké Radar)
Heart Gold 4% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Night)
Heart Gold 5% Route 9
Heart Gold 14% Cerulean Cave: 1F (Morning/Day)
Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None Evolve Mankey
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Mankey

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until it is caught.
Pokémon Blue Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until it is caught.
Pokémon Yellow It stops being angry only when nobody else is around. To view this moment is very difficult.



II Pokémon Gold If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep.
II Pokémon Silver It becomes wildly furious if it even senses someone looking at it. It chases anyone that meets its glare.
II Pokémon Crystal It will beat up anyone who makes it mad, even if it has to chase them until the end of the world.



III Pokémon Ruby When Primeape becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, its muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time.
III Pokémon Sapphire When Primeape becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, its muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time.
III Pokémon Emerald When it becomes furious, its blood circulation becomes more robust, and its muscles are made stronger. But it also becomes much less intelligent.
III Pokémon FireRed It is always outrageously furious. If it gives chase, it will tenaciously track the target no matter how far.
III Pokémon LeafGreen Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until it catches up.



IV Pokémon Diamond It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
IV Pokémon Pearl It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
IV Pokémon Platinum It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
IV Pokémon HeartGold If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It becomes wildly furious if it even senses someone looking at it. It chases anyone that meets its glare.



V Pokémon Black It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
V Pokémon White It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
V Pokémon Black 2 It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
V Pokémon White 2 It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.



VI Pokémon X It lives in treetop colonies. If one becomes enraged, the whole colony rampages for no reason.
VI Pokémon Y It is always outrageously furious. If it gives chase, it will tenaciously track the target no matter how far.

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
65
- 240 334 -
Atk
105
193 215 309 339
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Spd
95
175 195 289 317

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Fling Dark.png ?? 100 Physical
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Low Kick Fighting.png ?? 100 Physical
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Focus Energy Normal.png N/A N/A Status
9 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
13 Karate Chop Fighting.png 50 100 Physical
17 Seismic Toss Fighting.png ?? 100 Physical
21 Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
25 Assurance Dark.png 50 100 Physical
28 Rage Normal.png 20 100 Physical
35 Swagger Normal.png N/A 90 Status
41 Cross Chop Fighting.png 100 80 Physical
47 Thrash Normal.png 120 100 Physical
53 Punishment Dark.png ?? 100 Physical
59 Close Combat Fighting.png 120 100 Physical
63 Final Gambit Fighting.png ?? 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.png 65 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM50 Overheat Fire.png 130 90 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.png 55 100 Physical
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Foresight Normal.png -- --% Status
Meditate Psychic.png -- --% Status
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Reversal Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Beat Up Dark.png  ?? 100% Physical
Revenge Fighting.png 50 100% Physical
Smellingsalt Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Close Combat Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Encore Normal.png -- 100% Status
Focus Punch Fighting.png 150 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status


[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Dual Chop Dragon.png 40 90% Physical
Endeavor Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Fire Punch Fire.png 75 100% Physical
Gunk Shot Poison.png 120 70% Physical
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status
Ice Punch Ice.png 75 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Low Kick Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Role Play Psychic.png -- --% Status
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Spite Ghost.png -- --% Status
Thunderpunch Electric.png 75 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Mankey Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Covet Normal.png 60 100 Physical

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical
Psych Up Normal.png -- --% Status
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mega Punch Normal.png 80 85% Physical
Mega Kick Normal.png 120 75% Physical
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status
Metronome Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Vacuum Wave Fighting.png 40 100% Special
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 28
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Primeape



[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.png
Poison.png
Psychic.png
Bug.png
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Rock.png
Fairy.png
Flying.png
Psychic.png

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