Chimler

Pearl's Chimchar redirects here. For the character from Pocket Monsters DP, see Kazuki (Pocket Monsters DP).

Chimler
サルヒコ Saruhiko
Poké Ball
Chimler.png
Pearl's Infernape
Debuts in Stagestruck Starly
Caught at Jubilife City
Evolves in Ring Around the Roserade (I)
Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II
Gender Male
Ability Blaze
Nature Naughty
Current location With Pearl
Chimchar Monferno Infernape
This Pokémon spent 8 rounds as Chimchar and 14 rounds as Monferno.

Chimler (Japanese: サルヒコ Saruhiko), known as Chimhiko in Chuang Yi's translations, is an Infernape owned by Pearl in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

Diamond & Pearl chapter

As a Chimchar

Chimler first appeared in Stagestruck Starly, as one of the three Pokémon given to Platinum from Professor Rowan. Platinum sends him out of his Poké Ball alongside Tru and gives him a Pokédex for her bodyguards (who will arrive wearing red and green mufflers), and instructs him to give it to whichever one he likes. Matching the description, Chimler chooses Pearl as his Trainer and gives him the Pokédex. Right after that, a flock of Starly appear and begin attacking the group, which results in the three starters fighting and defeating them.

In Ring Around the Roserade I, after leaving the Old Chateau the group meets Gardenia, who somewhat nudges them into challenging her the next day. The three soon begin training with the starter Pokémon when Cynthia walks by and notices that the three are going to evolve. Quickly after saying this the three evolve, with Chimler evolving into a Monferno.

As a Monferno

In Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I, Platinum buys a Zoom Lens and Pearl suggests that Chimler test the item since he has such bad aim. Aiming at a tree he fires Ember and nearly hits the Gym Leader, Maylene. After a misunderstanding, Maylene assumes Chimler belongs to Platinum and wants to see him in their upcoming Gym battle. The next day Chimler is used in the battle and fights against Maylene's Riolu. The two exchange a few attacks and Riolu gets the upper hand with its speed and lands a Force Palm. Riolu follows up by jumping onto Chimler, who blocks it. Although blocked, Riolu begins to use Drain Punch to steal his energy, forcing Platinum to switch him in. He is later sent back out to fight Riolu and it uses Rock Smash to scatter the field with rocks in order to hide Riolu. However Platimun and Chimler manage to hit and knock out Riolu thanks to the Zoom Lens and Platinum's training at the Game Corner.

In Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II, Chimler is used in the fight against the Galactic Grunts in order to stop them from capturing Platinum. He starts by using Ember to attack a Skuntank, impressing Paka and Uji. With their advice Tru uses Stealth Rock to assist Chimler by making a platform for him to reach the middle of the battle. Chimler then uses a spinning Ember, defeating the group of Staravia. The two then evolve into Infernape and Torterra and the group flees to the top of a building with a satellite dish on top of it. With Paka and Uji's guidance Chimler attacks wildly with Ember and Tru attacks with Earthquake, causing the satellite dish to fall on top of the Grunts. Pearl then realizes that Chimler's random attacks forced the Grunts into the spot behind the satellite and weakened it at the same time. With Tru's Earthquake knocking it down the Grunts had nowhere to run, trapping them.

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, Chimler is used in a double battle alongside Tru at the Seven Stars Restaurant, fighting against a Trainer's Bibarel and Hippopotas. Bibarel attacks Chimler with Water Gun and Hippopotas attacks Tru with Sand Tomb. The two counter with Fury Swipes and Wood Hammer, knocking out both Pokémon.

In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, Chimler was used alongside the other Pokémon to battle against the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. With the help of Diamond and Pearl's Pokémon and with a combined technique, they were all able to destroy the Red Chains controlling them.

Platinum chapter

In The Final Dimensional Duel IV, Pearl intended to use Chimler alongside the rest of his team to fight Charon and his Heatran but Reg showed up with Rotom's appliances, allowing it to defeat him.

Personality and Characteristics

Chimler, as a Chimchar, appeared to be very lazy. He could usually be seen resting on a chair or bed and dangling off of his Trainer's arm at times. He is a mischievous Pokémon and loves to play around, though he always listens to Pearl. When not used in battle, Chimler would make great use of his Ember technique which could be used to melt glass or metal so they can get into various places. Chimler also seems to be very ticklish, especially when he comes in contact with grass. In battle, he is a very strong Pokémon and is the powerhouse of Pearl's team.

Moves used

Chimler Mach Punch.png
Using Mach Punch
Chimler Flare Blitz.png
Using Flare Blitz
Move First Used In
Ember A Bevy of Bidoof
Flame Wheel Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II
Mach Punch Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II
Overheat  Great Gible
Fury Swipes Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas
Close Combat  Maddening Magby
Focus Punch  Maddening Magby
Flare Blitz  Cautious Clefairy
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Chimchar, Monferno, and Infernape.

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