Infernape (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0391MS.png #0391: Monferno
Pokémon
#0393: Piplup 0393MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Infernape (disambiguation).
Infernape
Flame Pokémon
ゴウカザル
Goukazaru
#0392
Infernape



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Iron Fist
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Infernape
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Weight
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
Infernape
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
209
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
240
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Infernape
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Infernape (Japanese: ゴウカザル Goukazaru) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Monferno starting at level 36. It is the final form of Chimchar.

Biology

Infernape is a bipedal, primate-like Pokémon that is primarily reddish-brown with sections of white fur on its chest, head, and lower legs. Several gold markings adorn its body: swirled, circular ones on its knees and shoulders flame-shaped ones on the back of its hands, and a stripe around its back that forms two swirls on its chest. On top of its head is a large flame, which is never extinguished. Infernape has an orange, rounded muzzle, long, round ears with blue inside, and a red ridge over its eyes. The eyes themselves are blue with yellow sclerae. There are five blue digits on both its feet and hands, and it has a long tail.

This agile Pokémon practices a unique kind of martial art that involves all of its limbs, as it shrouds itself in flame and uses fiery punches and kicks. This form of battle is comparable to dancing. Infernape is also known to possess unrivalled speed and agility. Infernape's flame is also said to never go out.

Evolution

Infernape evolves from Monferno and is the final form of Chimchar.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Chimchar
 Fire 

 
First evolution
Monferno
 Fire  Fighting 

 
Second evolution
Infernape
 Fire  Fighting 


In the anime

Main series

 
Infernape in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Infernape

Infernape made his main series debut in Fighting Ire With Fire!, when Ash's Monferno evolved into one while saving Ash's Pikachu, Dawn's Piplup, Paul's Electabuzz, and Barry's Empoleon from Team Rocket's falling mecha.

Flint's Infernape

Flint's Infernape debuted in Flint Sparks the Fire! as his main Pokémon. It was used in a battle against Ash, easily defeating his Buizel, Infernape, and Pikachu. It also reappeared in several later episodes.

Other

Infernape debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, under the ownership of Allegra. It battled against Brock's Croagunk, and alongside Maury's Torterra and Kai's Empoleon to stop the consequences of Dialga and Palkia's battle. It was later used in the Alamos Town Pokémon Contest, where it helped Allegra win a Ribbon.

An Infernape belonging to Alternate World Ash appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP163 Infernape Dawn's Pokédex Infernape, the Flame Pokémon and the evolved form of Monferno. Infernape's fiery crown reflects its fiery nature, and its speed is unmatched.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Flint's Infernape

Flint's Infernape briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Skyla's Swanna and Acerola's Palossand, it battled Bettie's Pikachu, Iris's Haxorus, and Barry's Piplup, but the outcome of the battle was left unknown.

GOTCHA!

 
Infernape in Pokémon Evolutions

Flint's Infernape

An Infernape briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Flint.

Pokémon Evolutions

An Infernape appeared in a flashback in The Rival, under the ownership of Lucas, having been obtained as a Chimchar. Lucas used it in his battle against Mars and her Purugly at the Spear Pillar, easily defeating it with Close Combat.

In the manga

 
Infernape in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Main article: Yū Shirogane's Infernape

Yū Shirogane has an Infernape, which he received as a Chimchar.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Chimler

In Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II, Pearl's Monferno, Chimler, evolved into an Infernape in Veilstone City alongside Diamond's Tru.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Mitsumi's Infernape

Infernape is the final form of Mitsumi's starter Pokémon, Chimchar. It made its debut in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!, where it represented its Trainer in a Beauty Contest.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

An Infernape appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori, under the ownership of Hideyoshi.

In the TCG

Main article: Infernape (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Ultimate

Infernape appears in the background in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. It appears in the Blazing Chamber, along with other Fire-type Pokémon, namely Tepig, Blaziken, and Pyroar.

Wii U Trophy Information

NA: Infernape's flames burn like a raging inferno - that's probably how it got its name. The fire on its head never goes out, and the flames on its hands and feet, combined with its unique skills, make Infernape look like it's performing some kind of elaborate fire dance when it fights.

PAL: Doesn't the name just conjure up images of this fair creature living a peaceful life in a forest of ferns? You know, In-fern-ape. ...What, you think it's actually to do with "inferno"? Hmm... Well, maybe... Anyway, it has a crown of fire that never goes out, and combines flames and fighting in a way that looks like some kind of fire dance.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#006
Johto
#—
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 fiery 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
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
White
Black 2 It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 Its crown of fire is indicative of its fiery nature. It is beaten by none in terms of quickness.
Alpha Sapphire It tosses its enemies around with agility. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#006
Hisui
#063
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It uses a special kind of martial arts involving all its limbs. Its fire never goes out.
Shining Pearl Its crown of fire is indicative of its fiery nature. It is beaten by none in terms of quickness.
Legends: Arceus A tall, hardy Pokémon with a dazzling appearance. It shrouds itself in flame and battles as if engaged in dance—truly a sight to behold.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#196
Scarlet This Pokémon confounds opponents with its speed. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
Violet It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.


 
Infernape in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Monferno
Platinum
Evolve Monferno
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve from the Global Link event Chimchar
Black 2 White 2
Evolve from the Global Link event Chimchar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Monferno
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Monferno
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Monferno
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: Ramanas Island  , massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Monferno


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Dark Crater (B6F-B14F)
MD Sky
Deep Dark Crater (B6F-B14F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Rumble
Fiery Furnace
MD Blazing
Evolve Monferno
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Monferno*
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Evolve Monferno
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers (Boss), Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 5
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Smelting Forge (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 19: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Infernape Appears
Masters EX
PML Arc (Chapter 12: Candle and Flame): Flint & Infernape


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Infernape Japanese Japan 100 June 12 to 18, 2013;
July 3 to 7, 2013
XYORAS Jade Infernape Japanese region Online 88 January 28 to February 29, 2016
XYORAS Jade Infernape PAL region Online 88 January 28 to February 29, 2016
XYORAS Jade Infernape Taiwanese region Online 88 January 28 to February 29, 2016

Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
76
136 - 183 262 - 356
104
98 - 171 191 - 337
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
104
98 - 171 191 - 337
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Total:
534
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mach Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
Evo.Evo. Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
1616 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1919 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2626 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2929 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4242 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
4747 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
5252 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
5858 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
6565 Raging Fury Fire Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Infernape
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Infernape
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM112  TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM144  TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM153  TM153 Blast Burn Fire Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM184  TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM213  TM213 Coaching Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM215  TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Infernape
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Infernape
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Infernape
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Infernape
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Infernape
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Infernape
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Infernape
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rage Infernape (Platinum 31)
High Jump Kick Infernape 4 (Rising Rivals 43)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:  
Fire
Field move:  
(Burn ×3)
Browser entry R-170
It spits blobs of fire to attack. It also has an explosive attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Fire
Field move:
(present)
 
(Burn ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
 
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-196/N-205
It attacks by spitting fire.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Infernape came to the Lava Zone to battle. He likes to cut loose at Venusaur's Vine Swing, Tangrowth's Swing-Along, and a few other Attractions, too.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Fire Spin
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Climber
Ability 3: Conqueror
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Monferno when its Speed is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hideyori, Hideyoshi, and Sasuke
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#361
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
  Swappable Skill(s): Shock Attack, Final Effort


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 183 Base Attack: 222 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Spin, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Solar Beam, Flamethrower, Close Combat, Blast Burn, Frustration , Return 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Chimchar
 Fire 
 
Level 14
 
First evolution
Monferno
 Fire  Fighting 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Infernape
 Fire  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Infernape images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

 
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

  • In English, the category "Flame Pokémon" is shared by Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, Kantonian Moltres, and Infernape.
    • In Japanese, Flareon has the category ほのおポケモン Honō Pokémon (Flame Pokémon), while the other four Pokémon share the category かえんポケモン Kaen Pokémon (Flame Pokémon).
  • Infernape and its pre-evolutions were designed by Takao Unno.[1]

Origin

Infernape appears to be based on a monkey with some elements of a chimpanzee. The gold elements in its design, as well as its Japanese name, may be linked to Son Goku, the Japanese interpretation of the character Sun Wukong. Sun Wukong is the main character in the Chinese epic Journey to the West and is a monkey with powerful abilities.

Infernape may also be based on the Vanara — a race of monkey-like humanoids in the Hindu epic Ramayana — specifically Hanuman, who was granted immunity to fire and is believed to have influenced Sun Wukong. It may also be based on Monkey Kung Fu.

Name origin

Infernape may be a combination of inferno and ape.

Goukazaru may be combination of 業火 gōka (hellfire or inferno) and 猿 saru (monkey).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゴウカザル Goukazaru From 業火 gōka and saru
  French Simiabraz From simia and brasier
  Spanish Infernape Same as English name
  German Panferno From Schimpanse and Inferno
  Italian Infernape Same as English name
  Korean 초염몽 Choyeommong From 초 (超) cho, 염 (焰) yeom, and monkey
  Mandarin Chinese 烈焰猴 Lièyànhóu From 烈焰 lièyàn and hóu
  Cantonese Chinese 烈焰猴 Lihtyìhmhàuh From 烈焰 lihtyìhm and hàuh


Related articles

References

  1. Tweet by @TakaoUnno. Posted on Oct 4, 2013.

External links


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