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Infernape
Flame Pokémon
ゴウカザル
Goukazaru
#392
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
5140 - 5396 steps
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
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F392.png None.png
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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.

Contents

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 quick Pokémon practices a unique kind of martial art that involves all of its limbs. This style uses fiery punches and kicks as well.

In the anime

In the main series

Infernape in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Infernape

Infernape made its main series debut in Fighting Ire With Fire!, when Ash's Monferno evolved into it 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!. It reappeared in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port! and Memories are Made of Bliss!.

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.

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.

In the 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.

In the manga

Infernape in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Main article: Yū Shirogane's Infernape

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chimler

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

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

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

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.

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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

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
Shuffle
Event: Infernape Appears
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
Masters
Chapter 12: Candle and Flame (Flint's)

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

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%) Nugget Nugget (100%)

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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Infernape's learnsets 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
MDP E 392.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 3 field move.png
(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 Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 3 field move.png
(Burn ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(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
Rush392Body.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW392.png 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
PCP392.png 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: ★★★★★

BT392.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#361
Shuffle392.png

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Shock Attack, Final Effort
Pokémon GO
GO392.png Base Stamina: 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

Evolution

390Chimchar.png
Unevolved
Chimchar
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14
391Monferno.png
First evolution
Monferno
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
392Infernape.png
Second evolution
Infernape
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 392.png Spr b 4d 392.png Spr 4p 392.png Spr b 4p 392.png Spr 4p 392.png Spr b 4h 392.png
Spr 4d 392 s.png Spr b 4d 392 s.png Spr 4p 392 s.png Spr b 4p 392 s.png Spr 4p 392 s.png Spr b 4p 392 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 392.png Spr b 5b 392.png Spr 5b 392.png Spr b 5b 392.png
Spr 5b 392 s.png Spr b 5b 392 s.png Spr 5b 392 s.png Spr b 5b 392 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 392.png Spr b 6x 392.png Spr 6x 392.png Spr b 6x 392.png
Spr 6x 392 s.png Spr b 6x 392 s.png Spr 6x 392 s.png Spr b 6x 392 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 392.png Spr b 7s 392.png Spr 7s 392.png Spr b 7s 392.png
Spr 7s 392 s.png Spr b 7s 392 s.png Spr 7s 392 s.png Spr b 7s 392 s.png
Front Back Front Back
392MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Infernape images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Infernape intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

Origin

Infernape appears to be based on a monkey. The gold elements in its design, as well as its Japanese name, are 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. Hanuman is also 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴウカザル Goukazaru From 業火 gōka and saru
France Flag.png French Simiabraz From simian and braise
Spain Flag.png Spanish Infernape Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Panferno From Schimpanse and Inferno
Italy Flag.png Italian Infernape Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초염몽 Choyeommong From 초 (超) cho, 염 (焰) yeom and monkey
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 烈焰猴 Lièyànhóu Literally "Raging flame monkey".


Related articles

External links


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