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Chimchar #390: Chimchar
Pokémon
#392: Infernape Infernape
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Monferno (disambiguation).
Monferno
Playful Pokémon
モウカザル
Moukazaru
#391
Monferno



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
2′11" 0.9 m
Monferno
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
48.5 lbs. 22.0 kg
Monferno
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
142
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Monferno
0
HP
0
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
F391.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Monferno (Japanese: モウカザル Moukazaru) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Chimchar starting at level 14 and evolves into Infernape starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

Monferno is a bipedal, primate-like Pokémon. Orange fur covers most of its body, except for its ears, muzzle, fingers, circular areas on its palms, feet, and chest, which are tan. A small tuft of fur extends from the top of Monferno's head, and it has oval, brown eyes. Its eyes have a thick blue marking above and a small, red marking in-between. Its muzzle is short and blunt, with two small, pointed teeth in its upper jaw. There is a white ruff of fur around its neck and gold bands around its arms near its shoulders. It has five fingers on each hand, but only three toes on each foot. Its long tail has a red ring around the base and a flame burning at the tip.

The flame on Monferno's tail has several purposes. It can be controlled to keep opponents at an ideal distance or stretched in order to make Monferno appear larger. The size of its flame, in combination with the brightness of its facial marking, indicates this Pokémon's position in its pack. The bigger the flame and the brighter the pattern, the higher the Pokémon's position. In addition to using its flaming tail as a weapon, Monferno can also leap from ceilings or walls to perform aerial attacks.

In the anime

Monferno in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Monferno

In Evolving Strategies!, Ash's Chimchar evolved into a Monferno during his battle with Paul. It later evolved into Infernape in Fighting Ire with Fire!.

Flint's Monferno

Flint's Infernape was seen as a Monferno during a flashback in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!. It evolved into Infernape sometime prior to the events of the episode.

Other

Monferno debuted in Camping It Up!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. It was trained by Angie.

Minor appearances

A Monferno appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP088 Monferno Ash's Pokédex Monferno, the Playful Pokémon and the evolved form of Chimchar. Monferno launches aerial attacks off of ceilings and walls, and its fiery tail is used as one of its weapons.
DP132 Monferno Dawn's Pokédex Monferno, the Playful Pokémon and the evolved form of Chimchar. It controls its flaming tail to keep its opponent at an ideal distance when battling.

In the manga

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

Main article: Yū Shirogane's Monferno

Yū Shirogane's Monferno evolved from a Chimchar and then into an Infernape due to the training he went through.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chimler

In Ring Around the Roserade I, Pearl Chimchar evolved into a Monferno. He later evolved again alongside Tru into an Infernape from accumulating experience.

In the TCG

Main article: Monferno (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#005
Johto
#—
Diamond To intimidate attackers, it stretches the fire on its tail to make itself appear bigger.
Pearl It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
Platinum It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
HeartGold A bigger fire on its tail and a brighter blue pattern on its face means its rank in its pack is higher.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
White
Black 2 It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
Y It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
Omega Ruby It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
Alpha Sapphire It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
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 Chimchar
Platinum
Evolve Chimchar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Chimchar
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Chimchar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Chimchar
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 11 (Island Scan)Fr
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
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
Rumble
Fiery Furnace
MD Blazing
Evolve Chimchar
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Chimchar
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Ignis, Pugilis
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 3
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 254
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Smelting Forge (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
64
124 - 171 238 - 332
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total:
405
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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
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 Monferno's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fire Fang Monferno (Majestic Dawn 41)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 391.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry R-169
It spits embers and blobs of fire to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-195/N-204
It attacks by spitting fire.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush391Body.png Walking Speed: 1.75 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP391.png HP: ★★★ Move: Flame Wheel
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Climber
Ability 3: Spirit
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Chimchar when its Speed is 48 or higher
Evolves into Infernape when its Speed is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hideyori, Hideyoshi, and Sasuke
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT391.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#360
Shuffle391.png

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
GO391.png Base Stamina: 162 Base Attack: 158 Base Defense: 105
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Chimchar Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Ember, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Flame Wheel, Flamethrower, Low Sweep

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 391.png Spr b 4d 391.png Spr 4p 391.png Spr b 4p 391.png Spr 4p 391.png Spr b 4h 391.png
Spr 4d 391 s.png Spr b 4d 391 s.png Spr 4p 391 s.png Spr b 4p 391 s.png Spr 4p 391 s.png Spr b 4p 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 391.png Spr b 5b 391.png Spr 5b 391.png Spr b 5b 391.png
Spr 5b 391 s.png Spr b 5b 391 s.png Spr 5b 391 s.png Spr b 5b 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 391.png Spr b 6x 391.png Spr 6x 391.png Spr b 6x 391.png
Spr 6x 391 s.png Spr b 6x 391 s.png Spr 6x 391 s.png Spr b 6x 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 391.png Spr b 7s 391.png Spr 7s 391.png Spr b 7s 391.png
Spr 7s 391 s.png Spr b 7s 391 s.png Spr 7s 391 s.png Spr b 7s 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
391MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Monferno images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Monferno shares its category with Pancham. They are both known as the Playful Pokémon.

Origin

Monferno may be based on a golden snub-nosed monkey or a mandrill, a primate similar to a baboon. It also appears to be a direct impression of the Monkey Kung Fu, a type of martial arts, which could explain its Fighting type.

Name origin

Monferno is a combination of monkey and inferno.

Moukazaru is a combination of 猛火 mōka (roaring flames) and 猿 saru (monkey).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モウカザル Moukazaru From 猛火 mōka and saru
France Flag.png French Chimpenfeu From chimpanzé and en feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Monferno Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Panpyro From Schimpanse and pyro
Italy Flag.png Italian Monferno Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이숭이 Paisoongi From fire and 원숭이 wonsung'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 猛火猴 Měnghuǒhóu Literally "Fierce fire monkey"


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#392: Infernape Infernape
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