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Ash's Infernape

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Infernape was reunited with Ash in ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]'', where it and the rest of Ash's Pokémon posed in a group photo with him.
 
===Personality and characteristics===
[[File:Ash and Infernape.png|thumb|left|250px|Infernape and Ash]]
As a Chimchar, Infernape suffered from extremely low self-esteem due to [[Paul]]'s constant scolding and harsh treatment, making Chimchar fear Paul to some extent, always feeling fear and anxiety whenever it believed Paul would punish it by not living to its Trainer's expectations. This was also briefly extended towards {{Ash}}, as when Chimchar heard Ash yell out to it, Chimchar froze in fear, believing that Ash would punish it, but was greatly surprised to find out that Ash's yelling was out of concern rather than anger. Nonetheless, Chimchar was always a sweet and kindhearted Pokémon, although it was forced to suppress and hide these emotions around Paul, as whenever Chimchar showed any emotion other than anger and ferocity, it was scolded or reprimanded by Paul. Despite this, Chimchar always did its best to please Paul, and even after all its mistreatment, Chimchar, after being released by Paul, pleaded for him to change his mind, albeit unsuccessfully.
From the moment they met, Infernape and {{TP|Paul|Electivire}} had an intense rivalry, even from their [[Chimchar]]-[[Elekid]] days, and when both were under Paul's command, as Elekid, along with Paul, always looked down on Chimchar, thinking of Infernape as inferior than itself, and always felt pleasure whenever it belittled him. Over time, however, Electivire grew to respect Infernape's increasing power, and was glad and amused to see that it had evolved into [[Monferno]] during their battle at [[Lake Acuity]], with Infernape also returning the respect towards Electivire. Infernape and Electivire's respect and admiration towards one another reached its peak during their final battle at the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]], when the referee was about to declare Infernape unable to continue, Electivire angrily stopped the referee from ending the battle, knowing that Infernape could still continue, despite the fact that it would mean Paul winning the battle, but it seemed extremely delighted to see Infernape getting back to its feet, wanting to battle him for as long as possible. After Infernape bested Electivire, it was visibly smirking at seeing Infernape on top, and finally viewed Infernape as its equal.
 
===Moves used===
{{anmov/h|fire|fighting|Ash Infernape {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 4}}|0=Dig|1=Mach Punch|2=Flamethrower|3=Flare Blitz|4=Flame Wheel}}.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 4}}|0=Dig|1=Mach Punch|2=Flamethrower|3=Flare Blitz|4=Flame Wheel}}|image2={{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 6}}|0=Paul Chimchar Ember|1=Ash Monferno Flamethrower|2=Ash Chimchar Scratch|3=Paul Chimchar Fire Spin|4=Paul Chimchar Flame Wheel|5=Ash Monferno Mach Punch}}.png|caption2=Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 6}}|0=Ember<br> as a Chimchar|1=Flamethrower<br> as a Monferno|2=Scratch<br> as a Chimchar|3=Fire Spin<br> as a Chimchar|4=Flame Wheel<br> as a Chimchar|5=Mach Punch<br> as a Monferno}}}}
{{anmov|fire|Ember|DP003|When Pokémon Worlds Collide!}}
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