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[[File:Mankey anime.png|200px|left|thumb|As a wild {{p|Mankey}}]]
====[[Original series]]====
Ash {{pkmn2|caught}} Primeape on {{rt|7|Kanto}} in ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]''. On the road to [[Celadon City]],After Ash learned that {{Gary}} had already caught 30 Pokémon. Upon hearing this, Ashhe aspired to catch more for himself. Soon afterward, a friendly {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Mankey}} ate some of {{an|Brock}}'s [[rice ball|food]]. Ash took this opportunity to try to catch the Pokémon, but the {{i|Poké Ball}} failed, instead catching a rice ball. Mankey was angered and chased the group, beat up Ash, and stole his {{AP|hat}}. Mankey gleefully teased Ash as the young Trainer fumed aboutover having his beloved cap stolen. {{TRT}} tookdecided this was the perfect opportunity to make aplot planhow to capture {{AP|Pikachu}}, with Mankey walkingapproaching upthe totrio Teamout of Rocketcuriosity. [[James]] kicked it out of sight and this angered the Pig MonkeyMankey so much that it [[Evolution|evolved]] into Primeape. It proceeded to punch [[Jessie]] in the face, sending her face-first into a rock, then viciously attacked the other Team Rocket members. After it beat up Brock, chased Ash and {{an|Misty}} down Route 7 and followed Ash into one of Team Rocket's pitfalls, Ash made several attempts to catch the rampaging Primeape, and eventually, his {{AP|Charmander}} was finally able to defeat it. Ash caught it and unleashed it upon Team Rocket, where it brutalized them and sent them blasting off into a nest full of wild Primeape.
 
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[[File:Ash Primeape Spurt.png|thumb|200px|Primeape's appearance in [[Spurt!]]]]
In ''[[EP029|The Punchy Pokémon]]'', after leaving Celadon City, Ash and his friends{{ashfr}} met a man named {{OBP|Anthony|EP029}} who was training to win the [[P1 Grand Prix]], a tournament for {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon. Anthony's daughter, {{OBP|Rebecca|EP029}}, wanted him to stop spending so much time away from home training. Brock and Ash volunteered to enter the tournament to discourage Anthony, with Ash entering Primeape. In the first match against a {{p|Machop}}, Ash saved Primeape from a nasty fall, which caused the usually angryvicious Pokémon to become closer to Ash. Primeape listened to Ash's instructions and eventually won the tournament. Anthony offered to train Primeape for Ash, with the promise of training it to become a P1 champion, so Ash left Primeape with Anthony. Primeape, unlike the other Pokémon that Ash has given to another Trainer for training, hasn't been seen since. (althoughAlthough the [[narrator]] in the [[dub]] hinted at the end of the episode that it's possible that Primeape would return).
 
====Other appearances====
===Personality and characteristics===
[[File:Ash and Primeape.png|thumb|200px|left|Primeape and Ash]]
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[[File:Ash Mankey EToP.png|thumb|200px|Mankey with its group in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
{{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}}'s Mankey appeared in ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]''. It was initially a member a larger group of Mankey pursued in a forest by Ash and his {{AP|Fearow}}. After Fearow cut the Mankey off and {{AP|Pikachu|Pikachu (EToP)}} attacked them with {{m|Thunder Shock}}, the Mankey panicked and slammed into a {{p|Beedrill}} nest, causing both groups to be attacked by athe swarm of angry Poison Bee Pokémon. Later, after finding out that his Mankey was only a Grade D capture, a disappointed Ash started walking around and came across a man who offered him a map of [[Mt. Moon]] to find {{p|Clefairy}}. Ash offered the man his Mankey in exchange for the map, only to later find out that the map was false and that he had been scammed.
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==Trivia==
* Primeape is {{Ash}}'s first Pokémon that:
** is a {{t|Fighting}} type.
** [[Evolution|evolved]] onscreen prior to its {{pkmn2|caught|capture}}.
** was caught in its fully evolved form.
** Ash captured by weakening it in {{pkmn|battle}} with a Pokémon other than {{AP|Pikachu}}.
** was left with another {{pkmn|Trainer}} for training, and the only one among them that has not been reunited with Ash.
* During [[Pokémon Sunday]] on June 27, 2010, presenter [[Shōko Nakagawa|Shokotan]] chose Primeape in her ideal team for Ash.
* Among the Pokémon Ash owned for more than one episode, Primeape holds the record for the fewest onscreen appearances, appearing in only two episodes (four including flashbacks).
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