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Torterra #389: Torterra
Pokémon
#391: Monferno Monferno
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Chimchar (disambiguation).
Chimchar
ヒコザル Hikozaru
#390
390Chimchar.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Platinum
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Chimp Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Iron Fist
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#004
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-168
Oblivia
R-194 N-203
Height
1′08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
13.7 lbs.
Imperial
6.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F390.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field and
Human-Like groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Chimchar (Japanese: ヒコザル Hikozaru) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Monferno starting at level 14, which evolves into Infernape starting at level 36.

Along with Turtwig and Piplup, Chimchar is one of three starter Pokémon of Sinnoh available at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

A sleeping Chimchar - note the lack of a flame

Physiology

Chimchar are chimpanzee-like Pokémon, primarily a shade of orange, but with light yellow on its face, outer ears, underbelly, hands and feet. The flames on their rears are produced by burning gas in their stomachs. The flames do not go out in the rain, and, unlike the tail flames of Charmander, those of Chimchar go out when they go to sleep. Although difficult to spot (due to Chimchar’s tail flame usually obscuring it), Chimchar has a small, rounded patch of red coloration on its rear. Chimchar’s ears are large in comparison to its head size, and have red ear insides. Chimchar have red markings above and to the sides of their eyes, a swirl-like symbol on its chest and five fingers on its hands with three toes on its feet.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Chimchar is capable of several Fire-type moves such as Ember and Flame Wheel. It also knows a few Fighting and Dark-type moves such as Brick Break, Vacuum Wave, Nasty Plot, and Taunt. Unlike its fellow Fire-types, Chimchar can learn Grass Knot.

Behavior

Much like their real world counterpart, Chimchar are very inquisitive and are prone to mischief, but can show bravery when push comes to shove. Being very agile, Chimchar are able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where they live. Despite being based on chimpanzees, Chimchar's cry is actually much more similar to that of a spider monkey. When it is feeling sick, the flame on a Chimchar's rear burns weakly.

Habitat

Chimchar are very rare and only make their nests in cliffsides and rocky mountains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Paul's/Ash's Chimchar

When Paul first appeared, he commanded a Chimchar in When Pokémon Worlds Collide!. Paul released it in Glory Blaze, allowing Ash to catch it in Smells Like Team Spirit. It evolved into Monferno in Evolving Strategies! and later into Infernape in Fighting Ire with Fire!.

Flint's Chimchar

Flint received his Infernape as a Chimchar, as seen in Flint Sparks the Fire!.

Other

Chimchar is also one of the two main members of Team Poképals which appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Alice from The Rise of Darkrai owns a Chimchar. She uses it to power her hot air balloon with Flamethrower. It later appeared in the ending credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Minor appearances

Chimchar in the anime

Chimchar first appeared in Following A Maiden Voyage!. The little fire-monkey was teasing a Piplup after stealing food from it. Piplup then started firing a Bubble attack, but Chimchar kept jumping out of the way. Staraptor was hit in Piplup's line of fire and created a Gust that wrecked everything in Professor Rowan's lab. Chimchar jumped out of a broken window with Piplup chasing after it. Another Chimchar owned by Rowan appears in SS024.

In Dawn of a New Era!, a Trainer at the Pokémon Center had a Chimchar.

A Chimchar also appeared in Classroom Training!. It was battling a Turtwig at the Trainers' School.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP003 Chimchar Ash's Pokédex Chimchar, the Monkey Pokémon. Chimchar easily climbs the sheerest of walls and lives on mountain tops. When it sleeps, its flames go out.
(Note: Chimchar's actual classification is the Chimp Pokémon, not the Monkey Pokémon, as stated by Ash's Pokédex.)
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Chimler

A Chimchar ended up in Pearl's possession due to a mix-up. While in Eterna City, Chimchar evolved into Monferno, and became an Infernape with Tru after its usage in the Veilstone Gym challenge against Maylene.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Chimchar was Mitsumi's starter Pokémon. While it appears as an Infernape throughout the story, it was seen as a Chimchar in a flashback in Battle Against Team Galactic...and Mitsumi!.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga, an adaptation of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, main character Totodile teams up with a Chimchar named Blaze, who was once a human, to form Team Blaze.

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

Yū Shirogane has a Chimchar which evolved into a Monferno and then into an Infernape due to the training he went through.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS339 Able to climb nimbly up ledges and cliffs. They live on top of rocks and extinguish their flames when they sleep.

In the TCG

Main article: Chimchar (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chimchar is a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Trophy information

"A Chimp Pokémon. With a flaming tail, Chimchar is skilled in Fire-type moves. Its light body affords it the ability to scale steep cliffs and live atop rocky mountains. Some say that the fiery tail is fueled by gas made in its stomach. Not even rain can put out the flames, but Chimchar always puts out the fire when asleep. Chimchar evolves into Monferno."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It agilely scales sheer cliffs to live atop craggy mountains. Its fire is put out when it sleeps.
Pearl Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can't extinguish the fire.
Platinum It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
HeartGold The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
White
Black 2 It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Highlands
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Advanced Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone, Lava Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2009#Birthday Chimchar Birthday Chimchar Japan 2009 40 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2009#Birthday Chimchar Birthday Chimchar Japan 2010 40 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2010#Birthday Chimchar Birthday Chimchar Japan 2010 40 Never

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Chimchar Global Link Chimchar Japanese PGL 2010 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Chimchar Global Link Chimchar Korean PGL 2011 10 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Lucky Egg Lucky Egg (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 44
104 - 151 198 - 292
Attack: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Defense: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Sp.Atk: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Sp.Def: 44
44 - 105 83 - 205
Speed: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Total: 309   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2323 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3131 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
3939 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
4141 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4747 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Chimchar obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chimchar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chimchar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chimchar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chimchar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SkittyDelcattyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard Assist Normal Status —% 20
HitmonleeBlaziken Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
Sawk
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingHitmonleeJolteonCombusken
BlazikenSawkDeerlingSawsbuck
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
SeelDewgongMr. MimeSlakothVigorothSlaking
SphealSealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurott
MinccinoCinccino
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MeowthPersianNuzleafShiftryMakuhitaHariyama
SkittyDelcattySableyeGlameowPuruglyPurrloin
LiepardMienfooMienshao
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
HitmonchanElectivireMagmarMagmortarAmpharosBlaziken
MedichamDarumakaDarmanitan
Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampHitmonleeHitmontop
TorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothSlakingMakuhita
HariyamaNumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawott
DewottSamurottTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrThroh
SawkBouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
HitmonchanVigorothSlakingTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
ScraggyScrafty
Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
GrowlitheArcanineTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingGrowlitheArcanineHitmonlee
HitmonchanHitmontopEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSentretFurret
LillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccinoCinccino
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
Mienshao
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
MachopMachokeMachamp Submission Fighting Physical 85 85% 25
HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMagmortarAmpharosMedicham ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chimchar in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Chimchar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chimchar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chimchar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Fire Pledge Fire Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 70% 5
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Chimchar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Chimchar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Chimchar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Chimchar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP390.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It spits embers to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting fire.
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW390.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Chimchar came to the PokéPark to become stronger. He's got what it takes to play Venusaur's Vine Swing and Bastiodon's Block Barrage. He likes some other Attractions, too.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP390.png HP: ★★ Move: Ember
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Defense: Ability 2: Mountaineer
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Spirit
Evolves into Monferno when Speed reaches 48
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Hideyori, Sasuke

Evolution

Chimchar
Unevolved
Chimchar
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14


Monferno
First evolution
Monferno
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Infernape
Second evolution
Infernape
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 390.png Spr 4p 390.png Spr 4h 390.png Spr b 4d 390.png
Spr 4d 390 s.png Spr 4p 390 s.png Spr 4h 390 s.png Spr b 4d 390 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 390.png Spr 5b 390.png Spr b 5b 390.png
Spr 5b 390 s.png Spr 5b 390 s.png Spr b 5b 390 s.png
Chimchar For other sprites and images, please see Chimchar images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Chimchar is the only starter Pokémon in the Human-Like Egg Group.
  • Chimchar, along with Cyndaquil, are the only two starter Pokémon that evolve at level 14. It is the lowest level starters evolve at. Coincidentally, both are the Fire-type choice in the regions introduced in an even-numbered generation.
  • Chimchar's color palette was changed slightly in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, despite it being a non-Johto Pokémon. This also happened to Torterra, Registeel, Stunky, Skuntank, Glameow, Purugly, and Chatot.
  • Chimchar is the only unevolved non-legendary Fire-type Pokémon to be introduced in Generation IV.
  • Chimchar is the only Pokémon to learn Quick Guard through breeding.
  • Chimchar is the only non-Generation V Pokémon to learn Facade through level-up.
  • Chimchar's Japanese name, Hikozaru, is an anagram of the first name of Hirokazu Tanaka, the composer of many opening and ending themes in anime.
  • Without counting Eevee, Chimchar and its evolutionary line are the only starter line in the Brown color group. As well, the Chimchar line is only one of two Fire-type starter lines not to be in the Red color group (the other being the Cyndaquil line in the Yellow color group).

Origin

Chimchar appears to be based on a young chimpanzee. However, the markings on its rear without the flame, (plus facial markings on its evolutions) seem to indicate that it is more a cross between a chimpanzee and a young baboon.

Name origin

Chimchar is a combination of chimp and charcoal or char (to burn).

Hikozaru is a combination of 火 hi (fire), 子 ko (child), and 猿 saru (monkey). Zaru is also used to describe an ape.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒコザル Hikozaru From hi, ko, and saru
France Flag.png French Ouisticram From ouistiti and cramé
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chimchar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Panflam From Schimpanse and Flamme
Italy Flag.png Italian Chimchar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃숭이 Bulkkotsung'i From 불꽃 bulkkot and 원숭이 wonsung'i


Related articles

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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