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Revision as of 22:01, 16 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Torterra
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Monferno 000
Chimchar
ヒコザル Hikozaru
#390
130
Artwork from Platinum
Type
Fire '
Category
Chimp Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#004
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Ground and
Humanshape groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Chimchar (Japanese: ヒコザル Hikozaru) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

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

Along with Turtwig and Piplup, it is one of the three starter Pokémon the player receives at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

Physiology

File:No flame Chimchar.jpg
A sleeping Chimchar - note the lack of a flame.

Chimchar are based on chimpanzees. Being very agile, Chimchar are able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where they live. The flames on their rears are produced by burning gas in their stomachs. Chimchar also has a swirl-like symbol on the chest. 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. Despite being based on chimpanzees, Chimchar's cry is actually much more similar to that of a spider monkey.

Gender differences

Special abilities

Chimchar is capable of several Fire-typed moves such as Ember and Flame Wheel. It also knows a few Fighting and Dark moves such as Brick Break, Vacuum Wave, Nasty Plot and Taunt. Unlike it's 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.

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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.

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.

Alice from The Rise of Darkrai owns a Chimchar. She uses it to power her hot air balloon.

Chimchar is also one of the two main members of the Poképals (Japanese: ポケダンズ Pokédans) in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 anime special.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special

Pearl, from Pokémon Special owned a Chimchar. When the trio was in Eterna City their three starters evolved at the same time.

In the TCG

Main article: Chimchar (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chimchar has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Highlands

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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 Humanshape Egg Group.
  • Chimchar is the only Pokémon to learn Facade by level up.
  • Besides Pikachu, Chimchar is the only main series starter Pokémon that is not based on an egg-laying animal (Cyndaquil is arguably based on an egg-laying mammal, the echidna). It is also the second mammal to appear exclusively as a starter.
  • Although Chimchar has no evident tail, it can be taught Iron Tail.
  • Chimchar, along with Cyndaquil, are the only two starter Pokémon that evolve at level 14, the lowest level starters evolve at. Coincidentally, both are fire-types.

Origin

Chimchar appears to be based on a young monkey. The fiery tail mirrors Charmander, and the two Pokémon share the root char in their name. This is mirrored in their Japanese names, Hikozaru (Chimchar) and Hitokage (Charmander), sharing the element 火 hi, meaning "fire".

Name origin

Hikozaru's name is derived from 火 hi, or fire, 子 ko, or child, and 猿 saru, or monkey. Zaru is used to describe an ape. Chimchar comes from chimp and char or charcoal.

In other languages

  • German: Panflam - From Schimpanse (chimpanzee) and Flamme (flame).
  • French: Ouisticram - From ouistiti (marmoset) and cramé (burnt).
  • Korean: 불꽃숭이 Bulkkotsung'i - From the words 불꽃 Bulkkot (flame) and 원숭이 Wonsung'i (monkey).
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 小火焰猴 Xiǎo Huǒ Yàn Hoú

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