Elemental monkeys is a fan term that specifically refers to Yanappu, Baoppu, Hiyappu, and their respective evolutions Yanakkie, Baokkie, and Hiyakkie. The name is derived from the fact all of the Pokémon are based on monkeys with a different elemental type (Grass, Fire, and Water respectfully) and are closely related in terms of stats, moves, and appearance. This term should not be confused with other Pokémon based on monkeys like Chimchar, Aipom, Mankey etc.
Yanappu and Yanakkie
Yanappu is the first of the elemental monkeys in National Pokédex order and the Template:Type2 of the group. It evolves into Yanakkie when exposed to the Leaf Stone. Yanappu made its first appearance alongside Kibago on toys dating back to July 2010, making it the first of the monkeys ever seen by fans.
Yanappu is a green colored monkey with a tan colored face, arms, and upper body. It has a tree-like forming on its head and a pare of leaves on its tail. Yanakkie is a primate-like Pokémon that is primarily green in coloration. It has a pointed, bush-like crest on its head similar to a Pompadour and broad ears to the sides of it. It has little fluff on its shoulders and a thorny tail. Yanappu is based on "Speak no Evil" from the three wise monkeys motif.
As a Grass-type, Yanappu and Yanakkie are capable of learning varies Grass-type moves such as Seed Bomb, Leech Seed, and even Grass Knot, and are capable of having the Overgrow ability via Pokémon Dream World. Yanappu's leaves are known to cure exhaustion and Yanakkie attacks with its thorny tail if angered.
Yanappu can be obtained in Pokémon Black and White ether as a gift Pokémon at the Site of Dreams if the player chose Pokabu as his or her starter, or via shaking grass in Yaguruma Forest or Lost Forest. If the player picked Mijumaru as his/her starter, then the player will face against Dent with a Yanappu in the first gym.
Baoppu and Baokkie
Baoppu is a red monkey Pokemon with tan coloring on its face and upper body, it has a flame shaped hair on it head and a arrow shaped-feature on its tail. Baokkie is a primate-like Pokémon that is primarily red in coloration. It has a swirled, flame-like crest on its head and broad ears to the sides of it. It has fluffs of white hair on its shoulders and a tail resembling a plume of fire. Baoppu is based on "Hear no Evil" from the three wise monkeys motif.
As a Fire-type, Baoppu and Baokkie are capable of learning varies Fire-type moves such as Flame Burst, Flamethrower, and Fire Blast and are capable of having the Blaze ability via Pokémon Dream World. When angered Baoppu's fire tuft will burn, and Baokkie burns opponents by scattering the fire inside its body from its head and tail.
Baoppu can be obtained in Pokémon Black and White ether as a gift Pokémon at the Site of Dreams if the player chose Mijumaru as his or her starter, or via shaking grass in Yaguruma Forest or Lost Forest. If the player picked Tsutarja as his/her starter, then the player will face against Pod with a Baoppu in the first gym.
Hiyappu and Hiyakkie
Hiyappu is a blue monkey Pokemon with tan coloring on its face and lower body, its hair on its head is shaped like a fountain or mushroom cloud and its tail has a club-like shape at the end. Hiyakkie is a primate-like Pokémon that is primarily blue in coloration. It has crests on its head similar to dreadlocks and broad ears to the sides of it. Hiyakkie also have a cream-colored face, chest, hands, arms, legs, and feet. Hiyappu is based on "See no Evil" from the three wise monkeys motif.
As a Water-type, Hiyappu and Hiyakkie are capable of learning varies Water-type moves such as Boiling Water and Surf plus some Template:Type2 moves like Ice Beam and are capable of having the Torrent ability via Pokémon Dream World. Hiyappu gathers water, stores it into its hair, and then dampens its body using its tail. The water stored in the tuft on its head is full of nutrition and plants watered with it will grow well. Hiyakkie can use the stored water in its tail ether as backup when water supply is low or use it as a powerful weapon strong enough to destroy concrete.
Hiyappu can be obtained in Pokémon Black and White either as a gift Pokémon at the Site of Dreams if the player chose Tsutarja as his or her starter, or via shaking grass in Yaguruma Forest or Lost Forest. If the player picked Pokabu as his/her starter, then the player will face against Corn with a Hiyappu in the first gym.
|10||Vine Whip||Devastate||Water Gun|
|16||Leech Seed||Yawn||Water Sport|
|22||Seed Bomb||Flame Burst||Boiling Water|
|34||Grass Knot||Fire Blast||Brine|
|Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.|
|Seed Bomb||Flame Burst||Boiling Water|
|Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.|
In the anime
Yanappu, Baoppu, and Hiyappu made their debut in BW005 under the ownership of Gym Leaders Dent, Pod, and Corn respectively. Pod and his Baoppu were the first that fought against Ash, it knew Flamethrower, Fire Punch, and Dig and was fairly skilled at using these moves. Despite this, it got swung around by its tail and lost to Ash's Pokabu. The next fight was Corn's Hiyappu vs. Ash's Pikachu. Hiyappu was at a clear disadvantage due to its typing but still won the battle thanks to the effects of Mud Sport. It knew Water Gun, Scratch, Double Team, and Mud Sport.
- Main article: Dent's Yanappu
Dent's Yanappu vs. Ash's Mijumaru was the last match faced in the gym. Yanappu was a formidable opponent, overwhelming and intimidating Mijumaru with powerful Bullet Seed and Bite attacks with skillful agility that dodged Mijumaru's attacks. As a finisher, Yanappu used Solar Beam on Mijumaru, but Mijumaru reflected it with its shell and the battle continued. The battle ended when Mijumaru won against Yanappu after defeating it with Shell Blade.
After the battle, Dent remarks Ash's skills and decides to travel with him and Iris. Since then, Dent often uses Yanappu for assisting himself and his friends.
In the Pocket Monsters BW manga
In Pocket Monsters BW, Dent, Pod and Corn appear in PMBW03, each using their signature elemental monkey. When Isamu Akai's Clefairy tries to instigate a fight between the brothers, their monkeys attack in a group against Clefairy, but this backfires when Clefairy uses their combined powers to make green tea.
In the Pokémon Master Black & White manga
In the TCG
- The elemental monkeys are the only non-starter Pokémon able to possess the Overgrow, Blaze, and Torrent abilities.
- The elemental monkeys all have the exact same Stats and so do their evolutions.
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