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Chimchar (Pokémon)

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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
Chimp Pokémon
ヒコザル
Hikozaru
#390
Chimchar

Chimchar

Chimchar

Chimchar
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Iron Fist
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Chimchar

Mega Chimchar Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1′08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
13.7 lbs. 6.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#390
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#004
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-168
Almia
R-194/N-203
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
65
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F390.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Chimchar is a bipedal Pokémon resembling a chimpanzee. Its fur is primarily a shade of orange, though its face, outer ears, underbelly, hands, and feet are light yellow. Its rear has a small, round, red patch that is usually obscured by flames produced by burning gas in its stomach. These flames go out when it goes to sleep, and burn weakly when it feels ill. Its ears are large in comparison to its head size and red inside. It has two pointed teeth in its upper jaw. Chimchar has red markings nearly surrounding its eyes, a swirl-like symbol on its chest, and five fingers on its hands with three toes on its feet. It has a swirly crest of hair on its head. Being very agile, it is able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where it lives.

In the anime

Chimchar 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 first appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!. The little fire-monkey was teasing a Piplup after stealing food from it. Piplup then started firing a BubbleBeam 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.

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

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.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

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

Chimchar in Pocket Monsters DP

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

Main article: Honō

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 Honō, who was once a human, to form Team Blaze.

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

Main article: Yū Shirogane's Chimchar

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)

In the TFG

One Chimchar figure has been released.

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 Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can't extinguish the fire.
Y The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Global Link event
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Pokémon Conquest Ignis

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS 2009 Birthday Chimchar Japanese Japan 40 September 12, 2009 to September 11, 2010
DPPtHGSS 2010 Birthday Chimchar Japanese Japan 40 September 12 to November 3, 2010

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Chimchar Japanese PGL 10 October 29, 2010 to November 30, 2011
BW Global Link Chimchar Korean PGL 10 June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Chimchar English PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Chimchar French PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Chimchar German PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Chimchar Italian PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Chimchar Spanish PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 09090 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Chimchar obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 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 06565 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 130130 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 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 —}}—% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 120
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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard Assist Normal Status —% 20
HitmonleeBlaziken Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
Sawk
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingHitmonleeJolteonCombusken
BlazikenSawkDeerlingSawsbuckBunnelbyDiggersby
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
SeelDewgongMr. MimeSlakothVigorothSlaking
SphealSealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurott
MinccinoHawlucha
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MeowthPersianNuzleafMakuhitaHariyamaSkitty
DelcattySableyeGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard
MienfooMienshaoEspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
HitmonchanElectivireMagmarMagmortarAmpharosBlaziken
MedichamDarumakaDarmanitan
Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampHitmonleeHitmontop
TorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothMakuhitaHariyama
NumelCameruptStunkySkuntankOshawottDewott
SamurottTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrThrohSawk
Bouffalant
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
HitmonchanVigorothTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrScraggy
Scrafty
Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
GrowlitheTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoGrowlitheEeveeVaporeonJolteon
FlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveon
SentretFurretLillipupHerdierStoutlandMinccino
CinccinoMeowstic
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
MienshaoMeowstic
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
MachopMachokeMachamp Submission Fighting Physical 80 80% 25
HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMagmortarAmpharosMedicham ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Chimchar in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Fire Pledge Fire Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white 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 its Speed is 48 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Hideyori and Sasuke

Evolution

390Chimchar.png
Unevolved
Chimchar
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14
391Monferno.png
First evolution
Monferno
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
392Infernape.png
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.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Chimchar intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

  • Chimchar, along with Cyndaquil, are the only two starter Pokémon that evolve at level 14. It is the lowest level starters evolve at.
  • Chimchar is the only starter Pokémon that is a member of the Human-Like Egg 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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