Mitsumi's Infernape

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Mitsumi's Infernape
ミツミのゴウカザル Mitsumi's Goukazaru
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Mitsumi's Infernape
Debuts in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Prior to Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
Prior to Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Mitsumi
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This Pokémon spent an unknown number of chapters as Chimchar and an unknown number of chapters as Monferno.

Mitsumi's Infernape (Japanese: ミツミのゴウカザル Mitsumi's Goukazaru) is a first partner Pokémon owned by Mitsumi in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga.


As a Chimchar
Infernape and Mitsumi

Sometime prior to the first chapter, Mitsumi received Infernape when it was a Chimchar from Professor Rowan. Professor Rowan gave her Chimchar to teach her that Pokémon were her friends. Chimchar then witnessed Feebas’s evolution into Milotic. Sometime later, it evolved into Monferno and then into Infernape.

Infernape made its actual debut in Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!! where it and Mitsumi had participated in the Master Rank Pokémon Super Contest in the Beauty segment. Infernape started with Mach Punch and then followed with Fire Spin in which she went overboard on Fire Spin as it burned part of the Contest Hall.

In Team Galactic's Conspiracy, Revealed!!, Infernape participated in a Tag Battle alongside her Leafeon against Jupiter's Golbat and Saturn's Toxicroak. Their battle continued in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!. As Leafeon used Sunny Day, Infernape launched Fire Spin at Toxicroak, with the move being stronger because of Sunny Day. After Leafeon got overpowered by Golbat's Air Slash, Infernape was left standing. The battle did not continue as Cyrus ordered Jupiter and Saturn to retreat.

In Team Galactic's Ultimate Warrior, after Hareta found out that Mitsumi is a member of Team Galactic, Infernape snuck behind Hareta and sent him crashing to a wall in order to force him into a battle. Infernape then threw Byron into a Warp Panel. As Hareta and Mitsumi began their battle, Infernape began with a Focus Blast which was aimed at Regigigas and then followed up with Close Combat as the smoke occurred. However, Infernape ended up hitting Kadabra instead of Regigigas as Kadabra’s Skill Swap allowed it and Regigigas to switch Abilities, giving Regigigas a chance to escape on the ceiling.

In Clash! Hareta vs. Mitsumi!!, Hareta was about to use his Onix against Infernape but Leafeon defeated it before he had the chance to do so. Infernape was then shown defeating Hareta's Lucario. It then roasted Hareta with Fire Spin. As Hareta was about to have Luxio use Thunder, Infernape emerged from underground and quickly defeated Luxio. After Hareta was down to Piplup, Regigigas, and himself, Infernape attempted to strike Piplup but Hareta blocked Infernape’s attack and then had Piplup use Hydro Pump, taking it out.

In A New Battle Begins!, Infernape was the first Pokémon sent out against Cynthia where it went up against her Garchomp Both sides used Overheat and Giga Impact and then were substituted for Electivire and Lucario, respectively. Infernape was sent out again later in the match where it used Focus Blast on Garchomp. As Garchomp dodged, the Focus Blast strayed over to where Koya was but he was able to protect himself with Metagross.

In A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!, Infernape fought against Team Galactic’s Aggron and won. In Look for Giratina!, Infernape worked with Hareta's Luxray and Jun's Staraptor to battle Team Galactic’s Golbat.

In Koya's Sad Reunion, Infernape, alongside Jupiter's Crobat and Mars's Purugly, was revealed to have taken out Charon's horde of Team Galactic Grunts. In Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!, Infernape took on Giratina as Giratina teamed with Hareta in a friendly battle.

Personality and characteristics

Infernape was shown to have a strong bond with Mitsumi, as evidenced with its time in the Master Rank of the Pokémon Super Contest. When Mitsumi reverted back to her time as a member of Team Galactic, Infernape went along as it took orders without any hesitation even though its time as a Chimchar and Professor Rowan's teachings was what led Mitsumi into treating Pokémon as friends instead of tools.

Moves used

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Using Mach Punch
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Using Close Combat
Move First Used In
Mach Punch Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
Fire Spin Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
Focus Blast Team Galactic's Ultimate Warrior
Close Combat Team Galactic's Ultimate Warrior
Overheat A New Battle Begins!
Flare Blitz  Look for Giratina!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

See also

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