Monferno (Pokémon)

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Chimchar #390: Chimchar
Pokémon
#392: Infernape Infernape
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Monferno (disambiguation).
Monferno
Playful Pokémon
モウカザル
Moukazaru
#391
Monferno



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Iron Fist
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2′11" 0.9 m
Monferno
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
48.5 lbs. 22.0 kg
Monferno
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
142
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Monferno
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F391.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Monferno (Japanese: モウカザル Moukazaru) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Chimchar starting at level 14 and evolves into Infernape starting at level 36.

Biology

Monferno is a bipedal, primate-like Pokémon. Orange fur covers most of its body, except for its ears, muzzle, fingers, circular areas on its palms, feet, and chest, which are tan. A small tuft of fur extends from the top of Monferno's head, and it has oval, brown eyes. Its eyes have a thick blue marking above and a small, red marking in-between. Its muzzle is short and blunt, with two small, pointed teeth in its upper jaw. There is a white ruff of fur around its neck and gold bands around its arms near its shoulders. It has five fingers on each hand, but only three toes on each foot. Its long tail has a red ring around the base and a flame burning at the tip.

The flame on Monferno's tail has several purposes. Primarily, it can be controlled to keep opponents at an ideal distance or stretched in order to make Monferno appear larger. The size of its flame, in combination with the brightness of its facial marking, indicates this Pokémon's position in its pack. The bigger the flame and the brighter the pattern, the higher the Pokémon's position. In addition to using its flaming tail as a weapon, Monferno can also leap from ceilings or walls to perform aerial attacks.

In the anime

Monferno in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Monferno

In Evolving Strategies!, Ash's Chimchar evolved into a Monferno during his battle with Paul. He later evolved into Infernape in Fighting Ire with Fire!.

Flint's Monferno

Flint's Infernape was seen as a Monferno during a flashback in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!. It evolved into Infernape sometime prior to the events of the episode.

Other

Monferno debuted in Camping It Up!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. It was trained by Angie.

Minor appearances

A Monferno appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP088 Monferno Ash's Pokédex Monferno, the Playful Pokémon and the evolved form of Chimchar. Monferno launches aerial attacks off of ceilings and walls, and its fiery tail is used as one of its weapons.
DP132 Monferno Dawn's Pokédex Monferno, the Playful Pokémon and the evolved form of Chimchar. It controls its flaming tail to keep its opponent at an ideal distance when battling.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Main article: Yū Shirogane's Monferno

Yū Shirogane's Monferno evolved from a Chimchar and then into an Infernape due to the training he went through.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Chimler

In Ring Around the Roserade I, Pearl's Chimchar evolved into a Monferno. He later evolved again alongside Tru into an Infernape from accumulating experience.

In the TCG

Main article: Monferno (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#005
Johto
#—
Diamond To intimidate attackers, it stretches the fire on its tail to make itself appear bigger.
Pearl It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
Platinum It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
HeartGold A bigger fire on its tail and a brighter blue pattern on its face means its rank in its pack is higher.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
White
Black 2 It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
Y It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
Omega Ruby It skillfully controls the intensity of the fire on its tail to keep its foes at an ideal distance.
Alpha Sapphire It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one weapon.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#005
Brilliant Diamond To intimidate attackers, it expands the fire on its tail to make itself appear bigger.
Shining Pearl It uses ceilings and walls to launch aerial attacks. Its fiery tail is but one of its weapons.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Chimchar
Platinum
Evolve Chimchar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Chimchar
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Chimchar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Chimchar
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 11 (Island Scan)Fr
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Chimchar


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B5F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
Rumble
Fiery Furnace
MD Blazing
Evolve Chimchar
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Wonder Mail unlocked Chimchar
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Ignis, Pugilis
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Dual Launchers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 3
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 254
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Smelting Forge (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano, Voluca Island Illumina SpotLevel 2


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
64
124 - 171 238 - 332
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Total:
405
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

Monferno is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mach Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
011 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Mach Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 30
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1919 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2626 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2929 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3636 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
3939 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100100% 15
4949 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 —% 10
5656 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Monferno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Monferno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM08Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM27Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM27 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM28Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM76Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Monferno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Monferno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HitmonleeCombuskenBlaziken Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingMeditite
MedichamLucario
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingHitmonleeJolteonCombusken
BlazikenBunearyLopunny
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
SeelDewgongMr. MimeSlakothVigorothSlaking
VolbeatSphealSealeoWalrein
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MeowthPersianHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopNuzleaf
ShiftryMakuhitaHariyamaSkittyDelcattySableye
GlameowPurugly
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
HitmonchanMagmarMagmortarAmpharosBlazikenMedicham Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
RattataRaticateNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeMachopMachokeMachampHitmonleeHitmonchan
HitmontopTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothSlaking
MakuhitaHariyamaNumelCameruptAbsolStunky
Skuntank
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Torkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingGrowlitheArcanineHitmonlee
HitmonchanHitmontopEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSentretFurret
VolbeatLucario
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
HitmonchanChimcharMonfernoInfernapeLucario Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioGallade Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
Smeargle Submission Fighting Physical 80 80% 20
RaichuHitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedicham Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Monferno in Generation VIII
  • 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 Monferno in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Monferno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Monferno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Monferno
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Monferno
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fire Fang Monferno (Majestic Dawn 41)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 391.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry R-169
It spits embers and blobs of fire to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-195/N-204
It attacks by spitting fire.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush391Body.png Walking Speed: 1.75 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP391.png HP: ★★★ Move: Flame Wheel
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Climber
Ability 3: Spirit
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Chimchar when its Speed is 48 or higher
Evolves into Infernape when its Speed is 102 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hideyori, Hideyoshi, and Sasuke
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT391.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#360
Shuffle391.png

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
GO391.png Base Stamina: 162 Base Attack: 158 Base Defense: 105
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Chimchar Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Ember, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Flame Wheel, Flamethrower, Low Sweep
New Pokémon Snap
NPS391.png
Photodex entry #142
Monferno always want to be the strongest in their pack, so they like harsh environments that toughen them up! That’s why you can find them training in steep, dangerous places around the volcano.

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 391.png Spr b 4d 391.png Spr 4p 391.png Spr b 4p 391.png Spr 4p 391.png Spr b 4h 391.png
Spr 4d 391 s.png Spr b 4d 391 s.png Spr 4p 391 s.png Spr b 4p 391 s.png Spr 4p 391 s.png Spr b 4p 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 391.png Spr b 5b 391.png Spr 5b 391.png Spr b 5b 391.png
Spr 5b 391 s.png Spr b 5b 391 s.png Spr 5b 391 s.png Spr b 5b 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 391.png Spr b 6x 391.png Spr 6x 391.png Spr b 6x 391.png
Spr 6x 391 s.png Spr b 6x 391 s.png Spr 6x 391 s.png Spr b 6x 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 391.png Spr b 7s 391.png Spr 7s 391.png Spr b 7s 391.png
Spr 7s 391 s.png Spr b 7s 391 s.png Spr 7s 391 s.png Spr b 7s 391 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME391.png HOME391 s.png
391MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Monferno images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Monferno shares its category with Pancham. They are both known as the Playful Pokémon.

Origin

Monferno may be based on a golden snub-nosed monkey or a mandrill, a primate similar to a baboon. It also appears to be a direct impression of the Monkey Kung Fu, a type of martial arts, which could explain its Fighting type.

Name origin

Monferno is a combination of monkey and inferno.

Moukazaru is a combination of 猛火 mōka (roaring flames) and 猿 saru (monkey).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モウカザル Moukazaru From 猛火 mōka and saru
France Flag.png French Chimpenfeu From chimpanzé and en feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Monferno Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Panpyro From Schimpanse and pyro
Italy Flag.png Italian Monferno Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이숭이 Fisoongi From fire and 원숭이 wonsung'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 猛火猴 Měnghuǒhóu Literally "Fierce fire monkey"


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
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