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(ヒコザル Hikozaru)
Chimp Pokémon Pokémon
Ability Gender
Iron Fist (Dream World)
12.5% ♀/87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Red Unknown
Weight Height
13.7 lbs. ??? 1'08" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F390.png
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
44 58 44
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
58 44 61

[[Category:Red Pokémon]]

Chimchar (Japanese: ヒコザル Hikozaru) is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region.


Chimchars are based on monkeys. Being very agile, Chimchar are able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where they live. Their tails are produced by burning gas in their stomachs. Chimchar also has a light colored stomach with a little swirl at the top on its chest. The swirl on Chimchar's chest carries over to its second and third evolutions. The flames do not go out in the rain like the flames on Charmander's tails, Chimchar's tail flame goes out when they go to sleep. Chimchars is based on a monkey, with a cry similar to a spider monkey's cry. Chimchar are very rare and only make their nests in cliffsides and rocky mountains, beacuse If they were to live in jungles, there would be forest fires everyday.


Chimchar evolves into Monferno once it reaches level 14 and into Infernape at level 36.

In the anime

Main article: Ash's ChimcharA Chimchar first appeared in the Pokémon anime series in "Following A Maiden's Voyage!". The little fire-monkey was teasing a Piplup (that is now under Dawn's ownership) after stealing food from it. Piplup then started to fire a bubble beam, but Chimchar kept dodging the attack. A Staraptor and a Starly that were part of Professor Rowan's evolution project, were hit by Piplup's bubbles and created a whirlwind attack from their wings that wrecked everything in Professor Rowan's lab. After these sudden events took place, Chimchar jumped out of a broken window, with Piplup; chasing after it.

A Chimchar appears again with a trainer, Paul. Paul captured Chimchar because he witnessed a battle between Chimchar and a group of wild Zangoose. Chimchar uses a very powerful Flame Wheel to scare off the Zangoose. Paul is amazed with the power Chimchar produced and decided to capture it.

Ash's hand by a Chimchar
Chimchar with Paul

Chimchar is often ill-treated by Paul. Instead of encouraging him, Paul reprimanded him, making his life miserable (as he wants Chimchar to create the same power that scared away the Zangoose). Paul uses his strong Pokémon to train Chimchar; by using all his other Pokémon's moves at the same time to attack Chimchar (however, he reveals that this is what Chimchar wanted). Chimchar suffered mental injuries because of this.

When Ash is enter a tag-team battle, his tag-partner is Paul. When Chimchar is faced off against a strong Zangoose, Paul does not command Chimchar to use its attacks. Then Paul turned away and started to walk off the arena. Chimchar felt very disappointed. After this, Paul released Chimchar into the wild and said that he doesn't want Chimchar anymore. Chimchar was very upset with Paul's decision.

Ash witnessed the entire event and asked Chimchar to join his team. Chimchar is crying with joy when Ash encouraged him and told him that his moves were awesome.

In The Rise of Darkrai, Alice has a Chimchar that she uses to power her hot-air balloon.

In the episode Paul vs Ash part 2 Chimchar evolved into Monferno but sadly was defeated.

In the episode "Fighting Ire With Fire! " Monferno evolved into Infernape; saving Piplup, Empoleon and Pikachu; from Team Rocket.

It is set to reappear in the Pikachu short airing along with the 15th Pokemon movie

Game Info


Version(s) Location
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
Black/White Trade

Side Game Locations

Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Chroma Highlands

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - III
Chimchar did not appear during the Generation I - III games.
It agilely scales sheer cliffs to live atop craggy mountains. Its fire is put out when it sleeps.
Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can't extinguish the fire.
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Known Trainers with a Chimchar


Generation IV

Level Up

TM/HM Attack Name Attack Type
Start Scratch Normal
Start Leer Normal
7 Ember Fire
9 Taunt Dark
15 Fury Swipes Normal
17 Flame Wheel Fire
23 Nasty Plot Dark
25 Torment Dark
31 Facade Normal
33 Fire Spin Fire
39 Slack Off Normal
41 Flamethrower Fire


Chimchar may be named after "Chimp" and "Charcoal".