Chimchar

Chimchar is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Chimp Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 390
Type Fire
Species Chimp Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Blaze
Iron Fist (hidden ability)
Local № 004 (Diamond/Pearl)
004 (Platinum)
004 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
061 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Human-Like
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 44
198 292
Attack 58
108 236
Defense 44
83 205
Sp. Atk 58
108 236
Sp. Def 44
83 205
Speed 61
114 243
Total 309 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Chimchar.

Evolution chart

(Level 14) (Level 36)

Chimchar changes

Pokédex entries

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
SoulSilver
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
X
Omega Ruby
Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can’t extinguish the fire.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Brilliant Diamond It agilely scales sheer cliffs to live atop craggy mountains. Its fire is put out when it sleeps.
Shining Pearl Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can’t extinguish the fire.
Legends: Arceus Full of vigor and always in high spirits. It was once known by the name “Lantern-Tail” and feared as some kind of apparition.

Moves learned by Chimchar

Moves learnt by level up

Chimchar learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6EmberFireSpecial 40 100
9TauntDarkStatus 100
12Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
15Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
17Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
23Nasty PlotDarkStatus
25TormentDarkStatus 100
31FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
33Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
39AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
41Slack OffNormalStatus
47FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

Chimchar learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Chimchar egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Chimchar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Chimchar learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6EmberFireSpecial 40 100
11SwiftNormalSpecial 60
18Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
25Nasty PlotDarkStatus
34FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Chimchar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Bulk UpFightingStatus
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

Chimchar sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Chimchar  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Chimchar  sprite from Black & White Chimchar  sprite from X & Y Chimchar  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Chimchar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Chimchar Shiny sprite from Black & White Chimchar Shiny sprite from X & Y Chimchar Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Chimchar

Diamond
Pearl
Lake Verity
Platinum Route 201
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Monferno/Infernape
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern
Legends: Arceus Deertrack Heights, Ramanas Island

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Chimchar
Japanese ヒコザル (Hikozaru)
German Panflam
French Ouisticram

Name origin

chimp
a species of primate
char
to burn or singe