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)

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.

Moves learned by Chimchar

Moves learnt by level up

Chimchar learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
7EmberFireSpecial 40 100
9TauntDarkStatus 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Chimchar egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Chimchar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Fire PledgeFireSpecial 80 100
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Chimchar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Chimchar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Chimchar learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
7EmberFireSpecial 40 100
9TauntDarkStatus 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 Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Chimchar egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Chimchar can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire PledgeFireSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Chimchar is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Chimchar can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

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
Shiny Chimchar Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Chimchar Shiny sprite from Black & White Chimchar Shiny sprite from X & Y

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

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