Primeape

Primeape is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Pig Monkey Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 057
Type Fighting
Species Pig Monkey Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 32.0 kg (70.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Vital Spirit
2. Anger Point
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 057 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
135 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
057 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
137 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
080 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
094 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
057 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 95
175 317
Total 455 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 Primeape.

Evolution chart

(Level 28)

Primeape changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until it is caught.
Yellow It stops being angry only when nobody else is around. To view this moment is very difficult.
Gold If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep.
Silver It becomes wildly furious if it even senses someone looking at it. It chases anyone that meets its glare.
Crystal It will beat up anyone who makes it mad, even if it has to chase them until the end of the world.
Ruby
Sapphire
When PRIMEAPE becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, its muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time.
FireRed It is always outrageously furious. If it gives chase, it will tenaciously track the target no matter how far.
LeafGreen Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until it catches up.
Emerald When it becomes furious, its blood circulation becomes more robust, and its muscles are made stronger. But it also becomes much less intelligent.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
HeartGold If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep.
SoulSilver It becomes wildly furious if it even senses someone looking at it. It chases anyone that meets its glare.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It grows angry if you see its eyes and gets angrier if you run. If you beat it, it gets even madder.
X It stops being angry only when nobody else is around. To view this moment is very difficult.
Y It is always outrageously furious. If it gives chase, it will tenaciously track the target no matter how far.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
When Primeape becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, its muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time.
Sun It has been known to become so angry that it dies as a result. Its face looks peaceful in death, however.
Moon Some researchers theorize that Primeape remains angry even when inside a Poké Ball.
Ultra Sun It will never forgive opponents who have angered it. Even after it has beaten them down until they can’t move, it never ever forgives.
Ultra Moon The blood vessels in its brain are sturdier than those of other Pokémon, so it can stay healthy despite its constant raging.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It stops being angry only when nobody else is around. To view this moment is very difficult.

Moves learned by Primeape

Moves learnt by level up

Primeape learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CounterFightingPhysical 100
1EncoreNormalStatus 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1RageNormalPhysical 20 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1TauntDarkStatus 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
8TauntDarkStatus 100
13Karate ChopFightingPhysical 50 100
16Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
21Low KickFightingPhysical 100
24Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
33U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
40ScreechNormalStatus 85
49ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
56OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Primeape learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
RageNormalPhysical 20 100

Moves learnt by TM

Primeape is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Final GambitFightingSpecial 100
1FlingDarkPhysical 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Low KickFightingPhysical 100
1RageNormalPhysical 20 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
8Karate ChopFightingPhysical 50 100
12PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
15Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
19SwaggerNormalStatus 85
22Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80
26AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
30PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
35ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
39Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
44ScreechNormalStatus 85
48Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
53OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
57Final GambitFightingSpecial 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Primeape learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
RageNormalPhysical 20 100

Egg moves

Primeape learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Primeape egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
ForesightNormalStatus
MeditatePsychicStatus
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Power TripDarkPhysical 20 100
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
Smelling SaltsNormalPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Primeape. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Primeape 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormalPhysical 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
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
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Primeape sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Primeape  sprite from Red & Blue Primeape  sprite from Silver Primeape  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Primeape  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Primeape  sprite from Black & White Primeape  sprite from X & Y Primeape  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Primeape Shiny sprite from Silver Primeape Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Primeape Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Primeape Shiny sprite from Black & White Primeape Shiny sprite from X & Y Primeape Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Primeape

Red Evolve Mankey
Blue Trade/migrate from another game
Yellow Route 23
Gold Route 9
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 23, Cerulean Cave, Victory Road
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 225, 226
HeartGold Route 9, Cerulean Cave
SoulSilver Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Evolve Mankey
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Mankey
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Let's Go Pikachu Evolve Mankey
Let's Go Eevee Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Primeape
Japanese オコリザル (Okorizaru)
German Rasaff
French Colossinge

Name origin

prime
superior
primate
set of mammals including monkeys, apes, etc
ape
a species of primate