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 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 70.5 lbs (32.0 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

Moves learned by Primeape

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 GambitFighting 100
1FlingDark 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1Low KickFighting 100
1RageNormal 20 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
8Karate ChopFighting 50 100
12PursuitDark 40 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19SwaggerNormal 85
22Cross ChopFighting 100 80
26AssuranceDark 60 100
30PunishmentDark 100
35ThrashNormal 120 100
39Close CombatFighting 120 100
44ScreechNormal 85
48Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
53OutrageDragon 120 100
57Final GambitFighting 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.
RageNormal 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 UpDark 100
Close CombatFighting 120 100
CounterFighting 100
EncoreNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
ForesightNormal
MeditatePsychic
Night SlashDark 70 100
Power TripDark 20 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
ReversalFighting 100
Sleep TalkNormal
Smelling SaltsNormal 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
CovetNormal 60 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Final GambitFighting 100
1FlingDark 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1LeerNormal 100
1Low KickFighting 100
1RageNormal 20 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
8Karate ChopFighting 50 100
12PursuitDark 40 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19SwaggerNormal 85
22Cross ChopFighting 100 80
26AssuranceDark 60 100
30PunishmentDark 100
35ThrashNormal 120 100
39Close CombatFighting 120 100
44ScreechNormal 85
48Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
53OutrageDragon 120 100
57Final GambitFighting 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
RageNormal 20 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDark 100
Close CombatFighting 120 100
CounterFighting 100
EncoreNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
ForesightNormal
MeditatePsychic
Night SlashDark 70 100
Power TripDark 20 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
ReversalFighting 100
Sleep TalkNormal
Smelling SaltsNormal 70 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Primeape sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

English 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