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Chimchar
390
ヒコザル Hikozaru
390Chimchar
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
390391392
Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Chimp Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Iron Fist (DW)
Pokédex
Torterra ← 390 → Monferno
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 004
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Monferno
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
13.7 lbs. 6.2 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Field
Human-Like
Shape Footprint
Shape06
F390
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Chimchar has a light colored stomach with a little swirl at the top on its chest. The swirl on Chimc Chihar's chest carries over to Monferno and Infernape. It has a tail with a burning flame, although the tail burns weaker when Chimchar is feeling under the weather.

Behavior

A Chimchar's flame is produced by burning gas in its stomach. The flames do not go out in the rain like the flames on a Charmander's tail, but Chimchar's flame goes out when they go to sleep. Like regular monkeys, Chimchar is able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where it lives. Although very mischievous and highly curious, Chimchar can show courage at troubled times.

Habitat

Chimchar are very rare and only make their nests in cliff sides and rocky mountains.

Evolution

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

Game Info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity One
Platinum Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201 One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Transfer None
X/Y Trade None
OR/AS Gift Pokémon from Professor Birch's bag on Route 101 after beating the Elite Four two times. One
Sun/Moon None Transfer


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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

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
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
SoulSilver
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Black
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
White
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
Black 2
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
White 2
It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires.
X
Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can't extinguish the fire.
Y
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Omega Ruby
Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. Even rain can't extinguish the fire.
Alpha Sapphire
The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
44
Attack
58
Defense
44
Sp. Atk
58
Sp. Def
44
Speed
61
Total
309

Learnset

By leveling up

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
9 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
23 Nasty Plot –% 20 Dark Status
25 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
31 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
39 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
41 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status
47 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
9 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart ♥♥
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
23 Nasty Plot –% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 0
25 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
31 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
33 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
39 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
41 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
47 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
9 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
23 Nasty Plot –% 20 Dark Status
25 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
31 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
39 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
41 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status
47 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥
9 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
15 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
23 Nasty Plot –% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 0
25 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
31 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
33 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 0
39 Slack Off –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
41 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 390 front Pt 390 front Pt 390 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Chimchar BW Chimchar BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Chimchar XY Chimchar XY Chimchar Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Alice's Chimchar

Trivia

Etymology

Chimchar may be named after "Chimp" (short for chimpanzee) and "Charcoal".

Gallery

See also