Chimchars are based on monkeys. Being very agile, Chimchar are able to climb the rocky ledges of tall mountains, where they live. Their fiery "tails" are produced by burning gas in their stomachs. Chimchar also has a light colored stomach with a little swirl at the top on its chest. The swirl on Chimchar's chest carries over to its second and third evolutions. The flames do not go out in the rain like the flames on Charmander's tails, Chimchar's rear flame goes out when they go to sleep. Chimchar has a cry similar to a spider monkey's. Like regular monkeys, Chimchar are very mischievous, but can show courage at times. Chimchar are very rare and only make their nests in cliffsides and rocky mountains, because If they were to live in jungles, there would be forest fires everyday.
In the anime
- Main article: Ash's Chimchar
A Chimchar first appeared in the Pokémon anime series in "Following A Maiden's Voyage!". The little fire-monkey was teasing a Piplup (that is now under Dawn's ownership) after stealing food from it. Piplup then started to fire a bubble beam, but Chimchar kept dodging the attack. A Staraptor and a Starly that were part of Professor Rowan's evolution project, were hit by Piplup's bubbles and created a whirlwind attack from their wings that wrecked everything in Professor Rowan's lab. After these sudden events took place, Chimchar jumped out of a broken window, with Piplup; chasing after it.
A Chimchar appears again with a trainer, Paul. Paul captured Chimchar because he witnessed a battle between Chimchar and a group of wild Zangoose. Chimchar uses a very powerful Flame Wheel to scare off the Zangoose. Paul is amazed with the power Chimchar produced and decided to capture it. Template:I Template:I Chimchar is often ill-treated by Paul. Instead of encouraging him, Paul reprimanded him, making his life miserable (as he wants Chimchar to create the same power that scared away the Zangoose). Paul uses his strong Pokémon to train Chimchar; by using all his other Pokémon's moves at the same time to attack Chimchar (however, he reveals that this is what Chimchar wanted). Chimchar suffered mental injuries because of this.
When Ash is enter a tag-team battle, his tag-partner is Paul. When Chimchar is faced off against a strong Zangoose, Paul does not command Chimchar to use its attacks. Then Paul turned away and started to walk off the arena. Chimchar felt very disappointed. After this, Paul released Chimchar into the wild and said that he doesn't want Chimchar anymore. Chimchar was very upset with Paul's decision.
In the episode "Fighting Ire With Fire! " Monferno evolved into Infernape; saving Piplup, Empoleon and Pikachu; from Team Rocket.
It is set to reappear in the Pikachu short airing along with the 15th Pokémon movie
|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|
Side Game Locations
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness|| Starter Pokémon|
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Chroma Highlands|
Known Trainers with a Chimchar
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Chimchar may be named after "Chimp" and "Charcoal".
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