Infernape received its name from the words "Inferno" which means fire and "Ape" which means tailless monkey even though Infernape has one. Its Japanese name Goukazaru (ゴウカザル) is reference to the Japanese name of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King (whom this Pokémon is based on) from "Journey To The West", Son Gokū.
Infernape is a brown and white ape-like Pokémon with flames sprouting from its head. It has several gold plates that cover its body on its shoulders, wrists, knees, and chest. Infernape's arms, legs, and tail are a dark brown color while its upper body, forelegs, and head are white. It is the fastest starter of the Sinnoh starters last evolutions. It has brown ears but inside it's blue. Its feet are white but the toes are blue.
Infernape have the ability Blaze which ups its attack to 150% when its HP is at 30% or lower. Sometimes the power can cause Infernape to loose controlpower can cause Infernape to loose control but Infernape can regain control over their power with training. Infernape use a combat style that utilizes all four of its limbs, similar to the Muay Thai fighting style. Having fully evolved, Infernape is capable of using Hyper Beam, Giga Impact, and exclusively Blast Burn.
In the AnimeInfernape first made an appearance in the Pokémon movie The Rise of Darkrai. Ash's Monferno evolved into an Infernape in the episode "Fighting Ire with Fire!" of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl anime.
In the Manga
In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Pearl owns an Infernape.
Side Game Locations
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Dark Crater Pit (B6F-B14F)|
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Volcano Cave|
|Pokémon Rumble||Fiery Furnace|
- Infernape shares the same species as four other Pokémon as a Flame Pokémon.
- Infernape is the shortest of all the final form starter Pokémon, at 3 ft. 11 in.
- Infernape is loosely based on the character Son Gokū (hence its Japanese name "Goukazaru"), the "Monkey King"
- Infernape is the only fully evolved Sinnoh Starter not to have a unique type combination, as Torterra has Grass/Ground type, while Empoleon has Water/Steel type. It shares its type with Blaziken and Emboar. It is also the only fully evolved Sinnoh starter not to be immune to Sandstorm, as Torterra is part Ground, while Empoleon is part Steel. It is also the only fully evolved Sinnoh starter not to have an immunity, as Torterra is immune to Electric attacks, while Empoleon is immune to Poison attacks.
- Despite its HeartGold and SoulSilver entry implies, Infernape cannot learn Agility.
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