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[[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]]  
Species Pig Monkey Pokémon
Abilities Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant (Dream World)
None ← 056 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Primeape]]
(マンキー Mankii)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint

Mankey (Japanese: マンキー Mankii) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.



Mankey is a small, monkey like Pokémon which also is like a pig. They are a mostly tan in color, with a round body, long limbs and a tail. They have a pig nose due to it being the Pig Monkey species. The Mankey are also renowned for there pointy ears and medium lengthed fur. They have triangular eyes with a red iris, this clearly represents the anger this Pokémon is known for.

Special abilities

Mankey can have the abilities Vital Spirit or Anger Point. Vital Spirit allows Mankey to be immune to sleeping. Anger Point raises Mankey's Attack when it is hit by a critical hit. Mankey are very easy to anger. When angry, they attack anything that crosses their paths.


Mankey evolves into Primeape at level 28.

In the anime

Main article: Ash's Primeape

In the anime, a Mankey stole Ash's trademark cap. After James kicked it, the Mankey soon evolved into a Primeape which Ash then caught after subduing it with rage from his Charmander.

Favourite Foods and Diet

During Episode 25-primeape goes bananas, Ash comes across a Mankey that likes Brock's special Jelly filled doughnuts. Ash tries to catch it but catchs the doughnut instead.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Route 5-8 (Red only) Common
Yellow Route 3, 4, 22, 23 Uncommon
Gold/Silver Route 9, 42 (Gold only) Common
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 3, 4, 22, 23, Rock Tunnel Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 225, 226 (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Route 225, 226 (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 9, 42 (HeartGold only) Common
Black/White Route 15 Swarm

Pokédex entries



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