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Encyclopedia > Primeape
Primeape
Image:Primeape.png
National
Mankey - Primeape (#57) - Growlithe

Johto
Mankey - Primeape (#135) - Meowth
Japanese name Okorizaru
Stage Stage 1
Evolves from Mankey
Evolves to None
Generation First
Species Pig Monkey Pokémon
Type Fighting
Height 3 ft 3 in (1.0 m)
Weight 71 lb (32.0 kg)
Ability Vital Spirit/Anger Nerve(the latter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl onwards)

Primeape (オコリザル Okorizaru?) is one of 493 fictional species of Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise. "Primeape" is a compound word formed from the words prime (chief) and ape. It may also be a portmanteau of primal and ape. The combination of both also makes the name sound like primate. The original Japanese name, "okorizaru," is also a portmanteau. "Okori" probably comes from "okoru", a verb for "to be angry." "Zaru" comes from "saru", meaning "monkey." Image File history File links Primeape. ... This is a complete list of the Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Mankey (マンキー MankÄ«) is a fictional Fighting-type Pokémon that debuted in the original generation. ... Growlithe , Gardie), is a fictional Fire-type Pokémon. ... This is a list of the Pokémon found in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal in the order they are listed in the Johto Regional Pokédex. ... Mankey (マンキー MankÄ«) is a fictional Fighting-type Pokémon that debuted in the original generation. ... Meowth , Nyarth) are one of the 409 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... List of Pokémon by English name The following is a list of all fictional Pokémon characters ordered alphabetically by their name in English. ... This chart shows the evolution chains of all 391 fictional Pokémon characters. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mankey (マンキー MankÄ«) is a fictional Fighting-type Pokémon that debuted in the original generation. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... A Pokémon ability, is an ability that a certain Pokémon can use. ... Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are new Pokémon games to be released for the Nintendo DS. Not much is known about them. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... A compound is a word (lexeme) that consists of more than one free morpheme. ... Families Hylobatidae Hominidae Apes are the members of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates, which includes humans. ... Look up Portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Primal is an action Video game developed by ESCEE Cambridge. ... Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ...

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Appearance

Primeape's body is covered in white fur. It has two long arms and legs, each with a metal clasp at the wrists and ankles. Unlike its preevolved form Mankey, Primeape has no tail. Its face features a prominent, pig-like snout, and a cross-shaped bulge on the side of its head. In Japanese cartoon drawing, this represents a throbbing vein and thus anger or frustration. Mankey (マンキー Mankī) is a fictional Fighting-type Pokémon that debuted in the original generation. ... In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which carries blood toward the heart. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Biology

Primeape's most defining and prominent characteristic is its extremely violent attitude. It is almost perpetually furious for an indeterminate reason or perhaps for no reason at all, making it impossible to figure out a way to pacify it. It is said that a Primeape only calms down when it is completely alone, but since it is naturally very difficult to observe a Primeape in such a state without alerting it to one's presence, this is largely a moot point. However, if Primeape does calm down in loneliness, one could presume that what makes it angry may be, in fact, everybody else.


A Primeape certainly takes offense at being looked at, especially if one happens to look directly into its eyes. It can sense when someone is watching it, even if it is asleep. Once angry at a particular person, Primeape will relentlessly chase the hapless offender, even in a half-awake, half-asleep stupor. Primeape is notorious for incessantly tracking down its prey - it never stops its pursuit, no matter how far it takes it. From its point of view, it will give up only when it has caught its quarry and beat it up. Reports are coming in that Primeapes are lately becoming even more violent and frenzied.


This uncomplicated approach to life may help Primeape in battles, since the angrier it becomes, the faster its blood circulates around its body, enhancing its physical strength. Unfortunately for Primeape, this strength comes at the cost of some of its intelligence, so that it may actually end up at a disadvantage.


In the video games

Primeape is mainly obtained by being evolved from Mankey, but it is also available in the wild. In Pokémon Yellow it is found on Route 23. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it is additionally found on Victory Road and the Unknown Dungeon. In Pokémon Gold it is found on Route 9. In Pokémon XD one could be snagged from Cipher Admin Gorigan at the Pokémon Factory. Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is an upcoming role-playing game from Nintendos Pokémon franchise for the Nintendo GameCube. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Primeape has high attack and speed, but its defences are not very good. In battle a straightforward offensive approach with powerful physical moves such as Cross Chop and Rock Slide (to cover its weakness against Flying-type Pokémon). Bulk Up may be a good move to heighten its defense and its attack if one feels it can survive during this time.


In the animé

Primeape is one of the Pokémon that Ash has used in his team. He kept in his team for only a handful of episodes, giving it away to another trainer when it won a Fighting-type Pokémon championship in episode #29 (The Punchy Pokémon). Another Primeape has made more appearances as one of the Pokémon used by Butch and Cassidy of Team Rocket. Ash Ketchum is a fictional character in the Pokémon line of game products. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


In the trading card game

Primeape in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Primeape in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Primeape has appeared once each in the following expansions: Image File history File links Primeape_tcg. ... Image File history File links Primeape_tcg. ...

  • Jungle
  • Team Rocket (as Dark Primeape)
  • Gym Challenge (as Brock's Primeape)
  • Aquapolis
  • EX Firered and Leafgreen
  • Southern Islands
  • EX Holon Phamtoms (As Primeape Delta, Fire type)

References

Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

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External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki)’s article about Primeape as a species
  • Serebii.net’s 4th Gen Pokédex entry for Primeape
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke - Primeape Pokédex entry and Usage Overview
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Primeape Previously hosted by Wikibooks

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