- Voice actor: Hiroshi Ōtake (both English and Japanese)
Primeape has a round body covered in whitish, messy fur. Primeape's ears are triangular with pink insides, its arms and legs are colored brown and the tail it had as a Mankey has disappeared, despite its body style saying that it still retains it. Primeape has metal shackles on its wrists and ankles; this is probably indicative of a method of training with weights. The forepaws seem to resemble boxing gloves, alluding to its nature as a Fighting-type Pokémon. Primeape has a stress mark on the left side of its forehead. Its height is 3'03" and weight is 70.5 lbs.
Primeape's abilities are similar to those of its pre-evolution, Mankey, only stronger. When Primeape becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, Primeape's muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time. Since Primeape is a fully evolved Pokémon, it is capable of using Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.
Primeape are easily angered. Even the slightest glance of eye contact will make it furious. If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep. A Primeape will chase anyone that makes it upset and won't give up until it catches its quarry.
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Primeape's diet consists of fruit such as bananas, like Mankey.
In Primeape Goes Bananas, a Mankey steals Ash's hat. Later in the episode, thanks to Team Rocket and Doctor Eggman, Mankey gets angry and evolves into a Primeape. Ash's Charmander battles the Primeape and Ash catches it.
A Primeape led a group of wild gang of Fighting-type Pokémon in Chikorita's Big Upset. It was defeated in battle by Chikorita and immediately surrendered its gang leadership to Chikorita. It then helped fight Team Rocket.
In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, a Primeape was causing problems for a small town along with a Mankey and a Tyrogue. A Trainer named Kiyo was able to capture the Tyrogue, and the Mankey and Primeape joined up with him.
A Primeape was seen in a Pokémon Lab in Riddle Me This.
A Primeape was seen in a dojo in Wired for Battle!.
Two Hits and a Miss featured a Fighting-type dojo where one of the many Pokémon was a Primeape.
Primeape also appeared in The Power of One.
Primeape, Pig Monkey Pokémon. The evolved form of Mankey. If you make eye contact with this Pokémon once it goes completely out of control, it will chase you forever.