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Ash's Infernape
サトシのゴウカザル Satoshi's Goukazaru
Poké Ball
Ash Infernape.png
Ash's Infernape
Debuts in When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
Caught in Smells Like Team Spirit!
Caught at Hearthome City
Evolves in Evolving Strategies!
Fighting Ire with Fire!
Gender Male
Ability Blaze
Current location Professor Oak's Laboratory
Chimchar Monferno Infernape
This Pokémon spent 129 episodes as Chimchar and 31 episodes as Monferno.

Ash's Infernape was the third Pokémon that Ash caught in the Sinnoh Region and his thirtieth overall. It was initially owned by Paul as a Chimchar, but joined Ash's team after being released in Glory Blaze!.


Every time Infernape saw Paul, he would get really fired up and determined to defeat him in a battle no matter what. Infernape never gives up in battle, which is a trait that he carried with him since Monferno. Infernape is quite the feisty Pokémon and, in his current stage, is always looking for someone to battle and some new way to boost his skills. His personality almost completely matches Ash, which is why these two are a perfect match for one another. He is also very friendly to other Pokémon as he was able to receive great friends in his teammates. Infernape is best friends with Pikachu and Torterra also he's best friends with Dawn's Piplup as well.


Prior to Prologue

Infernape was a Pokémon Ash caught in the Sinnoh Region and was one of his main Pokémon during his Sinnoh journey before being sent to Professor Oak's lab.

Known moves

Ash Infernape Flare Blitz.png
Using Flare Blitz
Ash Infernape Mach Punch.png
Using Mach Punch
Move First Used In
Dig Different Strokes for Different Blokes
Flamethrower Tag! We're It...!
Mach Punch Evolving Strategies!
Flare Blitz Working on a Right Move!
Calm Mind Unknown
Swords Dance Unknown
Close Combat Unknown
Shadow Claw Unknown
Stone Edge Unknown
Thunder Punch Unknown
Blast Burn Unknown
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.



  • Infernape is the only Pokémon owned by Ash which was previously owned by a rival