Every Monkey Pokemon From The Series

By Alex╺

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Within the vast and diverse world of Pokémon, there exists a unique category of creatures known for their agility, playfulness, and often mischievous nature — the Monkey Pokémon.

Spanning across multiple generations, these Pokémon embody the spirit of their real-world counterparts and bring unique abilities and characteristics to the Pokémon universe.

Monkey Pokémon have swung through various regions, leaving their mark on trainers and fans alike. Join us as we journey through time and space to explore every Monkey Pokémon, uncovering their origins, evolutions, and their unique roles in the Pokémon world.

Whether swinging from trees or mastering elemental powers, each Pokémon brings something special to the Pokémon experience. Let’s dive in and discover the charm and allure of these fascinating creatures together.


Some Pokemon closely resemble primates like gorillas and monkeys. Let’s explore all the Monkey-themed Pokemon across different generations.


In the subsequent evolution of Ash’s Aipom, the Ambipom skills included Technician and Skill Link.


Another Pokémon monkey with a hand-like tail. The Aipom also takes Ash’s hat and follows the team. Ash soon catches it, too.


A wild Chimchar, a Fire-type Pokémon resembling a chimpanzee, is caught by the Ash. It has the abilities of Blaze and Iron Fist.


Darmanitan, a Fire-type Pokémon, can change forms during battle based on its ability and current HP. Inside Zen Mode, it becomes a Fire-type. Darmanitan’s abilities are Sheer Force as the Standard Mode, Gorilla Tactics as the Galarian Mode, and Zen Mode.


Grookey is a Grass-type Pokémon. Its green fur can create energy from sunlight, similar to how plants photosynthesize. Grookey’s abilities include Overgrow and Grassy Surge.


Ash’s Monferno evolves into Infernape once it rescues Ash’s Pokemon from the grip of Team Rocket. It still has the abilities it had as Chimchar.


As suggested by its name, Mankey is a Pokémon monkey. As the show proceeds, a Mankey steals Ash’s hat, which has the abilities of the Vital Spirit and Defiant.


Ash’s Chimchar evolves into Monferno. It keeps the same abilities as Chimchar.


Oranguru is a Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon. It is the only Pokémon known to understand the move Instruct. Oranguru’s abilities include Inner Focus and the Hidden Ability of Telepathy Symbiosis.


Panpour, a Water-type Pokémon, debuts in the “Thrash of the Titans!” episode. Goh catches a Panpour when they visit Opelucid City together with Ash. Panpour’s abilities are Gluttony and Torrent.


A Pansage has a sprout on its head that looks like broccoli. Pansage’s abilities are Gluttony and Overgrow.


Pansear, a Fire-type Pokémon, is among the three elemental simian Pokémon, including the Grass and Water Pansear. The Fire Pansear’s abilities are Blaze and Gluttony.


Passimian is a Fighting-type Pokémon. It resembles a powerful lemur with broad shoulders and is monochromatic (white & black). Passimian’s abilities include Receiver and the Hidden Ability Defiant.


As a result, the wild Mankey that takes Ash’s hat evolves into a Primeape. Ash eventually catches it, and it has the same capabilities as Mankey.


Rillaboom is also a Grass-type Pokémon. It has a Gigantamax form introduced in The Isle of Armor. Rillaboom’s abilities include Overgrow and Grassy Surge.


Ash uses his Grovyle to defeat a large, ape-like Pokémon called Slaking. Slaking’s ability is Truant.


Simipour is also a Water-type Pokémon. It first appears in “Search for the Clubultimate!” and is owned by Betty. Simipour’s abilities include Gluttony and Torrent.


Ash fights a Simisage in a tournament using his Scraggy but loses. Simisage has the same abilities as Pansage.

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Simisear is another Fire-type Pokémon. In “Search for the Clubultimate!”, Getty uses a Simisear in a battle against Betty’s Simipour during the Clubsplosion tournament but loses. Simisear’s abilities include Gluttony and Blaze.


Thwackey, a Grass-type Pokémon, shows friendship by grooming its friends in a ritual to liven them up, demonstrating trust. Thwackey’s abilities are the Overgrow and the Hidden Ability Grassy Surge.


Zarude, a Dark or Grass-type Pokémon, is the sole Pokémon that can use the Jungle Healing ability. Zarude’s ability is Leaf Guard.


As we conclude our journey through the world of Monkey Pokémon, it’s clear these creatures have left an indelible mark on the Pokémon universe.

From the mischievous Aipom swinging through the trees of Johto to the elemental trio of Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour in Unova, each Monkey Pokémon brings its charm and unique abilities to the table.

Whether it’s the fiery passion of Chimchar and its evolution line or the serene wisdom of Oranguru, these Pokémon reflect the diversity of the natural world and showcase the creativity and imagination of Pokémon trainers and fans.

Across generations and regions, Monkey Pokémon have evolved alongside their trainers, adapting and mastering new skills while maintaining their playful spirit.

As we explore new areas and discover new Pokémon, the legacy of these Monkey Pokémon will continue to inspire trainers to swing for new heights and embrace the adventure that awaits in the Pokémon world.

Join us in celebrating the agility, playfulness, and enduring appeal of every Monkey Pokémon. Whether swinging from branches or battling in arenas, their presence enriches the Pokémon experience and reminds us of the limitless possibilities that await in our journeys as trainers. Let the legacy of Monkey Pokémon continue to evolve, inspire, and enchant us in the future.