Pokémon GO Infernape is a dual typed Fire and Fighting type Pokémon, which evolves from Monferno and Chimchar. Infernape evolution requires 100 candies to evolve from Monferno, in line with almost all other 3rd stage evolutions. Infernape has a MAX CP of 2464, with an ATK of 222, DEF of 151 and STA of 152.

Infernape in the Meta

In this chart, we will look at Infernape’s stats compared to some of the other prominent Fire and Fighting types in the game.

Pokemon Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Ho-Oh FireFlying 3889 239 274 193
Heatran FireSteel 3521 251 213 182
Entei Fire 3377 235 176 230
Moltres FireFlying 3272 251 184 180
Magmortar Fire 2980 247 186 180
Gallade FightingPsychic 2964 237 220 136
Machamp Fighting 2889 234 162 180
Hariyama Fighting 2765 209 114 288
Blaziken FireFighting 2631 240 141 160
Infernape FireFighting 2464 222 151 152

Unfortunately, these stats don’t point towards it being of much use in the current meta game, although it’s ATK stat isn’t the worst on this list, so it may be useful if you have some spaces to fill in your fire or fighting type squads, but to be realistic, it’s just a collectible.

Offensively, Fighting type moves are more useful than Fire as they are super effective (1.4x damage) against the bulky Normal type defenders like Blissey, Snorlax and Slaking.

Defensively, Infernape’s typing gives it a weakness (1.4x damage) to Flying, Ground, Water, and Psychic type moves, but also gives it a resistance (0.714x damage) to Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Dark moves and double resistance (0.51x damage) to Bug type moves.

Analysis of Infernape’s moves

Infernape has access to a solid move pool variety, mixing in Solar Beam with the expected Fire and Fightning typed moves:

Fast Moves Charged Moves
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Solar Beam Grass

Usually, you want either a Fire Spin / Flamethrower Infernape, or a Rock Smash / Close Combat combination. Neither of these moves will make Infernape a strong attacker (falls far behind other Fire and Fighting types). Solar Beam is the best choice for Gym defense, where Water typed attackers will be surprised by Infernape’s grassy moves.

Weather Influence on Infernape

In weather that has pros, Infernapes moves will gain extra power, but in weather with cons, avoid using it against foes that may have super-effective moves.

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Infernape.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts its potential Fire moves Boosts defenders’ super-effective Ground moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts its potential Fighting moves
Rainy Boosts defenders’ super-effective Water moves
Windy Boosts defenders’ super-effective Flying and Psychic moves

Shiny Infernape

Shiny Infernape is subtly different in colour to normal; its fur is pink instead of the standard orange. Its white fur and golden armour remain largely unchanged.

Normal Shiny

Pokédex Entries and Facts

Infernape’s Pokédex entries from various games give some insights into its fighting style:

  • It uses a special kind of martial arts involving all its limbs. Its fire never goes out.
  • Its crown of fire is indicative of its fiery nature. It is beaten by none in terms of quickness.
  • It uses unique fighting moves with fire on its hands and feet. It will take on any opponent.

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If anything, Infernape's best use is as a fighting type gym sweeper, but only if you are lacking the bigger and better fighting types the game has to offer. It could also be used in Raid Battles but again, there will usually be far more appropriate counters available to you.Infernape