Pokémon GO Infernape is a dual typed Fire and Fighting type Pokémon, which evolves from Monferno and Chimchar. As a minimum it will likely require 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.


Infernape’s Potential Movepool

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Infernape will have, we can look at its main series movepool, the moves other similar Fire and Fighting types already have access to, and other Fire and Fighting moves already in the game, to compile a list of possible movesets:

Fast Moves Charged Moves
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Ember Fire
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Counter Fighting
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Karate Chop Fighting
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Heat Wave Fire
  • Flame Burst Fire
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting

If/when abilities are introduced into Pokémon Go, Infernape may have access to Blaze and Iron Fist.


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
Fog
Windy Boosts defenders’ super-effective Flying and Psychic moves
Snow

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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