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.
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 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|
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.
|Sunny||Boosts its potential Fire moves||Boosts defenders’ super-effective Ground moves|
|Cloudy||Boosts its potential Fighting moves||—|
|Rainy||—||Boosts defenders’ super-effective Water moves|
|Windy||—||Boosts defenders’ super-effective Psychic movesand|
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.
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.