Pokemon Black and White spotlight: the monkey trio and their evolutions

We continue our quest through the Isshu Pokedex with these delightful elemental simians

Baoppu
#019 Isshu / #513 National
Type:
Fire
Species classification: High Temperature Pokemon
Ability: Gluttony – Eats held berry when 50% HP remains instead of 25%
Dream World ability: Blaze – Increases power of Fire-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Location found (Black/White): From woman in Abandoned Site of Dreams (if you picked Mijumaru as your starter), Mayoi no Mori (shaking grass only), Yaguruma no Mori (shaking grass only)
Wild hold items: Oran Berry, Passho Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution family: To Baokkiivia Fire Stone


Baokkii
#020 Isshu / #514 National
Type:
Fire
Species classification: Spark Pokemon
Ability: Gluttony – Eats held berry when 50% HP remains instead of 25%
Dream World ability: Blaze – Increases power of Fire-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Baoppu
Egg groups: Ground
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 75 HP / 98 Atk / 63 Def / 98 SAtk / 63 SDef / 101 Spd / 498 Total
Effort values: 2 Speed
Evolution family: From Baoppu viaFire Stone

Hold off until at leastlevel 23 to evolve Baoppu, since it learns the new Fire-type move Flame Burst at level 22, which damages nearby opponents in addition to the target and has a solid base power of 70. It alsolearns Fire Blast at level 34, which is a powerful Fire-type attack (base power 120) that has a chance of inflicting a burn, which is also available asTM38, so you don't have to worry about waiting to level up on that one. There's a handful of other good STAB TM options for Baokkii as well, including TM11 (Sunny Day) which boosts the power of Fire-type moves, and TM59 (Incinerate) which does damage and destroys the opponent's berry.

Like the other monkeys, his defense and special defense are both pretty dismal, so it's a good idea to avoid opponents who have a type advantage.

Next page: Water types Hiyappu and Hiyakkii

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