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

#021 Isshu / #515 National
Species classification:
Ability: Gluttony – Eats held berry when 50% HP remains instead of 25%
Dream World ability: Torrent – increases power of Water-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 Tsutaja as your starter), Mayoi no Mori (shaking grass only), Yaguruma no Mori (shaking grass only)
Wild hold items: Oran Berry, Rindo Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution family: To Hiyakkii via Water Stone

#022 Isshu / #516 National
Species classification: High Water Pokemon
Ability: Gluttony – Eats held berry when 50% HP remains instead of 25%
Dream World ability: Torrent – increases power of Water-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Hiyappu
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 Hiyappu via Water Stone

Probably the least appealing design-wise in its final form, Hiyappu makes up for it by learning one of the coolest new moves of this generation at level 22, Water-type attack Boiling Water, which has a 30% chance of causing a burn on the target. Boiling Water is also available as TM55 though, so don't stress too much if you've evolved Baoppu too early, since his level up movepool isn't that great.

Missed our previous Pokemon B&W spotlights? Check out the starters and their evolutions, and Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions. See you next time!

Oct 16, 2010




  • Chaoscoolperson - November 7, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    I want water monkey so i get grass starter!
  • Romination - October 18, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    You know what? The more I learn about Black and White, the less I care. I really wanted something much more but they just gave me the same game and called it a revolution. Then, there's things like this. The exact same Pokemon, just palette swapped. Not even anything interesting like the Eeveelutions where you had to pick and choose, since you can apparently catch them, too.
  • crazyer - October 18, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    all of the monkey evolutions look stupid
  • Kapuran - October 18, 2010 2:09 p.m.

    That's interesting; I thought Hiyakkii was the best looking final form. In fact, the knowledge that I would get that monkey cemented my decision to start with Smugleaf.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - October 17, 2010 11:06 p.m.

    Hiakki's design would be better if I got a girl... I smell repeated-reset if I get this game. And I'm getting the Grass starter mainly to beat the hell out of the sellout fire/fighting pig. (A good name for which would be applesauce, porkchop, or smokey.)
  • Chaoscoolperson - October 17, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    whoa whoa whoa back up. Triple Battles? whats to stop people from choosing the 3 main types and never losing? also thats using half your team. you know how fast those battles would go?
  • thefreakysurgeon - October 17, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    i'm super psyched for this game, but i think that the evolutions look like queers.
  • Stahlbrand - October 17, 2010 12:34 p.m.

    Fuck monkeys. The only good primates are human beings, seeing cartoony anthropomorphizations of lower apes and monkeys just pisses me off.
  • ninjastovall0 - October 17, 2010 8:36 a.m.

    id prefer a new eeveelution these look good until they evolve, because that hair just makes them ridiculous
  • Umop3pisdn - October 17, 2010 3:38 a.m.

    Good god these are ugly Nintendo and Game Freak are just lazy
  • Hotdiddykong - October 16, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    Dont know about you guys but I like Hitakki's design better! Im choosing the grass snake so YAY i get it :3 I find it odd that it has more chances of being a Boy then a girl, u mean, LOOK AT IT! XD
  • Amnesiac - October 16, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    @Glides: They'll be changed. Every Pokemon has a different name in each territory.
  • Glides - October 16, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    Are these going to be the final names of all the Pokemon or are they going to American-ize them for us? Just wondering, because I'm pretty damn sure that Bulbasaur doesn't sound Japanese.
  • nomnom52 - October 16, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    I actually think that Baoikki is the best monkey. and Daienki (Final water evo) can learn Boiling Water via TM, so I'm not too worried about missing out on that move. Super psyched for BW, can't wait!
  • wharcraff - October 16, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Great post. In a semi-related issue, since two of the Isshu starters have a nickname(Smugleaf,Wotter) I think the fire-pig should be hereby known as Emboar. If that's not already being used.
  • GameManiac - October 16, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    I intend to get the grass starter, so I suppose Hiyappu is for me. Boiling Water...neat!
  • Pocotron - October 16, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Here I come fire-monkey! again...
  • MrSuitMan - October 16, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    Fuck that Pompadour is SO AWESOME!!!!
  • shmoopy97 - October 16, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    Im going to end up with the fire one wich does not seem to bad i always start with water starter so i gusse ill be useing him. can you catch them in the wild though?
  • FrozenImplosion - October 16, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    It's unusual that the grass type looks better than the rest to me, but this time definitely. I was anticipating the water one to be awesome, but it looks like it has creepy blue hair... wth.

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