Pokémon Name: Chimchar
Pokédex Number: 004 Sinnoh / 390 National
Ability: Blaze – Increases strength of Fire-type moves in a pinch.
Dream World ability: Iron Fist – Increases power of punching moves by 20%
Useful Attacks: Ember
D/P/P: Starter Pokémon
HG/SS: Trade from D/P/P
B/W: Poke Transfer
This cute little monkey doesn’t seem to care that its butt is on fire, so who’re we to judge? Chimchar has the highest base Attack stat of the three starters, but its moveset takes a little while to become useful. While normally Ember, the game’s weakest Fire attack, is nothing to be excited about, Sinnoh’s northern climes attract few Fire-type Pokémon, making Chimchar a rare and useful Pokémon throughout the game.
Evolves to Monferno at Level 14.