Here is where to find the Gen 1 monkey Pokemon Mankey and Primeape, and how to get their new evolution Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
Mankey & Primeape – first discovered in the Kanto region – have returned in Gen 9 of the Pokemon franchise, and a brand new third evolution has been discovered in the Paldea region.
Annihilape, the third stage evolution for Primeape, is the result of a Primeape who became so angry it died. Yes, you read that correctly. This new evolution is what happens when a Primeape rage quits life.
Here is where trainers can find Mankey & Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and how to evolve them into Annihilape. This new evolution is a powerhouse combining both Ghost and Fighting types, but trainers might have difficulty discovering how it evolves on their own.
Mankey is a relatively common Pokemon in the first few areas of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. It can be found in South Province (Area One, Two, & Five) and West Province (Area One & Three).
Players can either evolve Mankey or capture a wild Primeape in Scarlet & Violet. Mankey evolves into Primeape at level 28.
In Paldea, Primeape appears as a high-level strong spawn in Western Province (Area One & Three) and North Province (Area One), surrounded by Mankey.
Instead of grinding XP to get Primeape to a specific level to evolve, this new evolution method is a bit less traditional. Trainers will have to have Primeape use the move Rage Fist 20 times. After the 20th use, the Primeape will need to gain a level to evolve into Annihilape.
Rage Fist is a new move introduced in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and Primeape learns it after it reaches level 35.
And that’s it! Those looking to find out more about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet can check out our other guides below:
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