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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to catch Primeape and evolve it into Annihilape

Catch and evolve Primape to win battles

Game Freaks’ Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been developed to deliver the Pokémon fans an immersive experience of the world of Paldea filled with new and old Pokémons. The two sets of games from The Pokémon Company’s ninth-generation video game series have built a competitive environment where players will have to search for strong Pokemons and catch them to fight and win battles and raids. Also, evolving Pokémons results in bringing out all the true abilities and strength to ensure victory in battles. One such Pokémon is the Primeape which evolves into a beast of a Pokémon called Annihilape. So, in this article, we will discuss all the ways to catch Primeape and how to evolve it into Annihilape.

But if you’re still new to the game, then make sure to check our list of best ghostflyingpoisongrasswaterbugfighting, icesteeldragonground, and fire type Pokémon if you want to get an in-depth grasp on them.

Primeape and Annihilape detailed


Primeape is a Fighting type Pig Monkey Pokémon. Primeape has the highest stat in Attack (105) and the lowest in Defence (70). Abilities of Primeape are Vital Spirit, Anger Point, and Defiant. It is better to have a lonely nature with Primeape due to its high stat in Attack. They are weak to Flying, Psychic and Fairy type Pokémons.

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  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 105
  • Defense: 60
  • Special Attack: 60
  • Special Defense: 70
  • Speed: 95
  • Total: 455


Annihilape is dual-type Pokémon having Fighting and Ghost types. Annihilape has the highest stat in Attack (115) and the lowest in Special Attack (50). Abilities of Annihilape are Vital Spirit, Inner Focus, and Defiant. It is better to have Adamant nature with Annihilape due to its high stat in Attack. They are weak to Flying, Psychic, Fairy, and Ghost type Pokémons.

pokemon scarlet violet Annihilape
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  • HP: 110
  • Attack: 115
  • Defense: 80
  • Special Attack: 50
  • Special Defense: 90
  • Speed: 90
  • Total: 535

How to catch Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Primeapes can be found in three locations-West Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), and North Province (Area Two). They are most spawned in West Province (Area Three).

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Players have to go to the map, then by using Fly here, they have to go to Medali(Area three) of west Province. Primeapes spawns quite frequently there, so it will not take much time to get an encounter. Primeapes found there are generally in levels 28-47. After the players have found one, they will have to catch them with a Pokeball using a Pokémon whose type is superior to that of Primeapes.

How to evolve Primeape into Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Evolving Primeape into an Annihilape takes conventional levelling up. It only takes 1 level for Primeape to evolve into Annihilape, which is levels 35 to 36. To evolve Primeape into Annihilape, players have to use the Rage fist move of Primeape.

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Rage Fist has to be used 20 times by a Primeape in battles which will result in levelling up and eventually evolving into Annihilape. Players can also use the Rare Candy item on Primeape as it levels up a Pokémon by 1 level. You can always check our guide to farm XP faster.

We hope this article will help you catch Primeape and evolve it into Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!

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