How to evolve Primeape

In our how to evolve Primeape guide, we explain how to get the stage three ‘mon Annihilape, there’s a certain criteria that you must hit to get it

How to evolve Primeape - Primeape and Annihilape in front of the Paldea region

Who doesn’t love Primeape? The generation one Pokémon has some serious anger issues and packs a heck of a punch, the latter of which serves as a painful reminder that you can’t hug one, no matter how fluffy it looks. Well, for those of you that love Mankey and Primeape, guess what? We’re here to tell you how to evolve Primeape in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Yes, the Nintendo Switch game finally introduces a third stage to this evolution line.

We have no problem admitting that Primeape is one of our favourite ‘mon, but should you still need to decide on yours, our Pokédex guide can help you out, as it lists all of the creatures across every generation. Or, if you just need some aid in Paldea, our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer articles are a great read.

Anyway, on to how to evolve Primeape.

How to evolve Primeape - Mankey, Primeape, and Annihilape in a diagonal line

How to evolve Primeape

There are a couple of steps to take if you want to evolve Primeape into Annihilape in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Evolve a Mankey or catch a Primeape
  • Get Primeape to level 35
  • Teach it rage fist
  • Use rage fist 20 times
  • Level up your Primeape

Where do I find Primeape in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Of course, before you can evolve Primeape, you actually need to catch one. Primeape appears from the mid-game onwards in these areas:

  • All across the East Province
  • Around area one in the North Province

Or you can catch a Mankey from:

  • All across the West Province
  • Around area five in the South Province
  • Around area one in the South Province

Should you opt to evolve a Mankey, you need to get it to level 28 to get Primeape.

There you have it, everything you need to know on how to evolve Primeape. To see what else this franchise has to offer, check out our picks for the best Pokémon games. Or, if you’re not done monkeying around, it’s our monkey Pokémon guide that you should read.