There’s a brand-new Mankey evolution in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet – here’s how to evolve Primeape into Annihilape!

If you’re exploring the Paldea region for the first time, there are a few new additions to your Pokedex that have never been seen before.

Although there are a lot of brand-new Pokemon available in the Spain-inspired region, there are also a few new evolutions for classic ‘mons. One iconic Pokemon line to receive some love was the Mankey evolution tree, which finally got the final form it always deserved.

Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Evolve Primeape Into Annihilape

To evolve Primeape into Annihilape, trainers must get their Pokemon to use the unique attack Rage Fist 20 times in total, then level it up once. Once these requirements are complete, Primeape will evolve into Annihilape, a Fighting/Ghost-Type Pokemon and Mankey’s final evolution.

  • First, catch a Primeape in Scarlet & Violet (check its possible locations below)
  • Then use the Rage Fist attack 20 times in total (use an Ether if you run out of PP)
  • Finally, level up Primeape once through combat or an Exp. Candy
  • It will now evolve into Annihilape!

This is only currently possible in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, the game where Rage Fist made its debut.

There is no level requirement needed to evolve Primeape into Annihilape, it only needs to level up a single time after using Rage Fist 20 times in total.

How to Evolve Primeape Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Where to Find Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Primeape is found just Northwest of the Great Crater of Paldea and the region’s Academy. It is often found in woodland areas, such as the highlighted locations shown below on the Paldea map.

Where to Find Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Teach Primeape Rage Fist in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If your Primeape doesn’t already know Rage Fist when you catch it, here’s how to re-learn the Ghost-Type attack:

  • Open the Menu with X
  • Select Primeape and choose ‘Check Summary’
  • Press right on the D-Pad and hit A to select ‘Remember Moves’.
  • Then, choose Rage Fist from the list of previously-learned moves and choose an attack to replace.

How to Evolve Mankey Into Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you’re yet to get your hands on a Primeape, first you’ll need to catch a Mankey and level it up to Level 28. This can be done through battling manually, the new auto battle system, or even with Exp. Candy.

Speaking of classic Pokemon, we finally know if Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur make an appearance in Scarlet & Violet!

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