How to evolve Primeape into Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Mankey and Primeape are some of the returning Gen 1 Pokemon featured in Scarlet & Violet. A new evolution Annihilape has also been introduced in Gen 9. Here’s everything you need to know about where to find Mankey and Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and their new evolution line in the games.

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.

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Here is where trainers can find Mankey & Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and everything you need to know about their new evolution 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.

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Primeape evolution method in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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.

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An image of Annihilape's Pokedex entry in Scarlet & Violet.The Pokemon Company
Annilhilape is a new evolution featured in Scarlet & Violet.

Where to find Mankey in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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).

An image of Mankey locations in Scarlet & Violet.The Pokemon Company
Mankey can be found in the South and West Province areas in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

How to get Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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.

An image of Primape's locations in Scarlet & Violet.The Pokemon Company
Primeape can be found in the West and North Province areas in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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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