Primeape has a round body covered in whitish, messy fur. Primeape's ears are triangular with pink insides, its arms and legs are colored brown and the tail it had as a Mankey has disappeared, despite its body style saying that it still retains it. Primeape has metal shackles on its wrists and ankles; this is probably indicative of a method of training with weights. The forepaws seem to resemble boxing gloves, alluding to its nature as a Fighting-typePokémon. Primeape has a stress mark on the left side of its forehead.
Primeape's abilities are similar to those of its pre-evolution, Mankey, only stronger. When Primeape becomes furious, its blood circulation is boosted. In turn, Primeape's muscles are made even stronger. However, it also becomes much less intelligent at the same time. Since Primeape is a fully evolved Pokémon, it is capable of using Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.
Primeape are easily angered. Even the slightest glance of eye contact will make it furious. If approached while asleep, it may awaken and angrily give chase in a groggy state of semi-sleep. A Primeape will chase anyone that makes it upset and won't give up until it catches its quarry.
Primeape can be found in vibrant forests or in mountains. Kanto is the best place to find them.
Primeape's diet consists of fruit such as bananas.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.