Like Bisharp, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Mankey needs to go on quite a journey to evolve from Primeape to Annihilape. As with the other new final evolution, taking part in fights is critical. However, for Primeape, you need to use a certain move to trigger the new evolution.
How to Catch a Mankey and Evolve it into Primeape in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Mankeys are pretty common! I saw tons around the Open Sky Titan quest area, as well as in some early areas in-game. You can also find them in two-star Tera Raids.
It evolves into Primeape at level 28. You don’t need to meet any special requirements.
How to Catch a Primeape and Evolve it into Annihilape in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Honestly, if you don’t want to keep a Mankey around to evolve it, Primeape is easy enough to find in the wild. For example, there are a lot roaming around Medali. Those ones are also at around level 34 and 35, which means they’d also know the move they need to evolve into Annihilape.
Yes, a Primeape needs to know a specific move to evolve and use it. It is Rage Fist, which it learns at level 35. It has 10 uses. What you need to do is get some Ethers from a Pokemon Center store. Maybe have some Super Potions as well.
Enter battles and use Rage First 20 times. If you’re around Medali, the Murkrows there aren’t bad targets? Yes, they know Wing Attack, which is super effective against Primeape. However, they are strong against Rage Fist and easily beatable, which means you can use it a bunch of times in battle and get significant experience gains. Foongus and Sudowoodo aren’t bad targets either.
After I used Rage First 20 times without visiting a Pokemon Center and my Primeape leveled up, it ended up getting to evolve into Annihilape in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch.