UPLOADED TO THE WIKI Spoiler == Overview == Primeape is a very useful Pokemon in NU. With its combination of great Speed and Attack, Primeape finds a very useful niche as a revenge killer, scout, and momentum gatherer. What really sets Primeape apart from other Fighting-types in NU is U-turn. U-turn allows Primeape to avoid facing the numerous physical walls in NU, until they are weakened. This makes Primeape one of the premier physical Scarf users in NU, and very easy Pokemon to slot into any offensive teams. Primeape does have its flaws. It has very little bulk; even resisted hits can really hurt Primeape. Primeape also faces really stiff competition from Sawk, which has higher Attack and better bulk. Primeape is also really one dimensional. It has a very useful Choice set, but not very much else. Overall, Primeape is a really good addition to offensive teams, but it isn't perfect. == Sets == === Choice === Primeape @ Choice Scarf / Choice Band Trait: Vital Spirit EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) / Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk - U-turn - Close Combat - Punishment - Stone Edge / Ice Punch Primeape's best option is choiced set. With a Choice Scarf, Primeape can make a fantastic revenge killer for the many threats in NU. Primeape can also use U-turn to stay ahead of opponents, maintaining momentum for the team. Close Combat is one of the best STAB moves for an already frail sweeper, with huge power, and a fairly unimportant downside. Its perfect accuracy and STAB mean that Primeape has an easy time revenge killing the various frail Pokemon of NU. Punishment is very good for hitting the bulky Psychics and Ghost of NU, espcially if they have obtained a boost. Stone Edge hits the Bug-types in NU and has very good power, although the accuracy is lackluster. Ice Punch hits the Flying- and Grass-types in NU, especially Pokemon like Altaria and Vileplume. The EVs and natures are very straightforward. They maximize Primeape's Attack and Speed for the easiest time revenge killing. Alternatively, Primeape can equip a Choice Band and an Adamant nature to hit as hard as possible. While a Choice Band set would seem outclassed by Sawk at first glance, U-turn really helps Primeape distinguish itself from its more powerful cousin. Primeape doesn't require a terrible amount of team support, but having things that can remove Musharna, Misdreavus, and the other bulky Pokemon in NU that resist Fighting is wise. Primeape slots into VoltTurn teams very well, with its high power and great speed. So other Pokemon that use Volt Switch or U-turn, are very helpful, and can make a very nice core. == Other Options == Primeape is very one-dimentional, and doesn't have many other options to exploit. However, there are a few options Primeape can use. A set with Expert Belt can be used to bluff a Choiced set, then nail a Pokemon really hard. Bulk Up can be used to hit harder and become bulkier. Defiant can be used to take advantage of Intimidate users, but the ability is fairly uncommon in NU. A set with Work Up and Overheat and Thunderbolt can be used to lure and kill the main Physical Walls of NU. A SubPunch set could work, but it doesn't make good use of Primeape's best qualities. Encore can also be used alongside Substitute, but, again, Primeape is a bit too frail to make good use of it. Primeape also has a number of other moveslot options such as; Fire Punch, Poison Jab, Seed Bomb. Each of these hits certain targets, but generally aren't good enough for the main set. Fire Punch can hit both NU's Bug- and Grass-types, Poison Jab can hit Tangela, and Seed Bomb can hit Sesmitoad and Carracosta. == Checks & Counters == Primeape's best counters are Ghost-types. Being immune to the move that Primeape wants to use most of the time, makes Primeape much harder to use. Misdreavus and Frillish are the best bulky Ghosts that NU has, but Haunter and Drfitblim are both stil immune to Close Combat. Psychic-types tha have some bulk can really put a damper on Primeape, but must be wary of repeated U-turns or a boosted Punishment. Mesprit and Musharna do the job perfectly. Bulky Poison-types can also stop Primeape, so Vileplume, Weezing, Golbat, Garbodor, and the like make great counters. Standard physical walls like Alomomola and Tangela also stop Primeape fine. It should be noted that, while Primeape's Attack is fairly high, the ape isn't terribly powerful, so most bulky Pokemon can take at least one hit and retaliate. Also, Primeape will be choiced most of the time, so it may be easy to predict around.