Primeape

Type Tier
Fighting UU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
171
Atk
105
156
Def
60
111
Spc
60
111
Spe
95
146
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Overview

Primeape is in his prime in UU. He can wreak havoc against the UU metagame, even if he is a little on the fragile side. He's a sweeper, and a darn good one for UU.

Name Moveset

Physical Sweeper

~ Submission
~ Rock Slide
~ Body Slam
~ Focus Energy / Hyper Beam

If you're playing on Stadium, just Focus Energy and blow them away with a slew of Submissions, Rock Slides, and Body Slams (or Hyper Beam if you prefer). If not, replace it with Hyper Beam, since Focus Energy only works in Stadium.

Other Options

If you don't like Submission because of its recoil, try Low Kick. It's weaker, but has less of that nasty aftertaste, and can flinch too. With Focus Energy and a little luck, Thunderbolt or Thunder will do quite some damage to Water-types, especially Starmie. Dig is cool against Muk, Nidoking, or Nidoqueen. Remember that while it has 100 Base Power, Dig is easily countered.

Checks and Counters

Primeape's defenses are weak, so most opponents that resist Fighting and won't die immediately to the other moves will do as counters. For instance, Psychic-types (especially Slowbro and Exeggutor) and Gengar are completely impenetrable to Primeape, as are Poison-types like Muk and Weezing. Flying Pokemon that aren't 4x weak to Rock Slide and have Flying-type moves, such as Zapdos in OU and Fearow in UU, also work.