Annihilape nicknames

a dark grey simian Pokémon with broken shackles on its ankles and left wrist. Its hair is white and almost blazing.

Annihilape was introduced in Generation 9 with a Fighting/Ghost typing as the evolved form of Primeape so there’s lots of inspiration for nicknames.

Let’s look at some info on Annihilape and suggested nicknames.


Annihilape is a simian Pokémon with broken shackles on its ankles and left wrist. Its hair is white and almost blazing. Its dark grey skin comes from its backstory: when Primeape’s rage in its soul became too much to contain, its power increased beyond its body’s capabilities and we ended up with this undead monkey with raging fists.

Like Mankey and Primeape, Annihilape takes inspiration from snub-nosed monkeys, Japanese macaques, and baboons. There are other folktale inspirations such as the Japanese onryō and the Basque Basajaun.


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Annihilape nicknames!


  • Nomad
  • Bandit
  • RATM - because Rage Against The Machine doesn’t fit
  • Dr. Zaius - I had to


  • Banshee
  • Rageous
  • Raag - Sanskrit for violence
  • Achilles
  • Berserker
  • Phantom
  • Nope - if you know, you know
  • Scathing Ape
  • Mojo Jojo
  • Grodd - based on Gorilla Grodd
  • Bob N. Weave
  • Slugfest/Slugger


  • Ben - short for benevolent
  • Mogwai
  • Ryuk
  • Congo
  • Shakma
  • Inga - named after the pet chimp of Professor John McGregor in Dario Argento’s Phenomena
  • Jumanji
  • Saitama
  • Marengo - named after the colour
  • Haymaker
  • Wraith
  • Shadow
  • Havoc
  • Brawler
  • Slugger
  • Knuckles
  • Fistfight
  • Calzaghe
  • Rocky/Balboa/Marciano
  • Nikolai
  • Klitschko
  • Bare Knuckle
  • Granite Chin
  • Main Event


  • Trouble
  • Mars
  • Silver
  • Cadet - named after the colour cadet gray
  • Eigengrau - named after the dark gray background colour that people report seeing in the absence of light (source)
  • Pugilist
  • Atom Smasher
  • Melee
  • Bruiser
  • Hooligan
  • Marmoset - a species of monkey
  • Champ
  • Heavyweight
  • Ringside
  • Dyanmite

Do you have a favourite Annihilape nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!