Yes, we have a small cluster of articles offering DC Heroes RPG stats for 1990s Pokémon. Yes, it seemed like a good idea at the time.


  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: N/A.
  • Base Of Operations: Ring (Pokeball?).
  • Height: 3’ 3” Weight: 71 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Skin: Light cream fur, with brown limbs.


Powers and Abilities

Primeape is an agile Pig Monkey Pokemon who likes to fight. Its attacks are enhanced by its rage and tenacity, that sometimes overwhelms its opponents on the ring.


Primeape looks like a light cream fur-ball, with piggy nose, very angry eyes and a vein clearly visible over his left eye. It has short arms with arm bands, and also wears bands on its legs.

Its fists look like boxing-gloves. As Primeape, it has lost its Mankey tail.


“Always furious and tenacious to boot. It will not abandon chasing its quarry until its quarry is caught”.

DC Universe History

Introducing the Pokémons in the DC Universe will not be any problem, as they are. A new kind of PC or NPC could be a Pokémon trainer, who could have been built as a normal human with 2-4 Pet Advantages involving the Pokémons he begins with. Or even one – most trainers begin with just one basic Pokémon.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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A 426 Points Character

Dex: 04 (05) Str: 02 Bod: 07 Pokemon # 57
Int: 02 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Pokemon Pig Monkey (Fighting)
Inf: 01 Aur: 01 Spi: 05 Evolves from: Mankey
Init: 009 HP: 005

Mind Over Matter: 02, Power Reserve (STR, Martial Artist): 04, Shrinking: 01

Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 05, Charisma (Intimidation): 03, Martial Artist: 05, Thief (Escape Artist)*: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Power Reserve: Minor Fatiguing: if Primeape is to suffer damage from the use of its Power Reserve, it is instead stunned for a number of rounds equal to the RAPs of damage, although it can use its Mind Over Matter to stay “on” for some rounds (-1).
  • Shrinking: Always On and already noted on OV (-1) ; Character’s STR and weight APs are reduced by APs (-2).

MIA (not retreating from combat), CPR (Schizophrenia), Attack Vulnerability (Mental Pokémons, -2 cs).

Design notes

I would have used the Adrenal Surge power if it wasn’t that Primeape is ALWAYS enraged ^__^.

Pokémon Damage

It can be considered a Genre rule, but it should be used on any genre Pokémons appear. It is a new kind of damage, to add to Bashing and Killing damage. We call it Pokémon damage.

When Pokémons fight (or they attack other beings) they can choose to do it so in Bashing or Killing combat (although the later is very rare). But they can also do it in the way most Pokémon combats are resolved: with Pokémon damage.

When RAPs are done that would (if it was Killing Combat) reduce their current BODY condition to 0 or less, instead the character stays at Current Condition: 1. But they are Stunned for as many Phases as APs under 1 they would be. For example, Charmander is at BODY: 1 and suffers four RAPs of Pokémon Damage. He would then be Stunned for four Phases.

On a regular basis, that means losing the combat if it was a Pokemon fight.

By Kal El el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Pokemon TV series and trading cards game.