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Sakaki's Sawamular and Ebiwalar
Giovanni and his Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan
Giovanni's Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan (Japanese: サカキのサワムラーとエビワラー Sakaki's Sawamular and Ebiwalar) are two of Giovanni's Pokémon who appear in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.
Hitmonlee first appeared disguised as a thug in Pikachu Was Kidnapped!! where Giovanni called him out while he and Team Rocket were in the camera room of the Game Corner watching the customers play the slots. Hitmonlee notices Red and his Pokémon playing outside. While Red and Clefairy were busy eating, Hitmonlee takes Pikachu and runs off with him. Hitmonlee did so in order to lure Red and Clefairy to a wrestling arena where Clefairy will have a boxing match. Hitmonlee was able to have the upper hand during the first few rounds. However, Hitmonlee got knocked out by Clefairy in the end, which made Clefairy the winner of the boxing match, with Red retrieving his Pikachu in the process.
Hitmonchan first appeared in Finish Off Team Rocket!!. While Red, his Pokémon and Erika went to Silph Co. to rescue her father, Hitmonchan was running to where Red and the others were when Giovanni held Erika's father hostage. Hitmonchan was ordered by Giovanni to get rid of Red and the others as they were interfering with his plans of taking over Silph Co. Hitmonchan's punches and speed were no match for Clefairy in the beginning. However, one of Hitmonchan's punches sent Clefairy crashing into some boxes. Clefairy gets some of the stuff in the boxes and uses them to trick Hitmonchan into believing that he is overweight. Hitmonchan found out what Clefairy was doing when he placed a Snorlax on the scale and gets thrown into a wall. Pikachu told Clefairy some advice to defeat Hitmonchan. Clefairy the lifted Hitmonchan and threw him into a cooking pot. Afterwards, Hitmonchan gets tied up in a buffet.
Both of them
Both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan reappeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?! when the town was celebrating Christmas. Hitmonlee along with Hitmonchan were told by Giovanni to chase away Clefairy as he knew that Clefairy would try to disrupt their holiday. Hitmonlee responded with his trusty kick and Clefairy used the snow as his advantage to confuse Hitmonlee. While Clefairy got distracted by Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan came out of nowhere and packed Clefairy with a punch. Afterwards, they had trouble with Clefairy as Clefairy built snowmen to hide himself. Both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan become hit by snowballs and a snowball fight occured. They run away after getting hit by Golem in disguise as a snowball.
Both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan made a cameo in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!! with Giovanni when Giovanni was announcing a contest in his dome that he built. They make another cameo in Get The Last Badge!! where they were seen in Giovanni's workout room. In Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan appear in a flashback when Squirtle was telling the story of how he got separated from Giovanni. They appear in the same chapter in a non-flashback where they fight Squirtle and get beaten by Squirtle's heavy crying.
In Team Rocket's Downfall!!, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan worked as a samurai where they were teaching people self-defense when they entered the dojo. Both of the Hitmons taught them self-defense by attacking the people in the dojo. After Red noticed a Jynx trapped, the dojo turned out to be a Team Rocket scam which was set up by Giovanni. Giovanni, after finding out that Red blew their cover, ordered Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan to attack him and his Pokémon. It was a swordfight between Clefairy and Hitmonlee, and Pikachu and Hitmonchan. Hitmonchan was beaten by Pikachu's electricity-powered up sword while Hitmonlee narrowly dodged Clefairy's sword. As a result, Clefairy bumped into the dojo wall which caused the whole building to collapse.
In Protect Jynx!!, Hitmonchan was with Giovanni was on the television set where Giovanni announces that he will blow up the concert that Jynx was performing in. Giovanni shows them the bomb that Hitmonlee was holding. When Red and the gang were in the concert, Giovanni's disguise gets removed and runs off with Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan while holding the briefcase. However, they were stopped by Pikachu. In Good-Bye Pikachu?!, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan fought Clefairy and Pikachu when they were with a Dratini that Giovanni wanted and Red refused to surrender Dratini to him. Clefairy did a twirl which single-handedly took out Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.
Personality and characteristics
Both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan have one thing in common with their master, Giovanni, both have a dislike for Red's Clefairy. They have a desire to get rid of Clefairy and to make the boss happy. However, they have been beaten by Clefairy and his gags every time. The Hitmons have no trouble in following orders from Giovanni despite how severe it becomes or the consequences of that matter.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.