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*Despite first appearing to be wearing a skirt, it is a male only species.
 
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*Ironically, while {{wp|boxing}} is a mostly offensive sport, Tyrouge evolves into Hitmonchan when its Defense stat is higher. It's worth noting, however, that Hitmonchan actually has a higher Attack stat than Defense stat.
 
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==Origin==
 
==Origin==

Revision as of 09:48, 10 November 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Hitmonlee
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Lickitung 000
Hitmonchan
エビワラー Ebiwalar
#107
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fighting '
Category
Punching Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Iron Fist
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#107
Johto
#145
Hoenn
#275
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4′07″
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
110.7 lbs.
Imperial
50.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F107.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Humanshape group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 140 Battle Exp.: 1401*

Hitmonchan (Japanese: エビワラー Ebiwalar) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Tyrogue at level 20 when Tyrogue's Defense is higher than its Attack.

Biology

Physiology

Hitmonchan is a tan colored, human-shaped Pokémon. It wears a light purple tunic with a skirt and has red boxing gloves over its fists. Its enlarged shoulders give it the appearance of shoulder pads. Unlike its parallel evolution Hitmonlee it has a mouth and a visible separation between its body and head.

Gender differences

Hitmonchan is a male-only species with no female counterpart. However, its appearance at first led many people to believe that it was a female species because of the light purple tunic it wears.

Special abilities

Hitmonchan's most notable ability is its wide versatility in boxing--its major attacks are almost all punches, making use of the boxing gloves that protect its fists.

Hitmonchan are well-known for their capability of Template:M2, faster than bullet trains, that are impossible to be seen by the naked human eye. When doing this, it sometimes appears as if Hitmonchan is standing still, as the assault is too fast to be seen.

Although they have an extremely well-developed talent in quick, light blows, Hitmonchan can also throw power-packed punches. By punching in corkscrew fashion, they are able to punch through solid concrete in the same way as a drill.

Before making contact with a target, Hitmonchan will spin its arms to increase the power of its attacks. Both its speed and power punches slice the air, and are launched at such a high speed, just a slight graze by one can cause a burn.

Behavior

It is widely said that Hitmonchan possesses the spirit of a professional boxer working towards the world championship. With an indomitable spirit pushing it to work harder, it never gives up, especially in the face of adversity. However, it usually needs a short break after each fight it takes part in.

Hitmonchan are known to casually practice and hone their abilities by launching unseen volleys of punches. Since they aren't normally found in the wild, it can be hard to determine their behavior without a Trainer's influence. When under the possession of a Trainer, however, a Hitmonchan will eventually take after the person, as most Pokémon do; it may become a hard worker, striving to become better, or it might fight for bad purposes without question.

Habitat

Hitmonchan are extremely rare in the wild, and have virtually never been seen. It is an urban species that would typically be found near cities or suburbs rather than in forests. But, some Hitmonchan have been known to train in the mountains or at facilities made for such work, such as an abandoned fighting dojo.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:ThePunchyPokemon.gif
Hitmonchan in the anime

Hitmonchan's first apperance was in The Punchy Pokémon under a Trainer named Anthony. It was entered in the P1 Grand Prix, but ended up losing to a Hitmonlee stolen by Team Rocket because the match was sabotaged.

In Showdown at Dark City, it was one of the Pokémon owned by a Yas Gym Trainer.

In Riddle Me This, Hitmonchan was one of the Pokémon shown in an exercise gym. Team Rocket tried to steal the group of Template:Type2 Pokémon, but were stopped by Ash and his friends.

During The Lost Lapras, it was owned by an obnoxious Trainer that used it to attack a beached Lapras.

In Stage Fight, Hitmonchan was a major performer in a Pokémon show, where the plot was around a boxing match between it and a glove-wearing Machoke.

Rudy had a Hitmonchan in Misty Meets Her Match.

In Chikorita's Big Upset, it was part of a group of Template:Type2 Pokémon that roamed the streets of the city as a gang.

Two Hits and a Miss featured a fighting-type dojo where one of the many Pokémon was a Hitmonchan.

In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, Karate King Kiyo owned one and fought alongside it to break a rolling boulder. He later used it in battle to attempt to capture a wild Tyrogue.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later, one was used in battle by one of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers.

Another classic replay of the Hitmonlee versus Hitmonchan battle was performed in Pasta La Vista. A Trainer named Kyle owned a Hitmonchan that was used in battle to decide the fate of his father's fighting dojo.

In the manga

Bruno has a Hitmonchan in Pokémon Special, which is capable of using Fire Punch, ThunderPunch and Ice Punch at high calibre. Bruno remarks that Hitmonchan is like having three Pokémon in one.

Crystal is later seen with a Hitmonchan in her capture team, who is capable of blindingly fast punching attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Hitmonchan (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red While apparently doing nothing, it fires Template:M2 in lightning fast volleys that are impossible to see.
Blue
Yellow Punches in corkscrew fashion. It can punch its way through a concrete wall in the same way as a drill.
Stadium Adept at punching invisibly quick at bullet-train speed. It takes a break every three minutes as it moves around.
Generation II
Gold Its punches slice through the air. However, it seems to need a short break after fighting for three minutes.
Silver Its punches slice the air. They are launched at such high speed, even a slight graze could cause a burn.
Crystal To increase the strength of all its punch moves, it spins it arms just before making contact.
Stadium 2 Its punches slice through the air. However, it seems to need a short break after fighting for three minutes.
Generation III
Ruby A Hitmonchan is said to possess the spirit of a boxer who had been working towards a world championship. This Pokémon has an indomitable spirit and will never give up in the face of adversity.
Sapphire A Hitmonchan is said to possess the spirit of a boxer who had been working towards a world championship. This Pokémon has an indomitable spirit and will never give up in the face of adversity.
Emerald A Hitmonchan is said to possess the spirit of a boxer who aimed to become the world champion. Having an indomitable spirit means that it will never give up.
FireRed The spirit of a pro boxer has infused this Pokémon. It throws Template:M2 that are faster than a bullet train.
LeafGreen While apparently doing nothing, it fires Template:M2 in lightning fast volleys that are impossible to see.
Generation IV
Diamond The arm-twisting punches it throws pulverize even concrete. It rests after three minutes of fighting.
Pearl The arm-twisting punches it throws pulverize even concrete. It rests after three minutes of fighting.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Saffron City
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Saffron City
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Tyrogue
Crystal
None Evolve Tyrogue
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Saffron City
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Tyrogue
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 17
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Tyrogue
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Speed: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Total: 455   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 35.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 38+ Purified moves
Shadow Down Shadow Box XD 107.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Sky Uppercut Fighting
-- Mind Reader Normal
-- Mega Punch Normal

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 107.png Spr 1y 107.png Spr 1g 107.png Spr b g1 107.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 107.png Spr 2s 107.png Spr 2c 107.gif Spr b 2g 107.png
Spr 2g 107 s.png Spr 2s 107 s.png Spr 2c 107 s.gif Spr b 2g 107 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 107.png Spr 3e 107.png Spr 3f 107.png Spr b 3r 107.png
Spr 3r 107 s.png Spr 3e 107 s.png Spr 3f 107 s.png Spr b 3r 107 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 107.png Spr 4d 107.png Spr 4h 107.png Spr b 4d 107.png
Spr 4d 107 s.png Spr 4d 107 s.png Spr 4h 107 s.png Spr b 4d 107 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 107.png Spr 5b 107.png Spr b 5b 107.png
Spr 5b 107 s.png Spr 5b 107 s.png Spr b 5b 107 s.png
Hitmonchan For other sprites and images, please see Hitmonchan images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Several of Hitmonchan's Pokédex entries before Generation IV say it can punch at blinding speeds. This may refer to Bullet Punch, a move it can learn in Generation IV.
  • Hitmonchan's National Dex number is 107. In Punch-Out!!, a boxing game made by Nintendo, the main character, Little Mac, weighs 107 pounds.
  • Hitmonchan learns the most first priority moves by level up, with 3 out of 7 of them.
  • Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are the only Pokémon that weren't previously related through an evolution family to later gain a shared pre-evolution.
  • Hitmonchan is one of the few Kanto natives whose Ruby and Sapphire sprite is exactly the same as its FireRed and LeafGreen sprite.
  • Hitmonchan's ability to learn the elemental punches (Fire Punch, Ice Punch, and ThunderPunch) have long been considered purely novelty, given Hitmonchan's horrible Special Attack. However, Generation IV introduced the physical/special split, which made these punching moves physical, so they ran off of Hitmonchan's good Attack stat. Hitmonchan's second ability, Iron Fist, was also introduced, improving the power of Hitmonchan's punching-based moves.
  • Hitmonchan can learn every single punching move except for Shadow Punch and Dizzy Punch (although one could get a Hitmonchan with Dizzy Punch if the Odd Egg in Crystal hatched into a Tyrogue). It also can't learn Sucker Punch, though that isn't an actual punching move.
  • Despite first appearing to be wearing a skirt, it is a male only species.
  • Ironically, while boxing is a mostly offensive sport, Tyrouge evolves into Hitmonchan when its Defense stat is higher. It's worth noting, however, that Hitmonchan actually has a higher Attack stat than Defense stat.
  • In Generation II sprites, its "hair" is flat and compact, not spread out and varying lengths.

Origin

It may be a personification of boxing, a fighting style and sport that focuses on punching.

Name origin

Hitmonchan's name can be broken down into hit, monster and Chan - as in Jackie Chan; perhaps meaning "The monster that hits like Jackie Chan". Its name is similar to its two parallel evolutions, Hitmonlee and Hitmontop. Its Japanese name is from world champion boxer Hiroyuki Ebihara.

In other languages

  • German: Nockchan
  • French: Tygnon - -ty is for Mike Tyson, and gnon means thump.
  • Korean: 홍수몬 Hongsumon

External links

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