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Hitmonlee (Pokémon)

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Marowak #105: Marowak
Pokémon
#107: Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
サワムラー Sawamular
#106
106Hitmonlee.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fighting '
Category
Kicking Pokémon
Abilities
Limber or Reckless
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#106
Johto
#146
Hoenn
#274
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
109.8 lbs.
Imperial
49.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F106.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Humanshape group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 139 Battle Exp.: 1391*

Hitmonlee (Japanese: サワムラー Sawamular) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Tyrogue starting at level 20 when Tyrogue's Attack is higher than his Defense. It is one of Tyrogue's three final forms.

Biology

Physiology

Hitmonlee is a brown colored, human and egg-shaped Pokémon. He has three-fingered hands and three claw-like toes. Hitmonlee has segmented, cream-colored arms and legs. The muscles on its legs are more accurate than its arms allowing it to perform powerful knee attacks and kicks. Hitmonlee has almond-shaped eyes with black rings around them, and its feet have yellow coloration on their ankles and soles. Hitmonlee also appears to lack a nose and mouth.

Gender differences

Hitmonlee is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Special abilities

Hitmonlee possesses a considerable sense of balance, enabling him to kick in succession from any position. When kicking, the sole of his foot turns as hard as a diamond on impact. Hitmonlee knows several kick-based moves, including the rarely seen Blaze Kick. His leg muscles have the special ability to freely stretch and compress. Hitmonlee also has a few mental-based moves such as Meditate and Mind Reader. As with other Template:Type2 Pokémon, Hitmonlee is capable of a few Template:Type2 moves and Earthquake.

Hitmonlee is one of very few Pokémon that learns Hi Jump Kick, and is the only Pokémon to learn Mega Kick via level-up.

Behavior

When in a hurry, his legs lengthen progressively. He can run smoothly with long, loping strides. After battle, he rubs down its legs and loosens the muscles to overcome fatigue.

Habitat

Hitmonlee have become domesticated, and therefore live around large cities. They are first documented in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Hitmonleeanime.PNG
Hitmonlee in the anime

Major appearances

Hitmonlee first appeared in The Punchy Pokémon. Team Rocket stole him from a man named Giant in order to compete in the P1 Grand Prix. The Kicking Pokémon defeated Brock's Geodude, and Anthony's Hitmonchan (by cheating) and lost fair and square to Ash's Primeape.

Minor appearances

Another Hitmonlee appeared in Showdown at Dark City as one of the Yas Gym's Pokémon.

A Hitmonlee owned by Corey was one of the Pokémon owned by that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back. The Hitmonlee clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Shiro, a challenger to the dojo in Two Hits and a Miss used a Hitmonlee.

A Hitmonlee had a brief appearance in The Legend of Thunder! battling Jimmy's Typhlosion.

Wobbu-palooza featured a Hitmonlee belonging to a Festival Crasher.

One of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers in Cerulean Blues has a Hitmonlee.

A Hitmonlee was used during the preliminaries of the Hoenn League by Gilbert in Saved by the Beldum. Gilbert's Hitmonlee lost to Ash's Pikachu.

Master Hamm used a Hitmonlee against his son Kyle, a cook, in Pasta La Vista. If the Dojo Master won, he would retire, and Kyle would have to give up his shop for the Dojo. If Kyle won, it would all stay the same. Ash, and May ended up taking the place of the two. As it was a draw, Kyle and his father decided to both work at the restaurant while Kyle's girlfriend Terri took up ownership of the Dojo.

A Hitmonlee appeared in DP160, under the ownership of Yūta.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP166 Hitmonlee Ash's Pokédex Hitmonlee, the Kicking Pokémon. This nimble Pokémon launches lethal kicks from almost any position.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG145 Hitmonlee Ash's Pokédex Hitmonlee, the Kicking Pokémon. Hitmonlee can extend and retract its legs at will to kick opponents from almost any distance.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Hitmonlee makes a cameo in Danger: High Voltorb as a mysterious Pokémon aboard the S.S. Anne.

Hitmonlee later appears as one of Bruno's Pokémon, who destroyed Bill's house. Bruno explains that Hitmonlee's legs are so flexible, it's impossible to locate the position of its knees and attack them.

Hitmonlee was also seen as one of Chuck's Pokémon. In the Gym Leader faceoff of Volume 13, it used Mind Reader and Reversal to turn Blue's tactics against him.

In the TCG

Main article: Hitmonlee (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Hitmonlee will preform a Hi Jump Kick dealing a great amount of damage on whoever it hit. Hitmonlee did not return in Super Smash Bros. Melee and was replaced by Scizor who attacks in a similar way.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When in a hurry, its legs lengthen progressively. It runs smoothly with extra long, loping strides.
Blue
Yellow When kicking, the sole of its foot turns as hard as a diamond on impact and destroys its enemy.
Stadium Repeatedly kicks its enemy with legs that freely stretch and contract. Some people refer to it as the "kicking master."
Generation II
Gold This amazing Pokémon has an awesome sense of balance. It can kick in succession from any position.
Silver If it starts kicking repeatedly, both legs will stretch to strike a fleeing foe.
Crystal It is also called the Kick Master. It uses its elastic legs to execute every known kick.
Stadium 2 This amazing Pokémon has an awesome sense of balance. It can kick in succession from any position.
Generation III
Ruby Hitmonlee's legs freely contract and stretch. Using these springlike legs, it bowls over foes with devastating kicks. After battle, it rubs down its legs and loosens the muscles to overcome fatigue.
Sapphire Hitmonlee's legs freely contract and stretch. Using these springlike legs, it bowls over foes with devastating kicks. After battle, it rubs down its legs and loosens the muscles to overcome fatigue.
Emerald Its legs freely stretch and contract. Using these springlike limbs, it bowls over foes with devastating kicks. After battle, it rubs down its tired legs.
FireRed The legs freely contract and stretch. The stretchy legs allow it to hit a distant foe with a rising kick.
LeafGreen When in a hurry, its legs lengthen progressively. It runs smoothly with extra-long, loping strides.
Generation IV
Diamond Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
Pearl Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
Platinum Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
HeartGold This amazing Pokémon has an awesome sense of balance. It can kick in succession from any position.
SoulSilver If it starts kicking repeatedly, both legs will stretch to strike a fleeing foe.
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 Evolve Tyrogue
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Tyrogue
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 Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Walker
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Tyrogue
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Tyrogue
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD Black Belt Black Belt (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Speed: 87
82 - 152 161 - 300
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#D67873" | 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.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 38+ Purified moves
Shadow Down Shadow Box XD 106.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Half Shadow Hi Jump Kick Fighting
Shadow Rush Shadow Mind Reader Normal
-- Mega Kick Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin106.png Pin106.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani106.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP106.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Discipline
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll KO the bad guys with my blindingly fast high kicks!
26%-50% HP Darn it, half my HP's gone already?
1%-25% HP I'm burnt right out. My legs aren't working anymore...
Level up Leveled up! My kicks are packing more power now!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! My kicks are packing more power now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP106.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fighting  Fighting Assist.png
( Fighting )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Tyrogue
Baby form
Tyrogue
 Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(Attack > Defense)


Egg
Breed

Hitmonlee
First evolution
Hitmonlee
 Fighting 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 106.png Spr 1y 106.png Spr 1g 106.png Spr b g1 106.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 106.png Spr 2s 106.png Spr 2c 106.gif Spr b 2g 106.png
Spr 2g 106 s.png Spr 2s 106 s.png Spr 2c 106 s.gif Spr b 2g 106 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 106.png Spr 3e 106.png Spr 3f 106.png Spr b 3r 106.png
Spr 3r 106 s.png Spr 3e 106 s.png Spr 3f 106 s.png Spr b 3r 106 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 106.png Spr 4p 106.png Spr 4h 106.png Spr b 4d 106.png
Spr 4d 106 s.png Spr 4p 106 s.png Spr 4h 106 s.png Spr b 4d 106 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 106.png Spr 5b 106.png Spr b 5b 106.png
Spr 5b 106 s.png Spr 5b 106 s.png Spr b 5b 106 s.png
Hitmonlee For other sprites and images, please see Hitmonlee images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are the only Pokémon that weren't previously related through an evolution family, then later gained a shared pre-evolution.
  • Despite his Pokémon Crystal Pokédex entry stating that he can execute every known kick, Hitmonlee cannot learn Triple Kick.
  • Hitmonlee is the only Pokémon to learn Mega Kick by leveling up.
  • He has the highest base Attack of all the Hitmons.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Hitmonlee is the one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. Muk, Meowth, Oddish, Ninetales, Primeape, and Registeel are the others. Mareep, Natu, Xatu, Forretress, and Ursaring had their color palettes changed.
  • Despite using an opposite style of fighting to Hitmonchan, kicking instead of punching, he can still learn multiple punching moves through breeding.

Origin

  • He may be a personification of kick boxing, a sport that focuses on kick attacks. Hitmonlee bears resemblance to Blemmyes due to his lack of an actual head. The overall shape of his body also resembles a human foot.
  • He may also be a personification of Tadashi Sawamura, who is a kickboxer, his symbol being a strong kick named "Shinku Tobihizageri". Thus, Hitmonlee's design may reference it.

Name origin

Hitmonlee's name can be broken down into hit, monster and Lee - as in Bruce Lee; perhaps meaning "the monster that hits like Bruce Lee". The name is also related to Hitmonchan and Hitmontop, both of which are parallel evolutions to it as of Generation II. His Japanese name comes from the world's first kickboxer, Tadashi Sawamura.

In other languages

  • German: Kicklee - From kick and Lee, as in Bruce.
  • French: Kicklee - From kick and Lee, as in Bruce.
  • Korean: 시라소몬 Sirasomon

External links

Notes


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