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One of the [[Invincible Pokémon Brothers]] in [[Cerulean Blues]] has a Hitmonlee.
One of the [[Invincible Pokémon Brothers]] in [[Cerulean Blues]] has a Hitmonlee.
=In the manga=
==In the Pokémon Special manga==
Hitmonlee makes a cameo in ''[[PS010|Danger: High Voltorb]]'' as a mysterious Pokémon aboard the [[S.S. Anne]].
=Game data=
=Game data=

Revision as of 16:47, 18 July 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Marowak
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サワムラー Sawamular
Artwork from FR/LG
Fighting '
Kicking Pokémon
Limber or Reckless
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
1.5 m
109.8 lbs.
49.8 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Humanshape group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 139 Battle Exp.: 1391*

Hitmonlee (Japanese: サワムラー Sawamular) is a Fighting-type Pokémon.



Gender differences

Hitmonlee is a male-only species with no female counter-part.

Special abilities




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In the anime

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.

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

A Hitmonlee was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

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. 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 resturaunt while Kyle's girlfriend Terri took up ownership of the Dojo.

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

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

Game data

Pokédex entries

Pokémon Red and Blue
When in a hurry, its legs lengthen progressively. It runs smoothly with extra long, loping strides.
Pokémon Yellow
When kicking the sole of its foot turns as hard as a diamond on impact it destroys its enemy.
Pokémon Gold
This amazing Pokémon has an awesome sense of balance. It can kick in succession from any position.
Pokémon Silver
If it starts kicking repeatedly, both legs will stretch to strike a fleeing foe.
Pokémon Crystal
It is also called the Kick Master. It uses its elastic legs to execute every known kick.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Hitmonlee's legs freely contract and stretch. Using these springlike legs, it bowls over foes with devistating kicks. After battle, it rubs down its legs and loosens the muscles to overcome fatigue.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed
The legs freely contract and stretch. The stretchy legs allow it to hit a distant foe with a rising kick.
Pokémon LeafGreen
When in a hurry, its legs lengthen progressively. It runs smoothly with extra-long, loping strides.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Saffron City
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
One Saffron City
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve from Tyrogue
None Evolve from Tyrogue
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Saffron City
None Trade
One Citadark Isle (Capture from Cipher Peon Petro)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve from Tyrogue
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
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 Evolve from Tyrogue

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.

Type effectiveness

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Double Kick
Double Kick Revenge
Double Kick
Double Kick
5       Meditate
6   Meditate Meditate  
9       Rolling Kick
11   Rolling Kick Rolling Kick  
13       Jump Kick
16   Jump Kick Jump Kick  
17       Brick Break
20     Brick Break  
21   Focus Energy Focus Energy Focus Energy
25       Me First
26   Hi Jump Kick Hi Jump Kick  
29       Hi Jump Kick
31   Mind Reader Mind Reader  
33 Rolling Kick     Mind Reader
36   Foresight Foresight  
37       Foresight
38 Jump Kick      
41   Endure Endure Blaze Kick
43 Focus Energy      
45       Endure
46   Mega Kick Mega Kick  
48 Hi Jump Kick      
49       Mega Kick
51   Reversal Reversal  
53 Mega Kick     Close Combat
57       Reversal


Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse    
TM05 Mega Kick      
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash Bulk Up Bulk Up
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13   Snore    
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter   Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss      
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM26     Earthquake Earthquake
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35 Metronome Sleep Talk    
TM39 Swift Swift Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash      
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43   Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46   Thief Thief Thief
TM50 Substitute      
TM52       Focus Blast
TM56       Fling
TM58       Endure
TM71       Stone Edge
TM78       Captivate
TM80       Rock Slide
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM84       Poison Jab
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08       Rock Climb

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Hitmonlee knows Shadow Down, Shadow Half and Shadow Rush as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Refresh after being purified.

Side game data

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It may be a personification of Taekwondo, a martial art that focuses on kicking and strengthening legs. Hitmonlee bares the resemblance of Blemmyes due to his lack of an actual head.

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. Its Japanese name comes from the world's first kickboxer, さわむら ただし, Tadashi Sawamura.

In other languages

  • German: Kicklee - Refers to this Pokémon's kicking abilities and Bruce Lee.
  • French: Kicklee - Refers to this Pokémon's kicking abilities and Bruce Lee.
  • Korean: 시라소몬 Sirasomon

External links

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