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エビぴょん Ebipyon
Poké Ball
Crystal's Hitmonchan
Debuts in Slugging It Out with Slugma
Caught at Mt. Mortar
Gender Male
Ability Iron Fist
Nature Adamant
Current location With Crystal
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Monlee (Japanese: エビぴょん Ebipyon), known as Hitmonee in Chuang Yi's translations, is a Hitmonchan owned by Crystal in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of With a Little Help From Hitmonchan, he is level 78 and his Characteristic is "strong willed."


Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Monlee and Crystal

Crystal first met Monlee when she was training to be a capture pro. It is there where an Arcanine was rampaging out of control due to an eye injury. Due to this, Crystal fell and broke her arms. Monlee and Bonee decided to intervene and attack the Arcanine to drive him away. After Crystal woke up they led her to the Arcanine and she managed to calm him down. Crystal added him to her team after the incident and Monlee became her arms until she recovered.

Monlee first showed up in Slugging It Out with Slugma alongside Crystal's other Pokémon to help prove her capturing skills to Professor Oak. Monlee was used in the next round to battle a Chikorita that wanted to join Crystal's team. Chikorita used Razor Leaf and became shocked when Monlee punched the leaves away. Monlee then used Mega Punch and broke the ground up. Chikorita stayed put while the ground give way and when it stops, Crystal smiled and told Chikorita that no Pokémon had ever taken Monlee's Mega Punch in the face before. Crystal then added Chikorita to her team.

In Suddenly Suicune I, Monlee was used in Crystal's battle to capture Suicune. Crystal had Monlee attack Suicune as it was falling to the ground with a Mega Punch. Although Suicune was prepared to counter the attack Monlee struck the ground instead, breaking up the earth and throwing Suicune off guard. Crystal then attempted to capture Suicune, only to fail.

Emerald chapter

In You Need to Chill Out, Regice, Monlee was loaned to Emerald for his Battle Pyramid challenge against Brandon and his Registeel. Monlee began the battle by circling around his opponent and striking with his powerful and speedy punches. Emerald states that with Monlee's power the tide of the battle will be turned and has Monlee use Sky Uppercut. The attack sends Registeel several feet into the air and knocks it out. Although he won the battle, Monlee unexpectedly falls to the ground and turns sickly, due to Registeel's Toxic attack. With no items to heal Monlee, he falls to the ground defeated.

In Skirting Around Surskit II, Monlee was used alongside Bonee by Emerald to help him capture Jirachi. Emerald has Monlee use Mach Punch to prevent Jirachi from moving by threatening to attack with its super fast punches. While Monlee keep Jirachi distracted, Bonee whipped out a pair of nunchaku made of bones. Bonee threw the nunchaku, which spun around Jirachi's body and binded it. Due to interference from Guile Hideout, the capture fails.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, Monlee was used in a battle against Team Rocket Executive Ariana and her Murkrow. Despite putting up a good fight, he was easily overwhelmed and defeated.

Personality and characteristics

Monlee is a gentle and caring Pokémon, shown when he took care of Crystal after she broke her arms. He is a very stubborn Pokémon when it comes to battling and refuses to give up. He is Crystal's go to Pokémon when she needs a lot of power and has survived fights against powerful Legendary Pokémon such as Suicune, Registeel, and Jirachi.

Moves used

Monlee Mega Punch.png
Using Mega Punch
Move First Used In
Mach Punch Slugging It Out with Slugma
Mega Punch Three Cheers for Chikorita
Sky Uppercut You Need to Chill Out, Regice
Bullet Punch With a Little Help From Hitmonchan
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.



Language Name Origin
Japanese エビぴょん Ebipyon From エビワラー Ebiwalar (Hitmonchan)
English Monlee* From Hitmonchan
Hitmonee* From Hitmonchan
Spanish Chanpeon From Hitmonchan
Korean 홍수뿅 From 홍수몬 Hongsoomon (Hitmonchan)
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾比蹦跳 Àibǐbèngtiào From 艾比郎 Àibǐláng (Hitmonchan)
Vietnamese Ebipyon Transliteration of his Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Hitmonchan.

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