Hitmonlee (Pokémon)

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Hitmonlee
Kicking Pokémon
サワムラー
Sawamular
#0106
Hitmonlee



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Limber or RecklessGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Hitmonlee
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
109.8 lbs. 49.8 kg
Hitmonlee
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
139
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Hitmonlee
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0106.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Tyrogue starting at level 20 when Tyrogue's Attack is higher than its Defense. It is one of Tyrogue's final forms, the others being Hitmonchan and Hitmontop.

Biology

Hitmonlee stretching its legs in Pokémon Adventures

Hitmonlee is a humanoid Pokémon with an ovoid body. Lacking a distinct neck and head, its upper torso has almond-shaped eyes with black space around them and appears to lack a nose and mouth. Primarily brown, it has cream-colored, segmented arms and legs. Each hand has three fingers and each foot has three clawed toes. The soles of its feet and its ankles have circular, yellow pads. Hitmonlee is an exclusively male species with no female counterpart.

Hitmonlee's legs freely contract and stretch similar to a coiled spring (and one particular Hitmonlee can do this with its arms as well). The source of its power comes from the ligaments in its legs that Hitmonlee can fully control. This flexibility allows Hitmonlee to run with lengthy strides, giving it greater reach for its kicks. Its excellent sense of balance enables it to kick in succession from any position. Hitmonlee's kicking strength is incredibly powerful owing to its diamond-like soles. Right before kicking an opponent, Hitmonlee will harden the muscles on the sole of its foot, allowing it to maximize the full power of its kick. It has sometimes been nicknamed the "Kick Master". After battling, it rubs down its legs to relax the tight muscles. Rarely found in the wild, it is primarily found in urban areas. It has been seen competing with either Hitmonchan, or Hitmontop.

Hitmonlee has had several kicking moves as signature moves:

Prior to Generation V, Reckless was Hitmonlee's signature Ability.

Evolution

Hitmonlee evolves from Tyrogue.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0236Tyrogue.png
Unevolved
Tyrogue
 Fighting 

0106Hitmonlee.png
First evolution
Hitmonlee
 Fighting 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#106
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) 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 Johto
#144
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 even longer 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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#106
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
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#146
Diamond Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
Pearl
Platinum
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 even longer to strike a fleeing foe.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
White
Black 2 Its legs can stretch double. First-time foes are startled by its extensible reach.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The legs freely contract and stretch. The stretchy legs allow it to hit a distant foe with a rising kick.
Y If it starts kicking repeatedly, both legs will stretch to strike a fleeing foe.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#106
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu When kicking, the sole of its foot turns as hard as a diamond on impact and destroys its enemy.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#108
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword This amazing Pokémon has an awesome sense of balance. It can kick in succession from any position.
Shield The legs freely contract and stretch. The stretchy legs allow it to hit a distant foe with a rising kick.
Brilliant Diamond Its legs can stretch to double their length. First-time foes are startled by Hitmonlee's extensible reach.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#93
Scarlet At the exact moment it lands a kick on its target, Hitmonlee hardens the muscles on the sole of its foot, maximizing the power of the kick.
Violet It has complete control over the ligaments in its legs, expanding and contracting them to double the reach of its kicks.


Pokédex Image Hitmonlee SV Blueberry.png
Hitmonlee in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Received from the master of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City (choice between it and Hitmonchan)
Blue (Japan)
Received from the master of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City (choice between it and Hitmonchan)
Yellow
Received from the master of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City (choice between it and Hitmonchan)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Tyrogue
Crystal
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Received from the master of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City (choice between it and Hitmonchan)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Tyrogue
Platinum
Evolve Tyrogue
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Tyrogue
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tyrogue
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tyrogue
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Received from the master of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City (choice between it and Hitmonchan)
Victory Road
Generation VIII
Sword
Dusty Bowl
Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Tyrogue
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Canyon Biome
Tera Raid Battles (5★)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Blue Field: Saffron City
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Bus Stop
Trozei!
Phobos Walker, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Tyrogue
MD Sky
Evolve Tyrogue
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode B & A)
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Volcanic Slope (post-ending)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees (Capsule Cage), Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Smelting Forge
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Entei Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Buried Relic (38F-45F), Wish Cave (51F-56F), Purity Forest (51F-56F), Oddity Cave (5F-6F), Remains Island (5F-6F), Marvelous Sea (5F-6F), Fantasy Strait (5F-6F)
Fainted Pokémon: Frosty Forest
Mystery House: Mt. Faraway
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Hitmonlee Appears
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & TyrogueEgg


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee Japanese hide 20 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee English hide 20 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee French hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee German hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee Italian hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Hitmonlee Spanish hide 20 April 7, 2000 onwards

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Bitter Berry Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow
Stadium
Normal Box Normal Box (From Round 1: 100%)
Gorgeous Box Gorgeous Box (From Round 2: 100%)
XD
Black Belt Black Belt (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
53
52 - 115 99 - 225
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
87
82 - 152 161 - 300
Total:
455
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

Hitmonlee is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100100% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
Evo.Evo. Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
044 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
088 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1212 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1616 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2121 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 09090% 10
2828 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
3232 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 07575% 5
3636 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4040 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4444 High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130130 09090% 10
5050 Axe Kick Fighting Physical 120120 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmonlee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmonlee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM112Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM167Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM184Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM185Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM213Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM213 Coaching Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM229Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmonlee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Hitmonlee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Hitmonchan
Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
HitmonchanHitmontop
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontop
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Hitmonlee
High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
Hitmonchan
Mach Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 30
Hitmontop
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Hitmonchan
Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hitmonlee
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmonlee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmonlee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmonlee
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmonlee
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin106.png Pinani106.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani106.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 106.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 106.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Punish Sawk
Connected to: Medicham
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal Don't underestimate my kick! I stretch myself every night!
Low HP (< 50%) My legs are shaking…
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-101/N-071
It creates shock waves around itself that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush106Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW106.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Hitmonlee is taking a break at the hot spring in the Cavern Zone on the way to the Lava Zone. He's a heavy hitter when it comes to Bastiodon's Block Barrage.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT106.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Fighting
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#565
Shuffle106.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Shot Out


Pokémon GO
GO106.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 224 Base Defense: 181
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Rock Smash, Double Kick*
Charged Attacks: Close Combat*, Low Sweep, Stone Edge, Blaze Kick*, Stomp, Brick Break, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0236Tyrogue.png
Baby form
Tyrogue
 Fighting 
Pokémon Egg
Breed



Rare Candy + Power Bracer
Level 20
(Attack > Defense)
0106Hitmonlee.png
First evolution
Hitmonlee
 Fighting 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 106.png Spr b g1 106.png Spr 1b 106.png Spr b g1 106.png Spr 1y 106.png Spr b g1 106.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 106.png Spr b 2g 106.png Spr 2s 106.png Spr b 2s 106.png Spr 2c 106.png Spr b 2c 106.png
Spr 2g 106 s.png Spr b 2g 106 s.png Spr 2s 106 s.png Spr b 2s 106 s.png Spr 2c 106 s.png Spr b 2c 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 106.png Spr b 3r 106.png Spr 3e 106.png Spr b 3e 106.png Spr 3f 106.png Spr b 3f 106.png
Spr 3r 106 s.png Spr b 3r 106 s.png Spr 3e 106 s.png Spr b 3e 106 s.png Spr 3f 106 s.png Spr b 3f 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 106.png Spr b 4d 106.png Spr 4p 106.png Spr b 4p 106.png Spr 4h 106.png Spr b 4h 106.png
Spr 4d 106 s.png Spr b 4d 106 s.png Spr 4p 106 s.png Spr b 4p 106 s.png Spr 4h 106 s.png Spr b 4h 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 106.png Spr b 5b 106.png Spr 5b2 106.png Spr b 5b2 106.png
Spr 5b 106 s.png Spr b 5b 106 s.png Spr 5b2 106 s.png Spr b 5b2 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 106.png
Spr b 6x 106.png
Spr 6o 106.png
Spr b 6o 106.png
Spr 6x 106 s.png
Spr b 6x 106 s.png
Spr 6o 106 s.png
Spr b 6o 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 106.png
Spr b 7s 106.png
Spr 7s 106.png
Spr b 7s 106.png
Spr 7s 106 s.png
Spr b 7s 106 s.png
Spr 7s 106 s.png
Spr b 7s 106 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 106.png
Spr 7p 106 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 106.png
Spr 8s 106 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0106.png HOME0106 s.png
106MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Hitmonlee images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Hitmonlee in the anime

Major appearances

Hitmonlee debuted 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) before losing fair and square to Ash's Primeape.

In Chikorita's Big Upset, a Hitmonlee was a member of a gang of wild Fighting-type Pokémon. He befriended Chikorita after she defeated its leader, a Primeape, and became the new gang leader.

In Two Hits and a Miss, Shiro used a Hitmonlee during a battle against Chigusa's Hitmontop. He was eventually defeated during a rematch.

In Wobbu-Palooza!, a festival crasher disrupted the Wobbuffet Festival with a Hitmonlee. He was soon fought off by Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket.

In A Tyrogue Full of Trouble, Kiyo's Hitmonlee fought alongside him to break a rolling boulder. Kiyo later used Hitmonlee in battle during an attempt to catch a wild Tyrogue.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, a Hitmonlee belonging to Kail of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers assisted another brother's Hitmonchan in his battle against Misty. He was defeated due to the intervention of Brock's Forretress.

In Saved by the Beldum, Gilbert used a Hitmonlee during the preliminaries of the Ever Grande Conference, during which he lost to Ash's Pikachu.

In Pasta La Vista, Master Hamm used a Hitmonlee in a battle to decide the fate of his fighting dojo. After Master Hamm broke his back, Ash stepped in for him and borrowed Hitmonlee for the match.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, Daniel entered a Hitmonlee in the Pokéathlon, where it competed against Ash's Monferno. Despite the power of his Fighting skills, Monferno was equally agile, and the battle concluded in a tie.

In Casting a Paul on Barry!, Barry used a Hitmonlee during his battle against Paul at the Lily of the Valley Conference. Despite being able to cause a lot of damage to Ursaring, he was eventually defeated after inadvertently triggering Ursaring's Guts Ability.

Minor appearances

In Showdown at Dark City, a Hitmonlee was one of the Yas Gym's Pokémon.

In A Chansey Operation, an injured Hitmonlee was brought to the clinic and treated.

A Hitmonlee appeared as an image in The Ultimate Test.

In Riddle Me This, a Hitmonlee performed music for Gary and his entourage while they stayed at one of Cinnabar Island's hostels. Another was at the Pokémon Lab when Team Rocket targeted it.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Hitmonlee was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

Two Hitmonlee appeared in Bad to the Bone. One belonged to a Trainer, while the other belonged to a Gym Leader in a flashback.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Hitmonlee attended the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, Corey's Hitmonlee was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Hitmonlee clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

In The Power of One, a Hitmonlee sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Hitmonlee appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Wired for Battle!, a Hitmonlee was in Muramasa's dojo.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Hitmonlee participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Ariados, Amigos, a Trainer's Hitmonlee attended the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy.

In The Legend of Thunder!, Shinji used a Hitmonlee in his battle against Jimmy's Typhlosion.

In Enlighten Up!, a student at Slowpoke Temple had a Hitmonlee.

In Johto Photo Finish, Gary's demonstration featured a Hitmonlee evolving from a Tyrogue.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Trainer's Hitmonlee competed in the Rota tournament.

A Coordinator's Hitmonlee appeared in Harley Rides Again.

A Coordinator's Hitmonlee appeared in Channeling the Battle Zone!.

A Trainer's Hitmonlee appeared in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Hitmonlee appeared in This Magik Moment!.

Multiple Hitmonlee appeared in Solitary and Menacing!, under the ownership of the Fighting Dojo. The Karate Master used one of them to battle Bea, only for it to be defeated.

A Trainer's Hitmonlee appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

A Trainer's Hitmonlee appeared in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

A Hitmonlee appeared in Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, under the ownership of a Project Mew Challenger.

A Trainer's Hitmonlee appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP184 Hitmonlee Dawn's Pokédex Hitmonlee, the Kicking Pokémon, and the evolved form of Tyrogue. Its legs double in length, and opponents are surprised by Hitmonlee's attack range when facing it for the first time.

Pokémon Origins

Hitmonlee in Pokémon Origins

Koichi's Hitmonlee briefly appeared in File 3: Giovanni. Later, Red sent out a Hitmonlee during a Gym battle with Giovanni, where he tied with his Rhyhorn.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Hitmonlee briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

In the manga

Hitmonlee in Pokémon Adventures

How I Became a Pokémon Card

A Team Rocket Grunt was seen with a Hitmonlee.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Hitmonlee appeared in PMDP11.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Hitmonlee appeared in PMHGSS11.

Pokémon Adventures

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

A Hitmonlee appeared in Tauros the Tyrant as one of the Pokémon used by Team Rocket Grunts to catch Green.

A Hitmonlee later appears as one of Bruno's Pokémon in Ponyta Tale. Later, he destroyed Bill's house in Hitmonlee, Baby! (One More Time). Bruno explains that Hitmonlee's legs are so flexible, it is impossible to locate the position of his knees and attack them.

A Hitmonlee was seen as one of Chuck's Pokémon. In the Gym Leader face-off of Entranced by Entei, he used Mind Reader and Reversal to turn Blue's tactics against him.

A Hitmonlee appeared as a Battle Factory Pokémon in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

The Battle Factory rented a Hitmonlee, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Hitmonlee appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!.

Gold borrowed a Hitmonlee to use in a tournament in Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!.

A Hitmonlee appeared in a flashback in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Hitmonlee in Down with the "Kick Fighter".

A Hitmonlee appeared in GDZ23.

A Hitmonlee appeared in GDZ51.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Solitary and Menacing!, multiple Hitmonlee were seen in the Fighting Dojo.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Giovanni's Hitmonlee

Giovanni has a Hitmonlee, which debuted in Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!.

A Hitmonlee appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?.

A Hitmonlee is one of Bruno's Pokémon in the Pokémon League, as seen in Clefairy's Under Training!!.

A Hitmonlee appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Hitmonlee appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

Kiyo has a Hitmonlee, which appeared in The Mysterious Underground Amusement Park.

A Hitmonlee appeared in Legend Of The Strongest Pokémon!!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Hitmonlee appeared in The Greatest Invention?!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Hitmonlee appeared in PZ07, under the ownership of the Dojo Master.

Bruno has a Hitmonlee, which fought Satoshi's Lapras and lost in PZ10.

In the TCG

Main article: Hitmonlee (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Hitmonlee will perform a Jump Kick targeting the nearest opponent. The jump moves in an arc heavily affected by gravity, but deals a great amount of damage and upward knockback to any foe it hits. Hitmonlee was replaced by Scizor in Super Smash Bros. Melee, who attacks in a similar way.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Hitmonlee trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Hitmonlee appears as a trophy in the 3DS version only (not the Wii U version).

Trophy information

Sometimes referred to as the Kick Master, this flexible Fighting-type Pokémon can extend each leg to nearly twice its natural length. It can often be seen rubbing its legs down after a battle. In the original Super Smash Bros., it would shout to get itself pumped up and then launch fighters directly upward with a powerful kick.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hitmonlee appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

Origin

Based on its Japanese name and kicking attribute, Hitmonlee may represent Japanese kickboxer Tadashi Sawamura. Hitmonlee may be a personification of martial arts that focus on kicking, such as kickboxing, savate, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo. Due to its lack of a head, Hitmonlee's design bears a resemblance to mythical headless men such as the Xingtian and the Hindu demon Kabandha. Hitmonlee's legs are stretchy and can act like a spring which reminds of cartoonish concept of punching glove on a spring.

Name origin

Hitmonlee is named after Bruce Lee[1] and may additionally involve a combination of hit and monster. The name is also related to Hitmonchan and Hitmontop, both of which are parallel evolutions to it as of Generation II.

Sawamular may be derived from Tadashi Sawamura, a famous kickboxer.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サワムラー Sawamular From Japanese kickboxer 沢村忠 Tadashi Sawamura
France Flag.png French Kicklee From kick and Bruce Lee
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hitmonlee Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kicklee From Kick and Bruce Lee
Italy Flag.png Italian Hitmonlee Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시라소몬 Sirasomon From 시라소니 Sirasoni (nickname of famed Korean street knight 이성순 Yi Sung-sun) and monster
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 飛腿郎 / 飞腿郎 Fēituǐláng*
沙瓦郎 Shāwǎláng*
From 飛腿 / 飞腿 fēituǐ and láng
From the partial transcription of its Japanese name and láng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 飛腿郎 Fēitéuilòhng*
沙古拉 Sāgúlāai*
From 飛腿 fēitéui and lòhng
Partial transcription of its Japanese name


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dockery, Daniel (October 4, 2022). Monster Kids: How Pokémon Taught a Generation to Catch Them All. Running Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0762479504.

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