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エビぴょん Ebipyon
Bag Poké Ball SV Sprite.png
Crystal's Hitmonchan
Debuts in Slugging It Out with Slugma
Caught at Mt. Mortar
Gender Male[1]
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 at level 78 and his Characteristic is that he is "strong willed."


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

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, which she managed to calm down. Crystal added him to her team after the incident and Monlee became her arms until she recovered.

Monlee debuted 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 chapter 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 stopped, 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 (Part 1), Monlee battled Suicune to try and help Crystal capture it. 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 arc

Monlee battling Brandon's Registeel

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 worked alongside Bonee to help Emerald capture Jirachi. Emerald has Monlee use Mach Punch to prevent Jirachi from moving by threatening to attack with his 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 bound it. Due to interference from Guile Hideout, the capture fails.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, Monlee battled 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, best 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 and Mythical 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 and ~ぴょん -pyon
English Monlee* From Hitmonchan and -ee
Hitmonee* From Hitmonchan and -ee
French Tygnou From Tygnon and -ou
German Nocko From Nockchan
Italian Hitmon From Hitmonchan
European Spanish Chanpeon From Hitmonchan and -peon
Latin American Spanish Hitpion From Hitmonchan and -pion
Korean 홍수뿅 Hongsuppyong From 홍수몬 Hongsumon and ~뿅 -pyong
Chinese (Mandarin) 艾比蹦跳 Àibǐbèngtiào* From 艾比郎 Àibǐláng and ~蹦跳 -bèngtiào
艾比 Àibǐ*
艾蹦 Àibèng*
From 艾比郎 Àibǐláng
From 艾比郎 Àibǐláng and ~蹦 -bèng
Chinese (Cantonese) 比華蹦跳 Béiwàhbaahngtiu From 比華拉 Béiwàhlāai and ~蹦跳 -baahngtiu
Brazilian Portuguese Monchi From Hitmonchan and -chi
Vietnamese Ebipyon Transliteration of Japanese name


  1. Hitmonchan is a male exclusive Pokémon species.

Related articles

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

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