Choosing pokemon has always been a tough nut to crack especially when we talk about two evolved variants of the same pokemon. And if you are reading this post, the chances are that you have also been stuck on which one-two choose Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan. But do not worry, in this article, I have tried to put together both the strong point and weak points of both of these pokemon. I have tried to include all the crucial information like their type, fighting style, which one is better at what condition so you can have a bird’s eye view of everything. So without wasting any time, let see.

Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan?

Which is Best: Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan?

Both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are evolved from the same pokemon called Tyrogue. Tyrogue is a fighting-type pokemon and usually evolves at level 20. Now you must be wondering that how does it is decided whether Tyrogue is evolved into Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan. This answer this very easy.

  • If the Tyrogue’s Attack stat is higher than the Defense stat that is Attack > Defense, he will evolve into Hitmonlee.
  • However, if the Defense stat is higher than the attack stat that is Attack < Defense, he will evolve into Hitmonchan.

So now you have a good idea of how Tyrogue is evolved into both of his evolved variants.

While both the pokemon are considered as fighting types but at a deeper level, they are actually different. You can see now that since the Attack stat is greater in Hitmonlee, he is more of an Attack-type pokemon, while a higher defense stat makes Hitmonchan a defense-type pokemon. But still, the confusion still persists that which one would be a better choice. Let’s clear this.


As from the Pokedex description, the pokemon Hitmonlee is inspired by the name after Bruce Lee and has fighting moves based on kicks. Hitmonlee, as from the beginning, is an adapted physical attacker. It has a combination of pretty good defense as well as decent speed.


Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan?

His special attack is pretty bad because he is, after all, a physical pokemon. His defense is quite decent, and the HP is also below average too. The primary attack of hitmonlee is limber which prevents him from getting paralyzed, which is good but not that special.

His secondary ability is reckless, which I guess is quite a good ability as this ability lets him increase the power of moves and increases the recoil damage. Now talking of the hidden ability in hitmonlee’s arsenal, it is Unburden which is pretty satisfying as it doubles the hitmonlee’s speed. This can be very favorable as this will help you in landing an attack before the reaction of the enemy pokemon.

Species:Kicking Pokémon
Height:1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight:49.8 kg (109.8 lbs)
Abilities:Limber, Reckless
Hidden Abilities:Unburden
Sp. Attack35
Sp. Defense110


Similar to the hitmonlee, according to the Pokedex description, the name and style are inspired by Jackie Chan. Hitmonchan is more of a defense pokemon. If you take a look at the stat table, you can see that it also has the same HP, attack stat, and special defense stat as hitmonlee. Furthermore, you can see that it also loses a little bit of speed and a little bit of attack in favor of Defense.

Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan?

Now Talking of Hitmonchan’s primary attack, Keen eye, which is a pretty Ok move. This move helps in keeping a close eye on the enemy attacks and accuracy. His secondary ability is Iron fists which increase the overall power of his punches which is quite useful since all the moves revolve around punching.

Talkin of the hidden ability, which is the inner focus. This ability prevents hitmonchan from flinching, which is not so wow! Move.

Species:Punching Pokémon
Height:1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight:50.2 kg (110.7 lbs)
Abilities:Keen Eye, Iron Fist
Hidden Abilities:Inner Focus
Sp. Attack35
Sp. Defense110

By now, you have all the information about both the pokemon; you know their advantages and disadvantages. While Hitmonlee offers you a great combination of High Jump Kick, long jump kicks, super Blaze Kick, which can surely do good damage. But you can also experience a lack of accuracy and misses.

On the other hand, Hitmonchan has its Iron fist, which is the best plus, but it will also drain a lot of energy and power. You also get a good focus as well as accuracy but overall less power in the normal punches and attack. So you can choose either you want to have a good defense type, or you want to have a decent attacker type.


Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan? Choosing among them is surely a hard decision, through this article we have tried our best to distinguish both of them. We have tried to differentiate by taking everything into consideration.

Hopefully, by now, you know what will be your pick. For more guides on games, follow us. Thank you!


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