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Which Pokemon is better...hitmonlee or hitmonchan?

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Which Pokemon is better...hitmonlee or hitmonchan? Because I just beat the saffron city gym leader n hes givin me a choice between the two

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VintageLady answered:

I wouldnt say that either is better, they both have their strengths. Hitmonchan can learn things like Fire Punch so if you want a Pokemon that knows Moves outside it's type go with him. Hitmonlee is good too though. If like me you can't decide, try Iny Miny Miney Moe.

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Guest said: 5th Aug 2018 | REPORT
Lol they're actually not based on chan or Lee, go figure
Guest said: 24th Nov 2018 | REPORT
they are their references, so yes they are based on them
Guest said: 11th Sep 2019 | REPORT
Nope it is not. They are based on the art of kicking and punching. Yes, the Lee part from hitmonlee is from Bruce Lee, and Chan from Hitmonchan is from Jackie Chan, but that's as far as the inspiration goes. In other words their Engliah names are based on those two people. Remember, Pokemon is Japanese, and they also have Japanese names. These do not have any references to those two, but instea a Japanese Boxer and a Japanese Kickboxer respectively
Guest said: 10th Feb 2020 | REPORT
The funniest thing though is that chan has a Mike Tyson haircut.
spideraman99 answered:

That's only in old versions. But I think Hitmonlee is better.

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Guest said: 3rd Apr 2014 | REPORT
IMO, I would suggest Hitmonchan, due to the fact that it have different elemental punches. Hitmonlee has a cooler look though. But anyways, I have them both... hehehe (I did'nt cheat, I just traded to my own device, like 1 device but 2 running games) and I don't use them because they're crap to those pesky ghost types... It's up to you people... B-)

Guest said: 18th Dec 2016 | REPORT
I don't know who to chose in Pokémon yellow ether I'm not convinced that any one of them is a good Pokémon
Guest said: 23rd Apr 2017 | REPORT
I chose Hitmonlee because he is such a cool looking Pokémon that is a great fighting type
Smoothe answered:

I would say that Hitmonlee is better but it's your choice.

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Guest said: 27th Jul 2016 | REPORT
Hitmonlee for great STAB moves. Even though hitmonchan can learn the elemental punches, his special sucks and all those moves are special. Hitmonlee can get jump kick and high jump kick for massive stab damage along with his higher attack.
Guest said: 5th Dec 2016 | REPORT
The elemental punches aren't speacial attack they are just the attack stat the special attack is for like flamethrower and moves that don't actually physically hit with a blow.
Guest said: 19th Dec 2016 | REPORT
Actually, physical moves and special moves were decided by the types in gen 1-3. In gen 4, those moves were decided by if they made contact or not.
Guest said: 21st Nov 2018 | REPORT
Y'all know their named after kungfu artists right?
abconetwothree answered:

Hitmonchan has higher defense & hitmonlee has higher attack

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Guest said: 5th Dec 2015 | REPORT
Hitmonchan is better and if I was you I would have him in my team to try to beat the e4 and chanpion (icy types are weak to fighting types)
Guest said: 19th Nov 2016 | REPORT
tbh if your aggressive then choose hitmonlee and if your defense, like waiting turns into the 1 hit KO then hitmonchan it depends on the trainer.
Tatjeo answered:

Pick either, they're both bad. I've forgotten the cave, but you can get a Tyrogue of a Karate bloke in there. The Tyrogue will evolve into Hitmontop.

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Guest said: 28th Dec 2012 | REPORT
but im playing blue
Guest said: 12th Aug 2016 | REPORT
I have FireRed
Guest said: 14th Aug 2016 | REPORT
Guest said: 13th Jan 2017 | REPORT
Hitmonlee is better
Rubarussian2 answered:

Tatjeo, the cave is MT Mortar.

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Guest said: 14th Jul 2015 | REPORT
Where is the cave mt
pokemonKirby fan answered:

I think Hitmonlee is better because you can chain breed it mach punch.

Guest answered:

i like both. hitmonlee can deal some good damage, hitmonchan has higher defense so he can last longer

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Guest said: 24th Dec 2020 | REPORT
But does barely any damage
Guest answered:

they both have their ups and down but if you would want someone equal i would say go with hitmontop

Typhlosion Meganium Feraligatr answered:

Hitmonchan because it can learn a variety of moves (Fire/Ice/Thunder)Punch.
Hitmonlee is also good

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Guest said: 23rd Oct 2017 | REPORT
Guest answered:

I would go hitmonchan cauze of the different punches like ice punch ect then use the punch that the foe is bad against Smile

Guest answered:

Hitmontop because technician stab triple kick has 135 base power and he is more bulky than the other 2

Guest answered:

Neither are better than the other. I have the strategy guides and it lists bullets for stats and they are the exact same. Hitmontop on the other hand is a little better than both of them. It would be easier to just breed a tyrouge and try to get him.

Guest answered:

Hitmonlee or hitmonchan are good because you could make an egg to get hitmontop ,hitmonlee or hitmonchan only if your luccky though our have items that increase stas permantly

Guest answered:

Hitmnlee is way better.

It´s true that hitmonchan can learn a wariety of punches (ice, fire, lightning), but the problem is that he has such low special attack stats that he will do very little damage with any of them. If you want to use fire/ice/electricity attacks you should use pokemons which have high special attack and that pretty much rules out any fighting type pokemn.

Hitmonlee on the other hand has very high attack stats AND uses only physical abillities which mean his attacks will deal far greater damage. He can't be used against as wide a variety of types as hitmonchan but on the other hand he´s actually good at what he´s doing.

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Guest said: 25th Jun 2016 | REPORT
You're an idiot, the punches are physical
Guest said: 24th Jul 2016 | REPORT
Before Gen 4, all fire, water, grass, ice, dark, electric, dragon and psychic type moves were special. So all the elemental punches in this game were special.
Guest said: 17th Aug 2016 | REPORT
Hey idiot. Research bbefore u post.
Guest said: 24th Oct 2016 | REPORT
It's a game, correct who needs corrected without negativity. Thanks.
Guest answered:

Hitmonlee is better because it looks cooler and it has a high attack, hitmonchan has low attak and looks like a girl, hitmontop is strong to but it looks dumb

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Guest said: 25th May 2014 | REPORT
You are really ignorant if you are gonna base a pokemon off of it's looks
Guest said: 18th Nov 2015 | REPORT
HitmonBruceLee is the shyt.. The others look like garbage i too go by looks like my Nidoking Raichu they kill all
Guest said: 25th Feb 2019 | REPORT
yeah but u get machoke
Guest answered:

Breed any
If you have same defense and attack you most likely got a hitmontop but if it's attack is way higher then it's defense then you got a hitmonlee and to get hitmonchan it's attack has to be lower then it's defense.

Guest answered:

I would say hitmonlee

Guest answered:

I know this is a dead thread, but I don't care,

I would go with hitmonlee, hitmonchan is strong with his elemental punches and such, but due to his afwul Sp. Attack they deal little damage even when it is super effective. Hitmonlee has a high attack stat and all his moves are pyshical, so pure damage wise hitmonlee beats hitmonchan straight on. But hitmonchan is a bit tankier than hitmonlee so it depends what role he has to play in your team.

Guest answered:

Hitmonlee is better, as while hitmonchan has type coverage, they can't learn and fighting attacks aside from counter and TM moves, and they suck. Also, in gen 1, thunder punch, ice punch, and fire punch are special, and hitmonchan's special stat is trash. And While hitmonlee doesn't get any other attacking moves with other types other than fighting and normal, his stats support his attacks and the stab boosts his fighting moves.

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Guest said: 23rd Jun 2016 | REPORT
And in gen 2*
Guest said: 23rd Jun 2016 | REPORT
Forgot about Mach punch, but it doesn't do enough damage to excuse it
Guest said: 18th Sep 2016 | REPORT
hitmonchan because 1.he is my favourite pokemon 2. because he has really good defense to make for the bad sp.attack
Guest answered:

I think Hitmanchan is better because hitmanlee can't hit the Pokemon face

Guest answered:

Neither are really imperative to add to your team, so it's just a matter of preference for looks/moves. If you were serious about wanting either in your team then Hitmonlee is probably better. Hitmonlee not only has STAB moves but they all scale off of it's powerful attack stat. Hitmonchan's elemental punch moves are pretty cool to fill out your moveset with, but they all scale off it's terrible Special stat (Gen I, II, and III games). As a personal preference, I also like the fact that Hitmonlee has both higher Attack and Speed, it was my favorite Fighting-type Pokemon (Machamp is so damn slow).

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Guest said: 17th Sep 2017 | REPORT
Guest answered:

I recommend to choose Hitmonlee because it's moves are much better and powerful than Hitmonchan.

Guest answered:

He is not the saffron city gym leader


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