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Which Pokemon is better...hitmonlee or hitmonchan?..

azianaries101 asks:
Added May 2nd 2006, ID #55035

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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:
Added 2nd May 2006, ID #117596

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: 14th Dec 2016 | REPORT
Actually saying that one isn't better is incorrect. Hitmonchan is the better pokemon if for no other reason than its attack/defence/speed. Defence MUCH higher, spc attack and speed very close
Guest said: 25th Dec 2016 | REPORT
I took chan lee instead
Guest said: 26th Apr 2017 | REPORT
i think hitmochan he knows moves like i punch and fire punch and he will be super efetive aganits all pokemon basicle
Guest said: 21st Jul 2017 | REPORT
However in fire red and leaf green those punches are all considered special, hindering them useless when used by Hitmonlee who has terrible special attack

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spideraman99 answered:
Added 2nd May 2006, ID #117614

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:
Added 4th May 2006, ID #118139

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

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Guest said: 16th Sep 2015 | REPORT
I really like hitmonle more.
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.
abconetwothree answered:
Added 9th May 2006, ID #119080

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:
Added 4th Jun 2006, ID #124345

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:
Added 4th Jun 2006, ID #124529

Tatjeo, the cave is MT Mortar.

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Guest said: 14th Jul 2015 | REPORT
Where is the cave mt
pokemonKirby fan answered:
Added 10th Jul 2006, ID #132897

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

Guest answered:
Added 16th Jun 2010, ID #332274

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

Guest answered:
Added 11th Jul 2010, ID #339443

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

Typhlosion Meganium Feraligatr answered:
Added 6th Aug 2011, ID #429489

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

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Guest said: 6th Nov 2016 | REPORT
U have to chose 1 pokemon idiot
Guest answered:
Added 11th Oct 2011, ID #446863

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:
Added 27th Feb 2012, ID #486403

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

Guest answered:
Added 18th Jul 2012, ID #523939

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:
Added 29th Jul 2012, ID #526809

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:
Added 17th Aug 2012, ID #532880

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:
Added 26th Aug 2012, ID #534931

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 answered:
Added 21st Oct 2012, ID #545980

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:
Added 17th Mar 2014, ID #619979

I would say hitmonlee

Guest answered:
Added 24th Mar 2016, ID #678049

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:
Added 23rd Jun 2016, ID #680770

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:
Added 6th Nov 2016, ID #684971

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

Guest answered:
Added 9th Mar 2017, ID #688042

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

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