Hitmonchan

Type Tier
Fighting UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
50
303
Atk
105
308
Def
79
256
SpA
35
168
SpD
110
318
Spe
76
250
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Overview

Hitmonchan is the worst fully-evolved Fighting-type Pokémon. It's entirely outclassed by Primeape, Hitmontop, and Hitmonlee.

Name Item

Standard

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Hi Jump Kick
~ Return
~ Counter / Curse
~ Hidden Power Ghost

Bleh, it's Hitmonchan. Really, Counter + Curse can be on the same set if you want. Naturally, Hi Jump Kick is for STAB and your strongest attack. The other two attacks are because Hitmonchan doesn't learn anything better.

Other Options

Hitmonchan learns Rapid Spin, so you can use it for that if you want. Hitmonchan can use DynamicPunch if you must have more power behind your Fighting attack and like the chance to confuse. And you can use the elemental punches as a pure joke, unless you Baton Pass a bunch of Growths to it. You can also use Mach Punch with Curse to make up for the drop in Speed.

Checks and Counters

Hitmonchan's HP is very poor, so it drags down its good Special Defense and passable Defense. Psychic-types resist Hi Jump Kick and hit it super effectively, as do Flying-types; it helps their cause that Hitmonchan doesn't have as much Attack as Hitmonlee. Poison-types with fairly good Defense, such as Weezing and Muk, can chip at Hitmonchan's health quickly. Overall, its defenses are quite lackluster, and therefore many strong attacks will overcome it.