Hitmontop

Type Tier
Fighting UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
50
24
Atk
95
19
Def
95
19
SpA
35
13
SpD
110
20
Spe
70
16
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Overview

Hitmontop has higher Defense when compared to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan—pity it doesn't learn any useful moves. It's strictly a UU Fighting-type, since Primeape, and even Poliwrath, are better.

Name Item

Standard

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

Look familiar? Hitmontop is played much like Hitmonchan, but better. Counter is a more likely route given that Hitmontop has better Defense. Curse can work nicely because its Special Defense is very high for a Fighting-type.

Other Options

Hitmontop can use Rapid Spin if you really need it that badly. But other than that, there's no good or useful alternative option for it.

Checks and Counters

Poison and Flying Pokémon resist Hi Jump Kick and aren't overly damaged by Hidden Power Ghost, so they can gradually wear Hitmontop down. Psychic-types kill Hitmontop much faster, but generally are hit decently hard in return by Hidden Power Ghost. Pokémon with a reasonable degree of physical durability will trump Hitmontop, as its attacks aren't particularly powerful. Very strong physical attackers will also work.