Hitmonchan

Keen Eye
Pokémon's accuracy cannot be lowered. Decreases wild encounter rate.
Type Tier
Fighting UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
- 21 24 -
Atk
105
15 17 20 22
Def
79
12 14 17 18
SpA
35
9 10 13 14
SpD
110
15 17 20 22
Spe
76
12 14 17 18
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Overview

Hitmonchan is one of the worst Fighting-types in the game; about on par with Machoke. Use Hitmonlee.

Name Item Nature

Choice Band

Choice Band Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Sky Uppercut / Brick Break
~ Hidden Power Ghost
~ Earthquake / Focus Punch
~ Rock Slide / Focus Punch
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Choice Band moveset. Rock Slide isn't particularly useful in UU, as even Focus Punch hits Gligar harder on the switch, but it does hit Pinsir and Scyther.

Name Item Nature

Bulk Up

Leftovers Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Sky Uppercut / Brick Break
~ Hidden Power Ghost
~ Earthquake
~ Bulk Up
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Rock Slide won't be hitting much of anything in UU, so Hidden Power Ghost is generally preferred for Solrock and Lunatone, while still hitting Gligar for almost as much.

Other Options

Mach Punch is useful on there somewhere, to finish off Reversalers / Flailers, and to make up for Hitmonchan's mediocre Speed. Don't use Fire Punch, Ice Punch or ThunderPunch, as Hitmonchan's Special Attack is absolutely horrible.

EVs

Max Attack and Speed. Expect it to die quickly.

Checks and Counters

Gligar and Solrock act as effective counters, thanks to their high Defense, but Solrock can have a bit of trouble with Hitmonchan's Rock resistance, but not really that much, because Hitmonchan isn't nearly as powerful as Hitmonlee, offensively, so it can afford to take a couple hits. Slowking will also have a thing or two to say to it. Masquerain beats those without Rock Slide. Blastoise and Meganium can take hits from the Choice Band set.