Blocks paralysis.
Type Tier
Fighting UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
- 241 304 -
248 276 339 372
127 142 205 225
95 106 169 185
230 256 319 350
189 210 273 300


Hitmonlee is actually pretty good. In UU, it is a force to be reckoned with.

Name Item Nature

Choice Band

Choice Band Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Brick Break / Hi Jump Kick
~ Hidden Power Ghost
~ Earthquake / Rock Slide
~ Mach Punch / Focus Punch / Rock Slide
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Use this Choice Band set how you would any other Choice Bander, with one important proviso: Hitmonlee can also switch into paralyzing moves such as Thunder Wave with impunity, since it has the Limber ability. Rock Slide isn't particularly useful in UU, as even Focus Punch hits Gligar harder on the switch, but it is useful for Pinsir and Scyther.

Name Item Nature


Salac Berry Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Endure / Substitute
~ Bulk Up / Focus Punch
~ Reversal
~ Hidden Power Ghost
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Substitute or Endure to get your Salac Boost and then attempt to sweep. This is a pretty simple and standard strategy, but again Hitmonlee's Limber ability is extremely useful for this set.

Bulk Up can be used with either Substitute or Endure, but Focus Punch should be used with Substitute. If you are using Bulk Up, you may want to lower your Speed to 254 Speed (176 EVs) and put the rest into HP so you can potentially get 2 or more Bulk Ups, as this still allows you to outspeed everything in UU but Timid Electrode, which is extremely rare.

Other Options

It can Double Kick for stuff like Substitute Aggron, but it's not that useful. It can use Return to hit Gligar harder than any of your other moves.


Attack and Speed, only.

Checks and Counters

Gligar is the best counter, thanks to its high Defense, Flying STAB, and Hitmonlee's low Defense. 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. Grumpig and Hypno can use it to set up Calm Mind with their Fighting resistance, but Hidden Power Ghost will put the hurt on them.