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Hitmonlee (サワムラー, Sawamular) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
Hitmonlee is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #106 as the "Kicking Pokémon". Starting with Generation II, Hitmonlee evolves from Tyrogue. It is known for its long, spring-esque legs that allows it to kick rapidly from a distance. In the original games, it was along with Hitmonchan, one of the possible prizes for defeating the Karate Master in Saffron City's Fighting Dojo.
Jump Kick is a Fighting-type move with 100 (70 in Generation I) base power and 95% accuracy. If it misses, the user takes recoil damage equal to half of its maximum HP (1 HP in Generation I). Hitmonlee can learn it in every game, and before Generation IV it was the only Pokémon to be able to do so.
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
Hitmonlee can be summoned by a Poké Ball. It attacks with Jump Kick: upon appearing Hitmonlee remains motionless for several frames, then it extends its leg and jumps in the air in a long arc towards a random opponent. If it connects it inflicts heavy damage and knockback. Hitmonlee's attack cannot harm the summoner.
Hitmonlee makes a brief cameo appearance in the opening movie, during the sequence that shows dozens of Pokémon. However, it does not return as a Poké Ball summon; it has seemingly replaced by Scizor, since they have similar attack fashions and effects.
Hitmonlee's trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, its description actually acknowledges it being a Poké Ball summon in the original Super Smash Bros.
Sometimes referred to as the Kick Master, this flexible Fighting-type Pokémon can extend each leg to nearly twice its natural length. It can often be seen rubbing its legs down after a battle. In the original Super Smash Bros., it would shout to get itself pumped up and then launch fighters directly upwards with a powerful kick.
Hitmonlee still does not return as a Poké Ball Pokémon, but does appear as a spirit.
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