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Hitmonlee's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games SSB
SSB4 (3DS)
Move Jump Kick
Rarity Common
Article on Bulbapedia Hitmonlee (Pokémon)

Hitmonlee (サワムラー, Sawamular) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise.


Hitmonlee's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Blue.

Hitmonlee is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Starting with Generation II it evolves from Tyrogue. It is known for its long, springlike legs that allow 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 able to do so.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Hitmonlee's sprite in Smash 64.

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

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 an long arc towards a random opponent. If it connects it inflicts heavy damage and knockback. Hitmonlee's attack cannot harm the summoner.

Hitmonlee was seemingly replaced by Scizor in Super Smash Bros. Melee, as they have similar attack fashions and effects.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

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.

Hitmonlee's trophy.

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.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Hitmonlee as a Spirit.

Hitmonlee does not return as a Poké Ball Pokémon, but does appear as a spirit.


  • In the Western release of Super Smash Bros., Hitmonlee retains his Japanese voice overs rather than being dubbed like in the anime.
  • Hitmonlee is the only Pokémon whose trophy does not take note of its single-gender status.

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