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Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, or Hitmontop?

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Right now I have a hitmonlee @ Lv. 53

Hitmonlee
Jolly/Wide lens
Mega Kick
Blaze Kick
HiJump Kick
Fake Out

Should I Keep on training it to Lv. 100? Or should I switch to one of its other evolutions?

asked Nov 28, 2013 by Mr. Blazo
Competitive or In-game? :3
Like you know anything about competitive... :P
No, I don't. xD
I think hitmonlee is based on Bruce Lee and hitmonchan on Jackie Chan...
I don't know about hitmon top.
They are.
Hitmontop is based on a spinning top. :o

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It all depends on what you're using them for. Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan can both run very nice offensive sets in a competitive battle, but they don't go far in the way of defense, even though special defense is a higher stat. Both have fairly low defense and a Scizor with Technician/Aerical Ace could most likely easily wipe out these two. Hitmontop can be either defensive OR offensive, or kind of a "anti-attacker", knowing moves to deal out heavy damage while still being able to withstand attacks.

I also want to note the abilities of the Pokemon. Hitmonlee has Limber and Reckless, both of which being almost next to useless in a competitive battle, especially since Hitmonlee learns 0 recoil moves (someone correct me if I'm wrong on that). Hitmonchan, however, runs a VERY nice ability, Iron Fist. Many people have some kind of 'punch move on a Hitmonchan, usually Thunderpunch to deal with flying types. This can deal out some major damage, especially if you've properly EV trained a Hitmonchan for attack. Hitmontop can have either Itimidate or Technician, the better of the two being Technician. This can be very effective when running a Bullet Punch/Mach Punch set.

To wrap up:
- Hitmonlee: most speed and attack of the three; crappy abilities (in my opinion)
- Hitmonchan: most defense of the two; a REALLY effective ability
- Hitmontop: a very good all around Pokemon; fairly good ability, could definitely work to your advantage.

I can't really answer your question if you should keep raising that particular Pokemon or choose another; that is solely up to you. I can, however, help you in any way possible make your decision. So I hope this helps!

~Excadrill444

*EDIT- as MeloettaMelody pointed out in the comments Hitmonlee's High Jump Kick CAN be powered up with Reckless. I overlooked this at first since it was Crash Damage not Recoil, however both types of moves are powered up.~

answered Nov 29, 2013 by excadrill444
selected Dec 3, 2013 by Mr. Blazo
If you want opinions on movesets just ask
Just pointing out that Hi Jump Kick is powered up by Reckless, so it can be useful for Hitmonlee.
That IS true i didn't see that my bad
Hitmonlee also has unburden, which is a pretty good ability.
For general use, hitmontop > hitmonlee > hitmonchan
yes but it's hidden
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It depends do you want power (hitmonlee) or coverage (hitmonchan). I would stay away from hitmontop(not that high of an attack stat, little ghost coverage(2 moves)). Personally I would go hitmonchan with the following moveset (ice punch, thunder punch, fire punch, and a fighting type move of your choice).

answered Nov 28, 2013 by black hole solrock