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Which is better: Hitmonlee or Machamp?

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I'm looking for a Fighting-typed Physical Sweeper, and I'm wondering who's better. And if there's another one better than both of those, lemme know. No Mega's though, I already got one.

asked Dec 23, 2013 by Collide
edited Dec 23, 2013 by Collide

2 Answers

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It really depends what you want. If you want a fast late-game cleaner use Hitmonlee, or if you want a bulkier slower attacker use Machamp.

Hitmonlee is a fantastic late-game cleaner. It has a big 120 attack stat and although it only has 87 speed, its ability Unburden doubles it's speed making it a terrifying sweeper. That backed by powerful moves like Hi Jump Kick, Earthquake and Stone Edge, and also has three great priority moves in Fake Out (which also helps ensure that Unburden activates), Mach Punch, and Sucker Punch.

Machamp on the other hand works better as a bulky attacker, only having a base 55 speed. But Machamp makes up for it's low speed having 100% accurate STAB Dynamic Punch, courtesy of No Guard. Pair the 100% confusion chance with Substitute, and you have a very dangerous and annoying Pokemon on your hands. It also has pretty decent 90\80\85 defenses which help it take hits from behind a sub or not.

answered Dec 23, 2013 by JarJar~
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If you need a sweeper hitmonlee is the way to go. Although it has a high attack stat and speed stat, it doesnt have a good move-pool. It doesnt cover all of its weaknesses and comparing it to other fairy,psychic,and flying types its relatively slow. It also has a very low defensive stat and can be KO'd easily unless you give it a focus sash to get that one hit down. Machamp can cover all of its weaknesses with I higher attack stat than hitmonlee. Machamp may be slower but it has more defense, sp.defence,and attack than hitmonlee to last. However machamp is not a sweeper. It really depends on what you really favor more.
Hope I helped!

answered Dec 23, 2013 by SihiroOrangeHagene