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Were hitmontlee and hitmonchan really based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan?

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Its what pokemaster said on the question called clever pokemon names

I thought it was a joke. Is it really true?

asked May 4, 2012 by mechacharizard

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They are.
HitmonLEE: Bruce Lee
HitmonCHAN: Jackie Chan

answered May 4, 2012 by Mewderator
selected Dec 29, 2013 by Mewderator
whoa. 3 seconds.
COOL.. Up-Vote
LMAO funny thing is Bruce Lee's Chinese name is Lixiaolong, and it was actually supposed to be "Bruce Li", but no Americans figured out how to pronounce it >.<
actaully i think this answer is wrong. All though the names are based on Bruce Lee and Jakie Chan, I remember seeing somewhere that originaly they were based on some japanese people. I think Hitmonlee was based on a japanese kick boxer or something. I can't remember, I think I saw it on DYKGaming but I'm not sure.
You commented ON MY OWN QUESTION. WHICH I ASKED 2 YEARS AGO ;-;