Hitmontop

Hitmontop is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Handstand Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 237
Type Fighting
Species Handstand Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 48.0 kg (105.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
2. Technician
Steadfast (hidden ability)
Local № 146 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
148 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
110 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 110
202 350
Speed 70
130 262
Total 455 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Hitmontop.

Evolution chart

(Level 20, Attack > Defense)
(Level 20, Attack < Defense)
(Level 20, Attack = Defense)

Hitmontop changes

Pokédex entries

Gold If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
Silver It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Crystal After doing a handstand to throw off the opponent’s timing, it presents its fancy kick moves.
Ruby
Sapphire
HITMONTOP spins on its head at high speed, all the while delivering kicks. This technique is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense at the same time. The POKéMON travels faster spinning than it does walking.
FireRed It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
LeafGreen If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
Emerald Its technique of kicking while spinning is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense. HITMONTOP travel faster spinning than they do walking.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by ten.
HeartGold If you are enchanted by its smooth, dance-like kicks, you may get a closer experience with one than you’d like.
SoulSilver It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Black
White
It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by ten.
Black 2
White 2
It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by 10.
X It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by 10.
Y If you are enchanted by its smooth, dance-like kicks, you may get a closer experience with one than you’d like.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Hitmontop spins on its head at high speed, all the while delivering kicks. This technique is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense at the same time. The Pokémon travels faster spinning than it does walking.
Sword It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Shield After doing a handstand to throw off the opponent’s timing, it presents its fancy kick moves.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by a factor of 10.

Moves learned by Hitmontop

Moves learnt by level up

Hitmontop learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1Helping HandNormalStatus
1Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Triple KickFightingPhysical 10 90
4Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
8Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
12DetectFightingStatus
16RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
21Quick GuardFightingStatus
21Wide GuardRockStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
28AgilityPsychicStatus
32DigGroundPhysical 80 100
36Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
40CounterFightingPhysical 100
44EndeavorNormalPhysical 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Hitmontop learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Triple KickFightingPhysical 10 90

Egg moves

Hitmontop learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hitmontop egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Hitmontop is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Hitmontop cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

Hitmontop learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
1FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1Helping HandNormalStatus
1Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Triple KickFightingPhysical 10 90
4Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
8Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
12DetectFightingStatus
16RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
21Quick GuardFightingStatus
21Wide GuardRockStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
28AgilityPsychicStatus
32DigGroundPhysical 80 100
36Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
40CounterFightingPhysical 100
44EndeavorNormalPhysical 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Hitmontop learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Triple KickFightingPhysical 10 90

Egg moves

Hitmontop learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hitmontop egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
High Jump KickFightingPhysical 130 90
Mach PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Hitmontop can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFightingStatus
Triple AxelIcePhysical 20 90

Moves learnt by TM

Hitmontop is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Hitmontop is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Hitmontop sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Hitmontop  sprite from Silver Hitmontop  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Hitmontop  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hitmontop  sprite from Black & White Hitmontop  sprite from X & Y Hitmontop  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Hitmontop Shiny sprite from Silver Hitmontop Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Hitmontop Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hitmontop Shiny sprite from Black & White Hitmontop Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Hitmontop

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Tyrogue
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Tyrogue
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Tyrogue
Black
White
Evolve Tyrogue
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tyrogue
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Lake of Outrage
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Tyrogue

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Hitmontop
Japanese カポエラー (Kapoerer)
German Kapoera
French Kapoera

Name origin

hit
to strike
mon
monster
top
spinning top on which it’s based