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 4′07″ (1.4 m)
Weight 105.8 lbs (48.0 kg)
Abilities Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast (hidden ability)
Local № 146 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
148 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 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.

Moves learned by Hitmontop

Moves learnt by level up

Hitmontop learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Close CombatFighting 120 100
1DetectFighting
1EndeavorNormal 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1PursuitDark 40 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1RevengeFighting 60 100
1Rolling KickFighting 60 85
6Focus EnergyNormal
10PursuitDark 40 100
15Quick AttackNormal 40 100
19Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
24FeintNormal 30 100
28CounterFighting 100
33Triple KickFighting 10 90
37AgilityPsychic
42Gyro BallSteel 100
46Quick GuardFighting
46Wide GuardRock
50DetectFighting
55Close CombatFighting 120 100
60EndeavorNormal 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Hitmontop learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rolling KickFighting 60 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bullet PunchSteel 40 100
CounterFighting 100
EndureNormal
FeintNormal 30 100
Helping HandNormal
High Jump KickFighting 130 90
Mach PunchFighting 40 100
Mind ReaderNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Hitmontop can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Helping HandNormal
Laser FocusNormal
Low KickFighting 100
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Hitmontop. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Fake OutNormal 40 100 Level up
ForesightNormal Level up
Helping HandNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

Hitmontop is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hitmontop can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Drill RunGround 80 95 Generation 5 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
Ally SwitchPsychic Generation 6 — Breeding

Moves learnt by level up

Hitmontop learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Close CombatFighting 120 100
1DetectFighting
1EndeavorNormal 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1PursuitDark 40 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1RevengeFighting 60 100
1Rolling KickFighting 60 85
6Focus EnergyNormal
10PursuitDark 40 100
15Quick AttackNormal 40 100
19Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
24FeintNormal 30 100
28CounterFighting 100
33Triple KickFighting 10 90
37AgilityPsychic
42Gyro BallSteel 100
46Quick GuardFighting
46Wide GuardRock
50DetectFighting
55Close CombatFighting 120 100
60EndeavorNormal 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rolling KickFighting 60 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bullet PunchSteel 40 100
CounterFighting 100
EndureNormal
FeintNormal 30 100
Helping HandNormal
High Jump KickFighting 130 90
Mach PunchFighting 40 100
Mind ReaderNormal
PursuitDark 40 100
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Hitmontop. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Fake OutNormal 40 100 Level up
ForesightNormal Level up
Helping HandNormal Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Hitmontop is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hitmontop can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDark 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Drill RunGround 80 95 Generation 5 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
Ally SwitchPsychic Generation 6 — Breeding

Hitmontop sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Other languages

English 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