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.

Moves learned by Hitmontop

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:

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 CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
1DetectFightingStatus
1EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
1Rolling KickFightingPhysical 60 85
6Focus EnergyNormalStatus
10PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
15Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
19Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
24FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
28CounterFightingPhysical 100
33Triple KickFightingPhysical 10 90
37AgilityPsychicStatus
42Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
46Quick GuardFightingStatus
46Wide GuardRockStatus
50DetectFightingStatus
55Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
60EndeavorNormalPhysical 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 KickFightingPhysical 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 PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
EndureNormalStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
High Jump KickFightingPhysical 130 90
Mach PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 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.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 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 OutNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
ForesightNormalStatus Level up
Helping HandNormalStatus Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95 Generation 5 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus Generation 6 — Breeding

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

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