Hitmonlee (Japanese: サワムラー Sawamurā) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.



Hitmonlee is a Kicking Pokémon. It is brown in color with tape wrapped around its legs and forearms. (The Manga depicts these parts as being springs which it can use to lengthen its kicks)

Special abilities

Hitmonlee can have one of two abilities, Limber or Reckless. Limber is an ability that will prevent Hitmonlee from becoming paralyzed while Reckless increases the attack power of moves with recoil damage.


Hitmonlee evolves from Tyrogue at level 20 if its Attack is higher than its Defense.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Saffron City One
Yellow Saffron City One
Gold and Silver Evolve Tyrogue None
Crystal Evolve Tyrogue None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Saffron City One
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Tyrogue None
Platinum Evolve Tyrogue None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Tyrogue None
Black and White Evolve Tyrogue None

Pokédex entries




Hitmonlee's name is a reference to Bruce Lee.

the coils on it's legs and arms are used to stretch to strike a fleeing foe


See also

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