Competitive Information for Hitmonlee [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Hitmonlee hitmonlee
Base Stats for Hitmonlee

Fighting

Abilities:
LimberLimber: This Pokemon cannot be paralyzed. Gaining this Ability while paralyzed cures it.
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RecklessReckless: This Pokemon's attacks with recoil or crash damage have 1.2x power; not Struggle.
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UnburdenUnburden: Speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches, gets new item/Ability.

Weakness Chart for Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Hitmonlee? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Hitmonlee in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

GliscorTapu%20LeleGyarados-MegaAlakazam-MegaDittoSkarmoryPersian-AlolaScolipedeWeavileInfernapeHaxorusAerodactyl


Hitmonlee is a wonderful Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's a normal sight to see Hitmonlee out in the 7th generation battlefield. Hitmonlee is weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Hitmonlee
Item: Liechi Berry / Choice Band
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Knock Off
- Endure
- Reversal / High Jump Kick

Physical Sweeper Hitmonlee (Analytic)

Hitmonlee is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Hitmonlee's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Endure is a status move (Hitmonlee survives attacks this turn with at least 1 hp).
Reversal is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Hitmonlee has left).
High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Hitmonlee is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).




Species: Hitmonlee
Item: White Herb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Knock Off

Physical Sweeper Hitmonlee (Unburden)

Hitmonlee is popular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hitmonlee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Hitmonlee's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Hitmonlee's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).




Species: Hitmonlee
Item: Focus Band
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Naive (+Spe, -SpD)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Stone Edge
- Bulk Up
- Focus Punch / High Jump Kick
- Earthquake / Knock Off

Hitmonlee Physical Sweeper (Sashlee)

Hitmonlee is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Stone Edge is a physical 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Bulk Up is a status move (raises your Hitmonlee's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Focus Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Fighting-type move (fails if your Hitmonlee takes damage before it hits).
High Jump Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 130-base power Fighting-type move (Hitmonlee is hurt by 50% of its max hp if it misses).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Hitmonlee? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Hitmonlee in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

GliscorTapu%20LeleGyarados-MegaAlakazam-MegaDittoSkarmoryPersian-AlolaScolipedeWeavileInfernapeHaxorusAerodactyl


Species: Hitmonlee
Item: White Herb / Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Close Combat / Superpower
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge

Doubles Physical Sweeper Hitmonlee (Unburden)

Hitmonlee is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hitmonlee from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Unburden, speed is doubled on held item loss; boost is lost if it switches gets new item/ability.

Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Hitmonlee's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Hitmonlee's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Hitmonlee learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Blaze Kick
85
90%
10
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Bullet Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
High Jump Kick
130
90%
10
User is hurt by 50% of its max HP if it misses.
Jump Kick
100
95%
10
User is hurt by 50% of its max HP if it misses.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
65
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mach Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rolling Kick
60
85%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Meditate
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Hitmonlee can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Hitmonlee

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