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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

50.20 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2332
ATK 193
DEF 197
STA 137

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Counter has superior damage to Bullet Punch due to STAB.
  • Rock Smash is slightly worse than Counter on offense. 
  • Brick Break and Close Combat are extremely close in terms of performance; this is up to personal preference.
  • Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, and Ice Punch have little use on offense. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Rock Smash is Hitmonchan's hardest-hitting fast move. 
  • Bullet Punch offers no defensive type advantages and lower damage than Counter
  • Brick Break has the most damage of all of Hitmonchan's charge moves. 
  • Ice Punch offers coverage against Flying-types and has superior damage to Thunder Punch.
  • Fire Punch has no utility on Hitmonchan. 
  • Close Combat is not viable due to Hitmonchan's poor HP.

PVE Overview

Hitmonchan's usefulness in the main Pokemon games is its access to all of the Punch moves. For Pokemon GO, this means it only has access to two moves with STAB. It doesn't have a large amount of stats and is outclassed by other easily accessed Fighting-types. 

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Counter + Power-Up Punch and (Ice, Fire, Thunder) Punch

Hitmonchan is a Fighting-type Pokemon, and this moveset helps with remembering that fact. Frequent use of Power-Up Punch (PUP) solidifies Hitmonchan's role as a Fighting-type and could help snowball its way to victory if left unchecked, since subsequent attacks become even more threatening. The choice between the elemental punches is up to personal preference and varies greatly depending on the situation and matchups. In general, Ice Punch is the more popular choice as it provides the best coverage, but the others still have their uses. Bullet Punch is suboptimal stat-wise and doesn't have any real use; it can cover Hitmonchan's weakness to Fairy-types, but you shouldn't be staying in for those fights anyways. 

Counter + Ice Punch and Fire Punch

Hitmonchan becomes more of a swiss army knife with this moveset, which threatens up to 10 different typings. Thanks to the January 31, 2019 update, all of the elemental punches have identical stats and therefore Hitmonchan doesn't need to shield bait. While the low energy cost (40) per punch is appealing, their relatively low base power (55) leaves much to be desired, as they have a disappointing 1.38 DPE (Damage Per Energy) and lack STAB. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3.5 / 5

Hitmonchan burst on to the scene in Boulder Cup and has continued to see use in other formats, including open Great League. Anything with STAB Counter and Power-Up Punch can be dangerous. With a diverse and powerful set of tools (AKA punches) available, Hitmonchan defines itself as a very flexible pick able to pair the always power Counter/PUP combo with coverage to meet the meta. That being said, the lack of bulk compared to its competitors holds Hitmonchan back, as does the fact that the meta can often make its punch type predictable. You would usually rather have Medicham or Lucario, but if you are looking for extra fighting support or tournament rules limit your choices, Hitmonchan is a more than reasonable replacement.   

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Hitmonchan is actually quite good for Ultra League, with an impressive win ratio against numerous meta picks and many non-Psychic Pokemon. While it's not possible to have coverage against every possible opponent, Hitmonchan's diverse moveset can sometimes take opponents by surprise. A loss against Giratina is the most common frustration among Pokemon in Ultra League, even if Hitmonchan is rocking Ice Punch. 

Master League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 2332, Hitmonchan's punches aren't legendary enough for it to punch its way into Master League. Even with Ice Punch Hitmonchan still loses to the big dragons in this league, though it is able to snag a narrow win off Dialga in the one-shield scenario. Pokemon that are weak to Fighting-type attacks also dislike getting punched, even if they're not legendary punches. That said, there are better choices, and lots of them.

Fast Moves

9
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.60
11.11
10.00
12.50
12
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

55
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.40
0.00
1.67
25.00
31.25
41.67
45
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.80
-0.15
0.00
1.36
25.00
31.25
34.09
100
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.30
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
50
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Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.30
0.00
1.52
26.32
32.89
39.87
50
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.20
0.00
1.52
25.00
31.25
37.88

Legacy Fast Moves

15
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.30
0.25
7.69
11.54
14.42

Legacy Charge Moves

40
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.60
0.00
1.21
25.00
31.25
30.30

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Female Ratio 0.0 %
Male Ratio 100.0 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fighting Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012832
2001.55768
200287103
2002.5117138
4003147173
4003.5177208
4004207244
4004.5237279
6005267314
6005.5297349
6006326384
6006.5356420
8007386455
8007.5416490
8008446525
8008.5476560
10009506596
10009.5536631
100010565666
100010.5594699
130011622733
130011.5650766
130012679799
130012.5707833
160013735866
160013.5763899
160014792932
160014.5820966
190015848999
190015.58771032
1900169051066
190016.59331099
2200179611132
220017.59901166
22001810181199
220018.510461232
25001910751265
250019.511031299
25002011311332
250020.511591365
30002111881399
300021.512161432
30002212441465
300022.512731499
35002313011532
350023.513291565
35002413571599
350024.513861632
40002514141665
400025.514421699
40002614711732
400026.514991765
45002715271799
450027.515561832
45002815841865
450028.516121899
50002916401932
500029.516691965
50003016971999
500030.517112015
60003117252032
600031.517392048
60003217542065
600032.517682082
70003317822098
700033.517962115
70003418102132
700034.518242148
80003518382165
800035.518532182
80003618672198
800036.518812215
90003718952232
900037.519092248
90003819232265
900038.519372282
100003919522298
1000039.519662315
100004019802332
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