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Old November 26th, 2013 (08:44 PM).
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I see that a majority of users on here still prefer Hitmonlee.

That worries me. Especially after this pic was leaked onto the internet about a year ago.

I prefer Hitmonchan because he just seems cooler to me. Yes, he is a little bit low on the attack stat side and doesn't really need the little increase in defense that Hitmonlee doesn't have, but he has a much broader movepool. In addition to the elemental punches (which don't work well for him in Gen III, sadly), he also has access to Pursuit and Sky Uppercut, so it's able to hit escaping pokemon and flying pokemon as well. For example, if both Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were up against a flying pokemon, Hitmonchan would probably end out on top after using Sky Uppercut on the flying pokemon, because both would probably be K.O.'d after a hit from Fly.
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Old November 26th, 2013 (09:01 PM).
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Yea, if it's raw power you're looking for, then Hitmonlee is your ideal choice. But Hitmonchan is much more versatile, and can dispatch a much wider variety of enemies, albeit not as quickly as Hitmonlee. Depends a lot on what your battling style is, really.

The bright side is, if you feel like you didn't make the right choice, later on in the game you'll have the ability to breed for a Tyrogue and get the other two Hitmons.
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For battling I prefer Hitmonlee over Hitmonchan. With Fighting Gem he becomes a boss sweeper in UU and NU imo. Also, with his ability unburden, he can be a powerhouse as well. Aesthetically though, I like the look of hitmonchan more. Hitmonchan remins me of a Mohammed Ali, he is awesome. I like him even more than Tyrogue and hitmontop. Hitmonchan is probably the fighting pokemon that looks the coolest.
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Old December 10th, 2013 (10:50 AM).
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Old December 10th, 2013 (11:20 AM).
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Hitmonchan was my favorite 1st gen pokemon for a long time. He just seemed super cool, and the elemental punches were very helpful for type coverage.
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Old December 10th, 2013 (11:48 AM).
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I like them both as well as Hitmontop but Hitmonlee is better in that gen game. In gen III the elemental punches are special and Hitmonchans special is really low so Hitmonlee's attack and physical moves takes the win. If it's gen IV where they changed it, then I prefer Hitmonchan cause it makes him more versatile.
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Old December 10th, 2013 (12:16 PM).
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I guess I'm one who prefers Hitmonchan. I haven't used Hitmonchan in a playthrough before though, just boxing it after recieving it.
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Old December 10th, 2013 (12:21 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Sour-D:
If it's gen IV where they changed it, then I prefer Hitmonchan cause it makes him more versatile.
Yeah, it changed in gen IV, made me happy lol. Used to be that I had to get Hitmonchan Lv 70+ before the punches did respectable damage. Gen III was quite a bit better than I/II with the addition of Natures and the IV system overhaul.
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Neither! Hitmontop! >:D JK. But seriously, I have to pick Hitmonchan, just because the thought of having four "punching" moves on a pokemon and none of them being Fighting-type moves is just hilarious to me. And that's always what my Hitmonchan's moveset ends up being.

Thunderpunch
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XD It's the best!
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I'm not an avid battler, so I can't say which is better competitively. However, I used Hitmonlee in Silver, and am using Hitmonchan in my second White 2 run, and I have to say that I prefer Hitmonlee.
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Old December 10th, 2013 (02:39 PM).
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hitmonlee. every time i run through fire red i beat the fighting Dojo just to get him :D though i cant say why, it just happens that way
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Quote originally posted by Blueredemption:
hitmonlee. every time i run through fire red i beat the fighting Dojo just to get him :D though i cant say why, it just happens that way
Yeah it also happen with me.

Quote originally posted by SnailCandy:
Neither! Hitmontop! >:D JK. But seriously, I have to pick Hitmonchan, just because the thought of having four "punching" moves on a pokemon and none of them being Fighting-type moves is just hilarious to me. And that's always what my Hitmonchan's moveset ends up being.

Thunderpunch
Fire Punch
Ice Punch
Bullet Punch

XD It's the best!
Huh ??? How did you get such amazing moves ???? I tried whole year for Fire Punch, Bullet Punch & Thunder Punch but failed how did you got these ? Well i have used Ice Punch though.

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I see that a majority of users on here still prefer Hitmonlee.

That worries me. Especially after this pic was leaked onto the internet about a year ago.

I prefer Hitmonchan because he just seems cooler to me. Yes, he is a little bit low on the attack stat side and doesn't really need the little increase in defense that Hitmonlee doesn't have, but he has a much broader movepool. In addition to the elemental punches (which don't work well for him in Gen III, sadly), he also has access to Pursuit and Sky Uppercut, so it's able to hit escaping pokemon and flying pokemon as well. For example, if both Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were up against a flying pokemon, Hitmonchan would probably end out on top after using Sky Uppercut on the flying pokemon, because both would probably be K.O.'d after a hit from Fly.
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Old December 11th, 2013 (09:34 AM).
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I've always had more preference for Hitmonchan, since it had the ability to learn the elemental punches, and had a slightly nicer design than Hitmonlee
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Old December 11th, 2013 (03:10 PM).
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For Gen III, I prefer Hitmonlee because his attacks are more better and hits harder than Hitmonchan. Hitmonchan is known for his elemental punches but since those punches are special in Gen III and Hitmonchan's Sp.Atk is horrible that doesn't make him really viable.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (11:23 PM). Edited December 16th, 2013 by BillThePokemaniac.
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Hitmonlee I always choose, especially now I know it's stronger, and doesn't look semi-retarded

I realize that was a bit rude, so sorry. I just really am not fond of the graphics on hitmonchan for some reason.
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Old December 17th, 2013 (07:16 AM).
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Quote originally posted by GucciMeme:
I guess I'm one who prefers Hitmonchan. I haven't used Hitmonchan in a playthrough before though, just boxing it after recieving it.

I did this but with Hitmonlee. In general I don't typically have a fighting type on my team, and even Lucario isn't really appealing to me. Hitmonlee was just the one that looked better and would usually do better against me when i fought it, so i considered it to be the better choice among the two.
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Old December 17th, 2013 (07:40 AM).
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For generation 3, Hitmonlee is my pick. His moves are more effective compared to Hitmonchan, who in later generations, is more helpful.
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I personally prefer Hitmonlee, because it's faster, stronger, and has a better design. Sure, Hitmonchan may have the Elemental Punches, but they were special in the first three generations, so Hitmonchan couldn't make good use of them.
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I always picked Hitmonchan when I was younger. But today I prefer Hitmontop :3 Mostly because of X and Y.
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Old December 18th, 2013 (02:31 PM).
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I most often choose 'Lee because Chan's Fire, Ice and Thunder Punches (the versatility that makes him good IMO) suck in Gen III, because they're special, and not physical.
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Old December 30th, 2013 (09:30 PM).
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I like Hitmonlee better but I choose Hitmonchan because of its versatile moveset. As of now I choose Hitmonlee because I'm not partial to fighting types but if I need one I get something different so I just like to have Hitmonlee.
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Old December 31st, 2013 (10:06 AM).
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I always thought Hitmonchan looked cooler and I liked how he had access to the elemental punches. But I never actually used him or any of the other Hitmons in a playthrough.
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Old December 31st, 2013 (11:14 AM).
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At first my preferential choice was Hitmonchan, but more recently I've started to favour Hitmonlee over both Hitmonchan and Hitmontop.
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I always chose Hitmonlee. He just looks so cool, plus his Attack stat is better.
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Old January 3rd, 2014 (11:45 AM).
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Quote originally posted by zomgitscathy:
Yea, if it's raw power you're looking for, then Hitmonlee is your ideal choice. But Hitmonchan is much more versatile, and can dispatch a much wider variety of enemies, albeit not as quickly as Hitmonlee. Depends a lot on what your battling style is, really.
If Hitmonchan was the only Pokémon one had, this would make sense. But there's five other little buggers itching for a fight - like Pokémon who can counter with STABs and have decent special attack.

Hitmonchan spreads itself too thin - a classic example of http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MasterOfNone
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