Fighting Dojo

Fighting Dojo 格闘道場
Fighting Dojo
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Fighting Dojo FRLG.png
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Location: Saffron City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV, VII
Kanto Saffron City Map.png
Location of Fighting Dojo in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Fighting Dojo (Japanese: 格闘道場 Fighting Dojo) is a former Pokémon Gym located in Saffron City.

In the games

In Generations I, II, III, and VII, the Fighting Dojo remains open and hosts Trainers who specialize in Fighting-type Pokémon. In Generation IV, the Gym Leaders of the Kanto and Johto regions convene here and may be challenged to a rematch.

Generation I

 
Generation I Fighting Dojo

Fighting Dojo

The Fighting Dojo was first seen in the Generation I games, positioned to the west of the Saffron Gym. In these early games, it was established that the Fighting Dojo and the Saffron Gym once competed against each other to determine which one would be the Indigo League's sixth Pokémon Gym. Due to the type advantage that Saffron Gym's Psychic-type Pokémon had over the Fighting Dojo's Fighting-type Pokémon, Saffron Gym easily won and became the official gym.

Although no Badge can be won in the Dojo, the unofficial Gym remains open and continues to accept challenges. Four Black Belts test the player's abilities before the player can challenge their master, the Karate Master. The reward for defeating him is a choice between Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan; both Pokémon are at level 30.

Unlike other Gyms, the Fighting Dojo has a simple design which has not changed much over the generations. Between its appearances from the Generation I games to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Dojo has maintained a wooden floor with no mazes or puzzles to solve. Pure strength and battle strategy is needed to succeed in here.

The two banners on the wall of the Dojo read "Struggle for vengeance!" and "A complicated fracture."

Generation II

Everyone Welcome!
Fighting Dojo

The most significant change in the Generation II games is that only one of the students is left and the Fighting Dojo is, at that time, much like Safari Zone, temporarily closed down. The Karate Master can be found training in Johto's Mt. Mortar. It is in this generation that his name is revealed to be Kiyo (Japanese: ノブヒコ Nobuhiko).

At the Dojo, there are two scrolls behind the student that say "What goes around comes around!" and "Enemies on every side!"

Generation III

Fighting Dojo

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen pose the same challenge to players as the original Generation I games. The key difference apart from the obvious aesthetic changes is the level of the gift Pokémon, which are now level 25.

The Karate Master is named Koichi (Japanese: タケノリ Takenori) in these games.

Generation IV

 
Generation IV Fighting Dojo with all the Gym Leaders

Everyone is Welcome!
Fighting Dojo

For more details on how to rematch the Gym Leaders, see Rematch.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Fighting Dojo is similar to Generation II. The same student is the only one left and the Karate Master is once again training at Mt. Mortar in Johto.

Aesthetic differences aside, the Karate Master is now known as the Karate King. The student at the Dojo also informs the player that the Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto are allowed to use the Dojo to hold rematches with them, much like how the Sinnoh Gym Leaders can be found for a rematch at the Battleground in Pokémon Platinum. However, unlike Platinum, the Leaders will not arrive at the Dojo until they have been called on for a rematch.

Generation VII

Fighting Dojo

The Fighting Dojo challenge in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! is similar to FireRed and LeafGreen, down to the final opponent being Koichi (Japanese: タケノリ Takenori). The Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan the player can receive are placed back at level 30 to better fit with the game's level curve, and the burden of choice is lessened, as the player can catch more Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan at Victory Road as rare spawns. In addition, the Dojo has an additional Coach Trainer who will reward them with TM23 (Thunder Punch), as well as two Master Black Belts who, fittingly, specialize in Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.

Items

Item Location Games
  TM23 (Thunder Punch) Reward for defeating Coach Trainer Leona  P  E 
  Focus Band Between two statues at the back of the Dojo  G  S  C 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Hitmonlee
R B Y
  Gift
30 One
  Hitmonchan
R B Y
  Gift
30 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Hitmonlee
FR LG
  Gift
25 One
  Hitmonchan
FR LG
  Gift
25 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Hitmonlee
P E
  Gift
30 One
  Hitmonchan
P E
  Gift
30 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Generation I

Trainer Pokémon
 
Blackbelt
Reward:  775
  Machop Lv.31
No item
  Mankey Lv.31
No item
  Primeape Lv.31
No item
 
Blackbelt
Reward:  800
  Machop Lv.32
No item
  Machoke Lv.32
No item
 
Blackbelt
Reward:  900
  Primeape Lv.36
No item
 
Blackbelt
Reward:  775
  Mankey Lv.31
No item
  Mankey Lv.31
No item
  Primeape Lv.31
No item




Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
 
Black Belt Hideki
タイキ Taiki
Reward:  768
  Machop Lv.32
  Black Belt
  Machoke Lv.32
  Black Belt
 
Black Belt Hitoshi
イワオ Iwao
Reward:  744
  Machop Lv.31
  Black Belt
  Mankey Lv.31
  Black Belt
  Primeape Lv.31
  Black Belt
 
Black Belt Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward:  744
  Mankey Lv.31
  Black Belt
  Mankey Lv.31
  Black Belt
  Primeape Lv.31
  Black Belt
 
Black Belt Aaron
タツマ Tatsuma
Reward:  864
  Primeape Lv.36
  Black Belt
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Generation IV

  The contents of this section have been suggested to be split into Fighting Dojo/Generation IV.
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Generation VII

Trainer Pokémon
 
Coach Trainer Leona
チヨリ Chiyori
Reward:  3,300
  Machoke Lv.32
No item
  Electabuzz Lv.33
No item
 
Black Belt Hitoshi
イワオ Iwao
Reward:  868
3 Poké Balls
  Primeape Lv.31
No item
 
Black Belt Aaron
タツマ Tatsuma
Reward:  868
3 Poké Balls
  Graveler Lv.31
No item
 
Black Belt Hideki
タイキ Taiki
Reward:  868
3 Poké Balls
  Poliwhirl Lv.31
No item
 
Black Belt Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward:  868
3 Poké Balls
  Machoke Lv.31
No item




Post-game
Trainer Pokémon
Master Trainer
 
Black Belt Cheng
クンジ Kunji
Reward: N/A
  Hitmonlee Lv.75
High Jump Kick Feint
- -
Master Trainer
 
Black Belt Wong
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward: N/A
  Hitmonchan Lv.75
Bulk Up Thunder Punch
Ice Punch Fire Punch


Layout

Interior design

       
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Exterior design

       
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

In the anime

 
The Fighting Dojo in the anime

Main series

Karate Master Kiyo appeared in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble. However, he doesn't seem to be related to the Fighting Dojo in the anime.

The Dojo debuted in Pasta La Vista!, being incorrectly referred to as the "Pokémon Dojo" in the English dub. The Dojo's leader, Master Hamm, wanted his son Kyle to take over the Dojo, but Kyle wanted to run his noodle restaurant instead. They decided to have a Pokémon battle to settle their differences, but Master Hamm blew his back during the battle, preventing him from finishing the fight. As such, he chose to let Ash fight in his stead, while Kyle chose May to battle in his place. After a bit of sparring to get used to Master Hamm and Kyle's Fighting-type Pokémon, Ash and May restarted the battle. However, the battle was interrupted again, this time by Team Rocket, who tried to steal the Fighting-type Pokémon for themselves, but were stopped by Terri. In the end, Master Hamm let Kyle follow his dream of selling noodles, appointing Terri as his successor instead.

The Dojo reappeared in Solitary and Menacing!, when Ash visited it to battle the Karate Master, implying in the process that Terri stepped down as the master at some point prior to Pokémon Journeys: The Series. While there, Goh struggled to choose between getting a Hitmonlee or a Hitmonchan. When Ash went to battle the Karate Master, he discovered he'd just been beaten by Bea and had a World Coronation Series battle against her, only to be defeated. Afterwards, Goh successfully defeated the Karate Master and received a Hitmonchan as a prize.

Pokémon used in the Dojo

Used by Master Hamm
 
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee was used to battle Kyle's Hitmonchan, but because Master Hamm's back hurt, the battle was canceled. Later, Hitmonlee was used by Ash to battle May and Hitmonchan.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Rolling Kick, High Jump Kick, Jump Kick and Focus Punch.

Debut Pasta La Vista!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Michael Haigney
Used by Kyle
 
Hitmonchan
Kyle used his Hitmonchan in the fight for the dojo. The battle was canceled because Kyle's father and opponent, Master Hamm's back was hurting. Hitmonchan was later used by May in a battle against Ash, who used Master Hamm's Hitmonlee.

Hitmonchan's known moves are Comet Punch, Mach Punch, Agility, Focus Punch and Sky Uppercut.

Debut Pasta La Vista!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michael Haigney
Used by Terri
 
Hitmontop
Hitmontop is Terri's only known Pokémon. He was used to battle Team Rocket while rescuing Master Hamm's Hitmonlee and Kyle's Hitmonchan.

Hitmontop's known moves are Rapid Spin and Mega Kick.

Debut Pasta La Vista!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michael Haigney
Used by the Karate Master
 
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee is one of the Pokémon that the Karate Master used in the battle against Bea.

None of Hitmonlee's moves are known.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
 
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan is one of the Pokémon that the Karate Master used in the battle against Bea.

None of Hitmonchan's moves are known.

Debut