Down with the "Kick Fighter"
Confronting the "Streetkicker"!
Collected in Vol. 1
Chapter number 7
Manga series Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
Previous Chapter The Challenge at Celadon University!
Next Chapter A Farfetch'd Fencing Match!

Down with the "Kick Fighter" (Japanese: "辻げり"たいじだ! Confronting the "Streetkicker"!) is the seventh chapter of the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.


As night begins to fall, Shu and Pikachu are nearing a town when suddenly Pikachu tells Shu to look out as a foot goes straight for his head.

Later as Shu recovers, he and Pikachu hear from the townspeople that at night someone known as the "Kick Fighter" goes around attacking people. The Kick Fighter's identity is unknown, however it's said that its shape isn't human. Shu decides that he and Pikachu should investigate into this. The next day Shu goes out seeking the Kick Fighter and confirms its identity as a Hitmonlee. He challenges Hitmonlee to a duel with the condition that if he wins, Hitmonlee will stop kicking people in the street. During the match Shu double teams Hitmonlee with Pikachu and Wartortle, eventually causing it to tangle itself in its own legs. With a Water Gun and Thunderbolt combo, Hitmonlee is defeated.

Shu tells Hitmonlee that he can recognize that the two of them are the same, both want to become stronger, however there's things one can't achieve alone. And so he asks Hitmonlee to join him, and Hitmonlee accepts. However, training a Hitmonlee isn't as easy as it looks.

Major events


Pokémon debuts



  • Shu
  • Townspeople




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