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Tyrogue #236: Tyrogue
Pokémon
#238: Smoochum Smoochum
Hitmontop
Handstand Pokémon
カポエラー
Kapoerer
#237
Hitmontop



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Steadfast
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Hitmontop
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
105.8 lbs. 48.0 kg
Hitmontop
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
138
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Hitmontop
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F237.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Hitmontop (Japanese: カポエラー Kapoerer) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Tyrogue starting at level 20 when Tyrogue's Attack and Defense are equal. It is one of Tyrogue's final forms, the others being Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.

Contents

Biology

Hitmontop is a vaguely humanoid Pokémon capable of spinning on its head. Its main body is spherical and mostly blue with a brown triangular patch on its chest. It has short legs with white bands near the hands and feet. The feet are large, blue, and have a circular brown pad on the underside. It has a skinny brown tail that ends with a blue sphere with a spike on it. Its head is round and brown with flat, curved extensions on either side and a single spike on top. It has beady, black eyes, and spherical hands with no digits. Hitmontop is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Hitmontop moves more quickly by spinning on the spike on its head than it does by walking normally. Capable of spinning at high speeds, it may bore into the ground similar to a drill. While spinning, Hitmontop delivers smooth, graceful kicks, such as its signature move Triple Kick. As an urban species, it is often found in towns and cities.

In the anime

Hitmontop in the anime

Major appearances

In Two Hits and a Miss, Chigusa's Hitmontop helped her teach techniques to her students on making Fighting-type attacks more graceful.

Butch's Hitmontop debuted in The Mystery is History. It then made further appearances in the main series and Pokémon Chronicles.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, a Hitmontop belonging to Kai of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers assisted Kim's Hitmonchan against Misty. It was defeated when Ash's Pikachu came in with Thunderbolt.

In Pasta La Vista!, Terri used a Hitmontop to rescue Master Hamm's Hitmonlee and Kyle's Hitmonchan from Team Rocket.

In Good Friends, Great Training!, Tierno was revealed to have caught a Hitmontop to Ash, Serena, and Bonnie.

A Hitmontop appeared in a fantasy in JN034, under the ownership of Bea. It reappeared in person in JN039, where Bea used it in her World Coronation Series rematch against Ash where it was defeated by Pikachu.

Minor appearances

Hitmontop debuted in Pikachu & Pichu Big Town.

In Doin' What Comes Natu-rally, a Hitmontop participated in the street festival.

In Machoke, Machoke Man!, a Hitmontop was at the Cianwood Gym.

In Outrageous Fortunes, Mason's Hitmontop battled Delaney's Poliwrath and lost.

A Trainer's Hitmontop appeared in You're a Star, Larvitar!.

In Johto Photo Finish, Gary's demonstration featured a Hitmontop evolving from a Tyrogue.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Hitmontop to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Coordinator's Hitmontop appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Trainer's Hitmontop appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!.

A Hitmontop appeared in Borrowing on Bad Faith!.

In To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, a Trainer's Hitmontop competed in the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament.

A Coordinator's Hitmontop appeared in Dressed for Jess Success!.

In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, a Coordinator's Hitmontop and Corsola competed in the Double Performance stage of the Daybreak Contest.

In The Power of Us, a Hitmontop was available in the Pokémon Catch Race.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP166 Hitmontop Ash's Pokédex Hitmontop, the Handstand Pokémon. Hitmontop's smooth graceful kicks are deceptively powerful. Opponents may be surprised by their force, so beware.

In the manga

Hitmontop in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Hitmontop appeared in Let's Save The Lugia!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Scientist.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Hitmontop appeared in PMDP11.

In PMDP15, a Hitmontop pretended to have been evolved from Red's Tyrogue.

A Hitmontop appeared in PMDP16.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Querulous Qwilfish, a Hitmontop aided the construction of the Battle Tower.

In Heckled by Hitmontop, Chuck used a Hitmontop to fight Blue, but it lost to his Rhydon.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS162 It can spin and kick the opponent simultaneously. It can also drill into the ground spinning at a high speed.*

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!, Gold borrowed a Hitmontop to use in a tournament.

A Hitmontop appeared in a flashback in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Hitmontop that evolved from his Tyrogue in GDZ51.

A Hitmontop appeared in GDZ61.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Hitmontop is one of Bruno's Pokémon in the Pokémon League, as seen in A Challenge to the Elite Four!.

A Hitmontop appeared in Master the Strongest Move!!.

A Hitmontop appeared in Legend Of The Strongest Pokémon!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Hitmontop (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#146
Gold If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
Silver It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Crystal After doing a handstand to throw off the opponent's timing, it presents its fancy kick moves.
Stadium 2 If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Hitmontop spins on its head at high speeds, all the while delivering kicks. This technique is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense at the same time. The Pokémon travels faster spinning than it does walking.
Sapphire
Emerald Its technique of kicking while spinning is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense. Hitmontop travel faster spinning than they do walking.
FireRed It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
LeafGreen If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#148
Diamond It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by ten.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If you become enchanted by its smooth, elegant, dance-like kicks, you may get drilled hard.
SoulSilver It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by ten.
White
Black 2 It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by 10.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It fights while spinning like a top. The centrifugal force boosts its destructive power by 10.
Y If you are enchanted by its smooth, dance-like kicks, you may get a closer experience with one than you'd like.
Omega Ruby Hitmontop spins on its head at high speed, all the while delivering kicks. This technique is a remarkable mix of both offense and defense at the same time. The Pokémon travels faster spinning than it does walking.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#110
Sword It launches kicks while spinning. If it spins at high speed, it may bore its way into the ground.
Shield After doing a handstand to throw off the opponent's timing, it presents its fancy kick moves.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Tyrogue
Crystal
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Breed Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan and evolve Tyrogue
Colosseum
Agate Village (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Tyrogue
Platinum
Evolve Tyrogue
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Tyrogue
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tyrogue
Black 2 White 2
Trade, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tyrogue
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Lake of Outrage
Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 25, Endless Level 56, Forever Level 6, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Tyrogue
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
MD Sky
Lost Wilderness (B1F-B17F)
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Volcanic Slope (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Hitmontop Appears
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Pinsir Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Do Heun's Hitmontop Korean South Korea 55 August 17 to 18, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Black Belt Black Belt (100%)
Events* Fighting Gem Fighting Gem (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
455
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
17/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Triple Kick Fighting Physical 01010 09090% 10
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
Evo.Evo. Triple Kick Fighting Physical 01010 09090% 10
044 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
088 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
1212 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
1616 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
2121 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2121 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3232 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3636 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4040 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4444 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmontop
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmontop
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR87Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmontop
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmontop
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Hitmonchan Bullet Punch Steel Physical 40 100% 30
HitmonchanHitmontop Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontop Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Hitmonlee High Jump Kick Fighting Physical 130 90% 10
Hitmonchan Mach Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 30
Hitmonlee Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
Hitmontop Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Hitmonchan Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hitmontop in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Hitmontop in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmontop
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmontop
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh IoA Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmontop
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmontop
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hitmontop
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hitmontop
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Hitmontop (Aquapolis 82)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani237.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Discipline
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll KO foes by the ton with my awesome kicks!
26%-50% HP Darn it... I'm at half health already?
1%-25% HP I'm about to drop... My eyes are spinning...
Level up Leveled up! My awesome kicks sped up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 237.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fighting
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-103/N-073
It creates shock waves around itself that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush237Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW237.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Hitmontop is the Caretaker of the Drill in the Lava Zone. He's fond of things that spin. An Attraction like Rhyperior's Bumper Burn is a breeze to him.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT237.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#567
Shuffle237.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
GO237.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 173 Base Defense: 207
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Smash, Counter
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Gyro Ball, Stone Edge

Evolution

236Tyrogue.png
Baby form
Tyrogue
 Fighting 
Egg
Breed



Rare CandyMacho Brace
Level 20
(Attack = Defense)
237Hitmontop.png
First evolution
Hitmontop
 Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 237.png Spr b 2g 237.png Spr 2s 237.png Spr b 2g 237.png Spr 2c 237.png Spr b 2c 237.png
Spr 2g 237 s.png Spr b 2g 237 s.png Spr 2s 237 s.png Spr b 2g 237 s.png Spr 2c 237 s.png Spr b 2g 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 237.png Spr b 3r 237.png Spr 3e 237.png Spr b 3r 237.png Spr 3r 237.png Spr b 3r 237.png
Spr 3r 237 s.png Spr b 3r 237 s.png Spr 3e 237 s.png Spr b 3r 237 s.png Spr 3r 237 s.png Spr b 3r 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 237.png Spr b 4d 237.png Spr 4d 237.png Spr b 4p 237.png Spr 4h 237.png Spr b 4h 237.png
Spr 4d 237 s.png Spr b 4d 237 s.png Spr 4d 237 s.png Spr b 4p 237 s.png Spr 4h 237 s.png Spr b 4p 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 237.png Spr b 5b 237.png Spr 5b 237.png Spr b 5b 237.png
Spr 5b 237 s.png Spr b 5b 237 s.png Spr 5b 237 s.png Spr b 5b 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 237.png Spr b 6x 237.png Spr 6x 237.png Spr b 6x 237.png
Spr 6x 237 s.png Spr b 6x 237 s.png Spr 6x 237 s.png Spr b 6x 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 237.png Spr b 7s 237.png Spr 7s 237.png Spr b 7s 237.png
Spr 7s 237 s.png Spr b 7s 237 s.png Spr 7s 237 s.png Spr b 7s 237 s.png
Front Back Front Back
237MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Hitmontop images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Unlike Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, none of Hitmontop's names in any language derive from famous people.
  • Hitmontop can learn more priority moves than any other Pokémon, with 14 increased priority moves and two decreased priority moves.
  • Though Hitmontop shares the Ability Steadfast with Tyrogue, a Steadfast Tyrogue cannot evolve into a Hitmontop with the same Ability, as Steadfast is Tyrogue's second Ability and Hitmontop's Hidden Ability.

Origin

Hitmontop is based on a spinning top and a capoeirista. Its Attack and Defense stats needing to be equal in order for Tyrogue to evolve into Hitmontop is similar to how a top must be in equilibrium to remain upright. Its idle animation from Generation VI onward depicts it performing a ginga, a basic technique in capoeira.

Name origin

Hitmontop is a combination of hit, monster, and top (a reference to spinning tops and how it fights, by spinning on its head). The name is also related to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, both of which have been parallel evolutions to it since Generation II.

Kapoerer is derived from capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that often involves spinning one's legs in the air.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カポエラー Kapoerer From capoeira
France Flag.png French Kapoera From capoeira
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hitmontop Same as its English name
Germany Flag.png German Kapoera From Capoeira
Italy Flag.png Italian Hitmontop Same as its English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카포에라 Kapoera Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 柯波朗 Kēbōlǎng Partial transliteration of its Japanese name. may be from 郎 Láng, a character referring to young males


Related articles

External links


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