Hitmontop is a Fighting type Pokemon 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. Take a look below for 25 awesome and interesting facts about Hitmontop.
1. Hitmontop is a vaguely humanoid Pokemon capable of spinning on its head.
2. Its main body is spherical and mostly blue with a brown triangular patch on its chest.
3. It has short legs with white bands near the hands and feet.
4. The feet are large, blue and have a circular brown pad on the underside.
5. It has a skinny brown tail that ends with a blue sphere with a spike on it.
6. Its head is round and brown with flat, curved extensions on either side and a single spike on top.
7. It has a beady, black eyes and spherical hands with no digits.
8. Hitmontop is a male-only species with no female counterpart.
9. Hitmontop moves more quickly by spinning on the spike on its head than it does by walking normally.
10. Capable of spinning at high speeds, it may bore into the ground similar to a drill.
11. While spinning, Hitmontop delivers smooth, graceful kicks such as its former signature move, Triple Kick.
12. As an urban species, it is often found in towns and cities.
13. Unlike Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, none of Hitmontop’s names in any language derive from famous people.
14. Hitmontop can learn more priority moves than any other Pokémon, with 14 increased priority moves and two decreased priority moves.
15. 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.
16. Hitmontop is based on a top and a practitioner of capoeira. The fact that Tyrogue’s Attack and Defense must be equal in order for it to evolve into Hitmontop is akin to how a top must be in equilibrium to remain upright.
17. 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.
18. Hitmontop debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as a resident of Big Town.
19. Hitmontop made his main series debut in Two Hits and a Miss, under the ownership of Chigusa. He assisted her in teaching students about making their Fighting-type attacks more graceful, among other tasks.
20. A Hitmontop debuted in The Mystery is History, under the ownership of Butch. He made further appearances in A Parent Trapped!, A Promise is a Promise, Showdown at the Oak Corral, and Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!.
21. A Hitmontop appeared in Gotta Catch Ya Later!, under the ownership of one of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers. He assisted another brother’s Hitmonchan in his battle against Misty, but he was defeated due to the intervention of Ash’s Pikachu, who used Thunderbolt.
22. A Hitmontop appeared in Pasta La Vista!, under the ownership of Terri. He was used to battle Team Rocket during an effort to rescue Master Hamm’s Hitmonlee and Kyle’s Hitmonchan.
23. A Hitmontop appeared in Good Friends, Great Training!, under the ownership of Tierno. He appeared when Tierno revealed his team to Ash, Serena, and Bonnie.
24. A Hitmontop appeared in Doin’ What Comes Natu-rally as one of the Pokémon participating in a street festival.
25. A Hitmontop appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man! as one of the Pokémon seen at the Cianwood Gym.