Hitmonchan's appearance is very similar to a human, when compared to other Pokémon. The color of its skin is a light brown color. It wears a purple skirt and bright red boxing gloves. It's feet are also a purple colour, giving it the appearance that it is wearing shoes. It's enlarged shoulders appear as large shoulder pads. The very top of its head is separated into five sections, and its face has visible eyes and a mouth but no nose.
Hitmonchan utilize punching moves to the fullest, far more than any other Pokémon. Its punches can be so quick that it is possible that they are not able to be seen. Hitmonchan can learn all three elemental punches which are strong against elemental Pokémon that are weak against them.
In the anime
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Hitmonchan's English name is derived from the words "Hit", "Monster" and the last name of film star Jackie Chan, the same as how Hitmonlee is derived the same first two words and the last name of Bruce Lee.
It's Japanese name, Ebiwalar, is derived from the world champion boxer Hiroyuki Ebihara.
Its PokéDex number, 107, is a reference to Punch Out Little Mac's weight (107 lb)
- Hitmonchan's shiny and regular color boxing gloves resemble the traditional boxing gloves colors.
- Hitmonchan's name is a reference to Jackie Chan.
- Hitmonchan's Japanese name is a reference to a boxer named Hiroyuki Ebihara.
- Little Mac from the game "Punch-Out" weighs 107lbs. the same number as Hitmochan's Pokedex number.
- It is a common joke around fans that if you look at the Japanese Green sprite of Hitmonchan in a way, it looks like a Togekiss looking at a Dodou poop.