How GOOD was Hitmonchan ACTUALLY? – History of Hitmonchan in Competitive Pokemon (Gens 1-7)


Hitmonchan is today’s Pokemon for our competitive history series! Join False Swipe Gaming in this brief overview of Hitmonchan in competitive Pokemon!



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Notice I said POPULAR formats, meaning a format where there is a significant amount of people who compete in it for tournaments and so on and so forth.

For the record, I do not care what rules or formats people play their battles by nor am I saying these formats are the only formats that should be played. The way you play Pokemon is between you and your opponent. I just like examining popular tournament formats.

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  1. "This pokemon made its debut being one of the worst regional variants in the game by being paired with lilligant, another monograss pokemon that evolved with the sun stone, but was it just as forgetful in competitive? Let's find out. How good was whimiscott ACTUALLY"

  2. I know this is a gen 1 Pokémon but I feel like the later generation Pokémon should've been saved; for example, I think you should've gone through most Gen 1 Pokémon (obviously final evos + future evolutions would be fine) and then on to Gen 2, just because I feel like the Greninja video couldve had a lot more (yeah it was 27 minutes and still great but examples) if it had been saved until later generations.
    Entirely my opinion, not criticizing you mate. Love the channel!

  3. I finally watched ALL of the competitive history videos I feel ready to put in my voice they're talked about a lot but I'd love to see videos about Rotom and the Appliances

  4. There is no true way to buff Hitmonchan to make it better. As a pure iron fist attacker, its outclassed by Infernape and Conkeldurr. As a utility spinner, Hitmontop does it better. It's a jack of all trades, master of none. Perfectly balanced as all things should be.

  5. Could you please do Zeraora? It’s my favorite mythical Pokémon. I know it has only been in 2 generations so far, so please just keep this idea in mind for later. Thanks!


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