This is relevant to anyone who is or was familiar with the Pokemon franchise. My friend pointed these two Pokemon out to me the other day and I couldn’t believe I didn’t notice them before! Pokemon has a lot of subtle references and this is definitely my new favorite by far.
I have a Bruce Lee poster in my room and my friend pointed at it and said,”Did you know that Hitmonlee is based off of Bruce Lee?” I honestly had never made that connection before. Of course he went on to say that Hitmonchan is based off of Jackie Chan. And now that I actually think about it, it makes so much sense! Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are two of the most powerful fighters in the game (just like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan). These two Pokemon are VERY evenly matched. Hitmonlee has a slightly higher attack while Hitmonchan has a slightly higher defense. It’s all up to your preference. I hope you found this as interesting as I did!