10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pokémon
#10- Hitmonchan And Hitmonlee’s Names Have Different Significance In The US And Japan
In the United States, many people believe that Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee’s names were intended to be a play on iconic martial arts film legends Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. However, in the Japanese version of the game, the characters are named Ebiwalar and Sawamular. What’s significant about this is that those names are eerily similar to Japanese boxing champion Hiroyuki Ebihara and Japanese kickboxer Tadashi Sawamura.