Hard to the bone, these fighting-type Pokémon are some of the most barbarous fighters in the world of Pokémon. Their knowledge of fighting moves is commendable and surpasses that of the world's most resilient professional fighters. It takes a steadfast type of trainer to master these Pokémon as they often have poor temperaments.
In some cases, fighting-type Pokémon are capable of lifting objects weighing several tons. Their strength is far beyond the reasonable limits of man. Wrestling champions and masters of their craft, the following Pokémon show dedication that is worthy of praise. These are the 10 most brawny fighting-type Pokémon, ranked.
As a Pokémon that is easily triggered, Primeape is one of the most furious and brawny Pokémon of all time. According to Primeape's Pokémon Stadium Pokédex entry, "When enraged, it gives chase endlessly. Because it is impossible to tell what made it angry, there is no soothing it."
Primeape is easily enraged and grows more powerful while in the state. Its hands are shaped like boxing gloves, making it more suitable for fighting. Primeape was introduced in the first generation of the Pokémon games.
Lucario, loveable dual-type Fighting/Steel Pokémon has high-flying moves and sensational kicks. The Super Smash Bros. franchise helped to popularize the Pokémon Lucario.
According to Lucario's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Ultra Sun, "It concentrates its mental energy and fires off mysterious waves called auras, which can crush boulders of large size to dust." Pound for pound, Lucario is one of the strongest Fighting-type Pokémon in existence. Lucario stands at approximately 3'11" and weighs 119 lbs. Resembling a jackal, Lucario is one of Pokémon's fiercest fighters.
Swinging from vines, it is apparent that this Pokémon is part of the primates order. This jungle dweller is the Fighting-type relative of the Pokémon Oranguru. Passimian is a lemur Pokémon with broad shoulders. Often, this Pokémon is seen holding a green coconut while in the wild.
According to the Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokédex entry of Oranguru, "They battle with hard berries for weapons. Their techniques are passed from the boss to the group, generation upon generation." What the Oranguru might lack in physical strength it makes up for in technical fighting prowess. Moves like Reversal and Close Combat make Oranguru exceptional.
As the only Flying/Fighting-type Pokémon to be introduced so far, Hawlucha is known as a "wrestling Pokémon." Astonishingly, it's one of the lightest Fighting-type Pokémon, weighing at approximately 47.4 lbs. Even with such a low weight, it is still capable of learning advanced Fighting-type moves like High Jump Kick and Flying Press.
Flying Press is a signature move of Hawlucha, and it was introduced in Generation IV. According to Hawlucha's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Omega Ruby, "Although its body is small, its proficient fighting skills enable it to keep up with big bruisers like Machamp and Hariyama."
Despite having a startled appearance in the above photo, Hitmonlee is by no means docile. It is the counterpart to the Pokémon Hitmochan, but it differs since it uses kicks instead of punches. Upon beating the Fighting Dojo leader in Saffron City, players are granted the opportunity to choose a Hitmonlee or Hitmochan.
It's not an official gym, but its the only one in Kanto that gifts a Pokémon as a reward. According to Hitmonlee's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Ruby, "Hitmonlee's legs freely contract and stretch. Using these springlike legs, it bowls over foes with devastating kicks. After battle, it rubs down its legs and loosens the muscles to overcome fatigue."
According to Pangoro's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Y, "It charges ahead and bashes its opponents like a berserker, uncaring about any hits it might take. Its arms are mighty enough to snap a telephone pole." Pangoro is a Pokémon that is tough for trainers to control.
Its lack of remorse and violent temperament are enough to deter most trainers. Those who are daring enough to train a Pangoro will receive a Pokémon with a robust moveset, including moves like Sky Uppercut, Hammer Arm, and Vital Throw. Its exceptionally high Attack makes it a ferocious Pokémon.
As a Pokémon that carries two giant blocks of concrete, it's not surprising that Conkeldurr is placed on this list. According to Conkledurr's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Black, "It is thought that Conkeldurr taught humans how to make concrete more than 2,000 years ago." Using its concrete pillars as weapons and walking canes, Conkledurr can lift heavy objects without needing to use its upper-body.
Unquestionably, Conkledurr is one of the most robust Pokémon as it can learn Fighting-type moves such as Superpower, Focus Punch, Hammer Arm, and Dynamic Punch.
The third generation of Pokémon games, which started with Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Ruby, introduced the Fire-type starter, Torchic. Torchic eventually evolves into a Blaziken, a cross between a Fighting-type and Fire-type.
To gain a sense of the size of a Hariyama we can take a look at the size of the Pikachu by comparison. Recognized as the sumo wrestler Pokémon, Hariyama is by no means a fat Pokémon since the bulk of its body is muscle. Not only does it measure up in stature, but Hariyama also knows powerful techniques capable of defeating top-tier trainers. Moves like Reversal, Close Combat, and Wake-Up Slap are reasons to have Hariyama on your lineup.
According to Hariyama's Pokédex entry from Pokémon Fire Red, "It stomps on the ground to build power. It can send a 10-ton truck flying with a straight-arm punch."
Encountering a Machamp in the Kanto region is a rare find since it is solely found in Victory Road. Typically, obtaining a Machamp is done through evolution by trading a Machoke. According to Machamp's Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Pokédex entry, "Machamp is known as the Pokémon that has mastered every kind of martial arts.
If it grabs hold of the foe with its four arms, the battle is all but over. The hapless foe is thrown far over the horizon." This is one brawny Pokémon you don't want to pit your Pokémon up against.