Giant's Hitmonlee planned to enter the P-1 Grand Prix Martial Arts Tournament with his Hitmonlee but he was bound and tied by Jessie and James just before he was about to participate. Jessie
dressed up so that Hitmonlee couldn't tell that it wasn't Giant
giving it the orders.
P-1 Grand Prix Tournament
In the first round of the P-1 Grand Prix Martial Arts Tournament, Brock's Geodude
was up against Giant's Hitmonlee
which was under the control of Team Rocket. It took a mainly defensive approach and was no match for Giant's Hitmonlee
's constant kicking. Brock
decided it was best to forfeit the match by throwing in the red towel.
In the second round of the P-1 Grand Prix, Meowth
placed glue on the fighting surface which allowed Giant's Hitmonlee
to land a ton of consecutive hits. This lead Anthony
to throw in the towel and end the match to give Giant's Hitmonlee
the victory. In the final round against Ash's Primeape
, Team Rocket's plan to electrify Ash's Primeape
failed and Giant's Hitmonlee
was defeated by Ash's Primeape
's powerful Seismic Toss
which knocked it out. Despite his trainer Giant
not actually guiding it through the tournament, Hitmonlee proved to be trained well as it made it to the finals of the tournament.