While traveling on a road towards the next city, Ash encountered what he thought was a wild Hitmonchan. He convinced Pikachu to fight it only to get knocked out by its superior fighting skills. Anthony
then showed up and introduced himself as Hitmonchan's trainer. Anthony
had been training his Hitmonchan to be entered the P1 Grand Prix martial arts tournament.
In the P-1 Grand Prix tournament, Anthony's Hitmonchan
defeated a Machamp in the first round. In the second round, 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