Here's my contribution to the Gen 2 Pokemon tribute at Game Art HQ (game-art-hq.deviantart.com/
Hitmontop is one of the cooler designs in Gen 2 I feel. Based on the Brazilian fighting style, Capoeira, where the fighter is constantly moving and fights in an almost dance-like manner, Hitmontop was an added alternate form for Gen 1's Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. Oddly, though, Top did't get named after a famous martial artist as Lee and Chan were (Bruce Lee for kicking makes sense, but I still don't get why the boxer is named after Jackie Chan. Maybe Hitmonali sounded too much like lee).