Munchlax can have one of two Abilities: Pickup, which allows it to randomly pick up items after battle, actual item picked up depending on its level, and starting in Generation V, should an ally or an opposing Pokémon use an item the Pokémon with the Pickup Ability will pick that item up; or Thick Fat, which decreases the amount of damage that it takes from Fire and Ice Type attacks by 50%. Its Hidden Ability is Gluttony, which allows it to eat its held berry sooner than it would otherwise. This Ability is nullified by opponents that have the ability Unnerve.
Munchlax can evolve into Snorlax once it levels up with maximum Happiness.
Munchlax is in the Undiscovered Egg Group and cannot breed, however a Munchlax can hatch from an Egg if Snorlax is bred while holding a Full Incense. This egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Munchlax 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Munchlax takes on the appearance similar to that of Snorlax, albeit much smaller. Most notably, its feet are difficult to see underneath its blue fur, and its eyes are wide open.
Munchlax doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Munchlax could be obtained from the Honey Trees in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, but it is a rare find. Heart Gold and Soul Silver can obtain Munchlax by transferring one from the PokéWalker, which has Munchlax on the Pokéwalker courses Quiet Cave and Winner's Path.
In Pokémon Black and White, a Munchlax can be obtained by trading a Cinccino for one in Undella Town, but this trade can only be done in the game's summer months. In Pokémon Black and White 2, the only way to obtain a Munchlax is to breed a Snorlax.
In Pokémon X and Y, Munchlax can only be obtained by breeding a Snorlax.
Munchlax is one of two Generation IV Pokémon to make a cameo appearance in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. It will occasionally appear when you leave food at a Poké Spot, but by the time you get there it will have consumed the lot of it and receive a scolding from its trainer.
In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Munchlax appears at random in Mystifying Forest B1-B13 and Mystery Jungle B1-B29. Munchlax returns in Mystery Dungeon 3 at 7F-15F of each of the three titles title's respective Secret area.
In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Munchlax is available as one of the three Starter Pokémon from the start of the game, the other two being Starly and Pachirisu. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs has Munchlax appear at Curl Bay and during Quest 18 in the present, and in the past during the Fire Temple mission "Shaken by Aggron's Footsteps" by capturing it, obtaining its slate and completing the mission.
Munchlax can be found in the Meadow Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure by completing a Tag Race. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Munchlax can be found at Cove Town in the Cove Area after retrieving it from Wish Park. Befriending it requires giving it a Berry.
Munchlax appears at Aurora in Pokémon Conquest after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Munchlax has mostly appeared in promo sets. Three different Munchlax cards were in the PCG Promos set, along with appearances in the 7th and 8th Movie Halfdecks and the Poké Park Forest promo.
Munchlax is listed as a Rare card in the Diamond and Pearl set, and is listed as a Common Card in the Majestic Dawn and Rising Rivals (2) sets.
May captures a Wild Munchlax in the episode Berry, Berry Interesting! It would have a habit of eating everyone's food, so Professor Oak developed a special Poké Block for Munchlax, which expands in its stomach to make it think that it's full.
May's Munchlax continued to make appearances, even in May's last appearance during the Wallace Cup.
May's Munchlax appeared in the film Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and two Pikachu shorts: Pikachu's Ghost Festival, which hasn't aired outside of Japan, and Pikachu's Island Adventure.
Different Wild Munchlax have appeared in two other films: the Munchlax in Destiny Deoxys was very litter-conscious and had a knack for recycling; it evolved into Snorlax towards the conclusion of the film, and a different Munchalx appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
Munchlax's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Munchlax is in the NFE tier as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold and Soul Silver Only)
- HM08: Rock Climb
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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