Garchomp < Munchlax > Riolu

Species Type
Big Eater Pokémon Normal.png
Number Ability
#446 Pickup/Thick Fat
Height Weight
2' (0.6m) 231.5 lbs. (105kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Snorlax
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 50
Tier EV Yield

Munchlax (ゴンベ) is the 112th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Normal -Type, and is known as the Big Eater Pokémon.

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%.

Munchlax from the Dream World use the Gluttony Ability. This Ability 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 becomes loyal to its trainer and levels up.

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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

Munchlax doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

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 Black 2 and White 2, the only way to obtain a Munchlax is to breed a Snorlax.

[edit] Spin-off Games

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

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.

[edit] Manga

Munchlax's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Munchlax is in the NFE tier as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 1% Sweet Honey Trees
Platinum Unknown% Sweet Honey Trees
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Breed Snorlax; Transfer from PokéWalker
PokéWalker 15% Quite Cave (10,000 Steps or More)
PokéWalker 5% Winner's Path (8,000 Steps or More)
Black/White Only One Trade (Cinccino in Undella Town, Summer Only)
Black2/White2 None Breed Snorlax

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Not in this Game
Pokémon Blue Not in this Game
Pokémon Yellow Not in this Game

II Pokémon Gold Not in this Game
II Pokémon Silver Not in this Game
II Pokémon Crystal Not in this Game

III Pokémon Ruby Not in this Game
III Pokémon Sapphire Not in this Game
III Pokémon Emerald Not in this Game
III Pokémon FireRed Not in this Game
III Pokémon LeafGreen Not in this Game

IV Pokémon Diamond It wolfs down its weight in food once a day, swallowing food whole with almost no chewing.
IV Pokémon Pearl It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
IV Pokémon Platinum In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.

V Pokémon Black In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
V Pokémon White In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
V Pokémon Black 2 In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
V Pokémon White 2 In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.

VI Pokémon X It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
VI Pokémon Y It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 380 474 -
157 175 269 295
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
157 175 269 295
13 15 109 119

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Metronome Normal.png ?? ?? Status
Start Odor Sleuth Normal.png N/A N/A Status
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
4 Defense Curl Normal.png N/A N/A Status
9 Amnesia Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
12 Lick Ghost.png 20 100 Physical
17 Recycle Normal.png N/A N/A Status
20 Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
25 Chip Away Normal.png 70 100 Physical
28 Stockpile Normal.png N/A N/A Status
33 Swallow Normal.png N/A N/A Status
36 Body Slam Normal.png 85 100 Physical
41 Fling Dark.png ?? 100 Physical
44 Rollout Rock.png 30 90 Physical
49 Natural Gift Normal.png ?? 100 Physical
52 Snatch Dark.png N/A N/A Status
57 Last Resort Normal.png 140 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Lick Ghost.png 20 100% Physical
Charm Normal.png -- 100% Status
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Whirlwind Normal.png -- 100% Status
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100% Physical
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Natural Gift Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
After You Normal.png -- --% Status
Selfdestruct Normal.png 200 100% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
After You Normal.png -- --% Status
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Fire Punch Fire.png 75 100% Physical
Gunk Shot Poison.png 120 70% Physical
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Ice Punch Ice.png 75 100% Physical
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Last Resort Normal.png 140 100% Physical
Recycle Normal.png -- --% Status
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Thunderpunch Electric.png 75 100% Physical
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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