Snorlax can use one of two Abilities: Immunity, which gives it an immunity to being Poisoned, nullifying the effects of Toxic Spikes and Poison-inducing abilities; 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 evolve into Snorlax once it levels up with maximum Happiness.
Snorlax is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 steps to hatch. While a Snorlax can be bred, a Munchlax can hatch from an egg if Snorlax is breeding while holding a Full Incense. This Egg also takes approximately 10,240 steps to hatch. It takes a Snorlax 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Snorlax takes on the appearance of a very heavy sloth-like bear. Its stomach is very round and sturdy.
Snorlax doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
In the original games, a Poké Flute was needed to wake up a sleeping Snorlax that was blocking Route 12 and Route 16, which was rehashed in Fire Red and Leaf Green. The same thing happened in Generation II, this time Snorlax blocks Diglett's Cave. Use the Poké Flute station that is a part of the Radio Upgrade to awaken it. This would also be rehashed in the Generation IV remakes Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
In Pokémon Black and White, Snorlax is only available via PokéTransfer, Dream World, or by evolving a Munchlax that was traded for in Undella Town during the game's summer months. A trade is also required to acquire Snorlax in Black 2 and White 2, but this time the trade occurs at Nimbasa City.
Snorlax appears at Endless Level 75, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 25 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
In the first set of Mystery Dungeon games Snorlax can be found at Howling Forest 11F-14F. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Snorlax appears at Mystery Jungle B1-B29. Snorlax returns in Mystery Dungeon 3 at Secret Archipelago 19F-28F and Legendary Volcanic Island floors 1-16, 18, & 20-24 in Blazing Adventure Squad; Stormy Adventure Squad has Snorlax at Secret Highland 19F-28F and Legendary Wetland 1F-25F; Light Adventure Squad players can find Snorlax at the Secret Rockmountain 19-28F and the Legendary Mountains 1F-15F & 17F-25F.
Snorlax appears at the Cycla Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger, but this requires capturing each and every one of the other 209 Pokémon in the Fiore Region before it will be available. Snorlax does not appear in either Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia or Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Snorlax appears in the Cavern Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Obtaining it requires two things to take place: obtaining Electivire, then talking to Snorlax. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Snorlax appears on Windmil Way in the Arbor Area. Speak to Snorlax to befriend it.
Snorlax appears at Aurora in Pokémon Conquest after beating the game.
Trading Card Game
Snorlax appears in 12 different sets and three promo sets, two said promo cards were added to a specific set. The only promo card not to be released in a specific set was the Wizards Promo Snorlax.
Snorlax is listed as a Common card in the Skyridge and Rising Rivals sets. Snorlax is listed as a Rare card in the Jungle (2), Gym Heroes, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Team Rocket Retuns, EX Dragon Frontiers, Diamond and Pearl, Rising Rivals (Level X), and Call of Legends.
Ash captured a Wild Snorlax that had been eating the crops off some of the islands in the episode Snack Attack right before succumbing to the song of Jigglypuff. It would be a powerful asset for Ash, as it was a part of Ash's Orange League-Winning team, along with victories at the Blackthorn City Gym and the Battle Arena.
Snorlax debuted in the episode Wake up Snorlax where it wouldn't wake up until a local played a Poké Flute to awaken it.
Ash's Snorlax appeared in the film The Power of One. Wild Snorlax appeared in the first three Pikachu Shorts, two additional Pikachu Shorts that did not air outside of Japan, and the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
Snorlax's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Snorlax is in the UnderUsed (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a massive base 160 HP stat to complement a solid base 110 Special Defense, Snorlax is a great special wall in the UU tier. While it faces competition from Florges and Umbreon, Snorlax can distinguish itself from them thanks to a solid base 110 Attack stat. Thick Fat is a great ability that gives Snorlax resistances against Ice and Fire attacks. It can choose to run a Curse set which patches up its mediocre Defense stat, allows for it to act as a great win condition for teams, and makes it so Pokémon like Mamoswine will have a much harder time taking it out. Snorlax can run a Choice Band set that can 2HKO a lot of opposing Pokémon while not having to be as concerned about burns as it was in previous generations thanks to the Generation VI mechanics with Facade. However, Snorlax does suffer from having a low Defense stat before a Curse boost, dreadful Speed, and average defensive typing, which hold it back from being a consistent top-tier threat. Snorlax is also plagued by its Fighting weakness and Taunt users can prevent it from Resting up to get rid of annoying status or heal itself up.
Munchlax Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Via Move Tutor
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
- HM08: Rock Climb
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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