Snorlax

Snorlax
カビゴン
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Mega Aerodactyl < Snorlax > Articuno
Species
Type
Sleeping Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#143
Height
Weight
6′11″ (2.1m)
1014.1 lbs. (460kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
25
Tier
EV Yield
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Snorlax (カビゴン) is the 143rd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Normal Type, and is known as the Gluttony Pokémon.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Snorlax takes on the appearance of a very heavy sloth-like bear. Its stomach is very round and sturdy.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

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 Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Snorlax can only be obtained by evolving a Munchlax.

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.

In Pokémon X and Y, a sleeping Snorlax can be caught on the blocked bridge on Route 7 once obtaining the Poké Flute at Parfum Palace.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Snorlax can be caught in the wild at Route 1, when called on by a Munchlax in an S.O.S. Battle.

Spin-off Games

Snorlax is a part of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness as a Shadow Pokémon. To obtain it, you must Snag it from Cipher Admin Ardos at Citadark Isle.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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.

Movies

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.

Manga

Snorlax's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Only Two Route 12, Route 16 (Poké Flute required)
Gold/Silver/Crystal Only One Blocking Route 11/Diglett's Cave (Radio Upgrade on the highest station on the radio dial)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Only Two Route 12, Route 16 (Poké Flute required)
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Snag at Citadark Isle (Cihper Admin Ardos)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Munchlax
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Blocking Diglett's Cave/Route 11, use Poké Flute Upgrade on radio
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or evolve Munchlax
Black 2/White 2 Only One Trade at Nimbasa City
X/Y Only One Route 7 (Poké Flute required)
Sun/Moon 5% Route 1 (Specific Patches) (S.O.S. Battle)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
Blue Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
Yellow Will eat anything, even if the food happens to be a little moldy. It never gets an upset stomach.
II Gold What sounds like its cry may actually be its snores or the rumblings of its hungry belly.
Silver Its stomach's digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison. It can even eat things off the ground.
Crystal This Pokémon's stomach is so strong, even eating moldy or rotten food will not affect it.
III Ruby Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
Sapphire Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
Emerald Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
FireRed It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
LeafGreen Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
IV Diamond Its stomach can digest any kind of food, even if it happens to be moldy or rotten.
Pearl It stops eating only to sleep. It doesn't feel full unless it eats nearly 900 pounds a day.
Platinum When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
HeartGold What sounds like its cry may actually be its snores or the rumblings of its hungry belly.
SoulSilver Its stomach's digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison. It can even eat things off the ground.
V Black When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
White When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
Black 2 When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
White 2 When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
VI X It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
Y Its stomach can digest any kind of food, even if it happens to be moldy or rotten.
Omega Ruby Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
Alpha Sapphire Snorlax's typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
VII Sun Its stomach is said to be incomparably strong. Even Muk’s poison is nothing more than a hint of spice on Snorlax’s tongue.
Moon It eats nearly 900 pounds of food every day. It starts nodding off while eating—and continues to eat even while it’s asleep.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
160
. 430 524 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
110
202 225 319 350
Speed
30
58 65 159 174

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
4 Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
9 Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
12 Lick Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
17 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
20 Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
28 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
28 Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
33 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
35 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
36 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
41 Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Belly Drum Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
49 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
50 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
57 High Horsepower Ground.gif 95 95 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Belch Poison.gif 120 90 Special.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Lick Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Self-Destruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Munchlax Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Start Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Odor Sleuth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
20 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
28 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Fling Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
49 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
52 Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
Self-Destruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Happy Hour Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Hold Back Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 100*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Pulverizing Pancake Normal.gif 210 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Generation III Exclusive Moves

Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Refresh Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor

Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Selfdestruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
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Snorlax

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Ghost.gif Fighting.gif

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