Garchomp < Munchlax > Riolu
Big Eater Pokémon
2' (0.6m)
231.5 lbs. (105kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
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%. 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.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

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 Pokémon Black 2 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.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Munchlax can be caught in the wild at Route 1. A special Munchlax was also obtainable over Mystery Gift upon the Sun and Moon's release, which held the exclusive item Snorlium Z.

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.

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.

Anime/Manga Information


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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 1% Sweet Honey Trees
Platinum Unknown% Sweet Honey Trees
HeartGold/SoulSilver 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)
Black 2/White 2 None Breed Snorlax
X/Y None Breed Snorlax
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 5% Route 1 (Specific Patches)
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 10% Route 1 (Specific Patches)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
IV Diamond It wolfs down its weight in food once a day, swallowing food whole with almost no chewing.
Pearl It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Platinum In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
HeartGold It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
SoulSilver It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
V Black In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
White In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
Black 2 In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
White 2 In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
VI X It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Y It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
Omega Ruby It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Alpha Sapphire It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
VII Sun It needs to consume its own weight in food every day. As far as flavor is concerned, it’s indifferent.
Moon When it finds something that looks like it might be edible, it goes right ahead and swallows it whole. That’s why it gets fatter day by day.
Ultra Sun It hides food under its long fur, but it sometimes forgets about it and causes a stinky disturbance.
Ultra Moon Anything that looks edible, Munchlax will go on and swallow whole. Its stomach is tough enough to handle it even if the food has gone rotten.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 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


For learnsets from previous generations, see here

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 Lick Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Odor Sleuth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
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 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
25 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
28 Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
33 Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
36 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
41 Fling Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
44 Belly Drum Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
49 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
50 Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
57 Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png


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
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
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
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 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
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

Via Move Tutor

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 80 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
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Stomping Tantrum Ground.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Via Event

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


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png 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
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness

Type Matchups

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

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