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Munchlax (Pokémon)

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Munchlax
ゴンベ Gonbe
#446
150
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Normal '
Category
Big Eater Pokémon
Abilities
Pickup or Thick Fat
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#112
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
231.5 lbs.
Imperial
105.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
50 (6.5%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F446.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Undiscovered group 41 cycles*
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 94 Battle Exp.: 941*

Munchlax (Japanese: ゴンベ Gonbe) is a Template:Type2 baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Snorlax via Happiness.

It was the first Generation IV Pokémon to be revealed to the public, in May 2004.

Biology

Physiology

Munchlax has a teal-colored body with a cream-colored spot on its chest. Its round head is teal in the top half and cream on the bottom half. It has big, round eyes and large pointy ears. It has five-fingered hands and cream-colored feet with three clawed toes.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Munchlax's abilities are about the same as its evolved form, Snorlax, only weaker. However, some moves that are unique to Munchlax are Screech, Odor Sleuth, Stockpile, Swallow, Last Resort and Metronome.

Behavior

Munchlax behaves quite opposite of its evolution, Snorlax, as it is somewhat hyperactive. It is very similar with its eating patterns, however. It does not mind walking and running from place to place as it looks for food. Munchlax tend to store food in its long fur, although it sometimes forgets about its hidden food. It can also eat very many servings of food at a time, and rarely gets full.

Habitat

Wild Munchlax can only be found in honey trees in the games, so it is apparent that they spend most of their time eating honey off of honey trees, although this is not officially confirmed.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Munchlax eats the most food of any Pokémon besides its evolution, Snorlax. It will eat nearly anything. It can rarely become full and will eat constantly, unlike Snorlax, who eats in between sleeping.

In the anime

A Munchlax first appeared in Destiny Deoxys, where it evolved into a Snorlax to stay afloat in the Block Bot flood, making it the first Generation IV Pokémon to appear in the anime.

May currently owns a Munchlax, which she captured in Berry, Berry Interesting.

A Munchlax appeared in Journey to the Unown!.

A trainer named Kylie owns a Munchlax, which was seen in A Full Course Tag Battle!.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Diamond owns a Munchlax.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure

In the fifth chapter, a Collector, Ruin Maniac, Psychic and Galactic Grunt are all searching for a Munchlax, which is said to be very rare. Its Pickup ability takes Hareta's Pokédex but Munchlax returns it later.

In the TCG

Main article: Munchlax (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

File:MunchlaxBrawl.jpg
Munchlax after eating something in Smashville

After being released from a Poké Ball, Munchlax walks around and eats items on the stage. However, it will not eat a living item, an Assist Trophy or a Poké Ball.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation 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 {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Few Honey trees
Platinum
Few Honey trees
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vientown Beach or Chicole Village

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 135
195 - 242 380 - 474
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 5
9 - 62 13 - 119
Total: 390   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1baby

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 446.png Spr 4p 446.png Spr 4p 446.png Spr b 4d 446.png
Spr 4d 446 s.png Spr 4p 446 s.png Spr 4p 446 s.png Spr b 4d 446 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 446.png Spr 5b 446.png Spr b 5b 446.png
Spr 5b 446 s.png Spr 5b 446 s.png Spr b 5b 446 s.png
Munchlax For other sprites and images, please see Munchlax images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Munchlax, along with Shuckle, in terms of base stats, is the slowest non-glitched Pokémon.
  • Munchlax's English name was first revealed on September 10, 2004.
  • Munchlax appeared in two games before its generation; Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Dash. Munchlax was also obtainable, by hacking, in the first Mystery Dungeon.
  • Though Munchlax appears to be dark blue in color, it belongs to the black color group.
  • Munchlax, along with Qwilfish, are the only Pokémon who learn Stockpile by leveling up, but don't learn both Spit Up and Swallow. Munchlax doesn't learn Spit Up, while Qwilfish doesn't learn Swallow.
  • It is the second Pokémon that has evolved in a movie, after Metapod in Pokémon 4Ever.
  • Munchlax has the highest base stat total of all baby Pokémon, as well as highest base HP.
  • Munchlax is the heaviest baby Pokémon.
  • An error in the Pokémon Official Annual 2008 said that Munchlax was 0.6 kg in height.

Origin

Munchlax is most likely based off of a baby bear. Its habits may also be based on the fact that bears eat a lot of food before hibernating, which Snorlax seems to do a lot more of.

Name origin

Munchlax's name is a combination of munch, to chew on food, and lax. Its Japanese name is likely a combination of Snorlax's Japanese name, Kabigon, and baby. It may also be from 権兵衛 gonbee, popular Japanese name for peasants in the old days.

In other languages

  • German: Mampfaxo
  • French: Goinfrex - From goinfre (glutton), and extra.
  • Korean: 먹고자 Meokgoja - Literally "eat and sleep".
  • Chinese: 小卡比 Xiao Ka Bi or 卡比仔 in Cantonese

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