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==Biology==
 
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===Physiology===
Snorlax's body is composed of mostly its belly, where most of its fat reserves accumulate. It wakes up only to eat and seldom exercises. It's japanese name translates to "Hyeonsoo" which literally translates to, "sleeping with men." Its large head serves as a bowling ball and sleeps during the day and night. It's said only to come out when food is available. Its head is also large, and it has two pointed teeth protruding from its mouth. It has two eyes that are rarely seen open, giving it the appearance that it is sleeping. Its {{DL|List of Pokémon by body style|Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form|two hind feet}}, with three claws and a circular brown paw pad, are extremely large compared to most Pokémon, assisting its balance when it chooses to stand. Its arms and fore claws are short, but are long enough for Snorlax to grab its food and eat it, and strong enough to deliver powerful blows. It is usually dark blue or green in color.
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Snorlax's body is composed of mostly its belly, where most of its fat reserves accumulate. It wakes up only to eat and seldom exercises. Its head is also large, and it has two pointed teeth protruding from its mouth. It has two eyes that are rarely seen open, giving it the appearance that it is sleeping. Its {{DL|List of Pokémon by body style|Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form|two hind feet}}, with three claws and a circular brown paw pad, are extremely large compared to most Pokémon, assisting its balance when it chooses to stand. Its arms and fore claws are short, but are long enough for Snorlax to grab its food and eat it, and strong enough to deliver powerful blows. It is usually dark blue or green in color.
 
====Gender differences====
 
====Gender differences====
 
None
 
None

Revision as of 02:47, 21 April 2013

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Snorlax (disambiguation).
Snorlax
カビゴン Kabigon
#143
143Snorlax.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Sleeping Pokémon
Abilities
Immunity or Thick Fat Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#143
Johto
#230
Hoenn
#298
Sinnoh
#113
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-105
Height
6'11"
Imperial
2.1 m
Metric
Weight
1014.1 lbs.
Imperial
460.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F143.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 154 Battle Exp.: 1541*

Snorlax (Japanese: カビゴン Kabigon) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Munchlax when leveled up with high friendship.

In the Generation I and II games and their remakes, wild Snorlax can be found sleeping in inconvenient locations throughout Kanto. In order to catch one, a Trainer must first awaken it with music from either a Poké Flute or Pokégear set to the Poké Flute channel.

Biology

Physiology

Snorlax's body is composed of mostly its belly, where most of its fat reserves accumulate. It wakes up only to eat and seldom exercises. Its head is also large, and it has two pointed teeth protruding from its mouth. It has two eyes that are rarely seen open, giving it the appearance that it is sleeping. Its two hind feet, with three claws and a circular brown paw pad, are extremely large compared to most Pokémon, assisting its balance when it chooses to stand. Its arms and fore claws are short, but are long enough for Snorlax to grab its food and eat it, and strong enough to deliver powerful blows. It is usually dark blue or green in color.

Gender differences

None

Special abilities

When trained and exercised properly, Snorlax can gain supreme strength and ability. They can throw incredibly powerful punches and cause immense earthquakes. Snorlax have a strong digestion system, allowing them to eat anything (even moldy food) without getting an upset stomach.

Behavior

Snorlax spend the majority of their time sleeping, surviving on their stored fat. Many Snorlax only awaken once a month, spending their waking time finding more food. A hungry Snorlax is not satisfied until it consumes 900 pounds of food, and then it goes back to sleep. If one ever sees a sleeping Snorlax, he or she should not wake it up, because these Pokémon become very grumpy if their peaceful dreams become interrupted. Several Psychic-type Pokémon using Dream Eater find this out the hard way. Aside from this, they are very docile and even allow children to bounce on their big bellies.

Habitat

Snorlax are often in mountains and forests. However, they sometimes wander into towns and streets and sleep there. They have been documented in Kanto, and evidence suggests that they could be found in Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Snorlax are not picky, and will eat anything and everything that is edible---even other Pokémon. (as evidenced by a Snorlax's attempt to eat Misty's Goldeen in Snack Attack) They are fond of large, thorny vines or their diet may compose of bananas found in grasslands. Snorlax only wake up to eat. They need to eat about 900lbs (90% of their bodyweight) to be satisfied before falling back to sleep. Some Snorlax sleep for a month at a time, so 900lbs of food is enough to sustain them for at least one month whilst asleep.

In the anime

Snorlax in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Snorlax

In Snack Attack!, a Snorlax was eating the grapefuits of the Grapefruit Islands. Ash managed to capture it near the end of the episode. After the adventures in the Orange Islands, Ash's Snorlax spent most of its time at Professor Oak's lab.

Other

Snorlax first appeared in Wake Up Snorlax!. This Snorlax was blocking the water flow to a small village.

Snorlax also appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure helping hold on to the nest containing some Exeggcute and Togepi.

A Snorlax also appeared in the Pikachu short Pikachu and Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in other episodes of the Pokémon Chronicles and made a cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior along with the Pichu Brothers and their friends.

Multiple alternately colored Snorlax appeared in Snorlax Snowman. These Snorlax were adapted to more frigid climates that were seen in the episode. One in particular was befriended by Pikachu and his friends.

In The Garden of Eatin', another Snorlax was causing trouble for a man named Marcel by eating the bananas in his Slakoth Banana Garden. Marcel's newly evolved Vigoroth defeated the Snorlax, allowing him to capture it. Afterwards, Marcel made an attraction around his new Snorlax: a relaxation room.

A Snorlax belonging to Daniel takes part in the Pokéathlon in A Marathon Rivalry!.

Minor appearances

A Snorlax doll is seen in Ash's room in Pokémon - I Choose You!.

A Snorlax appeared in a picture in Pokémon Paparazzi.

A Snorlax was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Snorlax blocked the path to a cave in A Hot Water Battle

A Snorlax appeared in UnBEARable in Ash's thoughts.

A Snorlax appeared in Nerves of Steelix! in Jessie's flashback.

In Wish Upon a Star Shape, the Pokémon Mystery Club found crop circles created by a Snorlax.

A Snorlax under the ownership of an unknown Trainer battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference in A Claim to Flame!.

Training Daze featured a red Snorlax which Jessie, James, and Meowth, while competing with Butch, Cassidy, and Raticate, were sent to steal in order to become official Team Rocket field agents. The Snorlax turned out to be Viper, the Team Rocket Academy Drill Sergeant in disguise.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action, a Snorlax was a sheriff in a western-themed Pokémon movie.

A Snorlax also appeared near the end of Destiny Deoxys, evolving from Munchlax in order to stay afloat during a 'flood' of malfunctioning robots.

In Queen of the Serpentine, a Snorlax made a cameo as one of Lucy's pets.

Roman, who appeared in A Full Course Tag Battle!, owns a Snorlax.

A Snorlax appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

A Snorlax belonging to a Coordinator appeared in Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!. It was used along with a Wooper for the Double Performance required during the Daybreak Contest.

A Snorlax appeared in a flashback in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!.

A Snorlax made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP041 Snorlax Ash's Pokédex Snorlax, a Sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax wakes only to eat.
EP041 Snorlax's weight Ash's Pokédex Snorlax is the heaviest species of all known Pokémon, with some weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
EP041 Snorlax's diet Ash's Pokédex Snorlax's hunger isn't satisfied until it consumes 900 pounds of food. Then it goes back to sleep.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP094 Snorlax Ash's Pokédex Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax isn't satisfied unless it eats at least 900 pounds of food per day. Once it is full, it promptly goes to sleep.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG088 Snorlax May's Pokédex Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax isn't satisfied until it's eaten about 900 pounds of food each day, afterwhich it promptly goes to sleep.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP076 Snorlax Dawn's Pokédex Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon and the evolved form of Munchlax. It can eat 400 pounds of food before feeling full.
DP160 Snorlax Dawn's Pokédex Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax becomes much too lazy to lift even a finger when it has a full belly, which then makes it safe to bounce upon.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Snorlax in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Snorlax

Ash found Snorlax eating all of the fruit on the Seven Grapefruit Islands. With the help of Ruby and Jigglypuff, Ash managed to defeat and capture the Snorlax.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red caught a Snorlax on Route 12 during a bike race sponsored by Miracle Cycle.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Snorlax took part in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

Giovanni sent out a Snorlax to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Anabel has a Snorlax which was one of the Pokémon that battled Enta in Final Battle: Versus The Salon Maiden.

In the TCG

Main article: Snorlax (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Snorlax will ascend into the air before descending over a large area of the screen with a Body Slam that sends any opponent underneath flying.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Snorlax does the same maneuver as it did in the previous game, but covers a smaller area.

Snorlax is also a Poké Float. It is lying down asleep and so fighting occurs on its head and belly.

Melee trophy information

Snorlax love to sleep and love to eat: these portly Pokémon get grumpy if they don't get 888 pounds of food per day. After snacking out, they always nap. They have cast-iron stomachs and can eat moldy and even rotten food with no digestion problems. They are the heaviest Pokémon on record, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Snorlax once again performs the same maneuver as the previous games.

Brawl trophy information

"A Sleeping Pokémon. It's the ultimate loafer. Sometimes children like to play on top its big belly. Once in a slumber, not even the hardest rain or the fiercest wind will wake it. Snorlax recovers health and restores its physical state by sleeping, and it proves daunting with its damaging Snore attack. Snorlax is the king of Sleeping Pokémon."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: Snorlax will be seen sleeping throughout the game, effectively cutting off certain areas until later on. It will eventually remain in a cave in the Sekra Range. Once the rest of the Ranger Browser has been completed, it will wake up and can be captured.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
Blue
Yellow Will eat anything, even if the food happens to be a little moldy. It never gets an upset stomach.
Stadium A lazy Pokémon continually fatter by sticking to a cycle of sleeping and eating. Awake only when it eats.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 Its stomach's digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison. It can even eat things off the ground.
Generation 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
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 big 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.
Generation 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.
Generation 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
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
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Two Routes 12 and 16
Blue (Japan)
Two Routes 12 and 16
Yellow
Two Routes 12 and 16
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Vermilion City
Crystal
One Vermilion City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Two Routes 12 and 16
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Munchlax
Platinum
None Evolve Munchlax
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Route 11
Route 12*
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Munchlax
Black 2 White 2
One Trade in Nimbasa City
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Camp Starlight (Thursday)
Pokémon Pinball Cycling Road
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 75
Forever Level 25
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Howling Forest (11F-14F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Range
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope (post ending)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone
Pokémon Conquest Aurora

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Splash Snorlax English United States 5 January 10 to 16, 2003
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lovely Kiss Snorlax English United States 5 February 7 to 13, 2003
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sweet Kiss Snorlax English United States 5 February 7 to 13, 2003;
February 21 to 27, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Leftovers Leftovers (33%)
Crystal
Pokémon XD Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Leftovers Leftovers (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 160
220 - 267 430 - 524
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 540   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
044 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
099 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1212 Lick Ghost Physical 02020 100100% 30
1717 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2020 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2525 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2828 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Snore Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
3333 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4141 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
4444 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
4949 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5252 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
5757 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Snorlax obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MareepFlaaffyAmpharos After You* Normal Status —% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaur Charm* Normal Status 100% 20
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardNidoran♂NidorinoNidoking
RhyhornRhydonRhyperiorChikoritaBayleefMeganium
MudkipMarshtompSwampertShieldonBastiodonAxew
FraxureHaxorus
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra Curse Ghost Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakAron
LaironAggron
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
LaprasShieldonBastiodon Fissure* Ground Physical —% 5
LickitungLickilickySnorlax Lick Ghost Physical 20 100% 30
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Snorlax Selfdestruct†‡ Normal Physical 200 100% 5
Tropius Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snorlax in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a dagger (†) can only be bred onto Snorlax if it hatches as a Munchlax, and cannot be obtained otherwise.
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Snorlax in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 70% 5
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Snorlax can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Snorlax cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream Park Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
Dream Park Recycle Normal Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Snorlax can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
446 Metronome Normal Status —% 10
446 Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
446 RecycleBW Normal Status —% 10
446 Screech Normal Status 85% 40
446 Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
446 Swallow Normal Status —% 10
446 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
446 Last ResortBW Normal Physical 140 100% 5
446* UproarB2W2 Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin143.png Pin143.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani143.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP143.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat, I eat, and I still want to eat!
26%-50% HP I just noticed... Why is my HP down to half?
1%-25% HP I don't understand it. Why am I fainting?
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Will that make me hungry?
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up! Will that make me hungry?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP143.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 21 Min. exp.: 110 Max. exp.: 160
Browser entry  
Snorlax is a massive and heavy Pokémon that is always sleeping.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW143.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Snorlax is often found sleeping in the PokéPark! He guards a Secret Word for the Granite Zone. His favorite Attraction is Rhyperior's Bumper Burn.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2143.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is kind and powerful. He loves to eat, but he can control himself if there's something he's not supposed to eat.
PCP143.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Body Slam
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Deep Sleep
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Immunity
Speed: Ability 3: Thick Fat
Evolves from Munchlax when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Takanobu

Evolution

Munchlax
Baby form
Munchlax
 Normal 
Soothe Bell
Friendship


Full Incense
Breed
holding Full Incense

Snorlax
First evolution
Snorlax
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 143.png Spr 1y 143.png Spr 1g 143.png Spr b g1 143.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 143.png Spr 2s 143.png Spr 2c 143.gif Spr b 2g 143.png
Spr 2g 143 s.png Spr 2s 143 s.png Spr 2c 143 s.gif Spr b 2g 143 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 143.png Spr 3e 143.png Spr 3f 143.png Spr b 3r 143.png
Spr 3r 143 s.png Spr 3e 143 s.png Spr 3f 143 s.png Spr b 3r 143 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 143.png Spr 4p 143.png Spr 4h 143.png Spr b 4d 143.png
Spr 4d 143 s.png Spr 4p 143 s.png Spr 4h 143 s.png Spr b 4d 143 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 143.png Spr 5b 143.png Spr b 5b 143.png
Spr 5b 143 s.png Spr 5b 143 s.png Spr b 5b 143 s.png
Snorlax For other sprites and images, please see Snorlax images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Stadium series (and later 3D games), Snorlax open their eyes when they faint.
  • In Pokémon Snap, Snorlax stands up and dances to the music when the Poké Flute is used.
  • Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum are the only games in which Snorlax is in the regional Pokédex and is not encountered as an obstacle that is blocking a route.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player interacts with a Snorlax that is walking with them while at Mt. Silver, the message "SNORLAX is feeling very eager" will appear. This is due to Red, who is also at Mt. Silver, owning a Snorlax as well. While on Mt. Silver, unique messages will also appear if the player's walking Pokémon is a Pikachu or Charizard.
  • Until Munchlax was introduced in Generation IV, Snorlax had the highest base stat total of any non-evolving Pokémon with 540.
    • It remains the most powerful non-legendary Pokémon that can legitimately hatch from an Egg in terms of base stat total.

Origin

Snorlax may be loosely based on hibernating bears or teddy bears. It may also be based on the large, cave dwelling bears, Ursus spelaeus. It may also be based on a food coma, as it eats large quantities of food, then takes a nap (symptoms of a food coma).

Name origin

Snorlax is a combination of snore and lax or relax.

Kabigon is the nickname of Game Freak programmer Kōji Nishino. The nickname comes from the time he was so hungry he ate moldy (黴 kabi) food from the office fridge.[citation needed] This is referenced in Black 2 and White 2, where Nishino appears as a battleable NPC and his highest-leveled Pokémon is Snorlax.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カビゴン Kabigon Kabigon may come from an alternate reading of sleep, 寐 bi, and a corruption of 鼾酔 kansui or 憩う ikou.
France Flag.png French Ronflex From ronfler
Spain Flag.png Spanish Snorlax Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Relaxo From relax
Italy Flag.png Italian Snorlax Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 잠만보 Jammanbo Means "sleepy-head"



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