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Snorlax (Pokémon)

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Snorlax
カビゴン Kabigon
#143
143Snorlax.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal '
Category
Sleeping Pokémon
Abilities
Immunity or Thick Fat
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#143
Johto
#230
Hoenn
#298
Sinnoh
#113
Regional Browser numbers
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Munchlax via Happiness.

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.

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 sticking out. Its 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 foreclaws 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.

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 isn't 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon using Dream Eater find this out the hard way.

Habitat

Snorlax are often in mountains and forests. However, they sometimes wander into towns and streets and sleep there.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Snorlax is not very picky, and will eat anything and everything that is edible. 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 one month whilst asleep.

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.

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 takes part in the Pokéthlon in DP160.

Minor appearances

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 also appeared in the Pikachu short Pikachu and Pichu.

A Snorlax appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP041 Snorlax Ash's Pokédex Snorlax, a Sleepy 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 probably goes to sleep.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG088 Snorlax Ash'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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Red caught a Snorlax on Cycling Road.

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.

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.

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 Mountain 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 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 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 It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
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 {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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)
None Trade
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
Pal Park
Field
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 Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Camp Starlight (Thursday)
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 Mountain Range
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

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%)
Diamond Pearl Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Platinum

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.


Pokéthlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 43+ Purified moves
Shadow End Shadow Box XD 143.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Fissure Ground
-- Curse ???
-- Body Slam Normal

Side game data

Template:Side game

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

  • Until Generation III, Snorlax was the heaviest Pokémon. It was later out-massed by both Metagross and Groudon. In Generation IV, Dialga and both forms of Giratina are heavier than it as well, setting it back to its present state of the sixth-heaviest Pokémon known.
  • Snorlax has the fifth highest base HP of all Pokémon, after Blissey, Chansey, Wobbuffet, and Wailord, in that order.
  • Snorlax could learn or know the move Headbutt from Generation I to Generation III, but can't naturally learn it as of Generation IV.
  • Unusually, in Pokémon Stadium (and later 3D games), Snorlax open their eyes when they faint. Also, when they use special attacks, they stand up.
  • In Pokémon Snap, when using the Pokéflute it stands up and dances to the music.
  • At 110, Snorlax and Dodrio have the highest base Attack stat of all Generation I Normal-types.
  • In Generations I to III, Snorlax could learn Hyper Beam by leveling up. However, in Generation IV, possibly due to the Physical/Special split, Snorlax can no longer learn it by leveling up and instead can learn Giga Impact, Hyper Beam's physical variant, possibly referencing its large body mass.
  • Though Snorlax appears to be dark blue or green in color, it belongs to the black color group.
  • Snorlax is the heaviest Pokémon that can legally hatch from an egg.
  • Snorlax's Red (Japanese) and Green Sprite is symmetrical. Shellder in these games is also symmetrical.
  • Snorlax is the only Pokémon to have a new sprite for Emerald.

Origin

It may be loosely based on hibernating bears or teddy bears.

Some speculate that the "Totoro" from the movie, My Neighbor Totoro, was partly the basis for Snorlax, with the chibi version being the basis for Munchlax.

Name origin

Snorlax's name is a combination of snore and lax. The lax in its name might also come from relax. Its Japanese name may come from an alternate reading of sleep, 寐 bi, and a corruption of 鼾酔 kansui, snoring, or 憩う ikou, rest. It may also incorporate mold, 黴 kabi, noting the fact that Snorlax will eat anything, even moldy food. 잠만보 is derived from "Sleepy-head".

In other languages

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Notes


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