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Snorlax (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Snorlax (disambiguation).
Snorlax
Sleeping Pokémon
カビゴン
Kabigon
#143
Snorlax

Snorlax

Snorlax

Snorlax
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Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Immunity or Thick Fat Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Snorlax

Mega Snorlax Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
1014.1 lbs. 460.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#143
Kanto
#230
Johto
#298
Hoenn
#113
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#139
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-105
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
154
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
189
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F143.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
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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. A sleeping Snorlax makes a return in Pokémon X and Y, in which it is blocking the player's way on Route 7.

Biology

Snorlax is a huge, bipedal, dark blue-green Pokémon with a cream-colored face, belly, and feet. Its body is composed of mostly its belly, where most of its fat reserves accumulate. Its head is large, with small, pointed ears and two pointed teeth protruding from its lower jaw. It has large, hind feet with three claws and a circular brown paw pad, and its arms and five foreclaws are short.

Snorlax is often found in mountains and forests. It wakes up only to eat and seldom for exercises. It is not a picky eater, as its strong stomach allows it to eat even moldy food without feeling any ill effects. When hungry, it is not satisfied until it consumes 900 pounds of food. Snorlax is docile enough to let children and small Pokémon bounce on its large stomach.

In the anime

Snorlax in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Snorlax

In Snack Attack!, a Snorlax was eating the grapefruits 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 appeared in PK13, in which it ate Corphish's bananas that were on sale.

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

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

A Snorlax appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant!.

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.

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!.

A Snorlax appeared in PK23.

A Snorlax appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY018 Snorlax Serena's Pokédex Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon. After eating its fill, Snorlax is too sleepy to move. Small children sometimes play on its belly.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y 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 Wake Up—You’re Snorlax! which he nicknamed it Snor. It has continued to be part of Red's team since the Emerald chapter.

In Slugging It Out With Slugma a Snorlax is seen as one of the Pokémon at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City.

In The Last Battle XIII a Snorlax was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

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."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Snorlax appears as a Poké Ball summon in the 3DS version of the game, behaving the same way as before.

Trophy information

This sleepy, Normal-type Pokémon is huge! It eats more than 900 lb. of food every day. Most of the time not spent eating is spent sleeping. That big, round body comes in handy when it's brought onto a Smash Bros. battlefield—the Body Slam attack will send anyone who gets hit flying into the air!

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

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 that gets continually fatter by sticking to a cycle of eating and sleeping. 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 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 12 and 16 (Only two)
Blue (Japan)
Routes 12 and 16 (Only two)
Yellow
Routes 12 and 16 (Only two)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Vermilion City (Only one)
Crystal
Vermilion City (Only one)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 12 and 16 (Only two)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Munchlax
Platinum
Evolve Munchlax
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 11/12* (Only one)
Pal Park
Field
Generation IV
Black White
Evolve Munchlax
Black 2 White 2
Trade with Yancy/Curtis in Nimbasa City
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 7 (Only one)

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
Emerald* Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Pokémon XD Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
X Y Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35 ???  ?  ?
044 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40 ???  ?  ?
099 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20 ???  ?  ?
1212 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30 ???  ?  ?
1717 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
2020 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
2525 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
2828 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
2828 Snore Normal Special 05050 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
3333 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
3636 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20 ???  ?  ?
4141 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
4444 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 —% 10 ???  ?  ?
4949 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
5050 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 Solar Beam 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 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 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Mareep After You* Normal Status —% 15
Slowpoke Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
TyruntTyrantrum Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
BergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakAron
LaironAggronBergmiteAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Lapras Fissure* Ground Physical —% 5
LickitungLickilickySnorlax Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
TreeckoGrovyleSceptileCranidosRampardos Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Snorlax Self-Destruct†‡ Normal Physical 200 100% 5
Tropius Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Snorlax in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS After You Normal Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Block Normal Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Recycle Normal Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
446 Metronome Normal Status —% 10
446 Odor Sleuth Normal Status —% 40
446 Screech Normal Status 85% 40
446 Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
446 Swallow Normal Status —% 10
446 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
446 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
  • 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

446Munchlax.png
Baby form
Munchlax
 Normal 
Full Incense
Breed
holding Full Incense



Soothe Bell
Friendship
143Snorlax.png
First evolution
Snorlax
 Normal 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 143.png Spr b g1 143.png Spr 1y 143.png Spr b g1 143.png Spr 1g 143.png Spr b g1 143.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 143.png Spr b 2g 143.png Spr 2s 143.png Spr b 2g 143.png Spr 2c 143.gif Spr b 2c 143.png
Spr 2g 143 s.png Spr b 2g 143 s.png Spr 2s 143 s.png Spr b 2g 143 s.png Spr 2c 143 s.gif Spr b 2c 143 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 143.png Spr b 3r 143.png Spr 3e 143.gif Spr b 3r 143.png Spr 3f 143.png Spr b 3f 143.png
Spr 3r 143 s.png Spr b 3r 143 s.png Spr 3e 143 s.gif Spr b 3r 143 s.png Spr 3f 143 s.png Spr b 3f 143 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 143.png Spr b 4d 143.png Spr 4p 143.png Spr b 4p 143.png Spr 4h 143.png Spr b 4h 143.png
Spr 4d 143 s.png Spr b 4d 143 s.png Spr 4p 143 s.png Spr b 4d 143 s.png Spr 4h 143 s.png Spr b 4h 143 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 143.png Spr b 5b 143.png Spr 5b 143.png Spr b 5b 143.png
Spr 5b 143 s.png Spr b 5b 143 s.png Spr 5b 143 s.png Spr b 5b 143 s.png
Front Back Front Back
143MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Snorlax images on the 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.
  • Generation V is the only generation in which a Snorlax isn't sleeping in the overworld.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Snorlax is programmed to be able to learn Charm through breeding, but no other Pokémon in the Monster Group can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg move in those games. In Generation III on, Snorlax can inherit the move from Bulbasaur by chain breeding.
  • Snorlax is the heaviest Normal-type Pokémon.

Origin

Snorlax may be loosely based on hibernating bears or teddy bears. It may also be based on the cave bear. 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). Snorlax also shares traits with sloths, who are often portrayed as lazy and sleepy creatures.

Name origin

Snorlax is a combination of snore and lax or relax.

Kabigon 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 黴 kabi (mold), noting the fact that Snorlax will eat anything, even moldy food. Kabigon is also based on the nickname of Game Freak programmer Kōji Nishino, which is the reason his game appearance uses Snorlax as his highest-leveled Pokémon in Black 2 and White 2.

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 From 잠만 jamman, 잠보 jambo, and 먹보 meokbo


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