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Munchlax (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Munchlax (disambiguation).
Munchlax
Big Eater Pokémon
ゴンベ
Gonbe
#446
Munchlax

Munchlax

Munchlax

Munchlax
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Thick Fat Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Munchlax

Mega Munchlax Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
50 (6.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
231.5 lbs. 105.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#446
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#112
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#138
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-027
Almia
R-074/N-102
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
94
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
78
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
1
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
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F446.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Munchlax (Japanese: ゴンベ Gonbe) is a Normal-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Snorlax when leveled up with high friendship.

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

Biology

Munchlax is a teal Pokémon with a cream 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 feet with three clawed toes. The fur close to the bottom of a Munchlax seems to resemble a dress. Munchlax has two pointy teeth that stick out of its mouth even if closed.

It is a hyperactive Pokémon. It does not mind walking and running from place to place as it looks for food. Munchlax tends to store food in its long fur, although it sometimes forgets about its hidden food. It can also eat many servings of food at a time, and rarely gets full. Munchlax can gulp down food without chewing. Munchlax eats the most food of any Pokémon besides its evolution, Snorlax. It will eat nearly anything.

In the anime

Munchlax in the anime

Major appearances

May's Munchlax

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

Other

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.

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

Minor appearances

A Munchlax appeared in Journey to the Unown!.

A Munchlax also appeared in Enter Galactic!.

A wild Munchlax appeared in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP076 Munchlax Dawn's Pokédex Munchlax, the Big Eater Pokémon. It gobbles up its own body weight in food each day, and it swallows its food without almost any chewing.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Munchlax in Pokémon Adventures

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Munchlax is seen under the ownership of Nazuna, helping its owner defend the Sun Sun bakery when it is attacked by Team Galactic.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lax (Adventures)

Diamond owns a Munchlax named Lax which, like him, has a very gluttonous nature, prone to eating dozens of people's worth of snacks out the get-go. Despite being a baby Pokémon with little training, it showed considerable stamina and durability when being used by Platinum to fight Fantina. It also often hides countless Berries under its fur to serve as distractions.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga

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

Munchlax in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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.

Trophy Information

"A Big Eater Pokémon. It's normally a slow-moving creature, but when it sees food it moves surprisingly fast. It's native in the Sinnoh region and can be lured out by coating certain trees with sweet honey. Once it grows attached to its trainer, it levels up and evolves into Snorlax."

Game data

NPC Appearances

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: Munchlax can be chosen to be the player's Starter Partner Pokémon, or can be obtained by clearing a quest in Chicole Village.

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 It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
White
Black 2 In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
White 2
Generation 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.

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 Breed Snorlax (while holding Full Incense), transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave, Winner's Path
Generation V
Black White
One Trade Cinccino in Undella TownSummer
Black 2 White 2
None Breed Snorlax (while holding Full Incense)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Breed Snorlax (while holding Full Incense)


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
Nabiki Beach or Chicole Village
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Curl Bay
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Aurora

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DPPt Shinsegae Munchlax Korean South Korea 5 July 4 to 5, 2009

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Platinum
Pokéwalker Leftovers Leftovers (Winner's Path only, 100%)
Events* Leftovers Leftovers (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/19 ★★

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:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
00Start Snatch Dark Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
00Start Metronome Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
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 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2525 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2828 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3636 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
4141 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
4444 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
5252 Snatch Dark Status 0000 —% 10
5757 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Munchlax obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munchlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munchlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
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 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 Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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 Munchlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munchlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 20 100% 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 Munchlax in Generation VI
  • 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 Munchlax in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munchlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munchlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Munchlax can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Munchlax cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munchlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Munchlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Giga Impact  Normal  A Full Course Tag Battle!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP446.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
( Normal )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It thrashes around to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
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
PPW446.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Munchlax loves eating Berries! He plays Bulbasaur's Daring Dash and Venusaur's Vine Swing.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2446.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is very happy if he can relax in a warm place and stuff his belly.
PCP446.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Tackle
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Lunchbox
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Power Nap
Speed: Ability 3: Thick Fat
Evolves into Snorlax when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 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

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

Origin

Munchlax is most likely based on 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. Also the fact that they are found in and around Honey Trees adds up to what they are based on, as most bears (especially black bears) love honey.

Name origin

Munchlax is a combination of munch (to chew on food) and lax or relax.

Gonbe may be a combination of Kabigon (Snorlax's Japanese name) and baby. It may also derive from 権兵衛 gonbē, popular Japanese name for peasants in the old days.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴンベ Gonbe From Kabigon (Snorlax's Japanese name) and baby. May also derive from 権兵衛 gonbē, popular Japanese name for peasants in the old days.
France Flag.png French Goinfrex From goinfre and Ronflex
Spain Flag.png Spanish Munchlax Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Mampfaxo From mampfen and Relaxo
Italy Flag.png Italian Munchlax Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 먹고자 Meokgoja From 먹다 meokda and 자다 jada; literally means "eat, then sleep"


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