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ゴン Gon
Poké Ball
Debuts in Wake Up--You’re Snorlax!
Caught at Route 12
Gender Male
Ability Immunity
Nature Impish
Current location With Red
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Snor (Japanese: ゴン Gon), known as Lax in Chuang Yi's translations, was the fifth Pokémon shown to be obtained by Red in the Pokémon Adventures manga.


Red, Green & Blue chapter

Red first met Snor in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax!, where he was blocking the Route 12, which was being used for a bike race. Red managed to wake Snorlax up with some Beedrill honey that had dripped onto Saur. After this, Snorlax chased Red all the way to the goal of the race, where he was then caught by him.

In Golly, Golem!, Snor was used as Red's first Pokémon in his battle against Giovanni at the Viridian Gym. Snor made the first attack, but Giovanni used his speed against him by having Nidoqueen counter Snor's attack, before flinging the heavy Pokémon through the wall and out of the Gym. As Giovanni switched to Golem, Red decided to have the ricocheting Pokémon bounce its way out of the Gym so Snor could attack, but Giovanni made use of Snor's Headbutt shattering Golem to pummel Snor with Rock Throw, and faint it with Explosion, revealing that he had planned this from the moment Red sent Snor out.

In A Charizard...and a Champion, Red used Snor against Blue's Charizard in the Indigo Plateau Pokémon League finals, though Blue immediately switched in and sent out Machamp. Through its four arms, he blocked Snor's limbs and prevented him from attacking. Machamp then easily lifted Snor with his four arms, before spinning him about with Submission to render Snor dizzy and slamming him onto the floor. After Snor hit the ground, Red secretly had Snor use Harden in anticipation of Machamp's next attack. However, Machamp instead attacked the ground, using the shattered debris as a lever to catapult Snor into the air and out of the battlefield. Just as Snor was about to be disqualified for going out of bounds, he plummeted from mid-air and crushed Machamp with a Double-Edge and Toxic combo. Realizing Snor has taken heavy damage, Red then recalled him.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Forretress of Solitude, Snor wss used in Red's test to become Viridian City's Gym Leader. Red started off having Snor use Belly Drum, which causes Pokémon Association's Forretress's Spikes to rebound and hit Forretress. Snor followed up with a Mega Punch, knocking the Bagworm Pokémon out. The next opponent was an Azumarill, who promptly used Whirlpool, surrounding Red and Snor. Snor used Rest while inside the vortex, and quickly attacked with Mega Kick as soon as the whirlpool dissipated, knocking Azumarill out.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

In Red and Blue Make Purple Opponents, Snor was used alongside Gyara in a Double Battle against Blue and his Golduck and Porygon2. Gyara started the battle off with his Ability Intimidate, and Blue responded by having Golduck use Iron Tail and Porygon2 use Tri Attack on Red's Pokémon. Red then had Gyara counter attack with Body Slam on Porygon2, while Snor attacks Golduck with Strength. Gyara next used Hyper Beam on Golduck, and Golduck used Dig to hide and avoid further damage. Red countered by having Snor use Earthquake, dealing damage to Porygon2, twice the damage to Golduck due to him being underground, which caused him to faint, and Gyara being unaffected due to him being part Flying-type. Snor then went up against Machamp, who proceeded to grab Snor's body and use Seismic Toss. Machamp followed up by rushing in front of Snor and and performing Low Kick, tripping Snor and sending him crashing into the ground, knocking the Sleeping Pokémon out.

In Don't Doubt Deoxys, Red used Snor during his battle with Deoxys on Five Island. Snor tried to strike the DNA Pokémon with a powerful punch, but Deoxys changed into its Defense Forme, not budging an inch from Snor's attack. Seeing his opponent's incredible defensive capabilities, Red had Snor draw back. Snor was later seriously injured along with Red's other Pokémon while defending his Trainer from Deoxys's Psycho Boost.

Emerald chapter

In Epilogue, Snor was seen interacting with Emerald's Snorlax in the Battle Frontier following Guile Hideout's defeat. In All About Arceus IX, it was revealed that the two Snorlax had produced an Egg, which Gold had agreed to hatch.

Personality and characteristics

Typical of his species Snor is very lazy, only responding to food when asleep. Red has often used Snor's huge size to his advantage to trap opponents. Snor is also a very powerful battler, being used in many of Red's important battles.

Moves used

Snor Strength.png
Using Strength
outside of battle
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Using Belly Drum
Move First Used In
Mega Punch Wartortle Wars
Strength  What a Dragonite
Headbutt Golly, Golem!
Mega Kick A Charizard... and a Champion
Harden A Charizard... and a Champion
Double-Edge A Charizard... and a Champion
Toxic A Charizard... and a Champion
Belly Drum Forretress of Solitude
Rest Forretress of Solitude
Tackle The Last Battle IX
Earthquake  Red and Blue Make Purple Opponents
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Snorlax.

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