Ash's Snorlax

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Ash's Snorlax
サトシのカビゴン Satoshi's Kabigon
Poké Ball
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Ash's Snorlax
Debuts in Snack Attack
Caught at Grapefruit Islands
Gender Male (confirmed in dub only)
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Snorlax Katsuyuki Konishi Michael Haigney (4Kids and TPCi)
Eric Stuart (AG088, SS004, AG133)

Ash's Snorlax (Japanese: サトシのカビゴン Satoshi's Kabigon) was the second Pokémon caught by Ash Ketchum in the Orange Islands. Its Japanese voice actor is Katsuyuki Konishi. Its English voice actors are Michael Haigney (4Kids and TPCi with stock footage), and Eric Stuart (The Garden of Eatin', Showndown in the Oak Corral and The Right Place and the Right Mime).


Orange Archipelago

During his travels in the Orange Islands in Snack Attack, Ash discovered a grapefruit orchard that was under attack by a Snorlax that was eating everything in sight, and was consuming many of the nearby islands vegetation within days. Ash, Misty, Tracey, Pikachu and Jigglypuff eventually managed to stop the Snorlax. This gave Ash the perfect opportunity to catch it.

Ash kept the Snorlax on his team for the remainder of his time in the Orange Islands, but could not use it in the finals due to the fact that it would not wake up and needed to be switched with one of Ash's thirty Tauros. After the tournament was won, Ash then decided to keep his Snorlax at Professor Oak's permanently because he could no longer feed it and only called upon its power in major battles.


Since then, Snorlax has become one of the senior members of Ash's team, along with Charizard and Pikachu and has provided much needed comic relief in many situations. Ash called upon it for the Sumo Conference in Ring Masters, winning the subsequent fight as a result, and later used it to defeat Clair's Kingdra in their rematch. He also used Snorlax during the Johto League competition, first against Gary Oak where it quickly defeated Gary's Nidoqueen and Arcanine, but lost to Scizor. Snorlax then fought during Ash's following match against Harrison, defeating his Steelix and Hypno, though in the end it fell to his Houndoom.

Kanto Battle Frontier

When Ash returned from Hoenn, with May and Max, Snorlax befriended May's Munchlax. Most recently, Snorlax helped Ash earn the Guts Symbol from Greta in Wheel of Frontier by defeating her Hariyama with an Ice Punch and literally flattening her Medicham with Body Slam.

It will appear in DP182 alongside Ash's other Pokemon.

Moves used

Using Ice Punch Move First Used In
Body Slam Snack Attack
Headbutt Snack Attack
Mega Kick Snack Attack
Mega Punch Bound For Trouble
Hyper Beam Pokémon Food Fight!
Ice Punch Better Eight Than Never
Tackle The Right Place and the Right Mime
Protect Wheel of Frontier
Rest Wheel of Frontier
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • In the Electric Tale of Pikachu, while Ash was trying to stop Snorlax from eating the grapefruits, he was nearly eaten by it.
  • Snorlax is the second of Ash's Pokémon to have a baby form introduced at a later generation, the first being Pikachu.
  • Some fans speculate that Snorlax knows Harden rather than Protect. When Ash commanded Snorlax to use Protect in Wheel of Frontier, Snorlax braced itself and glistened in a white light, similar to other Pokémon who have used the move. Also, Greta's Hariyama was able to hit Snorlax with Focus Punch and knock it over, which it couldn't have done if it was using Protect.
    • However, there is disagreement on this issue as it is possible it was simply a variation of move appearance as happens in the anime fairly often.
  • In Pokémon Food Fight, Misty says, "That is if you can ever get him to wake up", but only in the dub. This could confirm Snorlax to be a male.

Related articles

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

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