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
#0446
Munchlax



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Thick Fat Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
50 (12.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
40 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Munchlax
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
231.5 lbs. 105.0 kg
Munchlax
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
94
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
78
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Munchlax
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
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0446.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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.

Along with Starly and Pachirisu, Munchlax is one of the three Partner Pokémon of Almia available at the beginning of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.

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 robe. 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, but it is usually very slow-moving. Munchlax tends to store food in its long fur, although it sometimes forgets about its hidden food. Its stomach allows it to eat nearly anything, even rotten food, and they are indifferent to flavor. It can also eat many servings of food at a time without chewing and rarely gets full. It eats the most food of any Pokémon besides its evolution, Snorlax. Munchlax tends to raid villages for food intended to be thrown away.

Evolution

Munchlax evolves into Snorlax.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0446Munchlax.png
Unevolved
Munchlax
 Normal 

0143Snorlax.png
First evolution
Snorlax
 Normal 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#112
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #138
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Alpha Sapphire It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #035
Alola
 US  UM : #042
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun It needs to consume its own weight in food every day. As far as flavor is concerned, it's indifferent.
Moon When it finds something that looks like it might be edible, it goes right ahead and swallows it whole. That's why it gets fatter day by day.
Ultra Sun It hides food under its long fur, but it sometimes forgets about it and causes a stinky disturbance.
Ultra Moon Anything that looks edible, Munchlax will go on and swallow whole. Its stomach is tough enough to handle it even if the food has gone rotten.
Generation VIII Galar
#260
Galar
Crown Tundra #172
Sinnoh
#112
Hisui
#051
Sword Stuffing itself with vast amounts of food is its only concern. Whether the food is rotten or fresh, yummy or tasteless—it does not care.
Shield It stores food beneath its fur. It might share just one bite, but only if it really trusts you.
Brilliant Diamond It wolfs down its weight in food once a day, swallowing it whole with almost no chewing.
Shining Pearl It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Legends: Arceus Its robust stomach allows it to nonchalantly devour even rotted matter. It pays frequent visits to villages, seeking out food scraps intended for compost.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#102
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It needs to consume its own weight in food every day. As far as flavor is concerned, it's indifferent.
Violet When it is voraciously gulping down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.


Pokédex Image Munchlax SM.png Pokédex Image Munchlax SV Kitakami.png
Munchlax in the Alola Pokédex Munchlax in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Platinum
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Snorlax holding a Full Incense
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave, Winner's Path
Generation V
Black White
Trade Cinccino in Undella TownSummer
Black 2 White 2
Breed Snorlax holding a Full Incense
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Snorlax holding a Full Incense
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Motostoke Riverbank
Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Ballimere Lake (walking and Berry tree)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Spacious Cave, Whiteout Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern (After obtaining TM97 (Defog))
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: Deertrack Path, massive mass outbreaks
Alabaster Icelands: Snowfall Hot Spring
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Kitakami Road, Apple Hills, Loyalty Plaza, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods
Tera Raid Battles (2★, 3★)
Gift from the Ogre Oustin' receptionist after completing the hardest level (Shiny)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Hero Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Nabiki Beach, Chicole Village
Rumble
Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Curl Bay, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Aurora
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away!, Locomotive Café: Dash Race!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Gracious Woodlands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Arceus Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Remains Island (1F-12F)
Mystery House: Howling Forest, Silver Trench, Mt. Faraway, Waterfall Pond, Marvelous Sea)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 151
Nacht Carnival: Stage 505
Masters EX
Egg events (Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event (2022), Water- and Normal-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & MunchlaxEgg


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DPPt Shinsegae Munchlax Korean South Korea 5 July 4 to 5, 2009
SM Snorlium Z Munchlax Japanese region Nintendo Network 5 November 18, 2016 to January 11, 2017
SM Snorlium Z Munchlax American region Nintendo Network 5 November 18, 2016 to January 11, 2017
SM Snorlium Z Munchlax PAL region Nintendo Network 5 November 18, 2016 to January 11, 2017
SM Snorlium Z Munchlax Korean region Nintendo Network 5 November 18, 2016 to January 11, 2017
SM Snorlium Z Munchlax Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 5 November 18, 2016 to January 11, 2017
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 December 4, 2019 to January 9, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 March 9 to March 18, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40 April 10 to April 15, 2020

Held items

Games Held items
Diamond Pearl
Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Platinum
Pokéwalker
Leftovers Leftovers (Winner's Path only, 100%)
Black White
Sun Moon
Leftovers Leftovers (100%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
135
195 - 242 380 - 474
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
5
9 - 62 13 - 119
Total:
390
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Recycle Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Swallow Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2828 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3232 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3636 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4848 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5252 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Munchlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Munchlax
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Snorlax
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
ChewtleDrednaw
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterraBergmiteAvaluggAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
BergmiteAvaluggAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Mirror Herb*
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Munchlax
  • 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

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera PokémonLv. 20 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Wild Tera Pokémon Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Wild Tera Pokémon Curse Ghost Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Munchlax can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • 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 moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Yawn LaRousse's Munchlax (Movie VS Pack 6)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 446.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: None
Browser entry R-027
It thrashes around to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-074/N-102
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush446Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 65
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 40
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
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is very happy if he can relax in a warm place and stuff his belly.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP446.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Tackle
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Lunchbox
Ability 2: Power Nap
Ability 3: Thick Fat
Defense: ★★
Speed:
Evolves into Snorlax when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Takanobu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT446.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Normal
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#178
Shuffle446.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Rock Break++


Pokémon GO
GO446.png Base HP: 286 Base Attack: 137 Base Defense: 117
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Snorlax Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Lick
Charged Attacks: Gunk Shot, Body Slam, Bulldoze

Evolution data

0446Munchlax.png
Baby form
Munchlax
 Normal 
Full Incense
Breed
holding Full Incense
(IVVIII)



Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship
0143Snorlax.png
First evolution
Snorlax
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 446.png Spr b 4d 446.png Spr 4p 446.png Spr b 4p 446.png Spr 4h 446.png Spr b 4h 446.png
Spr 4d 446 s.png Spr b 4d 446 s.png Spr 4p 446 s.png Spr b 4p 446 s.png Spr 4h 446 s.png Spr b 4h 446 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 446.png Spr b 5b 446.png Spr 5b2 446.png Spr b 5b2 446.png
Spr 5b 446 s.png Spr b 5b 446 s.png Spr 5b2 446 s.png Spr b 5b2 446 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 446.png
Spr b 6x 446.png
Spr 6o 446.png
Spr b 6o 446.png
Spr 6x 446 s.png
Spr b 6x 446 s.png
Spr 6o 446 s.png
Spr b 6o 446 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 446.png
Spr b 7s 446.png
Spr 7s 446.png
Spr b 7s 446.png
Spr 7s 446 s.png
Spr b 7s 446 s.png
Spr 7s 446 s.png
Spr b 7s 446 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 446.png
Spr 8s 446 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 446.png
Spr 8a 446 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0446.png HOME0446 s.png
446MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Munchlax images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

May's Munchlax

In Berry, Berry Interesting, May caught a Munchlax after seeing how much it liked her Pokéblocks. This also marked the species' main series debut. In Harley Rides Again, Munchlax competed in the Battle Stage of the Wisteria Contest.

Other

Munchlax debuted in Destiny Deoxys, where it played a supporting role as the movie's comic relief, and made it the first Generation IV Pokémon to appear in animated media. It eventually evolved into a Snorlax in order to stay afloat in the Block Bot flood.

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, Kylie used a Munchlax alongside Roman's Snorlax in a Tag Battle against Ash's Pikachu and Brock's Sudowoodo. It was quickly defeated by Sudowoodo's Double-Edge.

In A Dream Encounter!, Professor Burnet's Munchlax was featured in a video advertising Professor Burnet at the fifteenth recipient of the annual Alola Woman of the Year award. Munchlax has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Minor appearances

According to silhouettes in Throwing the Track Switch, a Trainer's Munchlax was traded for another Trainer's Ponyta.

A Munchlax appeared in Journey to the Unown!.

A Munchlax appeared in Enter Galactic!.

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

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Munchlax watched Meloetta's concert.

In A Performance Pop Quiz!, a Performer's Munchlax competed in the Anistar City Showcase.

In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Munchlax attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a wild Munchlax was living at the Nebel Plateau.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Munchlax competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Munchlax were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Trainer's Munchlax appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Munchlax appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!.

A Trainer's Munchlax appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!.

A Trainer's Munchlax appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

A Trainer's Munchlax appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, It's... Champion Time!, and Whittle While You Work!.

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.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Munchlax appeared in Buddy, under the ownership of a Lass.

Detective Pikachu & the Mystery of the Missing Flan

A Munchlax was seen at Tim Goodman's home. It is friends with Detective Pikachu and was helping him with his shoot.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: May's Munchlax

May owns a Munchlax in Ash & Pikachu, similar to her Pokémon the Series counterpart.

Movie adaptations

A Munchlax appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

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

Pocket Monsters DP

A Munchlax appeared in PMDP02, under the ownership of Dai Fugō.

A Munchlax appeared in PMDP10, under the ownership of Dia.

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

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, he showed considerable stamina and durability when being used by Platinum to fight Fantina. He also often hides countless Berries under his fur to serve as distractions. He first appeared in Stagestruck Starly.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Another Munchlax appeared in The Announcement and the Prize under the ownership of Professor Kukui. It battled in the Iki Town festival tournament and lost against Sun's Litten.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Find Munchlax!!, a Collector, a Ruin Maniac, a Psychic, and a Team Galactic Grunt all searched for a Munchlax, which was said to be very rare. Its Pickup Ability took Hareta's Pokédex, but Munchlax returned 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 uses Pickup to eat 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."

Trivia

Origin

Munchlax appears to be based on a baby bear. Its eating habits correspond to those of bears preparing to hibernate, including the consumption of honey (Munchlax is found in honey-slathered trees). The mask-like pattern of fur around its face resembles a balaclava, comparable to a thief's, especially as Munchlax often steals garbage and compost while looking for food — another behavior associated with bears. The yellow patch of fur over its chest resembles a baby's bib.

Name origin

Munchlax may be a combination of munch (to chew on food) and lax, relax, or Snorlax.

Gonbe may be a combination of カビゴン Kabigon (Snorlax), baby, and possibly a play on 権兵衛 Gonbē (common placeholder name for peasants in the old days).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴンベ Gonbe From カビゴン Kabigon, baby, and possibly 権兵衛 gonbē
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 Moukgoja From 먹다 meokda and 자다 jada, where the name literally means "eat, then sleep"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小卡比獸 / 小卡比兽 Xiǎokǎbǐshòu From xiǎo and 卡比獸 / 卡比兽 Kǎbǐshòu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小卡比獸 Síukábeihsau From síu and 卡比獸 Kábeihsau


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