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| Snorlax LV.35
|For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Snorlax.
Snorlax (Japanese: カビゴン Kabigon) is a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.
|As long as Snorlax is your Active Pokémon, the Defending Pokémon can't Retreat. This power stops working when Snorlax is affected by a Special Condition.
|Snorlax is now Asleep. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep.
In Japan, twenty copies of this card were first given to Keita Takahashi, one of the overall winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illust Artist Contest. It was subsequently available on sheet sixteen of Expansion Sheet 1. There appears to be no discernible difference between the two prints; both are glossy and have a rarity symbol. It was reprinted as a non-glossy card in the Red Deck of the Quick Starter Gift Set. It was released in English as a Wizards Black Star Promo and was available through the Pokémon League in August 2002, with English-exclusive artwork. Wizards of the Coast also ran an illustration competition for the English version of the card, the chosen image being the work of Craig Turvey. All Japanese prints use the Original Series layout, whereas the English print uses the Neo Series layout.
The Quick Starter Gift Set print has additional text next to the illustrator name that reads: "CoroCoro Comic Illust Contest winning card".
The illustrator of the American variant, Craig Turvey, spoke about his time creating the card in a 2023 interview with MATOBA DESIGN.
Guard's Japanese name is that of Block, a move later introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games that Snorlax can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue.