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Type Normal  
Species Big Eater Pokémon
Abilities Pickup
Thick Fat
None ← 446 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 446
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Snorlax
ゴンベ Gonbe'
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
87.5% ♂ / 12.5% ♀
Weight Height
231.5 lbs. 105.0kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Munchlax (Japanese: ゴンベ Gonbe) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. It is known as the Big Eater Pokémon. It is known for its very high appetite and eats anything edible except Pokémon and humans. It is also known for its powerful Hyper Beam attack.



Munchlax has a teal-colored body with a cream-colored 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-colored feet with three clawed toes.

Special abilities

Munchlax has the same abilities as Snorlax, only it is much weaker. It can learn many different moves with TMs such as SolarBeam, Thunder, Focus Punch, and Brick Break.



In the anime, 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. May currently owns a Munchlax, which she captured in Berry, Berry Interesting. A trainer named Kylie owns a Munchlax, which was seen in A Full Course Tag Battle!.


In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Diamond owns a Munchlax, which was his first Pokémon and is often seen eating with him. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, 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


Munchlax evolves into Snorlax with a high friendship level.

Game Info

Munchlax can only be found in Diamond and Pearl if you interact with Honey Trees. Even then, there is only a 1% chance to find a Munchlax. In Pokémon Black and White Version in Driftveil City a man will trade you a Munchlax for a Cinccino.

You can also breed Snorlax with Full Incense attached.


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Honey trees Very Rare
Platinum Honey trees Very Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Breed Snorlax, Transfer using Pokéwalker None
Black/White Poké Transfer or Dream World or Undella Town, summer only. None

Side Game Locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon, Mystifying Forest(B1-B13),

Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vientown Beach or Chicole Village
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Curl Bay, Fire Temple

Pokédex Entries


Side Game Data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-027 PR Munchlax Sprite Munchlax Normal SOA None None PA Normal SofA Normal
Capture Points* On Sight**
? Partner Pokémon (special reaction)
Browser Entry
It thrashes around to attack.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


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