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First appearance Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (1996)
Generation Generation I
Category Sleeping Pokémon
Evolves from Munchlax
Evolves into N/A
Type(s) Normal
Height 6'11" (2.1 m)
Weight 1014.1 lbs. (460.0kg)
Gender ratio 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Pokédex color Black
Egg group(s) Monster
Abilities Immunity or Thick Fat
Gluttony (Hidden Ability)
Pokédex navigation
National Pokédex:
Aerodactyl | Snorlax (#143) | Articuno
Johto Pokédex:
Aerodactyl | Snorlax | Bulbasaur

Snorlax is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in the Generation I games, Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (Pokémon Red and Blue Versions in regions outside Japan). As of Generation IV, it evolves from Munchlax when leveled up with high Friendship. Since Pokémon Sword and Shield, Snorlax has a Gigantamax form, Gigantamax Snorlax. Snorlax is described as being lazy, as it spends most of its time sleeping and eating.

Game appearances

Pokémon series

Pokémon Red and Blue Versions / Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition

In Pokémon Red and Blue Versions and Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, there is a Snorlax blocking the path to Route 12 and Route 16 respectively. It is asleep and can only be awoken by playing the Poké Flute. In doing so, a Pokémon battle with the Snorlax begins. Both Snorlaxes are at a level 30 (though in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions, the one at Route 16 was made level 34 instead). Once the Snorlax is captured or has been defeated, it is no longer blocking the path. The player character must do this to at least one Snorlax in order to progress to Fuchsia City.

Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions / Pokémon Crystal Version

In Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions, just outside of Vermillion City, there is a sleeping Snorlax who is obstructing the entrance to Diglett's Cave. Like in the Generation I games, the player character can must use the Poké Flute to wake it up. However, they can alternatively use the Pokégear by setting it to the Poké Flute station. Once the Snorlax wakes up, the player character is forced into a battle against it. The Snorlax is at level 50, which is slightly higher than the two sleeping Snorlaxes in the Generation I games.

Super Smash Bros. series

Snorlax, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Snorlax appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in every installment of the Super Smash Bros. series to date. When summoned, it leaps up into the air and attacks using Body Slam, falling down onto the battlefield at a larger size and smashing any opponents in its path, sending them flying. Snorlax can also attack opponents when flying up after being summoned.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee Snorlax is one of the balloons featured in the Poké Floats stage.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a Snorlax trophy can be unlocked by clearing the Fitness Junkie Event Match on Normal difficulty or higher.

Pokémon Channel

In Pokémon Channel, there is an exclusive Pokémon mini minigame starring Snorlax titled Snorlax's Lunch Time. The objective is to feed Snorlax as much as possible, although if it accidentally tries to eat a Pichu, the minigame ends. The Game Over screen shows the Pichu angry at Snorlax.


Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy

Name Image Game Description
Snorlax SSBM Trophy Snorlax.png Pokémon Red & Blue
Snorlax love to sleep and love to eat: these portly Pokémon get grumpy if they don't get 880 pounds of food per day. After snacking out, they always nap. They have cast-iron stomachs and can eat moldy and even rotten food with no digestion problems. They are the heaviest Pokémon on record, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy

Name Image Game Description
Snorlax SSBB Trophy Snorlax.png GB Pokémon Red/Blue
DS Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
A Sleeping Pokémon. It's the ultimate loafer. Sometimes children like to play on top of its big belly. Once in a slumber, not even the hardest rain or the fiercest wind will wake it. Snorlax recovers health and restores its physical state by sleeping, and it proves daunting with its damaging Snore attack. Snorlax is the king of Sleeping Pokémon.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker

Name Image Game Effect
Snorlax SSBB Sticker Snorlax.png Pokémon series [Electric] - Attack +5

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Snorlax SSB3DS Trophy Snorlax.png SSBWU Trophy Snorlax.png Poké Ball GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
38: Pokémon Classics Flag of USA.png This sleepy, Normal-type Pokémon is huge! It eats more than 900 lb. of food every day. Most of the time not spent eating is spent sleeping. That big, round body comes in handy when it's brought onto a Smash Bros. battlefield—the Body Slam attack will send anyone who gets hit flying into the air!
Flag of Europe.png Snorlax is often referred to as the Sleeping Pokémon, and there's a good reason for that! This giant loafer spends almost all its time snoozing, getting up for just long enough each day to scoff up a tidy 400kg of food. In this game, it soars into the air and uses its Body Slam attack, smacking into fighters like a giant wrecking ball.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
461 Snorlax SSBU Spirit Snorlax.png Pokémon Series Support (1) Advanced Strong-Wind Resist World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Giant King K. Rool
  • Timed Stamina battle
  • The enemy prefers not to move
Tortimer Island Main Theme - Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (Melee)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Snorlax.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カビゴン
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