Munchlax

Munchlax is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Big Eater Pokémon.

Munchlax artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 446
Type Normal
Species Big Eater Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 231.5 lbs (105.0 kg)
Abilities Pickup
Thick Fat
Gluttony (hidden ability)
Local № 112 (Diamond/Pearl)
112 (Platinum)
138 (X/Y)
035 (Sun/Moon)
042 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
042 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Gonbe

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 50 (6.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 94
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 135
380 474
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 5
13 119
Total 390 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Pokédex entries

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
SoulSilver
It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
X
Omega Ruby
It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
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.

Evolution chart

(Happiness)

Name origin

munch
to eat
relax
chill out, slacken

Moves learned by Munchlax

Moves learnt by level up

Munchlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Last ResortNormal 140 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1MetronomeNormal
1Odor SleuthNormal
1RecycleNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Defense CurlNormal
9AmnesiaPsychic
12LickGhost 30 100
17Chip AwayNormal 70 100
20ScreechNormal 85
25Body SlamNormal 85 100
28StockpileNormal
33SwallowNormal
36RolloutRock 30 90
41FlingDark 100
44Belly DrumNormal
49Natural GiftNormal 100
50SnatchDark
57Last ResortNormal 140 100

Egg moves

Munchlax learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Munchlax egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BelchPoison 120 90
CharmFairy 100
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
LickGhost 30 100
Natural GiftNormal 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Self-DestructNormal 200 100
WhirlwindNormal
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Move Tutor moves

Munchlax can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Munchlax is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Munchlax can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Munchlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Last ResortNormal 140 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1MetronomeNormal
1Odor SleuthNormal
1RecycleNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Defense CurlNormal
9AmnesiaPsychic
12LickGhost 30 100
17Chip AwayNormal 70 100
20ScreechNormal 85
25Body SlamNormal 85 100
28StockpileNormal
33SwallowNormal
36RolloutRock 30 90
41FlingDark 100
44Belly DrumNormal
49Natural GiftNormal 100
50SnatchDark
57Last ResortNormal 140 100

Egg moves

Munchlax learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Munchlax egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BelchPoison 120 90
CharmFairy 100
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
LickGhost 30 100
Natural GiftNormal 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Self-DestructNormal 200 100
WhirlwindNormal
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Munchlax is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Munchlax can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Munchlax sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Munchlax  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Munchlax  sprite from Black & White Munchlax  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Munchlax Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Munchlax Shiny sprite from Black & White Munchlax Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Munchlax

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Snorlax
Black
White
Undella Town
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Breed Snorlax
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game