Munchlax

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

Pokédex data

National № 446
Type Normal
Species Big Eater Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 105.0 kg (231.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pickup
2. Thick Fat
Gluttony (hidden ability)
Local № 112 (Diamond/Pearl)
112 (Platinum)
138 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
035 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
042 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
260 (Sword/Shield)
112 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
051 (Legends: Arceus)
172 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 50 (6.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 78
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 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.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship)

Munchlax changes

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.
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.

Moves learned by Munchlax

Moves learnt by level up

Munchlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Defense CurlNormalStatus
8RecycleNormalStatus
12CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20StockpileNormalStatus
20SwallowNormalStatus
24ScreechNormalStatus 85
28Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
32FlingDarkPhysical 100
36AmnesiaPsychicStatus
40MetronomeNormalStatus
44FlailNormalPhysical 100
48Belly DrumNormalStatus
52Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100

Egg moves

Munchlax learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Munchlax gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
CharmFairyStatus 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
LickGhostPhysical 30 100
Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Munchlax is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Munchlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
5TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9RestPsychicStatus
15BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
21BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
29Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
37High HorsepowerGroundPhysical 95 95
46Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
57Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Move Tutor moves

Munchlax can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Munchlax sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Munchlax  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Munchlax  sprite from Black & White Munchlax  sprite from X & Y Munchlax  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Munchlax  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Munchlax Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Munchlax Shiny sprite from Black & White Munchlax Shiny sprite from X & Y Munchlax Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Motostoke Riverbank, Ballimere Lake
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Whiteout Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Deertrack Heights, Snowfall Hot Spring

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Munchlax
Japanese ゴンベ (Gonbe)
German Mampfaxo
French Goinfrex

Name origin

munch
to eat
relax
chill out, slacken