Snorlax

Snorlax is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Sleeping Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 143
Type Normal
Species Sleeping Pokémon
Height 6′11″ (2.1 m)
Weight 1014.1 lbs (460.0 kg)
Abilities Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony (hidden ability)
Local № 143 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
225 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
143 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
113 (Diamond/Pearl)
113 (Platinum)
230 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
139 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
036 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
043 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 189
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 160
430 524
Attack 110
202 350
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 110
202 350
Speed 30
58 174
Total 540 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)

Snorlax changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
Yellow Will eat anything, even if the food happens to be a little moldy. It never gets an upset stomach.
Gold What sounds like its cry may actually be its snores or the rumblings of its hungry belly.
Silver Its stomach's digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison. It can even eat things off the ground.
Crystal This POKéMON's stomach is so strong, even eating moldy or rotten food will not affect it.
Ruby
Sapphire
SNORLAX’s typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile POKéMON that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
FireRed It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
LeafGreen Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As its rotund bulk builds, it becomes steadily more slothful.
Emerald SNORLAX’s typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile POKéMON that there are children who use its big belly as a place to play.
Diamond Its stomach can digest any kind of food, even if it happens to be moldy or rotten.
Pearl It stops eating only to sleep. It doesn’t feel full unless it eats nearly 900 pounds a day.
Platinum When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
HeartGold What sounds like its cry may actually be its snores or the rumblings of its hungry belly.
SoulSilver Its stomach’s digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison. It can even eat things off the ground.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
When its belly is full, it becomes too lethargic to even lift a finger, so it is safe to bounce on its belly.
X It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
Y Its stomach can digest any kind of food, even if it happens to be moldy or rotten.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Snorlax’s typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It is such a docile Pokémon that there are children who use its expansive belly as a place to play.
Sun Its stomach is said to be incomparably strong. Even Muk’s poison is nothing more than a hint of spice on Snorlax’s tongue.
Moon It eats nearly 900 pounds of food every day. It starts nodding off while eating—and continues to eat even while it’s asleep.
Ultra Sun It doesn’t do anything other than eat and sleep. When prompted to make a serious effort, though, it apparently displays awesome power.
Ultra Moon It has no interest in anything other than eating. Even if you climb up on its stomach while it’s napping, it doesn’t seem to mind at all!

Moves learned by Snorlax

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Defense CurlNormal
9AmnesiaPsychic
12LickGhost 30 100
17Chip AwayNormal 70 100
20YawnNormal
25Body SlamNormal 85 100
28RestPsychic
28SnoreNormal 50 100
33Sleep TalkNormal
35Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
36RolloutRock 30 90
41BlockNormal
44Belly DrumNormal
49CrunchDark 80 100
50Heavy SlamSteel 100
57High HorsepowerGround 95 95

Egg moves

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

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Snorlax. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlingDark 100 Level up
Last ResortNormal 140 100 Level up
MetronomeNormal Level up
Natural GiftNormal 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormal Level up
RecycleNormal Level up
ScreechNormal 85 Level up
SnatchDark Level up
StockpileNormal Level up
SwallowNormal Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

Snorlax 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
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
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Snorlax 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
HardenNormal Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Defense CurlNormal
9AmnesiaPsychic
12LickGhost 30 100
17Chip AwayNormal 70 100
20YawnNormal
25Body SlamNormal 85 100
28RestPsychic
28SnoreNormal 50 100
33Sleep TalkNormal
35Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
36RolloutRock 30 90
41BlockNormal
44Belly DrumNormal
49CrunchDark 80 100
50Heavy SlamSteel 100
57High HorsepowerGround 95 95

Egg moves

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

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Snorlax. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlingDark 100 Level up
Last ResortNormal 140 100 Level up
MetronomeNormal Level up
Natural GiftNormal 100 Level up
Odor SleuthNormal Level up
RecycleNormal Level up
ScreechNormal 85 Level up
SnatchDark Level up
StockpileNormal Level up
SwallowNormal Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Snorlax 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
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
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
94SurfWater 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Snorlax 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
HardenNormal Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
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

Snorlax sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Snorlax  sprite from Red & Blue Snorlax  sprite from Silver Snorlax  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Snorlax  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Snorlax  sprite from Black & White Snorlax  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Snorlax Shiny sprite from Silver Snorlax Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Snorlax Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Snorlax Shiny sprite from Black & White Snorlax Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Snorlax

Red
Blue
Yellow
Route 12, 16
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Vermilion City
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 12, 16
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Munchlax
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 11
Black
White
Evolve Munchlax
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 7
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Snorlax
Japanese カビゴン (Kabigon)
German Relaxo
French Ronflex

Name origin

snore
sound made during sleeping
lax
lazy