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 2.1 m (6′11″)
Weight 460.0 kg (1014.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Immunity
2. 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)
143 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
261 (Sword/Shield)

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 (10,024–10,280 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

Snorlax

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!
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Will eat anything, even if the food happens to be a little moldy. It never gets an upset stomach.
Sword It is not satisfied unless it eats over 880 pounds of food every day. When it is done eating, it goes promptly to sleep.
Shield This Pokémon’s stomach is so strong, even eating moldy or rotten food will not affect it.

Gigantamax

Sword Gigantamax energy has affected stray seeds and even pebbles that got stuck to Snorlax, making them grow to a huge size.
Shield Terrifyingly strong, this Pokémon is the size of a mountain—and moves about as much as one as well.

Moves learned by Snorlax

Moves learnt by level up

Snorlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BlockNormal
1CovetNormal 60 100
1Defense CurlNormal
1FlailNormal 100
1FlingDark 100
1Last ResortNormal 140 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1MetronomeNormal
1RecycleNormal
1ScreechNormal 85
1StockpileNormal
1SwallowNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
12YawnNormal
16BiteDark 60 100
20RestPsychic
20Sleep TalkNormal
20SnoreNormal 50 100
24CrunchDark 80 100
28Body SlamNormal 85 100
32Heavy SlamSteel 100
36AmnesiaPsychic
40High HorsepowerGround 95 95
44Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
48Belly DrumNormal
52BelchPoison 120 90
56Giga ImpactNormal 150 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FissureGround 30
Gastro AcidPoison 100

Move Tutor moves

Snorlax can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Steel RollerSteel 130 100
Terrain PulseNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Snorlax is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Snorlax is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Snorlax learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
6Defense CurlNormal
13YawnNormal
19LickGhost 30 100
26HeadbuttNormal 70 100
32RestPsychic
39ScreechNormal 85
45AmnesiaPsychic
52Body SlamNormal 85 100
58CrunchDark 80 100
65SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Snorlax is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Snorlax sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Snorlax  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Snorlax  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Snorlax Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Evolve Munchlax
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 12, 16, Cerulean Cave
Sword
Shield
Evolve Munchlax

Other languages

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

Name origin

snore
sound made during sleeping
lax
lazy