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Munchlax
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Type

Normal

Species

Big Eater Pokemon

Ability(s)

Pickup or Thick Fat

Height

2'00" (Imperial)

0.6m (Metric

Weight

231.5 lbs (Imperial)

105.0 kg (Metric)

Regional Pokedex Numbers

Sinnoh - #112

Sprites

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DescriptionEdit

Munchlax is a Normal-type baby Pokémon. It evolves into Snorlax when leveled up with high happiness. It was the first Generation IV Pokémon to be revealed to the public, in May 2004. Munchlax is a Normal-type Pokémon. It is known for its VERY high appetite and eats anything edible except Pokémon and humans. It is also known for its powerful Hyper Beam attack.

In the animeEdit

A Munchlax first appeared in Destiny Deoxys, where it evolved into a Snorlax to stay afloat in the Block Bot flood, making it the first Generation IV Pokémon to appear in the anime.

May currently owns a Munchlax, which she captured in Berry, Berry Interesting.

A Munchlax appeared in Journey to the Unown!.

A Munchlax also appeared in Enter Galactic!

A trainer named Kylie owns a Munchlax, which was seen in A Full Course Tag Battle!.

Pokedex EntriesEdit

Entry
Episode Pokemon Source Entry
DP076 Munchlax Dawn's Pokedex Munchlax, the Big Eater Pokémon. It gobbles up its own body weight in food each day, and it swallows its food without almost any chewing.

Move SetEdit

By Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy PP Category
Start Metronome Normal - - 10 Status
Start Oder Sleuth Normal - - 40 Status
Start Tackle Normal 50 100% 35 Physical
4 Defense Curl Normal - - 40 Status
9 Amnesia Psychic - - 20 Status
12 Lick Ghost 20 100% 30 Physical
17 Recycle Normal - - 10 Status
20 Screech Normal - 85% 40 Status
25 Chip Away Normal 70 100% 20 Physical
28 Stockpile Normal - - 20 Status
33 Swallow Normal - - 10 Status
36 Body Slam Normal 85 100% 15 Physical
41 Fling Dark - 100% 10 Physical
44 Rollout Rock 30 90% 20 Physical
49 Natural Gift Normal - 100% 15 Physical
52 Snatch Dark - - 10 Status
57 Last Resort Normal 140 100% 5 Physical

TriviaEdit

  • Munchlax, along with Shuckle, in terms of base stats, is the slowest Pokémon.
    • Despite this, Munchlax has the highest base stat total of all baby Pokémon, at 390. This surpasses some second-evolution Pokémon, such as Beautifly.
      • Its base HP and Attack stats are also the highest among baby Pokémon, at 135 and 85, respectively.
  • Munchlax's English name was first revealed on October 9, 2004.
  • Munchlax appeared in three games before its generation; Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the first Mystery Dungeon and Pokémon Dash.
    • Although obtainable through hacking in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness as it has an index number, unlike Bonsly it is unusable as it was not programmed to be used in battle.
  • Though Munchlax appears to be dark blue in color, it belongs in the black color group.
  • Munchlax is one of three Pokémon that learns both Stockpile and Swallow but not Spit Up. The others are Trubbish and Garbodor.
    • Further, it is one of four Pokémon that learns Stockpile but only one of either Swallow or Spit Up. The other three are Qwilfish and the aforementioned Trubbish and Garbodor.
  • It is the second Pokémon species that has evolved in a movie, after many Metapod in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. In sheer numbers, however, there were hundreds of Metapod, so Munchlax is quite low on the list.
  • Munchlax is the heaviest baby Pokémon.
  • Munchlax's index number is the very last in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (excluding Unown forms).

OriginEdit

Munchlax is most likely based on a baby bear. Its habits may also be based on the fact that bears eat a lot of food before hibernating, which Snorlax seems to do a lot more of. Also the fact that they are found in/near Honey Trees adds up to what they are based on, as most bears (especially black bears) love honey.

Name OriginEdit

Munchlax's name is a combination of munch, to chew on food, and lax or relax. Its Japanese name is likely a combination of Snorlax's Japanese name, Kabigon, and baby. It may also be from 権兵衛 gonbē, popular Japanese name for peasants in the old days.

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