Snorlax (スノアラックス, Sunoarakusu) is a Normal-type Sleeping Pokémon that is known to evolved form of a Munchlax when leveled up with high friendship. In order to catch one, a Trainer must first awaken it with music from either a Poké Flute or Pokégear set to the Poké Flute channel.
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Snorlax's body is composed of mostly its belly, where most of its fat reserves accumulate. It wakes up only to eat and seldom exercises. Its head is also large, and it has two pointed teeth protruding from its mouth. It has two eyes that are rarely seen open, giving it the appearance that it is sleeping. Its two hind feet, with three claws and a circular brown paw pad, are extremely large compared to most Pokémon, assisting its balance when it chooses to stand. Its arms and fore claws are short, but are long enough for Snorlax to grab its food and eat it, and strong enough to deliver powerful blows. It is usually dark blue or green in color. Its height is 6'11" and weight is 1014.1 lbs.
When trained and exercised properly, Snorlax can gain supreme strength and ability. They can throw incredibly powerful punches and cause immense earthquakes. Snorlax have a strong digestion system, allowing them to eat anything (even moldy food) without getting an upset stomach.
Snorlax spend the majority of their time sleeping, surviving on their stored fat. Many Snorlax only awaken once a month, spending their waking time finding more food. A hungry Snorlax is not satisfied until it consumes 900 pounds (400 kilograms) of food, and then it goes back to sleep. If one ever sees a sleeping Snorlax, he or she should not wake it up, because these Pokémon become very grumpy if their peaceful dreams become interrupted. Several Psychic Pokémon using Dream Eater find this out the hard way. Aside from this, they are very docile and even allow children to bounce on their big bellies.
Snorlax are often in mountains and forests. However, they sometimes wander into towns and streets and sleep there. They have been documented in Kanto, and evidence suggests that they could be found in Sinnoh.
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Snorlax are not picky, and will eat anything and everything that is edible---even other Pokémon. (as evidenced by a Snorlax's attempt to eat Misty's Goldeen in Snack Attack) They are fond of large, thorny vines or their diet may compose of bananas found in grasslands. Snorlax only wake up to eat. They need to eat about 900 lbs. (90% of their bodyweight) to be satisfied before falling back to sleep. Some Snorlax sleep for a month at a time, so 900 lbs. of food is enough to sustain them for at least one month whilst asleep..
In Snack Attack!, a Snorlax was eating the grapefuits of the Grapefruit Islands. Ash managed to capture it near the end of the episode. After the adventures in the Orange Islands, Ash's Snorlax spent most of its time at Professor Oak's lab.
A Snorlax also appeared in the Pikachu short Pikachu and Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in other episodes of the Sonic Pokémon Chronicles and made a cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior along with the Pichu Brothers and their friends.
Multiple alternately colored Snorlax appeared in Snorlax Snowman. These Snorlax were adapted to more frigid climates that were seen in the episode. One in particular was befriended by Pikachu and his friends.
In The Garden of Eatin', another Snorlax was causing trouble for a man named Marcel by eating the bananas in his Slakoth Banana Garden. Marcel's newly evolved Vigoroth defeated the Snorlax, allowing him to capture it. Afterwards, Marcel made an attraction around his new Snorlax: a relaxation room.
A Snorlax doll is seen in Ash's room in Pokémon - I Choose You!.
A Snorlax appeared in a picture in Pokémon Paparazzi.
Training Daze featured a red Snorlax which Jessie, James, Jake, and Mewoth, while competing with Butch, Cassidy, and Raticate, were sent to steal in order to become official Team Rocket field agents. The Snorlax turned out to be Viper, the Team Rocket Academy Drill Sergeant in disguise.
In Lights, Camerupt, Action, a Snorlax was a sheriff in a western-themed Pokémon movie.
A Snorlax appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.
A Snorlax appeared in a flashback in Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!.
Snorlax, Sleeping Pokémon. The evolved form of Munchlax. Snorlax is the heaviest species of all known Pokémon, with some weighing more than 1,000 pounds. This Pokémon's hunger isn't satisfied unless it eats at least 900 pounds of food per day. Once it is full, it promptly goes to sleep. When it does, it becomes much too lazy to lift even a finger, which then makes it safe to bounce upon. However, Snorlax wakes again only to eat.