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From Bulbapedia.
Munchlax's official artwork from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Games Brawl
Move Pickup
Rarity Common
English voice actor James Carter Cathcart
Japanese voice actor Chie Satō
German voice actor Dominik Auer
Article on Bulbapedia Munchlax (Pokémon)
It dashes toward any item left on the ground and eats it up. Talk about an expert of getting rid of clutter!
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Munchlax (ゴンベ, Gonbe) is a creature in the Pokémon franchise.


Munchlax is the baby form of Snorlax, and was the very first Generation IV Pokémon ever publicly revealed, making appearances in several Pokémon spin-off games and in the anime even before its playable debut in the main-series games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Munchlax is categorized within the Pokédex at #446 as the "Big Eater Pokémon". It evolves into Snorlax when leveled up with high friendship. Munchlax is described as the "Big Eater" Pokémon, and all of its Pokédex entries deal with its eating habits.

Its "move" in Brawl, Pickup, is one of its possible abilities in the Pokémon games: a Pokémon with it might find an item after a battle, and, since Generation V, can pick up items discarded by other Pokémon during a battle.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Munchlax on Smashville.

Munchlax is one of the Pokémon that appears out of a Poké Ball. When summoned it wanders aimlessly around the stage, eating any items it finds excluding Poké Balls, Smash Balls, and collectibles (Trophies, CDs, and Stickers). If there aren't any items around for it to gobble up, Munchlax is effectively useless, much like Goldeen.


Munchlax's trophy in Brawl.
A Big Eater Pokémon. It's normally a slow-moving creature, but when it spots food, it moves surprisingly fast. It's native to the Sinnoh region and can be lured out by coating certain trees with sweet honey. Once it's attached to its Trainer, it will level up and evolve into Snorlax.
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Munchlax Pokémon series EffectIcon(Aura).png Attack +13 LucarioHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Munchlax (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)



  • The Munchlax evolution family is one of three to have its entire family appear in one Smash game. The others are the Pichu evolution family, as, in Ultimate, Pichu and Pikachu are playable characters, with Alolan Raichu appearing as a Poké Ball summon, and the Riolu evolution family, as Riolu appears as a trophy in Brawl, where Lucario debuted as a fighter.
    • Its evolutionary line is also the only one in the series to have more than one summonable Pokémon in the same game.
  • Munchlax is the first Poké Ball Pokémon that uses an ability instead of a move.
  • On Rumble Falls, Munchlax is unable to eat items thrown by players. It will chase after them, but stop and vibrate in place instead of eating the item.