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For the Smasher, see Smasher:Snorlax.
Snorlax's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games SSB
Move Body Slam
Rarity Uncommon
English voice actor Michael J. Haigney
Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi[n 1]
German voice actor Thomas Rau
Article on Bulbapedia Snorlax (Pokémon)
It jumps up and inflates, then lands on enemies across a wide range. Since the affected area is vast, this Pokémon is very useful.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Snorlax (カビゴン, Kabigon) is a creature in the Pokémon franchise. It appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in all five Smash Bros. games. It is the evolved form of Munchlax.


Snorlax's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Green.

Snorlax is one of the first 151 Pokémon first appearing in the Generation I games, and at its debut was the absolute heaviest Pokémon. In Generation VIII, Snorlax is able to temporarily Gigantamax. During the transformation, it gains access to the move G-Max Replenish. It is categorized within the Pokédex at #143 as the "Sleeping Pokémon". In all of the main series games where it is found in the wild it appears sleeping in the middle of roads, blocking them with its enormous size, and must be woken up by the sound of a Poké Flute in order to fight it and be able to proceed. Snorlax evolves from Munchlax when leveled up with high friendship.

Body Slam is a Normal-type move with 85 base power and a 30% chance to paralyze the target. Snorlax can learn it by level in every game.

Snorlax's Japanese and English voice clips used in every Smash game each come from the Pokémon anime episode Wake Up, Snorlax!. Its "rising" clip plays when it wakes up while its "falling" clip plays when its still asleep.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Source: [1]
Snorlax in Super Smash Bros..

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Snorlax uses Body Slam as its attack. It jumps in the air and disappears off the screen. Snorlax will then inflate itself, making itself bigger, and descend towards the bottom of the screen. Any character that makes contact with Snorlax will take damage and considerable knockback. Snorlax's hitboxes can also affect stage elements and set off explosive items such as the Bob-omb. The attack does not harm the summoner.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Snorlax in Melee.

Snorlax returns in Melee with exactly the same function; however, it descends much faster than in Super Smash Bros.

As a stage element[edit]

Snorlax's appearance on Poke Floats.

A giant balloon of Snorlax (in actuality, the 3D model of Snorlax used in Pokémon Stadium for Nintendo 64) is one of the many floating and bending "platforms" that make the Poké Floats stage. The balloon's belly raises and lowers as if it is "breathing", referencing its sleeping idle animation in Pokemon Stadium.


Snorlax features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches.

Snorlax trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Snorlax's trophy in Melee
Snorlax love to sleep and love to eat: these portly Pokémon get grumpy if they don't get 880 pounds of food per day. After snacking out, they always nap. They have cast-iron stomachs and can eat moldy and even rotten food with no digestion problems. They are the heaviest Pokémon on record, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds.
Pokémon Red & Blue (9/98)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Snorlax in Brawl.

Snorlax returns in Brawl with exactly the same function.


Screenshot by Dany36
Snorlax's trophy in Brawl
A Sleeping Pokémon. It's the ultimate loafer. Sometimes children like to play on top of its big belly. Once in a slumber, not even the hardest rain or the fiercest wind will wake it. Snorlax recovers health and restores its physical state by sleeping, and it proves daunting with its damaging Snore attack. Snorlax is the king of Sleeping Pokémon.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue
GB Advance: Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Snorlax Pokémon series EffectIcon(Electric).png Attack +5 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Snorlax (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Snorlax reprises its role in Super Smash Bros. 4.

In Smash Tour[edit]

Snorlax appears as a blue item: when selected, it prevents the user from being launched as a result of being KOed or due to the effect of other items like Zinger and Dillon.


In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Snorlax trophy is obtained by clearing the "Fitness Junkie" event at normal or hard difficulty.

Snorlax's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC This sleepy, Normal-type Pokémon is huge! It eats more than 900 lb. of food every day. Most of the time not spent eating is spent sleeping. That big, round body comes in handy when it's brought onto a Smash Bros. battlefield—the Body Slam attack will send anyone who gets hit flying into the air!
Game Boy: Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL Snorlax is often referred to as the Sleeping Pokémon, and there's a good reason for that! This giant loafer spends almost all its time snoozing, getting up for just long enough each day to scoff up a tidy 400kg of food. In this game, it soars into the air and uses its Body Slam attack, smacking into fighters like a giant wrecking ball.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue (10/1999)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Snorlax returns as a Poké Ball summon with the same role. However, it cannot be summoned on Duck Hunt, Flat Zone X, Pac-Land, and Super Mario Maker.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Snorlax.png
★★ 1 Strong-Wind Resist Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese カビゴン, Kabigon
UK English Snorlax
France French Ronflex
Germany German Relaxo
Spain Spanish Snorlax
Italy Italian Snorlax
China Chinese (Simplified) 卡比兽
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 卡比獸
South Korea Korean 잠만보, Jammanbo
Netherlands Dutch Snorlax
Russia Russian Снорлакс


  • In Brawl, if Snorlax hits the side of an opponent's shield as it jumps, it will bounce off and move diagonally.
  • Mew, Goldeen and Snorlax are the only Pokémon to appear as Poké Ball Pokémon in every game.
    • Snorlax is the only one of these three that actually attacks when summoned.
  • Snorlax's evolutionary line is the only one in the series to have more than one summonable Pokémon in the same game, with Munchlax also being a Poké Ball Pokémon in Brawl.


  1. ^ While Konishi is credited for Snorlax's voice in the Japanese versions of SSB4 and Ultimate, the anime episode the voice comes from (episode 41) credits someone going by "Mr. T". It is not known if "Mr. T" is Konishi.