Posted by: peanutmaster | November 7, 2008

Pokemon Of The Week – Snorlax


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Snorlax is number #143 in the Pokedex. In the Generation I and II games, as well as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, wild Snorlax can be found sleeping in inconvenient locations throughout Kanto. In order to catch one, a trainer must first awaken it with music from either a Poké Flute or PokéGear.

A Snorlax’s body is composed of mostly its belly, as it only wakes up to eat and seldom exercises. Its head is also big, and it has two pointed teeth sticking out. Its feet are extremely big compared to most Pokémon, so as to provide balance. Its arms are short, however, they are long enough for Snorlax to reach out, grab its lunch and put it in its mouth. Snorlax’s big belly provides huge amounts of defense, thus, not many predators bother hunting it.

Snorlax spend the majority of their time sleeping, surviving off of their stored up fat. Many Snorlax only awaken once a month, and that is so they can find more food. A hungry Snorlax isn’t satisfied until it consumes 900 pounds 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-type Pokémon using Dream Eater find this out the hard way. Snorlax are often in mountains and forests. However, they sometimes wander into towns and streets and sleep there.

Snorlax will eat anything and everything that is edible, they aren’t really very picky. Upon finding something new on its territory, a resident Snorlax will put it in its mouth to see if it’s something that can be eaten. Snorlax are fond of large, thorny vines as a snack item.

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 In the anime, Snorlax first appeared in Wake Up Snorlax!. This Snorlax was blocking the water flow to a small village.

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. Training Daze featured a red Snorlax which Jessie, James and Meowth, 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. In The Garden of Eatin’, another Snorlax was causing trouble for a man named Marcel by eating the bananas in his Slakoth Banana Garden. Marcell’s newly evolved Vigoroth defeated the Snorlax, allowing him to capture it. Afterwards, Marcell made an attraction around his new Snorlax: a relaxation room.

A Snorlax also appeared near the end of Destiny Deoxys, evolving from Munchlax in order to stay afloat during a ‘flood’ of malfunctioning robots. In Queen of the Serpentine, a Snorlax made a cameo as one of Lucy’s pets. Roman, who appeared in A Full Course Tag Battle!, owns a Snorlax.

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