Pokémon Sun and Moon: How to Get Munchlax, Snorlax, and Snorlium Z

Pokémon Sun and Moon: How to Get Munchlax, Snorlax, and Snorlium Z

Here's how to get your very own Munchlax and Snorlium Z in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and how you can evolve Munchlax into Snorlax.

Once you buy Pokémon Sun and / or Moon, don't forget to collect your very own Munchlax via the game's Mystery Gift function! This special edition Munchlax knows a couple of moves not common to its species, and it also comes holding a very important item: Snorlium Z. This Pokemon Sun and Moon guide will tell you how to get Munchlax, Snorlax and Snorlium.

Snorlium Z is a Z-Crystal that lets Munchlax's evolved form, Snorlax, use the devastating Z-Move Pulverizing Pancake. Here's everything you need to know about Pokémon Sun and Moon's Z-Crystals, including where to find them.

This guide tells you how to download Munchlax, and outlines its capabilities. Don't forget to check out our Pokémon Sun and Moon guide for more walkthroughs, tips, and hints!

How to get Munchlax in Pokemon Sun and Moon

First and foremost, your Nintendo 3DS needs to be connected to Wi-Fi.

vAfter the title screen, select "Mystery Gift" from the main menu. Then select "Receive Gift," and "Get via Local Wireless" (unless you're at a special event or near a person who can transfer the gift locally).

The game will search for any gifts you're owed. Select "Munchlax and Snorlium Z" when they pop up to download the gifts into the game.

Once the gifts are downloaded, you can pick them up from the deliveryman in any PokéCenter. Hooray!

Just make sure to download Munchlax before the promotion ends on January 11, 2017.

What moves does Munchlax know?

Munchlax knows Tackle (inflicts Normal-type damage) and Metronome (uses a move randomly).

This particular Munchlax also knows Hold Back, which leaves the target with 1 HP, not unlike False Swipe. It's great for catching Pokémon without accidentally making them faint. Finally, it knows Happy Hour, which doubles the amount of prize money earned after a battle.

How do I make Munchlax evolve into Snorlax?

Munchlax becomes Snorlax when it becomes good friends with you. Keep it at the forefront of your party, battle with it often, feed it PokéBeans, and groom it in Pokémon Refresh. You should also get it to hold the Soothe Bell, which you can get from a gentleman on Route 3.

Now that you're set to wreak havoc with your new Munchlax pal, learn how to find and scan QR codes in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and how to find evolutionary stones in Pokémon Sun and Moon. You can also learn how to bring Ash's Greninja from the demo into the full game and learn which Pokemon have Alola forms.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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