Official artwork of MunchlaxNormal Shiny Pokémon icon

Munchlax is a Normal-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 2139 CP. Munchlax best moveset in Pokémon GO is Tackle and Body Slam.

Munchlax is weak to Fighting moves. It is strong against Ghost moves. Shiny Munchlax is available in Pokémon GO. Munchlax is boosted by Partly Cloudy weather.


Max CP2139 CP
Attack137 ATK
Defense117 DEF
Stamina286 STA
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedMunchlax can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#446
Height0.6 m
Weight105 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Munchlax weaknesses and resistances


Munchlax takes increased damage from Fighting type moves.


Munchlax takes reduced damage from Ghost type moves.

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Munchlax's best moveset


Munchlax's best moveset is Tackle and Body Slam, with 9.25 DPS (damage per second) and 254.9 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy weather.

Best Munchlax moves
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Munchlax with its best moveset, we recommend to use Lick/Body Slam. You will lose around 2.8% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Munchlax's strongest moveset (Tackle/Body Slam).

Munchlax moves comparison

The following chart shows Munchlax's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Munchlax's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.NormalTackle NormalBody Slam 9.25254.916.5
      2.GhostLick NormalBody Slam 9.09250.616.0
      3.NormalTackle PoisonGunk Shot 8.98247.715.7
      4.GhostLick PoisonGunk Shot 8.74241.015.0
      5.NormalTackle GroundBulldoze 7.68211.811.9
      6.GhostLick GroundBulldoze 7.44205.211.2

      Fast Attacks

      • GhostLickDamage5Energy6Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Lick
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window0.2s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Lick has no special effects.
        See Lick details page ↗
      • NormalTackleDamage5Energy5Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Tackle
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Tackle has no special effects.
        See Tackle details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • PoisonGunk ShotDamage130Energy100Duration3.1s
        Toggle more information for move: Gunk Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Damage window1.7s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles

        Gunk Shot has no special effects.
        See Gunk Shot details page ↗
      • GroundBulldozeDamage80Energy50Duration3.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Bulldoze
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Damage window2.6s - 3.1s
        Trainer Battles

        Bulldoze has no special effects.
        See Bulldoze details page ↗
      • NormalBody SlamDamage50Energy33Duration1.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Body Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Damage window1.2s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles

        Body Slam has no special effects.
        See Body Slam details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Munchlax has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Munchlax Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Munchlax's has 2139 max CP (at Level 50). A Munchlax obtained from Raids can be encountered from 1017 CP to 1081 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1271 CP to 1351 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Munchlax can be found in the 762 CP to 811 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP2139 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch762 CP - 811 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1017 CP - 1081 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1017 CP - 1081 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      1271 CP - 1351 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Munchlax Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Munchlax Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      126 CP283 CP3141 CP
      4198 CP5255 CP6312 CP
      7369 CP8426 CP9483 CP
      10540 CP11594 CP12648 CP
      13702 CP14757 CP15811 CP
      16865 CP17919 CP18973 CP
      191027 CP201081 CP211135 CP
      221189 CP231243 CP241297 CP
      251351 CP261405 CP271459 CP
      281513 CP291568 CP301622 CP
      311649 CP321676 CP331703 CP
      341730 CP351757 CP361784 CP
      371811 CP381838 CP391865 CP
      401892 CP411916 CP421940 CP
      431964 CP441989 CP452013 CP
      462038 CP472063 CP482088 CP
      492113 CP502139 CP

      Munchlax evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of MunchlaxMunchlax
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of SnorlaxSnorlax
      • Munchlax evolves into Snorlax which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Munchlax


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Munchlax's Normal-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Munchlax.

      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Munchlax Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Munchlax in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Munchlax, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Munchlax family


              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Munchlax in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of SnorlaxSnorlax
              Thumbnail image of MunchlaxMunchlax
              Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SnorlaxShadow Snorlax

              List of Munchlax costumes


              A list of Munchlax costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Munchlax high resolution sprites


              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Munchlax. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.



              Munchlax Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              DiamondIt wolfs down its weight in food once a day, swallowing food whole with almost no chewing.
              PearlIt hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2In its desperation to gulp down food, it forgets about the food it has hidden under its fur.
              HeartGold, SoulSilverIt conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
              X, Omega RubyIt hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.
              Y, Alpha SapphireIt conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
              SunIt needs to consume its own weight in food every day. As far as flavor is concerned, it’s indifferent.
              MoonWhen it finds something that looks like it might be edible, it goes right ahead and swallows it whole. That’s why it gets fatter day by day.
              Ultra SunIt hides food under its long fur, but it sometimes forgets about it and causes a stinky disturbance.
              Ultra MoonAnything that looks edible, Munchlax will go on and swallow whole. Its stomach is tough enough to handle it even if the food has gone rotten.
              SwordStuffing itself with vast amounts of food is its only concern. Whether the food is rotten or fresh, yummy or tasteless—it does not care.
              ShieldIt stores food beneath its fur. It might share just one bite, but only if it really trusts you.
              Legends: ArceusIts robust stomach allows it to nonchalantly devour even rotted matter. It pays frequent visits to villages, seeking out food scraps intended for compost.