Pokémon GO Munchlax is a Normal type Pokémon, which evolves into the Generation 1 Pokémon, Snorlax. It requires 50 candy to evolve, in line with almost all other 2 stage evolutions.
Munchlax has a MAX CP of 1892, with an ATK of 137, DEF of 117 and STA of 286, meaning it is not a meta-relevant Pokémon, but rather a collectible with the potential for evolving later. For a baby Pokémon however, its stats are quite high in comparison to the others making it semi-useful in Trainer Battles.
Munchlax and Snorlax currently have a Buddy distance of 5km. There are rarer and more meta-relevant Pokémon whose candy will be more valuable, however, so be sure to weigh this up before making Munchlax or Snorlax your Buddy.
As with other ‘baby’ Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, Munchlax is currently hatchable from 7km eggs. The maximum CP for a hatched Munchlax would be 1081.
Munchlax is only obtainable from eggs, however, if it ever appeared in the wild it would receive a weather boost from Partly Cloudy weather. Any Munchlax with a CP of 1623 or over would have been boosted beyond level 30 by the weather and would have a maximum capture CP of 1757 when boosted.
Raid Boss Potential
Munchlax isn’t likely to be a Raid Boss; no baby Pokémon have ever been Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go, so far. If for any reason it was, it’s maximum Raid capture CP would be 1081, or 1351 if weather boosted.
Shiny Munchlax is not noticeably different in color to normal; Its fur is a slightly brighter shade of blue to normal.
Pokédex Entries and Facts
Munchlax’s Pokédex entries from various games give some insights into its Gluttonous eating habits:
- It wolfs down its weight in food once a day, swallowing food whole with almost no chewing.
- It conceals food under the long fur on its body. It carts around this food stash and swallows it without chewing.
- It hides food under its long body hair. However, it forgets it has hidden the food.