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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Munchlax

Munchlax
Big Eater Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Munchlax is a Normal Type Big Eater Pokémon, with a 6.5% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Munchlax can be found with Pickup, Thick Fat and Gluttony as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 1 HP EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 390 combined Base Stats.

Munchlax Stats and Abilities

Based on Munchlax Base IVs we consider this pokemon E-Tier choice. Munchlax Highest IV Stat is Attack 85 and the Lowest being Speed 5.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
C
HP135380474
D
Attack85157295
F
Defense4076196
F
Special Attack4076196
E
Special Defense85157295
F
Speed513119
E
Total390
Munchlax Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield1 HP
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate50 (6.5% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsUndiscovered
Egg Cycles40 (10,024–10,280 steps)
Abilities Description
Pickup
Ability 1
When another Pokémon on the field uses a single-use held item, a Pokémon with Pickup will obtain the used item (if they are not already holding anything) and it can be used again.
Thick Fat
Ability 2
Thick Fat reduces the damage taken from Fire-type and Ice-type moves by 50%.
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
A Pokémon with Gluttony will use a pinch berry when its HP drops to 50%, rather than the usual 25%.

How To Evolve Munchlax in BDSP

Munchlax requires (high Friendship) to evolve into Snorlax.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Munchlax
high Friendship
Snorlax

Where To Find Munchlax in BDSP

Munchlax has 24 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Munchlax, within the Grassland Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Valley Windworks
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 222
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 221
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 218
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 215
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 214
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 213
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 212
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 211
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 210
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
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Route 209
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 208
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 207
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 206
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Route 205
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Fuego Ironworks
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Floaroma Meadow
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Eterna Forest
Interact
Munchlax
Lv. 5-15
Whiteout Cave
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63
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Still-Water Cavern
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
Defog
Munchlax
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Munchlax Weakness

Munchlax is a Normal Type pokemon. This will cause Munchlax to take More Damage from Fighting Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ghost Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
0.5x
Less Damage
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Ghost

What pokemon is Munchlax Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
A
Infernape
A
Blaziken
B
Lucario
B
Gallade
B
Poliwrath

What pokemon is Munchlax Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
B
Dusknoir
B
Gengar
C
Drifblim
C
Mismagius
C
Spiritomb
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Best Moves Munchlax in BDSP

Best Moveset for Munchlax Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
52
Last Resort
Physical
210
100 5 Can only be used after all other moves are used.
28
Body Slam
Physical
127.5
100 15 May paralyze opponent.
16
Bite
Physical
60
100 25 May cause flinching.
12
Covet
Physical
90
100 25 Opponent's item is stolen by the user.

Best Moveset for Munchlax TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
150
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
110
85 5 May burn opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Munchlax Level Up Moves

List of Moves Munchlax can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Lick
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
1
Tackle
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
4
Defense Curl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Defense.
8
Recycle
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User's used hold item is restored.
12
Covet
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Opponent's item is stolen by the user.
16
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
20
Stockpile
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Stores energy for use with Spit Up and Swallow.
20
Swallow
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

The more times the user has performed Stockpile, the more HP is recovered.
24
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
28
Body Slam
Power:
127.5
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
32
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
36
Amnesia
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Special Defense.
40
Metronome
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs almost any move in the game at random.
44
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
48
Belly Drum
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User loses 50% of its max HP, but Attack raises to maximum.
52
Last Resort
Power:
210
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

Can only be used after all other moves are used.
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Munchlax TM Moves

List of Moves Munchlax can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power: 150
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM03
Water Pulse
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM29
Psychic
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM67
Recycle
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User's used hold item is restored.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM95
Surf
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Munchlax Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Munchlax can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Double-Edge
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Fissure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Physical

One-Hit-KO, if it hits.
Counter
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.
Belch
Power: 120
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

User must have consumed a Berry.
Lick
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Charm
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Attack.
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Zen Headbutt
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
After You
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Gives target priority in the next turn.
Self-Destruct
Power:
300
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
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