The king of sleep from Kanto, Snorlax, returns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask. This pleasantly plump Pokémon can be just as uncommon in Kitakami as in Kanto, and it won’t go down into a Poké Ball without a fight, either. There are a few options for anyone looking to add Snorlax to their Pokédex or their team. Here’s where to find it.
Where to Find Munchlax to Evolve into Snorlax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask
One option that will likely require fewer Poké Balls is catching a Munchlax and then evolving it into Snorlax. This is also just a helpful way to make sure Munchlax isn’t missing from your Kitakami Pokédex, too. Munchlax isn’t particularly common, but it’s found across many of Kitakami’s grassy areas.
Once you catch Munchlax, you can evolve it into Snorlax by leveling it up when its Friendship stat is high. Keep it in your party, and give it plenty of (non-bitter) healing items and berries!
How to Make a Sandwich with Encounter Power: Normal Level 2 in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask
If you’re having a hard time coming across a Munchlax on your adventures, the Ultra Curry-and-Rice -Style Sandwich makes Encounter Power: Normal Level 2, which greatly increases the number of Normal-type Pokémon you can find. This isn’t always going to result in the Pokémon you want since Kitakami is crawling with plenty of other Normal types, but every bit helps.
Where to Find Snorlax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask – Exact Location
Anyone looking to just jump ahead to catching Snorlax itself won’t find their Pokédex to be of any help. Snorlax is listed as “Habitat unknown” in Kitakami even though it does appear in the wild. That’s because it’s a static encounter that respawns after a certain amount of time.
To find Snorlax, head to the Timeless Woods. Snorlax sleeps in front of the cave that is the furthest south. This is also the same cave where you can find a Masterpiece Teacup, so it’s a great chance to KO two Pidove with one Rock Slide and grab yourself both a Snorlax and this rare, helpful item.
Snorlax’s level may vary based on your own progression within Scarlet and Violet, but it’s a tough Pokémon to catch. Be prepared with plenty of Ultra Balls and Timer Balls to be sure that you catch it!
If you’re interested in other returning Pokémon, check out our guide on how to get the Sinnoh starters in The Teal Mask.