Monstrous Physique — Snorlax

Greetings! This week was full of exciting Pokémon news. A new trailer for what looks to be a fun movie came out and there’s also the great news about a new set of games in the main series. All of this talk of Pocket Monsters has me with these critters on my mind. Because of that, I’ve decided to stat up one of my favorite Pokémon for this week’s blog, the ever-tired Snorlax! Let’s take a look.

Snorlax                            CR 5
XP 2,400
N Large magical beast
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9
AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, –1 size)
hp 69 (6d10+36)
Fort +11, Ref +5, Will +4
Defensive Abilities healing rest
Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d6+3), 2 claws +8 (1d4+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks sleepwalker
Str 17, Dex 11, Con 22, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +6; CMB +20; CMD 30
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Iron Will
Skills Perception +9, Sense Motive +6
Languages Common (can’t speak)
Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none
Healing Rest (Ex) Once per day, Snorlax can enter a curative sleep as a standard action. While asleep, Snorlax gains DR 5/— and fast healing 10. While asleep in this way, Snorlax only wakes up if it takes damage equal half of its maximum hit points in one attack (34 for a typical Snorlax). Snorlax naturally wakes up after 1d4+1 rounds.
Sleepwalker (Ex) Snorlax can attack adjacent creatures while asleep.

Snorlax is one of many Pokémon from one of various far off lands. Snorlax is well-known for two things: its appetite and ability to sleep for countless hours. Most are aware that Snorlax is capable of eating hundreds of pounds of food every day, only to immediately fall asleep afterward. A sleeping Snorlax is generally so heavy that it becomes impossible to move it. Snorlaxes have hardy constitutions and can consume all manner of food, including spoiled food, with little consequence. Although most Snorlax are relatively harmless while sleeping, it is possible to draw the ire of a Snorlax by waking it earlier than it intends. Otherwise, Snorlax are relatively docile. Their large, soft bodies make for comfortable pillows and children are known to play on sleeping Snorlaxes.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Snorlax into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at

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