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Pokemon Sun & Moon Guide: How to get your limited early Munchlax and Z-Crystal to get Snorlax

Pokemon Sun and Moon is pretty damn good. That's something we've covered in great detail over in our review of the game. We imagine that means a fair number of you are likely picking a copy of it up this weekend - and if you are, there's a big bonus you should be sure to grab.

So long as it's between November 18th and January 11th, all owners of Pokemon Sun & Moon can get themselves a special gift: a Munchlax Pokemon complete with its own special Z-Crystal, Snorlium Z. Here's how to get it.

Want more Pokemon Sun & Moon help? Check out the rest of our guide pages via our guide hub.

How to get your hands on Munchlax and Snorlium Z to get a super-powerful Snorlax

  • First off, as we just mentioned it'll need to be between November 18th - Sun & Moon's launch day - and January 11th 2017. If you're reading this after that date, you're out of luck.
  • After starting a game, save and quit out to the main menu. On the main menu, select the Mystery Gift option.
  • Once you load into the Mystery Gift menu, hit 'Get via internet'. So long as your 3DS is set up for a nearby wifi network you'll connect and find a wonder card.
  • The wonder card should be 'Munchlax and Snorlium Z for you'. Grab it, obviously!
  • Once you're back into your game head to any Pokemon Center in Alola and speak to the person near the desk. She'll hand the Munchlax over.
  • The Munchlax comes at level 5. It has the Thick Fat ability and 4 moves: Metronome, Hold Back, Happy Hour and Tackle.
  • The Z-Crystal given to you doesn't work with Munchlax, but it's instead for its evolved form, Snorlax. To evolve Munchlax you need to max out its happiness. Do this by keeping it in your party, walking around with it, feeding it beans, petting it and feeding it Madasalas. Once it has max happiness (which is different from affection, keep in mind), it'll evolve the next time it levels up.

That's it! Simple. But also easily missed - so go grab your Munchlax now. It's a decent addition to your Alola island challenge team, and Snorlax's Pulverizing Pancake Z-Power move is pretty powerful.

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Want more Pokemon Sun & Moon help? Check out the rest of our guide pages via our guide hub.

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