Many of the most popular Pokémon can do fantastical and magical things. Pikachu does this cool thing with lightning. Charizard can fly and breathe fire. Squirtle… well, I guess it squirts? But Snorlax stands out from all the others in that his power lies in his ability to do nothing at all.
I’m sure somewhere in the creative process someone asked lead character designer Ken Sugimori what he was thinking when designing a Pokemon that does nothing but sleep all day. After all, the concept seems completely ridiculous at first glance. Still, as with so much of what Sugimori created, Snorlax ended up being thoroughly loved by Pokemon fans.
You can’t really blame them, Snorlax is so adorable. All the rather tall guy wants to do is sleep. But during the few hours of the day that they are awake, Snorlax eats massive amounts. Whole farms have been ravaged by their ravenous hunger, but how can you be mad at that face? You can not.
The official description for Snorlax from his very first appearance in Pokémon Red and Blue reads, “Very lazy. Just eats and sleeps. As his round mass builds, he gets lazier and lazier.” Damn, yes. Take it, Snorlax.
Although not one of the top Pokemon, Snorlax is getting a ton of love in the tattoo community. There are so many creative Snorlax tattoos out there. Many are cute, some are hilarious, and a few are downright outrageous (looking at you Steven Compton). When it comes to Snorlax tattoos, just like Pokémon, you have to collect them all!