Talk:Snorlax (5e Race)

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Snorlax[edit]

Cost Racial Trait
1 Strength score increases by 1.
2 Constitution score increases by 2.
-0.5 -5 feet walking speed
0.5 Thick Skinned
0.5 Blubber
-0.5 Gluttony
-0.5 Layabout
1.5 Plump Body
0.5 Body Slam
1 Belch
5.5 Total.

Believe it or not, Snorlax was the first pokemon homebrew race I ever created. This was because Snorlax is my DM's favorite pokemon and I wanted to see if I could turn it into a race. I didn't submit it first, obviously (that honor goes to Mimikyu), and kept it on a Wordpad document. Hopefully I did the big guy justice.

Thick Skinned is really Immunity, which prevents being poisoned, but instead of just calling it "Poison Resilience", I used the name of the PokeAbility from Snorlax's card from the Jungle expansion of the TCG. Gluttony was originally going to require Snorlax to eat 3 times as much food, but I felt that, despite it being fitting, it was probably a bit too much. Layabout is a move from Snorlax's card from the Call Of Legends expansion. Plump Body is from Snorlax's card in the BREAKthrough expansion (lots of reference to the TCG in this one, right?). I felt it fit given Snorlax's extremely high HP in the games.

Lastly we have Body Slam. The reason it does a 1d8 if it's attacking a smaller creature is because, in the games (at least from Generation 6 onward), Body slam deals twice as much damage if the opponent used Minimize.

And, of course, there's a reference to the anime in the Physical Description section where it mentions light blue and white colored Snorlaxes. These Snorlaxes appeared in "Snowman Snorlax", the second episode of a series of Pikachu shorts titled "Pichu and Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2001". --MetalShadowOverlord (talk) 01:55, 30 May 2018 (MDT)

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