The sleepy giant.
Until encountering Snorlax on Route 12, I had never seen such a large Pokémon. Snorlax’s overwhelming size and his seemingly never-ending HP bar lead me to believe that Snorlax had to be the strongest Pokémon in the game. After failing to capture Snorlax on Route 12, I gladly offered the games only master ball to the Snorlax and was overjoyed once he was mine.
Snorlax immediately became the highlight of my team. I was thrilled at the amount of TMs and HMs the tubby green bearlike pocket monster was compatible with. I was unstoppable. Being able to rest and regain HP added to Snorlax’s legendary status in my mind. I could keep fights going, causing my opponent to waste their PP, then being free to head butt them into oblivion. With Snorlax at my side, I could win every fight, move boulders, traverse oceans. With Snorlax at my side, I was the very best. I was the Pokémon master.