There's a mystery afoot, and we need the assistance of our best detectives: The Game Informer community!
Snorlax is known to slumber wherever it wants, usually blocking the paths up-and-coming trainers need to cross to continue their journey. Coaxing a Snorlax to wake up and get out of the way isn't easy and usually requires the melody of a special flute to do the heavy lifting. This situation looks quite a bit different than your usual sleepover, though. It may be dangerous, innocuous, or even nefarious, but that's up to you, dear reader!
We'd love to hear what you think is happening in the image above involving the passed-out Snorlax on the train tracks with Yamper and Machamp surrounding the behemoth. Give us your best story in the comments!
You can work with the above picture to build your description of what in tarnation is happening. Below you can see three more angles at the scene, giving more context but begs even more questions like:
Does Machamp think he can stop a speeding train with just a sign?
Is Snorlax the real Santa?
If not, whose gifts are those?
Did Yamper pull a Snidely Whiplash and tie Snorlax to the tracks?
Why has Machamp imprinted its massive mitts on the slumbering giant?
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If you're interested in owning this figure, it's called the Delibird Holiday Express Snorlax Pass figure, one of many new holiday-themed items on the Pokémon Center online store. Two other figures complement the Snorlax Pass piece, but please don't use those as part of your narrative in the comments. It's far more fun to hear what creative ideas you come up with!
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