Where To Get The Full Incense in Pokémon HGSS

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There’s only one Full Incense you can get in HeartGold/SoulSilver, and it’s hidden in a slightly out-of-reach spot in Mt. Mortar.

And for its effects:

  • When this item is held by Snorlax, the Full Incense allows it to lay Munchlax eggs when placed in the Pokémon Day Care with a compatible Pokémon. This is the only way you can get a Munchlax to fill your Pokédex.
  • The Full Incense also causes any Pokémon holding it to move last in battle. Since it does not impact the Pokémon’s Speed, it’s not affected by Trick Room. This mechanic works exactly the same as the Lagging Tail.
 

Getting Your Full Incense

To reach the Full Incense, you’ll need to be able to use Rock Climb outside of battle. That means you’ll need to defeat Gym Leader Blue in Viridian City first.

Once you’ve done that, Fly to Mahogany Town and head to the west exit onto Route 42.

 
The west exit of Mahogany Town leading onto Route 42 / Pokemon HGSS
The west exit of Mahogany Town leading onto Route 42
 

Carry on a little further west and you’ll come to one of several entrances to Mt. Mortar. Head inside.

 
The correct entrance to Mt. Mortar on Route 42 / Pokemon HGSS
The correct entrance to Mt. Mortar on Route 42
 

Once you’re inside, use Rock Climb on the steep set of climbable rocks on the right-hand side of the chamber.

 
The steep set of climbable rocks inside Mt. Mortar / Pokemon HGSS
The steep set of climbable rocks inside Mt. Mortar
 

At the top, walk north a few paces until you come to an entrance that leads deeper into the cave. Go through it.

 
The cave entrance that goes deeper into Mt. Mortar / Pokemon HGSS
The cave entrance that goes deeper into Mt. Mortar
 

Now simply follow the path up and round until you get to the intersection pictured below.

 
The intersection deeper inside Mt. Mortar / Pokemon HGSS
The intersection deeper inside Mt. Mortar
 

At this intersection, take the north path.

Very soon you’ll see a Pokéball lying on the ground. This is your Full Incense.

 
The location of the Full Incense in Mt. Mortar / Pokemon HGSS
The location of the Full Incense in Mt. Mortar
 

How To Hatch a Baby Munchlax

Once you’ve got the Full Incense, you’re ready to breed a baby Munchlax of your very own.

To get one, you’ll need to put a female Snorlax holding the Full Incense in the Pokémon Day Care with either:

  • A male Snorlax
  • A male Pokémon belonging to the Monster Egg Group
  • A Ditto (you can breed either a male or female Snorlax with Ditto to get a Munchlax)
 
A Snorlax in the Pokémon Day Care with a Ditto / Pokemon HGSS
A Snorlax in the Pokémon Day Care with a Ditto
 

If you did everything right, sooner or later your two stored Pokémon will lay an egg. Speak to the Day Care Man outside to retrieve it.

Although Munchlax eggs take a while to hatch, between 10,280 and 10,536 steps!

Pro Tip: If you have a Pokémon with Flame Body or Magma Armor (Slugma, Magcargo, Magby, and Magmortar in these games) in your party at the same time as an egg, it will hatch in half the number of steps.

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