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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Raids, Research Encounter, Wild

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 4.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 4.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

460.00 kg Weight
2.10 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,647
Level 40: 3,225
ATK 190
DEF 169
STA 330

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Don't use Yawn on Snorlax. Ever.
  • In general, Lick is superior to Zen Headbutt when strengths/resistances aren't an issue.
  • Outrage, Super Power, Earthquake, and Heavy Slam can be used to make Snorlax into a budget attacker with any of their respective types, though Snorlax isn't great in these roles.
  • Lick and Hyper Beam provide maximum neutral damage together.
  • Skull Bash is inferior to Hyper Beam, Body Slam is a step further down, and Return is as well. They also don't offer Super Effective damage against any type.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Don't use Yawn on Snorlax. Ever.

  • Zen Headbutt has far better defensive DPS than Lick, and it hurts Fighting-types seeking to prey on Snorlax.

  • Body Slam is tricky to dodge, as it comes with little warning and can happen in quick succession.

  • Heavy Slam can have the tricky properties of Body Slam while dealing effective damage to Tyranitar that are commonly used to attack Snorlax. It takes more energy to use, though.

  • Superpower is easier to dodge, but its wide coverage can be very useful.

  • Outrage can be very nice as dragons are very common gym attackers, but it's not hard to dodge.

  • Earthquake is usable thanks to its wide coverage, but is too expensive, easy to dodge, and doesn't have a huge damage benefit over other option.

  • Return is one of the hardest moves to dodge in the game, but its lower power makes it less effective on defense.

  • Hyper Beam, if it hits, maims most attackers, but is very telegraphed and thus easy to dodge.

PVE Overview

A defensive behemoth since day 1, Snorlax remains one of the best Pokemon to frustrate players of opposing teams by lazing atop a gym. Power creep has somewhat tamed Snorlax, who now especially fears Fighting-types such as Conkeldurr and Lucario. The importance of good gym defense also matters much less than it did before.

Since the enemy of most raids is the clock, Snorlax is basically worthless in raids. Super Effective damage is paramount to raids, and Snorlax's lack of STAB moves that can deal Super Effective damage combined with its somewhat lackluster attack stat makes it seem like it's napping on the job.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A
B-
B-

PvP Moveset Explanation

Lick + Body Slam and Superpower or Earthquake

Lick is Snorlax's only real option with regards to its fast moves. Zen Headbutt is really bad.

Body Slam is pretty much a requirement in order to use Snorlax for PvP. Without it Snorlax is unable to pressure shields effectively, and has no real options to shield-bait. Your secondary charged move of choice is going to depend on the format. Superpower is at its most notable in formats heavy with Steel-types (hi, Master League), though the Fighting-type coverage is very often relevant. Earthquake is meaningfully slower, but it's a solid nuke where needed, and it helps solidify a strong matchup against Giratina (among other things). Outrage and Skull Bash are generally considered outclassed, though they have seen experimentation and can catch your opponents by surprise.

 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3 / 5

Much like its pre-evolution, Snorlax can do well in PvP thanks to its excellent bulk, single vulnerability, and frequent spam of mostly neutral damage. Body Slam is pretty much mandatory for Snorlax, while its coverage move is up to preference. Do note, though, that Munchlax does often just perform better.

Ultra League: 4.5 / 5

Due to the nature of how the Ultra League revolves around Giratina, Snorlax becomes a very considerable option thanks to its typing which laughs at Ghost-type moves. Generally speaking, Snorlax has some of the highest win rates in Ultra League when considering all eligible Pokemon possible, but has to be careful against the Fighting-type contenders which help cover Giratina's weaknesses (AKA Machamp, Poliwrath, Toxicroak). Also just in like Great League, Snorlax can perform even better than sims suggest if it's able to farm energy ahead of time without taking too much damage. 

Master League: 4.5 / 5

Snorlax has a max CP of 3225 which falls short of the more intimidating legendary Pokemon in Master League, but a very useful moveset gives Snorlax wins against most Pokemon. Even in most losing matchups Snorlax doesn't actually lose by too much, which means that Snorlax could possibly get wins off typically unfavorable matchups if it can farm a bit of energy beforehand. Regardless, Snorlax still needs to avoid the Fighting-types in Master League, but overall definitely carries its own weight and almost always puts up a good fight before going down. 

Fast Moves

5
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.30
12.00
10.00
12.50
12
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
10.91
13.64

Elite Fast Moves

0
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.70
0.20
8.82
0.00
0.00

Charge Moves

70
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
140
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.40
38.89
48.61
54.44
150
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.80
0.30
0.00
1.50
39.47
49.34
59.21
110
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.90
1.20
0.00
2.20
28.21
35.26
62.05
130
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
0.50
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
50
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.50
0.00
1.52
26.32
32.89
39.87
85
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.70
0.00
1.70
28.33
35.42
48.17

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Purification Cost

Candy 5
Stardust 5000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Egg Distance to Hatch
10 km
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Normal Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013945
2001.58194
2002124143
2002.5166191
4003208240
4003.5251289
4004293337
4004.5335386
6005378435
6005.5420483
6006462532
6006.5504581
8007547629
8007.5589678
8008631727
8008.5674775
10009716824
10009.5758873
100010800921
100010.5840968
1300118801014
130011.59211060
1300129611106
130012.510011152
16001310411198
160013.510811244
16001411211290
160014.511611336
19001512011382
190015.512411428
19001612811474
190016.513211520
22001713611566
220017.514011612
22001814411659
220018.514811705
25001915211751
250019.515611797
25002016011843
250020.516411889
30002116811935
300021.517211981
30002217612027
300022.518012073
35002318412119
350023.518812166
35002419212212
350024.519612258
40002520012304
400025.520412350
40002620812396
400026.521212442
45002721612488
450027.522022534
45002822422580
450028.522822626
50002923222673
500029.523622719
50003024022765
500030.524222788
60003124422811
600031.524622834
60003224822857
600032.525022880
70003325222903
700033.525422926
70003425622949
700034.525822972
80003526022995
800035.526223018
80003626423041
800036.526623064
90003726823087
900037.527023110
90003827223133
900038.527423156
100003927623179
1000039.527823202
100004028023225
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