Snorlax: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Snorlax: Type, Powers, Strengths, Weaknesses, Evolutions and Moves

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Pokémon started off as a video game series and although new creatures are primarily introduced in the video games, the anime series has become as popular as the video games. As of December 2021, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Snorlax.

Snorlax is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I of the core game series. It is the final and only evolution of Munchlax, a Generation III Pokémon, which evolves into Snorlax when the Friendship level is high enough. Snorlax also has a Gigantamax Form. It is weak to Fighting-type moves, immune to Ghost-type movies, and deald and takes normal damage from all other types of moves.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Snorlax in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Snorlax: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Snorlax are Lick and Hyper Beam if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Lick reveals the following: “The target is licked with a long tongue, causing damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis”; as for Hyper Beam, the attack is described as follows: “The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a Normal-type Pokémon, Snorlax is not super effective against any specific type. It is weak against Fighting-type Pokémon and it is immune to Ghost-type moves. It receives normal damage from Normal-, Flying-, Poison-, Ground-, Rock-, Bug-, Steel-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Psychic-, Ice-, Dragon-, Dark-, Fairy-type Pokémon.

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Powers and Abilities

Snorlax’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP235 267 461 524  
Attack117130162178230256319350 
Defense7685117128149166229251 
Special Attack7685117128149166229251 
Special Defense117130162178230256319350 
Speed455082908696159174 

In Pokémon GO, Snorlax has a Base Stamina of 330, a Base Attack of 190, and a Base Defense of 169.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Immunity: The immune system of the Pokémon prevents it from getting poisoned. (or)
  • Thick Fat: The Pokémon is protected by a layer of thick fat, which halves the damage taken from Fire- and Ice-type moves.
  • Gluttony: Makes the Pokémon eat a held Berry when its HP drops to half or less, which is sooner than usual. (Hidden Ability)

Evolutions

Snorlax is the final and only evolution stage of Munchlax; while Snorlax is a Generation I character, Munchlax was introduced in Generation III of the video games. The evolution is a tricky one, as you need to raise your Friendship level with Munchlax for it to evolve into Snorlax, which can be outright difficult. Snorlax cannot Mega Evolve, but he does have a Gigantamax Form. This Pokémon doesn’t have any known Regional Variants.

Snorlax: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Snorlax also evolves from Munchlas. To evolve your Munchlax into Snorlax, you need a total of 50 Munchlax Candy. You cannot further evolve Snorlax in the game yet.

Moves

As of Generation VIII, the movies that Snorlax can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Snorlax
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Snorlax
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1RecycleNormalStatus—%10
1CovetNormalPhysical60100%25
1StockpileNormalStatus—%20
1SwallowNormalStatus—%10
1ScreechNormalStatus85%40
1FlingDarkPhysical100%10
1MetronomeNormalStatus—%10
1FlailNormalPhysical100%15
1Last ResortNormalPhysical140100%5
1LickGhostPhysical30100%30
1TackleNormalPhysical40100%35
1Defense CurlNormalStatus—%40
1BlockNormalStatus—%5
12YawnNormalStatus—%10
16BiteDarkPhysical60100%25
20RestPsychicStatus—%10
20SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
20Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
24CrunchDarkPhysical80100%15
28Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
32Heavy SlamSteelPhysical100%10
36AmnesiaPsychicStatus—%20
40High HorsepowerGroundPhysical9595%10
44Hammer ArmFightingPhysical10090%10
48Belly DrumNormalStatus—%10
52BelchPoisonSpecial12090%10
56Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5

By TM

TM Move TypeCat.Pwr.Acc.PP
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085%20
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075%5
TM02Pay DayNormalPhysical40100%20
TM03Fire PunchFirePhysical75100%15
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100%15
TM05Thunder PunchElectricPhysical75100%15
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM11Solar BeamGrassSpecial120100%10
TM16ScreechNormalStatus85%40
TM20Self-DestructNormalPhysical200100%5
TM21RestPsychicStatus—%10
TM22Rock SlideRockPhysical7590%10
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
TM25ProtectNormalStatus—%10
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
TM29CharmFairyStatus100%20
TM31AttractNormalStatus100%15
TM32SandstormRockStatus—%10
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial3585%15
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100%20
TM43Brick BreakFightingPhysical75100%15
TM48Rock TombRockPhysical6095%15
TM59FlingDarkPhysical100%10
TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100%15
TM79RetaliateNormalPhysical70100%5
TM81BulldozeGroundPhysical60100%20
TM98Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical75100%10
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR02FlamethrowerFireSpecial90100%15
TR03Hydro PumpWaterSpecial11080%5
TR04SurfWaterSpecial90100%15
TR05Ice BeamIceSpecial90100%10
TR06BlizzardIceSpecial11070%5
TR08ThunderboltElectricSpecial90100%15
TR09ThunderElectricSpecial11070%10
TR10EarthquakeGroundPhysical100100%10
TR11PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%10
TR14MetronomeNormalStatus—%10
TR15Fire BlastFireSpecial11085%5
TR17AmnesiaPsychicStatus—%20
TR20SubstituteNormalStatus—%10
TR24OutrageDragonPhysical120100%10
TR26EndureNormalStatus—%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR30EncoreNormalStatus100%5
TR32CrunchDarkPhysical80100%15
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR35UproarNormalSpecial90100%10
TR39SuperpowerFightingPhysical120100%5
TR42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial90100%10
TR59Seed BombGrassPhysical80100%15
TR64Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070%5
TR69Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical8090%15
TR73Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical12080%5
TR74Iron HeadSteelPhysical80100%15
TR79Heavy SlamSteelPhysical100%10
TR85Work UpNormalStatus—%30
TR86Wild ChargeElectricPhysical90100%15
TR88Heat CrashFirePhysical100%10
TR93Darkest LariatDarkPhysical85100%10
TR94High HorsepowerGroundPhysical9595%10
TR99Body PressFightingPhysical80100%10

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
After YouNormalStatus—%15
Bide ×NormalPhysical—%10
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial65100%20
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
CelebrateNormalStatus—%40
Chip Away ×NormalPhysical70100%20
ConfideNormalStatus—%20
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical10050%5
Focus PunchFightingPhysical150100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Happy HourNormalStatus—%30
HardenNormalStatus—%30
HeadbuttNormalPhysical70100%15
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Hold BackNormalPhysical40100%40
IncinerateFireSpecial60100%15
MimicNormalStatus—%10
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial20100%10
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Odor Sleuth ×NormalStatus—%40
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical40100%20
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
Psywave ×PsychicSpecial100%15
Pursuit ×DarkPhysical40100%20
Rage ×NormalPhysical20100%20
ReflectPsychicStatus—%20
RefreshNormalStatus—%20
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Rock SmashFightingPhysical40100%15
RolloutRockPhysical3090%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Seismic TossFightingPhysical100%20
Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20
Skull BashNormalPhysical130100%10
Smack DownRockPhysical50100%15
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
StrengthNormalPhysical80100%15
SubmissionFightingPhysical8080%20
SwaggerNormalStatus85%15
Take DownNormalPhysical9085%20
ToxicPoisonStatus90%10
Water GunWaterSpecial40100%25
Water PulseWaterSpecial60100%20
WhirlwindNormalStatus—%20
Zap CannonElectricSpecial12050%5

In Pokémon GO, Snorlax can learn Zen Headbutt, Lick, and Yawn as Fast Attacks, and Heavy Slam, Hyper Beam, Earthquake, Outrage, Skull Bash, Body Slam, Superpower, Frustration, and Return as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Snorlax, as they are event-only attacks.