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What is a good moveset for snorlax?

4 votes

I was thinking
maxed out hp and attack

body slam
earthquake
zen headbutt
curse

Snorlax Learnset

asked Sep 22, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Wow, can't believe we didn't already have this question.
I thought everybody already knew my Snorlax moveset. Apparently not.
Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 196 HP / 136 Def / 176 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Curse
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
.............It makes absolutely no sense how It can learn Selfdestruct but not Explosion! Who agrees with me?
I agree, it seems very strange. Maybe it it because, if Snorlax made a bigger explosion than what it already can, it would explode into lots of pieces and not be able to be revived, just because of how big *cough FAT cough* it is.

18 Answers

5 votes

Double-Edge
Rest
Sleep Talk
Crunch

Use Double-Edge to do massive damage, then heal it off with Rest, using Sleep Talk to still attack. Crunch is there to take down Ghost types.

If this is for Gen 5, Heavy Bomber might make a good replacement for Crunch, seeing how heavy Snorlax is. I wouldn't reccomend it though.

Belly Drum is another option, with the classic Belly Drum-Rest-Chesto Berry combo. Then you would have to replace Double-Edge with Body Slam though. I like the Restalk strategy better, as if you lose that Chesto Berry, you are pretty much in for some trouble.

answered Sep 22, 2010 by trachy
edited Sep 22, 2010 by trachy
Actually the damage he'll take from the recoil wont do nothing because of massive HP stat!
im pretty sure NJ isight
Don't forget that body slam has a good chance for paralysis, which would be good given Snorlax's speed.
4 votes

Weird set
Item: Choice-specs
Ability: Thick-fat
Nature: Modest/Quiet
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 200 Defense, 58 Hp


Ice-beam/Blizzard
Flamethrower/Fire-blast
Thunderbolt/Thunder
Psychic/Shadow-ball


Definitely weird to give Snorlax a Choice specs set, but it can hit pretty hard with about 375 S.Attack (including specs boost). Ice-beam/Blizzard for coverage, accuracy or power. Flamethrower/Fire-blast is coverage, acc or power. Thunderbolt/Thunder more coverage! Psychic/Shadow-ball yup coverage though I prefer Psychic for Fighting types.

answered Feb 1, 2012 by Speed freak
For those who are wondering the picture is of Weird Al from his Music video "Fat".
I upvoted this because it unusual set and decent spatk
But mainly because that used to be my fav song a few years ago. ;)
Thanks :) yeah it is a funny vid.
3 votes

Gen V

Snorlax (M) @ Chesto Berry

Trait: Thick Fat

EVs: 252 HP / 128 Atk / 128 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Curse
  • Crunch
  • Rest
  • Double-Edge

A classic set. Set up Curse a whole ton, which makes up for the lower Defense stat, while also giving it nice Attack. Then Rest off your damage, now it'll be harder to get damaged since you've Cursed up. Chesto Berry heals you right away. Double-Edge is high powered STAB, and you can always heal off the damage with Rest. Crunch is there to hit Ghost types. Thick Fat is the most useful ability, as it provides protection against Fire and Ice. Immunity isn't so useful seeing as you can remove Poison anyways with Rest. EVs give you a nice attack, while also making you hard to deal damage to, especially after you've raised your defense with Curse.

answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 4, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Rest
Recycle
Toxic
Crunch

item:chestro berry

with immunity ability

answered Sep 22, 2010 by ardvark5346
2 votes

Gen V Set for Munchlax

Munchlax (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Thick Fat

EVs: 124 HP / 136 Def / 248 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Toxic
  • Curse
  • Return
  • Fire Punch/Earthquake

Toxic poisons the foe. Curse up like Snorlax, and you are even more of a defensive force, and can now attack. Return provides STAb, while Fire Punch is used to take down the Steel types who are immune to Toxic and resist Return. Earthquake hits these Steel types with more power, while also hitting Poison types for super-effective damage. However, running Earthquake over Fire Punch will leave you completely unable to do anything against Gengar. Also, Earthquake will leave you doing minimal damage against the likes of Skarmory and Bronzong, as well as Air Ballooners, while all you have to worry about with Fire Punch is Heatran,who is also running Air Balloon most of the time. However, if you feel like taking risks and doing more damage, you can use Earthquake, but I consider Fire Punch the attack best used so you aren't completely walled by a larger number of Pokemon. Thick Fat is once again the most useful ability, and the EVs give you max dfensive powers.

answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 7, 2011 by trachy
Hey Trachy, I know you said to only comment if I REALLY thought something was a better idea.

But why not use Earthquake over Fire punch?

For a more powerful counter to Rock and Steel which both resist return, And its super affective Agaisn't Both types that resist Toxic.
A valid point, and one I should have addressed in my explanation. The answer is mainly Gengar, but is also Pokemon like Skarmory, Bronzong, and Air Ballooners. A good point though, and I will make Earthquake an option if you feel risky.
1 vote

Trachy's suggestion is good, but I prefer giga-impact over double-edge. Noboby really expects any pokemon to ram them with giga-impact while sleeping, and it can easily knock any low defense pokemon (like mosty pesky fighting types) out of the park!

answered Sep 22, 2010 by Xx_RAYQUAZA-POOP_xX
Double-Edge has only 30 less power than Giga Impact, and has higher accuracy. Also, Giga Impact still makes you have to recharge, leaving you vulnerable.
1 vote

I have a Moveset I want to share:

Body Slam/Return-STAB
Earthquake-Coverage
Crunch/Heavy Slam-Coverage but Heavy Slam is more effective
Selfdestruct-Massive STAB(to use at low HP)

Item-Choice Band
Ability-Thick Fat

answered Mar 22, 2011 by &Shining Yin
1 vote

Role: Suicide Sweeper

Snorlax (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Immunity

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

-Double-Edge

-Wild Charge

-Zen Headbutt

-Fire Punch

OR

Role: Belly Tank

Snorlax (M) @ Sitrus Berry

Trait: Gluttony

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

-Belly Drum

-Body Slam

-Crunch

-Earthquake

OR

What Trachy posted, that was real nice.

answered Jul 7, 2011 by Josh
We need more belly drumming!!! - sets, I mean.
1 vote

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Tank

Trait: Immunity

EVs: 252 HP / 160 Atk / 96 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • ThunderPunch
  • Ice Punch
  • Body Slam
  • Curse

Thunder Punch + Ice Punch Makes him like a Bolt Beamer!
Now with Body Slam, He's like a Tankish Physical Porgon-Z!
Curse for Setting up.

answered Aug 26, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Snorlax (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rock Slide
- Selfdestruct
- Earthquake
- Crunch

What the hell. It gets STAB. So I might as well use SD. Rock Slide and Earthquake hit multiple foes. Crunch takes down Ghost types.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

Snorlax @ Leftover
Trait: Thick Fat
Nature: Adamant
Zen Headbutt
Selfdestruct
Ice Punch
Fire Punch

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
edited Jun 11, 2012 by Porygonz
one HUGE flaw: Snore is a SPECIAL move.
Oh ok sorry D=
Man, was i an idiot :/ thought snore was a physical.
i do like the idea though. Very creative.
Thanks
0 votes

Snorlax may be one of my favorites because he takes forever to knock out, and he's very unique. However I run into a lot of trouble when I come across a Steel or Rock type if my Snorlax has the popular moveset

  • Double-Edge or Giga-Impact
  • Crunch
  • Rest
  • Sleep Talk

My LV55 Snorlax got destoryed by a LV40 Aron who knew Mupslap and Iron Defense. From there I decided that a more well-rounded option for making a powerful Snorlax would be

  • Double-Edge, Body-Slam, or Giga-Impact
  • Crunch
  • Superpower, Counter, or Brick Break
  • Rest

This way Snorlax maintains part of his Sleeping Pokemon personality and is effective against Ghost, Steel, and Rock types.

Snorlax must have Leftovers as well.

answered Oct 27, 2012 by IronMan
0 votes

This is my trolled wall andxsweep set for snorlax:
252 Def /128 SpDef /128 HP /chesto berry / impish or jolly nature
-Rest
-Recycle
-Belly Drum
-Superpower /Return /zen-headbutt/crunch /

Rest plus recycling your chesto berry makes snorlax VERY annoying. It also makes bellydrum less hampering to snorlax. With maxed out attack, Snorlax can use STAB return or coverage moves. Super power is great but might require another belly drum to sweep. Zenheadbutt makes Machamp no more and crunch obliterates gengar.

Hope this helps!!!

answered Dec 15, 2012 by zetazord210
edited Dec 15, 2012 by zetazord210
0 votes

Bandlax@Choice Band(:P)
252 atk/252 def/4 hp evs
adamant nature
trait:thick fat
-body slam
-earthquake
-crunch
-fire punch

-Snorlax
(ps:credit to jofly 4 showing me this set)

answered May 2, 2013 by ~Swaglax~
0 votes

Never used this combo, but I figured I'd see what other people thought of it.

I call it the "Pseudo Dragon Snorlax."

Snorlax
Ability: Thick Fat
Item: Zoom Lens (If you use Curse)/Lum Berry (Another good choice)
Curse (Raise Atk/Def, lower Spd)/Belly Drum (Raise that Atk!!!)
Rest (Sleep it off, you'll be fine)
Outrage (All hell breaks loose)
Amnesia (For extra Sp Def)/Fire Punch (For pesky Steel types)/Recycle (Yay Lum Berry)

answered May 7, 2013 by potada
0 votes

Ahhh snorlax, one of my all time favorite normal type Pokemon. Every time I see this Pokemon it brings back so many nostalgic memories. Anyways, heres one particular and yet killer moveset that has never failed me.


add ons:

Item:Chesto berry

Ability:thick fat.

Nature:Brave


moves:

Bellydrum: This one move is your most important move of all.

Rest: Heals snorlax to full hp and because of the chesto berry he will wake up automatically.

Any powerful physical move you wanna give it: I prefer to give it bodyslam though ;D. That move is a classic.

Another powerful physical move: I give mine Crunch.


Strategy: The strategy is simple. First use bellydrum on snorlax.(this move will cut snorlax's hp in half. However it will boost snorlax's attack to its maximum.) Next use rest, which will heal snorlax's hp to full, and because of the chesto berry, he will wake up. Now this is were the fun begins. Use (insert powerful physical move here.) To one hit k.o everything in sight!

answered Mar 25 by nintendogamer64
0 votes

The Verlisify Strategy

Snorlax @ Chesto Berry

Nature: Careful (+Sp. Def., -Sp. Atk.)
Ability: Immunity (Screw you toxic)
EV's: 252 HP
252 Defense
4 Sp. Def.

Moveset:
1. Crunch (Anti-taunt)
2. Rest (Resto Chesto)
3. Belly Drum (Crunch power-up)
4. STOCKPILE!!! (Ultimate tank move!)

answered Mar 27 by scyther used fly
The Virlisify strats are always the most interesting! That's why I love them!
0 votes

I have a snorlax that has
Nature: Relaxed
255hp, 255, spdef, 4 attack
Item: leftovers

Moves:
Toxic
Return
Rest
Sleeptalk

The point of this set is to toxic the opponent and then stall them basically. This set is better on Pokemon who rely on special moves more than physical. Return is the attacking move because it's STAB and high friendship means it hits pretty hard.

answered 12 hours ago by gamertag