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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.
Thick Fat + Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) = TROLOLOLO

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[email protected] berry
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP, 126 Sp Def, 126 Def
Nature: anything that boosts a defense but doesn't lower attack, or adamant
Move set:
Giga Impact/Double edge
Rest
Recycle
Stockpile.

Use stockpile to gain huge defenses, rest to heal (the Chesto berry will immediately wake you up), recycle to regain the Chesto berry, and any powerful stab move to do damage. An alternative to stockpile is curse, but I prefer stockpile because it boosts both defenses, and once you get up enough stockpiles (which is your main early game mission with this set) there is no real rush to do damage, since you can just rest off anything done to you. I find that this set is most effective in doubles with a dual screen and/or follow me user.

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Let's see.
Snorlax
Nick:Snor
Item:I use an Earth Plate,but you can use something like an Air Balloon
EVs:252 HP/252 Atk./4 Def.(just chose randomly :P )
Moves:
Earthquake(must I explain why?)
Self-Desturct(for desperation)/Rollout/Body Slam
Psychic/Flamethrower
Toxic/Outrage(then be sure to use a Lum Berry!)
I'm trying this out.Any opinions?

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Snorlax @ Snorlium Z
Ability: Thick Fat
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 Hp
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Crunch
  • Stockpile
  • Earthquake
  • Giga Impact
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Here's an interesting one to think about.
Snorlax(M) @ leftovers
Trait: immunity
EVs: HP 252/ DEF 126/ SDef 126
Adamant nature
- Belly Drum
- Heavy Slam
- Rest
- Sleep talk

Just being different here but it's definitely effective. Lead with belly drum take the first hit, follow with rest. Sleep talk is hit or miss but getting heavy slam off is a OHKO to mostly everything 700lbs and under. Then just rest and slam your way out. It'll definitely upset some people.

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Snorlax(F/M)
ability: Thick fat (its ability really doesn't matter)
EVs: 252Hp / 252SDef / Atk6
Nature Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)
-Belly Drum
-Earthquake
-Zen headbutt
-Body Slam
well, any moves should be fine as long as you have belly drum. Especially in sun and moon, when z power with belly drum restores user's hp with the additional effect. My snorlax is more of a tank than a combat

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Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Recycle
- Earthquake
- Body slam

Belly drum to max attack figy berry will kick in because of gluttony restoring health and won't cause confusion because of nature. Recycle to get another berry. Earthquake and body slam to do big damage

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Snorlax @ Chesto Berry
Trait: Immunity
EVs: 252 Attack / 252 SDef
Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk) , Brave (+Atk, -Spd) , Careful (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Curse/Belly Drum
  • Rest
  • Return/Double Edge
  • Heavy Slam

Immunity: Prevents toxic users
Curse: For high def and attack or belly drum to instantly max attack
Rest: Heal up and chesto berry for waking up
Return: With high friendship +STAB = insane power along with snorlax's insane attack
Heavy Slam: Gotta do somethin' with that 400 kg

OR

Munchlax @ Eviolite
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 Attack
Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk) , Brave (+Atk, -Spd) , Careful (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Stockpile
  • Swallow
  • Belly Drum
  • Return

Stockpile: +SDef and supports Swallow
Swallow: Works well to heal with Stockpile
Belly Drum: Maxes out Attack
Return: High Damage with high friendship, STAB, physical attack effected by belly drum

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Gen VII Curselax

Careful Nature
Ability: Gluttony
252 HP, 6 Def, 252 Sp. Def
Item: Aquav/Ipapa/Mago/Figy Berry

  • Recycle
  • Curse
  • Return
  • Earthquake/Fire Punch/Crunch

The main thing you need to know: The four berries above heal a Pokemon for half their health as of gen 7, provided it's at 25% HP or less (Wiki Berry does this too, but it confuses Snorlax). With the ability Gluttony, this changes so that the berries are consumed at 50% HP instead of 25% HP. The move Recycle allows Snorlax to retrieve the berry once it has been consumed, allowing it to heal itself continuously; It gets on-demand recovery when it's at 50% HP or less, and when it's above 50% HP, it can prepare for when it reaches a low amount of health. Otherwise, Curse is what Snorlax is famous for.

Curse up using your massive Sp. Defense to take any (Non-fighting) hit your opponent throws at you, but even if you're setting up against a physical attacker, chances are you're still going to be able to set up. Even if your opponent is using a powerful physical attacker, your berry's healing will give you plenty of room to build up your defense stat and reduce the damage to manageable levels. Use Recycle as you would a move like Roost or Recover. Return is your best STAB option, and Earthquake is your most straightforward coverage option.

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Royal TS (Snorlax) (M) @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Immunity
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Earthquake
- Rest
- Return
- Belly Drum

Hope this helps.

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So, this is a different set, but will work

Snorlax
Abbility: Gluttony
Item: Aguav berry
Docile nature
252 hp, 124 attack, 50 Sp.def 74 def
Moves:

High Horsepower
Facade
Recycle
Curse

So now let me explain the set:
Since snorlax has no recovery and its very bulky, Recycle will be a good choice with aguav berry. also, its ability is gluttony, that means aguav berry will be used after snorlax has half hp. Curse cause snorlax has bad defense, its very good. Facade cause we cant really deal with status, so its a good option to surprise toxic/burn users. High horsepower has a very "High" base power so it will hit very hard with a curse up. And also, in doubles trick room will be perfect for this guy.

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isn't it obvious on how to run this thing

Snorlax @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Rest
- Yawn
- Curse/Sleep Talk
- Crunch

or chesto resto instead of leftovers :>
don't worry about toxic. You can rest to get rid of it
crunch is there to be able to hit every Pokemon, even fighting and fairy types. curse powers it up

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Snorlax
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Careful (+SDf, -SAtk)
Item: Chesto Berry
EV Points: 252 HP, 128 SDf, 128 Df
Moveset:
Belly Drum (Deal maximum damage 4x)
Rest (Heal, use after belly drum, chesto berry will wake you up)
Double Edge (Egg Move) (Does a lot of damage, recoil damage doesn’t matter because you will have a lot of HP)
Earthquake (TM move) or Horsepower (Coverage)

If you don’t like using Double Edge, then you can replace it with Crunch or Body Slam. Crunch is to deal with ghost type Pokémon’s and Body Slam is to deal damage and maybe paralyze opponent).

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Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Nature: Impish (+Def /-SPAtk)
Ability: Gluttony
EV Spread: 252 Def / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Moveset:
1. Belly Drum: Because Belly Drum.
2. Return: STAB. 100+ base power.
3. Earthquake: Because 95 accuracy on HHP is no longer trust worthy.
4. Heavy Slam: Make good use of your big belly.
or
4. Recycle: Healing.

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Snorlax @ Wiki Berry
Ability- Gluttony

-Belly Drum
-High Horsepower
-Heavy Slam
-Rest/Earthquake/Curse

For this set you need a Pokémon like Gengar for trick room set up. I like Gengar because he can set up the trick room and then a Destiny bond to take down the Pokémon with him so you have a clean switch in to snorlax. The wiki berry is so he regains health after the belly drum so he can sweep with high horsepower or heavy slam based on your opponents Pokémon weight. Gluttony makes it so he consumes the berry after he cuts his HP in half.

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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)

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